Lane Powell PC

1420 Fifth Avenue, Ste. 4200
P.O. Box 91302
Seattle, WA 98111-1302, United States
Phone: 800.426.5801
Fax: 206.223.7107
Practice Groups
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Alaska
  • Oregon
  • Washington
Other Countries
  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Weekly Update – They Love Gold Edition

..Lance Armstrong settled a False Claims Act case for $5 million. His cycling team was sponsored at one point by the U.S. Postal Service. Apparently doping violates the terms of federal government sponsorship agreements. Who…more
 /  Criminal Law, International Law & Trade

Dual Sovereignty for $1200, Alex

I was thinking about double jeopardy yesterday. Not the Trebek kind, though that is my favorite tv show. Instead, I was thinking about the somewhat enigmatic statement in the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that no…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Criminal Law

Congress Acts to Expose Sexual Harassment — But Protects Itself and Other Surprising HR Consequences of 'Tax Reform'

Elsewhere I have written about how the so-called “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” — enacted this past December under the banner of “Tax Reform” — altered relationships between employers and employees. A closer look at three new…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Weekly Roundup - April 2018 #2

..The ex-CEO of Alaska-based telecom company Quintillion Networks was accused of forging contracts to secure $250 million in investment…more
 /  Criminal Law

2018 Washington State Comfort Legislation for the Financial Industry and Accountants Dealing With Licensed Marijuana Businesses

On June 7, 2018, a supermajority of the Washington Legislature blessed financial institutions and accountants providing services for the licensed marijuana industry…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking

Josephine County Sues State of Oregon Over Marijuana Laws

Josephine County responded aggressively to a recent adverse decision by the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA), bringing suit against the State of Oregon to invalidate the state’s marijuana laws. The complaint, filed April…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

ERISA: Two Ways the New DOL Regulations Will Change Litigation

As you know, on April 1, 2018 new regulations from the U.S. Department of Labor’s governing Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) disability benefit claims became effective…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Weekly Roundup (The Too Busy at the Office on Friday and My Kids Sucked the Life Out of Me Over the Weekend Edition)

..A little federal grant fraud and money laundering up in Alaska ..Every employer really, really has to pay payroll and employment taxes, even in Washington..…more
 /  Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law, Taxation

Frightening Facts about Fraud and the Forever War

Did you know that, as of 2008, there’s a good chance the federal government can prosecute you for fraud against the U.S. whenever it wants to, regardless of the statute of limitations? Does that seem alarming to you? Same…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Criminal Law

Washington Court of Appeals Dismisses Oregon Contractor’s Collection Action for Failure to Strictly Comply With Registration Requirements

In an unpublished opinion filed April 3, 2018, in HNS, Inc. v. Eagle Rock Quarry, et al., Cause No. 34695-1-III, Division Three of the Washington Court of Appeals dismissed a contractor collection action finding that the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

Ninth Circuit Rules That Bankruptcy Filing Does Not Affect District Court’s In Rem Jurisdiction Over Vessel and Adopts Burden-Shifting Approach to Pretrial Awards of Maintenance Payments

On March 28, 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals addressed both the in rem jurisdiction of a federal district court sitting in admiralty vis-a-vis an intervening bankruptcy, and in a question of first impression in the…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Maritime Law, Transportation

Law at 30,000 Feet: Who Governs Airline Passenger Rights?

Spring is here, and with it the start of the seasonal bump in travelers passing through airports — a rise of almost 600,000 passengers per month at PDX alone. While every traveler has a horror story, few know the rules that…more
 /  Transportation

Weekly Roundup - March 2018 #4

..Lots of pernicious activity in the PNW, beginning with sending a false distress message to the Coast Guard, a big no-no..…more
 /  Criminal Law, International Law & Trade

Disclosures Redux – Outside Auditors and Attorney Work-Product

Following our recent post on disclosures to the EPA, this week we’re going to look at disclosures to outside auditors, often in the context of internal investigations, and steps to take to limit any waiver of attorney…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

A Bourbon Pecan Pie Fest of Plant Patents, Copyright “Originality” and Soiled Chef Brands

Pecans are a microcosm of Americana. “As the Stuart Pecan Company would brag in 1893: ‘We [Americans] have rightfully a monopoly upon the nut.’”…more
 /  Intellectual Property
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