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Title IX sexual misconduct and harassment claims have come under substantial scrutiny over the past decade, with various attempts to impose clear and reasonable guidance for educational institutions to enforce said claims.  On August 14, 2020, new rules came into effect that will alter the enforcement of Title IX sexual harassment claims significantly. At a glance, the new Title IX rules for sexual harassment give greater protection to the accused, who have — since the…
Get the Help You Need From Our Alexandria White Collar Defense Attorney A white collar crime is typically considered any non-violent crime that is motivated by financial gain. The name comes from the expected criminal, meaning white collar crimes are usually committed by white collar workers like accountants, bankers, government employees, business owners, doctors and lawyers. Anything from inflating or deflating your income on your personal taxes, to pulling off a fraudulent financial scheme can…
White collar crime is an often unexplored area of criminal activity. Very few TV crime dramas are dedicated exclusively to white collar crimes, and many of the sensational news stories that hit the presses have more to do with murders and kidnappings than bank fraud or money laundering. White collar crimes may not necessarily claim a bold headline, but their consequences can be devastating for a convicted criminal’s future, both personally and professionally. It’s important…
Experienced Student Defense Lawyer If you’re a student who has been accused of sexual misconduct under Title IX, then chances are that you’re feeling nervous and possibly overwhelmed by the prospect of a legal proceeding — and rightfully so.  Title IX investigations can be extremely traumatic for the falsely accused, as they are often deprived of their rights (in both subtle and obvious ways) in an attempt by the school to “save face” and to…
Experienced Alexandria Commercial Litigation Lawyer   If you are involved in a breach of contract dispute in which the relevant agreement contains a liquidated damages provision, then you may be confused as to whether the provision is actually enforceable under the law. Depending on your position in litigation, the enforcement of the provision (which essentially establishes a “flat fee” damages amount to be paid out in the event of a contract breach) could be favorable…
Get Help From an Experienced Title IX Defense Lawyer If you have been accused of sexual misconduct under Title IX, then you could be facing significant penalties that include suspension, social restrictions, expulsion, and a lifelong stain on your permanent academic record — all of which can have lasting effects on your ability to integrate into the academic community and pursue a career afterwards. Though most students fear the legitimate academic, social, and career repercussions…
Experienced Business Litigation Attorney in Alexandria, VA If your business has entered into a contract — or was in negotiations — and had that contractual arrangement interfered with by a third-party, then the law may entitle you to significant damages as compensation.  In Washington DC, and throughout the United States at-large, tortious interference with a contract is a serious civil offense worth litigating to the fullest extent. In business, there are numerous costs associated…
Experienced Title IX Attorney in the DC Metro Area If you are a student who has been accused of (and are being investigated for) sexual misconduct under Title IX, then you may be feeling overwhelmed by the process — and rightfully so.  The academic, social, and career ramifications can be quite drastic, including potential expulsion from your educational institution.  Perhaps worse, there are few protections in place to ensure that the accused is given…
Experienced Business Litigation Attorney in Alexandria, VA Have you been subjected to frivolous business litigation, whether brought by a competitor or a customer?  Though the process may seem overwhelming, it’s important to remain calm. Recognize that truly frivolous litigation is not likely to survive dismissal.  Even if the plaintiff has an actionable claim, if it is “weak” then you will be in a great position to negotiate a favorable settlement. Let’s take a closer…
Experienced Business Litigation Attorney in Alexandria, VA Intellectual property rights are often associated with copyright, patents, and trademarks, but they are quite a bit broader than many realize — specifically, businesses may own valuable intellectual property in the form of “trade dress.” Trade dress protection extends to the aesthetic flair associated with a particular product, service, or business, and can be a distinct advantage in a competitive marketplace.  The visual identity of a product, service,…