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If you or a loved one has been accused of Title IX sexual misconduct, then this could lead to an investigation that could lead to significant negative ramifications — not only could there be academic penalties that include expulsion, but you could be forever-gained with the label of a sex offender in your community (despite your innocence) due to the loose standards and procedures typical of a Title IX dispute. For the most part,…
If you or a loved one is facing an accusation of sexual misconduct pursuant to Title IX, then it’s reasonable to be concerned about the outcome — a Title IX case can lead to significant academic penalties (such as expulsion, suspension, and/or mandatory counseling) and if a guilty verdict is reached, then the accused student may be labeled as a sex offender, a stigma that could have a negative impact on their ability to integrate…
Experienced Fraud Attorney in Alexandria, VA Ethical business can only be conducted when the various records underlying its relationships to public and private entities are an honest and accurate reflection of their contents.  If a business intentionally misrepresents its revenue by doctoring records in an attempt to secure additional investment funding, that is tantamount to fraud, and states have criminalized such misconduct. Mistakes and incorrect interpretations happen.  If you’ve been wrongly accused of the white
Experienced Fraud Attorney in Alexandria, VA Since the introduction of Bitcoin in 2009, and more specifically, since the rise of the speculative cryptocurrency market in 2015, cryptocurrency investments have become increasingly popular among the tech-savvy public, casual investors, and market speculators.  Though the jury is still out on whether cryptocurrency is a strong long-term investment, one underreported concern is the security of such funds. Hackers and the Risks of Cryptocurrency Cryptocurrency does not have to…
Experienced White Collar Defense Attorney in Alexandria, VA Extortion is a serious felony offense in Virginia, and throughout the country at-large.  It is the illegal gaining of money, services, benefits, and other things of value by threatening an individual with harm.  Threats may include, but are not necessarily limited, to the following: Threat of physical harm Threat of damage to property Threat of defamation of character Threat of bringing an accusation Threat of turning in…
In the past few months, three separate federal lawsuits have been brought against the Fairfax County School District (the tenth largest public school system in the country) for mishandling sexual misconduct investigations against accused students, for wrongfully punishing the accused, and for failing to ensure due process of law. By way of example, in one of the cases (that our firm is currently handling), the 18-year old male plaintiff was accused of having slapped a
Experienced Commercial Litigation Lawyer in Alexandria, VA Teaming agreements often feature restrictive covenants in the form of “no poaching” or “no solicitation” clauses that prohibit the parties to the agreement from directly recruiting employees from one another.  Confusion over the enforceability of such covenants is an ongoing problem leading to commercial litigation. Whether you are attempting to enforce a restrictive covenant embedded in an underlying teaming agreement or attempting to prove that the restrictive…
Experienced Commercial Litigation Lawyer in Alexandria, VA Punitive damages are uncommon, and particularly so in contract disputes.  Still, it is worth understanding the basics, as a legitimate punitive damages claim could significantly increase the damage total.  If the defendant believes that you have a reasonable chance of securing punitive damages in a contract dispute, they may be more willing to negotiate a settlement compromise that is favorable to your interests. Let’s take a closer look.…
Experienced White Collar Defense Attorney in Alexandria, VA If you’re being investigated for having engaged in white collar criminal activity, then you may be feeling somewhat overwhelmed by the prospect of criminal litigation — certainly, the threat of punishment is more “real” than ever, with the Department of Justice actively prosecuting white collar cases in an effort to make up for their perceived weakness in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Still, despite…
Experienced Business Dispute Lawyer in Alexandria, VA If you’re involved in a serious commercial contract dispute, then you may be preliminary exploring the potential liabilities and what would make for a “best fit” recovery given the circumstances.  Given the enormous diversity of contract claims, it should be unsurprising that courts make a wide range of remedies available. Though most parties involved in a contract dispute are aware of legal remedies (i.e., monetary compensation for the…