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Litigation

Regulation in the Medical Device Industry: FDA insider lays out the issues

MCC: During your tenure at the FDA, there was a strong focus on medical product safety. What prompted such attention? Brown: Over the course of my time at the FDA in a couple different capacities starting in 2010, the issue of medical product safety, including medical device safety, was a...

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Regulatory & Compliance

Communications and Technology 2015 Forecast

Communications and technology regulators have fertile ground for issues under consideration in 2015, including: A new net neutrality proposal from the FCC Continuing work on the broadcast incentive auction (BIA) New spectrum bands for wireless broadband service In aviation,...

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Board of Directors

Top 10 Topics for Directors

Top 10 Topics for Directors Strategic Planning Challenges: For the fourth year in a row, strategic planning tops the list. Overseeing the company’s direction is a core board responsibility, often requiring directors to step back and look at the company’s business from the...

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Media | Technology

Insider’s View on Cybersecurity in the TMT Sector

MCC: You bring a unique perspective to the issues facing players in the technology, media and telecom (TMT) sector. With government, business and private practice experience, substantive expertise in antitrust, data breach/cybersecurity and other areas, and a view of issues...

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Energy

2014 Year-End Energy Briefing

2014 Year-End Energy Briefing The Editor presents a summary of an energy briefing hosted by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, held on December 10, 2014, and featuring energy industry updates along 5 topics from 12 members of the firm’s Global Energy and Transaction team. Moderating...

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Anti-Corruption

Supreme Court Declines to Review 3rd Circuit Ruling; Crime-Fraud Exception to Attorney-Client Privilege Decision Persists

On November 10, 2014, the Supreme Court (No. 14-389) declined to review the 3rd Circuit decision (No. 13-1237), In Re: Grand Jury Subpoena, leaving intact the 3rd Circuit’s ruling on the proper bounds of the crime-fraud exception to the attorney-client privilege. In the...

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Appellate Law

SCOTUS: A Recap Of The October 2013 Term

Winkler: There’s been a longstanding debate about whether the Roberts Court is business-friendly. While there are different points of view, from an academic perspective, it’s pretty clear that the current Justices lean decidedly in favor of business interests.[1] This term, business...

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