Class action litigation remains pervasive in the food space, while dietary supplement manufacturers are facing increased scrutiny – and filings – by consumers and the Plaintiff’s bar. This comprehensive discussion will cover pending litigation and recent cases challenging product labels and marketing claims involving flavors, geographic origins, product benefits, “health halos,” serving sizes, and more.
Consumer surveys and economic analyses can be critical in the class certification stage of a lawsuit. Panelists will discuss how to gather and compellingly present survey and economic data, how such reports have appeared to impact recent court decisions, and share what role this type of information should play in future cases.
Program: NFT’s and Smart Contracts
Everyone is tokenizing things these days. A non-fungible token (NFT) represents ownership of a digital or physical asset which is typically created via a smart contract and recorded on a blockchain. The NFT market has exploded recently with eye-popping sales as high as $69 million for an NFT based on a piece of digital art. While NFTs present great opportunities for brands, artists, musicians, game companies and other IP owners to monetize their IP, they also present an array of potential legal issues. This panel of IP attorneys, who are highly experienced with NFTs, will examine the intersection between non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and IP. The panel will provide an introduction to NFTs, examine IP protection and licensing issues, discuss strategies for liability avoidance and identify best practices for monitoring for and addressing infringement.
Game On! Summit 2021 is a 3-day virtual conference celebrating the essence of Gaming, Art, Music and Entertainment (GAME) industries by bringing together passionate gamers, artists, developers, investors and fans in a true-to-spirit gamified environment. If you are a hardcore Gaming fan or Art / Music enthusiast or an Entertainment aficionado keen to learn more about how new technologies like Blockchain & NFTs are transforming this space, this is the conference to be at!
Covering Your Digital Assets: Intellectual Property Rights and Gaming. Protecting your brand in games.
Moderator: Esme Pau | Senior Director at Head of Research, Emerging Technolog at China Tonghai Securities Ltd.
Panellist 1: Jim Gatto | Blockchain and Digital Currency Team Leader at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Panellist 2: Hank Leung | Partner at Bird & Bird
Panellist 3: Simon Read | CEO at KwikTrust
48th Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law & Policy
Join antitrust agency heads and leading academics, practitioners and in-house counsel from around the globe for a live 3-day conference (also to be broadcast live for registered attendees). Sheppard Mullin antitrust partner John Carroll will be moderating the following panel:
John Carroll, Partner, Sheppard Mullin, Washington DC
Gabriella Muscolo, Member of the Board, Italian Competition Commission, Rome
Johannes Holzwarth, Case Handler Officer, DG COMP, Belgium (confirmed per Robert)
Scott Hemphill, NYU law professor, New York (focuses on IP/Antitrust/Innovation)
Serge Moresi, Vice President, Charles James, Washington DC (expert in industrial organization/game theory)
Koren Wong-Ervin, Antitrust Partner, Axinn (law firm), Washington DC
The Women in Healthcare Leadership Collaborative invites you to join us for a new 2-part Series on Physician Compensation, starting on September 30, 2021.
Led by Sheppard Mullin’s regulatory attorneys, Part 1 of the series will review critical changes made to the “group practice” definition of the Stark Law that are set to take effect on January 1, 2022, and which will impact physician compensation structures. Physician-owned practices should be aware of these fast approaching changes and make necessary adjustments to ensure continued compliance with the Stark Law. We will discuss both the nature of these changes and potential strategies to adjust compensation methodologies.
For Part 2 of the series, we are partnering with experts in the industry to take a deeper dive into structuring effective physician compensation models, whether you are in a fee-for-service or value based context. Details regarding Part 2 of the series to follow.
Join us to learn about a number of recently approved and pending citywide changes to the New York City Zoning Resolution, including the Permanent Open Restaurants Text Amendment, the FRESH Food Stores amendment, the Health and Fitness Text Amendment, and the Elevate Transit: Zoning for Accessibility text amendment. We will also provide an update on the Citywide Hotel Text Amendment. Together, these changes to the Zoning Resolution will impact development sites and properties throughout New York City. We will discuss details of these changes, whether they impose (or in some cases lift) additional requirements on new development, and what else property owners and developers need to know.
Event Sponsor: American Health Law Association
This important program brings together legal counsel, compliance officers, and government representatives for an invaluable learning and networking opportunity. The planning committee is working hard to put together a program that will address emerging regulatory trends, recent case law and legislative developments, and how they will affect legal and compliance practices in health care.
Join Erica Kraus and Ty Kayam, on the Fraud and Compliance Considerations for Telemedicine and Digital Health: Navigating the Emerging Landscape panel.
For more information and to register, please click here.
Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) and Intellectual Property Intersection: Licensing, Monitoring, and Enforcement Strategies
10.08.2021 | 10:45 PDT
Event Sponsor: Oregon State Bar and Technology Law Section
James Gatto, Sheppard Mullin, Washington, DC
Please join us for Sheppard Mullin's California Labor & Employment Law Update Fall 2021 Webinar. This year, employers will have to face many new developments in California labor and employment laws that will significantly affect the way they run their day-to-day business operations. We will provide you with analysis and insights on these new laws and offer practical advice and helpful tools to ensure compliance and protect your company from liability in the workplace. Topics will include:
Cybersecurity rules and best practices for government contractors are complex and constantly evolving. From the FAR and DFARS, to agency-specific requirements and President Biden’s Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity (EO 14028), there is a lot to digest and understand. This session will explore the current landscape and expected future state of cyber for companies that do business with the federal government.
We will cover how to identify sensitive unclassified information that needs to be protected and requirements for safeguarding that information as well as the roll out of the Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program and expected final regulations and guidance on cyber incident reporting, critical software, and more under the Executive Order.