Pillsbury Global Sourcing Practice

2300 N Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20037-1122, United States

Contact: Sara Cohen

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You've been fired!

It isn't often that a supplier "fires" its customer, but it's not unknown. I have worked with two clients recently whose suppliers have given notice of termination without cause. How can you avoid or, if it does happen,…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts

The "Subjective" SLA - Key Stakeholder Satisfaction

Quantitative measures of supplier performance in the form of service levels are critical in any outsourcing relationship. However, they provide an incomplete picture of how well the supplier is performing and meeting the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

FCA issues considerations on the procurement of off the shelf technology solutions (United Kingdom)

In July, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA - the financial regulatory body in the United Kingdom) issued a paper titled "Considerations for firms thinking of using third-party technology (off-the-shelf) banking solutions"…more
| Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

BYOD: No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

It seems intuitive that, by and large, employees prefer to use their own mobile devices, carrying only a single device for personal and work purposes, and having choice over the device to be used (please don't take away my…more
| Labor & Employment Law

FCA warns firms on use of social media to promote financial products

The UK financial services regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has launched a guidance consultation in order to clarify and confirm its approach to the supervision of financial promotions in social media, including…more
| Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection

The EU's Right to be Forgotten: Overly Burdensome?

In May earlier this year, the European Union's top court held in favor of an individual who requested that Google remove the search results associated with his name. In this particular case, a Spanish citizen requested that…more
| Communications & Media Law, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

UK telecoms regulator issues call for input on Internet of Things

Ofcom has published a call for input, entitled "Promoting investment and innovation in the Internet of Things", regarding issues that might affect the development of the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) sector in the United…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

EU adopts new regulation on cross-border electronic identification and e-signatures

The General Affairs Council, on 23 July 2013, adopted a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the Internal Market. Until the new…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

OECD calls for increased focus on Outsourcing, IT and Supplier Risk

At a recent conference, the Twelfth Annual Corporate Accountability Conference, 12 June 2014, Cercle National Des Armées, Paris, Pierre Poret, Counsellor, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs at the The Organisation…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

FCA Chief announces Project Innovate: Helping Firms Meet the Technological and Regulatory Challenge

The head of the UK's Financial Conduct Authority, Chief Executive Martin Wheatley, used a speech at Bloomberg, London given on 3 June 2014 to promote the FCA's Project Innovate (the drafted text of Martin Wheatley's speech can…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

The UDAAP Trap: How Financial Institutions can Avoid Penalties when Using Third Party Services

In Part 1, we noted that financial institutions could find themselves potentially liable for committing an alleged Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive Act or Practice (UDAAP) as a result of the actions of certain types of external…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Business Torts, Consumer Protection

The Internet of Things--Avoid Getting Eaten by the Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

With the number of (internet) connected devices rapidly surpassing the number of internet people (actually, all people whether or not connected), we take this opportunity to explore some of the legal complexity brought about by…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Electronic Discovery, Privacy

Database Marketing Outsourcing

Database marketing outsourcing is a strategic transaction for retailers. This type of outsourcing can facilitate the integration of diverse marketing channels e.g., web, social media, catalog and in-store sales) and enable more…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

How Significant is the Wyndham Case to the US Cybersecurity Legal Landscape?

The security community has been abuzz this week with the US. District Court of New Jersey's April 7 ruling in Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, et al. Wyndham had asserted in a motion to dismiss that the…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Why Indemnities Matter

Most business clients would rather be in the dentist's chair than sit through negotiation of the indemnity and liability provisions of their agreement. Admit it: your eyes glaze over, time appears to visibly slow down, and you…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology
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