Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

1201 Third Avenue Suite 2200
Seattle, Washington 98101-3045, United States
Phone: 877.398.8417
Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Alaska
  • California
  • D.C.
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Washington
Other Countries
  • China
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

California Proposition 65 Amendments – An Unsavory Impact on Food and Beverage Industries?

Now is the time to update your Proposition 65 warnings in California. On August 30, 2018, new regulations go into effect changing the warnings required for the food and beverage industries. Amendments to California’s Proposition…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

Do Well By Doing Good – Family Businesses and Philanthropy

Family business legacy planning involves many considerations, such as training, timing, and transferring of interest. Another component of this planning should entail the long-term vision of philanthropic goals for future the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Expansion of TTB Wine Excise Tax Credit “Alternate Procedure”

This advisory is an update to DWT’s prior advisory on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Act”), dated March 7, 2018. On May 17, 2018 the TTB formally expanded the use of the “alternate procedure” or “transfer by…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation

Debtors Lose? Third Circuit Rejects “Discovery Rule,” Restricts Period to Assert Federal Debt Collection Actions in Break With Fourth and Ninth Circuits

In an en banc decision issued last Tuesday, the Third Circuit held that civil actions alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) must be filed within one year from the date of the violation’s…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking

FCC Seeks Comment on Issues Arising from Appellate Reversal of Portions of TCPA Omnibus Order in ACA International

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued a Public Notice seeking comment on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) definition of “automatic telephone dialing system” (or “autodialer”), potential liability for…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

New York State and City Sexual Harassment Legislation Signed into Law

We recently issued a client alert warning about proposed legislation pending in New York State and City that would place specific requirements on employers as to how to address, resolve and prevent claims of workplace sex…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

ASBCA Rejects Government’s Attempt to Dismiss Pre-Novation Claim by Successor-In-Interest

Novations are not uncommon in Government contracting. FAR Subpart 42.12 contains standard novation language, in which the Government recognizes in part: “The Transferee by this Agreement becomes entitled to all rights, titles,…more
 /  Government Contracting

Board Allows Government to Add Powerful “Unclean Hands” Affirmative Defense on Eve of Hearing

Last month, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals allowed the Government to amend its answer to add an “unclean hands” affirmative defense, a mere two months before the scheduled hearing date…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Government Contracting

Cable Operators with Earth Station Operations Should Consider Licensing/Registering Such Operations Before the Filing Window Closes on July 18, 2018

Developments at the FCC regarding the use of the 3.7-4.2 GHz band have raised questions about the future operation of earth stations in that band. As the FCC considers whether to reallocate the spectrum available for earth…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

Seattle Proposes Revisions to Its Paid Sick and Safe Time Rules: Some Are Controversial

The Seattle Office of Labor Standards (OLS) is currently accepting public comment on its proposed revisions to the Seattle Paid Sick and Safe Time (PSST) Ordinance, some of which are controversial. OLS will accept public…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

FERC’s New Gas Pipeline Certificate Notice of Inquiry: Unlikely to Change the Status Quo

On April 19, FERC issued a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) soliciting public comments on whether to revise its long-standing policy governing the processing and approval of new natural gas pipeline facilities under Section 7 of the…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

FCC Set To Publish OMB Information Collection Approval on May 11

Publication Would Making Internet Freedom Order Effective June 11 - The FCC provided that the Internet Freedom Order would become effective after publication in the Federal Register of OMB’s approval of the associated…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

The CPUC Effort to Define Climate Adaptation Is Ambitious Even for the CPUC

On May 7, 2019, the California Public Utilities Commission issued an Order Instituting Rulemaking to consider strategies and guidance for climate change adaption. The broad scope of this rulemaking is intended to ensure that the…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

Protecting Your Family Business Name and Brand Internationally

The trademark laws of the United States provide businesses with significant advantages in protecting their brands, even without perfecting those rights with the state or federal governments. This is because the United States…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

FCC Launches Rulemaking to Guard Against USF Funding Being Used Contrary to National Security

The comment period is now open for the FCC’s proposed rule to ensure that USF funds, such as E-rate and Lifeline, are not used in a manner that compromises or poses a threat to national security. On April 17, 2018, the…more
 /  Communications & Media Law
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