Patricia Alberts

Patricia Alberts

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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Call to Clients to Share Data Illustrating Consequences of Discovery Costs: Comment Period Opens for Amendments to the Federal...

Introduction - On August 15, 2013, the Civil Rules Advisory Committee (hereinafter “the Committee”) began what is expected to be a six month period of open commentary on the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of...more

8/27/2013 - Discovery Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Proposed Amendments Public Comment

Don’t “friend me”: More State Law Limitations on Accessing Employee Social Media Sites

Effective July 28, 2013, Washington became the eleventh state to have a law prohibiting employers from, among other things, asking its personnel for the user names and passwords to employee social media accounts....more

8/13/2013 - Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues New Legislation Passwords Social Media Social Media Policy

Discoverability of Social Networking

Two recent employment discrimination cases, though differing in their outcomes, make it clear to litigants that information posted on social networking sites (“SNS”) is fair game. ...more

11/20/2012 - Discrimination Facebook

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