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
  • Health
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Maritime Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • D.C.
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
Other Countries
  • China
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

IRS Announces Year 2018 Retirement Plan Limits

The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) announced today, October 19, 2017, the following dollar limits applicable to tax-qualified plans for 2018: - The limit on the maximum amount of elective contributions that a person may…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Comments by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Suggest Major Changes to Department of Justice Policies May Be Coming

Historically, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) often articulated policy decisions by issuing department-wide memos, usually named for their authors. For instance, in 2015, the DOJ announced a policy of holding individuals…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics

Risk Management in the Export Controls Minefield (Part 2 in a Series)

As the recent Bright Lights USA case demonstrates, export violations continue to be met by aggressive enforcement actions by U.S. government authorities. In Bright Lights USA, the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense…more
 /  Business Organizations, International Law & Trade

The Salary Privacy Act—Stacking the Deck

Job interviews and salary negotiations have always been a sort of poker game. Now, in California, employers are required to show their hands, while candidates can keep their cards close to the vest…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Mainbrace: October 2017 (No. 4)

Note from the Maritime Industry Team - Large sectors of the maritime industry—especially offshore—remain in the doldrums, but it nonetheless has been a busy few months for our Blank Rome Maritime group. Our Washington, D.C.,…more
 /  Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade, Maritime Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Ballot “Selfies” in New Jersey: Can You Instagram Your Vote?

Each November, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter are full of celebrities and friends posting pictures of their ballots at their local polling places. In this age of social media, many users share “selfies” of themselves…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics

Regulatory Update and Recent SEC Enforcement Actions

Investment Firm VanEck Launches Bitcoin Exchange Traded Fund (“ETF”) One Week after Calling Bitcoin a “Fad” - On August 10, 2017, Joe Foster, portfolio manager and strategist for the money management firm VanEck, expressed…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Steps to Follow to Protect Your Wildfire Insurance Recovery

Steps to Follow to Protect Your Wildfire Insurance Recovery - Locate copies of your insurance policies or request them from your agent or broker. Consider and carefully review all insurance policies that might apply (such as…more
 /  Insurance

DOJ Reverses Course—Title VII Does Not Cover Gender Identity

On October 5, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions reversed the Department of Justice’s (“DOJ”) stance that gender identity is protected as part of the prohibition against “sex” discrimination in Title VII of the Civil Rights…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

The Continued Growth of Drones in the Energy Sector

The energy industry continues to see a marked growth in the use of drones as they provide cost efficient and time-saving services. For example, drones are being utilized as a tool to accurately inspect oil and gas pipelines,…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

A Lesson from the Third Circuit on Arbitration Clauses: Say What You Mean

CPR Speaks - A recent decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit reminds us that when we want an arbitration clause to apply in certain situations or to certain parties, we have to build that…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Insurance Coverage for the Opioid Crisis

With the “opioid epidemic” at an all-time high—and the resulting news coverage and public awareness also at an all-time high—now is the time for pharmaceutical companies, pharmacists, hospitals, doctors, first responders, and…more
 /  Health, Insurance

Where Pseudonymous Cryptocurrency Transactions Meet AML Reporting Requirements

Two months ago, the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”), working with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California (“USAO”), assessed a civil money penalty of over $110 million…more
 /  Finance & Banking

Panel Creates Split in Appellate Division over 2015 Amendment to New Jersey’s Unemployment Compensation Law

A New Jersey Appellate Division panel—in Blake v. Board of Review, Dep’t of Labor, No. A-2940-15T3—held that a 2015 amendment to New Jersey’s Unemployment Compensation Law (“UCL”) does not authorize unemployment benefits to an…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Trick or Treat? New York City Salary History Ban Becomes Effective October 31

Earlier this year, New York City amended its Human Rights Law to make it unlawful for an employer to ask about or rely on a prospective employee’s prior salary history in making hiring decisions. The amendment bans both direct…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law
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