This website and firm responses to general website inquiries do not create an attorney-client relationship between any visitor/contactor and the firm or attorneys. All attorney-client relationships must be confirmed in writing by all parties. Speak with the firm directly if you wish to create an attorney-client relationship.
Material presented on this website is intended for information purposes only.
It is not intended as professional advice and should not be construed as such.
The material presented on this site is included with the understanding and agreement
that the firm is not engaged in rendering legal or other professional services by
posting said material. The services of a competent professional should be sought if
legal or other specific expert assistance is required.
Any unauthorized use of material contained herein is at the user’s own risk.
Transmission of the information and material herein is not intended to create, and receipt
does not constitute, an agreement to create an attorney-client relationship with the firm or any member thereof.
This website is not intended to be advertising and the firm does not wish to represent
anyone desiring representation based upon viewing this website in any state or
jurisdiction where this website fails to comply with all laws and ethical rules.
This website is not intended to constitute legal advice or the provision of legal services.
By posting and/or maintaining this website and its contents, the firm does not intend
to solicit legal business from clients located in states or jurisdictions where the firm or
its individual attorneys are not licensed or authorized to practice law.
Some links within this website may lead to other sites. The firm does not necessarily
sponsor, endorse or otherwise approve of the materials appearing in such sites.
ONLINE PRIVACY STATEMENT
As professionals engaged in the provision of legal services to clients worldwide, the firm is committed to protecting the privacy of confidential and “Personal Information” (information that directly or indirectly identifies individuals who may be clients, staff, agents, lawyers, law students, job applicants or others inside or outside the firm). It has always been and remains the policy of the firm to comply with the rules of professional conduct, which impose a duty to preserve and protect confidential client information, upon lawyers and their associated personnel.
This Statement is also specifically addressed to parties outside the firm who provide Personal Information to the firm or who visit or use the firm’s websites, our apps, our social media sites, our extranets, as well as email messages that we send to you that contain a link to this Statement (collectively, the “Internet Services”). This Statement also describes how the firm collects, processes and discloses Personal Information in connection with the provision of legal services and the Internet Services.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
We may use that Personal Information where in our legitimate interest to do so for the following purposes:
to contact you and respond to your requests and inquiries;
to personalize your visit and use of our Internet Services and to assist you while you use those services;
to carry out, monitor and analyze our business or website operations;
to conduct our recruiting and selection process;
to provide you with legal services, if you are or become a client of the firm, and otherwise deal with you, and administer the matters you instruct us on;
to contact you (unless you tell us that you prefer us not to) regarding legal or law firm developments that may be of interest to you. If you do not want to receive publications or details of events or seminars that we consider may be of interest to you, you may do so by clicking on the unsubscribe link in electronic marketing communications;
to enter into or carry out contracts of various kinds;
to comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidance or professional obligations that we may be subject to, including anti-money laundering requirements. Where Personal Information is necessary for the firm to carry out necessary legal checks the failure to provide such information may result in the firm not being able to provide the representation.
Confidentiality, Security, and Retention of Personal Information
Consistent with our professional obligations, it has always been the policy of the firm to exercise the utmost discretion regarding the information our clients entrust to us.
We maintain reasonable and appropriate, albeit not infallible, physical, electronic and procedural safeguards intended to maintain the confidentiality of Personal Information, including that provided by a visitor to this website and provided while using other Internet Services. We do not guarantee that our safeguards will always work.
We may retain information provided by you, including Personal Information, for as long as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, or to achieve the purposes for which the information was originally collected and for the purposes described in the Statement and in our applicable policies. If you wish to obtain more details on our information practices, please contact the firm.
Privacy, Disclosure, and Transfer of Personal Information
All information sent by you to the firm is kept private and confidential, even though we are not in an attorney-client relationship. We do not disclose any personal information to unrelated parties outside of the firm except in limited circumstances. Such circumstances include disclosures to our agents or data processors or other contractors acting on our behalf and at our direction, subject to appropriate confidentiality, privacy and information security commitments provided by the receiving party, or where we believe it necessary to provide a service which you have requested, or as permitted or required by law, or as otherwise authorized or directed by you. Consistent with our professional obligations, we may provide Personal Information to regulatory authorities and law enforcement officials in accordance with applicable law or when we otherwise believe in good faith that the provision of such information is required or permitted by law, such as in connection with the investigation or assertion of our legal defenses or for our compliance matters.
Do Not Track Signals
“Do Not Track” signals are options available on your browser to tell operators of websites that you do not wish to have your online activity tracked. Our websites operate no differently if these “Do Not Track” signals are enabled or disabled. Our Internet Services do not allow any third parties to collect Personal Information about your online activities over time or across websites for their own purposes.
In order to respect the privacy of minors, the firm does not knowingly collect, maintain or process Personal Information submitted online via our Internet Services by anyone under the age of 18. To the extent the firm collects Personal Information on minors in the context of one of the purposes mentioned in the Statement, the firm will only do so with the appropriate consent or as otherwise permitted under applicable laws.
We reserve the right to change this Statement at any time without advance notice. Should any new policy go into effect for our Internet Services, the firm will post it on this website and relevant Internet Services.