Locke Lord LLP

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Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

NY DFS Cybersecurity Compliance Certificate Required Today; Additional Requirements Looming

As previously warned, February 15, 2018 is the first annual deadline for individuals and companies licensed or otherwise authorized under the New York Insurance, Banking and Financial Services laws (defined as Covered Entities)…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Insurance, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Perils of Pre-Patenting Manufacturing and Distribution Agreements

Does this fact pattern apply to you or your company? You ask one or more companies to manufacture and distribute your idea for the next big thing (“NBT”). You ask for manufacturing and distribution services on a date, T1, and…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Pierre v. Midland Credit: Three Significant Lessons for Debt Collectors

On February 5, 2018, debt collectors took a significant defeat in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in Pierre v. Midland Credit Management, Inc., 1:16-cv-02895. Judge Henry D. Leinenweber…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection

Federal Circuit Addresses On-Sale Bar in The Medicines Co. v. Hospira, Inc. . . . Again

On February 6, 2018, the Federal Circuit issued another decision in The Medicines Company v. Hospira, Inc., addressing whether an agreement satisfies the “commercial offer for sale” prong of the on-sale bar under 35 U.S.C. §…more
 /  Health, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

GDPR – 100 Days to the Great Data Protection Revolution

In 100 days, on 25 May 2018, the EU’s new data protection law goes live. The General Data Protection Regulation, commonly known as the GDPR, is the biggest change to European data protection law in over 20 years and will…more
 /  Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

SEC Opens Registration for National Compliance Outreach Seminar Following the Release of the SEC Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations National Exam Program Examination Priorities for 2018

On Tuesday, February 13, 2018 the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced the opening of registration for its compliance outreach program’s national seminar for investment companies and investment advisers, which is…more
 /  Securities Law

HSR Thresholds Increased for 2018

The FTC has increased the HSR filing thresholds for transactions that will close on or after February 28, 2018. The new 2018 thresholds are slightly higher than the 2017 thresholds, and are as follows: - Size-of-parties…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Mergers & Acquisitions

State Ahead: The NAIC’s Plan for Staying Ahead of a Rapidly Evolving Industry

On February 7, the NAIC released “State Ahead,” the organization’s strategic plan for the next three years. Michael F. Consedine, NAIC CEO, stated that “an important part of State Ahead is making the organization more nimble and…more
 /  Insurance, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

UK Employment Law Briefing: February 2018

EQUAL PAY - We covered the Gender Pay Gap Reporting Regulations (“the Regulations”) in May last year. As we identified then, the interesting issue in the short term deriving from the Regulations is the extent to which…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Loan Servicers Score Victory in Florida Appellate Decision Rejecting Multiple Common Foreclosure Defenses

On February 7, 2018, Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal rejected multiple arguments routinely advanced by borrowers’ counsel in defense and delay of foreclosure litigation, reversed the trial court’s order dismissing the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

What Does GrubHub’s Big Win In Its Independent Contractor Misclassification Trial Mean for Other On-Demand, Sharing Economy Businesses?

Earlier today, GrubHub, Inc. won its highly publicized case brought against it by a restaurant delivery driver / courier for allegedly misclassifying him as an independent contractor. The case drew sustained media attention…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Tracking Tax Reform: Impact of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Tax-Exempt Organizations

Under the recently enacted tax reform legislation, commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”), tax-exempt organizations are subject to new excise taxes and certain modifications to the unrelated business…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation

Oral Argument Tomorrow in Key California Supreme Court Case on Independent Contractor Status

The California Supreme Court will hear oral argument tomorrow in a case that has the potential for altering the long-standing test in California for independent contractor status. The case is Dynamex Operations West v. Superior…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

[Webinar] Issues and Recent Developments in Art Law, Part 1: Lending Issues - Wealth Management - February 21st, 11:00am CT

Please join Christie’s and the Locke Lord LLP Art Law Group for an informative discussion on current lending issues affecting art. Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Central. Program will promptly begin at…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Podcast Episode 15 – Development Credits, Permitting, and Ripeness with Mark Miller of Pacific Legal Foundation [Audio]

Locke Lord LLP’s Eminent Domain team hosts an original podcast series. In Episode 15, Mark Miller of the Pacific Legal Foundation joins us to talk about three cases that PLF is involved in presently, including the case of…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate - Commercial
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