Buchalter

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1000 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 1500
Los Angeles, California 90017-2457, United States
Phone: (213) 891-0700
Fax: (213) 896-0400
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Health
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Arizona
  • California
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Updates Regarding the FTC Guidelines for Promoting Products on Social Media

In July of 2015, I wrote about the New FTC Guidelines for Promoting Products on Social Media. I discussed the FTC’s rationale, concerns and stance on using social media to advertise and promote products. At the time, when the…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

Client Sends Privileged Email From iPhone That Triggers Inadvertent Production Rule

Eight years ago the Second District Court of Appeal issued a decision establishing an attorney’s ethical duties upon receipt in discovery from opposing counsel of an inadvertently produced, privileged communication. State Comp…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law

Planning to attend Bottlerock 2017?

Bottlerock 2017 is fast approaching and Napa County will be flooded with thousands of people. Many of the people who attend this event will be from out of town and will be looking for a place to stay for the weekend…more
 /  Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

California Supreme Court Rejects On-Call Rest Breaks

The California Supreme Court recently issued a significant opinion regarding the issue of off-duty rest breaks in Augustus v. ABM Security Services, Inc. (Dec. 22, 2016). The Court, in the context of employees being required to…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

FTC Enters Into Landmark Settlement With Network Marketing Company; Vemma Lives To Play Another Day

The sixteen month long lawsuit between the Federal Trade Commission and Vemma Nutrition Company has come to a negotiated resolution under terms which will allow Vemma to continue operating its business under restrictions similar…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law, MLM Consulting / Network Marketing

Disability Access Law Update Requires Changes To Disclosures In Commercial Leases Executed On Or After January 1, 2017

In 2012, the California Legislature passed Senate Bill 1186 in an effort to reduce the number of disability access lawsuits faced by business owners and to spur compliance with disability access laws. The bill, codified in…more
 /  Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Real Estate - Commercial

Technology Law Newsletter

As this election year draws to a close, forecasting the future is a topic of discussion, not only in political circles, but in technology circles as well. To chart the best way forward, it is important to understand emerging…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate - Commercial, Science, Computers, & Technology

OIG Finalizes New and Expanded Anti-Kickback Safe Harbors, Issues Guidance Regarding Nominal Gifts

In an uncertain health care environment following the presidential election, the Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) finalized a new rule expanding existing safe harbors to the federal…more
 /  Health

Hospitality Industry Law Newsletter

New Labor Code Section Prevents Employers from Using Out-of-State Choice of Laws Provisions in Contracts with California Employees - On September 27, 2016 Governor Jerry Brown signed a new law impacting the contract rights…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Taxation

Another Year, Another Set of Laws: What California Employers Should Know

In keeping with California’s reputation of being an employee-friendly state, Governor Brown has enacted a number of laws, most of which go into effect on January 1, 2017 (unless specified otherwise below), that place additional…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Federal Judge Blocks Department of Labor’s Overtime Rule

On Tuesday, November 22, a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against enforcement of the Department of Labor’s final rule that would have…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

Winds of Change: the NLRB Challenges Confidentiality Agreements and The Obama Administration’s “Call to Action” to Prohibit Non-Compete Agreements

This year, the federal government is challenging contractual provisions that regularly appear in private employment agreements. Both the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) and the Obama administration have challenged the…more
 /  Administrative Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Are You Allowed to Jailbreak Your Car? As of Today, the Answer is Yes.

Modern automobiles are operated by dozens of computers, known as Electronic Control Units or ECUs, which control almost all of the main functions in a vehicle, including engine control, fuel efficiency, and breaking. The…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

New Labor Code Section Prevents Employers from Using Out-of-State Choice of Laws Provisions in Contracts with California Employees

On September 27, 2016 Governor Jerry Brown signed a new law impacting the contract rights of California employees. Labor Code Section 925 imposes new limits on contract provisions that seek to impose choice of law and venue…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Leadership Structure of CFPB Ruled Unconstitutional

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued its ruling in PHH Corporation v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Tuesday and determined that the single-director structure of the CFPB…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential
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