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Jul 29, 2011

Sidley Austin, LLP, a law firm in New York that specializes in white collar crime, announced the addition of David Rody to its firm in the role of partner.

Rody is a former United States Attorney's Office Unit Chief for the Southern District of New York where he served since 1998 and participated as lead or co-lead counsel on multiple jury trials of significance.

“It is an honor to be joining a world-class firm such as Sidley to further build on the firm’s white collar and litigation capabilities in New York,” Rody said.

Jul 29, 2011

The new immigration law in Alabama is earning criticism from members of the education community who fear it could drive some prospective students out of the classroom.

A new provision to the state's laws governing immigration will require schools to verify where the students were born and to relay that information to lawmakers.

According to WHNT-TV, the provision was made in part to determine just how much the taxpayers in Alabama are spending on illegal immigrants to get an education each year.

"Our job is to educate children, not try to enforce laws like t

Jul 29, 2011

While New York's recent passing of state law to allow same-sex marriages has provided a small victory for equal rights, federal laws are still active that limit the amount of rights available to homosexuals in today's society.

One of those laws, the Defense of Marriage Act, was enacted in 1996 to give each state the ability to determine how they govern same-sex marriages.

Jul 29, 2011

A new book that blends fiction with fact will aim to teach those interested in learning how to build a business while addressing the various facets of business law.

Birth to Buyout: Law for the Life Cycle of Your Business, is being published by Profit and Laws and will tell the fictional story of two entrepreneurs starting a business while also incorporating how business law works in today's society.

Coco Soodek, author of the book and business lawyer, said the book will provide useful information for small businesses and those interested in starting a business b

Jul 25, 2011

Stetson University College of Law, in unison with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, recently announced the launch of the NACDL White Collar Criminal Defense College.

The first program of its kind at the first law school established in Florida, the program will feature focused, specified training for criminal defense lawyers in the field of white collar crime.

"The marriage of the leading advocacy law school in the country with the nation's leading criminal defense organization is a unique way to ensure that attorneys have the opportunity to enhanc