The Marylander Firm LLC offers personalized legal counsel to its corporate and individual clients in areas of teleservices and direct marketing compliance, labor, advertising, trial and appellate litigation, corporate matters, and copyright and trademark. The firm also provides outside general counsel to businesses including selection and monitoring of outside counsel to ensure the best legal services are provided in a cost-effective manner.
The firm advises clients regarding compliance with state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to direct marketing, including telemarketing, email, fax, Internet and direct mail marketing. The firm assists businesses take a proactive approach to regulatory compliance including designing compliance programs and performing audits of existing marketing campaigns.
The firm exclusively represents employers regarding various aspects of labor and employment relations including personnel decisions regarding terminations and layoffs, wage and hour policies, employee handbooks, family and medical leaves of absence and disability accommodation issues. The firm also performs privileged investigations into allegations of harassment and discrimination as well as whistleblower issues.
The firm provides a business-oriented approach to trademark selection, registration and protection. The firm also advises clients with respect to protecting ownership interests in copyrighted material.
The firm assists clients with negotiating and drafting contracts in a variety of areas including customer contracts, trademark licensing, celebrity endorsements, vendor Statements of Work and independent contractor retention. The firm also assists clients with corporate governance and compliance.
The firm provides select representation in commercial litigation, often working with practitioners with specialized knowledge in areas such as oil and gas and class action defense.
In appellate litigation, the firm provides full briefing and oral arguments before appellate courts. The firm also consults on trial strategy, assisting trial counsel in preserving and developing issues for appellate review, preparing post-trial motions in anticipation of appeal, and negotiating settlements pending appeal.
Speaker, “Developments in Privacy and Data Security Regulation” ATA Compliance Officers Forum (4/20/2011)
Speaker, “Proactive Management of Customer Complaints” ATA Compliance Officers Forum (1/21/09)
Speaker, “Crisis Management: Dealing Effectively with Regulators, Outside Counsel and the Angry Consumer” ATA Convention & Expo (10/6/08)
Speaker, “Keys to Successful Pre-Trial Preparation in Colorado” National Business Institute (12/15/04 and 1/20/03)
Speaker, “Medical Malpractice in Colorado” National Business Institute (9/23/2003)
Speaker, “Pre-Trial Motions – Limiting the Defense” CTLA Convention (8/97)
Contributor, Sharing the Pants: Essays on Work-Life Balance by Men Married to Lawyers (2009)
Author, The Medical Malpractice Statute of Repose and the Discovery Rule, 46 Trial Talk 16 (1997)
Contributing Author, California Trial Guide (Matthew Bender ed. 1990)
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$500k award for fired worker who refused to use biometric timeclock because of religious beliefs http://t.co/yRvXYDFdiJ(about 604 days ago)
N.D. CA decision telephone system not autodialer if human intervention required to call random or sequential numbers http://t.co/mnSyZ19hpm(about 604 days ago)
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