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Ossian Law P.C. Founder and CEO, Kathy Ossian, was featured in the Legal News article “Asked and Answered” on September 29, 2017, discussing the recent Equifax breach.

Kathy Ossian, founder and CEO of Ferndale’s Ossian Law P.C. has been selected as a 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” for Information Technology Law in Detroit for the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America publication. This title were given based on a peer-review survey of attorneys in Metro Detroit. Along with practicing law, Ossian is a speaker, educator...

Ossian Law founder Kathy Ossian was elected Vice Chair of the Armenian Bar Association at the 2017 annual meeting in Huntington Beach, California. She has served on the board of the organization since 2010. The Armenian Bar Association is an international forum of attorneys who come together to socially and professionally address the legal concerns...

May 1, 2017 marks Ossian Law P.C.’s fourth anniversary. Founded by attorney Kathy Ossian, the Ferndale, Michigan-based law firm is uniquely positioned to address IT legal concerns in the community.  In addition to her law practice, Ossian is an educator and frequent presenter, as well as the managing editor of the Practicing Law Institute treatise, “Social Media and the Law”.

Ossian Law P.C. has been re-certified as a Women Business Enterprise by the National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC) for 2017. This certification designates that a woman has majority control of a business. NWBOC seeks to provide corporations with the opportunity to better their procurement practices and to give women business owners the chance to...

Ossian Law P.C. Founder and CEO Kathy Ossian has been named to the dBusiness Top Lawyers 2017 list for her work in the categories of Information Technology and Intellectual Property. She was chosen for this recognition based on the publication’s survey of attorneys in Oakland, Wayne, Macomb, Washtenaw and Livingston counties. This is the sixth...

August, 2016  PRESS RELEASE: Kathy Ossian, founder and CEO of Ferndale’s Ossian Law P.C. has been selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Information Technology Law. The Best Lawyers titles were given based on a peer-review survey of attorneys in Metro Detroit. Along with practicing law, Ossian is...

At the May 21, 2016 annual meeting of the Armenian Bar Association, Kathy Ossian of Ossian Law P.C. was reelected to the association’s board for a three-year term. This election, held in Chicago, marks Ossian’s third consecutive term on the board. The Armenian Bar Association is an international forum of attorneys who come together to...

“Social Media and the Law” – Updated version now available! Kathy Ossian’s PLI publication “Social Media and the Law” was first released in July, 2013. Each of the chapters, edited annually, have been updated again in April 2016. Some of the topics covered in the latest release include: The Supreme Court’s decision on cyber threats New...

In March, 2016, both the Detroit Legal News and Oakland County Legal News’ “Asked and Answered” column by Steve Thorpe featured Ossian Law P.C. CEO Kathy Ossian discussing encrypted phone technology, including the legal battle between Apple and the FBI. Access the Detroit Legal News feature here and the Oakland County Legal News column here.

Kathy Ossian, founder and CEO of Ossian Law, was a faculty member of the Practicing Law Institute (PLI) conference “Social Media 2016: Addressing Corporate Risks” recently held in San Francisco and New York City. Ossian moderated the panel entitled “A View From The Trenches: Hot Issues, Creative Solutions” with in-house counsel from Facebook, Pinterest, Snapchat,...

This month, Ossian Law P.C. has been re-certified as a Women Business Enterprise by the National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC). This certification designates that a woman has majority control of the business. NWBOC seeks to provide corporations with the opportunity to better their procurement practices and to give women business owners the chance to...

On October 22, 2015, Kathy Ossian, Founder and CEO of Ossian Law P.C. was featured in the front-page article of the Detroit Legal News “Asked and Answered: Kathy Ossian on Connected Cars” Access the article here.

Ossian Law founder and CEO Kathy Ossian has been listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America​ in the Information Technology Law field. In addition, she has been recognized as the 2016 Detroit Information Technology Law “Lawyer of the Year”. Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is being honored...

Businesses whose livelihood depends on proprietary technology must be vigilant in protecting that technology. Those who use others’ proprietary systems should strive to respect attendant use restrictions. Earlier this month, Office Future Systems Inc. (OFS) filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), alleging that LADWP misappropriated OFS’ proprietary online...

Check out Kathy Ossian’s Steamfeed article:  Startup Legal Matters:  Controlling Digital Assets. It is the final in a series of four articles on why “legal matters” to startups.

Check out Kathy Ossian’s June 18, 2015 Steamfeed article – Startup Legal Matters: Balancing Big Data and Privacy. This article is the third in a series of articles on why “legal matters” to startups.

During the Armenian Bar Association’s 26th Annual Meeting in Beverly Hills, California, Ossian Law founder and CEO Kathryn Ossian was elected to Vice Chair of the organization. Ossian was first elected to the board in 2010. The Armenian Bar Association is a forum of attorneys who come together to socially and professionally address the legal...

Check out Kathy Ossian’s May 12, 2015 Steamfeed article – Startup Legal Matters: Protecting Your Public Face. This article is the second in a series of articles on why “legal matters” to startups.

Today marks Ossian Law P.C.’s second anniversary. Sincere thanks to our clients for entrusting us with their IT law projects and our staff and friends for their support in making our first two years successful!

Check out Kathy Ossian’s April 14, 2015 Steamfeed article – Startup Legal Matters: First Things First! The first in a series of articles on why “legal matters” to startups.

“Social Media and the Law” – Updated version now available! Kathy Ossian’s PLI publication “Social Media and the Law” was first released in July, 2013. Each of the chapters was first updated in April, 2014 and have been updated again in March, 2015. Some of the topics covered in the latest release include: Ownership of...

Ossian Law founder and CEO Kathy Ossian was recently elected Vice Chair of the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan Board of Directors. She will serve in this position for a three year term. As a long-time member of the organization, Ossian has served on the board since 2009, and recently represented the council as a...

Check out the Ossian Law P.C. new YouTube channel here. See video excerpts from Kathy Ossian’s “Social Media Legal Landmines” on social media attribution and disclaimers, social media use by jurors, service of process via Facebook and social media policies.

Ossian Law P.C. Founder and CEO Kathy Ossian has been named to the dBusiness Top Lawyers 2015 list. This is the fourth consecutive year that Ossian has been honored as part of the Information Technology Law sector. She was chosen for this recognition based on the publication’s survey of attorneys in Oakland, Wayne, Macomb, Washtenaw...

Thanks to Nicole Johnson for her article for Michigan Technology News on Kathy Ossian’s August 21st presentation on “Data Security Laws: A Practical Approach” at the OU Incubator!

Kathy Ossian was recently selected by her peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America© 2015 in the practice area of Information Technology Law. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Over 52,000 leading attorneys...

Thanks to everyone who came out for this week’s presentation on ownership and control of digital assets. Photos are now posted on our photo gallery page. Special thanks to Rachel Tucker of Joelson, Rosenberg PLC for co-presenting with Kathy Ossian. Thanks also to Robert Mattler for attending the session and publishing this informative article on...

Kathy Ossian Elected as Secretary to the Armenian Bar Association During the 2014 annual Armenian Bar Association meeting in New York City, Kathy Ossian was elected Secretary of organization’s Board of Governors. She has been a member of the board since 2010, and will hold this Executive Committee position for a two-year term. More information...

“Social Media and the Law” – Updated version now available! Kathy Ossian’s PLI publication “Social Media and the Law” was first released in July, 2013. Each of the chapters was updated on April 1, 2014. The updated version of this topical treatise is available here.

Ossian Law Celebrates First Anniversary! Thursday, May 1st marks Ossian Law P.C.’s first anniversary.  Thanks to our wonderful clients, strategic partners, family and friends for making this first year truly memorable!

Thanks Badge Awarded to Kathy Ossian Kathy Ossian, CEO of Ossian Law P.C., was awarded the national “Thanks Badge” by the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan (GSSEM). This award is in recognition of leadership within the organization. With over 20 years of involvement in the Girl Scouts as a volunteer, Kathy has taken active roles...

University of Phoenix Faculty Recognition Award Kathy Ossian received a Faculty Recognition Award at the University of Phoenix Detroit Campus Spring General Faculty Meeting held on March 29, 2014.  The Award acknowledged “contributions in the area of classroom facilitation & administration.”  Kathy is an Advanced Certified Faculty Member and has taught graduate and undergraduate business...

Kathy Ossian was featured in Ambassador Magazine‘s March/April 2014’s roundtable feature article. Kathy joined other Michigan-based privacy and security experts from government, academia and NGOs. “The Privacy Policy,” beginning on page 104 of the issue, highlights these experts’ understanding of what privacy means in the digital age. Consumer data misuse and protection were at the forefront...

Tony T. Liu, a business litigator and author of the Orange County Attorney Blog wrote a favorable review of Kathy Ossian’s “Social Media and the Law” published by PLI.  Read Attorney Liu’s review here.  

The March, 2014 issue of Hour Magazine includes Southeastern Michigan’s Top Women Lawyers. Kathy Ossian of Ossian Law P.C. is listed as the only attorney in the Information Technology/Outsourcing category.

On the heels of completing chapter updates (2nd edition due out in early April), we discovered another review of Kathy Ossian’s PLI publication “Social Media and the Law.”  Attorney, educator and consultant Jennifer Ellis opines that the book “provides a solid overview of the issues,” “is succinctly written offers practical advice.”  Read Ms. Ellis’...

  Thanks to everyone who came out this morning for the Ossian Law presentation on copyright compliance — a great, interactive and informative session!

2014’s Hot Topics in Information Technology Law:  Wed. Jan. 15, 2014, 8:00-9:30 am  Security Risks of Mobile Apps, Astroturfing, Workplace Privacy and the Social Media Professional Account, Regulation of the Internet of Things – learn the latest developments on these and other IT law topics at this informative session!   Free to Ossian Law clients; $25.00 for...

December 8, 2013“Keeping IT Legal”

As of  December 3, 2013, “Keeping IT Legal” is officially a registered service mark of Ossian Law P.C.  “Keeping IT Legal” truly reflects our firm’s focus and commitment to our clients’ Information Technology Law needs.

Ossian Law P.C. is pleased to announce that Kathryn Ossian has been named to the dBusiness Top Lawyers 2014 list for Information Technology Law. Ossian has been listed in this category continuously since 2011. This title was given based on the publication’s survey of attorneys in Oakland, Wayne, Macomb, Washtenaw and Livingston counties.


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