Month: October 2017

William E. Franczek Elected to the American College of Construction Lawyers


10/27/2017Franczek, William E.

Vandeventer Black partner William (“Bill”) E. Franczek was recently elected as a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers (ACCL). The ACCL is a prestigious and elite national organization of construction lawyers who are selected by peer recognition, and who are dedicated to excellence in the specialized practice of construction law. “This well-deserved recognition… Read more »

Changes on the Horizon in Labor and Employment Law

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10/25/2017Bibeau, Anne G.

As 2017 winds down, there are a few developments that may change the legal landscape for employers: · Class-Action Waivers in Employment Arbitration Agreements. Arbitration agreements, in which employees agree to submit disputes with their employer to arbitration rather than to court, have become common. Often, the agreement stipulates that all claims must be submitted on… Read more »

Vandeventer Black LLP hires Cybersecurity Attorney


10/25/2017Gallo, Jonathan V.

Vandeventer Black is pleased to announce the addition of Jonathan V. Gallo to the firm’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Group. Gallo will concentrate his practice primarily in cybersecurity, information privacy/security, software licensing, and government contracting. “We are excited to welcome Jonathan to our firm,” said Michael L. Sterling, Managing Partner. He will assist our clients… Read more »

Vandeventer Black Recognized as a Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year

O'Donnell, partner; John R. Lockard, partner; Jennifer L. Eaton, associate; W. Thomas Chappell, associate; and Dustin M. Paul, partner at Vandeventer Black LLP.

10/19/2017Eaton, Jennifer L.

Vandeventer Black LLP was recognized as Law Firm of the Year (Large Practice) by the Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia (LASEV) as part of their Pro Bono Celebration & Recognition Program. The firm was selected for its outstanding contribution of time and resources which provided access to legal services for clients of LASEV. “We… Read more »

USCIS Changes Form 1-9 . . . Again

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10/18/2017Vandeventer Black

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) has again changed the Form I-9, less than a year after its last revision. You may recall that in January 2017, a new Form I-9, dated November 14, 2016, replaced the prior version of the form, which had not been updated since 2013.  The core Form I-9 requirements… Read more »

Counting Down to Deadline for DoD Requirements for Safeguarding Covered Deference Information and Cybersecurity Incident Reporting

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10/11/2017Sterling, Michael L.

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 252.204-7012 goes into effect on December 31, 2017. This “Cyber Clause” applies to most companies that do business directly with the Department of Defense as well as subcontractors and vendors. The Cyber Clause applies to Covered Defense Information (CDI), which is broadly defined to include almost all nonpublic information…. Read more »

Vandeventer Black Commercial Real Estate Attorney Receives Prestigious Peer Rating


10/10/2017Crouch, Richard J.

Vandeventer Black LLP partner Richard J. Crouch received an AV® Preeminent® Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale-Hubbell®, the legal profession’s most prestigious rating service. Crouch concentrates his law practice in business, commercial transactions, and commercial real estate matters. His business and commercial transactions practice includes commercial real estate acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, development, and finance.  He regularly works with real estate acquisition firms, developers, property… Read more »

OCTOBER: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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10/04/2017Gallo, Jonathan V.

In recognition of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Vandeventer Black is pleased to provide another in a series of articles designed to increase awareness of some of the complex issues and challenges that face businesses in our increasingly interconnected world. Recently, we discussed the implementation of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) clause 252.204-7012 “Safeguarding… Read more »