Neil Gorsuch, standing before an audience of conservative lawyers in Washington several years ago, decried the thousands of federal criminal statutes on the books. "And the spigot keeps pouring, with hundreds of new statutory crimes inked every few years," Gorsuch, now President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, said then. Gorsuch's confirmation would bring some comfort to the white-collar defense bar and business advocates.
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Rod Sorensen, managing partner of the Silicon Valley office of Payne & Fears, a defense litigator for technology companies, in a Q&A, says the big verdict in the whistleblower retaliation lawsuit by fired general counsel Sanford Wadler against his former employer, Bio-Rad, could lead to more such suits. He also says taking such cases to a jury is risky in the current environment.
Although President Barack Obama's time in office is complete, his impact on patent litigation in the Northern District of California is only beginning to be fully felt. Between 2010 and 2014, President Obama appointed 11 of the district's 14 current full-time district judges. Only the Southern District of New York is filled with more Obama appointees.
I refused to report to a person who made me feel uncomfortable. As a result, I was put on a performance plan. I just resigned with a severance, but am totally devastated. How do I address the circumstances of my departure in an interview?