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1201 Third Avenue Suite 2200
Seattle, Washington 98101-3045, United States
Phone: 877.398.8417
Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
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  • Communications & Media Law
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  • Immigration Law
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  • Labor & Employment Law
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  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
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  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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  • California
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  • New York
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  • Washington
Other Countries
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Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

What Family Businesses Should Know about Washington’s New Paid Family Medical Leave Law

On July 5, 2017, Washington State joined a handful of states mandating paid family and medical leave. The new leave program, to be funded by employer and employee premiums, will provide up to 18 weeks of paid leave to…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Regulatory Alert: Debt Collection

Among the announcements in its Spring 2017 rulemaking agenda, which was just released on July 20, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that later this year it plans to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Channel Disruption & the Future of Food: Radical Change and New Consumer Channels

With the recent announcement that Amazon is buying Whole Foods, issues of channel disruption — that is, the ways consumers purchase food — have been on the forefront of people’s minds. On June 1, at DWT’s annual food and…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

California’s Cap-and-Trade Regulations Extended Through 2030 – A Victory for Climate Policy and Business Alike

On July 17, 2017, the California Assembly and the Senate voted to extend California’s Cap-and-Trade Program from 2021 to 2030 (Assembly Bill (“AB”) 398). Governor Brown is widely expected to sign the bill in the coming…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

OregonSaves: New State-Run Retirement Plan Requires Employer Action Beginning November 15, 2017

Are you an employer with employees in Oregon? If you do not offer a retirement plan to any of your employees, read on for your obligations under a new state-run retirement savings program called OregonSaves. If you do currently…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Rules Interpreting Freelance Isn’t Free Act Impose Additional Obligations on Businesses Working With NYC Freelancers

On May 1, 2017, the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (the “DCA”) promulgated rules which purport to “clarify” the Freelance Isn’t Free Act (the “Act”). Those rules impose more extensive limitations on businesses…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

FCC Reforms its Equipment Approval Processes, Easing Burden on Device Manufacturers

Last Thursday, the FCC reformed its equipment approval rules, which Commissioner Clyburn described as the first “comprehensive” review of these rules since 1998, although the rules remain complex and challenged by the fast pace…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Tribal Estate Planning: Nuance and Consequence

Simple estate planning is pretty straightforward. There is usually a Last Will and Testament, Power of Attorney, Health Care Directive, and Trust if necessary. But there is a niche practice within estate planning ripe with…more
 /  Indigenous Peoples, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Sixth Circuit Vacates FCC Cable Franchise Rules on Mixed-Use Networks and Treatment of In-Kind Payments, Remands for Further FCC Consideration

On July 12, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit vacated two parts of the Federal Communications Commission’s decisions that had limited the ability of local franchising authorities (LFAs) to regulate non-cable…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

FCC Expands Video Description Requirements, but Only on Quarterly Hour Requirements

In a Report and Order released July 12, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) increased the amount of video described programming required for affiliates of the top four broadcast networks and top five non-broadcast…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

Reminder: Effective July 1, 2017: California Regulations Limiting Use of Criminal Background Information

Earlier this year, we issued a client Advisory concerning the California Fair Employment and Housing Council’s new regulations regarding the use of criminal history for employment purposes. The new regulations took effect on…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

FCC Chairman Pai Directs USAC Action to “Safeguard” the Lifeline Program

On July 11, 2017, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai sent a letter to USAC requesting that it implement various audit mechanisms and safeguards to protect the Lifeline program from waste, fraud, and abuse. This letter comes on the heels of a…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

(Connected) Toy Story: The FTC Updates the COPPA Compliance Plan

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently issued an updated “Six-Step Compliance Plan for Businesses” (“Compliance Plan”) for entities subject to the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), 15 U.S.C. §§…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Reminder: Notice of Rights of Victims of Domestic Violence Required for All California New Hires as of July 1, 2017

This is a reminder that as of July 1, 2017, California employers must provide all new hires and any current employee who so requests a written notice of rights of victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. As…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Family Business – The Key to Surviving Generations

Every article, paper, memo, or advisory about family business succession touches on some common themes. Plan early. Communicate well. Document the process. Gauge the true interest and ability of the next generation. A few…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts
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