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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

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

ATC Privatization: Bill Set to Union Calendar

The 21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act — H.R. 2997 — proposes to transfer operation of the U.S. air traffic control system (ATC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to a private…more
 /  Administrative Law, Transportation

Ninth Circuit Confirms That the Turnover Duty Under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act Includes a Duty to Inspect by a Vessel Owner

Murray v. Southern Route Maritime, SA et al., No. 14-36056 (9th Cir. 2017), relates to an on-the-job injury. The plaintiff, Roger Murray, was employed as a longshoreman wherein he was working on the defendants’ vessel. On the…more
 /  Maritime Law, Personal Injury, Transportation

Ninth Circuit Rules Settling a Non-CERCLA Environmental Claim Can Trigger the Time-Period to Bring a CERCLA Contribution Claim

Under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) a responsible party that settles with the government via a consent decree to cleanup or pay for remediation has three years to…more
 /  Environmental Law

New DOL ‘White Collar’ Overtime Rule Remains on Indefinite Hold

In November 2016, we reported that a federal judge in Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime rule. Accordingly, the rule — which would have increased the…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

A Dream Deferred Again: The End of DACA

For decades versions of The DREAM Act were proposed in Congress with the intent of providing some relief for young people who entered the United States without express authorization as children, and who met certain requirements…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Lane Powell Assists Washington Legal Foundation with US Supreme Court Amicus Brief in Cyan Securities Class Action

On September 5, 2017, my colleague Kristin Beneski and I were honored to file a US Supreme Court amicus brief on behalf of the Washington Legal Foundation (“WLF”) in Cyan, Inc. v. Beaver County Employees Retirement Fund…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Securities Law

ERISA: When Bad Surgery Results Create New Disabiling Conditions: Still Excluded by the Pre-Existing Condition Exclusion?

Pre-existing condition exclusions can be difficult to apply, especially when addressing whether a new disabling condition relates back to a pre-existing condition…more
 /  Health, Personal Injury

Recent Supreme Court Decision Constrains Forum Shopping in Patent Infringement Cases

Until recently, if you were a plaintiff and wanted to bring a patent infringement claim, you could file suit almost anywhere. That has now changed…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

9th Circuit — ERISA: How “Wrap Documents” Can Satisfy ERISA Plan Requirements?

You already know that ERISA imposes on employers the duty to provide a written plan document, and a Summary Plan Description (SPD) which states key plan terms…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

SDNY — Passenger Dropping Bag on Another Passenger While Boarding an ‘Accident’ Under Montreal Convention, Creating Strict Liability for Carrier

It is a common scenario on today’s ever more packed flights — dozens of passengers are boarding a commercial flight with large roller bags, hunting for overhead bin space and lifting their bags over the heads of the passengers…more
 /  Personal Injury, Transportation

DC Circuit — FAA Must Provide Reasoned Basis for Accepting That

Does the ever-decreasing size of airline seating make you fed up? It certainly seems to do so to Judge Millet, who penned this opening paragraph in Flyers Rights Education Fund v. F.A.A., – F.3d – (2017 WL 3202638) (D.C. Cir…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Transportation
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