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USPTO shortens Trademark Office response window by 3 months

Monday, November 21, 2022

On December 3, 2022, the United States Patent and Trademark Office will shorten the now six-month response due date for any trademark office action (final or non-final) to just three months. The USPTO will, however, allow an extension of an additional three-months with payment of a $125 fee to file the applicable response.

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U.S. takes action to ease EU concerns over personal data transfers

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Last month, President Joe Biden signed an executive order that sets forth the steps that the United States will take to implement the U.S. commitments under the European Union-U.S. Data Privacy Framework (EU-U.S. DPF).

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Liz Sullivan and Emily Johnson speak at University of Utah video lecture

Monday, November 14, 2022

Liz Sullivan, the Chair of McDonald Hopkins' national Healthcare Practice Group, and Emily Johnson, a Member of the firm who focuses on matters in the healthcare industry, spoke about the  Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act (EKRA), as well as relevant healthcare cases, during a video lecture for the University of Utah ARUP Laboratories. 

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CMS updates expiration dates for telehealth PHE flexibilities

Monday, November 14, 2022

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on November 1, 2022, issued the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) 2023 Final Rule (the “2023 Final Rule”), which sets forth updates, policy revisions and guidance relating to services under the MPFS. This includes updates and summaries regarding relaxed standards and related flexibilities that have facilitated the expanded use of telehealth and other digital health services during the Public Health Emergency (the PHE). 

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McDonald Hopkins welcomes Demetri Sintsirmas to Litigation Department

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Demetri Sintsirmas has joined McDonald Hopkins as an Associate in the Litigation Department, adding his experience to the firm’s commercial litigation team. He brings a diverse set legal experience to the firm, with a practice that focuses on providing guidance to both large and small corporate clients throughout the litigation and appeals process.

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Distressed businesses on sale: Consider opportunities and risks, Crain's Chicago Business

Monday, November 7, 2022

Christal Contini, a Member at McDonald Hopkins, Chair of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions practice, and the Vice Chair of the Business Law Department, and Marc Carmel, Managing Member of the Chicago office and a Member of the firm's Strategic Advisory and Restructuring Department, wrote an article for Crain's Chicago Business on how investors should consider the opportunities and risks of buying a distressed business. 

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Dave Kall article featured in Crain's Cleveland Business

Monday, November 7, 2022

McDonald Hopkins Cleveland Managing Member David Kall's article "State tax incentives bring in big manufacturers — can your business benefit?" was featured in a recent edition of Crain's Cleveland Business.  

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Christal Contini speaks at INVEST Conference, quoted in Behavioral Health Business article

Monday, November 7, 2022

Christal Contini, a Member at McDonald Hopkins, Chair of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions practice, and the Vice Chair of the Business Law Department, recently spoke at the Behavioral Health Business INVEST Conference. Christal’s panel presentation was summarized and statements from her presentation were also included in the Behavioral Health Business article.

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Employment Law Lessons: Twitter Drama Edition

Monday, November 7, 2022

This edition of our employment law lessons for employers focuses on the recent employment related drama at Twitter. Here we break down the reported employment actions at Twitter and look at the practical lessons that employers can learn to implement drama-free reductions-in-force. 

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The Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA): An update on HIPAA’s stricter counterpart

Friday, November 4, 2022

With recent changes to the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act, organizations, covered entities, and health care providers should ensure that those who fall under both HIPAA and the CMIA are trained and knowledgeable about the specific and changing requirements to ensure not only privacy compliance but also the patient’s privacy.  

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McDonald Hopkins ranked among the nation’s top firms in 2023 by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®

Thursday, November 3, 2022

McDonald Hopkins LLC has been recognized among the nation’s “Best Law Firms” in U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers’ 2023 rankings. The firm is highlighted in 44 categories, including 17 rated as Metropolitan Tier 1 practice areas. McDonald Hopkins is also ranked nationally in six categories. 

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McDonald Hopkins Welcomes Laura Sims to Mergers and Acquisitions Practice

Friday, October 28, 2022

Laura Sims has joined McDonald Hopkins LLC as an Associate in the Business Department and growing national Mergers and Acquisitions team.

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McDonald Hopkins Welcomes Francis Massaro to Mergers and Acquisitions Practice

Friday, October 28, 2022

McDonald Hopkins LLC is proud to announce the addition of Francis (Frank) Massaro to the Firm’s Baltimore/Annapolis office. Massaro joins McDonald Hopkins as an Associate, adding his expertise to the Business Department and growing national Mergers and Acquisitions team.    

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New Retirement Plan Limitations Announced by the IRS for 2023

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

The IRS released IRS Notice 2022-55, providing for the new cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for the 2023 Tax Year. 

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McDonald Hopkins welcomes Maria Carr to Strategic Advisory and Restructuring Department in Cleveland

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Maria Carr has rejoined the Cleveland office of McDonald Hopkins LLC as an Associate in the Strategic Advisory and Restructuring Department. 

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Creating a defensive cybersecurity culture

Thursday, October 20, 2022

As cybersecurity threats continue to grow and become part of everyday life for individuals and businesses, it is critical that they be addressed as an operational risk. Like other operational risks, cybersecurity threats can impact your ability to operate, access information, reputation, customer trust, bottom line, and overall survival. The best defense against these threats is to create a culture of awareness and vigilance.

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A corporate Swiss Army Knife: The Employee Stock Ownership Plan, Part 3: Shareholder Strategies

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

An ESOP remains paradoxical – a tax-qualified ERISA-covered retirement plan that is intended and allowed to invest directly in the employer’s securities in order to promote employee ownership. An ESOP’s ability to invest in the employer’s securities creates opportunities for shareholders to realize liquidity in a tax-advantaged manner.

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McDonald Hopkins welcomes Christa Kumming to national Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Team

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Christa Kumming has joined McDonald Hopkins LLC as an associate in the Litigation Department, adding her experience to the firm’s national Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group. 

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McDonald Hopkins welcomes Jory Berg to Strategic Advisory and Restructuring Department in Chicago

Friday, October 14, 2022

Jory Berg has joined the Chicago office of McDonald Hopkins LLC as an Associate in the Strategic Advisory and Restructuring Department.

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McDonald Hopkins welcomes Julie Toth to Business Department and Executive Compensation and Governance team

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Julie Toth has joined the Cleveland office of McDonald Hopkins LLC as Counsel in the Business Department, where she will add her experience to the firm’s Executive Compensation and Governance team.

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