The Florida Legislature is considering whether to enact the Consumer Data Privacy Act (SB 1670 and HB 963). Similar to California’s recently enacted privacy act, it addresses concerns about companies collecting and selling personal consumer information. This client alert, authored by Robert A. Stines, discusses some of the questions companies should be asking about the proposed law.
CHICAGO – Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that Nellie Stoeckel has joined the firm’s Chicago office as an associate in the Litigation and Intellectual Property Practice Groups.
“We are very pleased to welcome Nellie to Freeborn as an attorney in the Chicago office,” said William E. Russell, the Firm's Co-Managing Partner and a Partner in the Corporate Practice Group. “Nellie’s
Freeborn Partner Mitchell Carrel has been profiled in Leading Lawyers Magazine – Real Estate Edition for 2020. The profile, entitled, "Passionate About Real Estate Development, Other New Ventures," details his career path as well as his Real Estate and Data Center work. To read the profile, click here.
Illinois recently enacted the Artificial Intelligence Video Interview Act which takes effect on January 1, 2020. This Act generally applies to employers who use artificial intelligence to analyze videos of job applicants and subjects these employers to consent, transparency and data destruction requirements. This Client Alert, authored by Andrew L. Goldstein, details the Act and how it may affect
TAMPA, Fla. – Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that Lawrence P. Ingram, Managing Partner of the firm’s Tampa office, has accepted an invitation to join the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), the preeminent invitation-only global legal organization for attorneys who represent corporate and insurance interests.
In the commentary article “Florida Insurer Bad Faith — Stop the Blame Game,” published Dec. 11, 2019, by ALM’s Daily Business Review, Freeborn Partners Lawrence P. Ingram, Jessica Kirkwood Alley, and Hoyt L. Prindle III ask the question, “Should a liability insurer in Florida be allowed to blame retained defense counsel for the insurer’s bad faith?” According to the authors, the answer is no
Law firms often must deal with defamation claims involving lawyers’ speech outside of litigation. These suits typically claim not only defamation but also a wide variety of other torts. In his recent article about these nonclient lawsuits against law firms, Freeborn Complex Litigation Group Co-Leader Matthew J. O’Hara outlines common speech-based claims asserted against lawyers and law firms, as
There is less than a month to go before the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) becomes effective on January 1, 2020. With its broad definitions of “doing business in California” and “personal information,” and the establishment of consumers’ rights to sue for non-compliance, the CCPA expands U.S. citizenry rights over the use and management of their personal information in commercial
If, as expected, Virgina soon becomes the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), and if various court challenges to ratification are defeated, the amendment finally could take effect in the nation. Kathryn T. Lundy, a member of Freeborn’s Labor and Employment Practice Group, was interviewed by SHRM.org recently for a story about the impact in the workplace if the ERA is ratified