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The Cuban Casualties Escaping Obama’s Notice

By Hayes Hunt and Tom Leonard Milagros Maria Del Pino Suarez has a request for President Obama: While you’re in Cuba, please ask Raul Castro where her father, Rafael Del Pino-who was hanged in a regime prison in 1977 for

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Posted in Civil Procedure, Corporate Compliance, Criminal Law, Jury, Litigation, Litigation Practice, Prosecution & Defense, The Bench, The Client, The Practice of Law, Trial, Uncategorized

Privacy Breaches and Your Business

by Calli Padilla and Jason Bonk There is no more important time than now—perhaps even yesterday—to understand the critical importance of implementing, enforcing and training on policies reflecting best practices to protect companies against the all too real threat of

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Posted in Civil Procedure, Corporate Compliance, Criminal Law, Discovery, Ethics & Professional Conduct, Evidence, Litigation, Litigation Practice, Privacy, Prosecution & Defense, Social Media & Law, The Client, The Practice of Law

Ticket to Sue – Pennsylvania’s Registration Requirement for Foreign Business Entities

By:  Thomas G. Wilkinson, Jr. and Thomas M. O’Rourke Consider the following scenario: You represent a foreign corporation in a breach of contract action in Pennsylvania state court.  Your client is seeking substantial damages for unpaid widgets that it shipped

Posted in Civil Procedure, Corporate Compliance, Evidence, Litigation, Litigation Practice, Prosecution & Defense, The Bench, The Client, The Practice of Law, Uncategorized

How to Protect Corporate Attorney-Client Privilege – Defense Fails in Sex Discrimination Case

By Thomas G. Wilkinson, Jr. and Alexa L. Sebia Last month, a Pennsylvania federal judge rejected a company’s claim to attorney-client privilege as an obstacle to pursuit of a sex discrimination suit brought by a lawyer and former employee.[1]  The court

Posted in Corporate Compliance, Ethics & Professional Conduct, Evidence, Litigation, Litigation Practice, Privilege, Prosecution & Defense, The Bench, The Client, The Practice of Law, Trial

Crime-Fraud Exception to Attorney-Client Privilege – Facebook’s Lawsuit

Hayes Hunt and Michael Zabel The crime-fraud exception to attorney-client privilege: As an attorney, you may not anticipate it applying to your emails, your letters or your advice to your client. But even if you never see it coming, your

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Posted in Civil Procedure, Corporate Compliance, Criminal Law, Discovery, Ethics & Professional Conduct, Evidence, Litigation, Litigation Practice, Privilege, Prosecution & Defense, Social Media & Law, The Bench, The Client, The Practice of Law, Uncategorized

Investigating Employee Wrongdoing

By Hayes Hunt and Arthur Fritzinger Companies in every industry—private and public—struggle with the difficult task of promptly identifying employee wrongdoing and responding appropriately. The National Football League continues to be embroiled in a controversy arising from its reaction to

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Posted in Corporate Compliance, Criminal Law, Discovery, Litigation, Litigation Practice, Privilege, Prosecution & Defense, The Client, The Practice of Law, Uncategorized

Your Client is Hacked and Personal Information is Leaked Online – Now What?

By Hayes Hunt and Jillian Thornton You are general counsel to a company, and your CEO steps into your office, clutching his iPhone in one hand and wiping sweat from his brow with the other, and tells you that a

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Posted in Corporate Compliance, Criminal Law, Litigation, Litigation Practice, Prosecution & Defense, Social Media & Law, The Client, The Practice of Law, Uncategorized

Maintaining Privilege With Consultants – Practical Guide

By Hayes Hunt and Arthur Fritzinger Previously, we talked about the legal standards applied to claims of attorney-client privilege between a company’s general counsel and outside consultants. Now, let’s talk about practical tips for maintaining that privilege. We explained the

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Posted in Corporate Compliance

Fifth Amendment Fundamentals – Taking the Nickel

By Hayes Hunt and Jonathan R. Cavalier Most in-house lawyers, if they’re fortunate, haven’t bumped up against the Fifth Amendment and its related issues since the bar exam. After all, the so-called “nickel” typically arises solely in the criminal context,

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Posted in Corporate Compliance

Criminal Convictions and Arrests – To Hire Or Not To Hire?

By Hayes Hunt and Jonathan Cavalier On the subject of criminal background checks, employers are often caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place. On the one hand, use of criminal background checks can, and has, led to discrimination

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Posted in Corporate Compliance
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Hayes Hunt concentrates his practice in the representation of individuals, corporations and executives in a wide variety of federal and state criminal law and regulatory enforcement matters as well as complex civil litigation. Hayes is a partner in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department as well as its Criminal Defense and Governmental Investigations Group.
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