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Attorneys across BakerHostetler’s practice groups discuss timely legal topics and provide unique insights and analysis.

Attorneys across BakerHostetler’s practice groups discuss timely legal topics and provide unique insights and analysis.


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Attorneys across BakerHostetler’s practice groups discuss timely legal topics and provide unique insights and analysis.




AD-ttorneys@law: Marketing a Subscription-Based Service? Beware

We used to think of subscriptions as mostly for newspapers and magazines, but today you can subscribe to get cosmetics, cars, clothes, mental health counseling – even a curated selection of cat toys and treats that will show up on your doorstep every month. Is your brand offering a subscription-service? Linda Goldstein explains how to mitigate your legal risk. Questions and Comments:


EEO-1 Reporting and Implications Under the Biden Administration: Is Your Data in Order?

Associate Mitch Robinson and Partner Shareef Farag, co-leader of Wage and Hour practice team, address considerations for employers when handling EEO-1 Reporting during the Biden Administration and assess what future federal investigations will entail in light of recent case law. Questions and comments:,


NLRB Decisions on the Chopping Block: Expected Changes from the Board that May Affect Employers

Jeremy Hart an attorney in BakerHostetler’s Labor and Employment Group, discuss the top five NLRB decisions on the chopping block that are expected with the Biden Administration and potential consequences of the National Labor Relations Board’s change in direction. He will break down what this all may lead to for employers. Questions and Comments:


The PRO Act: Why You Should Know What It Is and Why It Will Reshape the American Workplace

Peter Fischer and Christian White, two attorneys in BakerHostetler’s Labor and Employment Group, discuss the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, commonly referred to as the “PRO Act,” and discuss how the most transformative labor law reform legislation in decades would reshape the American workplace. Questions and Comments: and


Let it Flow: Breaking Down Information Blocking

Partner Vimala Devassy and Associate Kyle Gregory discuss how recent regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) represent the latest effort to break down these barriers to interoperability between the staggering amounts of data generated by the healthcare industry. Questions and Comments:,


Open Source is Everywhere: A Primer for Compliance

Despite the fact that open source or so-called “free” software has been available for more than 30 years, and is likely used in the vast majority of software programs being developed today, many people remain confused as to what it is, how licensing it works, and how is it different from software in the public domain. There are a number of different license types, the most common of which is permissive, and as it sounds, it is relatively easy to work with once the notification requirements...


When Fixing One Problem Creates Another: How Patent Infringement Arises Out of Product Repairs

Various products are subject to systems (e.g., purchase agreements) under which product purchasers and third parties are prevented from repairing the products and the only way to repair the product is to proceed through an authorized vendor or the original manufacturer. Manufacturers often favor such systems, as the systems (1) allow the manufacturers to obtain additional revenue through their own repair services, (2) prevent consumers and third-parties from accessing trade secrets that are...


BakerHostetler Blockchain University: Beyond Cryptocurrency – Non-Financial Use Cases for Blockchain

The fourth episode in the series provides an overview of how Blockchain is being used today in non-financial applications. Topics discussed include using blockchain in various sectors, including the food supply and pharmaceutical industries, maritime shipping, the cobalt supply chain, self-sovereign identity, credentialing and records management. Questions and Comments:,


The Digital Health Ecosystem

The healthcare industry is rapidly changing, and digital health acumen is becoming crucial to success. 2020 has led to significant changes in healthcare delivery, and healthcare organizations are turning to data-driven solutions to address industry challenges. As we look ahead, it is important for stakeholders to understand the opportunities and challenges with big data, AI and other technologies. Janine Anthony Bowen discusses the digital health ecosystem and how the industry is rapidly...


AD-ttorneys@law: False Advertising or Just Puffing?

Absolute truth in advertising is something of a rarity, but not every untrue statement is false advertising. In this episode, BakerHostetler partner Randy Shaheen is going to ply you with pointers on avoiding puffery’s promotional pitfalls and potential problems. Questions and Comments:


Self-Funded Employer Health Plans are Changing: What to Watch

The healthcare industry is rapidly changing, and self-funded employer sponsored health plans have more options to consider when creating solutions for their employees. In today’s episode, Jennifer Mills and Susan Hughes discuss the options that employers have, ways the market is going to continue to evolve over the next decade and what market forces are leading to that change. There isn’t a single solution for the complexities of this industry, but by evaluating the goals and outcomes of...


What Employers Need to Know About Vaccine Administration

BakerHostetler’s Labor and Employment Group Chair Amy Traub discusses considerations around vaccine administration for employers from the perspectives of employment law, employee safety and health, and labor-management relations. Questions and Comments:


COVID-19 Vaccine: Simplifying the Complex Life Cycle of the Vaccine

On today’s episode, we explore the complex life cycle of the COVID-19 vaccine and some common questions surrounding the authorization, distribution and administration of the vaccination. Questions and Comments:


AD-ttorneys@law: Consumer Reviews: Paid? Fake? Negative?

Let’s be honest. Customer reviews and testimonials influence buying decisions -- an online review can make or break the path to purchase. Amy Ralph Mudge is her authentic self as she outlines the legal framework and counts down an essential list of legal dos and don’ts. Questions & Comments:


Assessing Risks in a Deal, How to Partner with Your Business Team

Businesses are not stagnant, and products change both in name and content. Brands are acquired as part of an acquisition, lines are extended in licenses, product lines are extended as businesses change. How do attorneys work with their clients to maintain brand initiatives during business deals and transitions? Jacqueline Lesser will walk through the key issues in addressing brands in deal making and new business initiatives. Questions & Comments:


Fast Track or Slow Stroll? Find the Right Pace For Your Patent Prosecution Matters

For a company rushing to bring a breakthrough product to a red-hot marketplace, the goal may be a speedy patent prosecution at the United States patent office – but for a “stealth mode” company, the goal may be a slower and quieter process that gives the company time to refine its own products and to evaluate its competitors. No matter your business’s ultimate objective, your business has an interest in how quickly or slowly things progress at the patent office – and in this podcast,...


BakerHostetler Blockchain University: What You Need to Know About the Most Common Blockchain Networks

The third episode in the series focuses on the differences and similarities between the Ethereum Network, HyperLedger, and other key blockchain networks. Topics discussed include smart contracts, public versus private blockchains, distributed autonomous organizations (DAOs), blockchain “forks” and more. Questions & Comments:,


AD-ttorneys@law: CBD Marketing: A Path Through the Legal Fog

Being the best means continually building knowledge and pushing forward. And in a world of digital disruption, consumer marketers can’t afford to stumble. To navigate today’s most complex issues, thousands of subscribers read BakerHostetler’s AD-ttorneys@law weekly newsletter and blog and appreciate how the firm’s renowned team of advertising, marketing and digital media lawyers distills issues and offers practical takeaways. Now that same team brings you AD-ttorneys@law, the podcast. Our...


2020 Supreme Court Update

The U.S. Supreme Court’s October term started earlier this month, and promises to be an unprecedented session. How is the Court responding to the pandemic and adapting to a virtual environment? Which cases should you be keeping an eye on in the coming term, and what makes them so relevant? In this episode, we will highlight Supreme Court cases and trends, and the most important matters to note for the upcoming term. Questions & Comments:


How to Protect and Clear Your Medical Device During Development

Partner Hussein Akhavannik breaks down specific patent protection and clearance strategies for each stage of medical device development, from concept and design to the manufacturing and sale. Questions & Comments: