Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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1201 Third Avenue Suite 2200
Seattle, Washington 98101-3045, United States
Phone: 877.398.8417
Areas of Practice
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Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

FCC Opens Up 76-81 GHz Band for Cutting-Edge Vehicular Radar Applications

Recognizing that vehicular and airport-based radar systems designed to prevent collisions should be free from interference and should be permitted to operate at optimum frequency levels, the FCC, in a Report & Order released…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Rules Interpreting NYC “Ban the Box” Law Take Effect on August 5, 2017

Earlier this year, the New York City Commission on Human Rights (the “Commission,” or “NYCCHR”) promulgated a set of rules (the “Rules,” available here) relating to employers’ duties under the Fair Chance Act (the “FCA,” or the…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

The Chinese Government Issued Draft Cybersecurity Regulations to Protect Critical Information Infrastructure

On June 10, 2017, the Cyberspace Administration of China (the “CAC”) released the Draft Regulations on the Security Protection of Critical Information Infrastructure. The CAC is seeking public comments with a deadline of August…more
 /  International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

FCC Proposes New Systems to Reduce Illegal Robocalls and Announces Fine Against Autodialing Platform

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) marked another step in its effort to curtail illegal robocalls. During its recent Open Meeting, the FCC approved Notices of Inquiry (NOIs) into Call Authentication methods and into…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

Washington’s New Biometric Privacy Law: What Businesses Need to Know

With the rise in hackings and data breaches, companies and government agencies are looking for ways to protect their data that offer more security than passwords. Because passwords are easily lost, stolen, guessed, and cracked…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

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
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