Thursday, March 23, 2017

Steven Lieberman Representing Journalist in Tweet Assault Case

Steven Lieberman, member the intellectual property law firm of Rothwell Figg, has been all over the news lately as the pro bono attorney for Newsweek writer Kurt Eichenwald, In December, Eichenwald received a tweet of a .gif that deliberately induced an epileptic episode in him. The tweet followed an appearance by Eichenwald on the Tucker Carlson show on the Fox Network.

Earlier this month, a suspect in Maryland was arrested on charges of cyberstalking for sending the file to Eichenwald. Newsweek reported the details here.

The New York Times and other publications have quoted Lieberman in their articles about the arrest in the groundbreaking case. Rothwell Figg summarized the coverage and case here.

Peter Yawitz, Brenda Bazan Join Forces in Newworq Consulting Firm

Peter Yawitz and Brenda Bazan have merged their consulting practices to form Newworq, LLC, a firm focused on advising clients on challenges relating to: 
  • Business model: market share, brand integrity, profitability
  • Execution model: quality, satisfaction, productivity
  • Culture model:  leadership, communication, capabilities

 With three managing partners, Newworq specifically consults on brand protection, business turnarounds, workforce design and custom sales.

Besides Yawitz and Bazan, Newworq's third managing partner is Shaunna Black, a member of the Women in Technology Hall of Fame.

Yawitz has taught management communication at Columbia Business School, the MIT Sloan School of Management, the Tuck School at Dartmouth and Babson University.  He is about to launch, which will give millennials advice on how to be effective at work.

Bazan  spent 25 years at IBM in jobs focused on transforming the traditional sales and marketing model. After leaving IBM, she founded three companies that targeted helping founders start and grow their businesses.

Black led global operations and manufacturing at Texas Instruments, Dongbu HiTek Korea, and Oryon Technology. She has expertise in business strategy, greenfield construction and startup, operations and maintenance, manufacturing, and technology ramp and transfer. She's a graduate of New Mexico State University and the University of Texas at Austin.