In Practice

In Practice

Hanson Bridgett partner Lisa Pooley.

How to Comply With California's New Criminal History Regulations

By Lisa Pooley |

Recognizing that the consideration of criminal history in employment decisions is a frequently misunderstood and rapidly evolving area of law, the California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) issued new regulations, which are effective on July 1. The regulations largely mirror the guidance set forth by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in its April 2012 "Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964."

Julie Q. Brush, Solutus Legal Search .

So You Say You're OK Accepting a Lower Level Role: Prove It

By Julie Brush |

Titles can be tricky things--sometimes they mean a lot, other times they mean close to nothing. But titles can play a key role when it comes to a job search, influencing interviews, compensation and the overall viability of a candidacy.

Left to right: Kurt Kappes, Karen Rosenthal and Sarah Barrows Greenberg Traurig

The Defend Trade Secrets Act: One Year Later

By Kurt A. Kappes, Karen Rosenthal and Sarah E. Barrows |

The DTSA--the most significant expansion of intellectual property law since the 1940s--celebrated its one-year anniversary on May 11.

L-R Charles O. Thompson and Garrett Parks, Polsinelli LLP, San Francisco.

5 Ways to Disrupt the Diversity Status Quo in Tech

By Charles O. Thompson & Garrett Parks |

Take a look at five suggestions companies can implement now to attempt to address diversity issues and lower their risk of exposure to certain types of discrimination lawsuits.

Left to right: Randy Evans and Shari Klevens, Dentons partners

5 Tips for Fee Agreement ADR Clauses

By Randy Evans and Shari Klevens |

Keep these five things in mind when including or enforcing an ADR provision in a fee agreement.

Limin Zheng, a principal with Fish & Richardson in Silicon Valley.

What the Numbers Tell Us About the Section 101 'Fad'

By Limin Zheng |

Section 101 of the Patent Act of 1952 has been increasingly used to challenge patent validity.

L-R Jenny Yelin and Ernest Galvin, Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld, San Francisco.

California Supreme Court Issues Decision on Use of Private Email

By Ernest Galvan and Jenny S. Yelin |

Public officials may turn to private email and messaging services to evade public scrutiny of potentially embarrassing information. In California at least, avoiding public disclosure just became much more difficult.

Brian Kabateck, Kabateck Brown Kellner

Nightlife Violence: Who Is Responsible for Keeping It at Bay?

By Brian S. Kabateck, Benjamin S. Hakimfar and Joana Fang |

In an age of mass shootings and terrorist attacks, entertainment venues have a responsibility to implement stronger security measures to protect patrons.

Warren Braunig, Keker & Van Nest

What the Defend Trade Secrets Act Means for California

By Warren Braunig and Andrea Nill Sanchez |

A new day has dawned for trade secrets practitioners.

Ralph M. Pais, left, and Jonathan S. Millard, right, of Fenwick & West.

Brexit: What Silicon Valley Needs to Know

By Ralph M. Pais and Jonathan S. Millard |

Key considerations for U.S.-based companies on funding, operations, intellectual property and employment law.