Spencer Fane LLP attorney Josh Dickinson testified before the Nebraska Judiciary Committee on January 19, 2018 in conjunction with the Nebraska Collector’s Association (NCA) support of Legislative Bill (LB710). The bill presents an amendment and clarification to Nebraska statute 25–1801, which establishes collector’s rights to seek interest, costs, and attorney’s fees on certain debt.
Firm’s growing Phoenix office adds capacity to IP practice
Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to welcome partner Steven Laureanti and associate David Banko to the firm’s Phoenix office. The addition of Laureanti and Banko brings new depth to the firm’s intellectual property practice, and continues a strong growth trend that has included six new attorneys in Phoenix and seventy-one new arrivals firm-wide since December 2016.
Spencer Fane LLP attorneys Roger Denny and Bob Lattinville recently collaborated to write an article published in AthleticDirectorU (ADU) that summarizes the findings from their recent collaboration with USA Today on a database of assistant football coach salaries. In the ADU article, they discuss their observations related to trends in the data, including compensation disparities between head coaches and their staff in each of the Autonomy 5 conferences.
Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce that partner Leslie Greathouse, who has been with the firm since 2008, has been appointed general counsel of Spencer Fane. This is a new position in the firm and Leslie’s role is effective as of January 1. Previously, partner Nick Badgerow served as the chair of the firm’s professional responsibility committee since 1988, and continues with Spencer Fane in his capacity as a litigator and mediator.
As part of The University of Oklahoma College of Law Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program, Partner Paul Trimble will present “What’s New in the 2015 AAPL JOA.” The event covers Joint Operating Agreements (JOAs) as they relate to the American Association of Professional Landman (AAPL), and gives attendees the opportunity to earn 5-6 hours of CLE credit.
Spencer Fane LLP Partner Joe Bednar has been named recipient of the 2018 Governor Mel Carnahan Award for Public Service. The award, named after the former Missouri Governor, recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions through their public service, both paid and volunteer, in the government, education, nonprofit, or legal sectors.
We are pleased to announce the continuation of our growth in the Dallas market with the opening of an office in Plano, Texas that will be led by new Office Managing Partner Paul Sander. Paul joined Spencer Fane Monday, January 8 in our real estate practice.
Spencer Fane LLP attorney Nikki Hutson recently wrote an article published in HR Legal and Compliance Excellence Essentials on the recent spotlight on sexual harassment and high-profile claims. The article provides suggestions to employers on performing a successful complaint investigation and preventative measures organizations can take to minimize their exposure for harassment claims.
Spencer Fane LLP attorneys Roger Denny and Bob Lattinville recently collaborated to write an article published in AthleticDirectorU about effects of the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on coaches’ compensation. The article discusses the nuances of the new act, its impacts and the possible strategies for universities moving forward.