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711 Louisiana Street
Suite 2300
Houston, Texas 77002-2770, United States
Contact: Paul Grabowski, Chief Marketing Officer
Phone: (713) 221-1165
Fax: 1.800.404.3970
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Elections & Politics
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Immigration Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Maritime Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Connecticut
  • D.C.
  • New York
  • Texas
  • Washington
Other Countries
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

Supreme Court to Slants: “Rock On!” Trademark Ban on Offensive Trademarks Held Unconstitutional

On June 19, 2017, the Supreme Court unanimously held that Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act (15 U.S.C. §1052(a)), the provision of federal trademark law barring registration of disparaging trademarks, violates the First Amendment’s…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property

United States Supreme Court Limits Definition of Debt Collector Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

On June 12, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion resolving a circuit court split as to whether a company that collects debts that it purchased for its own account would fall within the statutory definition of…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

The Final Countdown: New Issue Price Regulations Effective June 7th

The June 7th effective date for the final Treasury Regulations relating to the establishment of “issue price” of tax-exempt obligations (the “New Regulations”) is drawing near. In fact, for obligations that are scheduled to…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Taxation

Data Breach Lawsuit Survives Motion to Dismiss

In an April 13, 2017 decision in Walters v. Kimpton Hotel, a California federal judge rejected the bid of hotel chain Kimpton Hotel and Restaurant Group, LLC to dismiss a proposed class action arising from a data breach last…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Privacy

SEC Will Not Enforce Part of the Conflict Minerals Disclosure Rule

On Friday, April 7, 2017, the acting Chief of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) Michael Piwowar released a statement that the Commission will not recommend enforcement of certain parts of its Conflict…more
 /  Business Organizations, Constitutional Law, Energy & Utilities, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

USCIS Announces New Measures to Detect H-1B Visa Fraud and Abuse

On April 3, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced heightened measures to deter and detect H-1B visa fraud and abuse. In its site visits to H-1B petitioners and the worksites of H-1B…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

IRS to Begin New Procedure for Initiating Tax-Exempt Bond Audits

In late 2016, the IRS Tax-Exempt and Government Entities Division (“TE/GE”) released a memorandum to its examiners outlining a new procedure for initiating audits of tax-exempt bonds. The Commissioner of TE/GE recently noted…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Taxation

Supreme Court Clarifies Copyright Protection for Artistic Features in Clothing

On March 22, 2017, the Supreme Court held that a two- or three-dimensional work of art on a useful article, such as clothing, is protectable under copyright law if: (1) the work of art can be perceived as separate from the…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Tech Rally – Industry Giants Back Google's Play to Protect Data

On March 10, 2017, Google Inc. filed its objection to a Pennsylvania magistrate judge's order to comply with search warrants and turn over personal user data partially stored on foreign servers abroad. A number of technology…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Public Finance Update – SLGS Window Closing

On March 8, 2017, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the suspension of sales of United States Treasury Obligations – State and Local Government Series (i.e., SLGS), effective 12:00 noon Eastern Time, March 15, 2017…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Securities Law

EPA Withdraws Oil and Gas Information Collection Request

On March 2, 2017, new EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt made it clear that he will follow through on President Trump's promise to reduce regulatory burdens by withdrawing the Information Collection Request (ICR) that the Obama EPA…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Frequently Asked Questions About the SEC's New Rules Requiring Hyperlinked Exhibits in Exchange Act and Securities Act Filings

On March 1, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted changes to rules and forms that will require companies to provide hyperlinks to the exhibits listed in the exhibit index in most reports and registration…more
 /  Administrative Law, Business Organizations, Securities Law

SEC Proposes Additional Event Disclosures for Municipal Bond Issuers

On March 1, 2017, the Securities Exchange Commission voted in open meeting to propose amendments to Rule 15c2-12 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 adding two event notices to the current fourteen required in continuing…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

New York DFS Finalized Cybersecurity Regulations Go Into Effect March 1, 2017

On February 16, 2017, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced the final version of the “first-of-its-kind” cybersecurity regulations governing financial institutions, insurance companies, and other…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Insurance, Securities Law

SEC Announces Expedited Program to Vacate pre-Dodd Frank Collateral Bars from Non-Associated Industries

On January 17, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit vacated in part a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) order that imposed a collateral bar against Gregory Bartko, the former CEO and chief compliance…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law
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