Greenberg Traurig Alert-Second Circuit Invites Petition for In Banc Review in Reverse Payment Case

In a per curiam decision issued on April 29, 2010, a Second Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled in Arkansas Carpenters Health & Welfare Fund v. Bayer AG ("Cipro") ,1 that Bayer AG, the manufacturer of the branded antibiotic Cipro, and four drug manufacturers seeking regulatory approval...

McCrea Named Chair Of Florida Bar Board Of Legal Specialization, Education

TAMPA, Fla. - Richard C. McCrea Jr., a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig's Tampa office, has been appointed chair of The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education (BLSE). McCrea served as vice chair of the board since 2009. He is the past chair of The Florida Bar's Labor and Employment...

Robert M. Goldich Co-Chairs ABA Labor & Employment Law Committee

PHILADELPHIA - Robert M. Goldich, a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig's Philadelphia office, has been appointed to a two-year term as employer co-chair of the Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee (ERR) of the American Bar Association's Section of Labor & Employment Law. The...

Lori A. Sochin Named Co-Chair Of ADR Committee Of ABA Section Of Litigation

MIAMI - The international law firm Greenberg Traurig P.A. has announced that shareholder Lori A. Sochin has been reappointed co-chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Committee of the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association (ABA) for 2010-2011. As a longstanding member of...

Greenberg Traurig European VAT, Customs and Trade Alert

This edition of GT's European VAT, Customs and Trade Alert will consider: WTO Panel issues reports on the tariff treatment of certain information technology products by the EU and its Member States. On August 16, 2010, the WTO issued the reports of the panel on the tariff treatment of certain...

Greenberg Traurig Expands Los Angeles Office With IP Attorney Joseph Geisman

SANTA MONICA, Calif. - The international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP has announced that Joseph Geisman has joined its Intellectual Property and Technology Practice as of counsel in the firm's Los Angeles office. Before joining Greenberg Traurig, Geisman served as intellectual property counsel...

Greenberg Traurig Expands Bay Area Corporate & Securities, Litigation Practices

EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. - The Silicon Valley office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP continues to grow its Corporate & Securities and Litigation Practices. Corporate attorney Craig Lilly joined the firm from Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP. Litigator Jeff Lokey comes from Manatt,...

Greenberg Traurig European VAT, Customs and Trade Alert - January 2011

This issue features the following articles: Successive supplies of goods - which transaction is VAT exempted? European Court of Justice rules on case involving TIR carnets European Court clarifies restrictions on sale of medical devices with respect to e-commerce and specialty shops...

Free Download: GreenbergTraurig Alert: ZIPing Towards Litigation — Has The California Supreme Court’s Newest Decision Opened The Floodgates?

The California Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion on February 10 holding that ZIP codes are "personal identification information" for purposes of the state's Song-Beverly Credit Card Act of 1971, and therefore may not be recorded by a business as part of a credit card transaction...

Former Counsel To New York AG, Henry M. Greenberg, Joins Greenberg Traurig

NEW YORK - Greenberg Traurig LLP has announced that Henry M. "Hank" Greenberg , who served for four years as counsel to New York State Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo, has joined the firm as a shareholder in the Albany office. Greenberg will work with the firm's government and health...

Former U.S. Rep. John H. Adler Joins Greenberg Traurig's New Jersey Office

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - The international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP has announced that John H. Adler , former member of the U.S. House of Representatives for the past two years, has joined its New Jersey office as a shareholder in the Litigation Practice . His practice at Greenberg Traurig will focus...

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act - Expanded Privacy and Security Enforcement Authority, Increased Potential for Significant Financial Penalties

The 2009 Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) significantly expanded the privacy and security obligations associated with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The HIPAA privacy regulations (collectively, HIPAA Privacy Rule) restrict...

Class Of 2011 Reflects Greenberg Traurig's Diversified Platform

NEW YORK - The international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP has elevated 51 attorneys to shareholder or of counsel positions. Reflecting the firm's diversified platform and wide-ranging legal experience, the new 2011 class represents 19 different locations and 14 areas of practice. In 2010, the...

Greenberg Traurig Expands IP Practice With Addition Of Charan Brahma, Heidi Salow

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP has announced that Charanjit "Charan" Brahma and Heidi Salow have joined the Intellectual Property Practice as shareholders in its Washington, D.C., area offices. Brahma, an intellectual property litigator with significant...

Trial Lawyers Scott Mendeloff, Gabriel Aizenberg Join Greenberg Traurig Chicago Office

CHICAGO - The international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP has announced that Scott Mendeloff and Gabriel Aizenberg have joined its Chicago office as shareholders in the Litigation Practice. Both join the firm from Howrey LLP, where Mendeloff was the managing partner of the Chicago office and Aizenberg...

Greenberg Traurig's Barbara T. Kaplan Admitted To American College Of Tax Counsel

NEW YORK - Barbara T. Kaplan, shareholder at international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP and chair of their New York Tax and National Tax Audits & Litigation Practices, has been inducted as a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. The college is one of the premier legal associations in America...

Greenberg Traurig Expands Palm Beach County Litigation Practice; Board Certified Wade Bowden Joins

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The international law firm of Greenberg Traurig P.A. has announced that Wade Bowden has joined as a shareholder in the firm's West Palm Beach office. He joins the more than 500-member global Litigation Practice Group. Before joining Greenberg Traurig, Bowden was a shareholder...

LexisNexis® Legal Business Community Podcast: Paul McGrady on Starting an Online Business

On this edition, Paul McGrady of Greenberg Traurig in Chicago discusses the regulations and risks involved in starting an online business. He talks about copyright challenges facing online business owners under the DMCA, e-mail marketing and social media. Mr. McGrady recently published the treatise...

Greenberg Traurig's Expansion Continues In California; Adds Former Federal Prosecutor Mathew Rosengart

LOS ANGELES - Former federal prosecutor Mathew S. Rosengart has joined the Los Angeles office of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP. He joins as a shareholder in the Litigation Practice and will focus on commercial, media and entertainment, and white collar defense litigation. Rosengart...

The Government Gets Back in the Ring…Employers around the Country Report a New Round of ICE Audits

The calls from clients who received visits from Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents started to trickle in last Thursday afternoon. Although nothing has been announced, we have reason to believe that ICE is conducting a new round of audits. While numbers...

Greenberg Traurig Grows National Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice Led By Atlanta Shareholder Lori G. Cohen

ATLANTA - Greenberg Traurig's Atlanta-based national Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice Group continues to grow with the addition of Ginger Heyman Pigott . Pigott, who joins as a shareholder, will work closely with Lori G. Cohen , chair of national group and co...

GreenbergTraurig: How to Complete the Form I-9 for Employees That Benefit From the Auto-Extension of Temporary Protected Status

In another welcomed measure that clarifies the work eligibility of a class of valued employees, the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) announced the launch of an educational video reminding employers that nationals of El Salvador with Temporary Protected...

Greenberg Traurig Agrees To Pay $61 Million To Settle Ponzi Claims

By Michael J. Lello HOENIX - (Mealey's) The law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP on June 20 agreed to pay $61 million to settle a suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona alleging that it aided an alleged Ponzi scheme that bankrupted two companies and led to $900 million in losses...

Federal Judge Sanctions TD Bank, Greenberg Traurig for 'Simply Incredible' Discovery Errors

A Florida federal court judge imposed sanctions against TD Bank and its law firm, Greenberg Traurig, for "willfully" hindering and obfuscating the production of evidence that painted a much more culpable role of TD Bank in Scott Rothstein's $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme. The order by United...