Sanford Michelman

Dissecting the New Cybersecurity Regulations

Sanford Michelman and fellow panelists will dissect the new cybersecurity regulations recently issued by the New York Department of Financial Services at the upcoming M&R Insurance Hot Topics in Los Angeles on May 10 from 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM, at the Luxe Hotel (Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles) and in New York on May 17 from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM, at the W Hotel (Union Square, New York).

Co-founder of Michelman & Robinson, LLP, Mr. Michelman focuses his practice primarily on the insurance, financial services, advertising and digital media industries. A leading trial attorney and litigator, he is routinely called upon to represent clients in the most difficult and complex matters that frequently extend into a wide array of industries.

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Best Practice for Insurance Brokers to Avoid Government Scruity

Please join us this May for the M&R Insurance Hot Topics, where Sanford Michelman will discuss how best to respond if Insurance Brokers are investigated by government agencies.

Mr. Michelman represents clients in investigations conducted by various governmental agencies including Departments of Insurance, Attorney General’s Offices, Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Trade Commission and Department of Real Estate, among others.

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Government Investigations: Brokers Beware

There are all too many practices by insurance brokers that can prompt government scrutiny. Sanford Michelman and other Michelman & Robinson attorneys will cover a number of them, together with compliance procedures that can be set in place to avoid examination and how best to respond if investigated.

The event will be held in Los Angeles on May 10 from 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM, at the Luxe Hotel (Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles) and in New York on May 17 from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM, at the W Hotel (Union Square, New York).

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Insurance-Related Cybersecuirty: Be Prepared

Cybersecurity is amongst today’s hottest topics in the insurance industry. At the M&R Insurance Hot Topics, Sanford Michelman and fellow panelists will dissect the new cybersecurity regulations recently issued by the New York Department of Financial Services; discuss the likelihood of other jurisdictions adopting New York’s cyber rules; highlight what insurance companies and professionals can do to protect against cyber risks; and address the dos and don’ts of buying cyber insurance.

The event will be held in Los Angeles on May 10 from 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM, at the Luxe Hotel (Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles) and in New York on May 17 from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM, at the W Hotel (Union Square, New York).

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Join us for the M&R Insurance Hot Topics Event!

Please join us this May for the M&R Insurance Hot Topics! This event is a morning program of four focused panels with a luncheon to follow. The four panels will cover trending topics in the insurance industry.

Sanford Michelman will be featured on two panels this year, “Insurance-Related Cybersecuirty” and “Government Investigations: Brokers Beware.” Accompanying Mr. Michelman on the panels will be senior professionals in Private Equity and Insurance.

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MediaLink’s Founder Taps its Long-Time Advisor Michelman & Robinson, LLP in its Sale to Ascential plc

MediaLink, a leading strategic business advisory and development company, recently sold to UK-based Ascential plc, an international business-to-business media firm that informs and connects business professionals in more than 150 countries through market-leading exhibitions and festivals and information services. The transaction may be valued at more than $200 million.

Serving the media, marketing, advertising, entertainment, technology and finance industries, MediaLink’s international clientele ranges from Fortune 100 brands to startups and includes such well-known companies as AT&T, Microsoft, Fox and Comcast, to name a few. For its part, Ascential plc, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange, adds MediaLink to a growing roster of assets, Money 20/20 (the UK’s largest trade show), the prestigious Cannes Lions festival for the branded communications industry, EMAP (a content and subscriptions business) and fashion-trend forecaster WSGN among them.

Pending U.S. regulatory approvals, MediaLink will form part of Ascential’s Information Services division.

Los Angeles-based law firm Michelman & Robinson, LLP (M&R) represented MediaLink in the sale, led by Ronald Camhi, who helped launch MediaLink in 2003 and advised it through more than a decade of tremendous growth. Mr. Camhi’s team included M&R’s co-founder Sanford Michelman (L.A.), Ryan Hong (L.A.), Ian Shane (NY), Michael Hatchett (NY), Celina Kirchner (L.A.) and Matthew Lasky (L.A.).

Michael Kassan, MediaLink’s Chairman, CEO and founder, said of the sale, “this was a significant transaction that will allow us to take our proven business model to the next level with geographic growth alongside Ascential.” He went on to praise MediaLink’s long-time counsel, “We were so fortunate to have Michelman & Robinson at our side. They know the media space, its nuances, and how to navigate complicated deals.”

Mr. Camhi, head of M&R’s Media Practice Group stated, “I’ve handled many media transactions, but this one was particularly enjoyable because of the novel issues and fantastic people involved – on both sides of the table.” And given the history between MediaLink and M&R, Mr. Michelman added, “it speaks volumes about M&R that Michael, MediaLink’s founder, sought us out to represent the sale of his baby. I’m very proud of our team.”