LawMatters - June 2018
SPOTLIGHT ON US
Offit Kurman Raises Money for Ellicott City
Join a coalition of local service providers, along with Matt Stover of the Players Philanthropy Fund, in safeguarding Ellicott City's future. We have teamed up to create a disaster recovery fund for local businesses and their employees. Additionally, we're also raising money to help the family of fallen National Guardsman Eddison Hermond Learn More
Also See: Polish Knights of Malta Honors Offit Kurman’s New York Team at “Mass in F” Charity Gala Concert
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Shutting Down Starbucks: Starbucks’ Training Day and Diversity Training in Business by Theodora Stringham, Esq.
Last week, Starbucks closed down all 8,000 of its retail stores for several hours. This move was unprecedented given Starbucks’ size and market share. The reason? Mandatory diversity training for all employees. Starbucks decision to shut down stores and focus on training was the result of a well-publicized incident in one of its Philadelphia stores attributed to racial bias. Starbucks received extreme backlash and several days of boycotts due to the behavior of one employee....Read More
Also See: Could Your Social Media Posts Be Used Against You in Court? By Ryan Boland, Esq.
Dennis Underwood, CEO of Cyber Crucible
Dennis Underwood is the CEO of Cyber Crucible. Built in response to today's mounting cyber threats, Cyber Crucible is an automated intrusion discovery and analysis service. The platform allows organizations to quickly detect attacks, accurately analyze their details and scope, and efficiently contain them, instantly avoiding immense costs and reducing untold organizational liability. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE INTERVIEW
THE LAWYER IS IN
Why Owners, Contractors, and Design Professionals Need a Mass Tort Litigator on Their Team by John Scaldara, Esq.
Virtually every commercial or residential building constructed before 1988 contains toxic chemicals on the land or the interior fixtures. Generally, these hazards range from the presence of asbestos to lead paint. Once the hazard is discovered by the owner or tenant, the first priority must be the safety of the employees who work inside the facility or on its surrounding environs....Read More
Also See: Mitigating Your Risks of Cyberattack and Data Breach: Part 2 – Legal Perspectives of Creating a Data Breach and Response Plan by Edward Tolchin, Esq.