Pillsbury Global Sourcing Practice

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2300 N Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20037-1122, United States
Phone: 202.663.9123
Fax: 202.513.8007
Areas of Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Science, Computers, & Tech

DPO as a Service – Outsourcing the Role of Data Protection Officer

Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing…more
 /  International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

EU Data Transfer Solutions Under Further Judicial Scrutiny – What Next For Model Contract Clauses?

The European Union Court of Justice (“CJEU”) to rule on the validity of Model Contractual Clauses (“MCCs”) following referral by the Irish High Court. The Irish High Court has “well-founded” concerns that there is no…more
 /  International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Legal Issues in Robotic Process Automation

You can’t move in the outsourcing industry without hearing about Robotic Process Automation (RPA). And while it might sound like terminology cribbed from a sci-fi novel, the truth is that RPA is already here, and it is…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

Legal Issues in Additive Manufacturing Technology – Peeling Back the Layers

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is the term coined by Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, to describe the fourth major industrial era since the first industrial revolution which took…more
 /  International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

The ICO’s Draft Guidance Leaves Unanswered Questions on Processor Obligation to Notify Infringing Instructions

Those of us who have been grappling with how best to approach GDPR compliance in outsourcing and other commercial contracts will be all too familiar with Article 28 of the GDPR, which sets out a number of minimum contract…more
 /  Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

911 Concerns Fuel New FCC Proceeding

Imagine dialing 911 and hearing an automated voice tell you that what you have dialed is not a valid number; or reaching a 911 call center only to have emergency personnel dispatched to the wrong location. In response to such…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

UK Government Publishes Statement on GDPR Compliance, Post-Brexit

The UK Government has published a statement of intent containing details of its proposed Data Protection Bill. The full text of the Bill is expected in September 2017, when the UK Parliament returns from its summer break. The…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Has the Era of the Consumer Class Action Waiver Passed?

Financial Institutions may need to revise consumer contracts to remove class action waivers in preparation for a March 2018 federal rule. On July 19, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the federal regulator for a…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Outsourcing in the Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Sectors – A UK Perspective

Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences companies operate in a demanding environment and face diverse challenges such as pricing pressure, increased regulatory requirements and mounting costs. With this backdrop, they have, starting…more
 /  Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

European Banking Authority (EBA) Publishes Draft Recommendations for Outsourcing to the Cloud

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has opened a consultation on its draft recommendations for financial institutions outsourcing to cloud service providers across all cloud-related domains including infrastructure as a…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Keeping Your Airline IT Resilient

A number of major carriers have suffered high-impact IT events in the past several months. Estimates of losses in these cases have exceeded £100m. This is on top of (no doubt significant) remedial costs, reductions in share…more
 /  Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

Robots and Rule-makers

Recently, governments and rule-making bodies across Europe, the UK and globally, appear to be paying increasing attention to the need for the development of legislative and regulatory frameworks in the expanding field of…more
 /  International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

Sweeping New York Cyber Regulations Hit Financial Institutions March 1: Time to Look at Those Vendor Relationships

Effective March 1, 2017, first-in-kind regulations issued by the New York Department of Financial Services (New York DFS) will begin to affect a wide array of both depository and non-depository financial institutions. The new…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Aviva’s £8.2M FCA Fine a Stark Reminder that Regulated Firms Cannot Outsource Their Regulatory Responsibilities

The FCA has fined Aviva, the UK insurance group, £8.2 million for failing to have appropriate controls over its outsourced service providers. According to the FCA’s press release, the fine would have been even larger at £11.8…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking

FCA Says Big Data Use by Insurers Generally Working Fine—Data Protection Concerns Flagged

The UK’s financial services regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has recently published summaries of the responses it received to a Call for Inputs (CfI) on the use of big data in the retail general insurance (GI)…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Privacy, Insurance, Science, Computers, & Technology
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