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Aug 27 2018

The Continuing Impact of PhoneDog v. Kravitz on the Ownership of Business-Related Social Media Accounts

It’s been almost seven years since PhoneDog v. Kravitz, a pioneering case that helped establish that business social media accounts could constitute trade secrets. In PhoneDog, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California denied the defendant’s motion to dismiss the trade secret misappropriation claim. During these past seven years, the use of social media has only […]

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Aug 15 2018

Donahue Fitzgerald Attorneys Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America 2019 Edition

OAKLAND (August 15, 2018) – Three attorneys from Donahue Fitzgerald were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019: Dawn Newton, Franchise Law Merrill J. Schwartz, Corporate Law Kristin A. Pace, Tax Law The Best Lawyers in America rankings are based solely on peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of attorneys confidentially evaluate their colleagues. As lawyers do not […]

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Aug 10 2018

Twitter Account Is Trade Secret, Publisher Says, Testing Law

Read the full article, Twitter Account Is Trade Secret, Publisher Says, Testing Law

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Jul 25 2018

Senior Counsel Holiday D. Powell Joins the Firm’s Oakland Office

Holiday joins the firm from Clark Hill PLC, where she focused on complex business and product liability litigation. She defends Fortune 500 companies, privately held companies, and individual client from a variety of sectors, such as technology, life sciences, and insurance, in class actions, MDLs, and individual cases across the country in state and federal […]

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Jul 18 2018

Nonprofits Need to Know About the New “ABC Test” for Classifying Independent Contractors

The case – Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court – is aimed at making it harder for companies like Uber and Lyft to use independent contractors, but the breadth of the Court’s ruling extends beyond the Gig Economy, impacting every industry, including the nonprofit sector. In the Dynamex Operations West case, the California Supreme […]

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Jul 10 2018

Donahue Fitzgerald Attorneys Named 2018 Super Lawyers

Kristin A. Pace: Estate and Probate Wilfred F. Roberge, Jr.: Estate and Probate Mary M. Rudser: Estate and Probate Elizabeth M. Engh: Estate and Probate David A. Stein: Construction Litigation Jonathan McNeil Wong: Immigration Practice areas represented include estate and probate, construction litigation, and immigration. All recognized attorneys have been honored for five years or […]

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Jun 15 2018

Associates Michelle E. Hernandez and Priscilla N. Hatton Join Donahue Fitzgerald

Michelle joins Donahue Fitzgerald’s Business and Corporate, Nonprofit, and Real Estate practices. While attending law school, Michelle was a student honors intern with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, a legal intern with the Energy and Telecommunications Team of the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, and a legal intern with the Clorox Company’s international in-house legal team […]

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Jan 3 2018

Sweeping New Music Law Expedites A $1.6 Billion Lawsuit Against Spotify

Read the full article, Sweeping New Music Law Expedites A $1.6 Billion Lawsuit Against Spotify.

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Jan 3 2018

LA punk rock band NOFX aims to share in $1.6 billion Spotify suit

Read the full article, LA punk rock band NOFX aims to share in $1.6 billion Spotify suit.

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Dec 18 2017

Senior Litigation Associate, Jesse B. McKeithen Joins the Firm’s Oakland Office

Jesse joins the firm from Latham & Watkins LLP, where he handled antitrust cases, regulatory investigations, complex commercial litigation, and class action lawsuits, amongst other types of litigation matters. Jesse received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, and his law degree from UCLA School of Law. He also holds a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from […]

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