FisherBroyles, LLP (“FisherBroyles”) is pleased to announce that Thomas Daniel McCloskey has joined the firm’s Princeton, New Jersey office. Tom brings 32 years of experience as one of the top commercial litigation, land-use and real […]
After years of litigation between Visa®/MasterCard® and U.S. merchants over allegations that credit-card swipe fees were improperly fixed by the credit card companies, the final approval of the Class Action Settlement* was issued by the […]
Court Ruling on Individual Dodd-Frank Liability Underscores Need for Top Level Oversight and D&O Coverage
Interpretation of Dodd-Frank and SOX highlights corporate executive risk
Increasing the already substantial exposure of directors and officers discussed in our September 2015 Corporate Newsletter, a very recent decision by a federal judge in the Northern […]
This week the Wall Street Journal reported that federal prosecutors are actively pursuing criminal cases against bank executives for their roles in allegedly bundling and selling flawed mortgage securities. The probes of the Royal Bank […]
Last week the Department of Justice and HHS-OIG announced sentencing in two unrelated health care fraud cases. On Friday, a Miami pharmacy owner was sentenced to 42 months in prison for her role in the […]
In a speech at the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Fall Forum on November 12, Assistant U.S. Attorney General Bill Baer warned corporate executives not to ignore the civil consequences outlined in the September memorandum issued […]
On November 4, 2015, the president and pharmacist-in-charge of Prescriptions R Us, Vladimir Kleyman was sentenced to 20 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Joseph H. Rodriquez in Camden, N.J., for paying over […]
Michael Cone selected by Financier Worldwide magazine to discuss U.S. customs law for the second year
Michael Cone, FisherBroyles’ New York and Washington, D.C. Office Managing Partner, was selected by Financier Worldwide magazine to discuss recent developments in U.S. trade and customs law for the second year in a row.
Leading practitioners […]
Hui Chen will advise on corporate criminal prosecutions
Yesterday the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) named formal federal prosecutor and private sector corporate compliance executive Hui Chen to the newly created position of compliance counsel within […]
Couples getting married often enter into prenuptial agreements governing financial arrangements in the event of divorce. Sometimes, in an effort to reduce the likelihood of such development, these agreements will address day-to-day issues that often […]
Former vice president says that company withheld hundreds of millions in manufacturer discounts
In a suit filed in Delaware federal court, the former vice president of pharmaceutical contracting for Medco Health Solutions (Medco) has alleged that […]
Warner Chilcott Agrees to Plead Guilty to Felony Health Care Fraud Scheme and Pay $125 Million to Resolve Criminal Liability and False Claims Act Allegations
Former Big Pharma President Indicted For Nationwide Kickback Scheme
On October 29, 2015, the Department of Justice announced that New Jersey-based Warner Chilcott U.S. Sales LLC, a subsidiary of pharmaceutical manufacturer Warner Chilcott PLC, agreed to […]
(October 28, 2015) FisherBroyles Partner, Nicole Hughes Waid will speak at the DRI Data Breach and Privacy Law Seminar in Chicago, Illinois. On November 5, Ms. Waid and other panelists will lead the breakout […]
(Naples, FL – October 27, 2015) – FisherBroyles LLP is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel K. Weidenbruch as Florida Managing Partner.
“FisherBroyles is continuing our growth momentum in Florida,” said co-founder and Managing […]
On October 19, 2015, Millennium Health (Millennium) signed off on two separate settlements with the Department of Justice (DOJ) in order to bring to a close eight underlying whistleblower suits – brought by individuals, health […]
FisherBroyles LLP announced today that five attorneys have joined the nation’s first and largest cloud-based law firm in a major expansion of the firm’s legal talent in Houston, Texas. In addition to a top-tier oil […]
Supreme Court Declines to Hear Insider Trading Case and Leaves Prosecutors with Tougher Road to Convictions
In its first Order of the new term, the Supreme Court declined to review a 2014 opinion issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that makes it more difficult for federal […]
As predicted at the Commercial Finance Association’s Fourth Annual Energy Summit on September 16th, we should start seeing more and more oil & gas companies struggle to survive in the wake of continued low commodity […]
Earlier this week the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged Tokyo-based multinational conglomerate Hitachi, Ltd., (Hitachi) with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The SEC investigation found that Hitachi’s South African subsidiary, Hitachi Power […]
Recent FisherBroyles client alerts have focused on many of the threats facing U.S. companies, their officers and executives. We’ve discussed cyberattacks and data security breaches, the heavy monetary penalties that can ensue from violations of […]
A federal judge in Georgia has handed the former CEO of Peanut Corp. of America (PCA) the stiffest penalty on record for a company executive in a food-poisoning outbreak. The sentence came down nearly a […]
European Court of Justice may declare agreement invalid
A high-level advisor to the European Court of Justice, Advocate General Yves Bot, yesterday recommended that Europe’s highest court invalidate the 15-year-old “Safe Harbor” agreement (the “Agreement”) between […]
Records are Made to be Broken: Adventist Health System’s $118.7 Million FCA Settlement Breaks Record Made Just One Week Ago
One week ago the North Broward Hospital District (Broward Health) agreed to pay a record $69.5 million to the State of Florida to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act, the federal Anti-Kickback […]
Broward County physician collects $12 million for blowing the whistle on payment of illegal referral fees
The North Broward Hospital District (Broward Health) will pay $69.5 million to the State of Florida to settle allegations that […]
In the third major healthcare data breach of 2015, Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), an upstate New York health care company, reported that the records of nearly 10.5 million of its customers had been […]
New policy focuses on individual accountability for corporate wrongdoing
In a memo issued to federal attorneys nationwide, Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates recently announced a new policy of aggressively pursuing individual corporate wrongdoers, and not […]
FisherBroyles Announces Alan S. Wernick, Partner Speaker on Privacy & Cybersecurity At Columbus Bar Association CLE
Chicago, August 21, 2015 – FisherBroyles, LLP, is pleased to announce that our partner, Alan S. Wernick, will be speaking on Privacy & Cybersecurity at the October 15, 2015, Columbus Bar Association sponsored Continuing Legal […]
Being a corporate director can be a rewarding experience. Directors can use their business expertise to grow or improve a business. Corporate directors hire senior officers, oversee overall strategy and assess the potential need for […]
FisherBroyles is proud to announce that eight partners were recognized in the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America®.
Congratulations to Fordham E. Huffman, Harvey A. Kurtz, Michael P. Maslanka, R. Bates Lovett, R. Mark Halligan, Robert B. […]
Michael Cone selected as a contributing thought leader by two diverse international trade publications
FisherBroyles congratulates Michael Cone, the firm’s New York and Washington, DC Office Managing Partner, for being selected as a contributing thought leader by two diverse international trade publications.
His reflections on managing OFAC sanctions compliance appeared […]
FisherBroyles partner Michael Cone was featured as part of an expert panel on Managing Sanctions Compliance Challenges for Risk and Compliance Magazine.
When asked to what are some of the key challenges facing businesses in terms of […]
(Cleveland, Ohio – August 10, 2015) – FisherBroyles LLP has bolstered its Health and Pharmacy Law practice with the addition of a highly experienced physician and attorney.
Donato J. Borrillo, M.D., J.D. joins FisherBroyles as a […]
FisherBroyles, LLP (“FisherBroyles”) is pleased to announce that partner Chris Pey has joined our rapidly growing New York City office. Chris is a veteran import/export lawyer specializing in federal regulation of products and materials, with […]
Recent activity in the Massachusetts Legislature serves as a reminder that the enforceability of noncompetition agreements nationwide remains fluid and that companies should periodically assess their business protection strategies.
In Massachusetts, hearings were conducted recently on […]
FisherBroyles Announces Another Industry First with the Largest Lateral Group Move Ever from a Traditional Law Firm to a Cloud-Based Law Firm
Move Means Significant Growth in Florida and Ohio
(Atlanta, GA — July 20, 2015) — FisherBroyles LLP announced today that eight attorneys from Roetzel & Andress LPA have joined the nation’s first and largest cloud-based law […]
Even early stage companies need to be sure that they have adequate insurance coverage. This is true both for the protection that the insurance provides, but also because having adequate insurance coverage is often a […]
U.S. Department of Labor has announced a proposed rule that would extend overtime protections to nearly 5 million white collar workers
by Lisa Brauner
Important News: The US Department of Labor has announced a proposed rule that would raise the automatic overtime eligible salary threshold. As proposed, this would raise the salary threshold for automatically non-exempt workers […]
A recurring challenge in start-up financing is how to value the venture. Sometimes, the solution is a convertible note that will convert to equity upon the closing of a future equity investment. However, structuring the […]
In the last year or so, you have likely heard from us and in the media about crowdfunding and other changes in the capital raising process that are intended to assist start-up, small and mid-sized […]
FisherBroyles Atlanta Office Adds Nationally Recognized Intellectual Property and Promotions Attorney
FisherBroyles, LLP (“FisherBroyles”) grows its Atlanta office with the addition of Anne E. Yates to its Intellectual Property and Contests & Sweepstakes practices.
“We are pleased to welcome Anne Yates to the FisherBroyles team,” said T.J. […]
FisherBroyles, LLP (“FisherBroyles”) is pleased to announce that partner Richard B. Cohen has joined our rapidly growing New York City office. Richard is a veteran litigator and trial lawyer specializing in the areas of corporate, […]
Customs and International Trade partner Michael Cone selected as the U.S. contributor for Financier Worldwide’s Trade and Customs 2014 Annual Review. Download Michael’s article here .
Q. I own a mid-sized company and we are interviewing a Sales VP from a competitor. This guy knows everyone in our field and the particular needs and pricing for all of our major customers. […]
National, January 26, 2015 – The explosive growth of FisherBroyles, LLP, the nation’s first full service, cloud-based law firm, continues into 2015. In January FisherBroyles announced the opening of three new offices in Cleveland, Columbus, […]
National, January 26, 2015 – The nation’s first national full service cloud-based law firm, FisherBroyles, LLP, (FisherBroyles) experienced explosive growth in 2014. And 2015 looks to be more of the same with its expansion into […]
Washington, DC, January 21, 2015, – FisherBroyles LLP (FisherBroyles) grows its Washington, DC office with the addition of Susan M. Freedman to its Intellectual Property practice.
“We are pleased to welcome Susan M. Freedman to the […]
FisherBroyles, LLP (“FisherBroyles”) is pleased to announce the addition of Richard Bennett to its Atlanta office. Richard is a business attorney with an MBA who began his career in Bermuda, including offshore corporate work at […]
New York, NY, December 1, 2014—FisherBroyles LLP, the nation’s first and only national full-service, cloud-based law firm is pleased to announce the addition of its newest partner, Tony Onorato. Tony joins from Steptoe & Johnson […]
Palo Alto, CA, November 6, 2014—FisherBroyles, LLP, the nation’s first and only national full service cloud-based law firm, (FisherBroyles), is continuing its rapid growth in California with the addition of its newest partner, Adam Whiting.
New York, NY, October 30, 2014—FisherBroyles, LLP, the nation’s first and only national full service cloud-based law firm, (FisherBroyles), is continuing its rapid growth in New York with the addition of its newest partner, John […]
Employment, Benefits, Executive Compensation, and Immigration Law is a constantly changing landscape affected by, not only case law and statutes, but also administrative regulations, agency interpretations and decisions, and public policy. This Law Update is […]