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Sigalle Barness

Sigalle Barness

Sigalle Barness is the Vice President of Content and a member of Lawline.com’s Executive Team. Sigalle provides business strategy and leadership to the company and directly manages Lawline’s accreditation, programming and production operations. Sigalle also analyzes market trends and applies insights to develop and execute written and video content including online educational programming, email marketing, social media campaigns, press releases, blog articles and large scale live events. Sigalle graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers University and holds a B.A. in English. She received her J.D. in 2010 from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, NY. Sigalle is admitted to practice in both New York and New Jersey. She is also an active member of the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA), and is the former Chair of ACLEA’s Programming Special Interest Group (2013 – 2015) and National Provider Special Interest Group (2015 - 2017). Before joining Lawline in March 2012, Sigalle litigated civil claims in areas such as landlord tenant, breach of contract and tax lien and mortgage foreclosures actions. She also handled transactional matters such as drafting residential and commercial leases, demand letters, and client conflict waivers. Sigalle is an avid lover of music, video games, blogging, asking questions and all things food. She is also fluent in Hebrew and enjoys writing fiction, traveling and scuba diving.

Big Data = Vulnerable Data: Your Clients Need a Comprehensive Privacy Program Now

By Sigalle Barness on Sep 24, 2015 4:25:16 PM in Law Practice Tips

By: Michael Singer

Edited By: Sigalle Barness

First there was the dream of “big data” (look at all this data we can collect and store and play with!). Then there was the big data breach, with its attendant privacy and identity theft nightmares....

The Only Thing Higher Than the Rents Are the Tenants’ Customers: Marijuana and Commercial Real Estate

By Sigalle Barness on Aug 28, 2015 1:25:07 PM in Law Practice Tips

By: Michael Singer

Edited By: Sigalle Barness

Impact on real estate probably doesn’t spring to mind when you think about the trend toward decriminalization and legalization of marijuana. That would change if you gave Seena Samimi (Best Best &...

No “GARA”ntee When It Comes to General Aviation Litigation

By Sigalle Barness on Aug 25, 2015 4:47:54 PM

By: Michael Singer

Edited by: Sigalle Barness

When you sit plaintiff and defense lawyers opposite each other at a table, you don’t often expect agreement, let alone camaraderie. Then again, not every legal roundtable is Lawline’s Industry...

U.S. Courts Start to Inject Some Legal DNA into GMO

By Sigalle Barness on Aug 5, 2015 2:35:48 PM

By: Michael Singer Edited by: Sigalle Barness

Is genetically engineered (GE) food here to stay, or will state laws, court decisions and public pressure consign it to the recycling bin of history?

Not a Matter of If, But When… Protecting Data in a Breach-A-Day World

By Sigalle Barness on Aug 3, 2015 4:38:02 PM

By: Michael Singer Edited by: Sigalle Barness

If Big Brother can’t stop a hack attack, what hope is there for the rest of us? The truth: even if your clients implement all best practices and precautions, maybe not much. As BakerHostetler’s ...

Stephen A. Hochman: Agent of Reality Makes the Case for Mediation

By Sigalle Barness on Jun 8, 2015 1:09:49 PM

By: Michael Singer Edited by: Sigalle Barness

For lawyers with the proper temperament and outlook on dispute resolution, mediation practice can be a tremendously fulfilling career enhancer, no matter what practice area you hail from.  Stephen A....

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane! No, It’s my Lunch-Delivery Drone: Lawyers at Forefront of UAS in USA and Beyond

By Sigalle Barness on Jun 8, 2015 12:56:53 PM

By: Michael Singer Edited by: Sigalle Barness

With the FAA’s recent streamlining of its commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) exemption process, along with the February 2015 issuance of its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Small UAS, it...

You’ve Been WARNed: Communicating Outsourcing Transactions to Employees

By Sigalle Barness on Jun 5, 2015 4:29:34 PM

By: Michael Singer Edited by: Sigalle Barness

Every outsourcing transaction eventually comes down to people and how they impact, and are impacted by, the deal.

No Longer Lost: Garcia’s Performance in Innocence of Muslims May be Found Again on YouTube

By Sigalle Barness on Jun 1, 2015 4:00:18 PM

By: Amy Goldsmith

In my May 12, 2015 Lawline presentation regarding Rights of Publicity, we discussed the litigation between actor Cindy Lee Garcia and Google/YouTube involving the film Innocence of Muslims. The dispute arose several years ago,...

Trade Dress: A Bite Taken Out of the Apple

By Sigalle Barness on Jun 1, 2015 1:25:50 PM

Trade Dress: A Bite Taken Out of the Apple by Amy Goldsmith 

Apple has been battling Samsung since 2012, asserting claims of utility and design patent infringement and trademark and trade dress infringement. The California jury handed Apple over...