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    What’s Trending in Venture Capital?
    We’re more than just observers of major market trends. Through our partnership with Pitchbook-NVCA Venture Monitor, Perkins Coie contributes to the conversation each quarter with analysis of venture capital activity, fundraising, investments, exits and more.

    Legal Implications of AI

    Want to get a grasp on the legal implications of using artificial intelligence (AI) in your enterprise? We cover AI from key angles, including data use in algorithmic training, algorithmic collusion and invention patentability, in our webinar series, “Understanding the Legal Implications of Artificial Intelligence,” available here.
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    On the Pro Bono Front Line

    From the start of 2017, changes in immigration rules and the political landscape motivated unprecedented responses from the legal community. Learn how Perkins Coie contributed and how our pro bono commitment transformed individuals, nonprofits and our communities in the 2017 Pro Bono Annual Report.

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    State of the AR/VR Industry 2018
    Interested in diving deeper into the future of the AR/VR ecosystem? Our recent survey questioned AR/VR industry leaders about their views on technology adoption, industry barriers, investment and acquisition activity, significant legal issues and other topics that are top of mind. Discover what’s next in our 2018 Augmented and Virtual Reality Survey Report.
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    General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
    The GDPR went into effect on May 25, 2018, and for most companies doing business in the EU or monitoring the behavior of individuals in the EU, coming into compliance will require significant time and resources. Here’s what you need to know.
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    Complying with Data Breach Notification Requirements
    When a data breach occurs, all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have breach notification laws that affect your response. Review the current law for each in our comprehensive and newly updated Data Breach Notification Chart.
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    Counsel to Great Bay Area Companies for 20 Years
    Since opening offices in San Francisco and Silicon Valley in 1998, we have guided thousands of hometown innovators whose technology, developments, inventions and investments have changed the world. Learn how Perkins Coie serves as a trusted advisor to the startup founders, established companies, investors and entrepreneurs leading the commercial evolution of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.



12 Questions Retailers Should Ask to Avoid Ghosts of Privacy Breaches Past
As retailers head into the holiday shopping season, the ghosts of privacy breaches past may come to mind just as easily as the 12 days of Christmas carol! From Target to Michael’s to Neiman Marcus, retailers remember these headlines well.
Perkins Coie Joins the Accord Project, Focused on Smart Contracts and Blockchain
Perkins Coie is pleased to announce its partnership with the Accord Project, a consortium dedicated to the development of smart legal contracts using blockchain technology.
Perkins Coie Adds Veteran Telecom Partner Stephanie Roy in Washington, D.C.
Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that Stephanie Roy has joined the firm’s Technology Transactions & Privacy practice as a partner in the Washington, D.C. office. Stephanie also joins the firm’s Communications industry group.



No Joke: EPCRS Voluntary Correction Program Goes Paperless on April 1, 2019
Starting April Fools’ Day, all Voluntary Correction Program (VCP) submissions and fee payments under the IRS’s Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS) must be made online; the IRS will no longer process paper VCP submissions.
French Data Protection Authority Issues Guidance on Application of Blockchain to the GDPR
On September 24, 2018, the French data protection authority, Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), became the first data protection authority to issue written guidance on the intersection of the use of blockchain technology and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
California Takes Steps to Fight Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed Senate Bill No. 820, enacted as California Code of Civil Procedure Section 1001, which places new restrictions on confidentiality provisions in settlement agreements involving sexual harassment/discrimination claims. 
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    What does it take to be a relationship partner?

    IP practice partner Judy Jennison discusses key factors for succeeding as a relationship partner for institutional clients like Microsoft in the Business of Law Podcast. Hosted by Jason Barnwell, Assistant General Counsel of Legal Business, Operations, and Strategy at Microsoft Corporation, the two-part podcast includes David Daggett of Davis Wright Tremaine and Jennison sharing their best practices for innovation and partnering across organizational boundaries. Listen to part one and part two

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    Perkins Coie Marks 16 years on the FORTUNE Best Companies to Work For® List

    Perkins Coie is proud to announce that it has been named among the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies To Work For® for the 16thconsecutive year.   

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