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The Small Business Administration (SBA) recently amended the rules relating to its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program. The new SBA rules implement the...more
Sorry Bill Simmons, but today we celebrate one of the great modern day records of any American sports franchise. On this day 41 years ago, the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Los Angeles Lakers to end the Lakers 33 game winning...more
If there is one issue which causes sleepless nights for business executives, it has to be data privacy and security. While the laws are still being updated and drafted for new technologies and new threats, businesses need to...more
On December 27, 2012, the US Small Business Administration (SBA) published a final rule to amend regulations governing eligibility for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer...more
Corporate Governance and Practices Trends:
A Comparison of Large Public Companies and Silicon Valley Companies
As counsel to a wide range of public companies in the high technology and life science...more
Concern over sluggish economic growth in the United States has tech dealmakers feeling less optimistic about the M&A market today than they were six months ago, according to a key finding from the latest M&A Leaders Survey...more
Originally published in Law360, New York on October 22, 2012.
On the heels of a recent survey that found that cybersecurity is becoming the primary concern of corporate general counsels and directors, the United States...more
On the heels of a recent survey that found that cyber-security is becoming the primary concern of corporate general counsels and directors, see C. Dunn, Cybersecurity Becoming No. 1 Concern for GCs and Directors, Corporate...more
On September 19, 2012, John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, sent a letter to the CEOs of the Fortune 500 companies, urging the recipients to...more
CEOs of the top 500 U.S. companies receive call to action on cybersecurity protection issues from Senator Rockefeller.
On September 19, Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on...more
A Texas federal judge recently tossed a Federal False Claims Act (FCA) qui tam because the substance of the underlying allegations was previously disclosed in several legal industry publications, U.S. ex rel. Pharma Fraud...more
New guidance defines when electronically held personal data is "beyond use" once deleted.
As part of its mission to assist companies to understand and fulfil their obligations under the UK's Data Protection Act 1998...more
The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) is participating in a statement responsive to the “No More Solyndras Act.” The gist is to not “throw the baby out with the bathwater” in “fixing” the government programs that...more
The Supreme Court’s recent decision upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act underscores the need to deliver and make accessible quality healthcare to patients throughout the United States in an efficient and...more
In a move signaling increased enforcement of the state’s data privacy and security regulations, California’s Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has announced the creation of the Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit. The...more
Participants in the 340B Drug Pricing Program (340B Program) should be aware that over the last several months, the 340B Program has witnessed an unprecedented focus on oversight, integrity and enforcement. Although the 340B...more
For those of us who were watching this proposed legislation unsuccessfully move its way through the 2012 General Session, we see now that it was passed as part of the Connecticut General Assembly’s Special Session by...more
The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has released a draft Code of Practice on Data Anonymisation. The UK ICO will be conducting a consultation on the draft Code until August 23, 2012....more
Welcome to the inaugural issue of Eye on Privacy.
Privacy and data security may very well be among the most pressing issues facing companies today, especially given the dynamic regulatory landscape. In just the past few...more
Do you, as a laboratory compliance officer, want to spare your employer the disruption, expense, and burden of a government enforcement action? The answer, of course, is “yes.” The most effective and efficient way of doing so...more
On April 3, 2012, the Lead Director Network (LDN) gathered in Washington, DC, for its 12th meeting. Members examined the role of the board and lead director in overseeing strategic risks. This issue of...more
In This Issue:
*Trends and Best Practices in R&D Strategic Partnerships in China
*USPTO Proposed Rules on Preissuance Submissions
Excerpt from Investor Q&A
Interview by Chuck Comey,...more
In an important ruling dismissing a comprehensive securities class action complaint against Genzyme Corporation, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts held last week that regulatory comments and...more
In the wake of amendments to the Illinois Personal Information Protection Act, 815 ILCS 530 et seq., Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has issued an Information Security and Security Breach Notification Guidance (the...more
Earlier this week, Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller announced an invitation for bids to produce a comprehensive review of legal requirements for a digital model operating agreement for limited...more
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