ParadigmShift Law LLP

ParadigmShift Law LLP ParadigmShift Law LLP offers digital era legal services for clients from crowdsource-funded startups to Fortune 500 corporations. In today’s complex environment, validating business models and navigating the labyrinth of regulatory barriers impacting innovation takes a lawyer who can see an issue from all angles and understands the bigger business picture.
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On demand, real-time advice is our watchword — no "it depends" or memos here. We bleed for our clients and we love startups!

On demand, real-time advice is our watchword — no "it depends" or memos here. We bleed for our clients and we love startups!

Mission: Our mission is finding creative and efficient ways for computer, communications, Web and software companies to validate their business models and to navigate the labyrinth of legal and regulatory barriers impacting innovation.

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The Law of Coronavirus
03/17/2020
The Law of Coronavirus

The Law of Coronavirus

The Law of Coronavirus Posted by glennm Mar 17, 2020 Employment Law, Government, Legislation, Technology Law coronavirus With all the upheaval and social disruptions caused by the current COVID-19 pandemic, it will not take long for legal issues to rise to the top as well. Judging from the volume of...

This lawyer on JustAnswer helped me. Try it yourself!
03/02/2020
This lawyer on JustAnswer helped me. Try it yourself!

This lawyer on JustAnswer helped me. Try it yourself!

Glenn, a lawyer on JustAnswer, gave me an expert answer to my legal question. Check it out — it’s easier than an in-person visit and better than searching the web.

The National Law Journal
02/29/2020
The National Law Journal

The National Law Journal

In a 2-1 opinion, Judges Thomas Griffith and Karen LeCraft Henderson sided with the Justice Department’s argument that the House cannot go to court to resolve “this kind of interbranch information dispute.” https://trib.al/TdPzB77

You can now ask me a legal question at JustAnswer.
02/22/2020
This lawyer on JustAnswer helped me. Try it yourself!

You can now ask me a legal question at JustAnswer.

Glenn, a lawyer on JustAnswer, gave me an expert answer to my legal question. Check it out — it’s easier than an in-person visit and better than searching the web.

Former clients now publicly dueling enemies.
02/20/2020
The National Law Journal

Former clients now publicly dueling enemies.

An Oracle newsroom blog post under Executive Vice President Ken Glueck‘s name insinuates—no, make that comes right out and charges—that Google has bought some of its tech industry amici curiae, while accusing others of switching sides out of naked self-interest. https://trib.al/4UkAg9T

The legal industry uses regulation as protection from competition just like most others. Sad but true.
02/08/2020
The National Law Journal

The legal industry uses regulation as protection from competition just like most others. Sad but true.

New York bar leaders sent a letter to the ABA House of Delegates—the national bar group’s main policy-making body—outlining their concerns before the delegates vote on the proposal Feb. 17 in Austin.

“We ask you to join us in opposing Resolution 115,” said the letter, shared with ABA delegates Jan. 30. Signed by Stephen Younger, former president of the New York State Bar Association, and other state bar leadership, the letter warned that “Outside ownership of legal providers would present a minefield for the profession.”

https://trib.al/AxkOc91

"The Members can, and likely will, continue to use their weighty voices to make their case to the American people, their...
02/07/2020
READ: DC Circuit Tosses Emoluments Lawsuit By Members Of Congress

"The Members can, and likely will, continue to use their weighty voices to make their case to the American people, their colleagues in the Congress and the President himself, all of whom are free to engage that argument as they see fit. But we will not—indeed we cannot—participate in this debate."

A D.C. appeals court threw out a lawsuit on Friday accusing President Trump of violating the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause, ruling...

I almost always advise clients that arbitration (sadly) is now often longer and more costly than court litigation.
02/06/2020
The National Law Journal

I almost always advise clients that arbitration (sadly) is now often longer and more costly than court litigation.

It’s meant to be a quicker, cheaper option, but commercial litigator Ugo Colella of Culhane Meadows in Washington, D.C., says alternative dispute resolution is his last resort.

Colella insists his stance on staying in the courtroom is about what’s best for his clients, not his wallet.

“There’s really no economic advantage from my perspective to promote court,” he said. “In fact, it’s to my disadvantage, because if I’m correct and I’m telling the client, ‘I think you’ve got a clear winner here, based on the terms of the contract,’ I should be done fairly soon.”

He’s not alone.

https://trib.al/yeoHUI4

I am really sick of these dystopian commentators who do not understand that the Internet is certainly no worse than — an...
01/26/2020
Opinion | You Are Now Remotely Controlled

I am really sick of these dystopian commentators who do not understand that the Internet is certainly no worse than — and in many, many ways far more protective of privacy than — the U.K.'s ubiquitous CCTV public surveillance systems. To equate AdWords links and Facebook ads to corporate "surveillance" is completely bogus. And it is mush better than when government does so anyway.

Surveillance capitalists control the science and the scientists, the secrets and the truth.

"It’s looking more like a muddle" is an understatement. The California Consumer Privacy Act is one of the most poorly th...
01/21/2020
So far, under California’s new privacy law, firms are disclosing too little data — or far too much

"It’s looking more like a muddle" is an understatement. The California Consumer Privacy Act is one of the most poorly thought out and incompetently drafted privacy laws of all time. (I handled one of the first CCPA website rewrites in April 2019, six months before the new law became effective.)

California passed the nation's most far-reaching law to providers consumers greater transparency about how their data is used and distributed. But the early results look more like a muddle.

As seen in...
01/02/2020

As seen in...

Oldie but goody.
12/26/2019

Oldie but goody.

12/18/2019
Tech Takes Washington: Meet the New Lobbyists

Tech Takes Washington: Meet the New Lobbyists

April 22 (Bloomberg) -- Megan Hughes reports on tech companies lobbying in Washington, DC on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg) -- ...

Still valid and quotable nearly 20 years on:"Economic assets are economic assets. You can just as easily divide ownershi...
12/18/2019
QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Still valid and quotable nearly 20 years on:

"Economic assets are economic assets. You can just as easily divide ownership of intellectual property as oil wells."

Glenn Manishin, a lawyer who has represented software industry critics of Microsoft Corp., says breaking up the software giant wouldn't be problematic

Published May 4, 2000 Updated April 2, 2018 Published May 4, 2000 This article was published more than 10 years ago. Some information in it may no longer be current. Comments Share Please log in to bookmark this story. Log In Create Free Account Find your bookmarks by selecting your profile name. 'E...

"The government’s case against book publishers and Apple, pursued in the name of antitrust, ended up increasing prices a...
12/11/2019
‘United States v. Apple’ Review: In Competition We Trust

"The government’s case against book publishers and Apple, pursued in the name of antitrust, ended up increasing prices and limiting choice."

The government’s case against book publishers and Apple, pursued in the name of antitrust, ended up increasing prices and limiting choice.

Yes, nearly 100 years is long enough for an industry that has changed so fundamentally over the many decades.
11/28/2019
Opinion | Justice’s Rear Antitrust Window

Yes, nearly 100 years is long enough for an industry that has changed so fundamentally over the many decades.

The competition cops catch up to the digital movie times.

I warned about this trend nearly 10 years ago and it is more widespread today than ever. Sad but true.
11/24/2019
Internet Freedom Challenged Not Just In China

I warned about this trend nearly 10 years ago and it is more widespread today than ever. Sad but true.

Western democracies are not immune from the Net regulation trend. In the name of the fight against child pornography or the theft of intellectual property, laws and decrees have been adopted, or are being deliberated, notably in Australia, France, Italy and Great Britain.

Columbia Law School
11/18/2019
Columbia Law School

Columbia Law School

In a new The Wall Street Journal interview, Columbia Law’s Ira M. Millstein—founding chair of the Millstein Center—shares his thoughts on corporate lobbying outfit Business Roundtable, how regulation could make businesses behave better, and why he loves author Malcolm Gladwell.

“Prof. Ruth Ginsburg. C-plus,” Justice Harry Blackmun wrote on loose-leaf paper during her first Supreme Court argument,...
10/26/2019
Notorious RBG? As a Lawyer Arguing Before the Supreme Court, She Received Only So-So Marks From One Justice

“Prof. Ruth Ginsburg. C-plus,” Justice Harry Blackmun wrote on loose-leaf paper during her first Supreme Court argument, Frontiero v. Laird, in January 1973. “Very precise. Female. Reads.”

The first rule of appellate advocacy is NEVER to read your argument!!

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a revered Supreme Court justice who spent her early legal career fighting for women’s rights. But one justice gave her original performance only passing marks.

Moronic antitrust policy: "It's addictive, it's not good for you, they're after your kids, they're running political ads...
10/17/2019
Marc Benioff says it's time to break up Facebook

Moronic antitrust policy: "It's addictive, it's not good for you, they're after your kids, they're running political ads that aren't true."

That may all be correct (but, of course, all politicians lie all the time) yet plainly has nothing the slightest to do with breaking up Facebook.

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff hasn't been sparing with his criticism of Facebook. But in an interview with CNN's Poppy Harlow Wednesday he went one significant step further and added his name to the list of those who support breaking up the social media giant.

10/16/2019
How the Microsoft Antitrust Case Paved the Way for Big Tech

How the Microsoft Antitrust Case Paved the Way for Big Tech

The Department of Justice is investigating the U.S.'s largest tech firms for allegedly monopolistic behavior. Roughly 20 years ago, a similar case threatened to destabilize Microsoft. WSJ explains.

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