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Boston, MA 02109, United States
Phone: 617-526-6000
Fax: 617-526-5000
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Criminal Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • Colorado
  • D.C.
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Ohio
Other Countries
  • Belgium
  • China
  • Germany
  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys
800+ Attorneys

Federal Circuit Patent Updates - July 2017

Millennium Pharmaceuticals v. Sandoz Inc. (No. 2015-2006, 7/17/17) (Newman, Mayer, O'Malley) - Newman, J.Reversing and vacating judgments of invalidity for obviousness in consolidated appeals…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Submitting A Litigation AFA

In this third article in our series about alternative fee arrangement proposals, we discuss five questions that outside lawyers should be able to answer for themselves before submitting an AFA proposal for a litigation matter to…more
 /  Law Practice Products & Services

SEC Chief Accountant Offers Guidance to Audit Committees

SEC Chief Accountant Wesley Bricker recently delivered another speech in which he discussed current issues in financial reporting and highlighted the critical roles that auditors, audit committees and audit regulation play in…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

Massachusetts Revokes Directive Requiring Remote Sellers to Collect Sales Tax

We previously reported to you that effective July 1, 2017, Massachusetts would require the collection of Massachusetts sales and use taxes by internet vendors that meet certain sales thresholds in Massachusetts pursuant to…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - July, 2017 #2

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Why It’s so Difficult to Disrupt - The growing expectations of venture capitalists may be pushing founders to focus solely on unsustainable growth, rather than on…more
 /  Business Organizations, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

PCAOB Provides Advice to Audit Committees on New Disclosures About Audit Participants

Lewis Ferguson, a member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, recently provided guidance to audit committees on how committees might use new, publicly available information regarding other accounting firm(s) that…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking

Actavis v. Eli Lilly1: Back to the future - The UK Supreme Court changes the test for patent infringement

The UK Supreme Court rarely hears patent cases, and will only hear cases that it considers to be fundamentally important. The court's July 12 judgment is most significant for changing the test for infringement in the United…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Hobby Lobby Forfeits Thousands of Ancient Iraqi Artifacts, Pays $3M, and Admits Fault to Settle Civil Forfeiture Action

The US government's settlement with Hobby Lobby on July 5, 2017 is part of its broader effort to combat trafficking in looted antiquities from the war-torn Middle East and to reduce market demand for such objects by punishing…more
 /  Civil Remedies, International Law & Trade

CFPB Releases Final Rule Banning Certain Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements

On July 10, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or the Bureau) announced its long-anticipated final rule to prohibit the use of pre-dispute arbitration agreements to block consumer class actions in contracts for…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

5 Questions To Ask Firm Before Accepting A Litigation AFA

In-house attorneys routinely receive, review and compare alternative fee arrangement proposals and nearly all law firms regularly submit them, but the parties often do not follow a disciplined approach in developing a realistic…more
 /  Law Practice Products & Services

5 Questions To Ask Client Before Proposing A Litigation AFA

An alternative fee arrangement is frequently required as part of a law firm’s response to a client’s request for proposals to handle new litigation matters. In-house attorneys routinely receive, review and compare such…more
 /  Law Practice Products & Services

Bilateral Arbitration Treaties at the 50th Anniversary of UNCITRAL

At the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (“UNCITRAL”) Congress, Gary Born, chair of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP's International Arbitration Group, discussed his proposal…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Business Torts, International Law & Trade

EU Overview in Public Competition Enforcement Review

In the reports from around the world collected in this volume, we continue to see a good deal of international overlap among the issues and industries attracting government enforcement attention. We also see evolution and…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

The European Commission’s E-Commerce Report: Practical Lessons

For the last two years, the European Commission (“EC”) has been carrying out a Sector Inquiry into e-commerce of consumer goods and digital content in the EU. As part of this, the EC has sent companies many questionnaires and,…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - July, 2017

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Learn The Basics of Startup Funding, From Incorporation to Series A Starting a business? Tech.Co offers a crash course in incorporation and funding…more
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