Tag Archives: Joseph Greenwald & Laake

Joseph Greenwald & Laake adding cybersecurity practice


Joseph Greenwald & Laake P.A. has recently added a new practice area in data privacy and cybersecurity, with a focus on compliance, government investigations and enforcement actions, data privacy litigation and transactional support, the firm announced Wednesday. With businesses facing ...

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Greenbelt firm asks judge to dismiss $350 million copyright lawsuit

Greenbelt-based law firm Joseph, Greenwald & Laake P.A. has moved to dismiss a $350 million copyright infringement and trade secrets lawsuit filed against the firm last month. The lawsuit, filed April 3 by a Maryland computer programming company, alleged one of the law firm’s attorneys stole a copyrighted software program for a travel management system used by the federal government and then illegally distributed copies of it. In the motion to dismiss filed this week in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, the firm claims the company, Aldmyr Systems Inc., has no grounds to sue for three reasons: Aldmyr’s CEO, not the company itself, held the copyright to the program; the use of copyrighted material in litigation constitutes “fair use”; and the allegedly stolen materials did not qualify as trade secrets.

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Law firm sued for copyright infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets

A Maryland computer programming company is suing Joseph, Greenwald & Laake P.A. and one of the law firm’s attorneys for $350 million, alleging they stole a copyrighted program for an elite travel management system used by the federal government, and then illegally copied and distributed it. The program, called Zegato Travel Solutions, is used to process travel information for agents of the U.S. Marshall Service and other federal agencies on a classified basis, according to the lawsuit. Since the program was stolen and distributed, the plaintiffs — Aldmyr Systems Inc. and its related company Zegato Solutions Inc. — will no longer be able to ensure clients like the federal government of the system’s security, causing “irreparable harm” to the company, the complaint states.

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Despite appeal, Maryland must change handgun permit law

The state has two weeks to change its handgun-permit process, under a ruling by the same U.S. District Court judge who found the current law violates the constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

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New interpretation of Sarbanes-Oxley creates problems for employers

Employment lawyers fear that a recent decision from the U.S. Department of Labor Administrative Review Board broadening whistleblower protections under Sarbanes-Oxley may create new burdens for employers. In the case before the board, a Halliburton employee filed a complaint with ...

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Levin joins staff of Joseph, Greenwald & Laake

Ronald Levin has joined Joseph, Greenwald & Laake as a member of the firm’s bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice group. Levin focuses on commercial and consumer bankruptcy representation, litigation and corporate representation. He has represented banks, financial institutions, and public ...

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Fajer-Smith named Fellow of College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

Debora Fajer-Smith, chair of the workers’ compensation group of Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, of Greenbelt and Rockville, has been chosen by the American Bar Association Board of Governors to be a Fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers. The ...

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