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How AI is Revolutionizing the Practice of Law

Artificial Intelligence and the Law Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) presents attorneys with an opportunity to evolve as legal practitioners, to increase efficiency, to expand abilities, and to transform the delivery of legal services—making them faster and more cost effective for clients. That is of course, if you can master the technology and learn how to

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Evidence Preservation 101: Don’t Let the Delete Button Win!

Stop. Do not hit delete. When a dispute might lead to litigation, it is crucial to press pause on the delete button and press save instead. In California, the duty to preserve evidence triggers when a party reasonably should know of its relevance. There is nothing worse than having to explain in the middle of

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Harris Sliwoski LLP Welcomes Five Outstanding Attorneys

We are pleased to welcome five outstanding cannabis attorneys to our Washington and California offices. Aaron Pelley, Kristin Westphal, Karen Albence, Aaron John, and Elijah Hartman have joined our law firm from Cultiva Law Group. They will continue to focus on representing cannabis, hemp, and psychedelics-related businesses. Their clients include business owners and operators, investors,

U.S. Government trademark, visa, and passport delays and problems

Washington, You Have a Problem

Washington has a big problem. Simply stated, the nation’s government isn’t up to the task of serving the needs of the world’s largest economy. Though the problem isn’t just one of delays, it does manifest itself most clearly in the unacceptable waiting times to receive even the most basic of government services, across a range

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Griffen Thorne Named a California Rising Star

We are pleased to announce that Griffen Thorne has been named a 2023 Super Lawyers California Rising Star. Griffen has been a Rising Star three years straight. Super Lawyers is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys are selected from

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Breaking News: U.S. Department of Commerce Assistant Secretary of Export Enforcement Clarifies Its Policy on Voluntary Self-Disclosure and Disclosures Concerning Others

On April 18, 2023, the U.S. Department of Commerce (“DOC”) Assistant Secretary of Export Enforcement released a report clarifying the DOC’s policy on Voluntary Self-Disclosure (“VSD”) and Disclosures Concerning Others (“DCO”).  Addressing first its policy on VSD, the new policy sought to further incentivize the submission of VSDs when industry or academia uncover “significant” possible