• 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 that aliens cannot sue foreign corporations pursuant to the ATS.  While Jesner certainly is not the highest-profile decision of the October Term, it has a significant impact on the enforcement of international human rights. The ATS is a little-known U.S. statute enacted as part of the ...

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    Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

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  • 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 complaints from employees, say experts. “You don’t want to wait until someone comes forward and then scramble,” says Deb Muller, CEO of Florham Park, New Jersey-based  HR Acuity. “You should be sitting down with your leadership team and saying ‘How do we manage this?’ ” Anecdotally, she says, she’s been hearing ...

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    Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

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  • 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 its own separate set of laws that govern business that must be taken into account—as well as cultural differences that must be addressed within marketing. In 2018, global B2C sales will reach $28 trillion and global B2B sales are expected to hit over $9 trillion. While most of ...

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    Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

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  • 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 envelopes. LGC, today a powerhouse marketing and communications firm, recently expanded their footprint with a move to the Heartland Business Center in Edgewood. Founder and CEO Greg Demetriou, a client and friend of CMM, recently invited CMM Managing Partner and HIA-LI Board Chairman Joe Campolo for ...

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    Wednesday, June 06th, 2018

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  • 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 State Budget and signed by Governor Cuomo in April, employers now have no choice and must have policies and training. With portions of the new laws already in effect, and the remaining law going into effect in the very near future, it’s critical that employers ...

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    Tuesday, June 05th, 2018

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  • 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, with assistance from Devon Palma, negotiated with multiple brokers to find the best lender and terms for our client. Once the lender and terms of the deal were in place, CMM worked with the client to meet the lender’s requirements for the multimillion-dollar loan. CMM seamlessly ...

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    Tuesday, June 05th, 2018

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  • 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 8:30 a.m. – Remarks by Cold Spring Harbor Lab 9:00 a.m. – Negotiation presentation begins 10:00 a.m. – Program concludes For more information or to register, visit http://www.epcscny.org/ or contact admin@epcscny.org No fee for members / guest fee $45 Sponsored by:

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    Monday, June 04th, 2018

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  • 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 appellate division departments, two federal court districts, and the New York State Court of Appeals (the state’s highest court). Learn more about our Appeals and Litigation practice groups.

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    Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

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  • 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 distributor in the United States for Dixell controls, the leading microprocessor-based electronic regulation, temperature, pressure and humidity controls for commercial refrigeration and air conditioning. Emerson’s assimilation of the Dixell distribution business took effect in March. Holtsville-based Weiss Instruments has manufactured thermometers and pressure gauges for over 100 ...

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    Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

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  • 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 chain, protecting both brands and consumers. You won’t want to miss his inspiring story of rising from helping out at his parents’ deli in Queens as a kid to leading a groundbreaking public company today. Marty Schmitt and Kevin Edwards of Flexible Systems then addressed the darker side of technology with ...

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    Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

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