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Publications

November 25, 2014

FERC Annual Enforcement Report Underscores the Importance of Effective Compliance Programs

Last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released its annual report on enforcement.... Read More

November 25, 2014

2014 IBA Guidelines On Conflicts of Interest In International Arbitration

An article by John Pierce and James Carter, published in the New York Law Journal on November 17, 2014.... Read More

November 25, 2014

Russia and the CIS: eastern approaches

An article by Steven Finizio and Kenneth Beale, appearing in Commercial Dispute Resolution, Vol. 5, Issue 5, pp. 18-22, September–October 2014.... Read More

November 24, 2014

US and China Agree to Reduce Tariffs and Expand High-Tech Trade Through the Information Technology Agreement

The United States and China last week announced a breakthrough bilateral understanding regarding negotiations to expand the scope of the Information Technology Agreement.... Read More

November 24, 2014

Federal Circuit Patent Updates - November 2014

Summaries of and links to recent precedential and informative opinions.... Read More

November 21, 2014

CFPB Calls for Changes to Mortgage Servicing with Proposed Rule

On November 20, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed changes to the rules governing mortgage servicing and foreclosures—Regulation X, which implements the... Read More

November 20, 2014

Client Spotlight: Bounce Imaging

When Harvard University student Francisco Aguilar walked into the school's Innovation Lab (I-Lab) in 2012, he had a groundbreaking idea. Aguilar wanted to create a product that... Read More

November 19, 2014

Korean Commercial Arbitration Board: An Interview with Gary Born

Gary Born, chair of the firm's International Arbitration Practice Group and the world's preeminent authority on international commercial arbitration and international litigation, participates... Read More

November 19, 2014

Scalia’s Deference Argument Could Have Dramatic Effects

An article by Matthew Martens, Michael Mugmon, Jaclyn Moyer and Saurabh Sangvhi, published by Law360 on November 18, 2014.... Read More

November 19, 2014

Tips for Dealing with Competing IPR and ITC Deadlines

An article by Partner James Dowd and former Counsel Jacob Oyloe, published by Law360 on November 19, 2014.... Read More

November 17, 2014

Afterword: Lorain Journal and the Antitrust Legacy of Robert Bork

An article by Leon Greenfield published in the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Journal in November 2014. Greenfield served as co-editor for the Bork Symposium.... Read More

November 17, 2014

CFPB Releases Long-Awaited Proposal on Prepaid Account Products

On November 13, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) issued a proposed rule to extend certain federal consumer protections to the prepaid market.... Read More

November 17, 2014

Proposed Prepaid Rule Unlikely To Stem Growth

An article by Franca Harris Gutierrez, Bradford Hardin and Maury Riggan, published by Law360 on November 17, 2014.... Read More

November 14, 2014

EU Legislates to Encourage Private Antitrust Damages Claims

On November 10, the EU Council adopted a Directive “on certain rules governing actions for damages under national law for infringements of the competition law provisions of... Read More

November 13, 2014

Standard-Essential Patents and US Antitrust Law: Light at the End of the Tunnel?

A chapter co-authored by Leon Greenfield, Hartmut Schneider and Perry Lange, published in the International Bar Association's Communications and Competition Law: Key Issues in... Read More

November 12, 2014

FRAND Royalty Disputes: A New Challenge for International Arbitration?

A chapter authored by James H. Carter in Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation, The Fordham Papers 2013.... Read More

November 10, 2014

DOJ Obtains Fines and Disgorgement for Premerger Coordination in Flakeboard/SierraPine Transaction

In a stark reminder that the US antitrust agencies continue to take illegal premerger coordination—commonly known as “gun jumping”—very seriously, two producers of medium density... Read More

November 10, 2014

The rise of white collar wiretaps

An article by Michael Mugmon and Tim Perry, published in the November 10, 2014 edition of the Daily Journal.... Read More

November 6, 2014

Gary Born Delivers 2014 Lalive Lecture, “A New Generation of International Adjudication: Reflections on Developments in International Law” in Geneva

The annual Lalive lecture series provides a forum for intellectual reflection on developments in the interface between public and private international law.... Read More

November 4, 2014

Should Old Subpoena Compliance Rules Apply in the Digital Age?

An article by Douglas Davison, Peter Vigeland and Thomas Kessler, published in the November 3, 2014 edition of the New York Law Journal.... Read More

November 4, 2014

FINRA to Intensify Scrutiny of Cybersecurity Practices at Brokerage Firms

Reuters recently reported that the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) "plans to intensify its scrutiny of cybersecurity practices at brokerage firms in 2015 and... Read More

November 1, 2014

Technical and Scientific Experience

Our ability to provide superior legal representation to technology companies is greatly enhanced by the academic and industry experience of our lawyers in a wide variety of... Read More

October 31, 2014

Stays to Litigation Pending Third-Party IPR and CBM Review

An article by Gregory Lantier and Robert Arcamona published in Intellectual Property Today's October 2014 issue.... Read More

October 30, 2014

Modern Curtain Walls: 4 Simple Steps to Avoiding Costly Disputes & Performance Problems

An article by Brent Gurney and Andrew Cohn, published by Commercial Property Executive on October 30, 2014.... Read More

October 28, 2014

What is the Statute of Limitations for a UDAAP Claim Under the Federal Consumer Financial Protection Act?

An article by Matt Martens, Jamie Dycus and Daniel Kearney, published in the October 28, 2014 edition of Bloomberg BNA's Banking Report, Vol. 103, No. 891.... Read More

October 28, 2014

Federal Circuit Patent Updates - October 2014

Summaries of and links to recent precedential and informative opinions.... Read More

October 27, 2014

United States: handling internal investigations

WilmerHale attorneys from the Investigations and Criminal Litigation and Securities Litigation and Enforcement Practices co-authored a chapter in the inaugural edition of Global... Read More

October 24, 2014

Patent Law and the Supreme Court: Certiorari Petitions Denied

WilmerHale compiles lists of certiorari petitions that raise patent-law issues. This page contains a consolidated list of all recently denied petitions, organized in reverse chronological... Read More

October 24, 2014

Patent Law and the Supreme Court: Certiorari Petitions Pending

WilmerHale compiles lists of certiorari petitions that raise patent-law issues. This page contains a consolidated list of all pending petitions, organized in reverse chronological order... Read More

October 24, 2014

Patent Law and the Supreme Court: Certiorari Petitions Granted

WilmerHale compiles lists of certiorari petitions that raise patent-law issues. This page contains a consolidated list of all recently granted petitions, organized in reverse chronological... Read More

October 24, 2014

Regal Entertainment Beats Antitrust Lawsuit Over Exclusivity Pacts With Big Studios

An article published on October 24, 2014, in Hollywood Reporter on the "clearance" case ruling in favor of WilmerHale client Regal Entertainment Group.... Read More

October 24, 2014

New Restrictions On Int'l Trade In Genetic Resources

An article by WilmerHale Partner Bruce Manheim, published in the October 24, 2013 edition of Law360.... Read More

October 22, 2014

Microbes, Mice and Minefields: Unique Issues in Developing and Leasing Life Science Facilities

An article by William O'Reilly, published by the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.... Read More

October 22, 2014

Regulatory Responses to Climate Change

An article by Katharine Bachman, published by the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.... Read More

October 22, 2014

New Massachusetts Law Requires Employers to Provide Domestic Violence Leave

Governor Deval Patrick recently signed into law An Act Relative to Domestic Violence (ARDV), a statute that requires covered employers to provide employees with up to 15 days... Read More

October 20, 2014

The Uncertain Utility Of A CFPB No-Action Letter

An article by Eric J. Mogilnicki and Eamonn K. Moran, appearing in the October 20, 2014, edition of Law360’s Consumer Protections and Public Policy sections.... Read More

October 17, 2014

Manufacturing Trouble: Is cGMP the Next Enforcement Frontier?

An article by Emily Schulman, Michael Bayer and Joshua Sharp, published in the October 17, 2014 edition of Bloomberg BNA's Pharmaceutical Law & Industry Report, Vol. 12,... Read More

October 15, 2014

Restrictions Governing International Trade in Genetic Resources Enter Into Force

On October 12, 2014, the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits from their Utilization entered into international force. The... Read More

October 15, 2014

Inventing Solutions to Global Disease & Poverty

A guest post featured on Patently-O, written by Quentin Palfrey, published on October 15, 2014.... Read More

October 15, 2014

EU Proposals to Regulate the Acquisition of Minority Shareholdings

The EU is currently planning to introduce a new merger control-based filing requirement for acquisitions of minority shareholdings.... Read More

October 10, 2014

Swaps Provisions of Dodd-Frank Act: Cost-Benefit Analysis and Judicial Review

An article by Dan Berkovitz published in the Volume 33, No. 9 September 2014 edition of Banking & Financial Services Policy Report.... Read More

October 9, 2014

SEC Enforcement Actions Emphasize Importance of Stock Ownership Reporting Obligations for Public Companies and Insiders

On September 10, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced charges against 28 officers, directors and major stockholders of public companies for violating Section 16(a)... Read More

October 8, 2014

Light at the End of the Tunnel: Litigating Access to Cartel Leniency Documents in the EU

A chapter by Frédéric Louis, published in the seventh edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to Competition Litigation 2015.... Read More

October 7, 2014

A “Second Bite” from the Second Circuit: Revisiting Section 363 Review of Transfers in Chapter 15 Bankruptcy Cases

A WilmerHale Client Alert by George Shuster and Benjamin Loveland, which also appeared in Law360’s Bankruptcy and New York Guest Expert Analysis Column.... Read More

October 6, 2014

Claim Constructions In PTAB Vs. District Court

An article written by Jacob Oyloe, James Dowd and David Cavanaugh published by Law360 on October 6, 2014.... Read More

October 1, 2014

Revised LCIA Arbitration Rules

The London Court of International Arbitration (“LCIA”) has revised its international arbitration rules. The LCIA's revised rules, came into force on 1 October 2014.... Read More

October 1, 2014

Sentencing of Corporate Offenders in the UK: A Practical Guide

On 1 October 2014, the Sentencing Council's Definitive Guideline for Fraud, Bribery and Money Laundering Offences came into force, providing for the first time a framework for... Read More

October 1, 2014

Bribery and corruption: negotiated settlements in a global enforcement environment

An article by Elly Proudlock and Christopher David, published by Practical Law on October 1, 2014. Read the article here.... Read More

September 30, 2014

Federal Circuit Patent Updates - September 2014

Summaries of and links to recent precedential and informative opinions.... Read More

September 30, 2014

When 'Mandatory' Does Not Mean Mandatory: Failure to Obtain Criminal Restitution in Federal Prosecution of Human Trafficking

A report co-published in 2014 by The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center and WilmerHale.... Read More