Foley & Lardner LLP

  • Cloudy outlook

    Fortunately, in most forms of compliance, a concrete set of rules and regulations enforced by a government or state agency helps to shape corporate policies. Unfortunately, that rule of thumb goes out the window when approaching cloud compliance.

  • Proactive regulation

    I recently spoke with Lisa M. Noller, partner at Foley & Lardner, about her views on current regulatory trends. Noller identified three primary trends.

  • Alphabet nation

    In large corporations, like those in the Fortune 500, the legal and compliance departments have to learn to deal with these regulators in order to ensure that everything is in order and day-to-day business can continue on unimpeded.

  • FedEx indictment debated

    The recent indictment of FedEx for transporting pharmaceuticals from illegal online pharmacies has caused a lot of controversy.

  • The White House makes moves towards an improved U.S. patent system

    The White House is officially taking strides towards reducing frivolous patent lawsuits. It will start by attempting to make it easy to identify who owns patents and by updating review processes to ensure that fewer weak patents are granted.

  • Leveraging intellectual property to impact shareholder value

    One question that companies may have about IP is how to leverage it to impact shareholder value, and this was the topic of a session at the Women, Influence & Power in Law event this week in Washington, D.C.

  • Regulatory: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    The bureau has a lot of regulatory power at its disposal. It has already issued its first regulation, and many, many more are expected, indeed, mandated by a variety of provisions of Title X of the Dodd-Frank Act.

  • Regulatory: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    Definitional interlude - What's in; what's not.

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