Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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1333 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036, United States
Phone: 202.887.4000
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  • Communications & Media Law
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800+ Attorneys

Renewal of U.S. FATCA Registration for Certain Investment Funds by Monday, July 31, 2017

Certain non-U.S. investment funds, including Bermuda funds, which qualify as foreign financial institutions (FFI), must enter into a legal agreement (“FFI agreement”) with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to be treated as…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

The Japan Fair Trade Commission Has Said No to LNG Resale Restrictions—What Does This Mean for Japanese and Non-Japanese LNG Importers?

In June 2017, the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) issued its conclusion on an earlier market study on liquefied natural gas (LNG) resale restrictions and cautioned that (i) destination clauses, (ii) diversion clauses, (iii)…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, International Law & Trade

PTAB Confirms Decision Denying Institution Based on District Court Action Ultimately Dismissed Without Prejudice

On July 6, 2017, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) denied Petitioner Ford Motor Company’s (“Petitioner”) request for rehearing of the Board’s decision denying institution of multiple inter partes reviews (IPR)…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

A New Wave of Class Actions Against Banks and Credit Card Companies? The CFPB’s New Rule and Its Likelihood for Survival

The CFPB was created by Dodd-Frank legislation in 2010, and, among other things, was tasked with studying and issuing a report on arbitration agreements in the financial products sector (e.g., bank accounts, credit card…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

The 2nd Circuit Clarifies that Administrative Feasibility Is Not a Requirement for Class Certification

On July 7, in In re Petrobras Securities, the 2nd Circuit declined to adopt an independent “administrative feasibility” requirement for class certification under Rule 23. In so holding, the 2nd Circuit joined the 6th, 7th, 8th…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Securities Law

At the One-Year Mark, the EPA’s Existing Chemical Review Process is Taking Shape: What Does That Mean for Your Business?

On Thursday, June 22, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a series of actions implementing its new authority to review the safety of chemicals already in U.S. commerce under the recently amended Toxic…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Environmental Law, Products Liability, Science, Computers, & Technology

Trump Administration Extends Sudan Sanctions Review Period by Three Months

On January 13, 2017, President Obama issued Executive Order 13761 to be effective on July 12, 2017, which would revoke prior executive orders underlying the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations and effectively terminate the Sudan…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade

Actor James Woods’ Multiple Lawsuits Highlight Dangers of Inflammatory Social Media Postings

Earlier this year, a resident private citizen filed suit against celebrity James Woods, alleging that he defamed her via his postings on a popular short-form social media. The current suit follows a similar case brought by Woods…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law, Personal Injury

Method-of-Treatment Claims That Did Not Require a Specific Level of Efficacy Held Unpatentable as Obvious in Light Of References Describing Clinical Trials

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) issued a final written decision in an inter partes review determining Claims 1-5 of U.S. Patent No. 8,889,135 owned by Abbvie Biotechnology Ltd. unpatentable as obvious..…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

What’s New in Washington: 10 Things You Need to Know

On June 30, Congress gaveled out for the July 4 recess after postponing a critical vote to begin debate on an Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal-and-replace bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and the GOP caucus…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Environmental Law, Finance & Banking, Health, International Law & Trade

SEC Confidential Submission Procedures Expanded Beyond Emerging Growth Company Issuers Beginning July 10, 2017

Last week, the Staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that, beginning on July 10, 2017, the SEC will accept voluntary draft registration submissions from all issuers for nonpublic review. This expanded…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

N.D. and E.D. Tex. Courts Find Waiver of Venue Defense Notwithstanding TC Heartland Decision

The Supreme Court’s recent holding in TC Heartland settled several points of law: first, 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b) is the “sole and exclusive provision controlling venue in patent infringement actions; second, the broader venue…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Comcast Prevails in Part on Striking OpenTV Infringement Contentions

On June 19, 2017, Northern District of California Judge William Alsup granted-in-part and denied-in-part plaintiff Comcast Cable Communications, LLC’s (“Comcast”) motion to strike defendants OpenTV, Inc. and Nagravision SA’s…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Red Notice Newsletter - June 2017

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS - Linde Group Receives DOJ Declination Pursuant to FCPA Pilot Program - On June 16, 2017, German based chemical and gas company Linde Group’s American affiliates, Linde North America Inc. and…more
 /  Business Torts, Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

FAQs for Fund Managers Related to DOL’S Fiduciary Rule which Became Partially Effective June 9, 2017

As stated in our May 25, 2017 Executive Compensation, Employee Benefits and ERISA Alert, the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) new fiduciary rule (“Fiduciary Rule”) became partially applicable on June 9, 2017. Set forth below are a…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law
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