Publications & News

Publications

May 23, 2017

Four Ways to Avoid the Confusion of Financing Documents

Emerging Company Practice Co-Chair Peter Buckland provides insight into what early-stage companies need to know about SAFEs—Simple Agreements for Future Equity—in this... Read More

May 18, 2017

Nations Press for International Restrictions to Govern Genetic Sequence Data

As various nations consider application of international ABS requirements to GSD, research organizations and synthetic biology companies should closely follow these... Read More

May 18, 2017

Uncertain Future For CFPB Small Business Data Rule

An article by Daniel Kearney, Skye Perryman and Daniel Hartman, published by Law360, discusses the uncertain future for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau small... Read More

May 17, 2017

EPA Centralizes CERCLA Remedy Selection Authority

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt last week issued a memorandum revising the existing delegations of authority related to implementation... Read More

May 16, 2017

Finding a Way Through a Tight Deal Space

WilmerHale's Life Sciences Group Co-Chairs Belinda Juran and Stuart Falber share trends they are seeing in the life sciences industry regarding acquisitions and IPOs in... Read More

May 15, 2017

WilmerHale, Waivers and When to Stop Investigating

In this interview with GIR, Boyd Johnson and Stephen Pollard discuss how the WilmerHale's investigations practice has developed over the past five years, and how they... Read More

May 12, 2017

President Trump Issues Cybersecurity Executive Order

On May 11, President Trump signed his long-awaited Executive Order on “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure.”1 Much of the... Read More

May 10, 2017

Why You’re Wiser With an Adviser

Gary Schall, in this article published by Xconomy, explains why it is necessary for startup companies to invest in an adviser. Read More

May 8, 2017

Federal Circuit Patent Updates - May 2017

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

May 5, 2017

Fed. Circ. Undoes Breckenridge Generic Laxative Patent Win

Law360 explores the Federal Circuit's ruling that Breckenridge Pharmaceutical Inc.'s planned generic version of the laxative drug Suprep infringes a patent owned by... Read More

May 5, 2017

Upside Down in Chapter 15

An article by George Shuster and Benjamin Loveland, published by the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, delving into the question: Can US Entities Qualify as... Read More

May 4, 2017

CFPB Insights on Alternative Data Use in Credit Scoring

An article by Michael Gordon and Vaughn Stewart, published by Law360, provides Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) insights on alternative data use in credit... Read More

May 4, 2017

Corporate Governance in the Trump Era: A Note of Caution

In a recent article in Westlaw Journal Corporate Officers & Directors Liability, William R. McLucas and Rachel Murphy warn companies against relaxing their corporate... Read More

May 2, 2017

Coming to America?—Applying Bankruptcy Code Section 109(a) to Vet Foreign Companies Filing US Bankruptcy Cases Under Chapter 15

Chapter 15 of the US Bankruptcy Code provides a doorway for non-US companies to obtain creditor protection and other benefits of a US bankruptcy in support of insolvency... Read More

May 2, 2017

Patent Law and the Supreme Court: Patent Certiorari Petitions Denied in 2017

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

May 2, 2017

Patent Law and the Supreme Court: Patent 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... Read More

May 2, 2017

Patent Law and the Supreme Court: Patent 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... Read More

May 1, 2017

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... Read More

April 28, 2017

2017 Corporate Reports

WilmerHale's annual IPO, Venture Capital and M&A Reports offer insights into market conditions and provide comprehensive statistics and analysis that are hard to... Read More

April 28, 2017

2017 IPO Report

Our 2017 IPO Report offers a detailed analysis of, and outlook for, the IPO market, plus useful IPO market metrics. We look at rates of adoption of JOBS Act relief by... Read More

April 28, 2017

2017 M&A Report

Our 2017 M&A Report provides a detailed global M&A market review and outlook. Other highlights include takeover defenses for public companies; key lessons for... Read More

April 28, 2017

2017 Venture Capital Report

The 2017 Venture Capital Report offers an in-depth US venture capital market review and outlook, including industry and regional breakdowns, as well as a look at the... Read More

April 28, 2017

Federal Circuit Patent Updates - April 2017

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

April 27, 2017

AML and Sanctions: 2017 Trends and Developments

This report reviews recent trends and developments impacting financial institutions with respect to the U.S. Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering and economic... Read More

April 27, 2017

Understanding the Amended Executive Branch Gift Rules

An article written by Adam Raviv, Thomas White and Christopher Babbitt, published by Law360, addresses the most pertinent rules that govern the acceptance of gifts by... Read More

April 26, 2017

An overview of the OECD's Phase 4 Report on the UK's implementation of the Anti-Bribery Convention

A blog post by Leila Gaafar, published on the WilmerHale W.I.R.E. UK blog on April 26, 2017. Read More

April 24, 2017

US Announces Review of Iran Nuclear Deal

On April 18, 2017, the State Department certified to Congress that Iran was in compliance with its obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action between the... Read More

April 21, 2017

Prosecutorial Discretion in the Age of Over-Criminalization

An article by Timothy Perry, published in Bloomberg BNA's White Collar Crime Report, examines what legal commentators have called the overcriminalization of the US Code... Read More

April 20, 2017

Counsel to Counsel: A Law Firm GC's Data Protection Duties

An article by Thomas White, published in Law360, discusses top-of-mind priorities regarding data protection for law firm general counsel. Read More

April 19, 2017

President Trump Signs Buy American and Hire American Executive Order

On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed an important executive order promoting “Buy American” and “Hire American” policies.  Read More

April 19, 2017

SIAC Investment Arbitration Rules (2017)—An Overview

Jonathan Lim and Dharshini Prasad discuss the specific aspects of the SIAC IA Rules and their significance. This article was first published on Lexis®PSL Arbitration on... Read More

April 18, 2017

Tesco: The Serious Fraud Office secures its fourth Deferred Prosecution Agreement

A blog post by Lloyd Firth, published on the WilmerHale W.I.R.E. UK blogRead More

April 18, 2017

Evaluating FCPA Pilot Program: Lessons and Expectations

Kimberly A. Parker, Jay Holtmeier and Erin G.H. Sloane provided insights on the Department of Justice's Foreign Corrupt Practices Act pilot program in a recent article... Read More

April 11, 2017

SEC Signals No Patience For Fake News On Stocks

Daniel Schubert is quoted in this Law360 article, which reports on the SEC's charges filed on April 10, 2017, against 27 respondents for disguising promotions as... Read More

April 10, 2017

The Cambridge Handbook of Antitrust, Intellectual Property, and High Tech

WilmerHale Partners Leon Greenfield and Mark Ford authored the chapter "Walker Process and Sham Litigation" in The Cambridge Handbook of Antitrust, Intellectual... Read More

April 10, 2017

Canadian Mining Company Strikes Gold in US Court

Steven Finizio and Manuel Casas, in this article published by Lexis®PSL Arbitration, consider the US District Court's decision in Crystallex v. Venezuela to uphold the... Read More

April 7, 2017

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Antitrust and Intellectual Property Guidelines

In this article, published in the American Bar Association's Antitrust, Vol. 31, No. 2, Spring 2017 edition, authors Hartmut Schneider, Sarah Licht, and Nicole Callan... Read More

April 6, 2017

Compliance Officer Liability: Between a Rock and a Hard Place?

An article by Christopher David, originally published by Compliance Monitor and also published on the WilmerHale W.I.R.E. UK blog. Read More

April 4, 2017

The SAVe Act: A Roadblock to Automated Vehicle Innovation

In this article published by Law360, Perry Lange, Sarah Licht, Renita Khanduja and William Desmond, discuss the barriers the SAVe Act brings to automated vehicle... Read More

April 3, 2017

OPBAS: An AML “Super” Supervisor?

A blog post by Michael Roach, published on the WilmerHale W.I.R.E. UK blogRead More

April 3, 2017

Trump Order Ushers in the Future of US Energy and Environmental Regulation

On March 28, President Trump launched a sweeping overhaul of US energy and environmental policy. Read More

April 3, 2017

Practice Tips for Patentees Asserting Method-of-Treatment Claims Involving Divided Infringement

In this article published by BNA's Patent, Trademark and Copyright Journal, Kevin Prussia, Jamie Wisz and Steven Horn detail tips for patentees asserting... Read More

March 28, 2017

Cautious about Collaboration: Antitrust Scrutiny in Oil and Gas Exploration

This article by Thomas Mueller and Nana Wilberforce was shared at the 64th Spring Meeting of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, which took place in March 2017. Read More

March 28, 2017

Federal Circuit Patent Updates - March 2017

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

March 21, 2017

Doberman: ETF Approval Process Needs Streamlining by the SEC

In a recent op-ed for The Hill, Partner Amy Doberman explains why the time is right for the Securities and Exchange Commission to adopt a rule that will fast track... Read More

March 17, 2017

Review of UK agencies responsible for tackling economic crime

A blog post by David Rundle, published on the WilmerHale W.I.R.E. UK blogRead More

March 15, 2017

McLucas: SEC Pick’s Banking Ties Are an Asset

In an op-ed for Reuters BreakingViews, Securities Department Chair William McLucas explains why Jay Clayton's background representing public companies and Wall Street... Read More

March 14, 2017

President Trump Signs Executive Order on Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch

On March 13, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order setting forth the process by which the Trump Administration will consider the possible reorganization of the... Read More

March 14, 2017

NDRC’s Briefing Meeting on Increased Openness to Foreign Investment

Deputy Director General Liu Hongkuan and senior officer Guo Rui briefed USCBC members on the Notice on Several Measures on Increasing Openness to Foreign Investment and... Read More

March 13, 2017

Death Knell to Merger Litigation for Massachusetts Corporations?

In IBEW Local No. 129 Benefit Fund v. Tucci, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) affirmed the dismissal of direct claims for breach of fiduciary duty by EMC... Read More