Jeffrey Elkin

Jeffrey Elkin

Porter Hedges LLP

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Business Litigation Alert: "Cybersecurity Costs Rising: How will the Government Respond?"

A new study reveals that hackers now cost consumers and businesses between $375 and $575 billion worldwide, with North America and Europe experiencing the highest losses. Those numbers are only expected to grow as the U.S....more

8/6/2014 - CISA Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework Hackers Legislative Agendas Obama Administration

Business Litigation Alert: Texas Supreme Court Update - New Ruling Restrains Minority Shareholder Oppression Claims

The Texas Supreme Court recently issued its decision in Ritchie v. Rupe, a case that essentially eliminates the continuing viability of claims for minority shareholder oppression in Texas. The case involved a dispute over a...more

7/2/2014 - Family Businesses Minority Shareholders Sale of Assets Shareholder Litigation Shareholders

Business Litigation Alert: "Unpaid Interns and Employee Rights"

Shifting Regulations Expand Rights for Unpaid Workers - Unpaid internships have historically been a rite of passage for college students and young professionals. In the past, unpaid interns had little legal protection...more

6/4/2014 - Employee Rights Internships Unpaid Interns Wage and Hour

Business Litigation Alert: "Did They Really Do That?"

General Mills Reverses Binding Arbitration for Facebook Fans - General Mills recently made headlines for its attempt to bind consumers to an arbitration agreement if they “liked” the company’s Facebook page, downloaded...more

5/5/2014 - Arbitration Binding Arbitration Facebook General Mills

Business Litigation Alert: "Did They Really Say That?"

E-Mails Continue to Be the Modern "Smoking Gun" - The recent financial-collapse and bankruptcy of former mega-law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf has captivated the attention of the legal industry, but are there lessons to be...more

4/2/2014 - Email Fraud Misrepresentation SEC

Business Litigation Alert: "Don’t Ignore the Forum-Selection Clause "

Ensuring Litigation Occurs Where You Want It - Companies often include a forum-selection clause in their written agreements to determine where any litigation proceedings will occur. Just as often, however, companies...more

3/4/2014 - Contract Formation Forum Forum Selection Clause

Avoiding a Business Scam

Today, most of the scams reported in the news that are targeted against businesses seem to have gone high tech and usually involve illegal hacking into a company’s computer network. However, some fraud still occurs the old...more

2/4/2014 - Cyber Crimes Cybersecurity Scams

2014 Hot Topics - What to Watch for in the New Year

As we wave goodbye to 2013 and welcome in 2014, here are a few of the issues we are tracking that could have a material impact on your business....more

1/7/2014 - Cybersecurity Healthcare Innovation Act Whistleblowers

Affordable Care Act Compliance

Changing Policies and Avoiding Penalties - The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is one of the biggest changes to ever hit the world of employee benefits. In order to avoid significant fines and penalties, employers must be up...more

12/3/2013 - Affordable Care Act Compliance

The Increasing Cost of Cyber Crime

With Cyber-Attacks on the Rise, How Can You Prepare? The risk of a cyber-attack on a U.S. company is growing at an alarming rate. Unfortunately, cyber-attacks are not just an issue for large corporations, high tech...more

11/1/2013 - Cyber Attacks Cyber Crimes

Employment Update: What You Need To Know About Telecommuting and Unpaid Interns

In this Issue: - I. Telecommuting: What You Need to Know If Your Employees Work From Home - II. Tips for Making It Work When Your Employees Work From Home - III. Unpaid Internships: What You Need to Know If...more

11/1/2013 - Telecommuting Unpaid Interns

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