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Securities: US Supreme Court affirms insider-trading conviction for tipping family relatives

USA - December 27 2016 This month, the US Supreme Court affirmed the conviction for insider trading of Bassam Salman, who had argued that his insider trading conviction…

Colleen S. Lima, David J. Weiner, John D. Lombardo, Kenneth L. Chernof, Michael E. Kientzle, Paul Beavers.

California Anti-SLAPP Statute: attorney's communicative acts in representing a client can constitute protected activity

USA - December 27 2016 The California Court of Appeal confirmed in October 2016 (as amended last month) that an attorney's acts in connection with representing a client may…

Colleen S. Lima, David J. Weiner, John D. Lombardo, Kenneth L. Chernof, Michael E. Kientzle, Paul Beavers.

Class actions: Seventh Circuit orders dismissal of putative class action under facta for lack of standing

USA - December 27 2016 The Seventh Circuit ordered a district court to dismiss a putative class action this month under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act…

Colleen S. Lima, David J. Weiner, John D. Lombardo, Kenneth L. Chernof, Michael E. Kientzle, Paul Beavers.

FTC Releases Guidebook on Data Breach Response for Businesses

USA - December 14 2016 In late October, the Federal Trade Commission published a 16-page guidebook called Data Breach Response: A Guide for Business. The guidebook provides…

Allyson Himelfarb, Angel Tang Nakamura, Julie A. Kent, Kenneth L. Chernof, Marcus A. Asner, Nancy L. Perkins, Ron Ghatan, Ronald D. Lee, Sharon D. Mayo, Tom McSorley.

California Amends Data Breach Notification Laws

USA - December 14 2016 Once again, California has amended its data breach notification laws, this time to remove a safe harbor pertaining to encrypted data. Under the…

Allyson Himelfarb, Angel Tang Nakamura, Julie A. Kent, Kenneth L. Chernof, Marcus A. Asner, Nancy L. Perkins, Ron Ghatan, Ronald D. Lee, Sharon D. Mayo, Tom McSorley.