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Firm Profile: Foley Hoag LLP
Seaport West
155 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210-2600, United States
Contact: Audra Callanan, Director of Marketing and Business Development
Phone: 617-832-1000
Fax: 617-832-7000
Areas of Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Civil Rights
  • Environmental Law
  • Government
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • D.C.
  • Massachusetts
Other Countries
  • France

Alien Tort Case Development: Foreign Corporations Are Not Appropriate Defendants in ATS Cases

On April 24, the U.S. Supreme Court held that plaintiffs may not bring claims against corporations domiciled outside the United States in Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”) cases…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely - April 2018 #2

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: new reports on product liability law and the Internet of Things,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Environmental Law, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology, Taxation

Mark Zuckerberg, FOSTA-SESTA, and the Challenges of Content Moderation

In his testimony before Congress last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg observed that, on issues ranging from fake news to hate speech, the company “didn’t take a broad enough view of our responsibility, and that was a big…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely - April 2018

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: two new reports looking at corporate compliance with the U.K. Modern…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law

Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Releases 2018 Methodology

The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (“CHRB”) has released its 2018 research methodology, reflecting revisions to the 2016 methodology used to produce CHRB’s 2017 inaugural benchmarking report…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Alien Tort Case Development: District Court Allows Plaintiffs to Proceed in Al Shimari v. CACI

For Alien Tort-watchers, all eyes are focused on the Supreme Court and the pending decision in Jesner v. Arab Bank, which may determine that corporations are not appropriate defendants in cases brought pursuant to the Alien Tort…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Government Contracting, International Law & Trade

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely - February 2018

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: a new venture fund intended to support companies trying to increase…more
 /  Business Organizations, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely - January 2018

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: a lawsuit by the City of New York seeking compensation for the costs…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law

Trump Administration Announces Sanctions Pursuant to the Global Magnitsky Act

On December 21, 2017, the Trump Administration released a list of foreign nationals it has identified to be sanctioned in accordance with the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act of 2016. In December 2016, we issued…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade

New FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy Incentivizes Corporate Voluntary Self-Disclosure and Cooperation

Under the new FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy recently released by the Department of Justice (“DOJ”), when a company has voluntarily self-disclosed misconduct, fully cooperated in the government’s ensuing investigation, and…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade

International Business and Human Rights Arbitration Proposal Gains Momentum

Between November 27-29, over 2,000 delegates gathered in Geneva to attend the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights. The central theme of this year’s Forum was “Realizing Access to Effective Remedy,” which is the third Pillar of…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely - December 2017

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: a revised Toolkit on National Action Plans on business and human…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely - November 2017 #2

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: a look ahead at the upcoming UN Forum on Business and Human Rights; a…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Forced Labor and North Korean Workers: New Concerns for Importers

In Washington, D.C., the news this week focused on President Trump’s decision to designate (or redesignate) North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. For companies importing goods into the United States, developments this…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

A Business and Human Rights Treaty: Updates from the Third Session of the Intergovernmental Working Group

The Open-Ended Intergovernmental Working Group that is considering an international treaty on business and human rights held its third session from October 23-27 in Geneva…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts
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