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Corporate Time to Appoint an Authorized User

In April 2022, the California Secretary of State launched its new online filing system, “bizfile.” While many of its features are convenient, existing entities are required to designate an “Authorized User” in order to file documents online. It’s particularly important to consider this, since expedited filing options are only available online, and not over the counter. Many […]

Intellectual Property Experiencing The Metaverse Through IP Goggles

You are likely familiar with a relatively recent buzzword that has been making the rounds, “the metaverse.” The metaverse generally refers to an immersive collection of digital platforms where users can interact with different spaces, users, and things through digital avatars. While there is debate and skepticism surrounding the metaverse, one thing is certain: the […]

Labor & Employment Employer Alert: California Adopts New Pay Transparency Law

How will this change your hiring and reporting practices?   California has joined Colorado, Washington, and New York with the adoption of its own, unique take on pay transparency legislation. California Senate Bill 1162, which goes into effect on January 1, 2023, imposes significant disclosure and reporting requirements for employee pay data. The new law […]

White Collar Defense & Investigations OIG Issues Special Telehealth Fraud Alert

During the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare providers greatly expanded their use of telehealth services to provide medically necessary care to their patients. Practitioners’ increased use of telehealth services also led to greater law enforcement scrutiny by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). […]

Daily Journal: The Supply Chain Risk Conundrum

An article by Michael Gold titled “The Supply Chain Risk Conundrum: Rethinking the Network and Its Risks” was published by the Daily Journal in their Los Angeles and San Francisco supplement on January 19, 2022.