12.10.19

Potomac Law Announced As Winner of the 14th Annual Turnaround Awards

Seattle, Washington, December 10, 2019 – The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 14th Annual Turnaround Awards on Monday, December 9th.   Potomac Law was named a winner for the Community-Impact Award. Pamela Egan, of Potomac’s Seattle office, helped leverage the powers of the Bankruptcy Court to convert a dilapidated residential hotel, the Empyrean, […]
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12.03.19

PLG Partner Douglas Bonner to Moderate PLI Telecommunications Institute Panel

Douglas Bonner is set to moderate a Rural Broadband Updates panel of industry experts at the 37th Annual PLI Telecommunications Institute in Washington, D.C., December 10-11.  This annual 2-day conference including senior FCC representatives and Capitol Hill Staff is one of the most well regarded and popular telecommunications policy CLEs in the United States.  Read […]
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11.11.19

Susan Metcalfe Wins Mock Trial Competition – Again!

Congratulations to PLG partner Susan Metcalfe for winning the 2019 Chopped for CHOP Battle of the Champions. Hosted by Magna Legal Services, the annual Chopped for CHOP mock trial competition brings top litigators from across the country to battle onstage at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City.  The winner is chosen by […]
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10.30.19

Potomac Law Welcomes Gabriela I. Coman

We are pleased to announce that Gabriela I. Coman has joined the firm as a Partner in our Patent practice group. Partner Gabriela Coman counsels clients in the strategic development of complex patent assets in the areas of biotechnology, chemicals, and semiconductors.  She assists clients with prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications, and intellectual […]
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10.01.19

Potomac Law Advises Innovus Pharmaceuticals in Merger with Aytu BioScience

Potomac Law (“PLG”) is serving as special M&A counsel to Innovus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB: INNV) in its merger with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aytu BioScience, Inc. (NASDAQ: AYTU).  The transaction was announced September 12, 2019 and is expected to close as early as December 2019, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.  Under the […]
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09.22.19

Potomac Law Group Advises SPY Inc. in Merger Transaction with Bollé Brands

Potomac Law Group (“PLG“) served as special M&A counsel to SPY Inc. (“SPY“) (OTC: XSPY) in its merger with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bollé Brands, Inc.  The transaction closed effective September 6, 2019. Established in 1994, SPY is a Southern California-based eyewear company that designs, markets and distributes premium sunglasses, goggles and prescription frame eyewear. […]
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09.12.19

Potomac Law Welcomes Stephanie A. Joyce

We are pleased to announce that Stephanie Joyce has joined us as a Partner in our Litigation and Communications, Media and Entertainment practice groups. Stephanie Joyce has an extensive background in business and consumer protection litigation within the telecommunications space, including claims brought pursuant to the Communications Act of 1934, Telephone Consumer Protection Act and […]
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09.10.19

Susan Rogers Issues the September Washington Tax Newsletter

An assessment of the year thus far for Congress is a mixed bag with many important issues yet to be dealt with in 2019.  Although the budget deal that Congress reached before the recess began is arguably an accomplishment, there is still opportunity for problems when Congress returns in September because Congress will need to […]
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09.09.19

Potomac Law Welcomes Gregory L. Ewing

We are pleased to announce that Gregory L. Ewing has joined us as a Partner in our International Dispute Resolution and Privacy and Cybersecurity practice groups. Mr. Ewing focuses his practice on dispute resolution and advising clients around cybersecurity, privacy, blockchain, and other technology related issues.   As a litigator and arbitration specialist, Mr. Ewing has extensive […]
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09.05.19

Potomac Law Welcomes Pamela M. Egan

We are pleased to announce that Pamela M. Egan has joined us as a Partner in our Restructuring and Bankruptcy, Litigation and Corporate practice groups. Pamela Egan is a bankruptcy attorney with twenty years of experience leveraging the problem-solving powers of the bankruptcy court for her clients. High-level litigation skills complement Ms. Egan’s creativity and […]
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08.13.19

Partner Carla Garrett serves as a panelist for the SEC’s 2019 Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation

Partner Carla Garrett serves as a panelist for the SEC’s event on Wednesday, August 14 at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska discussing “Capital Formation Success Stories from the Silicon Prairie” and “Harmonization: What a Concept! Exploring Options to Reshape the Offering Framework” The Small Business Forum provides a platform to discuss small business capital formation, culminating in the […]
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08.12.19

Partner Carla Garrett will Chair the August 13 meeting of the SEC’s Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee

On Tuesday, August 13, Partner Carla Garrett will Chair the SEC’s Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee meeting  at 9:30 a.m. CT, at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and is open to the public. The meeting will be webcast live.  See additional information here.  The Advisory Committee provides the Securities & Exchange Commission with advice and recommendations on […]
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08.09.19

Potomac Law Welcomes Judith Kim

We are pleased to announce that Judith Kim has joined us as a Partner in our Patent practice group. For about twenty-four years, Judith Kim has counseled clients innovating in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, immunology, diagnostics, biofuel, agrosciences, food products, nutraceuticals, cosmetics and personal care. Ms. Kim’s practice includes: Preparation of patent applications and their prosecution and appeals […]
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08.07.19

Potomac Law Welcomes David Veator

We are pleased to announce that David Veator has joined us as a Partner in our Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Group. David Veator practices in the area of public and administrative law.  He represents businesses with regulatory exposure, including entrepreneurs with new or disruptive business models, and has obtained results for clients in high-stakes […]
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07.31.19

PLG sponsors ACC-NCR webinar

Thank you PLG partner Doug Bonner and counsel Jeff Kosseff for speaking at yesterday’s #ACCNCR  program.  The webinar featured Mr. Bonner, Mr. Kosseff and Under Armour’s Rebecca Shore-Suslowitz and covered U.S. privacy legislation, best practices and security issues with vendor contracts.  Listen and download here.
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07.03.19

Susan Rogers Issues the July Washington Tax Newsletter

House and Senate leadership continue to meet with White House officials in an effort to work out a two-year budget deal that would also address the issue of the debt ceiling limit.  If they can successfully agree on a two-year deal rather than just a one-year measure, the path to writing spending bills and avoiding […]
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06.30.19

Potomac Law Welcomes Steve Walter

We are pleased to announce Steven W. Walter has joined us as a Partner in our Banking and Commercial Loan Group.  Steve Walter has almost twenty years of experience representing national, regional, and local financial institutions and borrowers in all types of secured and unsecured, syndicated and single-lender credit facilities.  He handles all aspects of […]
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06.29.19

Potomac Law Welcomes Matt Bergman

We are pleased to announce Matt Bergman has joined us as a Partner in our Banking and Commercial Loan Group.  Matt Bergman is a Partner in our Banking and Commercial Loan Group.  Mr. Bergman has closed more than $3.5 billion in deals while representing both lenders and borrowers.  He and his team cost-effectively serve Washington D.C. […]
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05.29.19

PLG Partner Wendy Fischman presents webinar on Latest Developments in U.S. Harassment Law: Federal & State

PLG Partner Wendy Fischman presents a Skillsoft webinar on June 5th at 11:00am.  Ms. Fischman will explore the recently-enacted harassment training requirements in several states and discuss what employers should do now before the training deadlines arrive.  She will also offer strategies for employers on how to manage harassment prevention across multiple jurisdictions.  See more […]
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05.17.19

Potomac Law represents Opterna in sale to PPC Broadband, Inc.

Potomac Law represented Opterna International Corporation (“Opterna”) in its sale to PPC Broadband, Inc., a Belden brand and leading developer and manufacturer of telecommunications connectivity solutions. Opterna, headquartered in Sterling, Viriginia, is a major supplier of fiberoptic products for network infrastructure, data center, Internet of Things (IoT) and Fiber-to-the- Premises (FTTX) applications.   It has […]
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05.16.19

Potomac Law Welcomes Lisa Stone

We are pleased to announce that Lisa Stone has joined Potomac Law Group’s Washington, D.C. office as a Partner in the firm’s Energy and Environmental practice groups. Ms. Stone is an accomplished lawyer with over two decades experience helping companies and other organizations navigate federal and state regulatory matters involving energy and environmental issues.  Ms. […]
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05.10.19

Potomac Law Welcomes Isaac Mamaysky

We are pleased to announce that Isaac Mamaysky has joined us as a Partner in our General Counsel Services and Education practice groups. Isaac Mamaysky is a Partner practicing in the areas of employment law, business litigation, and education law.  An experienced general counsel, Mr. Mamaysky offers comprehensive solutions to clients’ multi-disciplinary legal needs.  He has worked […]
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05.08.19

Potomac Law Welcomes Jessica Madon

We are pleased to announce that Jessica Madon has joined us as a Counsel in our Government Contracts  group.  Jessica Madon is a skilled business Counsel and experienced trusted advisor practicing in our Government Contracts, International and Technology and IP Transactions groups.  Results driven, she provides legal/risk management advice and tools that enable her clients to further […]
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05.03.19

Potomac Law Group Welcomes David DeSalle

We are pleased to announce that David DeSalle has joined us as a Partner in our Energy, Environmental, Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, Government Relations and Public Policy, and Corporate practice groups.  Mr. DeSalle has more than two decades of practice experience, primarily in the electric, natural gas, telecommunications, alternative energy, transportation, and water industry […]
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05.03.19

Susan Rogers Issues the May 2019 Washington Tax Newsletter

Congress returned to Washington after a 2-week recess to face a busy agenda including post-Mueller report investigations and continuing hearings on a number of oversight issues.  They also must deal with budget and spending issues with a difference of opinion in the House and Senate over how to proceed this year. Read More.
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03.19.19

PLG Partner Reed Sexter Closes Large Scale Opportunity Zone Transaction

PLG Partner Reed Sexter recently closed a transaction on behalf of PTM Partners, LLC, which is an Opportunity Zone Fund.  The transaction was a joint venture with an affiliate of Douglas Development Corporation for the redevelopment of the old Coast Guard Headquarters in Buzzard Point, Washington, DC, into a 453 unit multi-family project with approximately 17,000 square feet of […]
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03.08.19

Susan Rogers Issues the March Washington Tax Newsletter

The first step in the budget process will be the release of the Administration’s budget, which reportedly will be March 11th.  Congress will then need to approve new overall spending levels for FY 2020, which starts on October 1st.  If such legislation is not approved, automatic spending cuts, known as sequestration, apply to lower discretionary […]
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02.04.19

Susan Rogers Issues the February Washington Tax Newsletter

The 116th Congress convened on January 3rd as divided government returned to Washington with the Democrats in control of the House and Republicans in control of the Senate and the White House.  The government reopened January 26th with a short-term deal reached to fund those government operations without approved fiscal year spending until February 15th.   Read More
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02.04.19

Potomac Law Group Welcomes Gregory Braker

We are pleased to announce that Gregory Braker has joined us as a Partner in our Environmental, Real Estate and Finance, and White Collar Defense and Investigations practice groups.    Mr. Braker has been providing environmental guidance to clients for more than twenty-five years on issues affecting property acquisition, development, and management; transportation and distribution; […]
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01.03.19

Potomac Law Welcomes Viva Hammer

We are pleased to announce that Viva Hammer has joined us as a Partner in our Tax group. Ms. Hammer is a tax policy and practice leader, with over twenty-five years’ experience at the Office of Tax Policy in the Treasury Department, at the Joint Committee on Taxation in the U.S. Congress, and in private […]
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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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