On Sun.,Oct. 27, volunteers from the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), in conjunction with its annual conference in downtown Los Angeles, participated in a day of service.
About 35 in-house counsel, and ACC friends and family members volunteered their people-power and creativity in partnership with the Los Angeles Conservation Corps (LA Corps). The group planted Crepe Myrtle trees, painted storage bins, and installed water-wise plants within a community garden on the campus of Norwood Elementary School in South Los Angeles. Continue Reading
Guest Blogger: Juli Greenberg is corporate counsel of Heartland Payment Systems.
The core concept behind Big Data is that consumers aren’t the customers anymore; they are the product. Companies are learning to capitalize on collecting, storing, using, sharing and selling information about the consumers who purchase or use their products and services. For instance, mobile applications provide useful services for consumers, such as free map applications or social networking utilities, but often as a vehicle to collect data about those consumers for purposes unrelated to the mobile application. Continue Reading
Guest Blogger: Audra Dial is partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP.
The US Attorney General recently stated: “There are only two categories of companies affected by trade secret theft. Those that know they’ve been compromised — and those that don’t know it yet.”
With the click of a mouse and the insertion of a USB drive, trade secrets can be instantly compromised. The threat is particularly acute when competitors sense vulnerabilities — whether they are disgruntled employees, questionable business partners or unsophisticated contractors. Statistics confirm that nearly three-quarters of all trade secret misuse involves insiders. Continue Reading
Guest Blogger: Phil Lee is partner at Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP.
Mobile app development poses many legal challenges, not the least of which are privacy concerns. In a post-PRISM world, consumer sensitivities to tracking and geo-location are at an all-time high. Why else does mobile privacy matter? It’s simple: If you’re anything like me, your mobile device has become your closest, most-trusted friend. Continue Reading
When was the last time that you spoke to one of your customers? I am not talking about your internal clients. I am talking about the people who help keep you in business: customers who use your bank; fly your airline; watch your movie; drink your product; eat your food; or shop at your store. Continue Reading