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FY2018 Massachusetts Budget Update: The House Budget

On April 25, 2017, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a $40.829 billion FY2018 budget by vote of 159-1. Over two days of debate, the House considered 1,210 amendments to pass a final budget that spends...more

Your Cyber Minute: Attorney-client privilege in the midst of a cybersecurity breach

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In the wake of a cyber attack, it’s a common assumption that attorney-client privilege is ironclad. It’s not that simple. Partners Harriet Pearson and Michelle Kisloff examine the nuances and offer best practices. ...more

Your Cyber Minute: Lessons learned from the automotive sector

by Hogan Lovells on

The internet of things has presented new challenges across all industries. Hear partners Harriet Pearson and Tim Tobin discuss what others can learn from automotive in this sharing of best practices. ...more

Cybersecurity 2017: The Year in Preview

by Foley Hoag LLP on

Introduction - Cybersecurity was a prominent factor in 2016 in all aspects of government, business and personal affairs. Russian and other foreign national hacking has the potential to spark a new form of cold...more

News from the Vermont State House - An analysis from DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team - February 2017

by Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC on

The Agency of Transportation has submitted a proposal to the House Transportation Committee that would allow the agency to seek damages from a utility that fails to move or adjust a utility line that is in a state or local...more

Your Cyber Minute: Top threats for 2017

by Hogan Lovells on

Hogan Lovells Partner Harriet Pearson and Managing Principal of our Cyber Risk Services Jeff Lolley look ahead to 2017's major cyber vulnerabilities and where clients need to safeguard. ...more

Massachusetts Outlook: The Remainder of 2016 and Beyond

After closing the book on the formal sessions in July, Massachusetts lawmakers have turned their attention to the November election. The Senate and House of Representatives convene in informal sessions for the remainder of...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

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Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. 127th Legislature Adjourned Sine Die on April 29, 2016 The second regular session of the 127th...more

Redial: 2015 TCPA Year In Review – Analysis Of Critical Issues And Trends

The Litigation Group of Sutherland Asbill and Brennan LLP has published REDIAL: Redial: 2015 TCPA Year In Review – Analysis Of Critical Issues And Trends. This publication reflects our in-depth analysis of significant...more

Washington, D.C. Update – December 2015

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2015 Year-End Appropriations and Tax Measures - On Friday, December 18, the House and Senate completed work on the omnibus appropriations legislation funding the federal government for the 2016 fiscal year and a series...more

One Step Closer to the Network and Information Security Directive

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On Monday, the European Parliament, Council and Commission came to an agreement on the Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive. The NIS Directive is the first pan-European set of cyber security rules and aims...more

News from Second and State

The week started out a little sluggishly. While the typical cache of committees met on Monday – Senate Appropriations, Senate Rules, House Appropriations – the floor was relatively quiet. However, things picked up on Tuesday,...more

[Event] BakerHostetler 26th Annual Legislative Seminar - June 10, Washington, D.C.

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Please join us on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, for the 26th Annual Legislative Seminar in Washington, D.C., a one-day program focused on tax, budget, financial services, banking, healthcare, energy, and technology....more

Proskauer's 2015 IPO Study

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

In this Issue: - Executive Summary - 2014 Overview - Year-Over-Year Analysis - Health Care - Technology, Media & Telecommunications - Energy & Power - Financial Services - Industrials -...more

FCC Forbears “For Now” From Requiring Universal Service Contribution From Broadband Providers

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Section 254(d) of the Act requires providers of “telecommunications services” to contribute to the federal Universal Service Fund (USF), which is used to subsidize telephone and broadband service in high-cost areas, for...more

Red Notice Newsletter - October 2014

Welcome to the October 2014 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. - This month on the anticorruption front, a Texas company agrees to pay more than $5 million to settle allegations...more

Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments (September 2014)

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Health Activists' Petition Seeks Sunset Of CBI Claims: On August 21, 2014, six environmental health organizations filed a petition under Section 21 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The petition urges the U.S....more

Intellectual Property and Technology News - Issue 23, Q3 2014

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In This Issue: - Substitution Allowed? State Biosimilar Laws Are Evolving - Patent Wars: Can The Energy Industry Avoid Them? - Surviving A Trademark Opposition Challenge: Do You Have A True...more

2013-2014 Massachusetts Legislative Session Ends

Last week, the 2013-2014 Massachusetts legislative session came to a close amid a flurry of activity on Beacon Hill. Lawmakers rushed to finalize and pass priority bills, working past their deadline on Thursday, sending a...more

FTC Focuses Enforcement Efforts on Health Care, Technology and Energy Sectors

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On November 15, 2013, Chairwoman Edith Ramirez testified on behalf of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) before the House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform on the topic of antitrust oversight and enforcement. Ramirez...more

Green Building Update - August 17, 2011

by Allen Matkins on

In This Issue: Court dismisses lawsuit against USGBC; GREEN BUILDING FOCUS - The legacy of a green pioneer; PepsiCo executive values LEED; $450M LEED community to replace power plant; Orange County USGBC proposes green...more

Renewable Energy Update - February 15, 2011

by Allen Matkins on

In This Issue: California group calls for less litigation, more productive discussion of solar energy; RENEWABLE ENERGY FOCUS - California GHG law hits legal snags; DOE announces $27 million in funding for cheap solar...more

Turning Brownfields Greener: EPA Releases Superfund Green Remediation Strategy

In September 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its Superfund Green Remediation Strategy. EPA explained that the Strategy is a program management tool designed to describe the current plans of the...more

Health and Communications and IT Advisory: Grants Available for Telehealth and Telemedicine from the FCC

Health and Communications and IT Advisory: Grants Available for Telehealth and Telemedicine from the FCC

The FCC has announced a two-year pilot program that would fund up to 85% of the costs for the design, construction and use of dedicated broadband networks in order to expand the availability and use of telehealth and...more

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