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Six Things to Know When Injured at Work
by / on 03/04/2018 at 15:00 / in Best Lawyers®

Six Things to Know When Injured at Work

Work injuries result in many questions and concerns by employees who may be facing the situation for the first time. Nicholas Pothitakis of the Pothitakis Law Firm, P.C., has been representing clients with Iowa workers’ compensation claims for over 20 years. Set forth below are what he believes are some of the most important issues that need to be addressed with […]

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Worker’s Compensation Law: A Life’s Lesson
by / on 21/03/2018 at 13:00 / in Best Lawyers®

Worker’s Compensation Law: A Life’s Lesson

As successful as I became these past years, the very harsh and stark reality of my clients’ positions and lives sank in more than ever. Seven clients, relatives of clients, family members of clients, friends, and acquaintances died. Not from age, infirmity, or natural causes, but from opioid overdoses. I know. You are sick of hearing about it. I was too. […]

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Why Project Management is an Essential Skill for Every Lawyer
by / on 15/03/2018 at 16:30 / in Best Lawyers®

Why Project Management is an Essential Skill for Every Lawyer

In today’s changing legal landscape, businesses and private individuals are demanding greater service delivered in a more transparent and efficient way. Integral to this concept is the fact that clients also want services for less.  In order to meet the needs of clients, today’s attorney must have a basic understanding of project management skills and be able to deliver legal […]

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How to Keep Your Company from Becoming the Next #METOO
by / on 02/03/2018 at 11:30 / in Best Lawyers®

How to Keep Your Company from Becoming the Next #METOO

Long before the allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, and others became common knowledge, many employers took steps they thought would ensure a safe work environment for all employees. But many of those employers are now asking: Are we doing enough? This is a smart question to ask since the large corporations generating media headlines […]

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Social Media and Data Privacy Challenges Associated with Financial Technology (FinTech) Innovation
by / on 20/02/2018 at 16:00 / in Best Lawyers®

Social Media and Data Privacy Challenges Associated with Financial Technology (FinTech) Innovation

FinTech and Its Impact in the U.K. Market FinTech companies use finance and technology in efficient ways that will disrupt traditional financial models used in financial services. The U.K. FinTech industry is experiencing tremendous growth, and according to the U.K. government, the FinTech sector generated around £6.6 billion in revenue in 2015 with a workforce of over 60,000, meaning that more are […]

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Buy American, Hire American Takes Its Toll on Business Immigration
by / on 13/02/2018 at 15:00 / in Best Lawyers®

Buy American, Hire American Takes Its Toll on Business Immigration

Although 2017 saw no major immigration legislation, the Trump administration has nevertheless had a major impact on immigration through executive order and adjudication. The travel ban, termination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), deportation, and chain immigration generated headlines and widespread attention. More quietly, similar changes were occurring in the area of business immigration under the policy of Buy American, […]

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H-1B Visas: Limits and Alternatives
by / on 30/01/2018 at 15:00 / in Best Lawyers®

H-1B Visas: Limits and Alternatives

For many U.S. employers, the new year means the beginning of H-1B cap season. Between now and what will likely be a brief filing window at the beginning of April, employers will assess their 2018 hiring needs and determine whether they have existing U.S.-based employees who will require an H-1B visa to continue working in the United States or foreign-based employees […]

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South African “Law Firm of the Year”: Norton Rose Fulbright
by / on 11/12/2017 at 11:30 / in Best Lawyers®

South African “Law Firm of the Year”: Norton Rose Fulbright

A Q&A with Maria Philippides and Craig Woolley of South Africa “Law Firm of the Year” Norton Rose Fulbright. What achievements in the last year do you think led to Norton Rose Fulbright being named a “Law Firm of the Year” for insurance law? Norton Rose Fulbright has a national footprint, with offices in Johannesburg, Durban, and Cape Town and […]

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Digital Economy vs. Permanent Establishment
by / on 30/11/2017 at 15:00 / in Best Lawyers®

Digital Economy vs. Permanent Establishment

It is a well-known fact that many large technology companies use complex multinational corporate structures in order to transfer their profits to low-taxation territories, ultimately resulting in a loss to the public purse. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this circumstance affects not only the environment of large companies in the technology sector, but also all those companies—large-, small-, or medium-sized—operating in the digital […]

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Fintech Law: A Dynamic Space
by / on 22/11/2017 at 20:15 / in Best Lawyers®

Fintech Law: A Dynamic Space

For many years, banks have partnered with Fintech companies to offer online loans to consumers. Some of these bank partnerships have been challenged by consumer advocates through so-called “true lender” litigation in state and federal courts, by state regulators, and through criminal prosecutions. The crux of the true lender challenge is that, at the time a loan is originated, the […]

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