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The U.S. Supreme Court Delivers a Death Knell to the Alien Tort Statute

On April 24, 2018, Justice Kennedy, writing the plurality opinion in Jesner et al. v. Arab Bank, Plc., 584 U.S. __ (2018), placed what might be the final nail in the coffin of the Alien Tort Statute (ATS).  In Jesner, the Court affirmed the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit’s dismissal, which held [...]

In the #MeToo Era, Firms Must Be Ready to Handle Reports of Sexual Harassment

By Jamie Herzlich With more employees coming forward, there's been an uptick in companies requesting guidance on how to handle potential claims, experts say. The #MeToo movement has put sexual harassment in the forefront and made it easier for victims to speak out. That makes it all the more important for employers to be prepared to handle harassment [...]

Taking the Leap into Global Marketing

By Michael Smith, guest blogger President & CEO, Linx Communications Global markets are now the norm for many companies. But how does a company make the decision to expand into a new market? While foreign markets are potentially lucrative, international marketing is significantly more complex than domestic marketing. This includes legal and financial differences—every country has [...]

CMM Spotlight: Lorraine Gregory Communications

Walking through the bright, colorful hallways at Lorraine Gregory Communications’ shiny new headquarters, over the hum of state-of-the-art printers and the voices of employees energetically collaborating about social media campaigns, it’s hard to imagine that this lively, innovative company started out in the early ‘90s as a direct mail business staffed by three people stuffing [...]

New York State Employers Required to Implement Sexual Harassment Policies and Conduct Sexual Harassment Training

Sexual harassment in the workplace is by no means a new issue, but in the wake of the #MeToo movement, New York lawmakers have taken action to address it. While well-prepared employers have had sexual harassment policies and training in place for some time, under new legislation, passed as part of the 2019 New York [...]

CMM’s Real Estate Group Successfully Completes Refinance of Commercial Building in Hauppauge Industrial Park

Campolo, Middleton & McCormick’s real estate team has successfully completed a refinance of a commercial building in the Hauppauge Industrial Park – the second largest industrial park in the nation after Silicon Valley. Our client’s building is home to over a dozen commercial tenants in various industries from professional services to manufacturing. CMM’s Joseph Vozza, [...]

June 20 – Campolo Presents “The Art of Negotiation” at Suffolk County Estate Planning Council

    Join Joe Campolo, Managing Partner of Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, for a presentation on "The Art of Negotiation" at the Suffolk County Estate Planning Council's June meeting. Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory - Wendt Building, 1 Bungtown Road, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724 Agenda: 8:00 a.m. - Networking and registration [...]

McCormick Argues Motion in Court of Claims, Exclusive Forum for Civil Litigation Seeking Damages Against New York State

CMM partner Patrick McCormick recently argued a motion at the New York State Supreme Court in Albany in the Court of Claims - the exclusive forum for civil litigation seeking damages against the State of New York. As a veteran appellate and trial lawyer, McCormick has made his case in no fewer than 10 counties, three [...]

CMM Represents Weiss Instruments in Agreement with Global Technology Company Emerson Electric

Emerson Electric (NYSE: EMR) has entered into an agreement with Weiss Instruments to directly serve customers of Emerson’s Dixell products. Joe Campolo and Vincent Costa of Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP represented Weiss Instruments in the transaction, the terms of which have not been disclosed. Since 1996, Weiss Instruments has been the exclusive authorized third-party [...]

The Technology Sector featuring Dr. James Hayward of Applied DNA Sciences and Marty Schmitt and Kevin Edwards of Flexible Systems

With its vibrant startup community and universities, Long Island is home to incredible technological innovation, and this episode spotlighted some of its gems. Dr. James Hayward, President & CEO of Applied DNA Sciences, demonstrated that he is the rare scientist who understands business and how to commercialize inventions. With Applied DNA, he’s cleaning up and securing the supply [...]