• Attorney Spotlight: Jonathan “Jack” Harrington

    While technology makes it possible for lawyers and clients halfway around the world from one another to stay in touch, there’s still an undeniable sense of comfort and convenience when your attorney is in your own backyard.  Jonathan “Jack” Harrington, Counsel at the firm and chair of our International Regulation, Enforcement & Compliance practice group, brings this reassurance to clients on Long Island, who previously needed to look beyond Nassau and Suffolk Counties to receive counsel on the highly specialized areas of law pertaining to international business operations. Jack counsels clients from multinational public companies to individuals in a variety of ...

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    Monday, November 28th, 2016

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  • The Internationalization of Anti-Corruption Investigations and Enforcement

    In November 2016, France adopted new anti-corruption legislation permitting deferred prosecution agreements in bribery cases.  In July 2017, Mexico’s new anti-corruption law will take effect.  The more-stringent law should prompt all companies operating in Mexico to re-evaluate their anti-corruption compliance programs.  And in February of this year, China released draft amendments of a new law governing commercial bribery that would, among other things, include vicarious liability for employers and liability for bribes paid through third parties. American companies are understandably focused on complying with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA), which carries stiff civil and criminal liability for any company ...

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  • Important New DMCA Safe Harbor Requirements for Web Operators

    If you or your company has a website or app that hosts material submitted by users or that provides links to materials to other websites, take note: the U.S. Copyright Office has a new electronic filing system for registering websites, apps and other online platforms for “safe harbor” protection from copyright infringement liability under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”).  (This electronic system replaces the prior paper-based system.) Section 512 of the DMCA contains a safe harbor provision from copyright infringement liability for online service providers.  For example, the safe harbor provision protects website operators from copyright liability in situations where ...

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  • Estate Planning and Estate Tax Forecast

    Well, the election has come and gone.  What does that mean in terms of estate planning and estate tax? As a quick review, the current federal estate tax exemption is $5.45 million and is scheduled to increase to $5.49 million as of January 1, 2017.  Each year it goes up a bit as it’s indexed by inflation.  This means that there is only federal estate tax for any transfer of wealth above the exemption.  I say it that way because it also includes any gifting that you’ve done (above the $14,000 exclusion) during the course of your lifetime. President-elect Donald Trump wants ...

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  • 5 Negotiation Mistakes You May Not Know You’re Making

    Don’t be your own worst enemy in a negotiation. There are plenty of things to be mindful of at the negotiating table – wondering if you’re sabotaging your own efforts shouldn’t be one of them.  If you recognize yourself in any of the following negotiation behaviors, try taking a step back to reassess your approach. Mistake #1: Underestimating your own strengths If you head into a negotiation doubting your position and your ability to convey it, it will become a self-fulfilling prophecy.  Instead of focusing on the weak aspects of your position, keep your eye on the strengths.  It’s important to be confident ...

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  • Sorry for the Delay: The Importance of Giving Timely Notice to Your Insurer

    When an insured seeks liability coverage under its general liability or commercial liability policy after it has been sued for personal injuries or death resulting from an accident, New York State Insurance Law § 3420(d) requires the insurance company to make its decision to disclaim liability or deny insurance benefits to the insured and provide “written notice as soon as is reasonably possible” to the insured and those persons making the claim. This obligation usually arises after the insured’s obligations under the applicable insurance policy have been triggered—one of which is the insured’s obligation to provide its insurance company with ...

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  • November 2016 CMM Newsletter: Insurance Update, Negotiation Mistakes & More

       

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  • OMIG Update: December 31 Certification Requirement for Compliance

          The New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General: Reminder of Certification Requirement for Compliance Programs and DRA Obligations As a reminder for Medicaid providers subject to New York’s mandatory compliance program obligation in Social Services Law section 363-d and 18 NYCRR Part 521, the December Annual Certification period expires December 31, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Additionally, New York’s Medicaid providers subject to the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 must complete their DRA Annual Certification by December 31, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. For OMIG compliance questions year-round, please contact Bill McDonald, chair of our Healthcare practice group, at (631) 738-9100.

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    Monday, November 21st, 2016

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  • Leadership in Law: Honoree Profile of Arthur Yermash

            “Let’s get Arthur’s take on it.” “Arthur has a lot of experience with that.” “See if Arthur has any suggestions before we finalize the documents.” These phrases are heard daily in the offices of Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, where Arthur Yermash is a Senior Associate.  Throughout his tenure at the firm, Arthur has established himself as a talented attorney in the areas of Labor & Employment and Corporate law as well as a trusted resource for his colleagues. Partners and associates alike would characterize Arthur as a “go-to person” in the office.  He has a unique depth of experience in a variety of ...

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    Friday, November 18th, 2016

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  • Leadership in Law: Honoree Profile of Steve Levy

          After serving as County Executive of New York State’s largest suburban county—with a population of 1.5 million, a workforce of over 10,000 employees, and a budget of $2.7 billion—most people would be ready to slow down.  But not if you’re Steve Levy. Following his tenure as Suffolk County Executive (2004-2011), Steve joined Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, with offices in Ronkonkoma and Bridgehampton, in an Of Counsel role to focus on municipal, government relations, and real estate development work, as well as business development and strategy.  Steve was a natural fit for the firm based upon their shared dedication to supporting ...

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