A Moment of Simple Justice - Vaccines
Polsinelli Podcast - Telephone Consumer Protection Act and Consequences for Corporations
Government’s Health Care Fraud “Cash Cow” Keeps Mooing
Investment Management Update- 2014 Election Impact
Trial by Jury: Why It Matters in a Democratic Society
Busy Days For Voting Rights Advocates, Thanks to SCOTUS
Polsinelli Podcast - Republicans Gain Control of the U.S. Senate - How That May Impact Health Reform
Karl Rove's Efforts to "Buy" Courts Harmed America, Says Legendary Attorney
Crisis at the Border Shows Problems in US Immigration Law
Are Criminal Laws the Right Response to Revenge Porn?
Why Does BigLaw Have So Few Black Partners?
Aquila on M&A: Dealmaking is Back
Schoenbrod: SCOTUS Ruling Helps EPA Deal With a "Stupid Statute"
ATL Law School Rankings: All About The Jobs
What Comes Next in Derivatives Regulation?
A More Perfect Union: Why Punish Russia for Crimea?
Only in DC: Ethics Rule Permits Non-lawyers to Own Law Firms
How a Reluctance to Deport Pop Stars Strengthens US Immigration Policy
Law Prof: The Clean Air Act Needs a Reboot
Is Punishment Dead in America?
There has been much fanfare surrounding the reestablishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba, starting with President Obama’s announcement of the resumption of bilateral relations, and followed by the formal establishment of...more
A key distinguishing feature of U.S. data privacy laws is their patchwork nature. There are industry-specific data privacy laws at the federal level (think HIPAA or the GLBA), yet there are no comprehensive federal standards...more
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown recently signed into law amendments to the state’s data breach law. These amendments recognize the growing definition of data, expand the role of the Attorney General in addressing data breaches,...more
On July 10, 2015, the House of Representatives approved the 21st Century Cures Act (HR 6) (the “bill”) by a vote of 344-77. In addition to increasing medical research funding and expediting the process of making breakthrough...more
On July 10, 2015, the House of Representative passed H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act (“Cures Act”), with strong bipartisan support, by a vote of 344-77. This medical innovation reform legislation represents the culmination...more
On July 10th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act – medical innovation reform legislation that has been in the works for over a year – by a wide margin (344-77). As Ropes & Gray previously...more
On Wednesday, July 15, the House Committee on Small Business (the Committee) held a hearing, titled “Taking Flight: Small Business Utilization of Unmanned Aircraft,” aimed at exploring small business use of drones. The...more
On July 10, 2015, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act by a vote of 344-77. The bill is intended to promote drug and device development, support research and expedite patients’ access to new...more
A group of Democratic lawmakers and advocacy organizations criticized protections for brand-name biologics in the current draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, a free-trade agreement among a dozen Pacific Rim...more
On July 17, 2015, Georgia’s U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA), along with co-sponsors, Robert Casey (D-PA), and Pat Roberts (R-KS), introduced a Senate bill entitled, “The Combination Product Regulatory Fairness Act of...more
On July 9, the White House released a fact sheet regarding the Administration’s 2015 cybersecurity efforts “both domestic and international, to improve our cyber defenses, enhance our response capabilities, and upgrade our...more
This is proving to be a banner year for new breach notice requirements. In the period between 2006 and 2009, most US states enacted data breach notice laws. This year, we are seeing a wave of “second-generation” breach notice...more
This Week: Senate Reauthorizes Older Americans Act; Bill Heads to the House... White House Holds 2015 Conference on Aging and Launches Several New Administration Healthy Aging Initiatives Enveloping Alzheimer’s, Dementia,...more
In the wake of recent, large-scale data breaches, several pieces of legislation have been introduced in Congress to establish a national data breach notification law, including a House bill that would preempt the current...more
Earlier this year, President Obama launched a high-profile “Precision Medicine Initiative” (PMI) to develop treatments, diagnostics, and prevention strategies tailored to the individual genetic characteristics of each...more
On June 30, 2015, the Governor of Connecticut signed into law S.B. 949, “An Act Improving Data Security and Agency Effectiveness." The new law updates Connecticut’s data security laws, including by adding a 90-day hard...more
The Obama Administration’s robust use of executive authority on issues related to food labeling, food safety, and nutrition continue to position these issues as a priority for the remainder of the President’s term in office....more
United States lawmakers are facing increasing pressure from technology and life science industry leaders to adopt an "innovation box" regime to level the playing field with foreign counterparts and prevent significant US job...more
During the last weekend in May, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul did something that is not easy to do – he managed to anger most Republicans and Democrats, the Senate Majority Leader (who is also the senior senator from Kentucky),...more
On 15 June 2015, the Ministers of the Council of the European Union (the "Council") agreed upon a global approach to the European Commission's proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the...more
On July 7, as Congress considers proposed legislation on data breach notification and security, the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter to leaders of both houses of Congress urging them to refrain...more
Last week, the White House waded into the GMO regulatory fray with the Office of Science and Technology Policy’s (OSTP) announcement of a major overhaul of GMO regulation.
In a statement released July 2, OSTP noted that...more
Every week, we learn about new data breaches affecting consumers across the country. Federal government workers and retirees recently received the unsettling news that a breach compromised their personal information,...more
On July 7, 2015, U.S. Reps. Mike Thompson, Gregg Harper, Diane Black, and Peter Welch announced the introduction of a new version of the July 2014 telehealth legislation (H.R. 5380) called the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act...more
On June 23, 2015, the House passed the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015 (H.R. 2576) by a vote of 398-1. The House Committee on Energy and Commerce issued a press release on June 22, 2015, noting that the bill "would bring...more
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