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Gov. Brad Henry and Andy Lester Join DPIC Podcast

Spencer Fane attorneys Governor Brad Henry and Andy Lester recently joined Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) executive director Robert Dunham on the August 2022 episode of the DPIC podcast to discuss Oklahoma’s capital punishment system.

Shawn Tuma Moderates Cybersecurity Incidents Panel

Spencer Fane attorney Shawn Tuma served as a moderator for a discussion on professional liability claims resulting from law firm data breach incidents at the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Law Conference, hosted by the Center for American and International Law, on September 9 in Plano, Texas. Shawn also served as a co-chair of the sixth annual conference.

John Browning Discusses Potential Judicial Education Requirements

Spencer Fane attorney John Browning shared his thoughts on how judges can remain informed of today’s ever-evolving technology in a recent article published by Government Technology, a print and digital publication focusing on public-sector innovation for state and local government.

Thirteen Attorneys Recognized in 2022 Texas Super Lawyers

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that eight firm attorneys have been selected to the 2022 edition of Texas Super Lawyers and five attorneys have been recognized on the Rising Stars list.

Kurt Rozelsky Named to 2022 Legal Elite List

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce attorney Kurt Rozelsky was recently named to the Charleston Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly, and Greenville Business Magazine list of 2022 Legal Elite, an annual list that highlights the top vote-getters in 50 categories. He was honored for his work in business litigation; insurance; mediation; personal injury; and product liability.

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DAG Lisa Monaco Announces Additional Corporate Enforcement Priorities

In October 2021, Deputy Attorney General (DAG) Lisa Monaco announced new policies that addressed the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) corporate criminal enforcement efforts. The revised policies presented a tougher DOJ approach to white collar and corporate crime, placing more weight on a corporation’s criminal history and its disclosure of persons involved in criminal conduct, and announcing the use of monitorships to ensure corporate compliance. This guidance from Main Justice encouraged FBI investigators and U.S. Attorneys to step up prosecution efforts on individual corporate actors, including those in the c-suite.

Resurgence in Criminal Prosecutions for OSHA Workplace Safety Violations

A series of recent criminal prosecutions stemming from workplace fatalities in connection with OSHA’s worker safety laws underscore the Justice Department’s willingness to charge OSH Act crimes, even in the absence of other Title 18 offenses or other criminal charges.

Landmark $1.2M Sephora Settlement Highlights the Importance of CCPA Compliance

The Attorney General (AG) for California just settled a California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) enforcement case against Sephora for $1.2 million. While Sephora denies liability in the settlement, the outcome of this settlement should send shivers down most companies’ spines who may engage in some of the same conduct that landed Sephora in trouble. Read below for some of the major takeaways from this landmark decision.

Don’t Miss This One: Missouri House Bill 1662

Have you heard of Missouri House Bill 1662 (H.B. 1662)?

Former Prosecutor Explains Review Process Into Deadly KCFD Crash in Westport

Spencer Fane attorney Dan Nelson recently spoke with KSHB investigator and reporter Cameron Taylor about the steps Jackson County prosecutors may be taking as they review the deadly Kansas City, Missouri, firetruck crash from December 2021.

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Latest Events

This is your “Perry Mason” Moment: The Infamous Alex Jones Inadvertent Cell Phone Production Explained

This CLE is geared toward litigators, litigation support teams, and paralegals responsible for managing clients’ sensitive data. The presenters will examine in detail the very public and particularly devastating inadvertent production (and failed clawback) in the Alex Jones trial. Focusing on the technological mechanics of how it happened and the legal procedure that prevented a clawback, this program will equip attendees with the tools and knowledge to avoid putting their clients in the same position.

Jason Medley to Speak at Secured Finance Network Luncheon

Spencer Fane attorney Jason Medley will speak at an upcoming Lunch & Learn for the Houston Chapter of the Secured Finance Network on September 14 in Maggiano’s Little Italy on Post Oak Blvd in Houston, Texas.

WorkSmarts Two-Day Seminar: the Name of the Game is Compliance

Spencer Fane attorneys Merritt Chastain, Helen Holden, Joe Hunt, Sam Jackson, Paul Jacobson, James Korte, Stephanie Lovett-Bowman, Megan Meadows, Matt Morrison, Brian Peterson, Tiffany Santhavi Watts, Rachael Thomson, Bethany Vanhooser, Rob Warzel, Elizabeth Wente, and Randi Winter will present at an upcoming virtual seminar covering a wide variety of labor and employment-related topics.

Spencer Fane Team to Speak at Midwest Environmental Compliance Conference

Spencer Fane attorneys Andrew Brought, Jason Flower, and Jessica Merrigan will each present at the Midwest Environmental Compliance Conference (MECC) September 13-14. The firm is also proud to sponsor the annual conference.

Spencer Fane to Host Kansas Hospital Association Reception in Overland Park

Spencer Fane is pleased to host a client reception on September 7 ahead of the Kansas Hospital Association (KHA) Annual Convention and Trade Show at the firm’s Overland Park, Kansas, office.

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