Austin-Based FloSports Hires Paul Hurdlow as Senior Vice President – General Counsel

FloSports , the innovator in live digital sports and original content, announced the hire of Paul Hurdlow as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Hurdlow joins FloSports after serving in various regional and national leadership positions in DLA Piper’s emerging … Continue reading

LMA Austin City Group Hosts Luncheon Tuesday on ‘Cutting Edge Web Presence’

The Austin City Group of the Legal Marketing Association will host its first luncheon of 2014 on Tuesday,  February 18 at the Headliners Club at 221 West 6th St. The featured speaker will be Mark Scholes of Third Rail Creative, … Continue reading

Pirkey Barber Earns Gold Status, Other Accolades in Latest World Trademark Review 1000

Pirkey Barber PLLC ( was named one of the top trademark law firms in the country in the 2014 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000, becoming the only Austin-based to earn “gold” status for the State of Texas, an … Continue reading

Allegedly False Statements Posted on Internet Regarding Pending Litigation Can Support Defamation Claim

By Mark T. Hansen and Robert B. Milligan, of Seyfarth Shaw LLP ( The California Court of Appeal recently examined whether someone who posts allegedly false statements on the internet about pending litigation can be sued for defamation.  Getfugu, Inc. … Continue reading

Google Faces Scrutiny from Attorneys General and Others Over Video Content

Google Fiber may be being welcomed with open arms in cities like Austin. But nationally, the monster technology company is taking it in the chin for some of its other activities. After viewing a series of videos promoting dangerous activities … Continue reading

Austin Company Tabs Derek Willis as General Counsel

Volusion, Inc., an Austin provider of shopping cart software and services for online merchants, has named Derek Willis as General Counsel and Secretary. Willis, who was previously a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, will be responsible for worldwide … Continue reading