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  • Regulatory priority

    In many ways, 2014 was the Year of the Data Breach. That year saw cyber-events at the Home Depot, JPMorgan Chase and Sony Entertainment, and the trend followed into 2015, with healthcare providers and government agencies showing that they, too, are vulnerable to attack. All of the incumbent attention that...

  • Should federal government be shut down on Oct. 1?

    “Before adopting this approach, supporters … should ask what they will do differently this time to keep from suffering the same disasters suffered by their predecessors,” says attorney John Cooney.

  • Marijuana in Colorado, Washington, DC and beyond: A legal overview

    With new ballot initiatives surrounding marijuana appearing every year, the legal issues surrounding marijuana will become more and more relevant to our nation’s employers, especially those tasked with managing their legal risks and compliance. It is the company’s in-house counsel who will be charged with understanding the interplay between federal...

  • The FDA's new menu labeling rules

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued its rules requiring that calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards of chains (including franchise systems) with at least 20 units operating under the same name.

  • Proposed federal cybersecurity legislation

    Changes are on the horizon in the privacy and data security area for companies that obtain, use and/or store certain electronic personal data. Two proposed federal laws have the potential to change how entities that suffer a data breach involving such information must notify affected customers and facilitate increased information...

  • Going green: The guide to doing business with the marijuana industry, part 2

    Part one of this series disussed how to understand the federal government's stance on "legalized" marijuana. For more best practices on how to do business with the marijuana industry, see below:

  • Going green: The guide to doing business with the marijuana industry, part 1

    Any business that provides services, products, or otherwise engages in business with the marijuana industry needs to understand and manage various unique legal and compliance risks associated with such business relationships

  • State sanctions remain possible even if Iran deal gets approved

    “I would advise state legislators interested in maintaining the traditional American position on Iran to pass any and all divestment measures they can, and use the full strength of the federal authorization to do so,” Northwestern Law Professor Eugene Kontorovich said.

  • Skeptical questions posed on Iran deal

    Kerry – and his administration colleagues – found themselves getting grilled about details in the agreement, and pressure is mounting on many Democrats to reject the deal.

  • The future of preemption

    For FDA (Food and Drug Administration)-regulated companies, federal preemption can provide a potentially powerful defense to state tort claims. In recent years, the U.S. Supreme Court has decided numerous preemption cases, each emphasizing the highly context-sensitive nature of the inquiry. Determining when preemption applies and how to deploy it to...

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