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
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  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
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  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
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  • Products Liability
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  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Alaska
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  • New York
  • Oregon
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Other Countries
  • China
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

ICYMI in Cybersecurity and Data Breach

Google Faces New Privacy Suits For Non-User Email Scanning - Law360 reported this week, “A California law firm said Thursday it has filed the first of what it hopes will be thousands of individual state court damages claims…more
 /  International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Dumpster Divers Extract Millions of Dollars. Again.

From 2013 through 2015 investigators checked trash dumpsters from Home Depot stores. Based on what they found, the California Attorney General and various District Attorneys (collectively the “State”) brought a claim with…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Environmental Law

Families, Fiduciaries and Firearms: Estate Administration and Distribution of Firearms in the State of Washington

The ownership of firearms has been a topic of much debate and scrutiny in recent months. As a part of this national conversation, it is important for gun owners (and their fiduciaries) to generally understand the applicable…more
 /  Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Reminder: FCC Accessibility Recordkeeping Certification Required by April 1, 2018

Through a recent Public Notice, the FCC reminded entities that provide traditional telecommunications services, interconnected VoIP, advanced communications services (ACS) (which includes non-interconnected VoIP, electronic…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

Calculating Bonus Payments into the Overtime Rate: California Supreme Court Clarifies Flat Rate Bonuses

California employers who pay bonuses to nonexempt employees should take a fresh look at the way they calculate their nonexempt employees’ overtime rates, based on the March 5, 2018 California Supreme Court decision in Alvarado…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

2017 Oregon Update: Oregon Courts Fill in Holes Left in Anti-SLAPP Proceedings

The development of Oregon’s anti-SLAPP law in 2017 resembles the progress of salmon headed upstream in Oregon rivers: slow, but definitely steady. It appears from an informal survey that more anti-SLAPP special motions to strike…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law

A Glimmer of Hope to Bring D.C. Anti-SLAPP Back to Federal Court

Following the D.C. Court of Appeals’ December 2016 decision in Competitive Enter. Inst. v. Mann, 2017 had the potential to be a big year for anti-SLAPP litigation in the nation’s capital. The decision, which put into question…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law

The 2017 Roundup of California Anti-SLAPP Appellate Decisions

In 2017, California’s state and federal appellate courts issued 34 published opinions interpreting the state’s anti-SLAPP statute (C.C.P. § 425.16 et. seq.) and more than 169 unpublished appellate opinions. The California…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law

ICYMI in Cybersecurity and Data Breach

Why Is Health Care Cybersecurity So Bad? Blame the Insiders, New Verizon Report Says - As reported originally in Fortune, “a new cybersecurity report from Verizon outlines the stunning degree to which internal actors are…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

FERC Should Reconsider Its Bias in Favor of Incremental Pricing of Pipeline Expansions

At his first Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) meeting this past December, Chairman Kevin McIntyre announced the agency will be soliciting comments on whether to revise its 1999 Certificate Policy Statement (CPS),…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Taxation

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Impacts TTB Wine Tax Rates and Transfers of Excise Tax Credit

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) had significant impacts for the alcohol industry, including changes to tax credits and new taxpayer definitions. Because the Act became effective so quickly after passing, the TTB is still…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation

Lifeline Port Freeze Eliminated on March 19; 2018 Poverty Guidelines Available; New Standard Forms

2018 Poverty Guidelines - The 2018 Federal Poverty Guidelines (“FPG”) were published in the Federal Register on January 18. Customers may qualify for Lifeline if their gross total household income is at or below 135 percent…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

Discrimination and Algorithms in Financial Services: Unintended Consequences of AI

It’s troubling enough when facial recognition software couldn’t recognize Asian faces, the crime prediction algorithm targeted black neighborhoods, the job bank was more likely to show men highly paid executive jobs, and the…more
 /  Civil Rights, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

Privacy Please: HIPAA and Artificial Intelligence – Part I

What if Artificial Intelligence (AI) is deployed within a health system to apply machine learning to patient information, in part, to allow patients to download information and wellness numbers (such as steps, blood pressure,…more
 /  Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

ICYMI in Cybersecurity and Data Breach

U.S. Cyber Chief Says Trump Hasn’t Told Him to Confront Russian Cyber ThreatCNN reports this week, “U.S. Cyber Command chief Adm. Mike Rogers told lawmakers on Tuesday that he has not been granted the authority by President…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law
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