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Q4 TRENDS TO WATCH
Food and CPG Legal Trends—Q4 2023
Corporate Transparency Act: What To Know and Expect
New Podcast: The Persuasion Occasion
Multigenerational Perspectives on Successful Negotiations and Dispute Resolution
Fifth Circuit Win
Washington Health Law
My Health My Data Act (MHMD)
News & Insights
Food Safety Focus: FDA Updates Draft HARPC Guidance for Human Food
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently published revisions to its multichapter draft guidance for industry on Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls (HARPC) for Human Food (the Draft Guidance). 89 Fed. Reg. 7315.
BARDA BioMaP-Consortium Up and Running
In a previous Update, we reported on the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority’s (BARDA) plans to implement the new Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Preparedness-Consortium (BioMaP-Consortium or Consortium), which was created to ensure the nation’s preparedness in the face of a future pandemic or other biomedical threat.
State Antitrust Lawsuit Challenges NCAA Recruitment Rules
Before the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark 1984 decision in National Collegiate Athletic Ass’n. v. Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma, the NCAA restricted the number of football games that could be televised and threatened to “take disciplinary action” against schools that exceeded their quota.
EPA’s Latest PFAS Push Targets Nine Substances Under RCRA
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan signed two proposed rules related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and the agency’s corrective action authority under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) on January 31, 2024.
FTC Brings First Standalone Section 5 Unfairness Claims for Unreasonable Data Retention and Inaccurate Breach Notice
On February 1, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a complaint and proposed consent order against Blackbaud, Inc. concerning a 2020 data security incident that included a ransomware demand and payment.
For decades, we have been intentional and consistent in our efforts to increase the diversity of our workforce and to advance the values of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. Today, we are a far more diverse firm than ever before. We take pride in that diversity, and we see it as a core strength of our firm. It is key to our culture, our values, and our business strategy. It is fundamental to the way we connect with and serve our clients.
As we consider the Supreme Court decision limiting the consideration of race in university admissions, we re-affirm our commitment to building a more diverse and inclusive workplace and legal profession. Our methods for fulfilling that commitment may evolve over time as the legal landscape changes; our commitment will remain steadfast.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues have long been fundamental to many of the world’s leading companies and asset managers. Today more than ever, corporate founders, executives, and boards of directors also recognize that a well-executed ESG strategy adds value, reduces risks, and builds a more informed and resilient organization.
The Black Boardroom Initiative aims to increase the number of Black executives on S&P 500 corporate boards to one in eight by 2028 and will initially focus on Washington state.
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