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January 6, 2021, Commercial Dispute Resolution

Louise Freeman spoke with Commercial Dispute Resolution about the UK Supreme Court’s judgment in Mastercard v. Merricks, a decision with implications for the country’s class actions regime. Ms. Freeman says that the decision “breathes new life into the class action regime, under which no classes have been certified since it was introduced in 2015.” The ...

January 6, 2021, MedTech Insight

Scott Danzis is quoted in MedTech Insight regarding the FDA’s final guidance on its new Safer Technologies Program for Medical Devices (STeP) program, which is intended to provide additional support to developers of medical devices that significantly improve on existing products. Mr. Danzis says that STeP is a "welcome complement" to the FDA's Breakthrough ...

January 5, 2021, Law.com International

Louise Nash is quoted in Law.com International regarding the key life sciences and technology legal developments she expects to see in 2021. Ms. Nash senses there will be “high levels of activity across all areas, but particularly in life sciences and technology, which have generated a lot of corporate and regulatory work.” She adds, “Life sciences and ...

January 4, 2021, Bloomberg Law

Micaela McMurrough is quoted in Bloomberg Law regarding a new law setting cybersecurity standards for Internet of Things devices that federal agencies buy. Ms. McMurrough says “The statute leverages the purchasing power of the federal government to raise the floor on IoT device cybersecurity.”

January 3, 2021, Law360

Jean Veta spoke with Law360 about the fallout from the Paycheck Protection Program fraud. Ms. Veta says 2021 could be the year that the federal government broadens its pursuit of PPP fraudsters to include the banks and other lenders that served them. Although the program did not require financial institutions to rigorously vet PPP loan applicants. Some banks ...

January 3, 2021, Law360

Anne Termine spoke with Law360 about the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s expected focus on mitigating climate risks in 2021. Ms. Termine says, “A lot of it requires action outside of the CFTC, but I think the agency is ready to join in on discussion and provide regulations for their registered entities as necessary.” 

January 3, 2021, Law360

Jennifer Johnson spoke with Law360 about the FCC’s spectrum sharing decision. Ms. Johnson says spectrum reorganization efforts are a prime area for cooperation in an evenly split FCC. “The expectation going forward under a Biden administration would be that there would be more coordination, and we'd be less likely to see those interagency disputes. There's ...

January 3, 2021, Law360

Lindsey Tonsager and Kurt Wimmer are quoted in Law360 regarding the major cybersecurity and privacy policy issues to watch in 2021. Ms. Tonsager spoke about the ramp up in California Consumer Privacy Act enforcement. She says, “The agency [California Privacy Protection Agency] will have the broadest authority in the country to issue regulations on topics like ...

January 3, 2021, Law360

Dan Russell spoke with Law360 about derivative sovereign immunity for a government contractor claiming to have acted on behalf of U.S. instruction. What's at stake is whether federal contractors facing similar claims have a quick route for potentially cutting off a suit, or face years of often-complex litigation, according to Mr. Russell. “The reason why ...