Adriana Gardella

Adriana Gardella

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What Employers Must Know About Wage and Hour Law

This year, according to a recent Syracuse University study, federal courts are on track to handle a record number of wage-and-hour lawsuits stemming from violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which establishes...more

10/6/2015 - DOL FICA Taxes FLSA Independent Contractors Minimum Wage Misclassification Non-Exempt Employees Recordkeeping Requirements Small Business Startups Unfair Labor Practices Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions

Cornerstone Report Describes Securities Class Action Litigation Shift Toward West Coast and Smaller Public Companies

Recently, Cornerstone Research, an economic and financial consultancy, released its mid-year report on federal securities class action filings. Cornerstone reported that 85 of these lawsuits were filed in the first half of...more

9/9/2015 - Capital Markets Class Action Corporate Counsel Financial Markets Financial Sector Foreign Corporations Fortune 500 Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 PSLRA Publicly-Traded Companies S&P Securities Fraud Securities Litigation Stock Prices Stocks Young Lawyers

The Case Against Removing to Federal Court

Defense attorneys are typically well aware of the benefits of removing a case to federal court. They include the greater potential for well-reasoned and researched decisions—leading to more predictable outcomes—and tougher...more

9/8/2015 - Client Services Defense Strategies Foreign Defendants Litigation Strategies

What Every Company’s Board Must Know About Cybersecurity

In recent years, data breaches at some of the world’s largest corporations have made news. But smaller companies are just as vulnerable, and must take steps to protect their data. In addition, businesses that serve as vendors...more

8/7/2015 - Class Action Cyber Attacks Cyber Crimes Cyber Insurance Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Data Security Human Resources Professionals Information Security Information Technology NSA Popular Risk Management

A Colorful Supreme Court Case Revives the Rule of Lenity

Last month, the Supreme Court’s decision in Yates v. United States provided much fodder for pun-filled headlines about fishing. The case involved the government’s attempt to stretch the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which originally...more

3/27/2015 - Destruction of Evidence Evidence Fishing Industry Rule of Lenity SCOTUS US v Yates

A Pilot’s Guide to FAA Enforcement Actions

A Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) enforcement action, which might be compared to a traffic ticket on the ground, can have grave consequences for a pilot. These include fines and suspension or revocation of the pilot’s...more

11/21/2014 - Aircraft Sales Enforcement Actions FAA NASA Pilots Reporting Requirements

Talking to the Feds: Do's and Don'ts

When the FBI—or any other law enforcement agency—wants to question you, it won’t make an appointment. Instead, agents arrive unannounced, knowing that the element of surprise works in their favor. People who are unprepared...more

11/6/2014 - Investigations Law Enforcement

Rating the Performance of Diverse Juries: A Scientific Perspective

The subject of diversity often elicits strong, entrenched ideological opinions. But Sam Sommers, an associate professor of psychology at Tufts University, is more intrigued by the facts—what can be noted, objectively, about...more

12/5/2012 - Diversity Jury Duty

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