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The Recent Fight Over Who Owns the Client Comes to RIAs – Partner James E. Heavey Offers His Assessment in Investment News

Posted in News on August 15, 2019 by Barton LLP

Addressing the recent departure of a Mercer advisor to a competitor sparks controversy as to who, indeed, owns the client(s), James Heavey points out the background, facts, and irony attached to this situation for which size just does not matter anymore. To read the entire article, click here.


Any business that has employees knows that the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law requires that employers verify both the identity and the employment eligibility of its workers.  The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”), a federal agency under the Department of Homeland Security, administers the country’s immigration systems.  As part of these systems, employers …

The New York SHIELD Act Signed into Law

New York state’s first comprehensive cybersecurity law, the SHIELD Act, was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo on July 25, 2019. As we wrote when the Legislature passed the Act in June, the SHIELD Act (an acronym for “Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security”) comprises a revision to the state’s breach notification provisions. …