July 30 Director Noel Allen Presents an Update on Occupational Licensing Case Law
Allen, Pinnix & Nichols Director Noel Allen presented an update on recent developments in occupational licensing to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy’s Eastern and Western Regional Meetings. The update focused on the impact of the Supreme Court decision in N.C. State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission, as well as recent court cases impacting enforcement and licensure of certified public accountants.
June 26 Director Catherine Lee Elected to the North Carolina Bar Association Board of Governors
Allen, Pinnix & Nichols Director Catherine Lee has been elected for a three year term to the North Carolina Bar Association Board of Governors, beginning in 2015. This body serves as the leadership to the North Carolina Bar Association, and its members also serve on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation. Catherine previously served as the Secretary of the Young Lawyers Division of the Association in 2014.
June 25 West Thomson Reuters Publishes the 2015 Update of World Intellectual Property Rights and Remedies – Law with Commentary
Allen, Pinnix & Nichols, P.A.’s most recent volume of U.S. law and commentaries has been published by West Thomson Reuters. The 2015 Update of World Intellectual Property Rights and Remedies contains developments from the past year regarding U.S. patent and trademark law. In particular, the volume focuses on laws, regulations, and cases that will have significant international impacts.
June 11 LexisNexis Issues New Update of North Carolina Unfair Business Practices
LexisNexis has released the 11th update of Director Noel Allen’s treatise North Carolina Unfair Business Practice, Third Edition. Sixteen chapters of the book were substantively updated. This most recent release includes over 70 new court cases and several new sections, including discussions of motions to amend; piercing the corporate veil; personal jurisdiction and the internet; and vehicle repossession cases.
May 12 Director Jack Nichols Presents on State Action Immunity at the Occupational Licensing Agencies Best Practices Seminar
Director Jack Nichols presented on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in N.C. State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission. Jack's presentation also focused on several pending Section 1 Sherman Act cases, the outcomes of which may be affected by the decision. Additionally, he highlighted the implications of the decision on immunity for majority licensee state boards.
May 6 Director Anna Baird Choi Speaks at North Carolina’s First Annual Occupational Licensing Agencies Best Practices Seminar
Director Anna Baird Choi presented on Rulemaking: Permanent Rules; Periodic Review of Existing Rules. Anna is a Commissioner for the N.C. Rules Review Commission. Her presentation was part of a day-long seminar on professional regulation and occupational licensing at the North Carolina State Bar.
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