Business Related Lectures and Publications

Business Related Lectures and Publications

Albo & Oblon lawyers are regularly asked to explain their practice areas to other lawyers, other professionals, and the world at large. The following is a list by category of some of the firm’s lectures, publications, and interviews.

  • CIVIL LITIGATION
  • BUSINESS FORMATION AND REGULATION
  • EMPLOYMENT LAW
  • E-COMMERCE LAW
  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
  • DEFAMATION
  • WHITE COLLAR CRIME / BUSINESS CRIMES
  • TORT LAW
  • CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
  • UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT

CIVIL LITIGATION

Civil Litigation: Real Evidence for the Trial Practitioner in Virginia — David Oblon — Lorman — Arlington, Virginia — April 27, 2005


BUSINESS FORMATION AND REGULATION


EMPLOYMENT LAW

Employment Law: FOX News “The Big Story with John Gibson” 
(May 30, 2006) — David Oblon explains the U.S. Supreme Court’s most recent decision, Garcetti v. Ceballos, which clarified the First Amendment Free Speech rights of government employees.

Employment Law: FOX News “O’Reilly Factor”
 (May 10, 2006) PRIME TIME –David Oblon defends the legal position of the Boy Scouts of America in their civil defense of an underage sex case involving a former Boy Scout and his former Scoutmaster.

Employment Law: FOX News Radio “Radio Factor with Bill O’Reilly” (March 2, 2006) — Bill O’Reilly interviews David Oblon on the application of First Amendment and employment law protections to a 10th grade geography teacher who rants against President Bush and U.S. policy.

Employment Law: FOX News — “O’Reilly Factor” (June 29, 2005) — PRIME TIME — David Oblon discusses the application of First Amendment free speech law and employment law to the wacky Colorado University professor, Ward Churchill. Churchill had professed support for those who would murder U.S. military troops.

Employment Law: Hiring and Firing Employees – David Oblon — NBI — Arlington, Virginia — January 24, 2003

Employment Law: Non-Competes: A Practical Seminar on Drafting, Challenging and Defending Non-Competition Agreements – David Oblon — Arlington County Bar Association — Arlington, Virginia — November 14, 2001

Employment Law: Radio WBZN AM-570 — “Great Ideas” (November 23, 1999) — David Oblon discusses Virginia employment law.

E-COMMERCE LAW

E-Commerce: CNN Radio – (April 9-10, 2005) — David Oblon discusses the e-mail (spam) case.

E-Commerce: ABC Radio 
– (April 9, 2005) — David Oblon discusses the e-mail (spam) case.

E-Commerce: CBC/NPR Radio — “As it Happens” 
(April 9, 2005) — David Oblon discusses the e-mail (spam) case.

E-Commerce: Cyber Security and the Law: Addressing Compliance, Complexity, and Confusion 
– David Albo and David Oblon — The George Mason University School of Law Critical Infrastructure Protection Program and the Cyber Security Industry Alliance — March 22, 2005

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY / TRADE SECRETS

Intellectual Property: CNN International “World Business Today” (March 29, 2006) — David Oblon discusses the issues and ramifications of the Ebay patent case pending in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Trade Secrets: CNN International 
(March 14, 2006) — David Oblon comments on Google’s fight to quash a government subpoena seeking web search records on privacy and business secret grounds.

Trade Secrets: Radio WMET AM-1160 — “J.D. Balart’s American Radio Journal”
 (January 23, 2006) — David Oblon discusses search engine Google’s decision not to comply with a government subpoena seeking a list of historical search terms.

DEFAMATION LAW

Defamation Law: FOX News “The Big Story Prime Time” (June 17, 2006) — David Oblon explains current First Amendment constitutional law as applied to protesters at military funerals. He also discusses defamation law.

WHITE COLLAR CRIME / BUSINESS CRIMES

White Collar Crime: FOX News — “Fox News Live: On the Docket” (August 6, 2005) — PRIME TIME — On this 30 minute segment, David Oblon discusses a number of current legal topics, including the Martha Stewart probation violation.

White Collar Crime: FOX News — “Fox and Friends First”
 (April 7, 2005) — David Oblon discusses the Sandy Berger “unauthorized removal of classified materials” case.

White Collar Crime: FOX News — “Fox and Friends First” 
(March 7, 2005) — David Oblon discusses the Martha Stewart case and electronic home detention issues.

TORT LAW

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

Constitutional Law: MSNBC — “Scarborough Country” (April 28, 2005) — PRIME TIME — David Oblon — along with Joe Scarborough, G. Gordon Liddy, and Michael Harrison — discusses whether Air America was protected from prosecution by the First Amendment when it aired a bit suggesting the shooting of the President.

UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT

Supreme Court: FOX News “Fox and Friends First” 
(October 31, 2005) — Just seconds after reports that President Bush will nominate Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court, David Oblon becomes one of the nation’s first legal commentators to comment on his selection and confirmation prospects

Supreme Court: CNN “CNN Saturday Morning News” 
(October 29, 2005) — David Oblon gives his opinion of the qualities and characteristics a good Supreme Court justice should have.

Supreme Court: Radio WMET AM-1160 — “J.D. Balart’s American Radio Journal”
 (October 10, 2005) — David Oblon discusses the Harriet Miers Supreme Court nomination and her confirmation prospects.

Supreme Court: CNN — Live From . . .
 — (October 3, 2005) — On Harriet Miers’ first day as a Supreme Court Justice nominee, David Oblon comments on her background and confirmation chances.

Supreme Court: CNN International — World News 
– (October 3, 2005) — David Oblon introduces Harriet Miers, the new Supreme Court Justice nominee, to the world. He discusses her biography and confirmation chances.

Supreme Court: CNN — DayBreak
 — (October 2, 2005) — David Oblon discusses potential nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court. He speculates that Harriet Miers (among a handful of others) may be the nominee.

Supreme Court: FOX News — “FOX and Friends First” — (September 14, 2005) — David Oblon comments on Judge John Robert’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

Supreme Court: CNN — “FOX and Friends First” 
(September 5, 2005) — David Oblon comments on Chief Justice Rehnquist’s legacy and possible Supreme Court replacements.

Supreme Court: CNN International — “Insight” 
(July 20, 2005) — CNN asks David Oblon to discuss in detail judicial philosophy as it relates to the nomination of John Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Supreme Court: CNN International — “World News”
 (July 20, 2005) — David Oblon comments on the nomination of John Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court nominee on his first day as the nominee.

Supreme Court: CNN International — “World News”
 (July 19, 2005) — David Oblon comments on potential nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court. He explains the two main competing judicial philosophies in the U.S.

Supreme Court: CNN International — “World News Asia” 
(June 27, 2005) — Amid speculation that Chief Justice William Rehnquist may retire, David Oblon discusses potential U.S. Supreme Court nominees who might replace him.

ACCOLADES

"Best Lawyers," by Washingtonian magazine (2015, 2013, 2011, 2004).**
"AV-Preeminent" byMartindale-Hubbell(2015). This is their highest ranking for legal ability and ethics. **
"Legal Elite," by Virginia Business magazine(2015-2006; 2003, 2002).*
""Power Player of the Year for Litigation," by SmartCEO magazine (2013).*
"Leaders in the Law," by
"Top Criminial Lawyers," by Northern Virginia magazine (2014, 2012,2010).**
Super Lawyers," by Thomson Reuters (2015-2006). *
* This award is given annually
** This award is given every two years
*** This award can only be given once