• Cybersecurity litigation: The tip of the iceberg, part two: Regulation and legislation

    Late July through mid-August 2015 brought three hacks that may signal increasing regulator involvement in cybersecurity: the first automobile recall based on cybersecurity vulnerabilities (FCA US LLC’s recall of 1.4 million vehicles); the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s instruction that hospitals cease using the Hospira pump, a computerized system for...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Alphabet soup

    The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) was seen as the most important new patent law in a half century when it was approved in 2011. The law basically moved the U.S. patent system from a “first to invent” to a “first inventor to file” system. It also allowed for inter...

  • Strategies for in-house counsel to maximize coordination of multidisciplinary products liability litigation

    The days of standalone products liability litigation are gone, at least when the claim is that a product has a design or warning flaw that led to death or serious injury. When such claims arise, companies need a unified, multidisciplinary approach to address the array of adversaries and audiences they...

  • Schiff Hardin’s Cipriano helps drive change in Illinois law

    When two of Schiff Hardin’s clients had a business objective that didn’t fit with existing Illinois law and regulations, the firm didn’t tell the client “no,” according to partner Renee Cipriano, who serves as deputy practice group leader for environmental. “Instead of just advising our clients that the law did...

  • 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.

  • Deborah P. Majoras, General Counsel, Procter & Gamble

    Susan Markel of AlixPartners talks government vs. in-house, women in law and more with Deborah P. Majoras, the current GC of Procter & Gamble and former chairman of the FTC.

  • Six things to know about the EB-5 reform bill

    On June 3rd, Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) introduced Senate Bill 1501 to reauthorize the EB-5 regional center program, which is set to expire in September. The proposal would extend the program for five more years and would include significant changes about which EB-5 attorneys and their...

  • Concerns arise about new patent bills

    “We are very concerned … about provisions that were added that modify the inter partes review (IPR) program at the USPTO,” Matthew Levy said.

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