2021 Legal Outlook
Perspectives on the New Political Landscape
Changes in leadership in both the White House and Congress are driving new legislative agendas. Perkins Coie attorneys offer their knowledge and perspectives on a range of key issues that may affect businesses and individuals.
A Primer on Federal and State Law Regarding Marijuana, Hemp, and CBD
Food & Consumer Packaged Goods Litigation Year in Review
Celebrating America's Democracy
Ensuring every citizen’s right to vote, protecting free and fair elections, and upholding the integrity of our electoral process are core to our democracy. We commend the role our attorneys and staff have played in the 2020 election cycle.
Need to Defend Your IP?
Look to Our Women Patent Litigators
Perkins Coie’s women patent litigators are scoring major victories for pharmaceutical, technology, imaging, semiconductor, and other companies in courtrooms and venues nationwide. Drawing on deep technical backgrounds, our women-led teams guard and defend clients’ most complex and valuable patents.
DOJ’s First False Claims Act Settlement Against PPP Borrower Signals Robust Fraud Enforcement Ahead
As the government revives its Paycheck Protection Program with hundreds of billions of dollars in additional loans available to small businesses, there are fresh signs that government fraud investigations and whistleblower litigation related to the loan program are ramping up.
US Supreme Court Remands Blaszczak Insider Trading Case Back to the Second Circuit
On January 11, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated an opinion issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in United States v. Blaszczak, which held that a government agency’s confidential information may constitute “property” for the purposes of insider trading cases brought under Title 18 of the U.S. Code.
The Race to a Clean Electricity Future in Washington State Begins With WUTC and Commerce Rules
The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission and the Department of Commerce have recently adopted rules establishing a framework for electric utilities to comply with the Clean Energy Transformation Act to transition away from fossil fuels towards carbon neutral and eventually carbon-free energy.
“Made in America” Executive Order Calls for Expansion and Increased Oversight of Domestic Sourcing Requirements for Government Contracts
On January 25, 2021, President Biden signed an executive order outlining his administration’s policy to increase procurement of U.S.-made products and expand domestic preferences for American-made goods and components purchased by the federal government. In this update, we summarize that executive order and forecast its implications.
Perkins Coie Ranked #1 Best Workplace in the Bay Area by Great Place to Work® and Fortune for 2021
Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that it has been named as the Bay Area’s leading employer by research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune for the first time.
Listen to Perkins Coie attorneys discuss a range of timely legal topics and interview renowned thought leaders for valuable insights on insurance coverage, virtual mediation, white collar defense, and innovative patent strategies in our diverse podcast series.
With patent portfolios valued in billions of dollars, protecting your investments is critical. Inter partes reviews and other evolving post-grant procedures have reduced the time and cost of patent litigation, but it’s uncharted territory. We guide you through the new decisions, practices, and landscape in our post-grant proceedings resource library.
Perkins Coie is proud to announce that it has been named among the 2020 Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” for the 18th consecutive year. This year, the firm ranks 40th on the list.
From developments related to virtual currencies and consumer finance to trends in food litigation, privacy and data security law and more, our 15 blogs offer timely information and insights on a range of topics that affect businesses every day.