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General counsel update
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Mongolia, Singapore, United Kingdom, USA, China, European Union, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia
  • July 11 2012

This is the thirtieth in our series of general counsel updates which aim to summarise major developments in key areas


Unearthing competitive intelligence through Freedom of Information Act requests
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • January 18 2011

Competitors can learn of your trade secrets in any one of a number of ways, perhaps the most common of which is the sticky fingers of departing and disloyal employees


Metadata associated with email and documents on employee’s personal computer are deemed records to be retained and produced
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • November 11 2010

The Supreme Court of the State of Washington recently found that the metadata embedded in a document maintained by a public office is, itself, a public record required to be disclosed under the Washington State Public Records Act (PRA


Upcoming cases in the United States Supreme Court’s 2010 term: Volume II
  • Larkin Hoffman
  • USA
  • February 15 2011

The Supreme Court's 2010-2011 term began in October, and it is expected to conclude by the end of April


Congressional Update: Healthcare immigration Citizens United transportation cybersecurity "future of video"
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 29 2012

In the most widely anticipated Supreme Court Decision since Bush v. Gore in 2000, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, President Obama's signature legislative achievement, was upheld in a narrow 5 to 4 decision


Noteworthy cases in the United States Supreme Court’s 2011 term
  • Larkin Hoffman
  • USA
  • September 21 2011

The first Monday in October represents the start of a new term for the United States Supreme Court


U.S. Supreme Court grants petition for certiorari in Quon v. Arch Wireless case involving employee communications claim under Stored Communications Act
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

The U.S. Supreme Court granted the petition for certiorari filed by the employer in a case involving the privacy of employee communications under the Stored Communications Act provisions of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act


Supreme Court to address employee privacy
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2009

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it will review the Ninth Circuit’s 2008 decision on employee privacy in Quon v. Arch Wireless Operating Co


What is invasion of privacy?
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • March 6 2012

“Invasion of privacy” is an umbrella term for tort claims based on violations of an individual’s privacy rights


Second Circuit reverses convictions in data-theft prosecution and narrowly interprets federal criminal statutes with important intellectual property implications
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • April 21 2012

In February 2012, following oral argument, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a brief order reversing Sergey Aleynikov’s convictions for violating the National Stolen Property Act, 18 U.S.C. 2314 (“NSPA”), and the Economic Espionage Act, 18 U.S.C. 1832(b) (“EEA”), and stating a longer opinion would follow