Pillsbury Global Sourcing Practice

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2300 N Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20037-1122, United States
Contact: Sara Cohen
Phone: 202.663.9123
Fax: 202.513.8007
Areas of Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Science, Computers, & Tech

UK Government Publishes Statement on GDPR Compliance, Post-Brexit

The UK Government has published a statement of intent containing details of its proposed Data Protection Bill. The full text of the Bill is expected in September 2017, when the UK Parliament returns from its summer break. The…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Has the Era of the Consumer Class Action Waiver Passed?

Financial Institutions may need to revise consumer contracts to remove class action waivers in preparation for a March 2018 federal rule. On July 19, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the federal regulator for a…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Outsourcing in the Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Sectors – A UK Perspective

Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences companies operate in a demanding environment and face diverse challenges such as pricing pressure, increased regulatory requirements and mounting costs. With this backdrop, they have, starting…more
 /  Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

European Banking Authority (EBA) Publishes Draft Recommendations for Outsourcing to the Cloud

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has opened a consultation on its draft recommendations for financial institutions outsourcing to cloud service providers across all cloud-related domains including infrastructure as a…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Keeping Your Airline IT Resilient

A number of major carriers have suffered high-impact IT events in the past several months. Estimates of losses in these cases have exceeded £100m. This is on top of (no doubt significant) remedial costs, reductions in share…more
 /  Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

Robots and Rule-makers

Recently, governments and rule-making bodies across Europe, the UK and globally, appear to be paying increasing attention to the need for the development of legislative and regulatory frameworks in the expanding field of…more
 /  International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

Sweeping New York Cyber Regulations Hit Financial Institutions March 1: Time to Look at Those Vendor Relationships

Effective March 1, 2017, first-in-kind regulations issued by the New York Department of Financial Services (New York DFS) will begin to affect a wide array of both depository and non-depository financial institutions. The new…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Aviva’s £8.2M FCA Fine a Stark Reminder that Regulated Firms Cannot Outsource Their Regulatory Responsibilities

The FCA has fined Aviva, the UK insurance group, £8.2 million for failing to have appropriate controls over its outsourced service providers. According to the FCA’s press release, the fine would have been even larger at £11.8…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking

FCA Says Big Data Use by Insurers Generally Working Fine—Data Protection Concerns Flagged

The UK’s financial services regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has recently published summaries of the responses it received to a Call for Inputs (CfI) on the use of big data in the retail general insurance (GI)…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Privacy, Insurance, Science, Computers, & Technology

Amazon Case Means EU B2C Website Terms May Need an Update

If you operate a website which does business with consumers based in the European Union, read on. In the recent case, Verein für Konsumenteninformation v Amazon EU Sàrl (28 July 2016), brought by Austrian consumer protection…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

UK Financial Conduct Authority—Regulated Firms Can Go to the Cloud

July 7, 2016, saw the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) publish fresh guidance in order to clarify the requirements which apply to the financial services firms it regulates when outsourcing to the cloud. When the FCA talks…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Key Issues in Cloud Email Transactions

We all know that “cloud computing” is one of the most tired and overused phrases in the technology industry, and it has been for years. Everyone has gone “to the cloud” now, right? Not so fast. When it comes to cloud-based…more
 /  Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

IT, Commercial and Outsourcing Contracts: Brexit Top 10

According to Theresa May, the UK’s recently installed prime minister, Brexit means Brexit. But what this actually means in practice is still unknown. There is still a huge amount of debate over what Brexit will look like, what…more
 /  Business Organizations, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Yikes, Here Comes Brexit! What Next for the UK’s Sourcing Industry?

In case you missed it, the Great British public caught the world off guard when, on 23 June 2016, a small but significant majority voted in favour of the UK withdrawing from the European Union. Much like the termination of an…more
 /  Business Organizations, International Law & Trade

President’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan Seeks to Leverage Private Sector Expertise for Federal Advancement

As stated by Wired, “It’s all the standard advice you’d give a tech novice,” aptly sums up the White House’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP) that President Obama unveiled on February 9, 2016. Announced as part of the…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology
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