George Washington Gowen ~ In Memoriam (September 14, 1929 – March 14, 2021)

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It is with profound sadness that Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP announces the passing of our esteemed and long serving partner George W. Gowen on March 14th. George joined the firm upon graduation from the University of Virginia Law School in 1957 and, except for a brief interval, spent his entire career at the firm. During that time George mentored and guided generations of attorneys at the firm. George represented a diverse group of clients, including individuals, corporations and charities. He was especially proud of having helped a client sell the The Guennol Lioness, a Mesopotamian statue for $57 million dollars, a record for a statue at the time. Among his clients were the United States Tennis Association, the Explorers Club, The Voltaire Society of America, and numerous individuals, many of whom became his close friends. George is survived by his two daughters, their husbands, and four grandchildren. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Marcia.

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Foreign Corrupt Practices Act for Small and Medium Enterprises

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The FCPA has become a major source of liability for US and foreign firms with total fines and penalties exceeding $6.4 billion in 2020. Join Dunnington partners Eden Quainton and Luke McGrath and their multinational legal team on March 30, 2021 at 12:30 pm EDT for a webinar on FCPA risks and strategies for small and medium-sized enterprises.

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A Discussion of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act for Individuals and Small Companies

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Join partner Eden Quainton and Luke McGrath and their multinational team of international lawyers from France, Italy, and Latin America on March 10, 2021 at 8:00 am EST for a discussion on how individuals and small companies can implement programs to avoid or reduce liability under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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Trademark Modernization Act and The CASE Act – Major Changes for Trademarks and Copyrights

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The 5,600 page Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 – commonly referred to as the Coronavirus Relief Stimulus Bill that was enacted in late December 2020 – includes three major changes to U.S. intellectual property laws: the Trademark Modernization Act (TM Act), the Copyright Alternative Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019 (CASE Act), and the Protecting Lawful Streaming Act (PLSA).  The TM Act, CASE Act, and PLS Act contain significant modifications to existing trademark and copyright practices that are summarized below: Read More