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By Joan Bondareff, Steve Caponi, Kate Belmont
The House and Senate were able, at the end of the first session of this Congress, to reach agreement on comprehensive cybersecurity legislation.
By Jeffrey Pitts
The EB-5 Investor Visa Program has been extended with no changes until September 30, 2016. The extension of the EB-5 Program came as part of the omnibus spending bill that Congress agreed to on December 15.
By Elaine Solomon, Joan Bondareff
Colleges and universities must give careful consideration as to how drones are being used, regulated, and/or restricted, so as not to run afoul of federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
By Wayne Streibich, Francis Crowley, Laura Vendzules, Edward Chang
Action Item: The United States Supreme Court continues to find that federal law strongly favors arbitration clauses. The Supreme Court's decision in DIRECTV should provide some reassurance to companies that arbitration clauses in consumer contracts should be enforced by the courts.
By Jeanne Grasso, Jonathan Waldron, Dana Merkel
Action Item: The U.S. Coast Guard published a Final Rule increasing limits of liability for vessels, deepwater ports, and onshore facilities under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 ("OPA 90").
By Jeffrey Pitts
The continuing resolution that President Obama signed into law on September 30, 2015, that averted the federal shutdown included a critical extension of the EB-5 Regional Center Program.
By Henri Chalouh
Gone are the days of corporate impunity—in the context of a lease agreement, that is.
By Simon Miller
NAMA Holdings involved a discovery dispute arising out of a series of legal proceedings between the managers of Alliance Network, LLC ("Alliance"), the law firm of Greenberg Traurig, LLP ("Greenberg")...
By Albert Krachman, Brian Gocial
If a contractor's policies and agreements do not carve out whistleblower reporting, the contractor could find itself facing a default termination, a bid protest, or even a False Claims Act suit.
By Barry Klein
If you manage benefits for an employer that has more than 200 employees, breathe a modest sigh of relief.
By Wayne Streibich, Kevin Rakowski, Francis Crowley, Edward Chang
In Mark Leyse v. Bank of America, N.A., (3rd Cir. No. 14-4073), decided on October 14, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit vacated a ruling by the District Court of New Jersey...
By Jeanne Grasso, Jonathan Waldron, Dana Merkel
On October 5, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit unanimously ruled that the EPA acted arbitrarily and capriciously in drafting the ballast water discharge provisions of its 2013 VGP.
By Kate Belmont
Front-page headlines revealing devastating cyber attacks on government agencies and the world's largest companies have become a regular occurrence.
By Matthew Thomas, Brett Esber
Like the change in seasons, every few months brings a new report of potential consolidation in the liner shipping sector.
By John Kimball, Matthew Thomas, Brett Esber, Kate Belmont, Jeanne Grasso, Noe Hamra, Susan Witkin
As with the world economy, the shipping markets are currently experiencing a major bout of volatility.
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