August 21

John B. Simoni, Jr. to speak at Building Code event

Goetz Fitzpatrick Partner John B. Simoni, Jr. will speak on a panel of experts on the New York City Building Code. The full-day event, scheduled for November 20, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., will give broad perspectives on Building Code compliance. Attendees will learn how to prevent mistakes and fines before they occur,.

August 6

Scott D. Simon publishes article on Dodd-Frank and whistleblower claims

What effect does the Dodd-Frank Act have on pre-dispute arbitration agreements in employment contracts when employees have whistleblower claims? In his new article titled “Dodd-Frank Act Does Not Prevent Arbitration of Non-Whistleblower Claims,” Goetz Fitzpatrick attorney Scott D. Simon analyzes the recent Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals case Santoro v. Accenture Federal Services, LLC, 748.

July 25

Ron Coleman quoted on the registration of “offensive” trademarks

In June, the national media took note when the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) cancelled six trademarks belonging to the Washington Redskins football team. The Lanham Act, which governs federal trademark law, forbids the registration of marks that consist of immoral or scandalous matter, or that disparage.

July 11

Eiseman to speak at major conference on New Jersey construction law

Neal Eiseman will speak at a major conference entitled “New Jersey Construction Claims: Contracts, Litigation & Resolution.” The conference will take place on September 16, 2014 at Pines Manor in Edison, New Jersey, and will feature many of the leading construction attorneys in the New Jersey bar. Eiseman will be speaking specifically on a panel.

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