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How Will Trump Policies Affect H-1B Logjam?

By Anton Mertens |

Georgia employers and their in-house counsel should manage immigration-related risks and understand how future policies may impact their workforce, while identifying workers who will need visa sponsorship to remain employed in their company—and be prepared for an increase in I-9 audits and site visits by ICE agents.

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Hiring From Abroad Requires Visa Know-How

By Sara Herbek |

Here are a few pointers that U.S. employers should consider when recruiting top talent, even when the H-1B visa category is not an option.

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The Trump Effect in the Workplace: The First Twelve Days

By Amanda Farahany |

This flawed perception and analysis of potential danger from the most powerful person in the world directly impacts the way employees see each other in the workplace, leading to more discriminatory actions and hostile work environments against people from those seven countries.

In Practice

Randy Evans and Shari Klevens, Dentons partners.

Potential Changes to Regulations on Out-of-State Attorneys

By J. Randolph Evans and Shari L. Klevens |

Aided by advancements in technology, attorneys are increasingly able to cast a wider net for potential clients and can build practices that spread across multiple jurisdictions, but states remain vigilant in protecting against the unauthorized practice of law by attorneys not licensed to practice in the state.

Left to right: Randy Evans and Shari Klevens, Dentons partners

Attorney Testimony Is Risky Business

By J. Randolph Evans and Shari L. Klevens |

J. Randolph Evans and Shari L. Klevens write that, while some attorneys, and litigators in particular, may be comfortable with the idea of testifying, attorney testimony is risky business.

Left to right: Randy Evans and Shari Klevens, Dentons partners

Interact Ethically With Deposition Witnesses

By J. Randolph Evans and Shari L. Klevens |

Unethical conduct can result in sanctions, a deposition do-over, embarrassment and an unhappy client.

In Recess

In Service

Law Inc.

Letter to the Editor

Letter: State Bar Congratulates a White House Appointee

Stefan C. Passantino of Dentons US LLP in Atlanta will serve as deputy assistant and deputy counsel to the president with respect to compliance and ethics matters.

State Bar Writes in Remembrance of Atlanta Legal Community Leaders

Frank Love Jr., Robert L. Foreman Jr., Gary D. Zweifel and Fulton County Juvenile Court Presiding Judge Willie J. Lovett Jr. are remembered for their service.

Letter to the Editor: Congratulations and Thanks to Murphy and Retiring Fulton Judges

State bar president writes to extend congratulations to longtime U.S. District Court Judge Harold L. Murphy on the announcement that he will retire from full-time judicial service at the end of March.

Technology

Marc Effron,White Elm Group, Atlanta.

Theft of Trade Secrets and the Metadata Trail

By Marc Effron |
Brooke McGuffey, left, and Michelle Tyde.

Avoid Legal Traps When Drafting a Privacy Policy

By Michelle Tyde and Brooke McGuffey |

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton lawyers share their tips on how to structure privacy policies that will benefit law firms and their clients.

Verdicts and Settlements