Akerman LLP

Three Brickell City Centre
98 Southeast Seventh Street
Miami, FL 33131, United States
Contact: Marlisa B. Serrano, Senior Media Relations Manager
Phone: 305.374.5600
Fax: 305.374.5095
Practice Groups
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
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  • Appellate Practice
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Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

Class III Hospital Permits – Efficient Drug Management May Become a Reality

At the close of the 2018 session, the Florida Legislature passed Senate Bill (SB) 675, which if allowed to become law by the Governor, will help hospitals and their facilities that are under common control manage their patients’…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health

Employers Relying On H-4 Dependent Spouse Visas Better Move Fast as April 1 Lottery Looms

Proposed changes to the rule authorizing employment for H-4 status holders could spell an increase in H-1B petitions this upcoming fiscal year, and ultimately, increased sponsorship costs for employers…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

New Jersey Congressman Calls for a Hearing on the Proposed Cigna/Express Scripts Merger

Recently, Cigna announced its plan to purchase pharmacy benefit manager (“PBM”) Express Scripts. In a March 14, 2018 letter to the chair of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Gregory Walden (R-Oregon), Congressman Frank…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health, Mergers & Acquisitions

Florida Clinic License Exemptions Subject to Change

Holders of Florida healthcare clinic license exemptions take note. Exemption certificates, which currently bear no expiration date, will expire every two years if a bill recently passed by the Florida Legislature becomes law…more
 /  Health

Joint Employer Standard: Whiplash!

In a surprising move, the National Labor Relations Board has overturned its recent decision that had overruled an expansive joint employer standard set forth by the previous Obama-era Board. So, at least for the time being,…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Cigna Announces Proposed Acquisition of Express Scripts, Quickening the Pace of Vertical Mergers in the Healthcare Industry

Late last year, CVS and Aetna announced a merger, combining one of the nation’s largest health insurance companies and a large PBM, that being CVS’ Caremark division. The trend continues, as on March 8, Cigna announced its…more
 /  Health, Mergers & Acquisitions

House Judiciary Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Proposed CVS/Aetna Merger

On February 27, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law held a hearing to consider the implications of the proposed CVS/Aetna merger. The transaction, valued at approximately $69…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Health, Mergers & Acquisitions

Another Circuit Says Title VII Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination

A second federal appellate court has ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits employers from discriminating against employees based on their sexual orientation. The ruling is in line with the EEOC’s interpretation…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

CMS Expands Reimbursement for Telehealth Services

Despite telehealth’s significant expansion over the past ten years, it has been plagued by a historically unstable regulatory and reimbursement landscape…more
 /  Government Contracting, Health

New Consequences for Unpaid Medicare Overpayments

For years, CMS has had the authority to refuse to enroll new Medicare providers if they or their owners have an unpaid Medicare overpayment, but CMS was not exercising this authority. Now, it appears that CMS is going to start…more
 /  Government Contracting, Health

Is The EEOC’s Background Check Guidance In Jeopardy?

Employers that have been frustrated with the EEOC’s position on how they can use arrest and conviction records, take note: earlier this month, a federal court in Texas enjoined the EEOC and the Attorney General of the United…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

New Reporting Requirements For Foreign-Owned Disregarded Entities Have Taken Effect

The final regulations enacted in late 2016 that impose new reporting requirements on foreign-owned disregarded entities have now taken effect, bringing changes that will add significant complexity for many taxpayers this tax…more
 /  Business Organizations, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Taxing Decision

For years, state officials have wrung their hands in frustration because they haven't been able to tax most online retail sales. By some estimates, states could collect an extra $211 billion over the next five years in sales…more
 /  Taxation

Technical Violations of Statutes May No Longer Be Enough

“Have you been injured?” No longer just a query for auto accident victims, plaintiffs must increasingly be able to answer “yes” to that question before bringing suits for violations of statutory rights…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Discovery Sanctions Affirmed Despite Dwarfing Potential Value of Entire Case

In Klipsch v. ePRO, the Second Circuit affirmed discovery sanctions commensurate with the costs incurred by the moving party in addressing the sanctionable conduct ($2.68 million), as well as security for the sanctions,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology
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