The product liability litigation landscape continues to evolve along with the recent regulatory changes, consumer trends and habits, technological advancements, and lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, more state and federal developments are expected to emerge especially as areas that were not previously regulated bring new products to the market.
The reduction of mergers and acquisitions (M&A)-related class actions and the state 1933 Act have driven a significant decline in securities class action filings over the last years. However, despite the decrease in the overall federal filings, special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs)-related cases have doubled, bringing newer litigation risks and additional ramifications in this category.
Trademarks and patents remain critical in promoting innovation and creativity in all industries today. Because of this, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) continues to emphasize the need to secure transparency when it comes to patent ownership. As a result, more and more bills that would modify the patent system to address poor quality patents and safeguard inventions have been recently introduced. Among this surge of bills is the “Restoring the America Invents Act” which aims to amend several issues related to post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide and present an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent developments in The Future of Cryptocurrency: Exploring Current and Anticipated Trends. Speakers will also present all important issues surrounding this significant topic. Join us for this Knowledge Group Webinar!
The rising competition among several industries including the healthcare and digital platforms has continuously challenged economic fairness and posed compliance hurdles for practitioners specifically under the Sherman Act. Some of the violations include price fixing, rigging contract bids, and allocating consumers between businesses that should be competing for them.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide and present an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent developments in Implications of GEICO v. Whiteside on Bad Faith Litigation: A Comprehensive Analysis. Speakers will also present all important issues surrounding this significant topic. Join us for this Knowledge Group Webinar!
The rapid growth of generic drug companies has instigated increased enforcement and litigation activities in the pharmaceutical industry, further complicating the nature of the Hatch-Waxman Act and posing more risks of infringement.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought sharp changes to the tax enforcement priorities of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), specifically in implementing its remote audits. Recently, the IRS and the Treasury Department released proposed treasury regulations related to the electronic filing of certain tax returns and statements. These, along with other significant developments, have been the result of the Biden administration’s efforts to address recent tax compliance issues and controversies.
The damaging effects of money laundering continue to be a global threat today. Not only do they pose risks to economic stability and the overall financial system, but they also constitute significant threats to national security.
The flexible work arrangement has become a norm in the post-pandemic time, presenting hurdles among company decision-makers when it comes to employee classification. Misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor can pose legal risks to employers including liability claims related to employment taxes, interest, and penalties.
IP Rights Enforcement and Technology Implications: Key Considerations and Best Compliance Practices Exploredjasper.alamares2022-01-04T14:46:40-05:00
Technological advancements have paved the way for businesses and organizations to leverage a faster and cheaper information technology (IT) and intellectual property (IP) processing. However, these massive digital trends, which are expected to continue in 2021 and beyond, have prompted unique challenges in the IP sector.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide and present an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent developments in Asbestos Litigation: Demystifying Trends, Developments, and Defense Strategies. Speakers will also present all important issues surrounding this significant topic. Join us for this Knowledge Group Webinar!
A Comprehensive Guide on Anti-Money Laundering: Demystifying Trends, Developments, and Critical IssuesJohn Patrick2022-01-27T13:41:24-05:00
Devising and implementing effective anti-money laundering (AML) compliance programs have always been tricky and challenging. With the rising number of AML violations and the stiffer penalties from recent enforcement actions, businesses and organizations are urged to better assess their existing practices and ensure that these are compliant with the current enforcement priorities.
As cyber incidents become increasingly sophisticated and complex, the Biden administration has to step up its initiatives to ensure the effective implementation of cybersecurity and privacy in both public and private sectors. One of these measures includes the recently signed Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity (EO 14028) which requires the Federal Government to work with the private sector in promoting a safer cyberspace and adapting to the dynamic virtual environment.