About: Amy Cubbage

Amy D. Cubbage practices litigation in the areas of complex tort and commercial litigation, including class actions, toxic torts and mass torts. She also litigates and counsels clients in the area of general constitutional and governmental law, with an emphasis on First Amendment, campaign finance, elections, and other constitutional issues, including the commerce clause, public contracts, governmental ethics, and eminent domain. She also has experience in litigating and counseling clients with respect to energy and environmental matters, including cases involving CERCLA, RCRA, OSHA, and related state regulatory programs. Within the area of government relations, Ms. Cubbage primarily counsels clients on campaign finance compliance, including formation and administration of political action committees. She lobbies state and local governments on behalf of the Firm's clients and advises clients on compliance with lobbying and other ethics restrictions. She also assists clients in preparing and analyzing legislative proposals.

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Do LinkedIn Endorsements Create a Chink in Professionalism?

LinkedIn is touted as the “World’s Largest Professional Network.” A far cry from more personal social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, LinkedIn keeps the emphasis on people’s employment and their professional connections. Consider it like a networking event, only online. Unlike in-person networking, though, LinkedIn enables people to make connections with anyone, anywhere. Last year, LinkedIn added a new feature to its site: LinkedIn Skill Endorsements. According to the site, “Endorsing others is a great way to recognize your colleagues for the skills you’ve seen them demonstrate. It helps contribute to the strength of their profile, and increases the likelihood they’ll be discovered for opportunities related to the skills their connections know they possess.” This sounds great, right? Everyone appreciates acknowledgement; the endorsements are like a virtual thumbs-up or even a letter of recommendation. But, what if the person endorsing you has it wrong? What if the person endorsing you does not evenknow you? If you are like me, you...
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Twitter: Little Statements with Big Consequences for Companies, cont.

Earlier this week, I gave some advice on how to protect your business’s Twitter account. The hijacking of a Twitter account can have an incredibly negative impact on your business. If you missed it, review the advice I offered in my earlier post and consider these additional steps. Watch out for strange emails Twitter will never ask you to provide your password via email, a direct message, or @reply. Twitter will never ask you to download something or sign-in to a non-Twitter website. So, if you get an email or message prompting you to do any of these things, don’t. If you receive a suspicious email, delete it (preferably without opening) and immediately visithttps://Twitter.com to change your password. Emails like this are “phishing” for personal, online information that they can use to hack into your accounts. If the folks at Twitter believe your account has been phished or hacked, they may reset your password to prevent access. In this event,...
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Twitter: Little Statements with Big Consequences for Companies

Twitter is under attack. In recent months, accounts belonging to media giants CBS, BBC, and NPR have all been temporarily taken over by hackers. The Associated Press is the most recent victim. On April 23, 2013, a false statement about explosions at the White House and the President being injured sent shock waves through the Twitter-sphere. The real surprise is the effect the single tweet had in the real world: the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index dropped so sharply moments after the frightening tweet that $136 billion in market value was wiped out. While the hacking of these massive media outlets make headlines, everyday businesses are not safe from the threat, either. In February of this year, a hacker changed the @BurgerKing feed to resemble that of McDonald’s, putting the McDonald’s logo in place of Burger King’s. The hackers posted offensive claims about company employees and practices. If accounts belonging to well-established companies like these are vulnerable, so...
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