Software Development Agreements – Lessons Learned from the Dallas Ebola Case

Posted on October 7, 2014

The recent onset of Ebola in Dallas, Texas, initially blamed on poorly designed electronic health record software, highlights the need for carefully drafted software development agreements. When the case was diagnosed, media outlets initially reported that a software glitch may have prevented the E.R. doctors from viewing the entire medical history of the patient, including… Read more »

Basic Principles – Physician Covenants not to Compete in Texas

Posted on August 14, 2014

Physicians who want non-compete clauses in their employment agreements should be wary of the specific enforceability requirements found in the Texas Commerce Code.  The Code could thwart the intentions of the employer if the covenant not to compete is not carefully drafted. Texas Commerce Code § 15.50 governs the enforceability of non-compete covenants. To be enforceable,… Read more »

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: What Your Business Needs to Know

Posted on July 26, 2014

Below is a link to a FCPA piece that I wrote and published in the Metropolitan Corporate Counsel in 2010.  It discusses FCPA basics and in-house counsel have commented that it is a great piece for distribution to sales and field personnel. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act:  What Your Business Needs to Know

BizJet FCPA Violations: A Reminder of FCPA Basic Principles

Posted on July 26, 2014

The former president and CEO of BizJet International Sales, Inc. pleaded guilty to violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) for his participation in an international scheme to bribe Mexican and Panamanian government officials.  The FCPA is a U.S. anti-bribery statute that applies to, among others, U.S. companies and individuals and prohibits bribes to… Read more »

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