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White Collar Defense & Investigations Federal Sentencing Update: New Guidelines May Offer Post-Conviction Relief for White Collar Offenders with No Criminal History

In August 2023, the U.S. Sentencing Commission announced that it would allow for the retroactive application of Amendment 821, which provides (in Part B) a decrease of two offense levels for “Zero-Point Offenders” whose crime did not involve aggravating factors. As a result, certain currently incarcerated individuals may be eligible for reduced sentences, effective February […]

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 […]