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Know Your Rights in the Digital Age

October 10, 2017 by Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP

Barry Covert wrote a guest column that appeared in the October 9 issue of the Buffalo Law Journal. In “In this digital age, know your rights”, Mr. Covert details how advances in technology and changes in national security are affecting the rights of American citizens at the country’s borders and airports. The article also includes an explanation of current policy regarding the extent to which a person’s cell phone and laptop can be searched and efforts from various lawmakers and organizations to make changes to that policy.

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New York State Nursing License Defense

March 30, 2017 by Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP

Barry Covert, a senior partner at Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria, wrote a guest column that appeared in the March 27 issue of the Buffalo Law Journal. In “Legally defending a professional license is not just about protecting a career”, Mr. Covert explains several issues related to professional licensing defense, including how nursing licenses are obtained, what could put a professional license in jeopardy, how a professional license can be protected, and what an attorney’s role is in the process.

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Criminalization of Business Regulation Violations

December 09, 2016 by Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP

In the past, when corporations committed regulatory violations the penalties were often not severe. It used to be the case that the company would pay a fine and then business could continue as usual. Over the last decade, however, criminal statutes and sanctions against businesses have begun to resurface from within the federal regulations. This allows these violations to be criminalized and corporations to be prosecuted in an environment that was formerly largely thought of as regulatory. White collar criminal defense attorney Barry N. Covert spoke to the Buffalo Law Journal about the way these regulations are now being applied and how they could affect businesses going forward.

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