The Thing About Blind Spots – On the Difference Between Discrimination and Bias in Law Firms

By | Law People | January 14, 2014
The Thing About Blind Spots – On the Difference Between Discrimination and Bias in Law Firms

Discrimination comes in all forms. In our 2011 entry on the dismissal of an EEOC suit against Bloomberg, we noted that Karen Lockwood, a senior female partner in Howrey, a Washington D.C. firm and then president of the D.C. Women’s Bar Association, made a distinction between discrimination and unconscious bias: “Law firms are way beyond discrimination… Problems with advancement and retention are grounded in biases, not discrimination.”

2013′s Biggest Whistleblower Developments, and What They Mean for 2014 – Steve Pearlman

By | LXBN | January 13, 2014
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2013 was a big year for Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank whistleblower developments, with a whopping $14 million bounty award from the SEC standing out as the most impactful. But if there’s just one thing to be learned as we head into 2014, it’s that enforcement officials are just getting started. But if there’s more, and there is, we bring in attorney Steve Pearlman to LXBN TV to explain it all.

Will the Recent Scientific Attack On Vitamin Use Spawn a New Wave of False Advertising Litigation?

Will the Recent Scientific Attack On Vitamin Use Spawn a New Wave of False Advertising Litigation?

For centuries, we’ve ingested magic elixirs in pill and syrupy forms to cure whatever ails us and to ward off future illness.  Hard scientific evidence of efficacy may have been lacking for these nostrums, but lingering doubts fell sway to the testimonial charms and hard-sell tactics of proverbial snake oil salesmen. 

Judge Upholds Border Search of Laptop Against Constitutional Challenge

Warning that “it would be foolish, if not irresponsible, for plaintiffs to store truly private or confidential information on electronic devices that are carried and used overseas,” District Court Judge Edward R. Korman dismissed a challenge to Department of Homeland Security policies allowing searches of electronic devices without reasonable suspicion at the border.