Addressing America’s Healthcare Worker Shortage

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed critical vulnerabilities across American society. Among the hardest hit industries has been the U.S. healthcare system, which was already hemorrhaging workers in all areas of practice for years prior to the pandemic. Nearly 20 percent of America’s health care workers have left the field during the crisis, and even more say they …

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When Deadlock Breaks: Anticipating what lies ahead with a full roster at the Khan FTC

With Alvaro Bedoya now sworn into the Federal Trade Commission, restoring its 3-2 Democratic majority, many foresee a rapid return to business - and potentially, a reboot of items on Chair Khan’s aggressive and transformative agenda held in abeyance during the even split of the commission, which requires a majority vote for any new action. …

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Discover Discovery

Welcome to Discover Discovery, KCLL’s newest class series! The process of “doing discovery” is complex and varies according to the type of court case, and several possible tools may be used. The first of these is highlighted in this class, interrogatories.   Interrogatories are sets of written questions posed from one party to another to …

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The Trademark Modernization Act has been enacted- Now What?

The Trademark Modernization Act, which went into effect at the end of December 2021, is “the biggest trademark law that has been enacted since the Lanham Act itself nearly three-quarters of a century ago," said a former acting director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Understanding and preparing for the newly enacted provisions of …

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Biometrics: Litigation, Legislative, and Regulatory Trends in 2022

The biometric privacy legal scenescape is fast evolving, with private litigation raging under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, which has seen more than 1,500 cases filed to date; the Federal Trade Commission and state regulators increasingly overseeing uses of biometric data; and new and pending laws governing biometrics. The latest Emerging Issues webinar will feature …

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Trends to Watch in Energy Law

Staying ahead of key developments across the broad and rapidly evolving legal, regulatory, and political landscape of U.S. energy law can be a challenging task. This 60-minute seminar will provide discuss the basics of the energy law practice and give an update on several significant legislative, regulatory, and judicial actions and demonstrate effective methods to …

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Real Estate Joint Ventures

Real Estate Joint Ventures are a common strategy for various parties to combine resources and expertise to purchase and develop or operate real estate assets. There are several components of a joint venture agreement which are oftentimes heavily negotiated. Real estate joint ventures can raise a number of issues regarding things like capital contributions, the …

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