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Calfee attorneys speak and write frequently in their various areas of expertise.  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.

Mitchell G. Blair Spoke at a Federal Bar Association Event in Cleveland

Mitchell G. Blair, co-chair of Calfee’s Litigation group, spoke on the topic of the Federal Trade Secret Act at an event hosted by the Federal Bar Association. The event was held at the Westin Cleveland Hotel. As co-chair of the Litigation group, Blair litigates and tries complex disputes, with special emphasis on securities and derivative litigation [...]

Malisheia Douglas Participated in the Intellectual Property Advisory Council at the University of Akron School of Law

Malisheia Douglas, associate in Calfee’s Intellectual Property group, recently participated in and supported the Intellectual Property Advisory Council for the University of Akron School of Law. The Intellectual Property Advisory Council is a body of experts from around the world that assists Akron Law students and the law school via advice and guidance. The Council [...]

Malisheia Douglas Recently Assisted the YWCA Circle of Women Breakfast

Malisheia Douglas assisted with and attended the YWCA Circle of Women Annual Breakfast in the Fall. “The Circle – Breakfast” is designed to bring together a committed group of people — primarily women — to pool their resources and raise critical funds to support the vital needs of young women transitioning out of foster care [...]

John J. Jenkins Authored Two Articles Featured on

John J. Jenkins published two articles for, one on disclaimers and limits for claims and another on reverse breakup fees. The articles are entitled “Disclaimers & Limits on Claims Outside of the Contract.” And “Reverse Breakup Fees: Move Along, Nothing to See Here.”  Read the articles here.

John J. Jenkins Edited Two Books for

John J. Jenkins, partner in the firm’s corporate group, edited two books for this Fall. The handbooks are entitled “Form S-3 Handbook” and “WKSI Handbook.” In addition to the work he does editing publications and blogging for, John also serves on their board of advisors.  At Calfee, his practice focuses on advises publicly and [...]

John J. Jenkins Serves as Editor and Blogger for

John J. Jenkins, partner in Calfee’s corporate group, currently serves as Editor at  John has also appeared on four podcasts with Broc Romanek of, including: Shareholder Proposal Reform, Dodd Frank Reform, Disclosure Overload and Director Compensation. He has also moderated webcasts entitled “After Brexit: Capital Markets Developments” for and “Middle Market Deals: [...]

James A. Singler Presented on Long Term Care Planning and Medicaid

James A. Singler, partner in the firm’s estate and succession planning group, gave a speech at Lifetime Financial Growth Company on the topic of long term care planning with Medicaid. At Calfee, Jim works with clients in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration, complex estate and gift tax issues, wealth transfers, business [...]

James A. Singler Recently Presented at the University Club of Cincinnati

James A. Singler, partner in Calfee’s Estate and Succession Planning group, recently gave a presentation on estate planning at the University Club of Cincinnati. The presentation was entitled “Calfee Estate Planning Presents: When the Queen City was the Sin City Historically Entertaining Tales of Crime and Death.” At Calfee, Jim works with clients in the [...]

Federal Court Blocks Implementation of New Overtime Regulations

An unexpected decision was issued by a federal judge in Texas yesterday, which prevents the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) new federal overtime regulations from taking effect as scheduled on December 1, 2016. As we explained in a Calfee First Alert this past spring, the DOL’s new overtime rule would have raised the minimum salary level [...]

New Law Restricts Employers’ Ability to Litigate Outside of California or Use Non-California Choice-of-Law Provisions in Employment Agreements

  November 22, 2016~ In September of 2016, California passed Senate Bill 1241 (SB 1241), which drastically changes the employment contract landscape for companies who employ individuals working and living in California. Affecting contracts entered into, modified, or extended after January 1, 2017, the law generally forbids employers from requiring their California employees to agree [...]