Kenneth Earley Joins Morse as Counsel

WALTHAM, MA - Morse is pleased to welcome Kenneth Earley to the Firm. Ken joins the Corporate Practice Group as Counsel. Ken advises clients on general corporate and securities matters, corporate governance, finance, and M&A and international business transactions. In addition, Ken has experience counseling clients on a wide variety of regulatory and compliance matters, as …

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CCPA Compliance – Required Updates to Privacy Policies

By: Faith D. Kasparian, Ann M. O'Rourke &  Ryan J. Perry Among the many requirements placed on businesses by the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), businesses must also keep in mind the continuing obligations that the law imposes. To remain in compliance with the CCPA, a business is required to update its privacy policy “at least once every 12 months.” Specifically, the applicable section of …

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European Commission Adopts New Standard Contractual Clauses for Data Transfers

By: Faith D. Kasparian, Ann M. O'Rourke &  Ryan J. Perry On Friday, June 4, 2021, the European Commission released eagerly anticipated Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) for transfers to third countries (the “Data Transfer SCCs”). On the same day, the European Commission released another set of Standard Contractual Clauses addressing data sharing between controllers and processors in the absence of a third-country transfer. The …

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Preparing for Investment – How Organized are your Corporate Documents?

By: Jeremy Siegel Whether you’re approaching your first round (or third round) of venture capital fundraising, or you’re starting to think about a potential exit event or acquisition, approaching large-scale business transactions such as these can have you feeling apprehensive. You may be concerned about your valuation, how to structure the deal, and how to …

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Cancelling a Trademark: What’s Peloton’s Spin?

By: Stacey C. Friends & Sean D. Detweiler During the recent pandemic, you've probably heard this brand everywhere: Peloton. If you don't have a Peloton bike of your own, you probably have a fitness-enthusiast friend who owns one (and tells you all about their spin class pursuits). With this stationary bike maker all the rage, …

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Event Recap: So You Want a Seat at the Table – Experience from Women on Securing Board Positions

On March 18, the Women Attorneys Group hosted a virtual program that focused on board service including the role, responsibilities, and compensation of board members. Moderated by Lisa Warren, Managing Partner at Morse, the panel included Ellen Richstone, Public Company Board Director, Sarah Feingold, Co- Founder of The Fourth Floor, Rebecca Liebman, Co-Founder and CEO …

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Morse Welcomes Dennis Parad and Ryan Whelpley to the Firm

Morse is pleased to welcome Dennis Parad and Ryan Whelpley to the Firm as Associates. Dennis joins the Firm’s Patent Practice Group and Ryan joins the Corporate Practice Group. Dennis is a Registered Patent Attorney and former Patent Examiner with more than 15 years of intellectual property law experience. He advises clients in the life sciences with respect to the preparation and …

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Virginia Follows California Lead on Data Protection—With Narrower Scope

By: Faith D. Kasparian & Ann M. O'Rourke On March 2, 2021, a new comprehensive data protection law was enacted in Virginia, which will become effective on January 1, 2023.  The scope of the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA) is narrower in many respects than the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).  Notably, unlike the CCPA, there is no threshold …

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COVID-19 Alert: Covid-19 Relief Law Decoded: What Clients Need To Know Now

By: Matthew Mitchell, Joe Hunt, & Amanda Thibodeau On December 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (the “CAA”) passed into law. The CAA includes long-anticipated measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis. The CAA supplements and extend measures enacted earlier this year, including the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the …

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New York Extends Its Right of Publicity and Penalizes Sexually Explicit Deepfakes

By: Howard Zaharoff On November 30, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Senate Bill S5959D, effective on May 29, 2021, to amend New York law in two ways. First, the bill establishes the right of publicity for certain deceased individuals, and second, it provides a private right of action for unlawful dissemination or publication of certain sexually explicit depictions. …

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