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Drug Diversion Scheme Earns Houston Man 15-Year Stint in Federal Prison

On July 17, 2018, the former president of Cumberland Distribution, Inc. (Cumberland) was sentenced to 15 years in prison and ordered to forfeit $1.4 million for his leading role in a drug diversion plot in which tainted pharmaceuticals were shipped to pharmacies nationwide from a Nashville warehouse. Jerrod Nichols Smith and his co-conspirators, Charles Jeffrey [...]

Partner Stu Panensky Authors Article on the Role of So-Called “Grey Hat” Hackers for Transatlantic Reinsurance Company’s Quarterly Cyber Newsletter

Partner Stu Panensky authors article on the role of so-called "grey hat" hackers for Transatlantic Reinsurance Company's quarterly cyber newsletter. Titled, What Is a "Grey Hat" Hacker and Why Are They so Annoying?, Stu's article explores the ethical issues raised by hackers and their impact to businesses and risk. The article was published in the 2Q2018 [...]

DOJ Announces Revised Opioid Anti-Diversion Policy

Last week, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it had finalized new rules to prevent the diversion of prescription opioids in a move designed to curb the national opioid crisis.  The rules, initially proposed in April 2018, received over 1600 comments during a 30-day comment period. A DOJ summary of the new rules notes that the [...]

GAO Issues Report Critical of 340B Contract Pharmacy Oversight

Late last month the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report entitled, “Drug Discount Program: Federal Oversight of Compliance at 340B Contract Pharmacies Needs Improvement”. The 60-page Report details a number of weaknesses in the 340B Drug Pricing Program, particularly as it regards the oversight of contract pharmacies by the Department of Health and Human [...]

CORPORATE LAW UPDATE: Business Buyers (and Website Operators): Go Through The Hoops So You Don’t Get Stung… By Copyright Claims!

Anyone operating a website or considering the acquisition of or an investment in a business which does so, needs to understand the exposure to claims of liability for copyright infringement, and how to mitigate that risk. Under the legal theory of secondary infringement, one who does not themselves infringe anything but contributes to such effort [...]

FisherBroyles Forms FinTech and Blockchain Practice Group

(New York, NY — August 1, 2017) — FisherBroyles, LLP is pleased to announce its FinTech and Blockchain Practice Group. FinTech and Blockchain Practice Group FisherBroyles is pleased to announce the formation of its FinTech and Blockchain Practice Group, chaired by partner Michael Pierson, which combines the firm’s expertise in financial regulatory, technology and transactional [...]

Corporate Law Update July 2017: Sweepstakes, Contests and Giveaways 101

Avoiding Illegal Lotteries Sweepstakes and other promotions are great marketing tools; however, they are highly regulated by both federal and state law.  The most basic rule in promotion planning is to avoid having your promotion be deemed a lottery since only state governments can hold lotteries.  A promotion is considered a lottery (and thus, illegal) [...]

FisherBroyles Partner, R. Mark Halligan, will be a speaker at the American Bar Association: Fundamentals of Today’s Trade Secret Litigation

FisherBroyles Partner, R. Mark Halligan, will be a speaker at the American Bar Association: Fundamentals of Today's Trade Secret Litigation: The DTSA, Section 337 at the ITC, and More Webinar 1:00-2:30 pm EST (July 18, 2017). For more information click here: