Blank Rome LLP

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One Logan Square
130 North 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-6998, United States
Phone: 215.569.5500
Fax: 215.569.5555
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Criminal Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Intellectual Property
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  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Maritime Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • D.C.
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
Other Countries
  • China
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

Pennsylvania Tax Amnesty Begins This Week

Action Item: Pennsylvania’s tax amnesty program begins this week and runs through June 19, 2017. Significant penalty and interest relief is available to all who participate, and taxpayers not known to the taxing authority can…more
 /  Taxation

Philadelphia Postpones Salary History Ban

Action Item: The City of Philadelphia has agreed to a court order postponing the effective date of a law that would prohibit employers from inquiring into a job candidate’s salary or benefit history during the application…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Regulatory Update and Recent SEC Enforcement Actions

REGULATORY UPDATE - Ten Investment Advisory Firms Subject to Steep Penalties after Violating Pay-to-Play Rules - In January 2017, 10 investment advisory firms agreed to settle with the U.S. Securities and Exchange…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Anticipating and Managing Bankruptcy Risk

Blank Rome Partner Ira Herman authored “Anticipating and Managing Bankruptcy Risk,” a series of articles prepared for the Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy module of Lexis Practice Advisor, a comprehensive practical guidance…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Seventh Circuit Is First to Hold that Title VII Protects against Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Action Item: In a landmark decision yesterday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit became the first federal circuit court in the nation to hold that discrimination based on sexual orientation is prohibited…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Stretching Sovereign Immunity: The New Jersey High Court Immunizes the State from New Jersey Spill Act Liability for Pre-1977 Discharges

Action Item: The New Jersey Supreme Court’s decision in NL Industries, Inc. v. State of New Jersey will frustrate the equitable allocation of cleanup costs at sites involving pre-1977 discharges where the State would otherwise…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

U.S. Supreme Court Rules That New York General Business Law § 518 Regulates Free Speech Provided for in the First Amendment

Action Item: U.S. Supreme Court unanimously holds that New York law limiting credit card disclosures regulates speech under the First Amendment. In a unanimous decision in Expressions Hair Design, et. al. v. Schneiderman,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law

Stirring Up The Hornet’s Nest: Political Risk and Infrastructure

As the agenda at this year’s Northeast U.S. Petrochemical Construction Conference (June 19-20, Pittsburgh) will attest, there’s one thing that any new buildout of downstream petrochemical facility needs and that is an ample and…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities

Mainbrace: March 2017 (No. 2)

What’s different about “change” in 2017? It certainly seems that we need to redefine what we mean when we consider the term itself. Shipping historically has been a conservative industry, but its adaptability over the long…more
 /  Environmental Law, Maritime Law

Inclusion of Liability Waiver in FCRA Disclosures Violates the Act

Action Item: In a recent decision from the Ninth Circuit, which may have broad implications across the country, the Court held that an employer’s inclusion of a liability waiver as part of the Fair Credit Reporting Act-mandated…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

The Sedona Conference Issues Helpful and Important Commentary on the Proportionality Concept Applicable to Electronic Discovery

Action Item: The following set of six principles proposed by the Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production should serve as practical guidance for litigants adhering to the proportionality…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery

Ballast Water Management: Latest Developments

Maritime Executive - Ballast water management has been one of the most challenging and oftentimes frustrating regulatory issues of the past decade. The principal reason is that the international regime under the…more
 /  Maritime Law

Supreme Court Reversal of TC Heartland May Place Focus on "Regular and Established Place of Business" for Proper Venue

Action Item: In which jurisdictions can you expect patent venue to be proper if the Supreme Court reverses Federal Circuit in TC Heartland, and holds that the broad definition of corporate residence in the general venue…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Republican House Members Unveil Their Alternative to the Affordable Care Act

Action item: On March 6, 2017, House Republicans released long-awaited proposed legislation, which has been named the American Health Care Act. The proposed legislation has drawn opposition from Democrats, and also from…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health

The Global Corruption Corner: A Primer to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Any company doing business abroad is subject to the long reach of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). Small or privately-held companies, just like large or public companies, are subject to the criminal specter of the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade
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