During these challenging times, Severson & Werson remains open and in full operation, consistent with the firm’s previously established contingency planning. While many of our attorneys and staff will be working remotely, as a firm, we continue in full operation. We are here to help, as always.

News

Severson & Werson member Jarlath Curran will be speaking on “Hot Litigation Topics” at the upcoming California MBA Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference on January 12-13th, 2020. Mr. Curran represents major financial institutions, including banks, mortgage lenders, consumer finance companies and auto finance companies, in all stages of litigation. Read More

We are pleased to announce that San Francisco Member Nandor B. Krause was recently accepted as a new member of The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) in its San Francisco Chapter. ABOTA is an invitation only national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to preserving the civil jury trial, as well as educating and training the next… Read More

At the behest of the editors of the Conference on Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report, Stephen Britt of the Firm’s Orange County Office co-authored an article with Rebecca Fuller of St. Mary’s School of Law on the impact of the Quarterly Report on consumer financial services.  The Article, Quarterly Report Impact Analysis, analyses empirical data of judicial citations of articles published… Read More

On September 30, 2020, the Firm’s DPO, Scott Hyman, sat on a panel entitled “Data Breach and Malware Insights” on with Steve Kerler, Steve Mejia, BSEE MMIS and Jeff Tutton, MSc., QSA, CCFE.   The Panel was the first of PrivacyOC’s Fall Series. https://www.linkedin.com/posts/stevekerler_cpra-ccpa-privacyoc-activity-6717239710797959168-QJws   Read More

In an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and better track known cases, Governor Newsom recently signed A.B. 685, which goes into effect on January 1, 2021 and will require employers to immediately notify employees of any potential COVID-19 exposure at the employer’s worksite. When must written notice be provided? Within one business day after the employer is notified… Read More

The Diversity Committee and Severson community mourn the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  Prior to joining the court in 1993, she achieved many landmark legal victories, including before the Supreme Court, that brick by brick built legal precedent for the proposition that the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection applies not only to racial discrimination but also… Read More

In recognition of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, Severson & Werson has achieved Mansfield 3.0 Certification.  To be certified, the Mansfield Rule requires that at least 30% of the candidates considered for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, formal client pitch opportunities, and senior lateral positions, be traditionally underrepresented lawyers – women, lawyers of color, LGBTQ+ lawyers, and… Read More

Attorneys from Severson & Werson’s Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Group went all-in for this year’s Data Privacy Day 2020. In the Firm’s San Francisco office, Joseph Guzzetta (CIPP/US; CIPP/E) and Evelina Manukyan (CIPP/US; CIPP/E) passed their Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).   In the Firm’s Orange County office, Genevieve Walser-Jolly (CIPP/US),… Read More

Effective January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act imposes liability on businesses for a data breach that results from the failure to maintain reasonable security procedures and practices.  The CCPA’s liability for such a data breach can be daunting, up to $750 per person.  Accordingly, since the CCPA’s enactment, compliance practitioners have advised their clients to shore up their… Read More

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