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Intellectual Property Need for Social Media Music License

It’s fairly well-known that if you want to feature a song in a video posted on social media, you should first obtain a license for the synchronization rights. But what about a song that isn’t featured in a video but just happens to be playing in the background when a video is created? Even if […]

White Collar Defense & Investigations Supreme Court Opens Door to SEC and FTC Challenges

The U.S. Supreme Court just made it easier to raise constitutional challenges to the use of special administrative courts by federal agencies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Companies pulled into time-consuming and expensive FTC and SEC administrative proceedings now have the option of going straight to […]

Trusts & Estates AB 2245: California’s New Law and Its Impact on Estate Planning

“Whether you are the planner or the valuation expert, it is prudent to have a firm understanding of this new law, the protections it affords to your clients and the potential impact on value, and therefore planning opportunities,” according to Eric Bardwell of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell and Carsten Hoffmann of Stout. By Eric […]

White Collar Defense & Investigations Justice Department Announces New National Policy for Companies to Self-Disclose Criminal Conduct

On February 22, 2023, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a new policy for corporate criminal enforcement, governing how all U.S. Attorney’s Offices (USAOs) across the country determine whether a company has made a voluntary self-disclosure of criminal wrongdoing, and how USAOs will credit companies for making such disclosures. This new policy sets a […]