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February 21, 2018

Case note: Bilta v RBS

A blog post by Leila Gafaar, published on the WilmerHale W.I.R.E. UK blog. Read More

February 20, 2018

OCIE Examination Priorities 2018

This Client Alert examines the recently released 2018 examination priorities issued by the SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations. Read More

February 20, 2018

Supreme Court to Decide Future of Sports Betting: Implications for Tribal Casinos

The Supreme Court's forthcoming decision in Christie v. National Collegiate Athletic Association will have profound implications for sports betting in the United States... Read More

February 16, 2018

Federal Trade Commission Update: Senate Hearings Reveal No Obvious Hurdles For Commissioner Nominees

The Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing on Wednesday on the nominees to serve on the Federal Trade Commission. The hearing covered a range of antitrust and consumer... Read More

February 15, 2018

WilmerHale Assists South Pacific International Arbitration Conference Organized by the ADB, UNCITRAL and the Fiji Government

Gary Born, Chair of the International Arbitration practice group at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, Senior Associate Jonathan Lim and Visiting Foreign Lawyer... Read More

February 15, 2018

New DOJ FCPA Enforcement Policy Raises Difficult Questions For Companies Considering Voluntary Disclosures

This New York Law Journal article by Jay Holtmeier, Erin Sloane and Jeff Habenicht highlights a few of the uncertainties and potential pitfalls that may await a company... Read More

February 14, 2018

Senior EU Court Adviser Provides Welcome Guidance on Gun-Jumping

EU and US laws prohibit merging companies from implementing reportable transactions until their deal is cleared or the statutory waiting period has expired.  Read More

February 13, 2018

Federal Circuit Patent Updates - February 2018

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

February 13, 2018

WilmerHale Victorious on Behalf of Unified Patents Against Sportbrain at Patent Trial and Appeal Board

WilmerHale achieved a significant victory on behalf of Unified Patents, Inc., when the Patent Trial and Appeal Board issued its final written decision in Unified Patents... Read More

February 9, 2018

International Co-operation in Investigations

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

February 9, 2018

TIAA Recognizes WilmerHale With its 2017 Diversity & Inclusion Award

The company thanked WilmerHale, and four other law firms, for its efforts to recruit, develop and promote diverse lawyers. Read More

February 8, 2018

Law360 Names WilmerHale a Native American Practice Group of the Year

The firm has been recognized by Law360 as a Native American Practice Group of the year, highlighting some of the firm's most favorable settlements in water, land and... Read More

February 8, 2018

Natural Resource Damages for the Entrepreneurial Practitioner: Innovations in NRD Assessment and Restoration

An article written by Rachel Jacobson, Nathaniel Custer and Mark Hanin, published by the ABA's Superfund and Natural Resource Damages Litigation Committee Newsletter,... Read More

February 8, 2018

WilmerHale Advises on the Formation of Valence Media, a New Diversified Media Company

WilmerHale served as legal counsel in connection with the creation of Valence Media, a new diversified media company formed through the combination of three successful... Read More

February 8, 2018

WilmerHale Represents Westmount Asset Management on Sale of Rosemont Stake to Temperance Partners

Westmount Asset Management, one of the oldest and largest independent investment firms in Los Angeles, has closed on the sale of Rosemont Investment Partners' stake in... Read More

February 8, 2018

WilmerHale Reps Startup Yoshi in $13.7M Series A Round Led by General Motors Ventures and ExxonMobil

Yoshi, Inc., which provides subscription service for on-site car maintenance and gas delivery, announced that it closed $13.7 million in Series A funding to further... Read More

February 7, 2018

Law360 Names WilmerHale a Technology Group of the Year for Second Consecutive Year

The firm has been recognized for the second consecutive year by Law360 as a Technology Practice Group of the year for its knowledge and ability to serve the vast needs... Read More

February 7, 2018

Ninth Circuit Holds Indirect Discharge of Pollutants Requires Clean Water Act Permit

Last week, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the Clean Water Act (CWA) does not require that pollutants be discharged directly from a point source... Read More

February 7, 2018

Entrepreneurs Look to Angels and Micro-VCs for Cash

An article written by Glenn Luinenburg, published by Xconomy on February 5, 2018, discussing trends in angel funding and practical advice for founders who want to get to... Read More

February 7, 2018

Trouble on the horizon: what ENISA’s Report tells us about the threat of data breaches

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

February 6, 2018

2017 CFTC Year-in-Review and a Look Forward

In 2017, under the leadership of new Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) adopted a notable shift in its... Read More

February 5, 2018

Justice Department Issues Memo Limiting Use of Agency Guidance in Affirmative Civil Enforcement Suits

On January 25, Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand issued a memorandum to all components of the Department of Justice with civil litigating authority limiting the... Read More

February 5, 2018

Midterm Congressional Election Year Merits Extra Pay-to-Play Vigilance by Investment Advisers

Midterm congressional elections are expected to see a historic number of candidates competing.1 The record number of candidates comes as individual races become... Read More

February 5, 2018

The Constitutionality of Criminalizing False Speech Made on Social Networking Sites in a Post-Alvarez, Social Media-Obsessed World

An article written by Partner Louis Tompros, Associate Alexis Pfeiffer, Former Associate Richard Crudo and Former Summer Associate Rahel Boghossian, published by the... Read More

February 2, 2018

The State of Voting Rights in America

In an op-ed in the Raleigh News & Observer, Debo Adegbile, in his role as a commissioner of the US Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR), previewed the panel's Friday... Read More

February 2, 2018

UK House of Lords rejects public beneficial ownership registers for British Overseas Territories

A blog post by Frederick Saugman and Lloyd Firth, published on the WilmerHale W.I.R.E. UK blog. Read More

January 30, 2018

Federal Circuit Patent Updates - January 2018

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

January 30, 2018

Should Startups Extend the Window to Exercise Options?

David Gammell, in this article published by Xconomy, discusses key factors for founders to consider when making decisions regarding how and when to grant stock options... Read More

January 30, 2018

WilmerHale Represents Ocular Therapeutix™ in Public Offering of Common Stock

Ocular Therapeutix™, Inc. announced the closing of its underwritten public offering of 7,475,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $5.00 per... Read More

January 29, 2018

HSR Size of Transaction Threshold to Increase to $84.4 Million

The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") announced revised thresholds for merger notifications under the Hart-Scott-Rodino ("HSR") Act.  Read More

January 29, 2018

Preserving Privilege in Government Investigations in Light of 'SEC v. Herrera'

In this New York Law Journal article, authors Boyd Johnson, Brendan McGuire and Alyssa DaCunha explore how a recent case from the Southern District of Florida makes... Read More

January 26, 2018

WilmerHale Represents Karyopharm in Agreement with Biogen to Acquire KPT-350

Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc. announced its entry into an agreement for Biogen to acquire Karyopharm's investigational oral SINE compound KPT-350 and other assets for the... Read More

January 26, 2018

WilmerHale Represents Spark Therapeutics in Licensing and Supply Agreement With Novartis

Spark Therapeutics, a fully integrated gene therapy company dedicated to challenging the inevitability of genetic disease, announced it has entered into a licensing... Read More

January 25, 2018

Justice Department Issues Guidance on Dismissing Qui Tam False Claims Act Cases Over Relators' Objections

On January 10, the head of the Justice Department's Civil Frauds Section issued an internal memorandum instructing all Department attorneys handling False Claims Act... Read More

January 25, 2018

WilmerHale Reps WorkMarket in Acquisition by ADP

On January 22, 2018, ADP® announced the acquisition of WorkMarket, a leading cloud-based workforce management solution provider that allows companies to build and manage... Read More

January 24, 2018

SCOTUS: WOTUS Rule Suits Belong in District Courts

On January 22, 2018, the US Supreme Court unanimously held that challenges to the Obama-era Clean Water Rule, commonly referred to as the WOTUS Rule (for “waters of the... Read More

January 23, 2018

Flywire Expands Global Payments Platform with the Addition of OnPlanU and OnPlan Health

On January 18, 2018, WilmerHale client Flywire, a provider of global payment and receivables solutions for education, healthcare and business, announced the acquisition... Read More

January 23, 2018

WilmerHale Represents HS2 Solutions in Acquiring LunaMetrics

Digital transformation agency HS2 Solutions announced that it has completed the acquisition of LunaMetrics, an award-winning analytics consultancy that specializes in... Read More

January 23, 2018

WilmerHale Represents Skyword in Raising $25M to Fuel Growth and Market Expansion

Skyword, the leading content marketing software and services company, announced that it has raised $25 million in growth equity from Rho Acceleration, a division of Rho... Read More

January 22, 2018

The Guide to Damages in International Arbitration: Introduction

The objective of The Guide to Damages in International Arbitration, published by Global Arbitration Review and edited by WilmerHale Partner John Trenor, is to help all... Read More

January 22, 2018

The Guide to Damages in International Arbitration: Strategic Issues in Employing and Deploying Damages Experts

This chapter, authored by WilmerHale Partner John Trenor and appearing in Global Arbitration Review's The Guide to Damages in International Arbitration, addresses a... Read More

January 19, 2018

WilmerHale Represents Pandion Therapeutics in $58M Series A Financing

On January 18, 2018, Pandion Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company developing bispecific antibody therapeutics to achieve localized immunomodulation, announced its... Read More

January 18, 2018

WilmerHale Represents WEX Inc. in Term Loan Repricing

On January 17, 2018, WEX Inc. (NYSE:WEX), a leading provider of corporate payment solutions, announced a successful repricing of its secured term loans under its... Read More

January 17, 2018

SEC's Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee Discusses Bond Market Liquidity in Its Inaugural Meeting

On January 11, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee (FIMSAC) held its inaugural meeting.  Read More

January 16, 2018

EU Merger Control 2017: Competition in Innovation; EC Prohibiting Deals; Fines for Procedural Infringements; and EU Courts Overturning EC Decisions

2017 saw some highly significant investigations and court judgments in European Union merger control.  Read More

January 16, 2018

Andrew E. Shipley, a Top Government Contracts Practitioner, Joins WilmerHale

WilmerHale is very pleased to announce that Andrew E. Shipley, one of the nation's leading government contracts practitioners, has joined the firm. Read More

January 13, 2018

Tax Act: New Laws Affecting Tax-Exempt Organizations

The Tax Act contains a number of provisions that significantly affect tax-exempt organizations, in some cases to degrees not seen in decades.  Read More

January 12, 2018

The Washington Post Spotlights 90-Year-Old Veteran and WilmerHale Client's Long Quest for Justice

The Washington Post prominently featured the quest for justice of a WilmerHale client, a 90-year-old who was expelled from the Air Force in the 1950s with an... Read More

January 12, 2018

Global Anti-Bribery Year-in-Review: 2017 Developments and Predictions for 2018

This past year, which marked the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA"), demonstrated that the FCPA continues to be a powerful tool in... Read More

January 12, 2018

Reject The Mistaken Qui Tam FCA Resealing Doctrine

In this article published by Law360, Jonathan Cedarbaum and Matthew Benedetto highlight why it's imperative for courts to reconsider the resealing doctrine, the... Read More