Lee Kanon Alpert and Gary L. Barr Named 2014 Super Lawyers Feb 2014

Super Lawyers have named Lee Kanon Alpert and Gary L. Barr as two of the top attorneys in Southern California for 2014. No more than 5 percent of lawyers in California receive this honor.

Each year, a research team at Super Lawyers undertakes an independent, statewide survey of lawyers, compiles peer reviews and makes good-standing and disciplinary [...]


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Adam D.H. Grant at NOVAtime 2014 Encounters Conference Feb 2014

Adam D.H. Grant was a speaker at the Second Annual NOVAtime User Conference held in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 5th, 2014. His presentation, titled “Use of Mobile Apps in the Workplace: Privacy and Security”, addressed the increased use of mobile apps and devices in the workplace, and what precautions companies may take in order to secure confidential company and client information.

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2014: Balancing Privacy and The Internet of Things by Adam D.H. Grant Feb 2014

The 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) clearly demonstrated that the “Internet of Things” (IoT) is no longer the industry buzzword of a few years ago, but is now well entrenched as a market reality. What remains unclear is just how policy makers and legislatures will react to what appears to be the next step in the digital age.

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Gary Barr and Terry Sternberg – Westlake Lawyer Affinity Group Inaugural Speakers Jan 2014

Gary L. Barr and Terry Sternberg made a presentation at the inaugural meeting of the Provisors Westlake Lawyer Affinity Group held on Friday, January 17th. Both Gary and Terry are business and real estate litigators with over 30 years of practice experience. The two met in 1998 through Provisors and have been both co-counsel and adversaries on cases.

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Cartoons, Kittens and Super Heroes by Adam D.H. Grant Jan 2014

Reflecting on this past year, it is clear that the Federal Trade Commission used 2013 to make a strong statement about privacy and mobile apps. The FTC reached into many industries utilizing mobile apps, but it appeared to reserve its strongest hold for industries relying upon children who use mobile apps.

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Adam D.H. Grant Quoted on Snapchat Security Breach Article Jan 2014

Adam D.H. Grant was interviewed and quoted on TheWrap.com’s January 3rd article titled “Snapchat Hacking: Why Government Probes Are Likely” by Brent Lang. The popular social media app, Snapchat has been in the news recently for a security breach that may have exposed personal information of its more than 4 million users.

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Connectivity Today and Beyond by Adam D.H. Grant Dec 2013

Mobile apps have literally changed how we interact with others, connect with the physical world, and learn about both. Imagine a world where a refrigerator could sense a power outage and send a signal to your smart phone via an app and advise you if there is a potential food safety hazard. Or possibly a sleep sensor next to your [...]


Pass the Turkey Nov 2013

Over ten years ago, Mark Blackman and Kathleen Sterling of Valley News Group started a grassroots effort to donate frozen turkeys to charities in the West Valley. To date they have collected and distributed over 1,000 turkeys to local charitable organizations including the West Valley Food Pantry, Pacific Lodge Boys Home, Angel’s Way and Haven Hills, as well as provide [...]


Mark S. Blackman Elected to UTA’s Board of Directors Nov 2013

Mark S. Blackman was elected to the United Trustees Association’s (UTA) 2014 Board of Directors at an election held at the organization’s annual conference last November 9th to 12th. Mark has been an active member of the UTA for the past 17 years, and served on the board of the UTA’s predecessor, the California Trustees Association (CTA) for [...]


SFVBA President Adam D.H. Grant (2nd from left) attended the Wine Reception held at Galpin Motors Club Aston.
San Fernando Valley Bar Association and CalCPA Wine Reception Nov 2013

The San Fernando Valley Business Journal and Galpin Aston Martin co-hosted a networking reception last October 24th in partnership with the San Fernando Valley Bar Association and the California Society of CPAs.

SFVBA President Adam D.H. Grant (2nd from left) attended the Wine Reception held at Galpin Motors Club Aston.

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What Changes in Privacy Laws Mean for Android Developers Nov 2013

As AnDevCon San Francisco gets underway this week, Adam D.H. Grant was interviewed by Rob Marvin of Software Development Times regarding changes in mobile app privacy laws that affect app developers everywhere. Adam shares some insights into the coming changes and how these developments will impact the mobile app industry.

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California Continues to Lead the Nation by Enacting New Internet Data Privacy Laws By Adam D.H. Grant Nov 2013

On the heels of California’s State Attorney General joining the mobile app market with her own app, California continues to lead
the nation by rolling out three new pieces of legislation in September 2013. The new laws place additional responsibilities on
operators of websites, mobile applications and other online services which collect personal identifiable information about California residents.

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VTAC Still Saving Lives Golf Classic 2013
12th Annual Still Saving Lives Golf Classic Oct 2013

The Valley Traffic Advisory Council (“VTAC”) and the Valley Traffic Division of the Los Angeles Police Department held its 12th Annual Still Saving Lives Golf Classic on October 24th, 2013. The annual event, which raises funds to help provide the Valley Traffic Division with much needed supplies and materials for traffic safety and education in schools and communities throughout the [...]


Adam D.H. Grant, New SFVBA President Featured on Southwestern University Website and Facebook Page Oct 2013

Southwestern University Alumnus, Adam D.H. Grant featured on university Facebook page and Southwestern Reporter as he is installed as the 2013-2014 SFVBA President.

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If You Can’t Beat Them – Join Them by Adam D.H. Grant Oct 2013

The California Attorney General’s Office has launched a new mobile app called “JusticeMobile app”. Adam D.H. Grant discusses the advent of this new app and what, if anything, this means for mobile app developers.

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