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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently published their final policy statement regarding its plans to publish consumer complaints on its public consumer complaint database. Here's how this process will work. bit.ly/1FML2UN  (Office: Miami)
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New issue of Expect Focus is online! Expect Focus is a quarterly review providing legal news and updates on important developments affecting the insurance, financial services, consumer finance, health care, and technology industries.  http://bit.ly/1BmohAt  
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Jim Baldinger on Fox News: How to avoid becoming a victim in a cell phone trafficking scam http://bit.ly/1bqnV5G (Office: WPB)
The Legal Minute's Chris Villalba speaks with West Palm Beach, Florida attorney Jim Baldinger about how to avoid becoming the victim of a cell phone trafficking scam.
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What percentage of class actions qualify as high-risk or bet-the-company? Hint: the number has more than tripled in just three years. Find out at http://classactionsurvey.com/manage/ 
Insights, graphs, and statistics in How Companies Manage Class Actions from the 2015 Class Action Survey. READ NOW!
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In-house counsel & compliance professionals: one of the foremost FCPA authorities is offering a certification program on practical skills relevant to FCPA compliance best practices, including risk assessments, compliance policies and procedures, and ways to manage/minimize FCPA risk. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1uHH8I4 
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Tampa shareholders Richard Denmon and David Burke are featured in this Business Observer article on Amalie Oil's naming rights to the Tampa Bay Lightning's arena. http://www.businessobserverfl.com/section/detail/hat-trick/ 
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt is expanding to entertainment law. Its first test was the naming rights deal for the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Amalie Arena.
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While Yates v. United States offered the Justices and numerous commentators an opportunity to joke about fish, it may offer white collar defendants more. White Collar Litigation Shareholder Ed Page shares insights about the case and its implications. bit.ly/1GuShQh [Office: Tampa] 
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As reported in the WSJ Risk and Compliance Journal: Defense cost is the least important of the nine factors considered when defending a class-action lawsuit. What do GCs say is THE most important factor? http://classactionsurvey.com/approach-risk/
Insights, graphs, and statistics in How Companies Approach Class Action Risk from the 2015 Class Action Survey. READ NOW!
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We are pleased to welcome Matt Leopold, former FL Dept of Environmental Protection GC and former attorney at the US DOJ, as Of Counsel in Tallahassee. http://bit.ly/1xeeMqP 
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Does your motion in limine sufficiently preserve your objection to the introduction of evidence at trial, or do you need to be on your toes to make a contemporaneous objection at trial?  A recent Illinois decision illustrates the best practice of renewing arguments raised in motions in limine at trial. http://www.cfjblaw.com/preservation-of-error-blog/blog.aspx?entry=950
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What will the future bring for crowdfunding? These are the five crowdfunding trends that you need to be aware of in 2014 and beyond. 
It’s an exciting time for crowdfunding - an industry that generated an estimated $5.1 billion in 2013, doubling in size from 2012.
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Watch our panel of attorneys as they discuss their involvement and experience with pro bono projects at Carlton Fields Jorden Burt. No Standing on the Sidelines: Our Commitment to Pro Bono
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Carlton Fields Jorden Burt is a leading provider of legal and consultative services to a broad spectrum of business clients.
Introduction
With locations in the major business centers throughout Florida, California, Georgia, New York, Washington, D.C., and Connecticut, Carlton Fields Jorden Burt provides clients with access to nearly 400 attorneys and government consultants. 

Carlton Fields Jorden Burt serves business clients in key industries across the country and around the globe. Through our core practices, we help our clients grow their businesses and protect their vital interests.

Our national and international litigation teams are well equipped to handle the most complex business trials, arbitrations, and appeals. We have developed especially deep experience in the defense of class actions and mass actions, white collar representation, high-stakes business litigation, and government investigations. We have tried more than 1,500 cases to judgment or verdict and defended several hundred class actions across the country. We are one of only a handful of firms that have actually tried major class action cases. In the life insurance and financial product liability areas, alone, our financial services industry attorneys have handled more than 300 class actions.

The cases we handle cut across every subject area, including consumer and business fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practice Act enforcement, contracts, shareholder disputes, antitrust, insurance, securities, products liability, construction, real estate, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy, labor and employment, intellectual property, health care, telecommunications, energy, constitutional claims, international and domestic arbitration, and federal and state governmental disputes.

Our firm also advises clients on sophisticated business transactions across a range of issues and industries. With a strong presence in Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., and Miami, we offer focused guidance on domestic and international matters and handle a wide variety of transactions for clients throughout the country and internationally. We counsel them on matters related to mergers and acquisitions, securities, tax planning, and ERISA, and provide state regulatory counseling to clients in the life insurance and financial services sectors, the energy sector, and other key industries.

We also cater to high-growth clients, including technology-based companies, advising them on capital formation, debt financing, corporate governance and transactions, mergers and acquisitions, securities compliance and disclosures, tax planning, and cyber-security concerns. Additionally, we offer our business clients the guidance they need to identify and protect their tangible and intangible assets, including intellectual property, and to manage their immigration and labor and employment issues. We also handle all phases of real property site acquisition and disposition, financing, permitting, and development.

Our government consultants have extensive expertise dealing with federal and state regulators, legislative bodies, and executive agencies on a wide range of issues, including insurance and tort reform, health care, financial regulation, government investigations, and enforcement actions.

Carlton Fields Jorden Burt practices law in California through Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, LLP. This website contains much information in the form of articles of general applicability or intended as educational and introductory to various areas of the law or legal issues. NONE IS LEGAL ADVICE APPLICABLE TO YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION. NO LAWYER-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP IS CREATED BY VISITING THIS WEBSITE AND REVIEWING ANY MATERIAL ON IT. YOU ARE NOT JUSTIFIED IN RELYING ON ANY ARTICLE IN MAKING A DECISION ABOUT A SPECIFIC SITUATION; RATHER, YOU SHOULD CONSULT COMPETENT COUNSEL FOR LEGAL ADVICE OR REPRESENTATION.

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Under some interpretations of the legal ethics rules, some material in this website should be considered advertising. This website constitutes a 'communication' as defined in Rule 1-400(A) of the California Rules of Professional Conduct in that it is a message made by and on behalf of lawyers at Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, LLP, who are members of the State Bar of California concerning the availability for professional employment of those members and their law firm. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon the information included on this website. Before you decide to hire a lawyer, please ask us to send you written information about our qualifications and experience. 

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Carlton Fields Jorden Burt ranks among the top law firms in the nation for diversity by the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index, which rates businesses according to their treatment of LGBT employees, consumers, and investors, and the Vault Guide to the Top Law Firms. The firm was recognized by corporate counsel as a client service leader in the 14th annual BTI Client Service A-Team 2015 report, and ranks among the top 20 percent for delivering better client service to the world's largest clients. Carlton Fields Jorden Burt is recognized among the best in the Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers, and the firm's attorneys are recognized by their peers in The Best Lawyers in America. To view all our awards, visit www.CFJBLaw.com/accolades/.
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