11.28.18

PLG Partner Named one of America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators

We are pleased to announce that PLG partner Chris Meazell has been named one of America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators® for Washington, DC in 2018. Candidates are selected based on a broad array of criteria, including professional experience, litigation experience, significant case results, representative high stakes matters, peer reputation, and community impact.  Only one-half percent (0.5%) of active attorneys in the […]
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11.15.18

Larry Schroepfer Named Partner

Potomac Law is pleased to announce that Larry Schroepfer has become a Partner of the firm. Larry Schroepfer is a Partner in the Corporate, Intellectual Property, Technology Transactions, and General Counsel Services practice groups.  He has more than thirty years of legal and business experience, of which twenty years have been devoted to licensing and […]
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11.10.18

Litigation Partner Susan Metcalfe Wins Magna Mock Trial Competition

Congratulations to Susan Metcalfe on becoming the three-time champion of the Annual Competitive Mock Trial Conference sponsored by Magna Legal Services in Atlantic City!  The competition featured four trial attorneys going head-to-head in a mock trial setting to present their best case to a panel of judges made up of claims executives and corporate counsel.  Ms. Metcalfe won $12,000 […]
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11.01.18

PLG Partner Susan Rogers Issues the November Washington Tax Newsletter

With both the House and Senate adjourned in order to campaign ahead of the November 6th mid-term elections, no further legislation will be addressed until a lame duck session.  Both chambers are scheduled to return to Washington on November 13th.  The outcome of the elections will likely have an effect on what issues will be addressed […]
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11.01.18

“What is your emergency?” – FCC Prepares to Expand Enhanced 911 Mandates to All Locations Supported by Multi-Line Telephone Systems

Is your Multi-Line Telephone System (“MLTS”) currently providing direct 911 dialing (without requiring the dialing of any other digits or “9” to access an outside line), and on-site notification to a central location at the facility where the MLTS is installed to expedite emergency response?  Is your MLTS capable of transmitting dispatchable location information for […]
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10.11.18

PLG Partner Susan Metcalfe Presents at the ABA’s Forum on Franchise

Ms. Metcalfe is a featured speaker in a panel discussion on “Perspectives on Non-Traditional Franchise Ownership Structures” at the American Bar Association’s Forum on Franchise in Nashville, Tennessee.  This is the annual meeting of the Forum on Franchise whose mission “is to be the preeminent forum for the study and discussion of the legal aspects of franchising.”
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10.04.18

Potomac Law Welcomes Edward L. Wender

We are pleased to announce that Ed Wender has joined us as a Partner in our Real Estate and Finance, Corporate, and Outside General Counsel practice groups.   Mr. Wender has over 35 years of experience in commercial real estate and general business counseling, representing a variety of borrowers with institutional lenders, Freddie Mac, HUD-insured loans […]
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09.25.18

Potomac Law Welcomes Christopher L. Meazell

We are pleased to announce that Chris Meazell has joined us as a Partner in the Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Media & Regulatory groups.   Mr. Meazell has extensive experience solving complex business problems through advocacy and counseling.  He represents clients in a wide range of matters including contract and content licensing disputes, business torts, cases involving […]
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09.24.18

Potomac Law Welcomes Susan V. Metcalfe

We are pleased to announce that Susan Metcalfe has joined us as a Partner in our Litigation and Intellectual Property groups.   Ms. Metcalfe has over eighteen years’ experience as a trial attorney handling a broad array of complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts nationwide, from trademark, trade secret, and non-competition disputes to […]
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09.19.18

Susan Rogers Issues the September Washington Tax Newsletter

Congressional activity slowed in the month of August with both the House and Senate taking a recess, although the Senate recess was shortened to one week.  Key legislative issues, including the FY 2019 appropriations bills, must be dealt with this month, but the upcoming mid-term elections will be the primary focus in Washington this fall with […]
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08.05.18

Susan Rogers Issues the August Washington Tax Newsletter

The House has adjourned for the summer and will return to work on September 4th.  The Senate will work for most of the month of August, with only a one-week break August 6-10th.  In July, work continued in both the House and Senate on appropriations bills for FY 2019, which starts October 1, 2018. Click […]
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07.12.18

Susan Rogers Issues the July Washington Tax Newsletter

The announcement by Supreme Court Justice Kennedy that he will retire from the Court as of July 31st and the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Court will have a significant impact on the agenda for Congress this fall leading up to the mid-term elections. Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) plans to have the Senate move quickly […]
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07.06.18

Client Bulletin: California Enacts Sweeping Data Privacy Law

Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).  The comprehensive law imposes some requirements that are similar to those of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which went into effect in May 2018.  CCPA, which takes effect on Jan. 1, 2020, will require companies across the […]
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07.05.18

Potomac Law Names New Partners

Potomac Law is pleased to announce that Jessica Chod and George Dolina have become Partners of the firm. Jessica Chod is a Partner in the firm’s Corporate group.  Ms. Chod has experience both as a corporate counsel of a multi-national corporation and as outside counsel.  Her practice focuses on general corporate and contract law matters, as […]
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06.27.18

Potomac Law Launches General Counsel Services Practice

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Potomac Law Group is pleased to announce the launch of its General Counsel Services Practice.  Offering skill in calibrating legal advice to business reality, the attorneys in the practice draw upon substantial in-house experience – in many cases at senior leadership levels – and years of tenure at the nation’s largest and […]
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06.11.18

Susan Rogers Issues the June Washington Tax Newsletter

Senate Majority Leader McConnell cancelled most of the Congressional August recess for the Senate in order to work on federal spending bills and pending confirmations, which will keep Democratic senators from campaigning in August for the mid-term elections. The House is unlikely to cancel their August recess. Click the image below to read more.
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05.25.18

Potomac Law Welcomes Jasmine F. Blackmeir

We are pleased to announce Jasmine Blackmeir has joined us as a Partner in the Firm’s Real Estate and Finance Practice Group. Ms. Blackmeir’s practice involves all facets of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, sales, mortgage and mezzanine financings, joint venture arrangements, and leasing transactions relating to office buildings, hotels, multifamily rental properties, commercial […]
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04.11.18

Potomac Law Welcomes Reed P. Sexter

We are pleased to announce that Reed P. Sexter has joined us as a Partner in the Firm’s Real Estate and Finance Practice Group. Mr. Sexter has more than 20 years of commercial real estate and general business transactional law experience representing lenders, borrowers, developers, landlords and tenants. He concentrates his practice on real estate […]
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04.05.18

Client Bulletin: FCC Launches Rulemaking to Create Database(s) For Businesses to Avoid Calling Reassigned Numbers and Potentially Insulate Them from TCPA Liability

On March 23, 2018, the FCC initiated a new proposed rulemaking in its ongoing effort to combat robocalls, the biggest source of consumer complaints the FCC receives, by making available to business callers one or more comprehensive databases providing the current assignment of reassigned telephone numbers to avoid unintended calls by telemarketers to numbers that have been assigned to new subscribers. […]
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03.27.18

Client Bulletin: Upcoming Annual FCC Filing Deadlines for Common Carriers, Voice over Internet Protocol Providers, and Submarine Cable Licensees

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has a number of upcoming annual deadlines applicable to carriers and other service providers.  The filings outlined here are typically due on either March 31 or April 1 annually, however, under Commission rules, when a filing deadline occurs on a weekend, the deadline is moved to the next business day. Accordingly, the […]
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03.14.18

Potomac Law Welcomes Viresh Patel

We are pleased to announce that Viresh R. Patel has joined us as a Counsel in our Patent group. Mr. Patel’s practice includes drafting and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications in the electrical, mechanical, medical device, computer, software, and business method arts. He also has experience with appeals, reexamination proceedings, and post-grant proceedings before […]
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03.12.18

Potomac Law Welcomes Barry S. Goldsmith

We are pleased to announce that Barry S. Goldsmith has joined the firm as a Partner in our Patent group. Mr. Goldsmith’s practice focuses on patent matters in a wide variety of electrical/computer engineering disciplines including computer software and hardware, integrated circuit designs, computer processor architectures, semiconductor processing, cellular and land-based telecommunication systems, smartphone features, […]
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03.01.18

Katherine Barker Marshall Named Partner

Potomac Law is pleased to announce that Katherine Barker Marshall has become a Partner of the firm in the Communications, Media and Entertainment, Technology & IP Transactions, and Privacy & Cybersecurity groups. Ms. Marshall routinely advises wireless carriers, wireline carriers, infrastructure companies, emerging technology companies, satellite companies, and voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) providers on […]
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01.25.18

Potomac Law Welcomes Ken Fagin

We are pleased to announce that Ken Fagin has joined us as a Counsel in our Patent Practice. For over 25 years, Mr. Fagin has worked with a vast array of mechanical, electromechanical, electrical engineering, and various other technologies. He has served as one of a select few remaining U.S. counsel handling prosecution on behalf […]
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01.19.18

Potomac Law Welcomes Knicole Emanuel

We are pleased to announce that Knicole C. Emanuel has joined us as a Partner in the Health Care practice group. For more than 18 years, Ms. Emanuel has maintained a litigation practice, concentrating on Medicare and Medicaid litigation, health care regulatory compliance, administrative law and regulatory law.  She understands the intricate Medicare and Medicaid […]
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12.29.17

Client Bulletin: FCC’s Deregulatory Restoring Internet Freedom Order Prioritizes Transparency Disclosures by Broadband Providers

By Douglas G. Bonner and Katherine Barker Marshall The FCC’s much ballyhooed December 14, 2017 reversal of its 2015 Title II classification of broadband Internet access services (“BIAS”) (“Title II Order”) means a much lighter FCC regulatory touch consistent with the current FCC Commission’s view that it has limited statutory authority to regulate the Internet.  […]
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11.15.17

Client Bulletin: Are You Ready For the GDPR?

By Douglas G. Bonner and Jeff Kosseff. The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) becomes legally effective on May 25, 2018, only six months from now. The GDPR replaces the EU Data Protection Directive (“Directive”) regulating the collection and use of personal data of EU residents. It has greater extraterritorial reach than the Directive, which […]
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10.10.17

Potomac Law Welcomes Douglas Bonner

We are pleased to announce that Douglas Bonner has joined the firm as a Partner in the Telecommunications, Privacy and Cybersecurity, and Media, Entertainment, and Communications practice groups. Mr. Bonner has more than 25 years of experience representing wireline and wireless providers, cable TV, VoIP and broadcast companies in regulatory matters before the FCC, FTC, […]
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09.22.17

Client Bulletin: FCC Proposes Consolidated, Uniform Formal Complaint Rules

By Douglas G. Bonner. On September 18, 2017, the FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) seeking comment on what it calls a “uniform set” of procedural rules for certain formal complaint proceedings delegated to the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau for handling by its Market Disputes Resolution Division (MDRD) and Telecommunications Consumers Division (TCD). The […]
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09.09.17

PLG Scores Win in Products-Liability Case Before Georgia Court of Appeals

The Georgia Court of Appeals has unanimously ruled for PLG client LG Electronics in Cash v. LG Electronics, a products-liability suit brought by survivors of a Dacula, GA house fire that killed two of their family members. The fire originated in an area of the family’s living room that included several items, including an LG […]
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07.10.17

Client Bulletin: Federal Trade Commission Updates Compliance Guidelines On Collecting Information Online From Children Under 13

By William Baker. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) restricts the collection by online services of personal information from children under the age of 13.  Enacted in 1998 with the initial purpose of deterring predators from contacting children through online chat rooms, COPPA as applied now restricts many categories of information collection, including targeting […]
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06.19.17

Client Bulletin: Time Running Out For Online Service Providers To Preserve Their DMCA “Safe Harbor” Protection

By William Baker. Internet websites, mobile apps, social media, and similar services are reminded to file an electronic designation of agent with the U.S. Copyright Office by December 1, 2017.  This is necessary to qualify for the “safe harbor” under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) that protects online service providers from monetary liability based […]
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06.07.17

Potomac Law Welcomes Melinda A. Sossamon

We are pleased to announce that Melinda A. Sossamon has joined us as a Partner in our Intellectual Property and Corporate practice areas. Ms. Sossamon is a Partner who counsels on a wide range of intellectual property issues and corporate and commercial transactions, as well as provides outsourced general counsel services. She brings more than […]
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05.23.17

Client Bulletin: New Guidance Suggests that Companies Revisit their Password Policies

By Jeff Kosseff Companies should review their policies on the passwords required to access their information systems to ensure that they comply with evolving federal standards. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is revising Special Publication 800-63B, Digital Identity Guidelines for authentication. Although the NIST guidelines are drafted primarily for federal government agencies, […]
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05.11.17

Potomac Law Welcomes R. Frederic Henschel

We are pleased to announce that Rouget Frederic (Ric) Henschel has joined the firm as a Partner in the Intellectual Property group. Dr. Henschel’s practice focuses on counseling clients in patent matters, representing clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), litigation, and licensing. His experience includes technologies such as biotechnology, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and […]
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05.03.17

Susan Rogers Issues the May Washington Tax Newsletter

The White House and Congress continue to face a full legislative agenda including budget deadlines, tax reform, health care reform, and House and Senate intelligence committee hearings on Russian involvement in the 2016 election. The White House released a one-page fact sheet outlining principles for comprehensive tax reform, but did not include legislative language or technical explanations of the […]
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03.21.17

Another Court Victory: PLG Charity Basketball Squad Takes Top Honors at DC Tourney

Potomac Law’s basketball team participated in the 4th Annual SOUL Corporate Basketball Challenge this past weekend in Washington DC, winning both the 3-point shoot-out competition and the overall tournament with a perfect 7-0 record.   The team defeated PricewaterhouseCoopers in the final to claim the title.  SOUL (Student-Athletes Organized to Understand Leadership) is a sports-based youth […]
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03.20.17

Client Bulletin: New York Financial Cybersecurity Regulations Take Effect This Month

On March 1, the New York Department of Financial Services’ (DFS) cybersecurity regulations took effect. Although the regulations only cover banks, insurance companies, and other financial services companies that are regulated by DFS, the new rules could affect companies that provide services to DFS-regulated organizations. Among the key requirements of the new rules for regulated […]
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03.02.17

PLG Scores Fourth Circuit Win

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today unanimously affirmed a decision in favor of a Saudi family wrongfully accused of violating a federal trafficking statute. PLG had obtained summary judgment in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, where the court rejected a domestic employee’s claim brought under the […]
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02.24.17

Potomac Law Welcomes John R. Snyder

We are pleased to announce that John R. Snyder has joined the firm as a Partner in the Litigation, Administrative & Regulatory, Appellate & Critical Motions, and Arbitration practice groups. John Snyder has more than thirty years of experience as a litigator and regulatory attorney with a focus on commercial and financial litigation, including defense […]
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02.13.17

Potomac Law Welcomes Todd S. Bontemps

We are pleased to announce that Todd S. Bontemps has joined the firm as a Partner in the Intellectual Property group. Mr. Bontemps brings more than twenty years of experience in his field with particular expertise in intellectual property protection and strategic branding, both domestically and internationally. His practice is focused on trademark, copyright, domain […]
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01.22.17

Potomac Law Names New Partners

Potomac Law is pleased to announce that Teresa A. Alutto Schmidt and Iris Wong have become Partners of the firm. Teresa (“Reese”) A. Alutto-Schmidt Reese Alutto-Schmidt is a Partner in the White Collar Defense & Investigations and Litigation practice groups, with deep experience in internal investigations, government enforcement litigation, and motions practice in state and federal courts.  She received her J.D. from the American University, Washington […]
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01.14.17

Potomac Law Welcomes Jeff Kosseff

We are pleased to announce that Jeff Kosseff has joined us as Counsel in the firm’s Privacy and Cybersecurity and Media, Entertainment, and Communications practice groups. Mr. Kosseff brings experience counseling clients, ranging from start-ups to some of the world’s largest companies, on emerging privacy and cybersecurity legal issues.  He is the author of the […]
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01.06.17

Client Bulletin: NIST Releases Cybersecurity Recovery Guidelines

By: Jeff Kosseff, Counsel in Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group. Companies, nonprofits, and other organizations should develop comprehensive plans to recover from cybersecurity incidents such as data breaches and ransomware, according to new guidance issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The Guide for Cybersecurity Event Recovery, NIST Special Publication 800-184, is not a legally […]
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12.13.16

Potomac Law Welcomes Richard P. McHugh

We are pleased to announce that Richard P. McHugh has joined us as a Partner in our Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits practice group. Mr. McHugh is a specialist in all areas of employee benefits law, including qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, incentive compensation programs, ESOPs and health and welfare benefit plans, with considerable experience […]
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12.06.16

Potomac Law Welcomes Katherine Barker Marshall

We are pleased to announce that Katherine Barker Marshall has joined our firm as Counsel in our Media, Entertainment & Communications and Technology & IP Transactions practice groups. Ms. Marshall advises wireless carriers, wireline carriers, infrastructure companies, emerging technology companies, satellite companies, and voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) providers on local, state, and federal regulatory and transactional issues. Specifically, Ms. Marshall […]
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11.29.16

Client Bulletin: New Federal Antitrust Guidance for Human Resource Professionals

By: Timothy Bergin, Partner in Litigation and Antitrust practice groups. On October 20, 2016, the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) jointly issued Antitrust Guidance for Human Resource Professionals (“Guidance”).  An accompanying press release by the Antitrust Division states that executives and managers “may face jail time” and, along […]
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11.28.16

Client Bulletin: Federal Court Ruling Blocks Overtime Rule Changes

By: Wendy Fischman, Partner in Employment and Corporate practice groups. In May 2016, the Department of Labor issued a new “Final Rule” drastically changing the calculation for when and how employees may be exempted from the federal law requiring overtime pay.  The Final Rule was set to become effective on December 1, 2016. Late yesterday, […]
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11.14.16

Potomac Law Welcomes Neil McGaraghan

We are pleased to announce that Neil McGaraghan has joined us as a Partner in our Litigation group and will spearhead the launch of our Boston office.   Mr. McGaraghan focuses his practice on complex dispute resolution in federal and state courts, administrative proceedings, arbitration, and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings.  Mr. McGaraghan represents both plaintiffs […]
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11.07.16

Potomac Law Welcomes Chuck Lobsenz

We are pleased to announce that Chuck Lobsenz has joined our firm as a Partner in our Patent, Intellectual Property, and Technology Transactions groups. Mr. Lobsenz has over 25 years of experience practicing law. He is a registered patent attorney and has prepared and prosecuted patents relating to electrical and mechanical technologies as well as […]
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10.14.16

Potomac Law Welcomes Jessica Chod

We are pleased to announce that Jessica Chod has joined us as a Counsel in the Corporate group. Jessica Chod’s practice focuses on general corporate and contract law matters, as well as corporate governance and best practices.  Prior to joining Potomac Law, Ms. Chod served as a corporate counsel of a multi-national corporation and as outside counsel. […]
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10.10.16

Potomac Law Welcomes Laurent Campo

We are pleased to announce that Laurent Campo has joined us as a Partner in the Corporate group. Mr. Campo has extensive and broad experience counseling clients in M&A, corporate transactions, strategic alliances, complex commercial transactions, as well as administrative and regulatory law compliance. He brings more than two decades of experience both as an in-house […]
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10.09.16

Potomac Law Welcomes Vanessa Chernick

We are pleased to announce that Vanessa Chernick has joined the firm as Counsel in our Real Estate group. Vanessa Chernick has more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate and finance law. She understands the full life cycle of real estate from strategy to purchase, development, finance, operations and leasing to workouts, foreclosures […]
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09.27.16

Potomac Law Welcomes Sotiris “Ted” Planzos

We are pleased to announce that Ted Planzos has joined the firm as a Partner in our White Collar Defense and Investigations and Litigation practice groups. Ted Planzos is a Partner who has a long and successful record of defending corporate executives, public and private companies and individuals in criminal, regulatory and congressional investigations and […]
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09.20.16

Susan Rogers Issues the September Washington Tax Newsletter

The Presidential and Congressional campaigns are in full gear, while Congress has returned to Washington with a target adjournment date of October 7th to prepare for the November 8th elections.  In an election year that has been unconventional, there is considerable uncertainty about what the political landscape in Washington will be post-election, not only with […]
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09.14.16

Potomac Law Launches Appellate & Critical Motions practice Group

We are pleased to announce the launch of Potomac Law’s Appellate & Critical Motions practice group. Potomac Law is launching the Appellate & Critical Motions practice group that will handle all aspects of appellate litigation before the United States Supreme Court, the federal courts of appeal, and the appellate courts of Maryland, Washington, DC, and other […]
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09.08.16

Potomac Law Welcomes Ayesha N. Khan

We are pleased to announce that Ayesha N. Khan has joined the firm as a Partner to launch our Appellate & Critical Motions practice group. Ayesha N. Khan has over two decades of experience litigating high-stakes appeals in state and federal courts nationwide. She has represented clients before the United States Supreme Court, every federal […]
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08.31.16

Assignment and Change of Control Clauses in License Agreements

By: Larry Schroepfer There’s a provision in license agreements (and many, many other agreements for that matter) that’s often relegated to the “boilerplate” at the end of the document, and it’s whether either or both parties can assign their rights under the agreement to third parties.  Sandwiched somewhere between “Severability” and “Entire Agreement”, this clause […]
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08.08.16

PLG Partner William Baker Elected Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Science & Technology Law

PLG Partner William Baker was elected Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Science & Technology Law at the ABA’s recent annual meeting in San Francisco. The Section focuses on cutting-edge issues at the intersection of law and technology.  Recent initiatives include programs and publications on the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, drones, autonomous […]
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06.07.16

Potomac Law Welcomes Katie Wood

We are pleased to announce that Katie Wood has joined the firm as Counsel. Katie Wood is a Counsel in the firm’s Litigation and Antitrust and Competition Law practice groups.  She represents clients in a wide range of state and federal commercial litigation matters, including antitrust and trade regulation, unfair competition, Lanham Act, libel, interference, […]
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06.03.16

Susan Rogers Issues the June Washington Tax Newsletter

In the June edition of the PLG Washington Tax News, Susan Rogers includes an update on Congressional Activity, Tax Reform, Treasury/IRS update, Wyden Discussion Dra on Cost Recovery Reform & Simplification, and International Issues. Click the image below to read the newsletter.  
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06.03.16

Potomac Law Welcomes George S. Dolina

We are pleased to announce that George Dolina has joined the firm as Senior Counsel. George Dolina is a patent attorney specializing in electrical, mechanical, and computer related inventions.  Mr. Dolina began his career in intellectual property law as a patent agent in 2007.  After graduating with honors from law school, he developed his expertise […]
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05.19.16

Client Bulletin: DOL Issues Final Rule on Overtime Exemption Salary Minimums

By: Gina Del Negro, Wendy Fischman, and Catherine Guttman-McCabe On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) posted on its website (https://www.dol.gov/whd/overtime/final2016/index.htm), the long-awaited Final Rule regarding the new overtime regulations that it proposed last summer.  The Final Rule is effective December 1, 2016, and is estimated to extend overtime pay eligibility to over 4 […]
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05.17.16

Client Bulletin: The Defend Trade Secrets Act

By: Catherine Guttman-McCabe What is the Defend Trade Secrets Act? The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), effective May 11, 2016, makes trade secret theft a federal crime and provides employers with powerful protection for trade secret misappropriation by creating a new federal cause of action. However, employers must take certain steps to fully […]
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05.04.16

Susan Rogers issues the PLG May Washington Tax Newsletter

In the May edition of the PLG Washington Tax News, Susan Rogers includes an update on Congressional Activity, Tax Reform, Treasury/IRS update, Inversions, Earnings Stripping and the new 385 Regulations, and International Tax Policy and BEPS. Click the image below to read the newsletter.  
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04.11.16

Potomac Law Welcomes Marina Jáudenes

We are pleased to announce Marina Jáudenes has joined the firm as a Counsel. Marina Jáudenes is an attorney and former investment banker with experience covering a wide range of domestic and cross-border corporate, securities, M&A and finance-related transactions. She has advised on legal issues affecting various business areas and worked closely with U.S. and […]
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03.11.16

Client Bulletin: CMS’s Final 60-Day Rule Emphasizes Need for Proactive Self-Audits

By: Harry Silver The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued its Final Regulations interpreting the Affordable Care Act (ACA)-imposed 60-Day Rule which requires healthcare providers and suppliers to return overpayments received from Medicare within 60 days of their “identification.” As discussed in a previous Client Bulletin, the ACA does not specify what […]
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03.08.16

Potomac Law Welcomes Susan Hendrix

We are pleased to announce Susan Hendrix has joined the firm as a Counsel. Susan Hendrix focuses her practice on healthcare, investigations and litigation.  Ms. Hendrix provides compliance advice, and conducts internal investigations on health care regulations, health care guidance, and health care-related company policies. In addition to providing compliance advice and conducting investigations, Ms. […]
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03.01.16

Potomac Law Welcomes Susan Rogers

We are pleased to announce Susan Rogers has joined the firm as a Partner. Ms. Rogers is a Partner in the firm’s Taxation practice group.  She has three decades of experience in the tax policy and advocacy field, including extensive experience as the Head of Global Tax Policy for a leading Fortune 100 company and […]
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02.29.16

Potomac Law Welcomes John Moss

We are pleased to announce John Moss has joined the firm as a Partner.  John Moss, a Partner in the firm’s Washington, DC office, represents clients in all phases of litigation in state and federal courts.  He has represented several Fortune 100 global companies in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturers and retailers of […]
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01.18.16

Potomac Law Welcomes Mark A. Catan

We are pleased to announce Mark A. Catan has joined the firm as a Partner. Mark A. Catan is a Partner with extensive experience in all areas of patent law.  Mr. Catan’s practice includes strategic counseling, patent validity and infringement opinions, patent prosecution, IP transactions, and IP due diligence in support of mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Catan possesses […]
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01.15.16

Satterthwaite selected as one of the 2016 WTR’s leading trademark professionals

Potomac Law is pleased to announce that partner Janet Satterthwaite was selected as one of the 2016 World Trademark Review 1000 leading trademark professionals.  Ms. Satterthwaite is an internationally-recognized trademark attorney, with expertise in global trademark prosecution, strategic counseling and litigation at the first-chair level. Janet Satterthwaite recently joined virtual firm Potomac Law Group from Venable. The renowned counsellor and first-chair trial lawyer […]
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01.14.16

Potomac Law Welcomes Robert S. Mayer

We are pleased to announce that Robert S. Mayer has joined the firm as a Partner. Robert Mayer is a registered patent attorney who drafts and prosecutes patent applications for a wide range of technologies, including medical devices, bar code scanners, semiconductors, photocopiers, consumer electronics, and software. He manages patent portfolios, helps clients mine patentable ideas from their technical staff, […]
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01.06.16

PLG Serves as Buy-Side Co-Counsel in Stagwell’s Acquisition of Creative Agency Code and Theory

The Wall Street Journal describes Stagwell as “one of a new wave of players in the advertising industry seeking to challenge traditional ad holding companies by putting a range of assets under one umbrella.”  Code and Theory’s speciality “in creating large-scale web experiences ‘is something that’s going to be mission-critical for major products,'” according to Stagwell founder, […]
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12.10.15

Client Bulletin: The First Judicial Interpretation of the ACA’s 60-Day Rule Increases Uncertainty and Risk for Health Care Providers

By: Harry Silver The Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) requires healthcare providers and suppliers to report and return overpayments made by Medicare or Medicaid within 60 days after they have been “identified” (“the 60-Day Rule”). The ACA does not define “identified,” administrative regulations intended to do so were proposed in 2012 but have not yet been […]
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11.12.15

Satterthwaite selected as 2016 Washington DC Super Lawyer

Potomac Law is pleased to announce that partner Janet Satterthwaite was selected to be on the 2016 Washington DC Super Lawyers list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice.  Only 5% of attorneys in Washington DC receive this distinction.​​  Ms. Satterthwaite is an internationally-recognized trademark attorney, with expertise in global trademark prosecution, strategic counseling and litigation at the first-chair level.  
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11.12.15

Potomac Law Welcomes Elissa Brockbank Reese

We are pleased to announce that Elissa Reese has joined the firm as a Counsel. Ms. Reese represents clients in connection with a broad range of intellectual property rights with an emphasis on enforcement and litigation.  Her breadth of intellectual property work includes trademark infringement, trade dress infringement, internet keyword advertising, cybersquatting and domain name […]
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10.03.15

Potomac Law Group Welcomes Janet Satterthwaite

We are pleased to announce that Janet F. Satterthwaite has joined the firm as a Partner. Janet Satterthwaite is an internationally-recognized and versatile trademark attorney, uniquely capable in all aspects of global trademark prosecution and strategic counseling, as well as litigation at the first-chair level.  For over twenty years, Ms. Satterthwaite has provided seamless, practical, […]
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Potomac Law Group Welcomes Timothy W. Bergin

We are pleased to announce that Timothy W. Bergin has joined the firm as a Partner. Tim Bergin has more than thirty years experience providing antitrust counseling, obtaining antitrust clearance for corporate mergers and acquisitions, and litigating antitrust cases.  Mr. Bergin has counseled many business clients on a range of issues under federal and state […]
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