Vandeventer Black Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Legal Elite

12/11/2018Franczek, William E.

Virginia Business Magazine recently released its Virginia Business ‘Legal Elite’ winner’s list for 2018, which includes 24 Vandeventer Black attorneys. Every year, the magazine partners with the Virginia Bar Association to grant this award to attorneys nominated by their peers for this recognition. The 24 attorneys selected are:   Alternative Dispute Resolution: William E. Franczek… Read more »

Final Crane Operator Certification Requirements

12/10/2018Sterling, Michael L.

On November 9, 2018 OSHA issued a final rule revising the Crane Operator Certification Requirements. The final rule is effective on December 10, 2018, except for certain evaluation and documentation requirements that are effective February 7, 2019. Under the final rule, employers are required to train operators as needed to perform assigned crane activities, evaluate… Read more »

Top 7 Sources Of Uncertainty In Building Design And Construction

12/07/2018Nicholos, George M.

Recently the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Dodge Data & Analytics and other allied construction industry parties conducted research to identify the top sources of uncertainty in design and construction along with best practices for managing associated risk. And the top (7) are: Owner-driven changes: Instances where the owner’s requirements were not clearly initially… Read more »

Before Entering Into A Contract With An Arbitration Provision, Consider What Time Period The Parties Will Have To Bring Claims

11/23/2018Vania Ratliff

Statutes of limitations are statutory deadlines for filing legal actions. Limitation periods vary by the type of action. It is important to evaluate these limitation periods because if the deadline is missed, then the claim may be time-barred by the court. Arbitration provisions are increasingly common. Only a few jurisdictions, however, explicitly address whether statute… Read more »

Canada’s New Data Breach Reporting Requirements In Effect As Of November 1, 2018

11/16/2018Gallo, Jonathan V.

Effective November 1, 2018, organizations engaged in commercial activities in certain Canadian provinces and territories  now have additional data breach reporting requirements pursuant to the Canadian Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA1) and the Breach of Security Safeguards Regulations2. While Quebec3, British Columbia4 and Alberta5 previously adopted substantially similar data breach requirements, if personal… Read more »

Vania Ratliff Joins Vandeventer Black LLP

11/16/2018Vania Ratliff

Vandeventer Black has hired Vania Ratliff for its Norfolk office to practice in the firm’s litigation group. She received her J.D. from Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary, where she served as vice-president of the Black Law Student Association and as a member of the Bill of Rights Journal. “Vania has a… Read more »

Vandeventer Black LLP ranked in 2019 “Best Law Firms”

11/14/2018Vandeventer Black

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, for the ninth consecutive year, announce the “Best Law Firms” rankings. Vandeventer Black LLP has been ranked in the 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list and regionally in 26 practice areas. The 2019 Edition of “Best Law Firms” includes rankings in 75 national practice areas and 122 metropolitan-based practice areas. A “Law Firm of the… Read more »

Vandeventer Black’s Pierce selected as Up & Coming Lawyer for 2018

10/30/2018Pierce, Michael D.

Vandeventer Black attorney Michael D. Pierce received the Up & Coming Lawyer of 2018 award by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. Pierce has achieved great success in his early career including receiving several industry awards and recognitions in his first two years of practice. “Michael’s exemplary service to the legal community has earned him this well-deserved recognition,”… Read more »

SBA Rules On SDVOSB Ownership And Control

10/16/2018Ostroff, Gretchen M.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) each has its own service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) contracting program. Until recently, the VA and SBA programs were subject to different sets of eligibility rules. Effective October 1, 2018, SBA revised its eligibility requirements for the SBA service-disabled veteran-owned small… Read more »

Vandeventer Black’s Jean Stallard Appointed to the Foundation Board of Directors of Samaritan House

10/16/2018Stallard, Jean M.

Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce that Jean M. Stallard, Of Counsel to the firm, has been appointed to serve as a member of the Foundation Board of Directors of Samaritan House. Since 1984, Samaritan House has provided emergency and permanent housing, support services and community outreach to victims of domestic violence and homeless families.  Samaritan… Read more »