Blank Rome LLP

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One Logan Square
130 North 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-6998, United States
Phone: 215.569.5500
Fax: 215.569.5555
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Criminal Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
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  • Maritime Law
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  • Science, Computers, & Tech
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • D.C.
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  • Florida
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
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Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

New Jersey Jumps on the Paid Sick Leave Bandwagon

Attention New Jersey employers: It looks like the Garden State is next in line to require employers to provide paid sick leave to employees. The New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act has now been passed by both the state assembly and…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

ADA Website Accessibility Lawsuits on the Rise: Companies Should Review Their Potential Exposure

With the recent spike in website accessibility lawsuits, companies should review their websites for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) in order to avoid litigation and should consider taking steps to…more
 /  Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

Noteworthy Nuances of High Profile and Celebrity Divorce (Part Two)

Part Two: A Particular Kind of Tug-of-War - In dissolutions of high-net-worth and celebrity marriages or domestic partnerships, intellectual property rights, profit participation, residuals, and royalties often represent the…more
 /  Family Law

Noteworthy Nuances of High Profile and Celebrity Divorce

Part One: Control is the Common Denominator - As a family lawyer specializing in high-net-worth and high profile cases for more than 30 years, you can imagine that I have seen it all. Representing many celebrities—often…more
 /  Family Law

Third Circuit Restricts Corporate Officer Liability under Telephone Consumer Protection Act

In a recent precedential opinion in City Select Auto Sales, Inc. v. David Randall Associates, Inc., 885 F.3d 154 (3d Cir. 2018), the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed a judgment by the United States…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

Blank Rome Alert—Gig Economy More Employer-Friendly? Ask Uber!

Spoiler alert! Yesterday, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania handed Uber what the Court described as Uber’s first win on its independent contractor classification for one class of its drivers: “This…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

False Hope for False Claims Act Defendants? Government Dismissals of Qui Tam Cases May Increase

On January 10, 2018, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) Civil Fraud Section Director, Michael Granston, sent an internal memorandum (the “Memorandum”) to attorneys responsible for civil False Claims Act (“FCA”) enforcement. The…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Government Contracting

New DOD Class Deviation Changes Debriefing Process

The United States Department of Defense (“DOD”) has amended the process for debriefings required under Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) 15.506 to allow for offeror questions related to the debriefing. Offerors are allowed…more
 /  Government Contracting

Regulatory Update and Recent SEC Enforcement Actions

REGULATORY UPDATES - U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Offers Responses to Frequently Asked Questions on New Liquidity Rule - On January 10, 2018, the Division of Investment Management issued responses to a…more
 /  Securities Law

The Ninth Circuit Reconfirms that under California Law an Insurer Bears a Heavy Burden to Demonstrate an Exclusion Eviscerates Its Defense Duty

Under California law, the insurer has the heavy burden of establishing there is no potential for coverage of an underlying claim. With respect to the duty to defend, “[t]o prevail, the insured must prove the existence of a…more
 /  Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Employers Should Take Notice of New Jersey’s Expected Equal Pay Law

The Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act (“Act”), directed at remedying discriminatory pay practices in the workplace, was passed by both houses of New Jersey’s Legislature and awaits the signature of Governor Phil Murphy…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Financial Institutions’ Hiring Practices under the Microscope: The Importance of Anti-Corruption Programs

On February 14, 2018, another major financial institution disclosed that it is under investigation for possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). This disclosure comes at a time when the Department of…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

New Department of Labor Disability Claim Procedure: A Trap for the Unwary

On April 1, 2018, a new Department of Labor regulation that modifies the procedures ERISA-governed plans must use to evaluate disability claims took effect…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Second Circuit Confirms Interest Disclaimer Not Required on Collection Notices Not Accruing Interest

In a win for the collection industry, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals confirmed an “interest disclaimer” is only necessary on collection notices if the debt is accruing interest. While this much-needed clarification may…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection

DOL Gets “Cute” with New Compliance Guidance … Animated Videos

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has been trumpeting its “new” focus—with the incoming Trump administration—on “educating” employers to improve compliance. The latest effort by the DOL involves newly created, short animated…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law
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