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131 S Dearborn
Suite 1700
Chicago, Illinois 60603, United States
Contact: Sarah DiCaro
Phone: 206.359.8000
Fax: 206.359.9000
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Class Action
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
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  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
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  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
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  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Alaska
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  • California
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  • D.C.
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • New York
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Number of Attorneys
1,000+ Attorneys

Guilt by Association: Bitcoin and the WannaCry Ransomware Attack

The recent so-called “WannaCry” ransomware cyber-extortion attack has thrust bitcoin as a means of payment back into the debate surrounding illegal online activity. Much in the way that the internet, in its early days, was seen…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Privacy, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

NAFTA Renegotiation Faces a Lengthy, Uncertain Future

On May 18, 2017, United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer notified Congress that he is seeking to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The notification triggers a 90-day consultation…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade

Legal Aspects of Smart Contract Applications - Digital Asset Sales and Capital Markets, Supply Chain Management, Land Registries, Government Records and Smart Cities, and Self-Sovereign Identity

Smart contracts have received significant attention from legal academics and attorneys for the impact they may have on contract law and the role of lawyers. Some have also identified and described a series of use cases for smart…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial, Science, Computers, & Technology

Digital Inclusion: How the Section 508 Standards Can Impact Your Organization

As more everyday activity migrates to digital technologies and the internet, a wave of new lawsuits are testing the boundaries of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the digital world. The rapid proliferation of…more
 /  Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Government Contracting, Science, Computers, & Technology

Self-Sovereign Identity and Distributed Ledger Technology : Framing the Legal Issues

Purpose - Distributed ledger technology (“DLT”), including the use of blockchain technology, has been touted as a way to create and validate digital identities that serve many of the same purposes that physical forms of…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Potential HIPAA Pitfalls for Developers of Healthcare Apps

As federal and state governments struggle to address future healthcare regulation, demand for healthcare that is cheaper, better and faster continues to surge. Every day, new healthcare apps are being developed to respond…more
 /  Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

FCC Launches Proceeding to Rollback Net Neutrality

New developments: Since we published our update below, the FCC has adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to begin the process of rolling back the rules and regulatory framework for net neutrality..…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Ransomware: How to Avoid It and What to Do If You Have Been Hit

Computer systems around the world have been impacted by the largest cyber-extortion attack in history. According to news reports, the “ransomware” attack hit more than 200,000 victims in 150 countries since it started on Friday,…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

The American Health Care Act: What Has Changed and What Is Next

On May 4, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by a vote of 217 to 213 (with 20 Republicans voting against the bill), sending the AHCA to the Senate. As we have reported in prior…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health, Insurance

Ninth Circuit Applies Omnicare Standard to Section 10(b) Claims, Tightens Pleading Standard for Securities Fraud

In City of Dearborn Heights Act 345 Police & Fire Retirement System v. Align Technology, Inc. (Dearborn), the Ninth Circuit established additional requirements for pleading securities fraud claims based on statements of belief…more
 /  Business Organizations, Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Securities Law

Another HIPAA Settlement: Stolen Laptop Costs $2.5 Million Plus Encryption Requirement

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced yet another HIPAA privacy and security settlement involving Protected Health Information (PHI) on a stolen laptop. Although this might be seen as just…more
 /  Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Blockchain Week in Review – April 2017 #3

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, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Governor Signs Into Law Amendments to Washington’s Uniform Money Services Act

On April 18 the governor of Washington signed into law amendments proposed by the Washington Department of Financial Institutions (“DFI”) in December of last year, to the state’s Uniform Money Services Act, including provisions…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

FCC Chairman Issues Proposal to Rollback Net Neutrality

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has waded back into the shark-infested waters of net neutrality by releasing a draft NPRM proposal to reverse the FCC’s recently upheld consumer protection rules prohibiting Broadband Internet Access…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy

Washington — B&O Taxation of Unredeemed Gift Cards

The Washington State Department of Revenue has just issued a draft Excise Tax Advisory (“ETA”) (will be hyperlinked to the attached document) in which it concludes that unredeemed gift card receipts (e.g., breakage) which are…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Taxation
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