10.06.2021Diversity Finds Its Home At Genova Burns LLC Genova Burns LLC newly revamped Diversity, Equity & Inclusionary Committee led by co-Chairs Harris S. Freier, Esq. and Jennifer Borek, Esq. is making an impact Firm-wide. The committee has exceeded its initial plan of action and is moving forward on multiple fronts. The DE&I Committee had planned on spearheading a number of firm initiatives including programming with the Rutgers Association of Black Law Students, implementation of diverse hiring practices, a diverse speaker series, sponsorship and support of organizations campaigning for diversity, and social events and awards that emphasize our shared diversity.
06.29.2021The Supreme Court Says, “The NCAA is not above the law.” Will College Athletes Get Paid To Play?In a long awaited decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously this week in National Collegiate Athletic Association v. Alston et al., that the NCAA violated the antitrust laws in limiting the education-related benefits colleges and universities can offer student athletes. The case involved a broader challenge by current and former NCAA Division I student athletes, to rules on student-athlete pay imposed by the NCAA.
04.23.2020Supreme Court Agrees to Decide Scope of Computer Fraud and Abuse ActAlthough this case involves a criminal prosecution, the decision will implicate the ability of companies to bring civil cases in federal court against employees and former employees that improperly access company data for improper purposes. The CFAA has been an important tool for companies to enforce the confidentiality of data in their computer systems and has become increasingly important as more and more confidential data is electronic.