New ABA Book: “Building the Rule of Law: Firsthand Accounts From a Thirty-Year Global Campaign”

Two Zuber Lawler partners made major contributions to the American Bar Association’s long-awaited publication of “Building the Rule of Law: Firsthand Accounts From a Thirty-Year Global Campaign”, a comprehensive account of the ABA’s global rule of law programs. These programs were first initiated by the ABA’s Central and Eastern Europe Law Initiative, launched when the Berlin Wall fell…

Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act: Senate Majority Leader Schumer Pushes for Legalization

By Robert A. Mandel, Dr. Jayashree Mitra, and Jonathan M. Purow Despite the absence of White House support, United States Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) unveiled on Thursday a preliminary draft of the ambitious Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (“CAOA”), which, if enacted, would decriminalize cannabis if cultivated, manufactured, sold, administered, used, and possessed in a regulatory-compliant manner and preserve at least parts of existing…

Portland Engineering Inc., and Thompson Duke Industrial LLC settle patent infringement litigation against ATG Pharma Inc. and Advanced Integrated Robotics Inc.

Portland Engineering Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary Thompson Duke Industrial, LLC, (collectively “Portland Engineering”) announce that they have entered into a settlement agreement with Canadian defendants ATG Pharma Inc. and Advanced Integrated Robotics Inc. (collectively “ATG Pharma”), ending the patent disputes between the companies. Portland Engineering had filed a patent infringement action against ATG Pharma…

Zuber Lawler Welcomes Leading IP Litigator Grace Pan as a Partner in its New York Office

Zuber Lawler gratefully announces the addition of Asia-focused IP litigation partner Grace Pan to its New York office. “Grace Pan is an internationally-recognized attorney in relation to intellectual property matters with a nexus with Asia, particularly Taiwan, China, and Japan,” says Managing Partner Tom Zuber. “My partners and I are thrilled to incorporate her incredible…

Zuber Lawler Welcomes Pioneering Cannabis Attorney Lisa Pittman as a Partner in its Austin Office

Zuber Lawler gratefully announces the addition of Partner Lisa Pittman, an Austin-based litigator and pioneering figure in the emerging legalized hemp/cannabis industry in Texas. “Lisa Pittman is a highly accomplished litigator and regulatory attorney, and a pioneering figure in the emerging hemp/cannabis industry in Texas,” says Managing Partner Tom Zuber. “As far as I can…

Zuber Lawler represented DLT Element, LLC and Distributed Ledger Technologies, LLC

Zuber Lawler represented DLT Element LLC, Distributed Ledger Technologies, LLC, and related entities, in the sale of assorted assets including rights to revenue derived from Bitcoin mining activities, equity and derivative securities and digital assets including tokens, SAFTs and rights to receive tokens pursuant to smart-contract lock-up release to Element ASA, a Norwegian entity listed…

We Are Open For Business – Legalization of Adult Use Cannabis in New York

By Robert Mandel, Jayashree Mitra, Ph.D., Jonathan Purow  SUMMARY: Governor Andrew Cuomo’s signature on the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (“MRTA”) legalizes adult-use marijuana in the State of New York, one of the largest consumer markets in the nation. While there are many steps to be taken before adult-use marijuana is available for purchase and…

Zuber Lawler Represents Topolewski and Mu in Appeal and Defense Victory; Judgment Modified From $62 Million to Zero

Zuber Lawler successfully appealed a $62 million judgment to the California Court of Appeal, convincing the appellate court to modify the judgment to zero in valuation damages, and denying a plaintiff request for a retrial.  Zuber Lawler also successfully defended a request for rehearing and a petition for review to the California Supreme Court.  …