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Seaport West
155 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210, United States
Contact: Audra Callanan
Phone: 617-832-1000
Fax: 617-832-7000
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Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Education
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
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  • D.C.
  • Massachusetts
Other Countries
  • France
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Defamation Claim Over “Slavery Wasn’t So Bad” Comment Revived by Fifth Circuit

What if people thought you said that “slavery wasn’t so bad?” Would it harm your reputation? Would it matter if the statement was contextualized with various caveats? According to the Fifth Circuit’s August 15, 2017 opinion in…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Personal Injury

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely - August 2017

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: an announcement by the Government of Australia that it will move…more
 /  Business Organizations, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law

Mistake in Your Credit Report? The Latest Spokeo Decision Suggests You May Have A Case.

In the 9th Circuit’s August 15, 2017 decision in Robins v. Spokeo, the latest in the long-running legal debate about when a consumer cause of action exists for a data breach, the 9th Circuit has declared that inaccuracies in a…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

The French Duty of Vigilance Law: What You Need to Know

As previously noted, on February 21, 2017, the French National Assembly adopted a law establishing a “duty of vigilance” for large multinational firms carrying out all or part of their activity in France. In a subsequent…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, International Law & Trade

The Social Cost of Carbon: Not Too Speculative for NEPA

Earlier this week, the Judge Donald Malloy of the District Court for the District of Montana granted summary judgment to the Montana Environmental Information Center on several of its claims alleging that the Office of Surface…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

SEC Adopts Rules to Enhance Adviser Reporting

Recently enacted SEC rules have imposed several amendments to Form ADV that advisers should be aware of, and which will apply to all Form ADVs filed after September 31, 2017 (for most advisers with a December 31-year end, the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

An Unmapped Spanish Golden Mile: The “Indication Of Geographical Origin” Trademark Prohibition

Spain is famous for wines bathed in the sun. There are various splendid Spanish wine regions: Rioja, Valencia, Penedès, Priorat, Rueda — all of which would, by the way, make fantastic places to go during your holidays if you are…more
 /  Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

SEC Report on ICOs and Token Sales – “If It Sounds Too Good to be True…”

On July 25, 2017, the SEC issued an investigative report to advise those who have used or may consider using a virtual organization or capital raising entity that uses distributed ledger or blockchain technology to facilitate…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Can Procurement Law Slow Down Data Breach Response? A Closer Look.

What happens when state and local governments respond to significant data breaches? They often turn to the private sector for breach response capabilities in order to mitigate damages. Speed is the name of the game, and state…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

DOL Seeks to Extend Fiduciary Rule Transition Period

Advisers and other fiduciaries impacted by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) Fiduciary Rule should note that, according to a recent Notice of Administrative Act filed by the DOL in an ongoing litigation in the District of…more
 /  Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

The Man Who Wrote Those Password Rules Has a New Tip: N3v$r M1^d!

Great article in the Wall Street Journal this week (paywall), on the history of passwords and password management. I did not know that the seeming obsession with passwords featuring a strange mixing of capital letters, numbers…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Montreal Protocol Is Not a Climate Change Statute

Earlier this week, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down part of an EPA rule promulgated pursuant to the Montreal Protocol. The section that was struck down would have required manufacturers of HFC-134a, which is not…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

A Recipe For Sanctions: “No reasonable copyright attorney … would have filed this complaint.”

If you are going to file a copyright infringement complaint based on a cookbook, beware. Copyrights in cookbooks are considered “thinner” than copyrights in many other types of literary works. There are several reasons for this,…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Intellectual Property

Top U.S. Cyber Official Resigns

Christopher Painter, the State Department’s “Coordinator for Cyber Issues” stepped down on July 28, 2017. Described as the Department’s “weary soldier in America’s cyber war,” Painter traveled the globe advancing U.S. interests…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Coming Soon To a Massachusetts Facility Near You: More Citizen Enforcement?

Earlier this week, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs went live with two new web sites intended to increase the public availability of information concerning regulated entities in Massachusetts. The…more
 /  Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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