April 5, 2017
Minneapolis Partner John Sear was named a winner of the 2017 Burton Awards for Distinguished Writing. John was selected to this elite group of the "finest law firm writers" for his co-authored article with T. Michael Pangburn on "Anticipating and Avoiding Expert Deposition Fee Disputes," which was published in Law360 in September, 2016. He is one of 25 winners who will be honored at the upcoming Burton Awards Annual Program and Gala in May.
March 30, 2017
Columbia Associate Ashleigh Wilson was appointed to serve on the new South Carolina Ethics Commission by Governor Henry McMaster. She is one of four appointees selected by the governor who will make up the eight-person committee.
The governor was quoted in a WCBD News 2 story following the announcement saying, “Our State will benefit from the diverse experience and professional backgrounds that these nominees will bring to the Commission.”
March 9, 2017
Alphabet Inc.’s subsidiary Waymo has accused Uber Technologies of stealing its "crown jewels": 14,000 proprietary and confidential files amounting to about 10 GB of data, including circuit board designs and technology used to develop a laser-scanning system that guides self-driving cars as part of Google’s autonomous vehicle project.
Among the claims alleged in the suit is a violation of the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), a new federal law enacted in May 2016. Although less than a year old, litigation concerning this act is likely to ramp up, particularly over the provision which allows for civil seizure of misappropriated trade secrets.
March 2, 2017
What is the best recipe for success when combating a Toxic Soup case? Minneapolis Partner Rick Morgan will moderate an esteemed panel at DRI Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Seminar to provide the tools necessary to craft a strong defense strategy to contest flimsy causation evidence and the reptile strategy, as well as the impact of the recently amended Toxic Substances Control Act and related EPA regulatory activity.
March 2, 2017
In practicing our commitment to diversity in the legal profession, Bowman and Brooke proudly serves as a sponsor for The Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association's 12th Annual Gala on Thursday, March 2, 2017. Minneapolis Associate Roxy Gonzalez served on the planning committee for this special event.