WilmerHale

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60 State St.
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

CFTC Increases Anti-Retaliation Protections for Whistleblowers

On May 22, 2017, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) amended its whistleblower rules to enhance protections for whistleblowers against retaliation and assert its own authority to bring enforcement…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

An overview of the OECD's Phase 4 Report on the UK's implementation of the Anti-Bribery Convention: Part II

This article follows on from “Part I: Detecting bribery", which also contains a summary of the background to the OECD’s Phase 4 Report. For completeness, a short background section is repeated here…more
 /  Business Organizations, International Law & Trade

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

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Venture Capital Funding for Cleantech Still Looks Pretty Grim The startup world at large is looking for a rebound after a down year in 2016, but if the Brookings…more
 /  Business Organizations, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Uncertain Future For CFPB Small Business Data Rule

On Wednesday, May 10, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a request for information (RFI) on the small-business lending marketplace — the first step in an anticipated rulemaking pursuant to Section 1071 of…more
 /  Business Organizations, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Nations Press for International Restrictions to Govern Genetic Sequence Data

A clash over access to and use of genetic sequence data (GSD) is currently brewing on several international fronts. To date, GSD has been routinely deposited in open-source databases such as GenBank of the National Center for…more
 /  Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

EPA Centralizes CERCLA Remedy Selection Authority

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt last week issued a memorandum revising the existing delegations of authority related to implementation of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation,…more
 /  Administrative Law, Environmental Law

Finding A Way Through A Tight Deal Space

Last year’s contentious U.S. presidential election is often blamed for the slowdown in dealmaking activity in the life sciences space. While the uncertainty surrounding that contest certainly had an impact, Stuart Falber and…more
 /  Business Organizations, Mergers & Acquisitions

WilmerHale, Waivers and When to Stop Investigating

Boyd Johnson is the New York-based co-chair of WilmerHale’s investigations practice, while Stephen Pollard leads the firm’s UK team. Both partners joined WilmerHale in late 2011 – Johnson from the US Attorney’s Office for the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

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

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Why You’re Wiser With an Adviser - Regardless of your experience, you will need advice about your startup…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Securities Law

President Trump Issues Cybersecurity Executive Order

On May 11, President Trump signed his long-awaited Executive Order on “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure.” Much of the Order mandates efforts to improve the government's own…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Science, Computers, & Technology, Government Contracting

Why You’re Wiser With an Adviser

Long before Silicon Valley and tech accelerators, the Beatles knew a thing or two about finding the right startup adviser. Their 1965 hit said it all: “Help! I need somebody. Help! Not just anybody. Help! You know I need…more
 /  Business Organizations

Law Society practice note on legal professional privilege: call-to-arms or helpful restatement?

This article considers the Law Society practice note on legal professional privilege (LPP) published on 23 February 2017, in the light of public statements by the UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) that companies under…more
 /  Business Organizations

Federal Circuit Patent Updates - May 2017

Chen, J. The estoppel provision of pre-AIA section 317(b) did not serve as a bar to maintain an inter partes reexamination where district court invalidity claims had been dismissed without prejudice. On the merits, affirming…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Cyber-resilience - a repeated regulatory message

An expectation that regulated financial services firms be ‘cyber-resilient’ should not cause any surprise. Cyber-crime and data breaches represent major risks for business generally. Comparatively, that risk is not mitigated by…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Privacy

Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force Report Identifies Imperatives for Reform

Several media organizations this week published a pre-release copy of the report of the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force established pursuant to the Cybersecurity Act of 2015. The report, written by a 21-member…more
 /  Health, Privacy
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