Month: March 2015

Local HR Professionals Share Perspectives on Workplace Legislation on Capitol Hill

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03/30/2015Bibeau, Anne G.

Washington, D.C., March 25, 2015 – Members of the Society for Human Resource Management were on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, March 25, to share views on four legislative issues being considered by Congress that impact the workplace. The group included Vandeventer Black’s Anne G. Bibeau, Esq., who is currently the Virginia SHRM State Council’s Director of… Read more »

Select US Summit in the Washington DC Area

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03/26/2015Vandeventer Black

Monday, March 23rd  marked the start of the Select US Summit in the Washington DC area. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker kicked off the Summit with a discussion regarding growing the US economy.  “America’s economic resurgence is real and there is no better time to invest in our country,” Secretary Pritzker said.  This two-day event… Read more »

New Executive Actions Relating to U.S. Immigration Law

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03/25/2015Vandeventer Black

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a series of executive actions to prioritize the deportation of felons rather than families and to modernize and improve immigrant and nonimmigrant visa programs.  The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has indicated that they expect to implement some of these initiatives during the first part of 2015,… Read more »

Make Sure You’re Covered: Report All Claims and Potential Claims

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03/19/2015Moss, Ashley G.

Authored by attorney Ashley Moss Professional liability insurance carriers require their insureds to report claims timely as a condition to coverage.  This is especially important at the time for renewal of insurance coverage, when the carrier will ask about knowledge of any claims or potential claims.  Professionals typically fear that notifying the insurer of a… Read more »

Michael Sterling, Managing Partner, Vandeventer Black LLP to Speak at the Knowledge Group’s Payments-Based Public-Private Partnerships (PPP): Public Benefit and Private Capital in 2015 Live Webcast

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03/13/2015Sterling, Michael L.

New York, NY, February 19, 2015 — ( — The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Michael Sterling, Partner, Vandeventer Black LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Payments-Based Public-Private Partnerships (PPP): Public Benefit and Private Capital in 2015.” This event… Read more »

Celebrating The Virginia Chorale’s 30th Anniversary

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03/10/2015Vandeventer Black

On Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Ohef Shalom Temple in Norfolk, Virginia, The Virginia Chorale held its Reds Whites & Brews event to celebrate their 30th Anniversary. Vandeventer Black is pleased to have been a Silver sponsor of this event.

Law Tips: Incorporation by Reference

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03/09/2015Paul, Dustin M.

Authored by attorney Dustin Paul One of the most dangerous things a business can do is agree to contract terms that it has never read. Hidden in contracts may be a variety of provisions that could become expensive to a project or deal. Contracts may contain a forum selection clause requiring that suit be brought… Read more »

Are Cyber Attacks an Act of “War” within the Meaning of Liability Policies?

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03/03/2015Palais, Douglas M.

Authored by attorney Douglas M. Palais This question cannot be answered definitively at this time, but should be considered carefully by all insurance professionals. Typical CGL policies exclude acts of terrorism and acts of war. In the past, it was relatively easy to define “war” as hostile military actions by nation states. But today, hostile… Read more »