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Fast Take: Blockchain

Blockchain has the potential to democratize energy deregulation. It’s the natural next step in a process that started in the 1990s when the federal government separated electric generation, transmission and distribution. Companies are now building platforms on the blockchain that will allow...

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Key Issues as FERC Moves into 2018

Akin Gump's Chip Cannon and David Applebaum take a look at the new FERC commission and its upcoming priorities. Their remarks have been edited for length and style. CCBJ: Tell us about changes in FERC leadership and what that means for the commission’s priorities. Chip Cannon: We...

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Autonomous Vehicles Arrive: Connected cars bring excitement – and regulatory challenges

The age of autonomous cars – or at least highly connected ones – is upon us, and things are only going to get more interesting (and complicated) in the years to come. Attorneys at Akin Gump, like Susan Lent, Kevin Cadwell and Natasha Kohne, are already working with clients, and...

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Insurance | InsurTech

InsurTech Innovators Roil Staid Sector: Regulators work overtime to keep pace with transformative changes

Shawn Hanson and Nick Gregory are attorneys in the San Francisco office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Their practices both focus on insurance, and for a sector not widely known as an innovation hotbed, there is a tremendous amount going on in what is called InsurTech. Since 2011,...

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Life Sciences

Changes in the Law Leave Life Sciences Litigators Dancing as Fast as They Can: Lawyers also await guidance from the FDA

Steven Maslowski, an IP litigator at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, handles cases on the cutting edge of life sciences. It’s a complicated place to be these days, as the courts are sorting through changes in the law and litigators are waiting for guidance from the Food and Drug...

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Getting in Line with the New Regulations: Cybersecurity rules from the New York Department of Financial Services are broad and complicated

Michelle Reed, a litigator at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and co-leader of the firm's cybersecurity privacy and data protection group, breaks down what the New York Department of Financial Services’ new cybersecurity regulations mean for covered entities and the in-house...

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Investors See Changes – and Opportunities: Big reforms in India have the economy humming

American lawyer John Holton advises clients on emerging markets in Asia from the London office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. He has much to say about the current pro-business government in India, why registration with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission under the U.S....

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