On November 25, 2013, the NC State Bar Board of Legal Specialization certified Brooks Pierce Partner David Sar as a “Specialist” in Trademark Law. North Carolina’s Trademark specialty is the first such specialty in the United States, and David was selected in the first, or inaugural, class of trademark specialists.
Brook Pierce attorney Alex Elkan provides insight into environmental law changes impacting the use and development of contaminated properties.
Kearns Davis will present his 8th annual “Federal Criminal Case Law Update” to two groups this year. He was a featured speaker at the North Carolina Bar Association’s Annual Review on October 11, 2013, and he will deliver the “Update” again on October 21, 2013, to the Federal Bar Association, Middle District of North Carolina Chapter.
Kearns Davis will be a featured speaker at the North Carolina Bar Association's 2013 Annual Review. He will deliver the Review’s “Federal Criminal Case Law Update,” describing key recent decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Kearns, a former federal prosecutor, leads Brooks Pierce’s white-collar defense practice. He has provided this update to the Bar Association each year since 2006.
Swiss company HeiQ Materials proposed to use new pesticides AGS-20 and AGS-20 (U) on manufactured textiles such as clothing, blankets, and carpet. Nanosilver is used in the pesticides to suppress microbes that cause odors and stains. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted conditional registration of the pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, but a federal appeals court has now vacated part of EPA’s decision and remanded the case back to the agency.
The United States Supreme Court has issued numerous substantive opinions in the past year on topics ranging from withdrawal from a conspiracy to searches and seizures to what constitutes a Fifth Amendment violation. This article sheds light on some of these decisions, while Kearns Davis’ federal criminal law update discussed at the October 21, 2013 CLE provided criminal law practitioners with a more in-depth look at recent decisions from both the United States Supreme Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.