Ronald Mann Contributor

Ronald Mann is a professor of law at Columbia, where he teaches courses in commercial finance and electronic commerce. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1985, and after clerking on the Ninth Circuit (Judge Sneed) and the Supreme Court (Justice Powell), he worked in the Solicitor General’s office under Kenneth Starr and Drew Days. He has written extensively about credit cards and other electronic payments systems, the role of patents in financing innovation, and related topics. He will cover the Court’s cases in the areas of banking and intellectual property.

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05.17.16 Opinion analysis: Justices apply traditional “arising under” standard to preserve role for state courts in securities litigation
05.16.16 Opinion analysis: Justices reject claim that “special” outside counsel mislead borrowers when they send collection letters on attorney general letterhead
04.26.16 Argument analysis: Justices struggle to read “tea leaves” in Congress’s slipshod drafting of Patent Act provisions for inter partes review
04.26.16 Argument analysis: Justices worry about amorphous standards for fee awards in copyright cases
04.21.16 Argument analysis: Justices dubious about exempting car dealership “service advisors” from overtime rules
04.20.16 Argument analysis: Justices display disparate views on implied fraud under False Claims Act
04.19.16 Argument preview: “The first thing we do, let’s pay all the lawyers!” – Justices return, again, to standards for ordering attorney’s fees in IP cases
04.18.16 Argument preview: Last week of Court’s Term to feature potential landmark patent case
04.13.16 Argument preview: Justices to consider whether a car dealer’s service advisor is a “salesman,” exempt from overtime rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act
04.12.16 Argument preview: Justices to consider whether False Claims Act permits qui tam suits for “implied” falsehood
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