Wilson Elser

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150 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017, United States
Phone: 212.490.3000
Fax: 212.490.3038
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Maritime Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Personal Injury
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • D.C.
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin
Other Countries
  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys
800+ Attorneys

Department of Labor Signals Move to Limit Definition of “Employment”

On June 7, 2017, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced the immediate withdrawal of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) 2015 and 2016 Administrative Interpretations regarding joint employment and independent…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Is FAA Drone Licensure a Thing of the Past or Just in a Holding Pattern?

On May 19, 2017, the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the challenge by a drone user who claimed the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) drone Registration Rule promulgated in December 2015 ran afoul of…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Transportation

The Internet of Things: A Trifecta of Cyber and Physical Threat Risks

The recent WannaCry ransomware cyberattack provided another chilling reminder of the potential disruptive power behind the Internet of Things. Even before the WannaCry attack in May 2017, a distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS)…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Supreme Court Makes a “Splash,” Upholds Hague Service by Mail, and Leaves Us Lost in Translation

A question that has divided state courts, federal district courts and the federal circuits regarding methods of service under the Hague Service Convention (Convention) was decided May 22, 2017, by the U.S. Supreme Court in Water…more
 /  Civil Procedure, International Law & Trade

U.S. Supreme Court Shuts Down Patent Troll Venue Shopping

On May 22, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its unanimous decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, No. 16-341, S.Ct. 2017, and drastically changed the politics of venue selection in patent cases. The…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Illinois Appellate Court Opens Door to Expanding List of Accepted Diseases in Medical Marijuana Program

On May 22, 2017, the Illinois First District Appellate Court upheld reversal of the Illinois Department of Public Health’s (IDPH’s) refusal to add chronic postoperative pain (CPOP) to the list of accepted diseases in the…more
 /  Administrative Law, Health

California’s Insurance Commissioner Encourages Admitted Carriers to Insure Cannabis Risks

Members of Wilson Elser’s Cannabis Law practice attended a teleconference led by California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones with 63 insurance industry stakeholders on May 22, 2017, to discuss insurance requirements set forth…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Products Liability

New York & Colorado Propose “New” Cybersecurity Regulations for Broker-Dealers

In the wake of the promulgation of new cybersecurity regulations by New York State’s Department of Financial Services, Colorado has proposed cybersecurity regulations for broker-dealers, investment advisers and other fund…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

NYC Law Prohibits Employers from Asking Job Applicants for Salary History

New York City recently enacted a law prohibiting employers from asking about a job applicant’s salary history during all stages of the employment hiring process. The law, which was adopted on May 4, 2017, also prohibits an…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Weapons in the Cyber Defense Arsenal

In May 2017, the world experienced an unprecedented global cyberattack that targeted the public and private sectors, including an auto factory in France, dozens of hospitals and health care facilities in the United Kingdom, gas…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Warrant Needed for “Black Box” Data in Florida

In a case of first impression in Florida, a split appellate court in State of Florida v. Charles Wiley Worsham Jr., No. 4D15-2733 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. Mar. 29, 2017), held that a warrant was necessary before law enforcement…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Electronic Discovery, Privacy

New Oral Swab Technology Determines If Drivers Are High on the Highway

The California Legislature has yet to establish limits concerning cannabis consumption, following voters’ approval in November 2016 of Proposition 64, which allows recreational marijuana use…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Criminal Law

Health Care Provider Insights - Introductory Edition

Welcome to the introductory edition of Health Care Provider Insights. We are practice management consultants, providing legal and business management advice and assistance to physicians and dentists (health care professionals)…more
 /  Health

Recent Updates to State Data Breach Notification Laws in New Mexico, Tennessee, Virginia

With the growing risk of cybersecurity attacks, the landscape of state-specific data breach notification laws continues to evolve. Companies and industries must stay aware of changes in the legal framework if they are to meet…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Refusal to Allow Employee to Rescind Her Voluntary Resignation Not an Adverse Employment Action

In its recent decision in Featherstone v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group, the California Court of Appeal for the Second District held that refusing to allow an employee to rescind her voluntary resignation does not…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law
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