XR Industry Insider: 2021 XR Survey Report
Bright Post-Pandemic Future for Immersive Technology
According to our fifth XR Survey Report, created in partnership with the XR Association, immersive technology has become even more popular over the last year and is facing a promising future. Respondents were confident that our usage of immersive technology will greatly increase as we enter a post-pandemic world.
2021 Pro Bono Report
When times became tough, our pro bono volunteers met new and ongoing challenges in racial justice, prisoners’ rights, food insecurity, immigration, and much more. Learn how resilience and commitment helped us make an impact on our communities in our new Pro Bono Report.
Advancing Racial Equality
It All Starts With the Board
CORPORATE POLITICAL ACTIVITY
Helping Companies Meet the Current Political Moment
As states across the country consider new voting laws and restrictions, companies are under increasing pressure to speak out. How can your company take a stand on social or political issues while navigating the rules on corporate political activity?
Celebrating Women Innovators
Perkins Coie is proud to launch Le[a]dBetter Imagine, honoring women inventors and their critical contributions to advancing innovation. The program aims to help close the gender gap in patenting and help make gender equality in technology leadership a reality.
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.
News & Insights
New Rules Regarding Repayment of Candidate Loans
Last month, a three-judge federal district court struck down as unconstitutional a provision of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (BCRA), which limited the amount of money a candidate’s authorized committee could raise after an election to repay personal loans made by the candidate with respect to that same election.
Perkins Coie Stands Against Antisemitism
Perkins Coie LLP stands against hate, racism, xenophobia, and discrimination in any form and against any person or group. In this statement, we specifically condemn the alarming rise in attacks against Jews, and we stand in solidarity with our Jewish colleagues, clients, and friends as we denounce antisemitism in all its forms.
NIST Seeks Comment on Proposals to Identify and Manage Bias in Artificial Intelligence
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently published “A Proposal for Identifying and Managing Bias in Artificial Intelligence,” a special publication that is part of a series of documents and workshops focused on developing a framework for trustworthy artificial intelligence.
Washington Issues Wildfire Smoke Emergency Rule
The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) filed a new emergency rule on July 16, 2021, that provides increased protection to employees who are exposed to wildfire smoke. The rule took effect immediately, though enforcement for various provisions is slightly delayed.
Washington State Issues Emergency Heat Exposure Rules to Protect Outdoor Workers
On July 9, 2021, in the wake of an extreme heat wave that resulted in record-high temperatures, Washington became the second state in the Pacific Northwest to announce emergency rules that provide hot weather protection to outdoor workers.
AMLA 2020 Series Part 1: New and Expansive Beneficial Ownership Reporting Requirements
As we reported in April, the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 (AMLA 2020) aims to strengthen protections against money laundering, terrorism financing, and other illegal activities through a variety of mechanisms, including new corporate reporting requirements, enhanced penalties, and new offenses for conduct that may facilitate money laundering.
Oregon OSHA Issues Emergency Heat Safety Rules
On July 8, 2021, Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) adopted emergency rules implementing requirements for employers to protect workers from the dangers of high and extreme heat, including providing access to shade and cool water, cool-down breaks, training, and other measures.
Three Ways President Biden’s Executive Order Affects the Telecom and Tech Sector
President Biden’s recent “Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy” (Order) promotes fair competition regulations across a diverse group of key U.S. industries, including telecom, technology, banking and finance, and agriculture.
Perkins Coie is proud to rank among the top 25 companies on Fortune’s 2021 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For® in America. The firm ranks 23rd, marking our highest-ever ranking out of the 19 consecutive years we have been on the list. Read more.
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.
Perkins Coie is proud to announce that it has been ranked as the #1 U.S. employer among the 2021 “Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services” by Great Place to Work®. Twenty-five large companies are ranked in the annual survey. Read more.
Economic changes and government responses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic created unique challenges for the consumer finance industry. Perkins Coie’s report offers an analysis of the past year’s most noteworthy regulatory developments and litigation outcomes in the mortgage lending and servicing industry.
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.