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Cozen O'Connor

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Investigating Employee Wrongdoing

Companies in every industry—private and public—struggle with the difficult task of promptly identifying employee wrongdoing and responding appropriately. The National Football League continues to be embroiled in a controversy...more

10/28/2014 - Chief Compliance Officers Discipline Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies Ethics Football Internal Investigations Jerry Sandusky Lloyds Banking Group NFL Penn State Policies and Procedures

Your Client is Hacked and Personal Information is Leaked Online – Now What?

You are general counsel to a company, and your CEO steps into your office, clutching his iPhone in one hand and wiping sweat from his brow with the other, and tells you that a compromising photograph of him was stolen from...more

9/25/2014 - Celebrities CEOs Copyright Copyright Infringement Corporate Counsel Cybersecurity Data Breach FBI Hackers iPhone Law Enforcement Photographs Popular Privacy Laws Takedown Notices

Lawyer's Duty to Preserve Social Media Evidence

Lawyers must take “appropriate” steps to preserve their clients’ potentially relevant and discoverable social media evidence. That is the key take-away from an ethics opinion recently issued by the Philadelphia Bar...more

9/10/2014 - Data Retention Discovery Duty to Preserve Ethics Metadata Social Media

Deposition Tactics - Obstructionist Litigation

With fewer trials and an increasing focus on using the discovery process to leverage a favorable settlement or resolution, it is common for litigation counsel to be obstructionist during discovery. For example, counsel may...more

8/29/2014 - Corporate Counsel Depositions Discovery Litigation Strategies

30 (b)(6) Corporate Designee Depositions - What You Need to Know

In a world where the overwhelming majority of cases never make it to trial, depositions take on outsized importance. They will almost certainly be the only in-person testimony either party has the opportunity to elicit and...more

7/23/2014 - Corporate Designee Depositions Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Litigation Strategies

Psychology In the Courtroom - Is Social Science "Common Sense" or a Tool to Correct Juror Misconceptions?

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently issued two decisions regarding the use of social science experts in criminal cases. As noted by University of Pittsburgh law professor David Harris, however, the opinions appear to...more

7/10/2014 - Juror Testimony Trials

Criminal Conduct & Sports: Luis Suarez - World Class Biter

Last year, Suarez, while playing for Liverpool, was suspended for 10 games for biting a Chelsea player. Suarez issued a public apology and paid a fine. British Prime Minister, David Cameron, stated that Suarez’s conduct set...more

6/26/2014 - Assault Athletes

Judge the Fighting Judge - How Would You Rule?

On June 2, 2014, a fight broke out in the hallway of a Brevard Country, Florida courtroom. The fight was between an assistant public defender and the presiding Judge, Retired Army Reserve Colonel, John Murphy, who threatened...more

6/18/2014 - Assault Workplace Violence

Prohibiting Discovery of Attorney-Expert Communications

Are communications between attorneys and their retained experts discoverable? For now, the answer appears to be no, as a divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently affirmed a Superior Court decision “creat[ing] a...more

6/4/2014 - Appeals Attorney-Client Privilege Corporate Counsel Discovery Expert Witness Work Product Privilege

Attorney-Client Privilege & Corporate Dissolution

Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Senior Judge R. Stanton Wettick Jr.'s recent ruling in Red Vision Systems v. National Real Estate Information Services, No. 14-0411 (Comm. Pls. Feb. 26, 2014), that the attorney-client...more

5/27/2014 - Attorney-Client Privilege Corporate Dissolution Disclosure Dissolution Insolvency

Prosecuting a ''Faceless'' Corporation - Indictment of a Company

On Sept. 9, 2010, a pipeline running through a residential neighborhood in San Bruno, Calif., ruptured, permitting natural gas to escape into the air. The gas ultimately ignited, resulting in an explosion and a fire that...more

5/7/2014

Consumers & Binding Arbitration - Company Websites & Social Media

Can a company require that you give up your right to sue the company if you download a coupon from the company’s website? What if you “like” one of the company’s products on Facebook? Over the last month, General Mills...more

4/28/2014 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Social Media Websites

Maintaining Privilege With Consultants - Practical Guide

Previously, we talked about the legal standards applied to claims of attorney-client privilege between a company's general counsel and outside consultants. Now, let's talk about practical tips for maintaining that...more

4/15/2014 - Attorney-Client Privilege Confidentiality Agreements Confidentiality Policies Consultants Corporate Counsel Non-Compete Agreements

Strike That. Objecting to Yourself. Eddie and Opening Day.

Eddie Ohlbaum, my close friend, recently passed away. He loved trial work, teaching at Temple Law and advocating for the indigent. He also loved the Brooklyn Dodgers. I called him for his input when I wrote my first...more

4/7/2014

Twitter, Evidence, Privacy and Social Media

A recent case, albeit one dealing with a governmental subpoena, shows that the SCA may not be the panacea that social networking sites think it is. In People v. Harris, Twitter sought to quash a subpoena it had received to...more

3/31/2014 - Fourth Amendment Motions to Quash Reasonable Expectation of Privacy Stored Communications Act Subpoenas Twitter

Privileged Communications With Outside Consultants

Penn State University recently decided to waive attorney-client privilege and cooperate in the criminal prosecutions of certain former employees. Obviously, the former employees have attempted to assert privilege to exclude...more

3/31/2014 - Attorney-Client Privilege Confidential Communications Consultants Work Product Privilege

Using the Privilege: Fifth Amendment Fundamentals for Corporations

Most in-house lawyers, if they're fortunate, haven't bumped up against the Fifth Amendment and its related issues since the bar exam. After all, the so-called "nickel" typically arises solely in the criminal context, and...more

4/24/2013 - Attorney-Client Privilege Fifth Amendment Officers SEC Securities Fraud Upjohn Warnings

Facebook "Friends", 4th Amendment Privacy & Probable Cause

A recent court decision has added support to the idea that there is no privacy on the internet. In United States v. Meregildo, defendant Melvin Colon moved to suppress evidence seized from his Facebook account pursuant...more

8/28/2012 - Evidence Evidence Suppression Facebook Facebook Friends Fourth Amendment Internet Privacy Policy Probable Cause Reasonable Expectation of Privacy Search Warrant

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