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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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To Make Deals in Hospitality Today, You Need to Be Creative: As the challenges mount, lawyers need to adapt

Given the complications that the hospitality sector faces these days, from cross-border deals to mega-mergers to disrupters crashing the business, the environment can appear at times almost inhospitable. But John Allen Bain and his firm, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, fresh from their...

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European Union (EU)

Preparing for Big Changes: With Brexit and new privacy rules rolling out from the EU, multinationals have a lot to think about.

Two major events are slowly playing out in Europe. Each will have a major effect on the future of law and business there, and companies on both sides of the Atlantic are scrambling to adjust. MCC spoke with Davina Garrod and Jasper Helder, partners at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in...

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