Preventing ransomware attacks, discovery in employment discrimination, bank secrecy act and more in the Fall 2019 edition of the Lexis Practice Advisor Journal

Preventing ransomware attacks, discovery in employment discrimination, bank secrecy act and more in the Fall 2019 edition of the Lexis Practice Advisor Journal

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Minimizing Your Company’s Exposure to a Ransomware Attack
From boardrooms to living rooms, it seems these days no one is immune from cyberattacks. Ransomware is a particularly nasty and widespread weapon of choice: software or “malware” is deployed, which renders an IT system inoperable. The offender then holds the system hostage until the user pays a ransom, and in the meantime your clients’ business operations are stopped. Help protect your clients’ interests with tips on key issues to consider before, during and after a ransomware attack. Page 11

Try This: Ransomware Planning and Response Best Practices: Data Security & Privacy > Data Breaches > Planning > Practice Notes

Proving Fame for Trademark Dilution Claims
To assert a dilution claim under the Trademark Dilution Revision Act of 2006, a trademark must be “famous,” that is, the general public typically associates the trademark with its owner. Despite the fact that the TDRA defines “famous” and provides non-exclusive factors that courts consider when assessing fame, it is often difficult to establish. Get advice and strategies on how to prove a trademark is famous when asserting a dilution claim. Page 26


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Discovery in Employment Discrimination Litigation
While there are very few certainties in life, you can rest assured that so long as people are hired and paid to perform work for another person or entity, there will be legal disputes between employees and employers. Get practical guidance on the scope of permissible discovery that employees and employers may obtain from each other in employment discrimination lawsuits under various federal statutes, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Pages 35 and 43

Representing Foreign Buyers and Sellers in United States Real Estate Transactions
Historically, foreign investors have viewed U.S. real estate as an attractive and stable investment. As a result, U.S.-based attorneys are often called upon to represent foreign purchasers or sellers of U.S. real estate or domestic clients buying U.S. real estate from foreign sellers. From immigration and citizenship issues, to state and local real estate taxes, to financing hurdles, get guidance on some of the many issues attorneys may confront in transactions involving foreign buyers and sellers of U.S. real estate. Page 21

Try This: Know Your Customer: Customer Identification Requirements Pursuant to the Bank Secrecy Act: Real Estate > Acquisition Financing > Due Diligence > Practice Notes


 

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