Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

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999 Peachtree Street NE
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Atlanta, GA 30309, United States
Phone: 404.853.8000
Fax: 404.853.8806
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
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  • Environmental Law
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  • Securities Law
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  • California
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  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

A Sea of Change: The Congressional Review Act and Energy Regulation

The beginning of 2017 has brought a sea change within the US regulatory regime, with yet unknown global effects. While Congress and the administration targeted many regulations, only 15 were reviewed and only 14 were repealed…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities

The Supreme Court Narrows Forum Shopping in Patent Infringement Cases Against Domestic Companies in TC Heartland v. Kraft Food Brands

On May 22, 2017, the US Supreme Court unanimously rejected prior case law allowing patent holders to rely on the general venue statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1391(c), to file suit where a domestic defendant makes sales. TC Heartland, LLC …more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Solar Industry Import Drama Continues

On April 26, 2017, Suniva, Inc., a U.S. producer of solar cells and modules, filed a petition with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) under Section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974 seeking temporary import relief against…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, International Law & Trade

SEC Issues Ransomware Risk Alert Highlighting Cybersecurity Best Practices

On May 17, 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) published a Risk Alert regarding the “WannaCry” ransomware worm that infected hundreds of thousands of…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

A Step in the Right Direction: IRS Rules on North-South Spinoffs

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released guidance on certain “north-south” spinoff transactions. Generally, a “north-south” transaction consists of a transfer of property from a shareholder to a corporation close in…more
 /  Business Organizations, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law, Taxation

Less Is More or More Is More? Differing Regulatory Ethos in the United States and United Kingdom Pose Challenges for Financial Institutions

The United States is poised to usher in an era of decreased regulation of financial institutions while the trend in the United Kingdom maintains relatively robust regulation of the financial services sector in line with…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Institutional Shareholder Services Changes 2017 Voting Policy Applicable to Business Development Companies

Reminder to Internally-Managed Business Development Companies Regarding Shareholder Engagement Following Say-on-Pay Vote - A. 2017 Voting Policy Change - In November 2016, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

Plan of Defense: White House Issues Executive Order on Cybersecurity

On May 11, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) on “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure.” The EO provides a blueprint for how the Administration will approach certain…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Science, Computers, & Technology

Supreme Court Applies FAA Preemption to Contract Formation

The Supreme Court held that the Federal Arbitration Act preempts state law governing contract formation where a state rule discriminates against arbitration, a holding with broad implications for state-court decisions that treat…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Government Contracting, Health

Privilege, Not a Right: US Court of Appeals Sets Record Straight on Privilege Logs

Does a conversation with an in-house attorney always carry with it the protection of the attorney-client privilege? The answer is a resounding “no,” according to a recent federal appellate decision covering a range of issues…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure

ACA Brief: Path to Repeal - House Resuscitates the AHCA

This ACA Brief is the fifth in a series of installments that will closely track congressional and administrative actions relating to ACA provisions that affect large employer-sponsored plans. On May 4, 2017, the US House of…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law

Georgia Governor Signs into Law Revisions to Business Judgment Rule, Codifying Protections for Banking and Corporate Officers and Directors

On Tuesday, Governor Nathan Deal signed into law a change to Georgia’s business judgment rule. The legislation, which was supported by the Georgia Bankers Association and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, purports to modernize…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

Senior Investors Are the Focus of New “Principal Consideration” in FINRA Sanctions

On April 10, 2017, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) National Adjudicatory Council (NAC) introduced new Sanction Guidelines (Guidelines) which allow the NAC and FINRA staff to take into consideration the…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Securities Law

If At First You Don’t Succeed - Georgia Supreme Court Upholds Waiver of Confirmation After Prior Confirmation Action Denied

On April 17, 2017, the Supreme Court of Georgia found that defendant guarantors had waived the statutory protections under the Georgia foreclosure confirmation statute, and the lender could pursue a deficiency judgment against…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

ICSID Committee Annuls Nearly 90% of Award Against Venezuela

An International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Committee has annulled nearly 90% of the US$1.6 billion Award which had been won by ExxonMobil affiliates in their ICSID arbitration against Venezuela…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Energy & Utilities, International Law & Trade
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