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  • Naomi G. Beer Named National Law Journal’s Employment Law Trailblazer

    Naomi G. Beer, co-chair of GT’s Global Labor & Employment Practice, was named a 2022 Employment Law Trailblazer by the National Law Journal.  Beer is an experienced litigator who focuses her practice on managing complex engagements. She has over 25 years of experience advising clients on all aspects of complex, class action, and multi-district litigation...

  • Staunch Competition – Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants

    On the other side of the pandemic, after record numbers of employee resignations, protecting trade secrets is both challenging and being challenged. This article discusses protecting trade secrets and confidential information in 2022; types of restrictive covenants that are enforceable; and types of restrictive covenants that should be avoided. Click here to read the full...

  • Political Agreement Reached on EU Foreign Subsidies Regulation

    On June 30, 2022, the European Parliament (EP) and the Council announced that they had reached a provisional political agreement on the EU Foreign Subsidies Regulation (FSR). The European Commission (Commission) published an extensive white paper in 2020 stating that foreign subsidies in recent years may have distorted the EU internal market. Foreign subsidies to which the FSR applies...

  • District Court Orders USCIS to Process New I-526 Petitions Throughout Previously Authorized Regional Centers

    On March 11, 2022, Congress passed the “EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act” as part of the Omnibus spending bill. See blog post here. On April 11, 2022, USCIS posted an interpretation of the legislation that would nullify all 600-plus designated regional centers and require all entities to be re-designated in order to be authorized to file petitions...

  • District Court Orders USCIS to Process New I-526 Petitions Throughout Previously Authorized Regional Centers

    On March 11, 2022, Congress passed the “EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act” as part of the Omnibus spending bill. See blog post here. On April 11, 2022, USCIS posted an interpretation of the legislation that would nullify all 600-plus designated regional centers and require all entities to be re-designated in order to be authorized to...

  • New York’s Proposed Moratorium on Cryptocurrency Mining Operations

    On June 2, 2022, the New York Senate passed Senate Bill S6486D (the Bill), which would amend the state’s environmental conservation law and set forth a two-year moratorium on certain cryptocurrency mining operations in the state of New York. The Bill passed the New York Assembly earlier in 2022 and now awaits Gov. Kathy Hochul’s signature. Click...

  • Major Influencers Under the Loupe – Dutch Media Authority Publishes New Policy Rule Effective July 1

    Success comes with a price. As of July 1, 2022, influencers with more than 500,000 followers (“Major Influencers”) will be under Dutch Media Authority (Commissariaat van de Media) supervision due to a new Policy Rule. As such, Major Influencers will be required to comply with additional advertising rules from the Dutch Media Act (Mediawet). This GT...

  • GT Energy & Natural Resources Practice and 13 Attorneys Ranked in the 2022 Legal 500 U.S. Guide

    Thirteen attorneys from the Energy & Natural Resources Practice of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP are recognized in The Legal 500 United States 2022 Guide. The annual Guide once again recognized the firm in Energy Regulation: Conventional Power, Energy Regulation: Oil and Gas, Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power, and Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas. The Greenberg...

  • NYDFS Becomes First US Financial Regulator to Issue Stablecoin Expectations to Virtual Currency Industry

    On June 8, 2022, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) issued a new Regulatory Guidance, setting foundational criterial for USD-backed stablecoins used by DFS-regulated entities. This represents the first U.S. state agency to regulate issuers of stablecoins. Generally, issuers that currently issue U.S.-dollar-backed stablecoins under DFS supervision are expected to come into...

  • Another Micro-Captive-Case Loss: 10th Circuit Affirms Tax Court Ruling in Reserve Medical Corp. v. Commissioner

    On May 13, 2022, in Reserve Mechanical Corporation v. Commissioner,[1] the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit affirmed a Tax Court decision that a micro-captive insurance company did not qualify for the exemption from income tax as a small insurance company under I.R.C. § 501(c)(15). Click here to read the full GT Alert.

  • In Viking River Cruises, US Supreme Court Sides With Employers: Individual PAGA Claims Are Arbitrable – For Now

    In a victory for California employers, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) requires enforcement of arbitration agreements that waive an employee’s right to bring a Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) claim on a representative basis – requiring such claims be brought on an individual basis...

  • Greenberg Traurig Secures Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Victory in Solar Facility Development Dispute

    In a much anticipated and closely watched case, global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, led by Boston office attorneys John F. (Jay) Farraher, Jr., David C. Fixler, and John J. Griffin, Jr., with assistance from Courtney R. Foley, secured a victory on behalf of a solar developer in a case of first impression before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC). Continue reading...

  • Procedure or Substance and Natural or Built Under the ERA

    This column seeks to sharpen up two large issues under the first sentence of Section 27 of the Environmental Rights Amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution, Article I, the one granting an environmental right. First, is that right substantive or procedural? Second, does the right apply to all environments, or just to “traditional environmental media?” Click...

  • The New VBER and Vertical Guidelines Explained: Key Takeaways

    On 10 May 2022, the European Commission adopted the long-awaited new Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (VBER) and the new accompanying Vertical Guidelines (Guidelines). The VBER entered into force on 1 June 2022 and is valid for 12 years. It allows for a one-year transitional period for existing agreements to align with the VBER and Guidelines. Continue reading the full...

  • US Ends COVID-19 Testing Requirement for Inbound Air Travelers

    As of June 12, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) no longer requires air passengers traveling to the United States from a foreign country to show a negative COVID-19 test. Continue reading the full GT Alert.

  • Chicago Amends Its Sexual Harassment Ordinance

    The Chicago City Council enacted amendments to the City’s Human Rights Ordinance that take effect July 1, 2022. The amendments: Expand the definitions of the sexual harassment and sexual orientation; Require new written policy and notice content; Require more extensive harassment training; Establish a longer statute of limitations for employees to file complaints under the...

  • US Ends COVID-19 Testing Requirement for Inbound Air Travelers

    As of June 12, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) no longer requires air passengers traveling to the United States from a foreign country to show a negative COVID-19 test. Continue reading the full GT Alert.

  • June 30 Webinar | The Proposed CPRA Regulations: What to look for, deciding whether to comment, and how to prepare

    UPDATE: The program, “The Proposed CPRA (California Privacy Rights Act) Regulations: What to look for, deciding whether to comment, and how to prepare,” originally scheduled to take place on Thursday, June 30 has been rescheduled as Chairperson Urban of the CPPA recently indicated that she will provide additional information regarding the timeline for public comment...

  • Do privacy frameworks ensure that a company is compliant with data privacy laws?

    No. A privacy framework describes a set of standards or concepts around which a company bases its privacy program. Typically, a privacy framework does not attempt to include all privacy-related requirements imposed by law or account for the privacy requirements of any particular legal system or regime. As a result, a company can utilize a...

  • U.S. and EU Data Privacy Compliance in the Health Care Space – June 29 Webinar

    The Boston Patent Law Association’s Computer Law Committee is hosting the webinar “U.S. and EU Data Privacy Compliance in the Healthcare Space” Wednesday, June 29 at 12 p.m. EST. Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Gretchen A. Ramos, co-chair of the firm’s Global Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, will be a panelist on the webinar, and Greenberg Traurig...

  • GT’s Environmental Practice Recognized in The Legal 500 United States 2022 Guide

    Thirty-one attorneys in 12 U.S. offices from the Environmental Practice of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP are recognized in The Legal 500 United States 2022 Guide. David B. Weinstein was recognized in the U.S. Guide as a “Leading Lawyer” for Dispute Resolution > Product Liability, Mass Tort, and Class Action – Defense: Toxic Tort and Troy A. Eid as a “Leading Lawyer”...

  • California State Assembly Introduces Legislation to Establish Digital Financial Assets Law

    On June 7, 2022, California State Assembly Banking and Finance Committee Chair Timothy Grayson introduced legislation, Assembly Bill (AB) 2269, sponsored by the Consumer Federation of California, that will establish the Digital Financial Assets Law. The legislation aims to give the cryptocurrency industry regulatory clarity and consumer protections by licensing and regulating the activities of...

  • June 23 Webinar | California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA): Understanding Your HR and B2B Compliance Obligations

    The CCPA’s (California Consumer Privacy Act) exemption on human resources (HR) and business-to-business (B2B) personal information expires on January 1, 2023 when the CPRA takes effect. Unlike the other new state privacy laws effective in 2023, the CPRA will apply to personal information that a business collects from its employees, job applicants, independent contractors and business contacts,...

  • GT’s Environmental Practice Recognized in 2022 Chambers USA Guide

    The 2022 Chambers USA Guide recognized the Environmental Practice of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP on its nationwide list of the top 31 environment practices in the country. The editors also ranked the firm’s Environmental Practice in Colorado, Florida, New York, and Pennsylvania. The editors ranked individual members of the Environmental Practice in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Illinois,

  • Are companies required to allow individuals to appeal denied data subject requests?

    All modern data privacy statutes allow individuals the ability to request that organizations take certain actions in relation to their personal information. Organizations are not always required to take the actions requested, however, and often exercise discretion in terms of how to handle a data subject request. For example, if an individual asks an organization...

  • GT’s Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Recognized in 2022 Chambers USA Guide

    The Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP is recognized in the 2022 Chambers USA Guide. The guide, which is researched by UK-based Chambers and Partners and is based on thousands of interviews with practicing lawyers and clients, ranked the practice Band 1 for Nationwide Privacy & Data Security: Highly Regarded. This is the...

  • GT Newsletter | Competition Currents | June 2022

    The June 2022 issue of Greenberg Traurig’s Competition Currents is out, highlighting significant developments in global antitrust and competition law for clients and colleagues. Click here to read the full newsletter.

  • What types of data are subject to a deletion request?

    Modern state privacy laws confer upon individuals the ability to ask for their personal information to be deleted. Statutes differ, however, in the scope of the “deletion right.” For example, some states only permit consumers to request the deletion of personal information that the consumer provided to the organization (allowing the organization to keep personal...

  • GT Newsletter | Competition Currents | June 2022

    The June 2022 issue of Greenberg Traurig’s Competition Currents is out, highlighting significant developments in global antitrust and competition law for clients and colleagues. Click here to read the full newsletter.

  • WEBINAR | Renewables Mid-Year Check – M&A, Tax Equity and Finance Markets

    Please join Greenberg Traurig Co-Heads of Energy Project Finance Jeff Chester and John Eliason for an insightful mid-year discussion on the state of the renewable energy market, trends, and what to expect for the rest of 2022. The webinar, co-hosted by GT and CohnReznick Capital, will take place June 28, 2022 from 12 p.m. to...

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