Supreme Court Specifies Limits on Personal Jurisdiction

n June 19, 2017, the United States Supreme Court in Bristol-Myers Squib Co. v. Superior Court of California, issued an 8-1 decision clarifying the bounds of specific jurisdiction over multi-state corporations. Following the trend established by the Supreme Court in its 2014 Daimler AG v. Bauman decision, the Court applie...
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Russell Beck Speaks At Trade Secrets Protection Briefing

On June 14, 2017, Russell Beck was a panelist at Charles River Associates' briefing on trade secrets protection and litigation. The title of the program was "How to Respond Effectively When A Company Becomes A Victim of Intellectual Property Theft." Charles River Associates describes the briefing as follows: Invitati...
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Lauren Corbett Selected for Boston Bar Association’s Public Interest Leadership Program

Lauren Corbett has been selected to join the Boston Bar Association’s Public Interest Leadership Program class of 2017-2018. Lauren was chosen based on her demonstrated dedication to public service. She now joins a small group of her professional peers, representing a variety of practice areas, to engage in the 14-month...
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Massachusetts Court Warns Employers Not to Coast on Forum Selection Clause

he Business Litigation Session of the Massachusetts Superior Court recently dismissed a noncompete case against a California employee on the basis of forum non conveniens, notwithstanding a Massachusetts forum selection clause and a Massachusetts choice-of-law provision in the defendant’s employment agreement. The case i...
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Matal v. Tam: SCOTUS Brings a New Slant to Disparaging Trademarks

On June 19, 2017, the United States Supreme Court in Matal v. Tam struck down the Lanham Act’s disparagement clause, which prohibits the registration of disparaging trademarks, finding that the provision violates the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment. 582 U.S. __, No. 15-1293, 2017 WL 2621315 (U.S. June 19, 2017)...
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Russell Beck Speaks at Noncompete and Trade Secrets Symposium

On June 13, 2017, Russell Beck was a panelist at the 9th Annual Symposium on Non-Compete Agreements and Trade Secrets in Boston, Massachusetts. The Boston Bar Association sponsored the Symposium. The Symposium featured discussion and debate about the legal landscape of noncompete agreements and the protection of tr...
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Russell Beck Quoted in The New York Times

The New York Times recently featured Russell Beck in an article about noncompete agreements. The story is titled “Scrutiny on Worker Non-Compete Deals.” The article, which appeared on May 13, 2017, was written by reporter Conor Dougherty. The story focuses on the rising use of noncompete agreements for workers across...
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