Lane Powell PC

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1420 Fifth Avenue, Ste. 4200
P.O. Box 91302
Seattle, WA 98111-1302, United States
Phone: 800.426.5801
Fax: 206.223.7107
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Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
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  • Alaska
  • Oregon
  • Washington
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  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Pay Equity Update: California Jumps on Pay History Bandwagon

Earlier this month, we discussed Oregon’s new pay history ban, which became effective on October 6. On October 12, California enacted its own pay history ban, which prohibits all California employers from directly or indirectly…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

BREAKING NEWS — ERISA: DOL Publishes TODAY Proposed Rule to Delay Implementation of New ERISA Claims Regulations?

You already know that since December 2016 the United States Department of Labor (DOL) has been reworking regulations governing disability plan administration…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

First Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Claim That “Simply Point[ed] . . . to Omitted Details” of FDA Communications Without Pleading Misleading Statements, in Corban v. Sarepta Thereapeutics, Inc. (August 22, 2017)

The First Circuit recently affirmed dismissal of claims under Section 10(b) and Rule 10b-5 as failing to meet the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act’s standard for pleading scienter. Corban v. Sarepta Thereapeutics, Inc.,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Business Torts, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Third Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Plaintiffs’ Challenge to Risk Factors and Earnings Projections, in Williams v. Globus Medical, Inc. (July 28, 2017)

A recent Third Circuit opinion demonstrates the high bar that plaintiffs face when attempting to plead the falsity of two categories of statements: (1) risk factors alleged to be misleading because the warned-of risk had already…more
 /  Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

ERISA: Can a Court Invalidate the Social Security Offset Provision Because Benefits Were “Wrongfully Denied”?

You know that most ERISA plans, and most supporting insurance policies, have provisions that allow for an offset of Social Security disability benefits. Can the court invalidate these offset provisions because of…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law

Oregon’s Looming Pay History Ban: What Employers Should Do Now

Oregon’s new pay history inquiry ban becomes effective on October 6, 2017. This new prohibition, which is part of Oregon’s Equal Pay Act of 2017, restricts employers from obtaining or using pay history of applicants and…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Ninth Circuit Analyzes Statements Concerning FDA Feedback, in In re Atossa Genetics, Inc. Securities Litigation (August 18, 2017)

On August 18, 2017, a Ninth Circuit panel affirmed in part, reversed in part, and vacated in part the district court’s dismissal of the amended securities fraud class action complaint in In re Atossa Genetics, Inc. Securities…more
 /  Business Organizations, Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Don’t Be the Next Headline: Protect Your Company’s Trade Secrets!

WITH UNCERTAINTY SURROUNDING PATENT LAW in the middle of this tech boom, it’s no surprise that legal headlines continue to highlight jury verdicts and court orders awarding millions of dollars for trade secret theft. When…more
 /  Business Organizations, Intellectual Property, Privacy

ERISA: New Expectations for Vocational Assessments of “Any Occupation”

You already know that most ERISA plans require an assessment, say after 24 months, whether the claimant can perform “any occupation.” This review usually involves a Vocational Assessment examining what “other occupations” and…more
 /  Insurance, Labor & Employment Law

Bombardier Update

Lane Powell previously analyzed the trade dispute over the Bombardier C Series aircraft underway in the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC)…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, International Law & Trade, Transportation

USCIS to Resume H-1B Premium Processing by October 3, 2017

Earlier this year the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced that it would suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions. The suspension was to allow USCIS to reduce its backlog of non-premium…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

The Cannabis Patent War: In the Midst of Chaos, there is Opportunity*

In the recent issue of GQ magazine, an article entitled, “The Great Pot Monopoly Mystery,” sought to unravel some of the mystery behind the “shadowy” BioTech Institute LLC. The article made a particular point that should be of…more
 /  Business Organizations, Intellectual Property

Ninth Circuit Establishes Rule for Mixed Statements under Reform Act’s Safe Harbor, in In re Quality Systems, Inc. Securities Litigation (July 28, 2017)

On July 28, the Ninth Circuit reversed the dismissal of a securities class action, and remanded to the Central District of California. In re Quality Sys., Inc. Sec. Litig., 865 F.3d 1130 (9th Cir. 2017). Quality Systems, which…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Securities Law

From Honeycrisp to SweeTango: How Apple Plant Patents Liberated the American Palate

Autumn spells and smells of apples. Nowadays, newly patented apple varieties promise to dazzle our taste buds anew as fall harvests come in from our nation’s orchards…more
 /  Intellectual Property

ERISA: Discovery of Claims Procedures to Assess Compliance with DOL Regulations? Not So Fast.

You know that failing to follow Department of Labor (DOL) claims regulations can result in the court using the de novo review standard, rather than the abuse of discretion standard in reviewing claim decisions…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law
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