Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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1201 Third Avenue Suite 2200
Seattle, Washington 98101-3045, United States
Contact: Justin Shaw
Phone: 877.398.8417
Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Alaska
  • California
  • D.C.
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Washington
Other Countries
  • China
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? [Audio]

Sometimes the local rules require some sort of community outreach before or during the application process – and sometimes it’s a good idea to reach out to the community whether it’s required or not. In this episode, DWT…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

2017 Tax Update

The current 2017 federal exemption against estate and gift taxes is $5,490,000 per person. This includes a $40,000 increase over the 2016 federal exemption based on an inflation adjustment. Such exemption may be used during…more
 /  Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Let Food Be Thy Medicine, But Mind Your Words

A tweet last week from Project Nosh set my food-labeling-lawyer-head buzzing: “Consumers are looking for snacks that aren’t just empty calories. Brands are providing everything from protein to anti-nausea properties.” An…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

Chinese Regulators Increase Supervision of Internet News

Several years ago, internet news in China was published almost entirely through internet portals. Today there are many additional news channels, including mobile apps, microblogs, official accounts, etc. In response to this…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Passing the Baton: Lessons Learned

On May 16, 2017, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP hosted 85 owners and managers of family-owned businesses at the latest edition of our Family Business Legacy Series. Mike Garvey, the co-founder of Saltchuck Resources, a diversified…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts

China’s Cybersecurity Regulators Issue Procedural Rules to Strengthen Enforcement Power

For the past several years, the Cyberspace Administration of China (the “CAC”) has risen to a very important status among the Chinese national government’s agencies. However, it lacks a specific procedural law to empower it with…more
 /  International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Senators Request GAO Review of CFIUS Oversight of Foreign Investment in U.S. Real Estate

Three senators – Senate Banking Committee Ranking Member Sherrod Brown, Sen. Ron Wyden, ranking member on the Senate Finance Committee, and Sen. Claire McCaskill, ranking member on the Homeland Security and Government Affairs…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Real Estate - Commercial

A “Bad Apples” Database for Banks? Not So Fast.

Should banks, while guarding against rolling episodes of misconduct by bankers, have the ability to blackball employees from the banking industry? A “bad apples” database of bank employees who have acted improperly in prior…more
 /  Finance & Banking

Will We Have a Hodgepodge of Menu Labeling Laws?

Now that the FDA has (yet again) decided to delay enforcement of its menu labeling regulations for another year (and possibly to change the regulations entirely), one question seems to be on everyone’s minds: will we need to…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Conflict of Laws, Consumer Protection

Public Still Must be Kept Private under HIPAA

A not-for-profit health care system recently agreed to pay the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) $2.4 million as part of a settlement over potential Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)…more
 /  Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

How Long Is Too Long for a CEO?

Bill Marriott Jr. sat down for an interview recently with family business consultant Andrew Keyt and the Wall Street Journal’s Kate Linebaugh. The real impulse for the article was Mr. Marriott’s decision to reach outside the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts

White House Releases Cybersecurity Executive Order

On May 11, 2017, the White House released its long-awaited Executive Order on cybersecurity (EO). The EO directs Executive Branch agencies to develop plans to assess and improve the cybersecurity of their own operations, based…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Change is Coming for CPUC Procedures

Spring cleaning has come to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) as it sets on a path to overhaul its Rules of Practice and Procedure. On May 4, 2017, Administrative Law Judge Wildgrube issued Draft Resolution…more
 /  Administrative Law, Energy & Utilities

Draft “Internet Freedom NPRM” Released by FCC – More Net Neutrality Madness to Follow

On April 27, 2017, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai released the draft text of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (the “Internet Freedom NPRM”) that would reverse the FCC’s 2015 Open Internet Order. The Open Internet Order, which has now been…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

Update #8: American Health Care Act Passed by House May Revive Annual and Lifetime Limits in Self-Insured Employer Plans

On May 4, the House Republicans narrowly passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Except for effective dates, the provisions impacting employers were generally unchanged. One major change to the original bill is that…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health, Labor & Employment Law
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