Guatemalan Refugee Asylum

Through the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, we represented a Guatemalan refugee, in connection with his application for asylum in the United States. In 1978, he witnessed one of Guatemala’s notorious death squads dumping dead bodies in a Guatemala City construction site. Over the next 11 years, he was falsely arrested and imprisoned repeatedly, where he was subjected to brutal beatings and other forms of torture administered by prison authorities and the renegade National Civil Police.  Farella worked with him and his wife to prepare declarations detailing the history of his torture and abuse. In 2006, he application was recommended for approval. (Pro bono)

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William Keane Elected Regent of the American College of Trial Lawyers

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Lawyers on the Fast Track: Aviva Gilbert and Janice Reicher

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California AG Signals Enforcement of the Global Privacy Control Under the CCPA

As companies prepare for the provisions of the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”) to come into effect in January 2023, California Office of Attorney General (“OAG”) has signaled that companies should not wait to...

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Caught in the Crossfire: War Exclusion and Commercial Policyholders

Tyler Gerking and Patrick Loi will discuss "Caught in the Crossfire: War Exclusion and Commercial Policyholders" to the ACC Bay Area Chapter on October 12.  The “war” exclusion in cyber insurance policies has received...

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Exploring the Market Competition Ecosystem: Lessons Learned and Next Steps

Christopher Wheeler   is a speaker at Alliance for Health Policy's webinar "Exploring the Market Competition Ecosystem: Lessons Learned and Next Steps."  To register for the webinar, please click  here .

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Charitable Contribution Substantiation Requirements and a Conversation About Art Appraisals With Sarah Vandeweerdt From Christie’s

Welcome to EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . In this episode, Cynthia Rowland will cover some federal Internal Revenue Code rules that charitable organizations and their donors need to know in order...

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2022 Wildlife & Permitting Symposium

David Lazerwitz will present at the Burns & McDonnell "2022 Wildlife & Permitting Symposium."

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New Law Will Expand Pay Transparency Requirements in California

Holly Sutton and Hillary Marks spoke to The Recorder about California's pay transparency act, SB 1162, for the article "New Law Will Expand Pay Transparency Requirements in California." Read the article here  (subscription required...

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Basics of Impact Investing: A Conversation About Investment Policies and Evaluation Metrics For ESG Investors

Welcome to EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . In this episode, we address the fiduciary duty of a nonprofit board when setting its investment policies and how to think about impact...

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Employee Data under the CCPA: Expiration of Employer Exemptions Requires Compliance as of January 1, 2023

Since the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) was passed in 2018, employers have been watching carefully to see how the law will apply to data collected and maintained about their employees. Up until now, ...

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