Jennifer Mauri shared her thoughts on the proposed Generative AI Copyright Disclosure Act with The Global Legal Post. The bill, if passed, would mandate that AI companies submit a notice to the U.S. Copyright Office detailing the copyrighted works utilized in the datasets used to build or train their systems. In an article titled “U.S. Bill Would Require AI Companies to Disclose Copyrighted Work in Training Models,” Jennifer shined a light on the arduous legislative process that proposals must undergo before becoming law and stressed the critical role of legislation in navigating the complexities of AI technology and copyright protections.

Jennifer A. Mauri

Senior Associate
Practices
Class Action & Complex Litigation, Intellectual Property
Industries
Internet, Software & Technology
Law360 sought out comment from Elizabeth Tosaris as a wave of homeowners and commercial landlords continue to turn to state-mandated insurers to secure coverage. In an article titled “Last-Resort Insurers Grapple with Increasing Exposure,” Elizabeth expresses the importance of allowing carriers in California to write policies of insurance at prices that match actual risk.

Elizabeth Tosaris

Partner
Practices
Regulatory & Administrative Law
Industries
Insurance

Stacey Chiu has weighed in on the NLRB’s latest joint employment final rule, which broadened the legal test for determining joint employer status but was struck down after a federal judge in Texas vacated the standard that was to become effective in mid-March. In an HR Dive article titled, “Judges Decision Not the End for NLRB’s Joint Employer Efforts, Attorneys Say,” Stacey emphasized how important it is for employers to stay on top of the issue and understand the standard once settled so as to be in compliance when a newly promulgated final rule actually takes effect.

Stacey Chiu

Senior Associate
Practices
Labor & Employment

Mealey’s International Arbitration Report has once again sought out Omer Er’s insights—this time for an article outlining the major roadblocks for arbitration in 2024. In the piece, Omer touches upon our post-COVID environment, geopolitical conflicts, economic tensions and AI, each of which presents unique challenges to arbitration as a platform for dispute resolution.

Omer Er

Partner
Practices
Foreign Direct Investment
Industries
Banking & Financial Services, Internet, Software & Technology

Michelman & Robinson was among a small handful of midsize firms showcased by the Los Angeles Business Journal in its Who’s Who in Law special report. The article titled “A Firm Built on Innovation,” takes the form of a Q&A with co-founding partner and chairman Sanford Michelman.

Sanford L. Michelman

Co-Founding Partner
Practices
Class Action & Complex Litigation
Industries
Advertising & Digital Media, Banking & Financial Services, Insurance

Mark B. Robinson

Co-Founding Partner
Practices
Regulatory & Administrative Law
Industries
Banking & Financial Services, Insurance

Dana A. Kravetz

Firm Managing Partner
Practices
Labor & Employment
Industries
Hospitality

Insurance Business has turned to Mark Robinson for comment on a reform program launched by California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara in an attempt to make the California market more attractive for insurance companies—this in the wake of several top carriers pausing or restricting new business in the state.

Mark B. Robinson

Co-Founding Partner
Practices
Regulatory & Administrative Law
Industries
Banking & Financial Services, Insurance

Dana Kravetz lent his insights to the Daily Journal, which just reported on a federal court ruling that AB5—California’s worker classification law—is not unconstitutional when applied to the goods transport industry. In an article titled, “No injunction for truckers challenging gig worker law,” Dana pointed to the AB 5 business-to-business exemption, which could potentially be leveraged to avoid employee classification.

Dana A. Kravetz

Firm Managing Partner
Practices
Labor & Employment
Industries
Hospitality
Law360 turned to Elizabeth Tosaris to provide her insights into a new data-sharing partnership between the U.S. Treasury Department and state insurance regulators to help assess climate change risks to consumers, including how those risks are affecting low-income and historically marginalized communities. In an article titled, “Insurer Climate Info Partnership Ups Federal Monitor’s Role,” Elizabeth opined that the partnership could lead—longer-term—to further federal legislation, and she questioned whether the state regulators’ motivations for collecting the data aligned with the federal government’s desire for it.

Elizabeth Tosaris

Partner
Practices
Regulatory & Administrative Law
Industries
Insurance

Amanda Monroe has been extensively quoted in a Law360 articled titled, “5 Tips to Keep Discrimination Out of Layoff Decisions.” The piece highlights how important it is for employers looking to reduce their workforces to be careful to keep the appearance of discrimination at bay when determining whom to let go. For her part, Amanda shines a light on protected categories of employees as well as the perils of seniority-based decision-making.

Amanda K. Monroe

Partner
Practices
Labor & Employment
Industries
Hospitality

Dana Kravetz provided his insights to Law360 in support of an article titled, “4 Tips For Complying With DOL Independent Contractor Rule.” The piece addresses the Department of Labor’s Employee or Independent Contractor Classification Under the Fair Labor Standards Act set to go into effect next week. For his part, Dana suggested that where state law is more restrictive—like in California—the DOL’s rule will largely be ignored.