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April 20, 2018

WilmerHale Again Named Top Ten Family Friendly Firm

For the ninth time, WilmerHale has been named among the Top Ten Family Friendly Firms by the Yale Law Women at Yale Law School, an organization aimed at helping women... Read More

April 19, 2018

Benjamin Powell Honored Again in Cybersecurity Docket Incident Response 30 List

Benjamin Powell—a Washington-based partner and co-chair of WilmerHale's cybersecurity, privacy and communications practice—has once again been named by Cybersecurity... Read More

April 19, 2018

Infrastructure Series: Momentum Builds for Offshore Wind Energy Development in the United States

This is the eighth issue of WilmerHale's 10-in-10 Infrastructure Series. In this series, our attorneys share insights on current and emerging issues affecting... Read More

April 19, 2018

WilmerHale Hosts Job Shadow for Dayton Early College Academy Students

For the second consecutive year, WilmerHale's Dayton office hosted high school students from Dayton Early College Academy for a job shadow. Read More

April 18, 2018

WilmerHale Counsels PerkinElmer in €300M Bond Offering

On April 11, multinational human and environmental health corporation, PerkinElmer, Inc., announced the closing of a €300 million bond offering.  Read More

April 18, 2018

WilmerHale Recognized for Pro Bono Work by Immigrant Defense Project

On April 10, WilmerHale was recognized by the Immigrant Defense Project (IDP) for its work in the area of immigrant rights. The firm and other honorees were recognized... Read More

April 17, 2018

Enforcing IP Rights In China: A Road Map For US Companies

When determining how best to protect and enforce IP, American businesses should know the powers, limits, and potential remedies available in both Chinese and US forums.  Read More

April 17, 2018

Patent Law and the Supreme Court: Patent Certiorari Petitions Denied in 2018

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

April 17, 2018

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

April 17, 2018

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

April 17, 2018

President Trump to Nominate Dan Berkovitz to CFTC

President Donald Trump has announced his intent to nominate WilmerHale Partner Dan Berkovitz to be a commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, for the... Read More

April 17, 2018

VIDEO: Talking Cryptocurrency and the CFTC With WilmerHale’s Paul Architzel

Paul Architzel, co-chair of WilmerHale's Futures and Derivatives Group, was interviewed by Bloomberg Law regarding the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission's proposed... Read More

April 17, 2018

WilmerHale Shares Career Guidance With Cathedral High School Students During Biennial Career Day

WilmerHale, one of Boston's premier law firms, held its biennial morning Career Day for Cathedral High School students on April 10.  Read More

April 16, 2018

Congress Enacts Law Creating a Sex Trafficking Exception From the Immunity Provided by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act

On Wednesday, April 11, the President signed into law the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017, also known as “FOSTA.” Read More

April 16, 2018

Gary Born Receives Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession Chambers Award

Gary Born, chair of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr's International Arbitration Group, will receive the 2018 “Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession... Read More

April 16, 2018

Maxi Scherer Wins Global Arbitration Review Award for Best Speech

Professor Maxi Scherer, London-based special counsel and member of WilmerHale's International Arbitration Group, has received the Global Arbitration Review's award for... Read More

April 13, 2018

WilmerHale Counsels Zaius in $30M Series B Funding

On April 12, 2018, Zaius, the CRM built for B2C marketers, announced it raised $30 million in a Series B investment round led by Insight Venture Partners. Previous... Read More

April 12, 2018

Infrastructure Series: Agencies Establish One Federal Decision Framework for Project Reviews

This week, a dozen federal agencies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) committing to “a more predictable, transparent, and timely Federal review and... Read More

April 12, 2018

WilmerHale Counsels MKS Instruments in Completing Fourth Repricing of Secured Term Loan and in Voluntary $50M Prepayment of Principal

On April 11, 2018, MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, announced another successful... Read More

April 12, 2018

WilmerHale's Antitrust Group Wins GCR Litigation of the Year Award

Global Competition Review (GCR) has honored WilmerHale's Antitrust and Competition Practice with the award for Litigation of the Year–Cartel Defence, during the GCR... Read More

April 12, 2018

You’ve Signed a Term Sheet for Your First Equity Financing. Congratulations! … Now What?

Gary Schall, in this article published by The Recorder, shares six critical steps founders can take to forge a strong and open relationship with their new business... Read More

April 11, 2018

WilmerHale Counsels Analogic in $1.1B Acquisition by an Affiliate of Altaris Capital Partners

On April 10, 2018, Analogic Corporation, a provider of leading-edge healthcare and security solutions, and Altaris Capital Partners, LLC, a leading private investment... Read More

April 10, 2018

FinCEN Releases Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Customer Due Diligence and Beneficial Ownership Requirements

Last week the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued much-anticipated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that provide additional guidance to financial... Read More

April 9, 2018

WilmerHale Counsels DriveWealth in $21M Series B Funding

On April 3, 2018, DriveWealth Holdings, Inc., a company founded to democratize investing in the US stock market through a technology that modernizes and simplifies... Read More

April 6, 2018

Digital currencies: taming an unpredictable market

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

April 6, 2018

Standardized Term Sheets May Not Protect Your Interests

An article by Joshua Fox, published by Law360, focusing on standardized term sheets and how they may inadvertently gloss over or neglect issues that can be critical to... Read More

April 5, 2018

China Tightens Scrutiny Over the Transfer of Intellectual Property Rights to Foreign Parties

The Measures on the Transfer of Intellectual Property Rights to Foreign Parties (Pilot) tighten scrutiny over the transfer of intellectual property rights to foreign... Read More

April 5, 2018

Third Edition of Gary Born's International Commercial Arbitration – How You Can Help

I am delighted to share the news of commencement of work on the third edition of my treatise on International Commercial Arbitration. The three-volume commentary is in... Read More

April 5, 2018

Brexit at Halfway: Pharma and Medical Devices

The object of this Alert is to highlight some practical implications of Brexit for the supply of pharmaceutical products and medical devices in the European Union (EU)... Read More

April 4, 2018

Important New Patent Term Adjustment Decision Allowing Post-RCE B Delay

A recent decision calls into question the US Patent and Trademark Office regulation providing that B delay stops accruing as soon as a Request for Continued Examination... Read More

April 4, 2018

Developments In CFTC Cooperation Program

In this article written by Paul Architzel, Matthew Beville, Yeve Chitiga and Daniel Martin, published by Futures and Derivatives Law Report, the authors analyze the... Read More

April 3, 2018

USTR Releases Proposed List of Chinese Products to Be Subject to Section 301 Tariffs

On April 3, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released a list of proposed products that may be subjected to additional tariffs of 25 percent ad... Read More

April 2, 2018

WilmerHale Team Obtains Fifth Circuit Victory in High-Profile Fiduciary Rule Case

A team of WilmerHale litigators recently achieved a major victory when the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacated the US Department of Labor's highly... Read More

April 2, 2018

FINRA Requests Comment on Proposed New Outside Business Activities Rule

FINRA is seeking comment on a proposed new rule, FINRA Rule 3290 (the “Proposed Rule”), which governs the outside business activities and private securities transactions... Read More

March 30, 2018

Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: Due Date Nears

As the April 1, 2018 effective date nears, we wanted to take the opportunity to remind Massachusetts employers of their obligations under the new Pregnant Workers... Read More

March 29, 2018

Infrastructure Series: Border Wall Litigation Update

As discussed in previous issues of WilmerHale's Infrastructure Series, the Trump Administration is examining legislative and executive actions to streamline the... Read More

March 27, 2018

SEC Proposes Transaction Fee Pilot for NMS Stocks

On March 14, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed Rule 610T of Regulation NMS under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to conduct a pilot program... Read More

March 26, 2018

Pre-Merger Information Sharing: The FTC Weighs In

A month ago, we covered recent European competition law developments on pre-merger information sharing and “gun jumping” among merging parties. In a timely reminder that... Read More

March 26, 2018

Board Oversight of Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is one of the highest priority issues for public company executives and directors. This note shares our views—developed over our involvement in the... Read More

March 26, 2018

Congress Enacts Law Clarifying Reach of Warrants for Overseas Data

On Friday, March 23, President Trump signed into law the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (CLOUD Act), which amends the Stored Communications Act (SCA), 18... Read More

March 26, 2018

Federal Circuit Patent Updates - March 2018

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

March 23, 2018

New Presidential Proclamations Amend Section 232 Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum Imports, Including Temporary Exemptions for Wider Group of Countries

Yesterday, President Trump issued new Proclamations regarding Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum, amending the original Proclamations (9704 and 9705) issued on... Read More

March 23, 2018

President Trump Directs Action as a Result of USTR's Section 301 Investigation on China's Laws, Policies, Practices, or Actions Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation

Yesterday, President Trump signed a Presidential Memorandum regarding China's technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation-related laws, policies,... Read More

March 23, 2018

Promoting and Encouraging Trade and Commerce in the Pacific Region Through Dispute Resolution

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP and the Centre for Small States, Queen Mary University of London, held a seminar on 16 March in Brussels on promoting and... Read More

March 23, 2018

WilmerHale Counsels BNP Paribas in Leading $30 Million Funding Round

Digital Reasoning, a leading artificial intelligence company, announced it has raised $30 million in new funding. International bank BNP Paribas led the funding round... Read More

March 23, 2018

Founders, Pay Attention to This Stuff—Not the Stock Market

An article by Daniel Zimmermann, published by Xconomy. The article discusses information that entrepreneurs should follow and what they can safely dismiss. Read More

March 22, 2018

Infrastructure Series: Cost-Sharing with State and Local Governments

As discussed in previous issues of WilmerHale's Infrastructure Series, the Trump Administration proposes several initiatives to seek and secure long-term changes in the... Read More

March 22, 2018

Not at Home: Reining in General Personal Jurisdiction After BNSF Railway Co. v. Tyrrell

An article by Andrew Shipley and Matthew Ferraro, published by Bloomberg Law Insights, US Law Week, March 22, 2018. Read More

March 22, 2018

Uniting Women in Cyber Podcast

WilmerHale Partner Stephanie Evans joins Ashley Larson from Revolution for Uniting Women in Cyber podcast. Ms. Evans discusses her work at the firm and shares what she... Read More

March 21, 2018

Selected 2018 M&A Transactions

In 2017, we advised clients on more than 75 M&A transactions with an aggregate value of approximately $60 billion, providing guidance in areas including corporate,... Read More