New California Employment Laws for 2022: What Employers Need to Know

With the upcoming new year comes a host of new California employment laws that will take effect on January 1, 2022 and beyond. The new laws address several topics, including: Settlement Agreements Confidentiality Record Keeping PAGA[1] COVID-19 Reporting All employers with personnel in California should be aware of these new laws, understand how these laws […]

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Are You Affected by the Blackbaud Ransomware Attack?

In July, Blackbaud, a U.S.-based cloud computing provider and one of the world’s largest providers of education administration, fundraising, and financial management software, notified users of its services that it had suffered a ransomware attack in May 2020 in relation to personal data stored on its servers. Numerous colleges, universities, high schools, foundations, and other […]

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California, Illinois, and New York Sue to Invalidate OCC “Valid When Made” Rule

In late May, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) adopted a rule that allows transferees of loans from national banks to rely on federal law that preempts state laws limiting legal interest rates. In our June 2020 Client Alert announcing the rule, we noted concerns that the rule could allow some lenders to avoid […]

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Supreme Court of Ohio Clarifies that Class Action Settlements Are Res Judicata as to Class Members Who Do Not Formally “Opt Out”

When defendants settle class actions, one of the chief things they are “buying” is peace of mind – the predictability of knowing that litigation is behind them. That is one reason why courts routinely hold that a valid class action settlement is res judicata as to class members. True, class members may “opt out” of […]

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Brian O’Neill Comments to Smart Business Dealmakers on Post-Pandemic Dealmaking

On May 7, Smart Business Dealmakers published an interview with Brian O’Neill, “The Future Of Dealmaking Post-Pandemic Will Need Time To Take Shape.” “As Ohio seeks to reopen its economy in the coming weeks, a significant number of businesses will face a daunting challenge to simply reopen their doors to customers,” Brian said. “Many are not going to […]

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Secure Your Home Workspace During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Many employees are, for the first time, working from home daily as businesses across the country change their day-to-day operations to protect their employees and the public at large from the novel coronavirus. Just as we have been washing our hands and keeping our distance to protect our health, employees and companies alike should take […]

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Art Mertes moderates PDA panel on private equity company board strategies

In front of a packed audience, Art Mertes moderated a Private Directors Association (PDA) panel of private equity company thought leaders, experienced principals, and executives who shared their insights and strategies on managing, planning and executing across economic cycles. Among the topics discussed was the role of the board in seizing opportunities during a strong business cycle and how […]

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Tucker Ellis Expands Business Law Capabilities With Synergy Law Group

Tucker Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that it has expanded its business and transactions law practice by combining the Synergy Law Group, LLC into the nationwide firm. The combination will enhance the firm’s existing business practice – adding five attorneys, one paralegal, and two staff members – and provide a strong platform for continued expansion in Chicago. […]

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How can stockholders overcome hurdles to make a books and records request under state corporate law? And how can corporations defend against overbroad requests?

Delaware has a well-deserved reputation for being business-friendly. A number of factors underlie the reputation, but one that gets too little attention is the Delaware court system’s approach to evaluating a stockholder’s request to review books and records of the corporation. Last year, Jon Oebker observed that stockholders’ rights to request corporate books and records from Ohio […]

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Five Tucker Ellis Attorneys Elected to Partnership – January 2019

Tucker Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that it has elected five attorneys to the firm’s partnership effective January 1, 2019. “We’re proud to welcome these five highly skilled, dedicated, in-demand lawyers, into our partnership where we know they will continue to grow and flourish,” said Managing Partner Joe Morford. “They are the type of people who […]

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How should market participants prepare for the proposed LIBOR phase-out?

September 10, 2018   |By John C. (Chaz) Weber, Thomas W. Ostrowski, Christina Suh The London Interbank Offered Rate, or LIBOR, is an interest rate benchmark that tracks the average price at which banks can borrow from one another on an unsecured and short-term basis. Increasingly over the past four decades, it has become the underlying foundation of hundreds […]

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Tucker Ellis LLP joins IR as the exclusive Mergers & Acquisitions Member in US – Ohio

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Brian O’Neill of Tucker Ellis LLP. Brian has joined IR as our exclusive Mergers & Acquisitions Member in US – Ohio. Tucker Ellis LLP is a full-service law firm formed in 2003 by 65 lawyers. Today, our 215 lawyers practice nationwide from eight […]

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