Publications & News

Publications

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 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 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

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 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 14, 2014

Federal Circuit Patent Updates - October 2014

Summaries of and links to recent precedential and informative opinions.... 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 10, 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 10, 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 10, 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 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

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

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

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

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

September 30, 2014

Cyber Crime And Trade Secret Protection: Strengthening Defenses

An article written by Jonathan Cedarbaum and Jane Love published in the New York Law Journal’s White-Collar Crime Special Section on September 29, 2014.... Read More

September 30, 2014

America Invents Act Post-Grant Oppositions After Two Years: Relationship Between PTAB Actions and Litigation in Federal Courts

An article featuring David Cavanaugh, published in the September 30, 2014 edition of Bloomberg BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, Vol. 189.... Read More

September 30, 2014

Federal Circuit Patent Updates - September 2014

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

September 26, 2014

Partner Ed Pease: There Every Step of the Way

When working with startups, Boston-based Partner Ed Pease often begins counseling founders before they have even formed their companies.... Read More

September 25, 2014

Arbitration of False Claims Act Cases May Bind the United States

An article written by Dino LaVerghetta published in Bloomberg BNA's Daily Report for Executives on September 25, 2014.... Read More

September 25, 2014

Q&A With WilmerHale’s Stuart Falber

A question and answer interview with Stuart Falber, published in Law360 on September 25, 2014.... Read More

September 24, 2014

Firm Hosts TUGG’s Tech Gives Back Day of Service

More than 1,500 entrepreneurs, investors and community supporters donated their time across 50 volunteer sites to help support local nonprofit organizations.... Read More

September 17, 2014

Swap Dealer Chief Compliance Officer Requirements – First Year in Review

The CFTC by regulation requires each registered swap dealer to designate a chief compliance officer to carry out certain duties relating to swaps activities and to furnish an... Read More

September 15, 2014

Delaware Court of Chancery Once Again Upholds Forum Selection Bylaw Requiring Intra-Corporate Litigation to Be Brought in a Forum Chosen by the Board of Directors

Once announced, merger and acquisition transactions typically result in the filing of numerous lawsuits in multiple jurisdictions. The Delaware Chancery Court has once again approved... Read More

September 15, 2014

US and EU Escalate Russia Sanctions

Last week, the United States and European Union (EU) significantly escalated financial and trade sanctions against the Russian Federation in response to what US Treasury Secretary... Read More

September 12, 2014

When Inter Partes Review Meets Hatch-Waxman Patents

An article by Christopher Noyes, Emily Whelan, Corinne Atton and Heather Petruzzi, published by Law360 as part of a series of articles authored by the firm on the topic of post-grant... Read More

September 12, 2014

Pushing the Borders of Chapter 15: When a Foreign Representative "Flouts" the Purposes of Cross-Border Insolvency in the United States

An article co-authored by Dennis Jenkins and Benjamin Schak, published by Pratt's Journal of Bankruptcy Law, July/August 2014.... Read More

September 10, 2014

A Look At Constitutional Challenges To Redskins Decision

An article by Vinita Ferrera and Richard A. Crudo, published in Law360 on September 10, 2014.... Read More

September 4, 2014

Provisional Rules on Enterprise Information Disclosure and Their Implications

China's State Council approved the Provisional Rules on Enterprise Information Disclosure (企业信息公示暂行条例) (the Disclosure Rules) on July 23, 2014, which take effect on October 1,... Read More

September 2, 2014

Federal Circuit Patent Updates - August 2014

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

September 2, 2014

Update on German Anti-Corruption Legislation and Procedure

On 1 September 2014, an important amendment to German anti-corruption legislation has entered into force.... Read More

September 1, 2014

What is the First EU Anti-Corruption Report? How Do You Utilise It?

An article by Paul von Hehn and Takeshige Sugimoto, published in Business Legal Affairs (Bijinesu Homu), Choukeizaisha, Vol. 14, No. 9, pp. 126-128.... Read More

August 29, 2014

Q&A With WilmerHale’s Brian Johnson

A question and answer interview with Brian Johnson, published in Law360 on August 29, 2014.... Read More

August 26, 2014

David Cavanaugh Quoted in Law360 Article on AIA Petitions

Partner David Cavanaugh provides tips to practitioners about AIA Petitions in Law360 article, "4 Mistakes That Can Doom AIA Petitions," published August 26, 2014.... Read More

August 21, 2014

Choosing Patent Claims to Assert

An article by Evelyn Mak and Dennis Wang published in the August 21, 2014 edition of the Daily Journal.... Read More

August 15, 2014

Estoppel as Applied to and From Patent Office Post-Grant Proceedings

An article by Monica Grewal and Richard Crudo published in Bloomberg BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, Vol. 88, No. 1020.... Read More

August 14, 2014

Territoriality and Jurisdiction in EU IP Law

An article by Trevor Cook published in the July 2014 edition of Journal of Intellectual Property Rights, Vol. 19, pp. 293-297.... Read More

August 7, 2014

Lessons From Inter Partes Review Denials

An article by Kyle Turley published in the August 7, 2014 edition of Law360.... Read More

August 5, 2014

Can Chapter 15 be an Ally to Bondholders in Foreign Insolvency Cases?

An article written by George Shuster and Benjamin Loveland, published in the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Vol. XXXIII, No. 8, August 2014.... Read More

August 4, 2014

Unnoticed Supreme Court Decision Could Narrow Securities Fraud Law

An article by Matt Martens and Mark Cahn, published in the August 4, 2014 edition of Bloomberg BNA's Securities Regulation & Law Report, Vol. 46, No. 1510.... Read More

August 4, 2014

David W. Ogden: False Claims Act Should be Reformed

On July 30, 2014, David W. Ogden, former Deputy Attorney General of the United States and current partner with WilmerHale, urged Congress to amend the False Claims Act while testifying... Read More

August 1, 2014

Commission’s Consultation on Merger Reform Regarding Minority Shareholding

An article by Frédéric Louis and Takeshige Sugimoto, published in the August 2014 edition of The Journal of the Japanese Institute of International Business Law, Vol. 42, No.... Read More

August 1, 2014

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July 31, 2014

FinCEN Releases Long-Awaited Proposal on Customer Due Diligence (CCD) and Beneficial Ownership

On July 30, the Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued proposed regulations that would formalize certain financial institutions’ Customer... Read More