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Riverfront Plaza, East Tower
919 E. Main Street, 24th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219, United States
Phone: 804.783.2003
Fax: 804.783.2294
Areas of Practice
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Elections & Politics
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • D.C.
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Texas
  • Virginia
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

The War on Employee Misclassification: Will Trump Call a Cease Fire?

During its two terms, the Obama Administration declared war on misclassification of employees as independent contractors. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued additional guidance on the proper classification of workers. The…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Autonomous Vehicles and All That Data

In an earlier post, we discussed the potential ownership models for autonomous vehicles, also known as driverless cars (“AVs”). Models range from true traditional ownership as we understand it today, to licensed-based models…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Practical Tips Regarding Oral Contracts to Make Wills

This blog post is part 2 of the series on oral contracts to make wills, and this post contains several practical tips for how a person can optimize his chances of winning a claim for breach of an oral contract to make a will…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

[Webinar] The Trump Experience: How U.S. Law Will Change - April 11th, 12:30pm ET

Change is a given with every new presidential election. Under the Trump Administration, many questions have been raised that impact local and global organizations. Join LeClairRyan for an in-depth discussion on key regulatory…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Environmental Law, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade

Stuck at Home: IRS Can Revoke Passports Even for Work Travel

Employers who have employees who travel internationally for business should alert their employees about new IRS procedures concerning passports…more
 /  Taxation

UPDATE: Can an Intended (and Disappointed) Beneficiary Still Sue a Will’s Drafter?: The General Assembly of Virginia Enacts a Statutory Fix to the Thorsen Decision

Back in the summer I wrote a post discussing the impacts of the Thorsen decision by the Supreme Court of Virginia. In Thorsen, a testator wanted to leave her estate to a charity if her daughter did not survive her. The lawyer…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Professional Malpractice, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Testing a New Franchise Concept

One of the toughest challenges an aspiring franchisor may face is selling its first franchise. Who would take the risk of buying a franchise from a franchise company that has no franchisees?…more
 /  Franchise Law

Autonomous Vehicles: A Regulatory Perspective

The coming innovation of autonomous vehicles (i.e. self-driving cars) has been covered pretty widely in the news over the past 18-24 months. Not long ago, the reality of autonomous vehicles was unknown to most Americans. But…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

Oral Contracts to Make Wills

The vast majority of people have no idea that Virginia law recognizes oral contracts to make a will. As a result, people often miss out on asserting a claim to an inheritance because they didn’t know that they had one to begin…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Cyber Security and Social Engineering: A Big Low Tech Problem

Headline-grabbing cyber hacks of email accounts belonging to celebrities, corporations, government officials and political campaigns are becoming the norm. Cybersecurity intended to guard against these acts brings to mind high…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Anthem Breach – A Retrospective (Part II)

We published Part I of our “Anthem Breach Retrospective” in January 2017. Coincidentally, at around the same time several plaintiffs in one of the earliest filed cases arising out of the Anthem data breach voluntarily asked a…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

ISO’s Privacy Standard for Cloud Service Providers

In July 2014, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) issued a new security standard – ISO 27018 – which attempts to outline best practices for public…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Trump Suspends Entry from Seven Muslim Nations and Visa Interview Waiver Program

On January 27, 2017, President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order suspending the entry of foreign nationals from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen to the United States for a minimum period of 90 days…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law

Key HIPAA Settlement Agreements by HHS’s Office for Civil Rights in 2015 & 2016

The last time this blog presented an overview of key HIPAA settlement agreements at the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was a review of 2014. The number of complaints that year had…more
 /  Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

10 Arguments Against Pre-Death (Antemortem) Probate and Will Contests

There are a handful of states that allow a person to probate a will (and challengers to contest the validity of a will) before the testator (the person enacting the will) dies. In recent years, there has been a trend to expand…more
 /  Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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