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Calfee attorneys speak and write frequently in their various areas of experience. Search our archives for the latest articles written by our attorneys, including alerts addressing changes in the law and issues about which our clients need to be informed, as well as monthly newsletters, such as our Government Relations Report on Ohio Government. You can also read about some of our most recent accomplishments, speaking engagements and community events.

Sarah M. Cleves Helps Coach an Award Winning Mock Trial Team

Sarah M. Cleves, associate in Calfee’s Business, Corporate and Commercial Litigation group, serves as one of the coaches for the Jonathan M. Ault Mock Trial Team at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. One of the teams she coaches won first place at the annual Case Classic Competition on November 13, 2016, defeating a [...]

Virginia Benjamin Scheduled to Speak at the 15th Annual Tax and Securities Law Institute in March in Washington, D.C.

Virginia Benjamin (GiGi), chair of Calfee’s Public Law and Finance group, will present at the 15th Annual Tax and Securities Law Institute in March in Washington, D.C.  The institute, sponsored by the National Association of Bond Lawyers, offers in-depth discussions on current public finance topics.  GiGi’s presentation, titled “Representing the Infrequent Issuer,” is first on the [...]

Calfee Hosts North Coast Community Homes’ Annual Meeting

January 26, 2017~ Calfee, Halter and Griswold is proud to host North Coast Community Homes’ 2017 annual meeting at its downtown Cleveland office building on Thursday, January 26.  North Coast Community Homes is committed to the development and maintenance of safe, comfortable and affordable housing of high quality for individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illness [...]

What’s Next for Employer Group Health Plans and HIPAA Audits?

January 17, 2017 ~ The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently ramped up its HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification audit program.  With the new administration, employers may be wondering (hoping?) that the audit program for HIPAA might be scaled back.  While the future is far from clear, right now it seems that HIPAA audits [...]

Fritz E. Berckmueller Recently Spoke at an American Bar Association Event

Fritz E. Berckmueller, partner in Calfee’s Litigation group and head of the White Collar Defense and Investigations group, recently spoke at the American Bar Association’s 11th Annual National Institute on Securities Fraud in Park City, Utah. His presentation was entitled “Prosecution and Defense of Securities Class Actions and Related Derivative Suits.” Fritz has extensive experience [...]

Record Enforcement Activity in 2016 for FCPA, FCA, and BSA/AML Violations – Does it Mark an Upward Trajectory or the End of an Era?

January 5, 2017 ~ In 2016, government enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the False Claims Act (FCA), and the anti-money laundering rules of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA/AML) reached record highs, including billions of dollars in fines, penalties, and forfeitures.  The start of 2017 may usher in a new set of enforcement [...]

Kimberly Moses Authors Article for the Association of Corporate Counsel

Kim Moses, Chair of Calfee’s Compliance Services practice, wrote an article for the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). The article is entitled “Building a Better Code of Conduct for Your Compliance Program” and is featured in the Fourth Quarter 2016 Newsletter for the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the ACC. At [...]

Sean S. Suder Recently Published an Article on the Arrival of Medical Marijuana Facilities in Ohio

Sean S. Suder, partner in Calfee’s Real Estate Litigation group, recently published an article on the growth of Medical Marijuana Facilities in Ohio. The article is entitled “An UPDATE on the NOT SO Fast and Furious Arrival of Medical Marijuana Facilities in Ohio’s Cities and Towns.” It is featured on, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. [...]

Calfee Welcomes Alexandra Forkosh and Daniel Ward to the Cleveland Office

November 1, 2016 ~ Alex Forkosh is an associate in the Litigation practice group and earned her J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2016, where she served as Managing Editor for the Ohio State Law Journal. She holds a B.A., magna cum laude, in Politics and International Affairs with Spanish, from [...]

Laura L. Hult to Join Board of Action for Children

Laura L. Hult, partner in Calfee’s Commercial Business and Finance and Private Equity practice groups, will join the Board of Action for Children in January. Action for Children, headquartered in Columbus, provides a number of programs and services, including: child care and early learning information and resources free of charge for parents; career resources and [...]