Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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1201 Third Avenue Suite 2200
Seattle, Washington 98101-3045, United States
Phone: 877.398.8417
Areas of Practice
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Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

Major Public Nuisance Ruling by California Court of Appeals

On November 14, 2017, California Court of Appeals affirmed liability findings in $1.15 billion judgment ordering three lead paint manufacturers to abate public nuisance in 10 counties and cities containing homes built before…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Environmental Law

Tax Reform – Good or Bad for Family-Owned Businesses?

At this point, no one knows exactly how or when changes to federal income tax, gift tax and/or estate tax will occur. What we do know now is that what has been proposed so far is likely not going to be the final product. So,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Taxation

GAO Releases Bid Protest Statistics for Fiscal Year 2017

This past Thursday, I attended an all-day Federal Government Contracts seminar at the Seattle, WA office of AGC titled,“How to Navigate the New Administration.” Among the speakers were my friends and former colleagues Jim Nagle…more
 /  Government Contracting

Ostensible Subcontractor Rule Does Not Apply to Similar Entities

A recent bid protest decision confirmed that the ostensible subcontractor rule cannot apply to similarly situated entities. The rule can result in a finding of affiliation if a small business prime contractor is determined to be…more
 /  Government Contracting

FCC Continues Push for Media Modernization – Eliminates Media Ownership Rules

On November 16, 2017, a divided FCC voted 3-2 in favor of eliminating several long-standing media ownership rules. The move by the FCC represents a major change in policy, and another step in the FCC’s ongoing media…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

FCC Approves Wireline and Wireless Infrastructure Orders and Further Wireline Rulemaking Notice at November Open Meeting

At its November 2017 Open Commission Meeting today, the FCC voted to adopt a Report and Order, Declaratory Ruling, and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in its wireline broadband deployment docket (“Wireline R&O” and…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

California Restrictions on Asking Applicants for Prior Salary Information: FAQs

We have previously analyzed the growing trend around the country to ban employer inquiries into an applicant’s prior salary. This advisory addresses frequently asked questions about the new California law, which goes into effect…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

California Adopts State-Wide Restrictions on Criminal History Inquiries for Job Applicants

Governor Jerry Brown recently signed Assembly Bill No. 1008, which restricts how and when public and private employers can ask applicants about criminal history when applying for employment in California. The new restrictions…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

New York City Expands Coverage of Earned Sick Time Act

New York City Mayor de Blasio has signed an amendment to the New York City Earned Sick Time Act (the “Act”) expanding the Act’s coverage in two significant respects. First, effective May 5, 2018, the Act will be known as the…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Federal Reserve Enters Consent Order to Sanction Deceptive Practice Involving Credit Card Product

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve) recently exercised its authority to enforce laws prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices committed by a financial institution under the Federal…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Should a Family Business Consider an IPO as an Exit Strategy?

There are a multitude of ways to realize ownership transition–some simple, some complex, some a safe bet and some full of risks. For the ambitious, successful family-owned company that wants to make it to the big leagues, an…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts

Prop 65 – Version 2.0: New Rules for Prop 65 Warnings Shake Things Up

California’s old Proposition 65 warnings, which have been in place since 1986 are about to get a facelift – under newly adopted regulations by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), what was once “clear…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Environmental Law

FCC Circulates Draft Order Authorizing ATSC 3.0 Broadcasting

On October 26, 2017, the FCC released a draft Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would permit TV broadcasters to use the next generation broadcast television transmission standard (“ATSC 3.0”) on a…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

New York Paid Family Leave Forms Now Available

New York State’s Paid Family Leave Law (the “PFL Law”) takes effect on January 1, 2018. Under the PFL Law, eligible employees may take paid family leave for (1) child bonding, (2) to care for a family member with a serious…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

FCC Issues Draft Wireline and Wireless Infrastructure Orders and Further Wireline Rulemaking Notice ahead of November Meeting

On October 26, 2017, the FCC released drafts of a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the wireline broadband deployment docket (the “Draft Wireline Order” and “Draft Wireline FNPRM”) and a Report and…more
 /  Communications & Media Law
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