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Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916, United States
Contact: Colleen McGushin, Director of Communications
Phone: 804-775-1653 Ext:.653
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
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  • Securities Law
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  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Number of Attorneys
1,000+ Attorneys

From Mass to Class: Freeman v. Grain Processing Corporation

Over the past two decades, large agricultural operations have become a popular target for plaintiffs’ attorneys. Bringing claims under common law causes of action like negligence, trespass, and especially nuisance based on the…more
 /  Agriculture, Civil Procedure, Environmental Law

Estate Tax Changes Past, Present and Future

I. INTRODUCTION - This outline is a selective and evolving review of the history of the modern federal estate tax. It originated during the attempts to repeal the estate tax in President Clinton’s second term and…more
 /  Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

No Delay of DOL Fiduciary Rule’s June 9 Applicability Date; Additional Guidance Issued

Earlier this week, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta indicated in a Wall Street Journal op-ed article that there will be no further delay as to the parts of the fiduciary rule issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) that are…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Court Affirms the Comforting Bevill Backstop

Lawyers representing corporations should in nearly every circumstance provide an Upjohn warning to avoid accidentally creating attorney-client relationships with company employees. Upjohn v. United States, 449 US 383 (1981)…more
 /  Civil Procedure

Fast Buses May Bring Major Development Opportunities to Richmond

Beginning in October 2017, the City of Richmond’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) System, known as the PULSE, will operate through the center of Broad and East Main streets. The PULSE Corridor will run from Willow Lawn to Orleans…more
 /  Transportation, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Caveat Emptor in the Information Age?

Commercial litigator Brooks Gresham and products liability litigator Trent Taylor bring us some timely thoughts about reliance from a recent decision by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in a…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law

U.S. Department of Labor Begins Process To Rescind Obama Administration’s “Defective” Persuader Rule Overhaul

Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta has formally initiated the process for rescission of the 2016 DOL regulations narrowing the “advice exemption” to the LMRDA’s so-called “persuader rule.” The Office of Management and Budget’s…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Alpine Investors Portfolio Company Optima Healthcare Solutions Acquires Hospicesoft

Optima Healthcare Solutions has announced it has acquired Hospicesoft. Optima, a portfolio company of Alpine Investors, is a provider of cloud-based software for post-acute care providers based in Palm City, Fla…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Health, Mergers & Acquisitions

Facebook Sentenced to a €110 Million Fine at the Intersection of Competition Law and Data Protection Law

On May 18, 2017, the EU Commission sentenced Facebook to a “proportionate and deterrent” fine of €110 million for providing misleading information during the investigation of Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp. This decision –…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

CJEU Opinion on EU-Singapore FTA May Impact Approach to Future Trade Agreements

On 16 May 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued the long-awaited landmark Opinion 2/15 on the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (FTA). According to the CJEU, the EU-Singapore FTA falls under the EU’s…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, International Law & Trade

Trump’s Cybersecurity Executive Order: Has Anything Really Changed?

Last week, President Trump signed an executive order (EO) designed to strengthen national cybersecurity and critical infrastructure. The EO focuses on the modernization of the federal information technology (IT) network and…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Maximizing the Value of Your R&W Insurance Policy

The global M&A boom has spurred an increase in the use of representation and warranty insurance (“RWI”), which is designed to protect the insured party against breaches of a sellers’ representations and warranties in a corporate…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

New Expedited Procedure Automatically Applies to ICC Arbitration Agreements

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has amended the ICC Rules of Arbitration to put in place an expedited procedure that automatically applies to all arbitration agreements concluded after 1 March 2017 where the amount…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), International Law & Trade

Highland Capital Management Closes Healthcare PE Fund With $147 Million

Highland Capital Management has announced that its affiliate, Highland Capital Management Korea Ltd., has closed a healthcare-focused PE fund, with approximately $147 million of total capital commitments…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Health

Privilege Implications of an Explicit or Implicit "Advice of Counsel" Defense: Part II

Last week's Privilege Point described the normal broad subject matter waiver triggered by litigants' explicit defensive reliance on legal advice. Litigants' implicit reliance can have the same effect. In Maar v. Beall's,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law
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