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The Chinese spy chip scandal and supply chain security

Last month, the security world was abuzz over allegations that Chinese spy chips had affected American motherboards on a staggering scale and had compromised sensitive data. Through these spy chips, according to an October 4 investigative report in Bloomberg Businessweek, Chinese perpetrators had successfully enacted a surveillance campaign. Bloomberg’s initial reporting was met with harsh […]

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Attention general counsel: UPL and you

Earlier this year, the Ohio Supreme Court publicly disciplined the general counsel of a large corporation for the unauthorized practice of law.1 This GC was licensed to practice law in Ohio, but joined the law department of a Florida-based corporation and moved to Florida in 2009.  He did not, however, become licensed in Florida, where […]

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Five tips from a former clerk: Navigating your next appeal

Babe Ruth once said, “Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.” The same is true in litigation. Whether you hit a home run in district court, or lost hard, every litigator will repeatedly face the question of whether and how to appeal that shutout, or how to defend that big win. For many of you, […]

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Meet Dan Adkins: ‘Defending that which appears indefensible’

DAN ADKINS, a 1994 graduate of the George Mason University School of Law, worked as a litigator with the Defender Association of Philadelphia, among other stops, before opening his own firm in 2008. That firm has evolved into North Star Criminal Defense, where Dan presently represents folks charged with crimes (dozens of jury trials in […]

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