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What Is Management? Are You a Manager or a Contributor?

Posted in Uncategorized

My experience tells me that many managers have never asked themselves, “What is management?” I don’t know Ben Horowitz, cofounder and Partner of Andreesson Horowitz, or Andy Grove, retired CEO of Intel, and I’ve never read Grove’s 1995 book, High Output Management, though it was recommended to me just last month. But in a recent blog,… Continue Reading

Chadbourne Client Savi Technology Wins Global Award for Sensor Technology and Analytics

Posted in Technology

Yesterday Frost & Sullivan announced its 2015 global Best Practices Awards. The Awards honor “companies that are predicted to provide significant growth in their industries, have identified emerging trends, or have created advanced technologies that will catalyze and transform industries in the near future.” Chadbourne client, Savi Technology, which is a pioneer in sensor technology… Continue Reading

Perspectives on Marketing Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted in Media

Although the runaway train known as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has long since left the station and its global momentum is growing at an unprecedented rate, sufficient time remains for advertising and PR industry holdouts to consider hopping aboard, benefiting themselves and their constituencies in the process. It remains surprising to see the lingering degree… Continue Reading

You Are Invited: Put on Your Poker Face: Strategies for Negotiation and High-Stake Decisions

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A networking event for female professionals. Demonstration by Ellen Leikind of POKERprimaDIVAS followed by a tournament for charity, benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Monday, May 19, 2014 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. — Cocktails and Dinner 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. — Poker Instruction and Strategic Training 8:30 p.m. – 10:00… Continue Reading

Foreign Ownership Reporting – FCC Licensees May Also Be Required to File BEA Reports

Posted in FCC

Our colleague, Amy D’Agostino, has just written an article on the international ownership reporting requirements of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, in Law360. The BEA’s mandatory reports are used for a variety of important US governmental purposes, such as the federal budget and trade and monetary policy. The reports are required to be filed by any US… Continue Reading

Will SoftBank’s Windfall from Alibaba Be Enough for Sprint to Buy T-Mobile?

Posted in Antitrust and Competition Policy, FCC, Finance, Transactions

SoftBank, the owner of Sprint, is dedicating substantial resources to convince the US business community that greater competition for broadband service will develop in the US if Sprint is allowed to merge with T-Mobile. According to SoftBank’s chairman, Masayoshi Son, this merger would enable the combined company to obtain scope sufficient to compete with AT&T… Continue Reading

Thought Experiments about Internet Privacy Law (Part 4)

Posted in Privacy and Data Security

In this series, we conduct a thought experiment on Internet privacy law inspired by a law review article written by Professor Orin S. Kerr, titled “The Next Generation Communications Privacy Act.” The article was Kerr’s thought experiment, discussing how the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, adopted in 1986, could be rewritten from scratch to better reflect… Continue Reading

Cybersecurity Problems? Better Lawyer Up!

Posted in Privacy and Data Security

Companies investigating data breach incidents, or attempting to comply with cybersecurity regulations, would be wise to hire a law firm before doing anything else. A law firm will be able to assist a company in its investigation and compliance efforts, while providing attorney-client privilege to shield its findings should any lawsuits arise in the future…. Continue Reading

Thought Experiments about Internet Privacy Law (Part 1)

Posted in Privacy and Data Security

A law review article entitled “The Next Generation Communications Privacy Act” was written by Professor Orin S. Kerr, the Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor at George Washington University and a renowned privacy law expert. The article poses the challenge of engaging in a bold thought experiment regarding privacy law as it applies to the Internet…. Continue Reading

The Importance of Knowing Your Audience

Posted in Media

It is important for businesses to reflect on themselves. Internal communication helps businesses more fully develop their business goals and cultural values. This is particularly important when a company has grown quickly or when its market is subject to rapid change. Generally, a company that understands itself is well-positioned to understand its place in the… Continue Reading

The Key to Business Success: Effective Communication

Posted in Media

TMT Perspectives speaks to the middle market. Generally middle market entities lack capital sufficient to dictate outcomes. Thus, success results from being smarter, quicker and more effective than the competition. This is why middle market company executives regularly ask themselves, “What can I do today to make my company or its leadership more effective, more… Continue Reading

Washington Policy Zeitgeist

Posted in Legal Developments

Analysis and strategy are critical to successful behavior. Simple data and context are prerequisites of both. In that context, here is a modest comment on Washington—and prevailing policy—zeitgeist. In the 1990s, as the competitive telecommunications industries were about to take off, an acronym took hold, particularly in Washington regulatory circles—FUD. It stood (and still stands) for Fear, Uncertainty… Continue Reading