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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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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