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Suit By 22 State Attorneys General Seeks to Block FCC’s Net Neutrality Repeal

Suit By 22 State Attorneys General Seeks to Block FCC’s Net Neutrality Repeal

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The AGs’ complaint argues that the vote last month by the Republican-controlled FCC was an “arbitrary and capricious” change to regulations, according to The Los Angeles Times<

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Workplace Lawyers Race Against the Trump Clock

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Labor lawyers rush to lock in payouts ahead of a shifting legal landscape, according to a Bloomberg report.

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Littler Adds Shareholder Anne LaWer to San Jose Office

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Anne S. LaWer has joined Employment and labor law firm Littler as a shareholder in the San Jose office. LaWer joins from GCA Law Partners in the Bay Area.

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Dykema Appoints Reed R. Heimbecher as Minneapolis Office Managing Member

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Dykema announced that Reed R Heimbecher has been appointed as office managing member of its Minneapolis office.

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Hogan Lovells Adds Partner Kevin Keenan to Houston Office

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Kevin Keenan has joined Hogan Lovells’ Houston office as a partner in the Infrastructure, Energy, Resources, and Projects practice.

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Download: How to Prepare Your Business for 2018 GDPR Requirements

Download: How to Prepare Your Business for 2018 GDPR Requirements

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In May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect, requiring companies that do business in Europe to adjust their strategies for data management.

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Corporations May Dodge Billions in U.S. Taxes Through New Loophole: Experts

Corporations May Dodge Billions in U.S. Taxes Through New Loophole: Experts

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The loophole involves the tax rates — 15.5 percent or 8 percent — that companies must pay on $2.6 trillion in profits they are holding abroad, according to Reuters.

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Judge Fines Environmental Attorneys $52,000 for ‘Frivolous’ Injection Well Suit

Judge Fines Environmental Attorneys $52,000 for ‘Frivolous’ Injection Well Suit

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A federal judge has ordered a pair of attorneys for an environmental group to pay $52,000 in legal fees to an energy company because, the judge said, they filed a “frivolous” legal challenge to a fracking waste injection well in Pennsylvania, according to a report by StateImpact.

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Webinar: Contractors and the New Era of Cyber Compliance

Webinar, Jan. 25, 2018, 2 p.m. EST
Washington Technology will present a complimentary webinar on Jan. 25, 2018, to discuss new compliance requirements for securing government data contractor networks.

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Earning Trust in Contract Negotiations

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Dennis Garcia, an assistant attorney general of Microsoft Corp., offers a collection of best practices that all lawyers can embrace to help earn trust during the contract lifecycle.

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Former Indiana State Majority Leader Joins Barnes & Thornburg in DC

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Former Indiana Senate Majority Leader Brandt Hershman has joined Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Washington, D.C., office as an of counsel attorney in the firm’s Government Services and Finance Department.

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Milwaukee Employee Benefits Attorney Joins Quarles & Brady’s Labor & Employment Group

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The law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that Michael Wieber has joined the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group, Employee Benefits team, as of counsel in its Milwaukee office.

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Dykema Appoints Jeff Huron as Managing Member of Its Los Angeles Office

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Jeffrey G. Huron has been appointed as the office managing member of Dykema’s Los Angeles Office.

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Former FINRA Associate GC Brant Brown Joins Willkie’s Washington Office

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Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP announced that Brant Brown, former FINRA associate general counsel, has joined the firm as counsel in the Washington office. Brown’s hire is the latest regulatory addition to the firm’s Washington office in recent months.

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Former American Airlines General Counsel Recalls Turbulent Years

Former American Airlines General Counsel Recalls Turbulent Years

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The Dallas Business Journal looks inside “Twelve Years of Turbulence: The Inside Story of American Airlines’ Battle for Survival,” scheduled for release in February.

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Timing of $24 Million Stock Sale by Intel CEO Draws Scrutiny

Timing of $24 Million Stock Sale by Intel CEO Draws Scrutiny

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The sales reduced the CEO’s holdings in company stock by 50 percent to the minimum number of shares he’s required to own, according to Intel corporate policy.

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Uber Ex-GC Involved in Data-Hiding System to Foil Police Raids: Sources

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Bloomberg, citing three people with knowledge of the system, reports that, between spring 2015 until late 2016, Uber used a system designed to thwart police raids in foreign countries.

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International HR – Offer Letters and Employment Contracts

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When a U.S. company decides to hire an employee in another country, the question of whether to send the applicant an offer letter inevitably arises, writes Samina Weil in the Fisher Phillips Cross Border Employer Blog.

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Defend, Indemnify, Hold Harmless – What This Contract Language Means for A/E Professionals

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J. Brandon Sieg of Vandeventer Black LLP addresses the question of what is meant when a contract requires an architect or engineer to “defend, indemnify, and hold harmless” the project owner for specific (or not so specific) types of claims that might arise in the future.

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Vendor Risk Management as Applied to Fintech Contracts

Vendor Risk Management as Applied to Fintech Contracts

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Regulatory compliance is an area of fundamental concern – not only for strategic investors – but also for financial institutions contracting for services from financial technology providers, warns Adam Chernichaw of White & Case.

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