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Chicago, Illinois 60603, United States
Contact: Sarah DiCaro
Phone: 206.359.8000
Fax: 206.359.9000
Areas of Practice
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Number of Attorneys
1,000+ Attorneys

Senators Announce Principles for Bipartisan Legislation on Self-Driving Vehicles

The U.S. Congress has started to explore potential legislation governing the testing and regulation of autonomous vehicles (AV). Last week, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing,…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

WA Supreme Court Narrows Executive Session Real Estate Deliberations

The Washington Supreme Court significantly narrowed the ability of public agencies to discuss real estate deliberations in executive session. In a ruling on June 8, 2017, the court held that the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA)…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Privacy, Real Estate - Commercial, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Blockchain Week in Review - June 2017 #5

Below is a summary of some of the significant legal and regulatory actions that occurred over the past week. This alert is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all such developments, but rather a selection of…more
 /  Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

U.S. Agencies Step Up Insider Trading Enforcement Against Foreign Nationals, Particularly Chinese Traders

Investigations and enforcement actions by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) targeting potential illegal insider trading by foreign nationals, particularly by those in China,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

First Impressions: New Strategies in the New Era of Patent Exhaustion After Impression Products v. Lexmark International

In Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, No. 15–1189, 137 S. Ct. ___, 2017 WL 2322830 (May 30, 2017), the U.S. Supreme Court held that a patentee’s sale of a product exhausts all of its U.S. patent rights in that…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Impact of Ninth Circuit Upholding Biological Opinion for Silver State South Solar Project in Nevada

In Defenders of Wildlife v. Zinke, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld the Biological Opinion prepared by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to assess the impacts on the threatened desert tortoise from the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Court Opinion on Liability for Re-Exports to Iran Spurs Practical Guidance for U.S. Exporters

A recent federal appeals court decision addresses a familiar issue for many companies: When can a U.S. exporter be liable for a product that is re-exported to a sanctioned country, such as Iran? This update summarizes the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Department of Labor Withdraws Informal Guidance on Joint Employment and Independent Contractors

On June 7, 2017, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced the withdrawal of the U.S. Department of Labor’s 2015 and 2016 informal guidance on joint employment and independent contractors..…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

USDOT Seeks Input on Unnecessary Rules and Policies Impeding Transportation Infrastructure Projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced today that it has initiated a review of its existing policies, guidance documents and regulations to identify “unnecessary obstacles to” transportation infrastructure…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Environmental Law, Transportation, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Resources on Crypto-Tokens and Securities Law

The following resources take a deep dive into the issues surrounding crypto-tokens and securities law and recognize that, when properly designed, some tokens may not meet the Howey test..…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Supreme Court Continues Rule-based Refinement of Personal Jurisdiction

On May 30, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down yet another personal jurisdiction opinion emphasizing clear rules as to when out-of-state defendants may be haled into court. While the decision in BNSF Railway Co. v. Tyrell,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Absolute Pollution Exclusion—Not So Absolute

Slapping insurers with breach of contract and bad faith, Washington state’s highest court recently found that a general liability policy’s so-called “absolute” pollution exclusion may not be so absolute. In Xia et al. v…more
 /  Business Torts, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

Arizona’s New Sick Pay Requirements: Are You Ready?

In November 2016, Arizona voters approved the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act (the Act) which included provisions on paid sick leave. Beginning on July 1, 2017, virtually all Arizona employees will be entitled to accrue paid…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Takeaways From TRANSACT: Payments Industry Legal and Regulatory Trends

Earlier this month, the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) hosted its annual TRANSACT conference to connect and educate the various branches of the payments industry. Industry leaders spoke on technology, security,…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

Treaty Obligations to Protect Fish Habitat From Degradation Upheld

In July 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the state of Washington violated tribal treaty obligations by building and maintaining barrier culverts that block 1,000 linear miles of streams suitable…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Indigenous Peoples, Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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