Wilson Elser

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150 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017, United States
Phone: 212.490.3000
Fax: 212.490.3038
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Maritime Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Personal Injury
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • D.C.
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin
Other Countries
  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys
800+ Attorneys

New York Cyber Regulations Likely to Result in Increased Claims

The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) recently promulgated cyber regulations for financial institutions that are likely to increase the risks to directors & officers (D&Os), resulting in an increase in…more
 /  Business Organizations, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

The California Edition of the Employment & Labor Newsletter - April 2017

Exceptions to California’s “Going and Coming” Rule - In Lynn v. Tatitlek Support Services, Inc., E063585, Super.Ct.No. CIVBS1200525, 2/22/17, the plaintiffs appealed a summary judgment at the California Court of Appeal…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies the Extent of Judicial Review on Motions to Quash EEOC Subpoenas

On April 3, 2017, the United States Supreme Court in its decision on McLane Company, Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, No. 15-1248, U.S. Sup., ruled that a district court’s decision to quash or enforce an EEOC…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Lithium-Ion Batteries: Hoverboard Suspected in Fatal Fire

Since our last blog post on lithium-ion batteries, there has been a report that a self-balancing scooter, known as a hoverboard, is the suspected cause for a March 10, 2017, fatal fire that occurred in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Personal Injury, Products Liability

A Common Interest Agreement May Not Be Worth the Paper It’s Written On

It is a very common practice for counsel to co-defendants or co-plaintiffs to enter into agreements that shield their communications. The agreements are expressions of intent that the communications will be protected by the…more
 /  Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Insurance

Cannabis Standardization: The Next Step on the Path to Full Legalization

The cannabis industry is about to take a giant leap forward in its quest for legitimacy and long-term stability. On March 1, 2017, the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM International) announced that it will form a…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts

Nice Attorneys Sometimes Finish Last

Attorneys are accustomed to being called “ambulance chasers” or “sharks,” always interested in increasing their fees. Even if a lawyer reduces a bill for an unhappy client, that conduct may backfire if the client isn’t satisfied…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Law Practice Products & Services

Don’t Risk Waiving All Objections to Discovery Responses

Just over a year ago, I authored a Product Liability Advocate blog entry and a Law360 article explaining appropriate methods for asserting objections under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 34, as amended on December 1, 2015. Last…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery

California’s Bill to Add Marijuana Trademark and Service Mark Classifications

On December 12, 2016, Assembly Bill No. 64 (AB 64) was introduced to California’s legislature, with the stated purpose of (1) furthering the intent of the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), a…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Conflict of Laws, Intellectual Property

A Challenge to Hague Service by Mail Is Now Before the SCOTUS…Finally

In Water Splash v. Menon, case number 16-254 before the U.S. Supreme Court, a long-standing and deep split of authority on a basic question involving international service of process has finally reached the high court. This case…more
 /  Civil Procedure, International Law & Trade, Products Liability

Local Cannabis Regulation: Two Ballot Measures Up for Vote on March 7, 2017

This article examines the two competing ballot measures regarding cannabis regulation in the City of Los Angeles up for vote on March 7, 2017. Following is a brief summary of the current regulatory framework for cannabis in…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Health, Taxation

The Future of Noncompetition Agreements in Massachusetts and Beyond

The landscape of employee noncompetition (noncompete) agreements is in flux: most states allow such agreements and many states have enacted legislation that governs them. In Massachusetts, the legislature has considered proposed…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Claims of Negligent Hiring, Supervision or Retention Draw Hospitals into Abuse Cases

Hospitals are commonly named as defendants in medical malpractice lawsuits for claims arising from alleged injuries within their walls, but what is their exposure to liability for claims that arise from alleged sexual assaults…more
 /  Health, Labor & Employment Law

Website Operators Must Comply with New DMCA Agent Registration Procedures or Risk Liability for Copyright Infringement

Initiation of copyright infringement claims on the internet is becoming more prevalent with the increasing sophistication of software that lets copyright owners scour the internet for infringements of images. If your website…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

The California Edition of the Employment & Labor Newsletter

The following is a brief recap of the bills Governor Brown signed in 2016 that have added new laws to the books and modified existing laws affecting California employers. Employers should consult with counsel to ensure relevant…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law
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