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POPLAR CRITCHLEY, KINUM & DENOIA SKOLOFF & WOLFE CHIESA SHAHINIAN & GIANTOMASI LOUIS & RUSSELL COHEN, LEDER, MONTALBANO & CONNAUGHTON MCELROY, DEUTSCH, MULVANEY & CARPENTER SMITH MULLIN O’CONNOR, PARSONS, LANE & NOBLE L.L.C. PARKER MCCAY BLUME FORTE FRIED ZERRES & MOLINARI BUDD LARNER SAIBER HEROLD LAW WITMAN STADTMAUER RUHNKE & BARRETT STEPHEN S. WEINSTEIN WASSERMAN, JURISTA & STOLZ SMITH, STRATTON, WISE, HEHER & BRENNAN DECHERT DRINKER BIDDLE & REATH THE LAW OFFICES OF BRIAN J. NEARY GENOVA BURNS DORNBAUM & PEREGOY PORZIO, BROMBERG & NEWMAN HILBERTH & MCALVANAH LERNER DAVID LITTENBERG KRUMHOLZ & MENTLIK MEYNER AND LANDIS FOX ROTHSCHILD WINNE BANTA GREENBERG DAUBER EPSTEIN & TUCKER LUM, DRASCO & POSITAN GROSSMAN & HEAVEY RUPRECHT HART WEEKS & RICCIARDULLI SELIKOFF & COHEN BRESSLER, AMERY & ROSS FLOOD & BASILE MCDONALD & ROGERS LEITNER, TORT, DEFAZIO, LEITNER AND BRAUSE BLISH & CAVANAGH MCINTYRE TATE DECOF, DECOF & BARRY, PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION HANSON CURRAN WISTOW, BARYLICK, SHEEHAN & LOVELEY HINCKLEY ALLEN GURSKY LAW ASSOCIATES BROWN RUDNICK PRENTISS LAW FIRM CAMERON & MITTLEMAN MANDELL, SCHWARTZ & BOISCLAIR PARTRIDGE SNOW & HAHN BERKOWITZ, TRAGER & TRAGER RISCASSI AND DAVIS SHIPMAN & GOODWIN WIGGIN AND DANA KOSKOFF, KOSKOFF & BIEDER BRENNER, SALTZMAN & WALLMAN ROBINSON & COLE REID AND RIEGE DURANT NICHOLS HOUSTON FAULKNER & GRAVES FINN DIXON & HERLING FOGARTY, COHEN, SELBY & NEMIROFF GARRISON, LEVIN-EPSTEIN, RICHARDSON, FITZGERALD & PIRROTTI HORTON, SHIELDS & KNOX LYNCH, TRAUB, KEEFE & ERRANTE LAW OFFICES OF JOEL D. MUHLBAUM HALLORAN & SAGE PAUL HASTINGS CUMMINGS & LOCKWOOD MEYERS BREINER & KENT SIEGEL, O’CONNOR, O’DONNELL & BECK DAVID ROSEN & ASSOCIATES HURWITZ, SAGARIN, SLOSSBERG & KNUFF LAW OFFICE OF HUBERT J. SANTOS ZELDES, NEEDLE & COOPER SILVERSTEIN & OSACH SUSMAN, DUFFY AND SEGALOFF TREMONT SHELDON ROBINSON MAHONEY PULLMAN & COMLEY BRODY WILKINSON COHEN AND WOLF ZEISLER & ZEISLER WOFSEY, ROSEN, KWESKIN & KURIANSKY LIVINGSTON, ADLER, PULDA, MEIKLEJOHN & KELLY BROWN, PAINDIRIS & SCOTT JACKSON LEWIS MOORE, O’BRIEN, YELENAK & FOTI MURTHA CULLINA BARAM, TAPPER & GANS SILVER GOLUB & TEITELL CASPER & DE TOLEDO RUTKIN, OLDHAM & GRIFFIN CARMODY TORRANCE SANDAK & HENNESSEY EMBRY & NEUSNER POMERANZ, DRAYTON & STABNICK MCGANN, BARTLETT & BROWN CARTER & CIVITELLO JACOBS & DOW MANN & MITCHELL C. LEONARD O’BRIEN RICHARDSON, WHITMAN, LARGE & BADGER JOHNSTONE ADAMS SMITH & ALSPAUGH HAND ARENDALL BURR & FORMAN CAPELL AND HOWARD MAYNARD COOPER & GALE LAW OFFICE OF THOMAS R. 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NATIVE AMERICAN LAW NATURAL RESOURCES LAW OIL & GAS LAW PATENT LAW PRIVATE FUNDS / HEDGE FUNDS LAW PROJECT FINANCE LAW PUBLIC FINANCE LAW

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78 ALABAMA 81 ALASKA 82 ARIZONA 86 ARKANSAS 87 CALIFORNIA 98 COLORADO 102 CONNECTICUT 104 DELAWARE 105 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 110 FLORIDA 121 GEORGIA 124 HAWAII 126 IDAHO ILLINOIS 131 INDIANA 133 IOWA 135 KANSAS 137 KENTUCKY 140 LOUISIANA 143 MAINE 145 MARYLAND 147 MASSACHUSETTS 151 MICHIGAN 157 MINNESOTA 159 MISSISSIPPI 162 MISSOURI 165 MONTANA 166 NEBRASKA 168 NEVADA 169 NEW HAMPSHIRE 170 NEW JERSEY 173 NEW MEXICO 175 NEW YORK 185 NORTH CAROLINA 190 NORTH DAKOTA 191 OHIO 198 OKLAHOMA 201 OREGON 203 PENNSYLVANIA 210 RHODE ISLAND 211 SOUTH CAROLINA 215 SOUTH DAKOTA TENNESSEE 220 TEXAS 233 UTAH 234 VERMONT 235 VIRGINIA 240 WASHINGTON 243 WEST VIRGINIA 245 WISCONSIN 248 WYOMING


CONTRIBUTORS DMYTRO ALEXANDROV is a managing partner at Alexandrov & Partners Law Company and the vice chairman on investments at ICC Ukraine. Mr. Alexandrov is a practicing attorney with over 17 years of experience. He was listed in Best Lawyers for construction and land law in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Mr. Alexandrov was also included on the 2015 “Client Choice: Top 100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine” survey.

PAT FORGIONE is a partner in McMillan’s financial services group. Pat practices business law with a focus on corporate and commercial financing, asset-based lending, syndicated lending, mezzanine financing, private equity, and securitization. Pat routinely acts for major financial institutions on domestic and cross-border transactions. Pat can be reached at 416.865.7798 or pat.forgione@mcmillan.ca.

DON ANDREWS is a partner in Venable's corporate group and co-leads the effort in compliance and risk management. Mr. Andrews has over 27 years of federal and private sector experience in litigation, compliance, and risk management, advising banks, broker-dealers, asset advisers, hedge funds, mutual funds, private equity firms, trust companies, and investment advisors on domestic and international regulatory matters.

HERB GERSON focuses his practice on managing all areas related to traditional labor and employment issues, both domestic and international. He devotes much of his practice to counseling clients on avoiding employment claims and developing a positive work environment.

TAYLEIGH ARMSTRONG is a lawyer in McMillan’s financial services group, where she is developing a practice in commercial debt financing, acquisition financing, asset-based lending, project financing, and secured transactions. Tayleigh can be reached at 416.865.7234 or tayleigh.armstrong@mcmillan.ca. JEREMY CORAPI is a senior associate in FordHarrison’s New York office. As part of FordHarrison’s global employment services team, Jeremy focuses his practice on helping clients navigate their most complex employment and labor issues throughout the world, including here in the United States. Jeremy leverages his extensive counseling experience to provide commercially-focused, efficient advice to businesses across a broad range of industries from around the world. ELIZABETH DEL CID is an annuities and securities attorney at Murphy & McGonigle. She handles high-stakes litigation and arbitration matters across the U.S. DOREEN EDELMAN is a shareholder and co-chair of Baker Donelson’s global business team. With 25 years of experience counseling companies on export compliance matters and global expansion, Edelman advises clients on their export and import compliance obligations, conducts internal audits and training, prepares voluntary disclosures, and assists companies with product classification and licensing applications. She works daily with the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to help clients navigate the requirements for Iranian, Cuban, and Russian trade as well as monitoring restricted transactions.

ASHLEY GILLIHAN is counsel in Alston & Bird’s employee benefits and executive compensation and ERISA litigation groups and focuses his practice exclusively on health and welfare employee benefit compliance and litigation issues for employers, health plan administrators, and other health and welfare benefit plan service providers. JOHN HICKMAN is a partner in Alston & Bird’s employee benefits and executive compensation group and head of its health benefits practice, which focuses exclusively on health care reform issues under the Affordable Care Act, HIPAA privacy rule, health savings accounts, and consumer-directed health care, flexible benefit plans, and related health benefit issues. KELLY KAN was a student-atlaw in McMillan’s business law group in the summer of 2016. She will return as an articling student in 2017. DAPHNE LAINSON is a partner at Smart & Biggar’s Ottawa office. Daphne specializes in securing patent protection for chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology related inventions. She is a lawyer, a qualified patent and trademark agent, and holds an advanced degree in chemistry. She has been assisting clients with securing patent protection for their innovations for over a decade and advising on patent-regulatory exclusivities and market-access issues. MARK LEHOCKY is a former litigator specializing in complex business disputes. He is the former general counsel to different public companies and a full-time mediator and arbitrator with Judicate West. Named in The Best Lawyers in America in mediation for multiple years, Mark also teaches mediation advocacy at the University of California, Davis’ School of Law and for lawyer and in-house groups. His full profile is on www.marklehocky.com

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MICHAEL MANLEY is a partner headquartered in Venable’s New York office and is a member of the firm's corporate group. Mr. Manley leverages his prior experience as a president, general counsel, and chief compliance officer to efficiently solve problems and craft practical solutions for his clients. KATHERINE MCGRAIL is an arbitration and trial attorney at Murphy & McGonigle. She is licensed to practice law in New York, Connecticut, and North Carolina. EDUARDO MONTEJO has a master’s of expertise in tax advice from the Pompeu Fabra University, a diploma of sufficient research at the University of Barcelona, a degree in business administration, and a Doctorate of Law from the University of Deusto, where he graduated cum laude. He began developing his career in the tax department at Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira before joining the sports and entertainment department at Garrigues Abogados y Asesores Tributarios, where he stayed until he joined Senn, Ferrero, Asociados Sports and Entertainment as the head of tax practice. He has been included in Best Lawyers since 2015, and in 2016 he was recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” for tax law in Bilbao. ROB SCAVONE is a partner in McMillan’s financial services group, where he practices business and financial services law. Rob also heads the firm's securitization practice. Rob advises major corporations, financial institutions, mining companies, investment dealers, and government agencies on structured finance, derivatives, securitization, secured debt financing, P3 infrastructure financing, and personal property security law, in addition to more general corporate commercial matters. Rob can be reached at 416.865.7901 or rob.scavone@mcmillan.ca. DIEGO FELIPE VALDIVIESO RUEDA completed his law degree (LL.B.) at Javeriana University, postgraduate studies in labor and employment law at Javeriana University, and is currently an MS candidate at Los Andes University. He also took an international rules course for Latin American judges held by the Judiciary General Council of Spain. He is a founding partner in VS+M Abogados, an unconventional premium law firm focused on providing legal advice for private companies. He has been working for over 12 years, leading legal advice, litigation, collective bargaining, and audit projects. He has been recognized by renowned publications since these practice areas were eligible to get ranked in Colombia (Best Lawyers, Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, among others.) He is also a permanent columnist for Legis Magazine, Ámbito Júridico, which is one of the most important legal publications in Colombia.


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The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking in a particular practice area and metro region, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who is included in Best Lawyers in that practice area and metro. For more information on Best Lawyers, please visit www.bestlawyers.com. For the 2017 “Best Law Firms” list, the methodology for the initiative remained the same as in the previous five years. Clients were asked to provide feedback on firm practice groups, addressing expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, costeffectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the firm. Clients also had the option to write in the names of law firms with which they’ve worked on other matters and within practice areas beyond those on which they were asked by the submitting firm to comment. Some clients chose to write comments about their experiences with the law firms. These comments are for reference only and were not used as data points in the formal evaluation process. Lawyers also voted on expertise, responsiveness, integrity, costeffectiveness, whether they would refer a matter to a firm, and whether they consider a firm a worthy competitor. We asked this group to vote on law firms that have preeminent national presence within specified legal practice area(s) they know well. For the third year, a Law Firm Leaders Survey was implemented to provide personal insight on the legal landscape surrounding the nationally ranked practice areas. In addition to information from these surveys, the rankings incorporate the 7.3 million evaluations of 55,000 individual leading lawyers collected by Best Lawyers in its most recent annual survey. In addition to lawyer and client feedback, law firms were asked to provide us with general demographic and background information on the law firm and attorneys, and other data that speaks to the strengths of a law firm’s practice areas.

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All of the quantitative and qualitative data were combined into an overall “Best Law Firms” score for each firm. This data was then compared to other firms within the same metropolitan area and at the national level. Because firms were often separated by small or insignificant differences in overall score, we use a tiering system rather than ranking law firms sequentially. The first tier in each metropolitan area includes those firms that scored within a certain percentage of the highest-scoring firm(s); the second tier, those firms that scored within a certain percentage of the next highest scoring firm(s), and so on. The national rankings were based on metropolitan rankings as well as on the number of offices each firm had with a metropolitan ranking and on the level of legal activity in each metropolitan area. The number of tiers included in each practice area or metropolitan area ranking varies. Of the 13,803 firms that were eligible to submit information for the ranking process, 13,044 firms, including a large number of one-person firms, received rankings, and 8,144 of those firms received first-tier national and/or metropolitan rankings. Metropolitan areas are defined by assessing the population of eligible law firms geographically to guarantee enough comparative data to produce accurate results. There are eight states that had high percentages of eligible law

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firms located in one large metropolitan area. Because there were also eligible law firms outside of those metropolitan areas, but not enough to create accurate results for separate metropolitan rankings, results were produced for the entire state. The states that fall into this category are: Alaska, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Utah. Practice area rankings were produced both nationally and within 186 metropolitan areas across the United States. Because some practice areas have minimal presence in particular legal markets, or because there was not enough data garnered for proper evaluation, some practice areas that are covered in our research are not represented in the national rankings or various metropolitan rankings. The 2017 “Best Law Firms” national rankings cover 74 practice areas, while as many as 122 practice areas are covered on the metropolitan lists. For the fifth year, one law firm in each of 74 practice areas will receive the prestigious 2017 “Law Firm of the Year” recognition. Law Firms receiving the “Law Firm of the Year” designation have an impressive overall performance in our research of a given practice area, representing a significant showing in the 2017 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” initiative. 


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om Girardi knows he can’t reverse the horrible inflictions suffered by his clients, but his quest for justice over the past five decades has proven that he can certainly do a lot to help. “I can’t get a leg back or undo a heart attack, but the money goes a long way,” says the founder of Girardi Keese, who’s no stranger to complex, high-profile cases that garner national media attention. Take the recent case of a baseball fan who was severely beaten and sustained brain damage after a game. By proving the stadium was at fault

for insufficient security, Girardi won $18 million for the victim, whose aging parents no longer have to bear the responsibility of his round-theclock care. “After that case, I got calls from five other firms who represent stadium owners across the country, wanting to know how they can take corrective measures so this doesn’t happen again,” says Girardi. “The work we do doesn’t just benefit the people we represent today but also people down the road.”

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A Renowned Legacy of Justice FIGHTING FOR MORALITY Girardi Keese has exposed numerous corporations that have knowingly endangered the public for the sake of profit. One well-known pharmaceutical case, which involved anti-inflammatory medication that caused heart attacks, garnered a $4.85 billion settlement. Another famed case, involving personal injuries suffered by employees of a global IT company, earned a $785 million verdict. Girardi was also the

attorney behind the $333 million toxic tort settlement that inspired the film “Erin Brokovich.” “There’s good money to be earned as a plaintiff attorney, but the job only pays about a dollar an hour,” Girardi jokes. “It requires an awful lot of time, and understanding people is massively important. Jurors are smart. You have to emphasize your positives but also admit your weaknesses.” And although his victories are deeply gratifying, Girardi says it’s not just the end result that matters: “We keep

clients up to speed throughout the process—the good, the bad, and the ugly. They know we’re in their corner, and that makes a huge difference in their experience.” Though he’s earned near-celebrity status in the world of trial litigation, Girardi graciously credits much of his firm’s success to the exceptionally talented support staff and highly specialized attorneys with whom he works. “Their dedication is unbelievable,” he says. “The main reason our firm is so great is because I get to work with great people.”

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ADVISORY BOARD The Best Lawyers Advisory Board includes more than 400 of the most significant law firm leaders, general counsel and other distinguished lawyers, from 378 organizations and 59 countries.

Increasingly, it has evolved from an advisory group to a network of some of the most influential lawyers worldwide. It includes the leaders of many of the world’s most prominent law firms, including Dimitry Afanasiev, chairman of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners; Evan R. Chesler, chairman of Cravath, Swaine & Moore; H. Rodgin Cohen, senior chairman of Sullivan & Cromwell; Xavier de Kergommeaux, of Gide Loyrette Nouel; Brad S. Karp, chairman of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; PierreSébastien Thill, of CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre; Mary Padbury, vice chairman of Ashurst; Dr. Jack Schiffer, of counsel at Beiten Burkhardt; Fernando Vives Ruiz, executive chairman and managing partner of Garrigues; Sean Weir, national managing partner and CEO of Borden Ladner Gervais; Dr. Thomas Werlen, partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan; and Dr. Dieter Schenk, partner at Noerr, to name a few. The Advisory Board also includes the

general counsel of some of the largest corporations in the world, including Peter J. Beshar of Marsh & McLennan Companies, William J. Casazza of Aetna, Antonino Cusimano of Telecom Italia, Janet L. Dhillon of J.C. Penney, Michael D. Fricklas of Viacom, Gregory Gallopoulos of General Dynamics, Elisa D. Garcia C. of Office Depot, Andrew D. Hendry of Colgate-Palmolive, Frank R. Jimenez of Bunge Limited, Janet Langford Kelly of ConocoPhillips, Marc LawrenceApfelbaum of Time Warner Cable, Mark D. Roellig of MassMutual Financial Group, and Debra Valentine of Rio Tinto. Finally, the Advisory Board includes such distinguished lawyers as Dato’ Param Cumaraswamy, former chairman of the Human Rights Committee of the International Bar Association and U.N. special rapporteur; Lord Anthony Grabiner QC, one of the leading barristers in the United Kingdom, who also sits as a Deputy High Court judge of the Chancery and Queen’s Bench Divisions; Soli Jehangir Sorabjee, a senior advocate in the Supreme Court of India and former attorney general for India; and David Bennett AC QC, former solicitor-general of the Commonwealth of Australia. The full Advisory Board membership can be seen at www.bestlawyers.com.

ABOUT US Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere. Our lists of outstanding attorneys are compiled by conducting exhaustive peerreview surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. If the votes for an attorney are positive enough for inclusion in Best Lawyers, that attorney must maintain those votes in subsequent polls to remain on the list for each edition. Lawyers are not permitted to pay any fee to participate in or be included on our lists. FIRST EDITION OF THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA PUBLISHED

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Best Lawyers peer-reviewed listings are now published in almost 70 countries around the world, and our presence has grown substantially in the international legal community. The 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2017) includes 55,041 attorneys in 140 practice areas, covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and inclusion in this year’s publication is based on more than 7.3 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

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Murphy & McGonigle has once again been honored by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® as a National Tier One “Best Law Firm” in three practice areas. We thank our clients for their trust and confidence in a different kind of law firm.

We congratulate Steve Crimmins for being named the 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” for Securities Regulation in New York City. Founded in 2010, Murphy & McGonigle serves the litigation, enforcement defense, and regulatory counseling needs of clients across the full spectrum of the financial services industry – from national banks, broker-dealers, investment advisers, and hedge funds, to national and international securities markets and exchanges. Many of the firm’s partners formerly served in senior positions at the U.S. Department of Justice, SEC, FINRA, and CFTC and several served in senior executive positions in major financial institutions on Wall Street.

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U.S. NEWS AND BEST LAWYERS have again awarded “Law Firm of the Year” honors to a single firm in each of 74 practice areas recognized in the 2017 rankings. These firms have demonstrated exceptional performance in our research, a combination of client feedback, reviews by other attorneys within the same practice area, the firm’s collective contribution to each practice area and input received by the industry’s firm leaders. “We have been ranking law firms for seven years now,” says Steven Naifeh, CEO and co-founder of Best Lawyers. “We are proud that we have undertaken this challenging and important task so diligently and with such care that the legal profession has come to view our tens of thousands of rankings each year with widespread respect.”

ADMIRALTY & MARITIME LAW COZEN O'CONNOR

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION JONES DAY

ADVERTISING LAW MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS, LLP

COMMUNICATIONS LAW MAYER BROWN LLP

ANTITRUST LAW MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP

CONSTRUCTION LAW PECKAR & ABRAMSON, P.C.

APPELLATE PRACTICE MAYER BROWN LLP

COPYRIGHT LAW DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE LLP

BANKING AND FINANCE LAW MCGUIREWOODS LLP

CORPORATE LAW CRAVATH, SWAINE & MOORE LLP

BANKRUPTCY AND CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS / INSOLVENCY AND REORGANIZATION LAW SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM LLP

DERIVATIVES AND FUTURES LAW SULLIVAN & CROMWELL LLP

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EMPLOYEE BENEFITS (ERISA) LAW ALSTON & BIRD LLP EMPLOYMENT LAW - MANAGEMENT JACKSON LEWIS P.C.

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ENERGY LAW BAKER BOTTS L.L.P.

LITIGATION - BANKING & FINANCE GREENBERG TRAURIG LLP

ENTERTAINMENT LAW - MOTION PICTURES & TELEVISION MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS, LLP

LITIGATION - BANKRUPTCY O'MELVENY & MYERS LLP

ENTERTAINMENT LAW - MUSIC LOEB & LOEB LLP

LITIGATION - CONSTRUCTION PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN LLP

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP

LITIGATION - ENVIRONMENTAL HUNTON & WILLIAMS LLP

EQUIPMENT FINANCE LAW VEDDER PRICE P.C.

LITIGATION - ERISA SEYFARTH SHAW LLP

FDA LAW COVINGTON & BURLING LLP

LITIGATION - FIRST AMENDMENT LEVINE SULLIVAN KOCH & SCHULZ, LLP

FINANCIAL SERVICES REGULATION LAW SULLIVAN & CROMWELL LLP

LITIGATION - INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY KIRKLAND & ELLIS LLP

FRANCHISE LAW NIXON PEABODY LLP

LITIGATION - LABOR & EMPLOYMENT FORDHARRISON LLP

HEALTH CARE LAW MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY LLP

LITIGATION - MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES LLP

IMMIGRATION LAW FRAGOMEN, DEL REY, BERNSEN AND LOEWY, LLP

LITIGATION - PATENT FISH & RICHARDSON P.C.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAW MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP

LITIGATION - REAL ESTATE GREENBERG TRAURIG LLP

INSURANCE LAW REED SMITH LLP

LITIGATION - REGULATORY ENFORCEMENT (SEC, TELECOM, ENERGY) DAVIS POLK & WARDWELL LLP

INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION - COMMERCIAL HUGHES HUBBARD & REED LLP INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION - GOVERNMENTAL WHITE & CASE LLP INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND FINANCE LAW HOGAN LOVELLS US LLP LABOR LAW - MANAGEMENT OGLETREE, DEAKINS, NASH, SMOAK & STEWART, P.C. LAND USE & ZONING LAW GOULSTON & STORRS PC LEVERAGED BUYOUTS AND PRIVATE EQUITY LAW COOLEY LLP LITIGATION - ANTITRUST GIBSON DUNN LLP

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LITIGATION - SECURITIES GIBSON DUNN LLP LITIGATION - TAX MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP MASS TORT LITIGATION / CLASS ACTIONS - DEFENDANTS KING & SPALDING LLP MASS TORT LITIGATION / CLASS ACTIONS - PLAINTIFFS WEITZ & LUXENBERG P.C. MEDIA LAW DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE LLP MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS LAW JONES DAY

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MINING LAW JACKSON KELLY PLLC

SECURITIES / CAPITAL MARKETS LAW KIRKLAND & ELLIS LLP

MUTUAL FUNDS LAW DECHERT LLP

SECURITIES REGULATION SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP

NATIVE AMERICAN LAW DENTONS

SECURITIZATION AND STRUCTURED FINANCE LAW CADWALADER, WICKERSHAM & TAFT LLP

NATURAL RESOURCES LAW PERKINS COIE LLP

SPORTS LAW PROSKAUER ROSE LLP

OIL & GAS LAW THOMPSON & KNIGHT LLP

TAX LAW BAKER & MCKENZIE LLP

PATENT LAW ROPES & GRAY LLP

TECHNOLOGY LAW VENABLE LLP

PRIVATE FUNDS / HEDGE FUNDS LAW ROPES & GRAY LLP

TIMBER LAW MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP

PROJECT FINANCE LAW LATHAM & WATKINS LLP

TRADEMARK LAW DORSEY & WHITNEY LLP

PUBLIC FINANCE LAW BALLARD SPAHR LLP

TRANSPORTATION LAW BENESCH, FRIEDLANDER, COPLAN & ARONOFF LLP

RAILROAD LAW STEPTOE & JOHNSON LLP

TRUSTS & ESTATES LAW HOLLAND & KNIGHT, LLP

REAL ESTATE LAW HOLLAND & KNIGHT, LLP

VENTURE CAPITAL LAW COOLEY LLP

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FOR THE SEVENTH EDITION OF “BEST LAW FIRMS,” Best Lawyers and U.S. News once again worked together to rank 13,044 exceptional firms in various areas of legal practice. The rankings encompass a diverse group of firms across the nation, making the rankings a valuable research tool for the legal community as well as clients in search of legal counsel. Presented in tiers, the rankings give designations to firms in 74 major practice areas nationally and in 122 practice areas regionally. Whether potential clients are representatives of Fortune 1000 companies or small business owners or individuals, we believe the “Best Law Firms” rankings provide a credible and reliable resource to assist in finding the right firm for their needs.

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FinTech at the Crossroads: Regulating the Revolution

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inancial technology or “FinTech”—using information and communications technology to better deliver financial services—has undergone explosive growth in recent years. Technology spending by the Canadian financial sector is estimated to reach C$14.8 billion by 2018.¹ FinTech itself is nothing new, of course: from ATMs to online banking, financial institutions have been using technology to deliver services to end users for over 30 years. But what is new is the entry into the market place of “disruptors”—both new technologies and new players—that promise to deliver a new user experience, especially to the younger demographic that grew up on smartphones and tablets. FinTech is incredibly diverse and does not have clearly defined boundaries. It can include everything from conventional online banking to big data, peer-to-peer or marketplace lending, mobile payments, digital wallets, crowdfunding, roboadvice, and novel applications of the distributed ledger/blockchain technology that drives BitCoin. FinTech is both responding to and creating a demand for more efficient business models and a seamless user experience that may bypass traditional trusted intermediaries. Financial services once offered exclusively by brick-and-mortar financial institutions are now being unbundled by emergent startups, and the traditional players are scrambling to maintain market

share either alone or by collaborating with dedicated FinTech firms. Both groups are using new technologies to deliver innovative financial service products directly to consumers. As with many disruptors that encroach on areas once reserved for highly regulated industries (think Uber and Airbnb), FinTech poses many challenges to regulators struggling to strike the right balance between protecting end users and fostering innovation. The established players may argue that the new kids on the block aren’t constrained by the same rules as the incumbents and may lobby regulators to level the playing field by imposing uniform regulation across the board. The new

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entrants will respond that regulatory compliance is costly and that too much regulation imposes unreasonable barriers to entry that protect vested interests and oligopolies, stifling competition and innovation. How much regulation is too much or too little? In the coming years, we expect to hear heated debates around whether and how FinTech should be regulated and in particular how best to draft legislation that helps level the regulatory playing field without stifling innovation yet fosters that innovation without sacrificing the safety and security of end users.

ISSUES IN REGULATION One of the recurrent complaints from incumbents in the space is that FinTech startups are subject to less onerous regulation than less nimble traditional financial institutions, allowing them to employ faster go-to-market strategies and reach more customers. Federally regulated financial institutions, for example, must maintain minimum levels of regulatory capital and abide by a host of detailed prudential regulations that protect depositors and borrowers, while FinTech startups face few of those constraints. Businesses providing similar services are subject to different regulations based on the nature of the business entity, rather than the services they offer. Banks that provide funds transfer services to their customers are subject to the registration and reporting requirements of the anti-money laundering legislation discussed below, while services such as PayPal, often are not. Clearing members of Payments Canada that settle funds through the


national check clearing system are subject to voluminous rules governing standards and finality of payment while operators of private retail payment networks such as Visa and MasterCard are governed largely by contract. A few years ago, the Task Force for Payments Systems Review proposed that all payments be regulated under a single system at the federal level, without regard to the type of entity that facilitates the payment,² and the Department of Finance more recently issued a consultation paper on the same theme.³ Should regulators take the same approach to the whole FinTech ecosystem? FinTech regulators face the difficult challenge of balancing the need to ensure the safety and soundness of the financial markets against the need to encourage further innovation that will allow Canadian FinTech businesses to become global competitors. One specific area of concern is consumer and investor protection. FinTech companies are revolutionizing consumer lending, using alternative credit models that link lenders and borrowers directly, cut out the heavily regulated “middlemen,” apply sophisticated algorithms that can analyze the financial condition of prospective borrowers, and deliver credit approvals in hours or even minutes rather than days. While this technology can expedite consumer lending, improve user experience, and lower consumer costs, it raises some red flags as well. Happy with the slick and frictionless user interface, borrowing consumers may not be aware of the concerns that have been raised regarding cybersecurity and information privacy. Direct lenders may embrace the ease with which they can lend money out at attractive rates of return but not appreciate the risks of investing large sums of cash without the manifold protections mandated by securities regulations, but the FinTech companies themselves may be frustrated by the long delays and high legal costs they face when they have to jump through

those regulatory hoops. As always, the regulators must find a way to safeguard consumer and investor interests without imposing such a heavy regulatory that innovators give up and move elsewhere.

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AN OVERVIEW OF THE CURRENT REGULATORY LANDSCAPE There is currently no single Canadian FinTech regulator at either the federal or provincial level, nor any standard-setting technical bodies. The multidisciplinary nature of FinTech makes it difficult to determine what activities should be regulated and by whom. While there is no FinTechspecific body of regulation in Canada, some existing legislation does apply. Information Security Personal information and data security are major concerns in the FinTech world, and the growth of FinTech has significant cybersecurity implications. As FinTech products are increasingly embraced, both corporate and individual consumer financial information is at risk. Emerging tech companies are eager to jump into the financial services industry, but their security measures may be untested and insufficient. Some legislative protections do exist. Currently, businesses must comply with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act or its provincial equivalents and Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation. However, some have expressed concerns that emergent FinTech companies may not be adequately equipped to deal with cybersecurity issues. The CEO of Toronto-Dominion Bank recently maintained that data breaches and solvency issues have “plagued” many new entrants, a claim hotly denied by the entrants themselves.4 Anti-Money Laundering Canada’s federal government has made significant strides in recent years to strengthen its anti-money laundering (AML) regime in accordance with its

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international obligations. Because some FinTech transactions involving money transfers do not need to be made through financial institutions that are subject to AML laws, regulators have expressed some concern that such transactions could be used for money laundering without appropriate regulatory scrutiny. Some FinTech companies must comply with the registration, client identification and verification, and transaction reporting requirements under the federal Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act administered by the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC), Canada’s financial intelligence unit. Many others, however, do not fall within any of the categories of entities required to report to FINTRAC. Consumer and Investor Protection Due to rapid go-to-market strategies, investors and other FinTech users may not receive the same amount of information and disclosure as that provided by incumbent financial institutions. However, startups must comply with relevant securities laws when raising capital and with provincial consumer protection law when offering consumeroriented products, but may be unfamiliar with the complex rules in these areas or assume that they do not apply. Regulators have recently made some efforts to accommodate innovative forms of financing but they are constrained by a restrictive legislative framework. For example, some provincial securities commissions have recently enacted new prospectus exemptions under Multilateral Instrument 45-108 for “crowd-funding” investments of relatively small amounts (C$1,500 per investor, up to C$250,000 per issue), but the requirements are complex and may necessitate bringing hundreds of shareholders on board. The Ontario Securities Commission has also warned online marketplace lenders that the investments they

offer to prospective lenders may be regarded as “securities” for the purpose of securities legislation and accordingly attract onerous registration and prospectus requirements, unless an exemption is available.5 Currently there are no exemptions specifically tailored to online lending. In addition, each province has detailed requirements in place under consumer protection legislation that mandate disclosure of the cost of borrowing (such as the “annual percentage rate”), for consumer loans that apply to all lenders in this sector, not just financial institutions or finance companies as such. Any online lender making loans to consumers would be bound by these complex laws regardless of the electronic medium. Third Party Outsourcing Relationships Building in-house tech solutions is expensive, increasingly pushing financial institutions to outsource their IT functions. With this, however, comes the danger of data leaks and the difficulty of engaging with companies that lack the tools to handle information responsibly. The federal Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions has issued guidelines6 on outsourcing business activities and functions for federally-regulated financial institutions, which provide that the entity retains ultimate accountability.

NEXT STEPS IN REGULATION While the FinTech regulatory ecosystem is still in its infancy, it won’t remain that way for long. Canadian federal and provincial governments will soon be fostering innovation in existing and startup companies, while remaining cognizant of their role in providing regulatory protection to end consumers of FinTech products. Although regulatory compliance can be costly for companies, it may be useful in the long term to clarify applicable legislation and who it applies to. Online

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payment methods and anti-money laundering are just two of many areas where we are likely to see—or are already seeing—considerable development. Payments Consumers are increasingly turning to mobile apps and online platforms to transfer funds, transforming existing payment infrastructures. In Canada, consumers are protected by provincial consumer protection laws and by the policies and business practices that companies impose on themselves, but in the absence of federal regulation (which constitutionally is probably impossible), regulation by the provinces and self-regulation by services providers are inconsistent at best. In the retail payment space, existing rules and regulations have focused on the nature of the provider (i.e., a bank is regulated differently from a nonfinancial institution) rather than on the service that is provided (e.g., both entities may hold or transfer funds on behalf of consumers). Payments Canada recommends a functional approach to regulation, focusing on the product or service rather than on the nature of the provider. Adopting this recommendation may provide better protection for system participants and end-users through enhanced consistency of rules, regardless of the service provider. Anti-Money Laundering A significant consideration for financial service regulators will be protecting against money laundering risk. Because FinTech companies may not be directly regulated by traditional regulators, compliance with AML legislation may be inconsistent or nonexistent. Many FinTech companies do not have the infrastructure in place or the requisite expertise to adequately investigate users and trace funds. With the increasing use of platforms that facilitate payments and movements of money with more


ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES TO REGULATION AND INNOVATION: SANDBOXES AND HUBS Some jurisdictions (notably the U.K., Australia, and Singapore) have implemented an innovative approach to regulating FinTech service providers that could serve as a model for similar initiatives federally and provincially

MaRS & Information Venture Partners, “Ten Surprising Facts about Fintech in Canada,” online: <https:// www.marsdd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/TenSurprising-Facts-about-Fintech-in-Canada.pdf>. 1

See Task for the Payment Systems Review, “The Way We Pay: Transforming the Canadian Payments System,” available http://paymentsystemreview.ca/wp-content/ themes/psr-esp-hub/documents/r02_eng.pdf.

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speed and greater anonymity, FinTech companies and those using financial technology will likely come under greater scrutiny to ensure that they are taking steps to mitigate money laundering risk. It is critical that financial services providers understand the extent they are subject to AML regulation and how to adequately comply. On June 17, 2016, the federal Department of Finance released amendments to regulations under the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act that were published on June 29.7 The new regulations make material changes in the areas of client identification and verification—especially for clients who are not physically present—and the adoption of electronic signatures. These changes should make processes (such as online customer onboarding) faster, more seamless, and much less dependent on paper documents, thereby fostering growth and innovation in the FinTech space. By the same token, they also serve as a reminder that FinTech companies are not flying under the regulatory radar.

in Canada, known as the “regulatory sandbox.”8 In this model, qualified entrants are permitted to offer innovative products and services to a select subset of end users to allow them to test the waters without fear of regulatory sanctions. Often regulators will issue no-action letters, confirming that the rules are suspended for a specified period. Once the startup is established, it leaves the “sandbox” and complies with the general regulatory regime in the “real world.” The U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency recently issued a white paper9 supporting reasonable financial innovation based on eight core principles. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed a “no-action letter” policy that bears some similarity to the regulatory sandbox approach. In the U.K., the government chief scientific advisor has issued a FinTech Futures Report that makes 10 key recommendations for government to contribute to and support the evolution of FinTech.10 Another promising approach that Canadian regulators are considering is

the “innovation hub” that offers startups dedicated teams to help them navigate the regulatory landscape and obtain the necessary approvals. In line with this approach, on October 24, 2016, the Ontario Securities Commission announced an initiative known as OSC Launchpad, which is described as a dedicated team that “engages with FinTechs, provides them with guidance and flexibility in navigating the [securities law] requirements, and works to keep securities regulation in step with digital innovation” with a view to helping FinTechs get to market more quickly. These novel approaches show that regulators can do more than apply the brakes to FinTech innovation; they can also put their feet to the accelerator.

Ontario Securities Commission News Release, “OSC Sets out Expectations for Businesses Planning to Operate Peer-to-Peer Lending Websites” (June 19, 2015), available https://www.osc.gov.on.ca/en/NewsEvents_nr_20150619_ peer-to-peer-lending.htm.

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“Balancing Oversight and Innovation in the Ways We Pay: A Consultation Paper” (2015), available https://www.fin. gc.ca/activty/consult/onps-ssnp-eng.asp.

CONCLUSIONS It’s clear that the FinTech train will be moving at an ever accelerating pace for the foreseeable—and maybe not so foreseeable—future. If Canadian financial institutions and regulators fail to climb aboard and embrace the challenges and opportunities that Fintech has to offer, Canada may be left at the station. 

For the U.K. example, see the Financial Conduct Authority, “Regulatory Sandbox” (Nov. 2015), available https://www.fca.org.uk/publication/research/regulatorysandbox.pdf. Supporting Responsible Innovation in the Federal Banking System: An OCC Perspective, available https://www.occ.gov/publications/publications-by-type/ other-publications-reports/pub-responsible-innovationbanking-system-occ-perspective.pdf. 9

OSFI Guideline B-10, “Outsourcing of Business Activities, Functions and Processes” (Revised March 2009), available http://www.osfi-bsif.gc.ca/eng/fi-if/rg-ro/gdn-ort/gl-ld/ pages/b10.aspx. 6

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Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made Under the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act, 2016 SOR/2016-153 June 17, 2016, available http://gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2016/2016-06-29/html/sordors153-eng.php. 7

The report is available https://www.gov.uk/government/ uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/413095/gs15-3-fintech-futures.pdf. 10

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Five Easy Ways to Bolster Your Company’s Global Business Compliance: BEYOND THE BASICS

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hile most in-house counsel and senior management understand the importance of training and compliance in a general sense, many do not have the time to focus on enhancements that will mitigate both personal and corporate liability while reducing legal risks. While internal training, anticorruption certifications and questionnaires, and having a compliance manual form the basis of a decent compliance program, there are other specific compliance steps that will boost your company’s compliance program, making it up-to-date and practical. Additionally, companies with robust compliance programs are less prone to violate the law and are more likely to be treated leniently by enforcement authorities. Have you reviewed your program recently? 1. CRAFT CLEAR PROCEDURES. Procedures matter. Effective compliance programs should not only identify the laws that affect the company’s business, but should also create internal procedures to ensure that the program is implemented throughout the company and that the company’s compliance activities are well-documented at all levels. A company’s compliance manual should be comprehensive, covering a wide range of topics such as export controls, economic and trade sanctions, antiboycott regulations, and all applicable anti-bribery requirements. For example, do you do any business in the U.K.? If so,

your anti-corruption training and written requirements should include the U.K. Bribery Act, which is broader than the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Procedures should be narrowly tailored for each topic and include specific tasks to be executed by groups of employees responsible for compliance thereunder. Clearly identifying the names of compliance officers or departments is a must as well as instituting mechanisms for holding compliance officers and managers accountable. Procedures include how employees will document compliance efforts, who will be responsible for each decision, and when and how internal procedures will be audited. These suggestions apply to all aspects of global trade compliance and will minimize risk with your daily export procedures, import tariff classifications, and anti-corruption due diligence. Additionally, a good compliance program should make it every employee’s responsibility to be vigilant in identifying and reporting violations and make clear that it is the company's policy to enforce employees’ obligations under the program. Recent enforcement cases show that it does take the entire company to get it right, especially when compliance

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is shared among several different parts of the company. Logistics may think legal has it covered while others may think that supply chain management, internal audit, or purchasing are in charge of certain processes. Requiring employees to complete internal forms or checklists and using contracts that incorporate compliance requirements for buyers, agents, and distributors are another means of bolstering compliance. For instance, buyers might be required to sign sales contracts that stipulate that they will not violate any U.S. export control laws. Agents and distributors might be required to complete questionnaires and undergo background checks in order to identify any red flags that might signal potential violations of economic sanctions or anti-boycott laws. 2. TAILOR EMPLOYEE TRAINING. Training alone is insufficient. For training to be effective, it must be indepth and tailored to meet the needs of a particular company and even a particular part of the world to ensure that cultural understandings and language barriers do not impede effective training. Good training will be tailored to a company's existing methods of doing business. Individual training sessions may be most productive when tailored by job function within the company. The best training is in person by a non-manager so employees can feel comfortable asking questions. Good training should be practical, covering not only what the law is but how employees can be proactive to protect the company.


The ultimate aim should always be prevention through practice of effective due diligence. For example, accounting personnel may be trained to spot suspicious charitable contributions by local representatives that are red flags for potential FCPA violations. Or, for instance, human resources employees in high-technology companies should be trained on export control rules governing "deemed exports." Deemed exports are transfers of U.S. government-controlled technology to foreign persons in the United States and are often strictly controlled. Because high-technology companies that hire foreign workers under specific U.S. visa categories are often asked to make certain certifications regarding deemed exports, it is important that human resources employees in these companies be trained so that they can coordinate effectively with export compliance officers and address the overlap between U.S. immigration and export control laws. Training must include internal procedures for reporting violations. Given the increased risk of prosecution from whistleblowers thanks to the leniency of U.S. prosecutors and the incentives for companies to report violations of competitors, it is more important than ever that companies train employees to identify violations that may have been committed by other employees before they are identified by prosecutors.

holding cross-department meetings, honoring employees for their compliance efforts, posting compliance updates on the company’s intranet pages, and working with in-house counsel and compliance experts to provide updates on recent legal changes or examples of enforcement actions that warn other employees of the dangers of non-compliance. “Compliance Minutes” and discussion groups are real possibilities within big companies. Compliance is a serious matter. The goal is for employees to know that management has their back. No deal is so sweet that compliance procedures should be ignored. The result is a culture of compliance that permeates all levels of the company.

3. EVERYTHING STARTS WITH SENIOR MANAGEMENT. An effective compliance program starts at the top. No question. Because boards of directors, officers, and senior management set the “tone at the top” that will then trickle down to all employees in the company, securing the buy-in of senior management is the key to a successful program. Routine trade and anti-bribery compliance updates by senior management to a company’s board of directors signal that senior management is serious about compliance. Additionally, regulators like to see board-level attention to compliance issues. Senior management can further show its commitment to compliance by

5. RECOGNIZE THE NEED FOR TECHNICAL EXPERTISE. Because export and import transactions involve overlapping regulations and often are exceedingly technical, it is important to recognize when technical expertise is needed. Both export and import classification is best performed by an in-house export control officer in consultation with an export lawyer. Remember, brokers are your agents and are not responsible for product classification. For instance, the export compliance officer should follow an established method for determining whether products are subject to the State Department’s U.S. Munitions List (USML) or the Commerce Department's

4. THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS. The government loves to see specific procedures tailored for your business with current details. Are you aware that new definitions of export terms were released from the Departments of Commerce and State on June 3, 2016? How about the changes for Cuba and Iran under the new Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations? More importantly: does your manual, procedures, and employee training reflect these changes such that your global regional managers know how to ensure that your employees understand what the practical effects of the changes are?

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Commerce Control List (CCL), and if so, what regulations will apply. If a company cannot “self-classify” a product, it should seek assistance from outside counsel or request a binding ruling from the government. In addition, companies must also be aware of the Treasury Department regulations for economic and trade sanctions, which are administered by the OFAC. Economic and trade sanctions can be country-wide or specific to particular entities and individuals. They are constantly changing, multi-layered, and as a result, require particular attention to detail. For example, a gradual easing of trade sanctions on Cuba and Iran have opened up new opportunities for exports in these countries, though companies must still carefully determine which transactions are allowed, which are still prohibited, and which require a specific license from OFAC. While achieving an effective compliance program requires a serious investment of company resources and attention, the payoff is considerable. For instance, in recently announcing new guidance on voluntary self-disclosures of export control violations, the Commerce Department acknowledged that only three percent of voluntary selfdisclosures result in monetary penalties. Out of those that do, it is typical to reduce penalties up to 50 percent. The guidance reflects an approach shared throughout the government to reward strong compliance programs capable of spotting violations when they do occur. In short, compliance pays off.  The author would like to acknowledge the assistance of Ragan Updegraff, a 2017 Georgetown University Law School candidate, with this article.

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Four Steps to Effectively Assist Clients in Managing Global Labor and Employment Law Issues

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s management-side labor and employment lawyers who provide advice and counsel with respect to global labor and employment law issues, we are often asked by both U.S. and foreign companies to help them work through international employment law matters. Unfortunately, employment law issues are often not considered at an early stage when the client is making international business decisions.

As a result, the decisions fail to take into account that the clients’ actions that pass legal muster in one nation may be entirely forbidden in another, or that requirements may be substantially different in the foreign jurisdiction. For example, what may be an efficient way of solving an employment issue in the U.S. may be very costly and time-consuming abroad, or hiring and termination requirements in a foreign country may not be required in the U.S. Finally, cultural differences can play a meaningful role when considering the appropriate course of dealing with present and future employees. These challenges are surmountable if approached correctly. Whether providing advice on day-to-day international human resource issues or helping manage large-scale, multicountry employment projects, there are four simple steps that employment lawyers can and should follow to effectively help their clients navigate international employment law issues.

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1. EDUCATE THE CLIENT. As the Holiday Inn advertisement says, “The best surprise is no surprise.” Once your client advises

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you of a proposed course of action, you must be in a position to identify the unique issues posed in the relevant jurisdictions and find solutions. 2. UNDERSTAND THE QUESTION. U.S.-based lawyers must be mindful from the start that U.S. employment laws are often quite different from those of most foreign jurisdictions. Indeed, the U.S. is an outlier with respect to many basic employment law concepts. Gathering the essential tools, documents, facts, research, and resources at the outset of any international employment law matter can make all the difference between a successful outcome and one that is fraught with unintended legal pitfalls and costs. After gathering the essential information and resources, distill and clarify the issue(s) that you are being asked to manage and deliver on. Take the time to make sure you understand the question(s) presented and the local laws and terminology. While many lawyers have a tendency to want to quickly provide answers for their clients, few things can be more fatal to effective global employment law management than misinterpreting a concept because a key term got lost in translation.

3. ANSWER WHAT YOU CAN AND GET EFFICIENT LOCAL ADVICE IF NEEDED. As time is often of the essence, once you fully understand the matter, provide the client with a preliminary overview of the key labor and employment issues arising out of the client’s proposed actions. If the matter involves project management that will be of an extended duration, track progress in a userfriendly database and set realistic key deliverable dates that you can communicate to the client. You should also be aware of any applicable deadlines for required local government filings. If the matter involves finding the answer to a day-to-day employment law question in a given country, advise the client that you will revert on the matter as soon as possible and proceed with consulting the relevant research authority. This includes conferring with trusted local counsel with areaspecific knowledge. 4. DELIVER. After formulating your work product, assess whether you adequately resolved all of the client’s questions. Determine whether there is any risk to the client associated with your answers. In doing so, consider the client’s primary country

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of business, as well as its corporate culture and values. If all of the above are satisfied, provide your results to the client in a commercially straightforward and culturally appropriate manner. Be sure to observe local laws on attorney-client privilege when delivering your product to the client. CONCLUSION Do not be intimidated. While aspects of international labor and employment law provide many unique challenges to effectively servicing clients abroad, the steps outlined in this article can help you to best manage clients’ international employment law needs and drive results for them. 

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Special Aspects for Attracting Investments into Ukrainian Agribusiness

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ccording to the latest report of the State Statistics Service, direct foreign investments (equity share capital) from countries around the world into the Ukrainian economy are as shown in the diagram on the right (in percentages). Unfortunately, information regarding investments into the agribusiness sector is not so public, as the State Statistics Service does not keep a separate record of investments into the agricultural business complex. However, according to our country’s leaders, investments into the Ukrainian agricultural business complex amounted to approximately $1 billion in 2015, and, according to the results from 2016, the investments are expected to double. Along with that, it can be stated that today’s Ukrainian market is ready for investments more than ever. Taking into account Ukraine’s great potential and low prices during the crisis and devaluation of the hryvnia, the national economy is rather attractive for foreign investments. According to the Ukrainian Foreign Investor Sentiment Index, a joint project of the Ukrainian Credit and Rating Agency and TRDATA Ukraine, investments into agriculture continue to rank first among the leading areas for investments. The next most attractive sector for investments into Ukraine is IT. At the same time, there are no doubts that these areas of investment are closely tied, due to a rapid introduction of innovations into national agricultural companies. A lot of today’s

agrarians have already realized that by investing funds into the technological development of their companies, it is possible to not only decrease the quantity of physical load for themselves and their employees, but to also increase the efficiency of production and therefore receive supplementary income. In addition, we see active development in the process of attracting foreign investments into IT projects, which are directly connected with the agricultural sector. For example, a recent startup created innovative solutions for the agricultural sector (in regards to the collection and monitoring of data related to cropped land, as well as by creating a navigation system for controlling the quality of agricultural equipment performance) was able to attract $150,000. Many experts believe that, in order to develop the agricultural sector of the economy, there is a need for approximately $100 billion. In other words, the ground for investing—and for attracting investments—is huge. In practice, we also see that investments into the agricultural sector increase. For example, during the past six months, we have been approached by several clients to advise on the restructuring of

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agricultural holdings for the purposes of attracting investments. What are the key sources of attracting investments?

• Bank loans financing programs of • Separate companies or groups of companies • IPO on international stock exchanges from the European Bank for • Loans Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) by the International Finance • Financing Corporation (IFC) funds from private • Attracting investment funds and/or investors (Ukrainian and foreign) Use of a particular source for attracting funds is individual and depends upon many factors. However, in practice, the first thing that each investor pays attention to is the existence of a clear and transparent corporate structure of the company (for example, one company can easily manage 20,000 hectares of land. This is a rather pragmatic example, but in Ukraine, there are a lot of instances when a holing composed of 20 companies works with 20,000 hectares—and those are just extra expenses) and an easy-tounderstand ownership structure. Along with that, it is also very important to have professional management that is able to


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arrange the work in a way that will attract funds. In addition, it should be understood that the investor is not a philanthropist and expects the invested money will be returned and therefore should be aware of the clear business development plan. It is obvious that the investment climate depends upon many factors, but one of the key factors is the willingness of the country’s leaders. It should be noted that our country cares about attracting investments into agribusiness and takes decisive steps in that direction. Thus, during past years, the leaders of the country passed a number of acts that significantly deregulated and simplified the process of attracting investments. In particular, they regulated certain aspects of land relations (for example, they established a minimum seven-year lease term for agricultural land), cancelled the certification process for pesticides and agricultural chemicals, cancelled the need for obtaining veterinary documents when moving feed grain outside of Ukraine, cancelled and/or limited more than 20 licensing procedures and

requirements in respect to carrying out-of-business activities in areas of plant cultivation, livestock breeding, fishing, exploiting of natural resources, etc. One other issue that usually raises concerns for investors is the opening of the land market. Today this issue can be characterised as follows: officially there is no land market; non-officially there is. There are a number of mechanisms that actually make it possible to “own” land plots without entering into sale and purchase agreements—one of such mechanisms is an emphyteusis agreement. In addition, while understanding that opening the land market may become one of the most effective methods for attracting investments, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine together with the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine are actively working on opening it. Lately the leadership of our country has made a lot of steps to ease the conditions for doing business in the agricultural sector, which will help attract new investments. This is not

evidenced by populist reports of officials, but by independent international projects, such as Doing Business in Ukraine, which evaluates a country’s regulatory function in an unbiased manner. During the past five years, Ukraine climbed from 142nd to 83rd. It is satisfying to know that work continues in this direction, and even today there are predictions that Ukraine will climb at least another 10 places in the Doing Business rating in the next year. At present, the most popular sources for attracting funds include cooperation with EBRD, International Finance Corporation, private funds, and offering shares on stock exchanges. The country is making steps to attract investments, but agribusiness needs to understand that in order to attract funds, it is necessary to be properly prepared by having a transparent ownership structure, efficient management system, and good financial indices reflected in consolidated statements. Today a lot of agribusiness owners are concentrating on proper arrangement and structuring their businesses for attracting the abovementioned external financing. Given modern tendencies of development within the agricultural sector, which gradually shows its willingness to implement innovation processes, attraction to investors should become one of the factors that will make it possible for this sector to develop. In the near future, the competition to attract external investments will grow significantly. If you fail to prepare your company today, you risk being left out of the game tomorrow. 

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Sounding Out the Supreme Court of Canada on Utility

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n November of this year, the Supreme Court of Canada will consider the “utility” requirement in the Canadian Patent Act in a case involving the drug NEXIUM.¹ This will be the Court’s first chance to do so since the AZT decision in 2002,² which resulted in a wave of patent utility challenges. THE AZT DECISION In 2002, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld patent claims for the new use of the drug AZT in the treatment of HIV. In reaching this conclusion, the Court found that the claimed new use had to be demonstrated or soundly predicted as of the patent application date. Thus, mere post-filing proof of utility would be insufficient. Now utility challenges are not based on any actual inutility, but on insufficient proof of utility as of filing.

POST-AZT: THE PROMISE DOCTRINE AND PROPER DISCLOSURE Since AZT, the lower courts have further developed the law, resulting in the evolution of the “promise doctrine” and

the creation of a heightened disclosure requirement for sound prediction. Under the “promise doctrine,” a patent is construed with the assistance of expert evidence to determine the promised utility of a claimed invention. This often involves a careful parsing of the patent to determine if there is “an explicit promise of a specific result”³ that is “clear and unambiguous.”4 The focus is not necessarily on the invention claimed (e.g., a new chemical entity), but is often on statements in the description relating to uses of the claimed invention (e.g., therapeutic uses in humans). If there is no promise, then a “mere scintilla of utility” will suffice.5 If there is a promise, then a demonstration or sound prediction will need to be established,

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and while a patentee may be able to rely on pre-filing undisclosed data to establish that the utility was actually demonstrated prior to filing,6 such has not been the case for sound prediction. According to AZT, there must be a factual basis for a sound prediction—an articulable and “sound” line of reasoning from which the desired result can be inferred from the factual basis—and proper disclosure. The Federal Court of Appeal has interpreted “proper disclosure” to mean that the factual basis and sound line of reasoning must be in the patent7. In NEXIUM, the Supreme Court of Canada will have the opportunity to comment on both of these evolutions in the law post-AZT.

NEXIUM The NEXIUM patent claims, inter alia, optically pure esomeprazole magnesium (NEXIUM™). NEXIUM reduces gastric acid and is approved for the treatment of various gastric acid-related disorders. The Federal Court found the relevant claims novel and non-obvious, but invalid for failure to demonstrate or soundly predict a promised utility. The


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Federal Court of Appeal affirmed. The Federal Court found that the patent included a promise of “an improved therapeutic profile.” This “promise” was based on a single statement in the patent and was not relevant to the findings of novelty and non-obviousness. The Court found that, at the filing date, it was soundly predicted that the claimed compound would be useful as a therapeutic compound, but there was no demonstration or sound prediction of an improved therapeutic profile. In reaching this conclusion, the Court also considered

the disclosure requirement for sound prediction to apply only to use patents (as in AZT), such that the patentee could have relied on pre-filing undisclosed data. The promise doctrine will therefore be a central issue in NEXIUM, and given the findings by the Federal Court, the Supreme Court of Canada may also dispose of the heightened disclosure requirement for sound prediction.

Although an important issue, the Canadian government has not been receptive to a legislative solution, despite a challenge under the North America Free Trade Agreement8 and annual inclusion on the “Special 301” Watch List9 since 2013 due to the “heightened utility requirements.” NEXIUM may therefore be the best opportunity to realign Canadian law with other jurisdictions. 

AstraZeneca v. Apotex SCC # 36654; appeal of 2015 FCA 158 (the “NEXIUM” decision) 1

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Current Status of Image Rights Structures in Spain

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n recent years, we have noticed different cases of image rights taxation in Spain focused specifically on football players who receive major media coverage. Some of these cases have not only administrative procedures and tax consequences, but also criminal prosecutions. In this article, we will try to summarize the difference between the background and the status of these current procedures.

The position of the image rights structures in Spain has changed drastically. Historically, many clubs used image rights companies in order to pay the players with a lower tax cost, eluding its qualification as employment income. In order to avoid this practice a rule was introduced in 1996 to limit the amount of income that may be paid by a club to the player as compensation for the image rights assignment. This was referred to as the 85/15 rule, which limits 15 percent of the total amount paid by the club to the player due to image rights. If such a limit is broken, the entire amount paid by the club to the company would be considered employment income for the player (and taxed at the highest rate). Therefore, Spanish legislation tried to limit the amount to be paid by the club to the player by a limit of 15 percent, which may be subjected to corporate income tax (normally this is lower than the personal income tax).

CURRENTLY, THE SPANISH TAX AUTHORITIES ARE CONSIDERING IN MOST CASES THAT:

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(i) these companies are mere instruments to avoid taxation at a personal level;

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EDUARDO MONTEJO Senn Ferrero Sports & Entertainment (ii) such entities are companies without substantial economic activity; (iii) according to transfer pricing rules and the arm’s length principle, the company has to pay the player this price because of the player’s image rights assignment. With the goal of determining the market value of such a transaction, the Spanish tax authorities and the Administrative Courts are considering that these companies should have to pay the player the entire amount obtained from the sponsorships or club, deducting exclusively the expenses linked directly with the exploitation of the image rights. Consequently, the Spanish personal income tax law allows assigning 15 percent of the total package of the player's income into the company, but at the same time, the Spanish tax authorities consider that most of this percentage should be paid to the player as compensation due to image rights assignments. Essentially, the total income obtained by the company through the image rights exploitation should be allocated into the personal

income tax return of the player (a mechanism to avoid double taxation should be observed in order to avoid taxation at a corporate and personal level from a national and international approach).

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provide legal and tax security to the market; (ii) introduce legal measures in order to clarify the use of companies for players and to elucidate the coexistence of the transfer pricing and 85/15 rules; (iii) issue case by case analysis by the tax authorities and courts: analysis of the agreements signed, the structure and resources of each entity, the taxes paid in the country where it is incorporated, or the value provided by the company to the player. As long as the image rights structure is questionable by the Spanish tax authorities, it would be extremely necessary to analyze each intangible assignment and evaluate the tax consequences in order to avoid tax liabilities or even criminal procedures.

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Early Dispute Resolution Programs that Deliver: Seven Keys to Success

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t may be coincidence or luck of the draw, but after stepping into the general counsel role in three different situations, I was struck by the similarities as I inherited existing piles of pending lawsuits and brewing disputes. After reviewing matters bigger than a breadbox in terms of dollars (internal or external sensitivity), I noticed that almost all fell into one of three buckets, which I label the “good,” the “bad,” and the “unclear.” We also learned that each category—and our companies’ fortunes— regularly improved by taking a different approach to dispute management. With the added perspective of years spent mediating disputes of these types, I can attest to the value of early efforts to diagnose and mediate all disputes, as well as the adverse consequences of not doing so. Let me first explain my terms. “Good” disputes were those that made perfect sense in terms of the litigation strategy adopted, our apparent prospects, and the alternatives that existed (or didn’t). “Bad” disputes were the opposite: disputes with dubious prospects and much expense

and distraction ahead, particularly when juxtaposed against the apparent alternatives to end the dispute. Finally, the “unclear” disputes were just that: matters where we didn’t really know enough to confidentially handicap our prospects or the available alternatives. What our experiment proved was that each of these categories of disputes benefited from a disciplined early dispute resolution (EDR) program, combining active dialogue with our adversaries and early mediation efforts if the direct dialogue didn’t fully do the trick. The “good” cases could be leveraged early to educate the other side, reset expectations, and drive the best resolution without further ado. The “bad” cases, if properly diagnosed, could be compromised early on before bad became much worse. Additionally, active direct dialogue,

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followed by mediation if needed, provided the clarity needed to adequately diagnose the “unclear” category. So we tinkered. Rather than sticking with a traditional litigation course with substantial formal motion practice and extended discovery, followed by later stage efforts to mediate on or near the courthouse steps, we designed and employed an EDR program consistently to all new and pending disputes. For clarity’s sake, “disputes” included not just filed lawsuits but also matters threatened, which was learned from years of observing that it is rarely too early to intercept a lawsuit in the making, regardless of whether we sat in the plaintiff or defendant seat. As we began crafting our EDR program, we also developed benchmarks to measure it against the traditional litigation model. The ultimate benchmark was the bottom line in terms of direct and indirect cost to the organization. To ruin the surprise a bit, the results exceeded our expectations, and in turn helped us gain support for additional resources and initiatives. From those efforts, we developed the following seven principles of a successful EDR program.


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1. MEASURE EVERYTHING YOU CAN. Any new program or initiative should be measured against meaningful metrics, yet some companies use benchmarks that may present an incomplete or misleading picture of success. In the quest for reduced legal spending, for example, some organizations seize on one or more individual criteria of savings, such as the average hourly rate paid to outside counsel, the total number of inhouse headcount, or the total number of retained outside law firms. With a “less is better” imperative, those metrics can produce false positives as to net savings when everything is counted, including the total number of hours billed, penalties, judgments, and settlement payments. As an alternative, we developed a total delivered cost (TDC) per matter by category of dispute matter—for example, individual employment claims, class claims, copyright and trademark claims, and ADA claims. The TDC metric counted everything it reasonably could, in terms of outside legal expense, an allocable portion of our in-house legal team’s cost, and all monies paid in judgment, settlement, or penalties of any type.

Indirect costs—such as the loss of time, company personnel, and resources— were not explicitly measured but were certainly part of the discussion. Yet, as it turned out, those indirect costs were not even needed to make the case that a robust EDR program greatly reduced the company’s cost per matter when compared to its prior method of litigating.

2. IMPOSE A ONE-WEEK RULE. Delays in assessment and communication with the other side often produce their own false positives in the handicapping process, as things often look better until you kick the tires hard. Individuals and groups circle together and agree with each other too easily on why we are right and the other side is wrong. To avoid this pattern of positions hardening around an early and incomplete assessment, we tasked ourselves with reporting back quickly as to what we confidently knew, didn’t know, and what additional information could really help—all within one week. The mantra was to be prepared to brief the CEO or the board, avoiding firm pronouncements without the facts or investigation to truly back them up.

In most cases, neither the CEO nor the board got involved early on, but this process institutionalized rigorous testing and retesting and flagged core areas for follow up. If that preliminary read raised any doubts, we began surfacing them internally before positions hardened further and other options evaporated. Of course, certain matters need more than seven days for a preliminary assessment to be valuable. But we treated those as the extreme exception rather than an easy out. The case had to be made as to why we couldn’t complete this preliminary assessment. Even for large matters, there was always valuable work to do right away to clear up the unclear and confirm strengths and weaknesses.

3. TALK TO THE OTHER SIDE EARLY, DIRECTLY, AND FREQUENTLY. While this may sound obvious, the trend in litigation practice has been away from direct conversation—meaning faceto-face or telephonic exchanges—in favor of position statements reflected in letters, emails, and pleadings. But those formal communications are not conversations, and they suffer from the one-sidedness they are built upon. Rather, we insisted

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upon direct conversations, through our in-house lawyers and our outside counsel, with the other side. We pursued a substantive exchange as to key facts and what they suggested: We would like to better understand your position and share preliminary information that may clarify or correct some initial impressions on both sides. That’s all it normally takes to get started. And while it might take more than one conversation, the effort consistently paid off.

4. PREPARE FOR RESISTANCE ON YOUR SIDE AND MISUNDERSTANDING FROM THE OTHER SIDE. Anticipate and address concerns from your side about early and substantive discussions with the other side. Keep in mind that the other side is usually blamed for the problem in the first place, whether you are the plaintiff or the defendant. To allay those concerns, focus on the benefits of learning more regardless of whether the early dialogue prompts an early settlement. Both sides are better informed as to the key facts, strengths, and weaknesses, which often prompts an informed and reasonable resolution. But even if it doesn’t, you are better prepared for the trial or arbitration that follows. Further, in most cases the scale of the remaining dispute is no longer cluttered with expensive and distracting forays into the irrelevant and unimportant. Engaging the other side early on may also trigger misimpressions. An

adversary may assume that you are concerned about your position, and hence are starting to raise the white flag. No reason to fear, as long as you handle the conversation correctly. Indeed, the hallmark of confidence is talking directly with the adversary and explaining why you believe that you will prevail if the matter is fully adjudicated, while also asking for any information or input that may change your side’s assessment. Here, it certainly helps to explain that you routinely follow an EDR program that prompts these early and thorough exchanges. Nothing peculiar about this matter; it’s what we always do.

5. MEDIATE EARLY. While early, direct, and ongoing engagement is essential to reaching a reasonable accord, we sometimes still need help. Despite best efforts, the other side may discount you and your information because you are, well, the other side, and they blame you for the problem at hand. So we mediate, and we do so early on while the number of alternative solutions is greater (e.g., reinstatement, repair, new contracts, licenses) and the sunk costs have not yet grown into a counterweight to a reasonable accord. Here, expect more resistance from your own side. It’s too early. We haven’t taken the entire discovery. The other side hasn’t been reasonable so far; what will be different at the mediation? Well, actually, a lot. A reputable mediator is, by definition, neutral.

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Hence, they won’t be tainted by the bias attributed to your side. The mediator can also help the parties negotiate informal exchanges of key information and sort out what is really unimportant, whether in a single early mediation session or a staged process that will cost everyone a small fraction of what the traditional litigation path promises. Finally, from nearly two decades serving as a mediator, I can confirm that the bad behavior of the past typically does not rear its ugly head in the course of mediation. More often, the foreshadowing of out of control clients and attorneys is tempered by the realization that a civil discourse is often essential to getting the best deal done. (For a deeper dive on overcoming client and counsel resistance to early mediation efforts, please see my prior article: “Navigating the Litigation Conversation: Confessions of a Litigator Turned General Counsel Turned Mediator.”1)

6. APPROACH MEDIATION AS A CONVERSATION, NOT MOOT COURT. Notice a theme here? As we all know, mediation is a consensus-driven process, unlike trials or arbitration. Nothing good happens unless everyone agrees. Focus on the virtues of mediation over traditional litigation, including (a) the opportunity to educate the other side, as well as learn things that may shift your side’s view in an off-the-record exchange; (b) the chance to persuasively advocate in mediation; and (c) the real


7. DEFINE SUCCESS BASED UPON SPEED TOWARD RESOLUTION RATHER THAN WINS. Wins, like perceived precedents, are often overrated. A few battles need to be fully waged, but most do not. Most disputes are not likely to recur or to prompt useful precedents. The notion that any case outcome will really dissuade others is unsupported by any empirical evidence. Indeed, a focus on wins often produces Pyrrhic victories if you prevail— and far worse if you don’t. Rather, we assessed potential settlements based upon the realistic prospects of success and the total cost of litigating to the end, measured by

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opportunities that joint mediation sessions present. Leave the invective and incivility at home—great advocates practice neither. To the contrary, they seize the opportunity to talk directly to counsel and client on the other side. Tell a compelling story that may resonate with the judge, jury, or arbitrator. Show the other side that you are neither the simpleton nor malcontent that you may have been described to be. Keeping in mind that we are all hardwired, clients and counsel alike, to discount bad facts and the people who share them as well as concurrently overweigh our prospects for success at trial, the mediation process allows us to break down misconceptions and reset expectations. It works best if we talk rather than vilify.

direct and indirect costs. Indirect costs—loss of time, resources, and focus—unfortunately often get short shrift in the mediation conversation. However, they often have great impact on companies and individuals, generating unproductive behavior of their own. The most successful mediation preparation

and sessions depend upon setting reasonable expectations based upon realistic scenarios, which all flow from active and early use of robust EDR programs.  “Best Law Firms” 2016 (6th edition), pp. 50–11, U.S. News – Best Lawyers® [http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/standalone/default.aspx]). 1

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Spoliation Allegations Spread into Arbitration

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poliation—the destruction of or denial of access to relevant evidence that harms another party’s position in a dispute—has become a point of contention among parties seeking a fair presentation of their case. Like judges, arbitrators, known for their streamlined and confidential approach to dispute resolution and providing relief from strict conformity to the rules of evidence, have been asked to address this issue.

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The rules addressing the scope of arbitrators’ authority and recent decisions on spoliation offer a guide on ways to treat cases of spoliation raised in arbitration. The rules of major arbitration organizations—including the American Arbitration Association (Commercial Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) (Code of Arbitration Procedure), International Centre for Dispute Resolution (International Dispute Resolution Procedures), and JAMS (Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures)— provide that arbitators may exercise discretion about which evidentiary procedures to follow and when to issue monetary sanctions, draw adverse inferences, or exclude evidence. In short, arbitrators can decide if the loss of information will affect the outcome of the case and how to overcome that complication. Following the December 2015 amendment to Rule 37 of the U.S. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (Rule 37) on the preservation of electronically stored


ELIZABETH DEL CID Murphy & McGonigle information (ESI), there has been an outbreak of 2016 decisions on how to remedy the loss of material evidence in pending disputes. Broadly, Rule 37 states that federal judges may issue sanctions, issue adverse inference instructions, dispose of a case, or take other measures to cure the harm done to another party by the party who lost the information or failed to comply with its disclosure obligations. In 2016, federal courts evaluated Rule 37. In NuVasive, Inc. v. Madsen Medical, Inc., the Southern District of California applied the letter of this rule and issued an adverse inference instruction. The Eastern District of New York in Securities and Exchange Commission v. CKB168 Holdings, Ltd. did the same. The Southern District of Florida in Living Color Enterprises Inc. v. New Era Aquaculture, Ltd. and the District of Maryland in Ericksen v. Kaplan Higher Education, LLC also relied on the rule, but determined whether to issue sanctions only. Unlike this line of cases, in CAT3, LLC v. Black Lineage, Inc., the Southern District of New York relied on the court’s inherent power to impose sanctions instead of under

Rule 37. These decisions suggest that, of the available remedies, judges prefer sanctions or adverse inferences over disposing a matter before an evidentiary hearing is held. Each state court, immune from application of federal rules, has its own set of remedies that govern the issue of spoliation, which may include sanctions, civil penalties, criminal penalties, a criminal sentence, rebutabble presumptions, or a cause of action. Thus far in 2016, FINRA addressed spoliation in two public arbitration awards. On a motion for remedial action based on spoliation with request for sanctions in Speer v. Morgan Stanley (Florida) and a motion to exclude evidence and for sanctions to remedy spoliation in Sun Trading v. Fitzgerald (Illinois), both requests were denied. Irrespective of the rules of evidence that are followed or in what forum, the consensus seems to be that so long as the disturbance is addressed, an allegedly missing piece of evidence should not negate either party’s ability to have its case heard. In fairness, parties should have their day in hearing. 

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SEC Focus on CCO Outsourcing: A Way Forward

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here has been increasing regulatory scrutiny about the trend of outsourcing the chief compliance officer (CCO) function to third parties. Late last year, the SEC published findings of approximately 20 examinations as part of an Outsourced CCO Initiative that focused on SECregistered investment advisers that outsource their CCOs to unaffiliated third parties.¹ THE SEC INITIATIVE REGARDING OUTSOURCED CCOS The initiative was conducted by the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of the SEC. In the SEC’s Risk Alert, the staff shared certain observations regarding effective outsourced CCOs and restated their first principles and long-standing guidance on the role and importance of a CCO. The staff reiterated that (i) an adviser’s CCO should be "competent and knowledgeable regarding the Advisers Act and … empowered with the full responsibility and authority within the organization to compel others to adhere to the compliance policies and procedures" (citing the Adopting Release for Rule 206(4)-7 of the Advisers Act), and (ii) the CCO "should have a position of sufficient seniority and authority to compel others to adhere to the

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compliance policies and procedures"² (Adopting Release, Sections II.C.1). During the examinations, the staff focused on registrants that had outsourced the CCO function and assessed the effectiveness of outsourced CCOs by evaluating a number of factors, including whether: The CCO was administering a • compliance environment that addressed and supported the goals of the Advisers Act (compliance risks were appropriately identified, mitigated, and managed); The compliance program was • reasonably designed to prevent, detect, and address violations of the Advisers Act, Investment Company Act, and other federal securities laws, as applicable; The compliance program supported • open communication between service providers and those with compliance oversight responsibilities; compliance program appeared to • beTheproactive rather than reactive; The CCO appeared to have sufficient • authority to influence adherence to the registrant’s compliance policies and procedures, as adopted; and


Compliance appeared to be an • important part of the registrant’s culture. In reviewing these factors, the staff noticed instances where certain service providers did not have adequate resources to perform compliance duties for their clients, "especially given the disparate and dispersed nature of the registrants that the CCO serviced." In addition, there were concerns expressed about the nature of the annual reviews performed by outsourced CCOs, especially given that some of the registrants had the ability to "selectively provide records to the outsourced CCO that … may have affected the accuracy of these registrants’ annual reviews."³

A. MEANINGFUL RISK ASSESSMENTS Compliance and risk have been increasingly identified as critical components of an effective enterprise risk management program. In the Adopting Release for 206(4)-7 and 38(a) (1),4 the staff observed that "an effective compliance program generally relies upon, among other things, the 'correct identification of a registrant’s risks in light of its business, operations, conflicts, and other compliance factors.’” Whether because of resource or access constraints, the staff observed that certain CCOs relied upon standardized or generic checklists that did not appear to "fully capture the business models, practices, strategies, and compliance risks that were applicable to the registrant."5 In certain cases, the risks described by the registrant’s principles were different from the risks described

by the outsourced CCO. The result was predictable: such registrants did not have the policies, procedures, and/ or disclosures in place to adequately address certain risks.

B. COMPLIANCE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES During the examinations, the staff identified instances of compliance policies and procedures that were not tailored to the registrant’s businesses or practices. In certain instances, outsourced CCO templates resulted in critical risks not being identified, inconsistent policies in relation to the advisers’ businesses and operations, and the failure to perform critical control procedures. Rule 206(4)-7 requires that the CCO certify that an adviser has adopted and implemented policies and procedures that are designed to detect and prevent violations of law. Clearly, using a service provider’s unmodified, "off-the-shelf" templates will rarely result in a system of policies, procedures, controls, and risk assessments tailored to the business practices of a specific adviser.6

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C. ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS The staff’s harshest criticism concerned the annual review of the Compliance Programs, which is a central element of Rule 206(4)-7. The staff observed that "certain outsourced CCOs infrequently visited registrants’ offices and conducted only limited reviews of documents or training on compliance-related matters while on-site." In addition, the staff noted, "such CCOs had limited visibility and prominence within the registrant’s

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organization to, among other things, improve adherence to compliance with policies and procedures." In sum, the staff concluded that "advisers and funds with outsourced CCOs should review their business practices … to determine whether these practices comport with their responsibilities as set forth in the Compliance Rules."

CCO OUTSOURCING AND SUPPORT There are approximately 11,000 investment advisers registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and clearly these advisers differ greatly in terms of their investment strategies, types and number of clients, the amounts of assets under management, and internal resources. Accordingly, the staff continues to acknowledge that a "one-size-fits-all" approach would not be effective.7 Still, the staff’s recent Risk Alert has drawn attention to the fact that there may be qualitative distinctions between internally managed compliance programs utilizing third-party service providers to assist an internal compliance team and outsourcing the compliance function entirely. The Adopting Release containing Rule 206(4)-7 clearly highlights the

SEC’s expectation that a CCO (i) interact frequently with the adviser’s personnel, (ii) be intimately involved in or familiar with the operations of the adviser, and (iii) has the authority and expertise to effectively perform his or her compliance responsibilities. This Risk Alert expresses the SEC’s concerns associated with outsourcing the CCO function and the ability of such outsourced resources to meet the requirements of the Advisers Act. The staff’s concerns generally appear to be addressed when outsourced CCOs (i) frequently and personally interacted with fund and advisory employees, (ii) had sufficient resources to perform their duties, and (iii) were empowered to independently obtain records required for a meaningful and accurate annual review.8

possess the intimate knowledge of the firm’s business and operations required to effectively identify risks and manage compliance programs. However, without experienced support, CCOs typically find it difficult to effectively and consistently perform all of their compliance responsibilities. Below is a summary of services that can be provided to support an internal compliance team, including the CCO: Providing independent, targeted • reviews of critical areas of concern, such as new business initiatives or areas identified as requiring remediation; Assisting the CCO/CRO in developing • risk assessments in light of regulatory guidance and industry standards;

OUTSOURCING AND SUPPORT: A WAY FORWARD In light of the foregoing concerns and observations, one approach would be to couple an internal CCO or compliance team with an expert third-party law firm or consultant that can provide the CCO much-needed support. Internal CCOs with the authority and expertise to perform their responsibilities would typically

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Working with operational heads, • compliance, and legal in developing policies and supervisory guidelines that are tailored to the actual business practices of the firm; Using a provider as an "on-call" • team member to provide regulatory guidance on "hot-button" issues, or complex regulatory matters;


Providing independent training on • key regulatory matters for employees, senior management, and board members; Providing pre-exam and on-site • examination support in connection with regulatory examinations; Providing critical legal and • compliance advice in connection with

Providing critical interpretative • guidance and/or assistance with implementing AML programs; and Conducting independent "mock" SEC • exams or similar reviews. These services can be an indispensable part of an effective compliance program. In utilizing the foregoing approach in conjunction with one or more of these services, CCOs can help foster a strong culture of compliance within their firms and avoid the deficiencies identified by the staff in the Risk Alert. 

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the launch of a new mutual or private fund;

National Exam Program Risk Alert, Vol. V, Issue 1, November 9, 2015 (Risk Alert), p. 1. 1

See SEC, Compliance Programs of Investment Companies and Investment Advisers, Release Nos. IA-2204 and IC26299 (December 17, 2003) (“Adopting Release”). 2

The staff, in its concluding remarks, stated that “each registrant is ultimately responsible for adopting and implementing an effective compliance program and is accountable for its own deficiencies.” Accordingly, they should “evaluate whether their business and compliance risks have been appropriately identified, their policies appropriately tailored in light of their business and associated risks.” Risk Alert, p. 7. 7

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The staff noted, “Some standardized risk checklists utilized by outsourced CCOs were generic and did not appear to fully capture the business models, practices, strategies, and compliance risks that were applicable to the registrant.” Risk Alert, p. 4 6

Risk Alert, p. 3.

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The Labor and Employment Reform that the Colombian Post-Conflict Needs

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olombian labor and employment law are in charge of “achieving justice in the relationships between employees and employers.”1 This has been done by implementing several regulations, such as the legal statutory salary, a social security system linked to formal employment, stability in employment laws (for union members, pregnant women, and sick people), and limited use of outsourcing, among others.

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Paradoxically, the more rigid these regulations are, the higher the unemployment or informal employment² rates become. This situation triggers an important question: how is justice going to be achieved in labor and employment relations if the creation of formal employment is threatened by the rigidity of the law? The answer to that question is found in the second part of the first article of the Colombian Labor Code (cited above), which states that justice between employers and employees is achieved “within a spirit of economic coordination and social equilibrium.” This means that labor and employment laws should be dynamic and must be able to adapt to the historical circumstances that the country faces, as has happened before. For example, in the 1990s when Colombia opened its economy, the Law 50 of 1990 was issued, and it successfully decreased the labor and employment costs for companies. This measure made the Colombian market internationally competitive. Currently, Colombia is going through another historical moment that is demanding additional labor and employment reforms.

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Currently, Colombia has an unemployment rate of 8.8 percent and an informal employment rate of 58.9 percent. At the same time, the Colombian government is undergoing a peace process with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—People's Army (FARC– EP) guerrilla movement, which has been involved in the Colombia’s armed conflict since 1964. On July 23, 2016, both sides signed a historic ceasefire deal to end the 50 years armed conflict. If this peace process is carried out successfully, the mentioned statistics would rise dramatically. On one hand, the actors of the conflict (both legal and illegal) could march toward the unemployment lines. On the other hand, due to the peace agreement and the ceasefire deal, the local economy will have a shortcut of income. Since money produced by legal and illegal activities (such as extortion, kidnapping, illegal mining, international aid, the budget of defense, etc.) will be reduced. With these consequences, the desired peace is at stake. Unemployment and informality do not lead to a dignified lifestyle that can dissuade people from taking arms and combatting

inequality, which in Colombia is one of the highest in the continent. In order to face this large labor force left over from the armed conflict, Colombia has to undergo one of many more structural transformations in order to decrease unemployment, and most importantly, informal employment. One of the structural transformations that is needed is the differentiation of the minimum statutory salary according to the socioeconomic situation of each region of the country. Despite the decentralized model adopted by the Constitution, Colombia has the same minimum statutory salary across the entire country, regardless of the huge socioeconomic differences that exist among its regions. Its amount is supposed to be determined annually by a commission that represents the government, the unions, and the employers. However, if the commission does not reach a consensus, the government fixes the minimum statutory salary unilaterally, considering the average Gross Domestic Product and Consumer Price Index. Sadly, in practice, this is what happens most times. This situation alone explains the high levels of informality. More than

half of the employers (according to the statistics shown above) are not able to pay the minimum statutory salary given the economic situation of their region. These informal workers are excluded from most of the social security system, which leads to bigger problems—for example, an unprotected elder population that does not have a retirement pension or a working class that does not receive the payment of the minimum undisputed rights. In order to truly “achieve justice” in the labor and employment relationships, labor law must acknowledge that differences between the regions exist and adopt a differentiated minimum statutory salary based on the socioeconomic conditions of each region. It is undisputed that the socioeconomic conditions of the capital of the country are different from the conditions of a city located in the amazon jungle, and the law must address such differences. 

Art. First of Colombian Substantive Labor Code. Author’s own translation. 1

Informal employment is understood as an employment relationship without an employment agreement and without the payment of the minimum statutory rights of the employee. 2

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Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Advisory NAVIGATING THE WINDING HIGHWAY OF WELLNESS PROGRAM COMPLIANCE: A GPS FOR THE EEOC’S WELLNESS PROGRAM RULES.

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he road to health plan compliance has never been straight and narrow, but it has become more winding over the years, due in large part to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The road to compliance just became even more difficult with the issuance of two new final regulations by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that implement certain provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). The final ADA-related regulations (“Final ADA Regulations”) and the final GINA-related regulations (“Final GINA Regulations”) join the existing wellness regulations previously issued by the tri-agencies—Departments of Labor (DOL), Treasury and Health, and Human Services (HHS)—that implement the bona fide wellness program rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPA A), as amended by the ACA and Title I of GINA. This article will serve as a GPS for sponsors and administrators of wellness programs to help navigate the road to compliance with the ADA and GINA rules.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ADA FINAL REGULATIONS The ADA prohibits employers from making disability-related inquiries or requiring medical exams that are not

job related, unless they are part of a voluntary employee health program. A dearth of guidance in this area from the EEOC has led to much uncertainty around the application of the ADA to employer-sponsored wellness programs, especially around the term “voluntary.” The Final ADA Regulations provide a much clearer roadmap of the EEOC’s view of compliance. In general, the Final ADA Regulations provide the following coordinates for compliance with the ADA: An employee health program that • includes a disability-related inquiry (DRI) and/or requires a medical exam (ME) will not be considered voluntary for purposes of the ADA, unless special notice is furnished to participants that describes, among other things, the information that

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will be collected and the manner in which the information will be used. The Final ADA Regulations identify the contents of the notice, and the EEOC has furnished a model notice for employers to use as a guide for their own notice. An employee health program that • includes DRIs or MEs is also not considered voluntary if the employer excludes employees who choose not to participate in the wellness program from participating in the employer’s health plan or in one or more of the health plan options. An employee health program that • includes DRIs or MEs will not be considered voluntary if any inducements offered in connection with the DRIs or MEs exceed 30 percent of the total cost of self-only coverage (30 Percent Limit) under the applicable group health plan coverage (Benchmark Plan). The Final ADA Regulations include specific rules for identifying the Benchmark Plan. These rules vary depending on whether the employer offers group health coverage, and if so, how many health plan options the employer offers. about tobacco usage • doMerenotinquiries qualify as DRIs; however, screening for tobacco usage likely qualifies as an ME.


Employee health programs that • include DRIs and MEs must be

however, offer an inducement in exchange for the genetic information (beyond medical history) of a spouse (e.g., the spouse’s genetic tests) or the genetic information and/or medical history of an employee’s children, without regard to whether such children are adopted or natural, minors or adults.

reasonably designed to promote health and prevent disease. Employee health programs must • also satisfy the ADA’s confidentiality provisions. The requirements of the Final ADA Regulations regarding the definition of “voluntary” are effective on the first day of plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2017; however, the other requirements prescribed by the Final ADA Regulations (e.g., programs must be reasonably designed to promote health and confidentiality) are effective immediately because they are reiterations of existing requirements of the ADA.

Employers may provide an • inducement to the employee whose spouse provides his or her medical history as part of a health risk assessment. An employer may not,

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Any inducement provided in • connection with the spouse’s medical history may not exceed 30 percent of the total cost of self-only coverage (30 Percent Limit) under the applicable group health plan (Benchmark Plan). Much like the Final ADA Regulations, the Final GINA Regulations provide specific rules for identifying the Benchmark Plan, which vary depending on whether the employer offers group health plan coverage, and if so, how many health plan options are offered.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE FINAL GINA REGULATIONS Title II of GINA prohibits employers from requesting, requiring, or purchasing the genetic information of an employee or a family member of the employee, except in certain limited instances, such as when the employee provides prior, knowing, voluntary, and written authorization. Genetic information includes not only an employee’s genetic tests, but also the medical history of an employee’s family members. The EEOC issued regulations in 2010 that shed light on the application of Title II of GINA to wellness programs. Despite the 2010 GINA regulations, questions remained regarding the application of GINA’s rules to wellness programs. In particular, the extent to which employers may request or acquire information regarding the medical history of an employee’s spouse or child was unclear. The Final GINA Regulations make the following clarifications about the medical history of an employee’s family members:

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In accordance with the 2010 GINA regulations, the spouse must provide prior written authorization. Additionally, all information collected must be used solely for the purpose of the program, and no information collected may be disclosed to the employer except in aggregate, deidentifiable form.

The wellness program must be • reasonably designed to promote health and prevent disease. Employers are prohibited from • denying access to health insurance if a spouse refuses to provide his or her medical history. The provisions in the Final GINA Regulations related to inducements for a spouse’s medical history are effective on the first day of plan years that begin on or after January 1, 2017.

THE ROAD TO COMPLIANCE: THE FINAL ADA RULES Which employee health programs are subject to the Final ADA Regulations? As a threshold matter, the Final ADA Regulations apply only to employee health programs maintained by

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employers subject to Title I of the ADA. Title I of the ADA generally applies to all private and state and local governmental employers with 15 or more employees for each working day in at least 20 calendar weeks in the current or preceding calendar year.

What is an employee health program? Neither the ADA nor the Final ADA Regulations provide a specific definition of “employee health program.” The lack of a specific definition leads to a very broad application of the rules. Consequently, most employer-sponsored wellness programs would qualify as employee health programs for purposes of the ADA, including: Programs designed to increase • physical activity • Smoking/tobacco cessation classes bestlawfirms.usnews.com

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• Weight reduction classes • Health risk assessments Screenings (including biometric • screenings) • Disease management programs • Well-woman programs • Prenatal programs PRACTICE POINTER: The Final ADA Regulations apply to employee health programs without regard to whether they are offered in connection with participation in an employer’s group health plan.

In what ways do the Final ADA Regulations regulate employee health programs? The Final ADA Regulations ensure that employee health programs that include DRIs and MEs are voluntary. Additionally, the Final ADA Regulations ensure that employee health programs, including the DRIs and MEs that are part of such programs, are reasonably designed to promote health and that all information obtained as part of the program is kept confidential in accordance with the ADA. Lastly, it ensures that disabled individuals are provided a reasonable accommodation if they are unable to satisfy the requirements of the employee health program. What is a DRI? The Final ADA Regulations do not define “disability-related inquiry.” The EEOC enforcement manual defines a DRI as a question (or series of questions) that is likely to elicit information about a disability, as defined by the ADA. The enforcement manual is clear that not all questions about a person’s health or impairments will qualify as a DRI—only those questions that are likely to elicit information about an impairment that qualifies as a disability are DRIs. So what conditions or impairments constitute a disability under the ADA? Before the Americans with Disabilities

Act Amendments Act (ADA A A), the scope of conditions and impairments that qualified as disabilities was relatively narrow. The ADA A A, which was signed into law in 2008, and the final ADA A A regulations issued by the EEOC in 2011, significantly expanded the definition of disability such that many common conditions or illnesses not previously considered a disability would now be considered as such. For example, the ADA A A rules define a physical or mental impairment as any physiological, mental or psychological disorder that “substantially limits” one or major life activities. Major life activities include:

• Caring for oneself • Performing manual tasks • Seeing • Hearing • Eating • Sleeping • Walking • Standing • Sitting • Reaching • Lifting • Bending • Speaking • Concentrating The operation of major bodily • functions The EEOC further notes in the final ADA A A regulations that the term “substantially limits” is to be construed broadly and is not meant to be a demanding standard. In fact, the EEOC notes that “an impairment need not prevent, or significantly or severely restrict the individual from

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performing a major life activity in order to be considered substantially limiting.” Given the significant breadth of the ADA’s definition of disability after the ADA A A, most questions in an employee health program that are specifically designed to determine if an employee has any condition or impairments or not, or that are designed to determine the severity of a particular condition, will likely constitute as a DRI. PRACTICE POINTER: The Final ADA Regulations clarify that inquiries regarding the employee’s tobacco usage are not considered DRIs.

What is a “medical examination”? Neither the ADA nor the Final ADA Regulations define “medical examination.” According to the EEOC enforcement manual, a medical examination is a procedure or test that seeks information about an individual’s physical or mental impairments or health. The EEOC enforcement manual indicates that the following factors should be considered to determine whether a test (or procedure) is an ME under the ADA rules: Whether the test is administered by a • health care professional. Whether the test is interpreted by a • health care professional. the test is designed to reveal • anWhether impairment to physical or mental health.

• Whether the test is invasive. Whether the test measures an • employee’s performance of a task or whether it measures physiological responses to performing the task. Whether the test normally is given in a • medical setting. • Whether medical equipment is used. The EEOC enforcement manual indicates medical exams for purposes of the ADA rules include:


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The employer takes no adverse • employment action or does not

Vision test analyzed by an • ophthalmologist urine, saliva, and hair analysis • toBlood, detect disease • Blood pressure screening • Cholesterol screening • Nerve conduction tests • Pulmonary function tests tests designed to identify • aPsychological mental disorder Diagnostic procedures such as x-rays, • CAT scans, and MRIs PRACTICE POINTER: Although mere inquiries regarding tobacco use are not considered DRIs, screenings, or exams that test for tobacco use may qualify as MEs.

Is the employee health program voluntary? If an employee health program includes DRIs and/or requires an ME then the program must be voluntary as defined by the Final ADA Regulations. Such a program is considered voluntary only if the program satisfies each of the following requirements: Employees are not required to • participate. For example, an employee’s refusal to participate does not result in his or her termination of employment. Employees who choose not to • participate are not denied eligibility in any group health plan or group health plan option offered by the employer.

retaliate against those who choose not to participate.

own notice or that employers may use to help draft their own notice. The EEOC has also issued FAQs in connection with the model notice. The FAQs provide the following directions:

The employee receives a notice that • contains certain required information. The employer may engage a third• party vendor to provide the notice, but Any inducements provided in the employer remains liable for the • connection with the program are third-party’s failure to send. limited in accordance with the Final ADA Regulations. The EEOC does not prescribe a specific • time frame for providing the notice so PRACTICE POINTER: It is and has been common for employers to condition eligibility in a health plan or the health plan’s options to those who complete a health risk assessment and/or screening. Such common practices will not be considered voluntary under the Final ADA Regulations.

What are the applicable notice requirements? If an employee health program includes DRIs and/or requires MEs, the employer must provide notice to employees, which satisfies the following requirements: The notice is written so that the • employee from whom medical information is being obtained is reasonably likely to understand it. The notice describes the medical • information that is obtained by the program and the specific purposes for which the information is obtained. describes the restrictions • onThethenotice disclosure of the employee’s medical information and the identity of any employer representatives or third parties with whom the information will be shared. methods the employer will use • toTheprotect the confidentiality of such information (including whether it complies with HIPA A’s privacy and security rules, if applicable). The EEOC has issued a model notice that employers may use in lieu of their

long as the notice is provided before the employee provides any health information in connection with the wellness program. The notice may be given in any • format that is “effective in reaching employees” before being offered an opportunity to participate in the wellness program. For example, it can be sent in hard copy form or in an email with a subject line that identifies the significance of the information in the email. The notice should not be provided to • the employee along with substantial other information unrelated to the wellness program since it may cause confusion or cause employees to ignore the information. Employers should make accommo• dations for employees with disabilities. For example, employers may need to print hard copy notices in large print for employees with vision impairments. Electronic notices should be formatted so that employees who use screenreading programs can read them.

How does the notice requirement in the Final ADA Regulations align with HIPAA’s privacy rules? Many wellness programs that are group health plans or that are offered in connection with group health plans are also subject to HIPA A’s privacy rules, which require health plans to furnish a notice to covered individuals that contains information similar to the information required in the ADA notice. Will the HIPA A privacy

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notice operate to satisfy the notice requirement of Final ADA Regulations? Perhaps, but we recommend employers consider the following before relying on the HIPA A privacy notice to satisfy the ADA notice requirements: If the wellness program is made • available to all employees without regard to whether the employee participates in the employer’s group health plan, then furnishing the group health plan’s privacy notice to employees who participate in the wellness program but not the group health plan may cause confusion or cause the employee to ignore the information. The EEOC recommends against sending the ADA notice with a lot of information unrelated to the wellness program. HIPA A’s privacy rules only require • plans to provide the notice after an individual becomes covered and only after there is a change in the notice. Otherwise, plans are merely furnishing covered individuals with reminders every three years of its existence and where to locate it. If the wellness program is made available every year, we recommend that employers provide the ADA notice every year. This may not coincide with the frequency with which the HIPA A notice is furnished.

What are the applicable limitations on inducements? A wellness program that includes DRIs or requires an ME must be voluntary. While some would argue that a financial inducement does not make a program involuntary,¹ the EEOC does not necessarily see it that way. According to the EEOC, if a wellness program that includes DRIs or requires an ME offers inducements (reward or penalty) to participate, the inducement cannot exceed the 30 Percent Limit (i.e., 30 percent of the total cost of self-only coverage for the Benchmark Plan). Any inducement that exceeds the 30 Percent Limit is, according to the EEOC, coercion. The Final ADA Regulations

provide rules for calculating the 30 Percent Limit in each of these instances. The chart on the opposite page summarizes these rules for various common situations. The Final ADA Regulations do not prescribe a method for calculating the “total cost” of self-only coverage. Presumably, employers may follow the rules for calculating the applicable premium under COBRA; however, the regulations do not foreclose the use of alternative methods.2 The Final ADA Regulations also clarify that the 30 Percent Limit applies to any financial or in-kind incentives, such as DRI or MEs. Thus, the 30 Percent Limit might apply to an inducement in the form of a gift card or other non-cash item, such as an iPad or gym membership.

What if the participant can obtain the full inducement without the DRIs or MEs? How do the inducement rules apply when the employee health program includes DRIs or MEs, but participants can obtain the full inducement offered without responding to the DRIs or completing the MEs? Consider the following example: ABC Company provides employees with a $300 per month premium reduction if they complete any two of the following five action items: They record their physical activity • during the week. They record the food that they have • eaten during the week. • They take a stress relief class. • They take a class on healthy eating. They complete a health risk • assessment. In the above list, only the health risk assessment is a DRI. Moreover, the $300 per month premium reduction exceeds the 30 Percent Limit. In the above example, the wellness

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program includes a DRI—the health risk assessment—but the participants in the program can obtain the full inducement—the $300 per month premium reduction—without completing the health risk assessment. Does this program violate the Final ADA Regulations merely because the program includes a DRI, even though the participants can obtain the inducement without completing the health risk assessment? EEOC officials indicate that the inducement offered by the wellness program would not be subject to the 30 Percent Limit (or the notice requirement) to the extent that the inducement was available to participants without regard to the DRI or ME. Thus, even though a program might include DRIs and/or MEs, the 30 Percent Limit will not apply if the employees or participants do not have to respond to the DRIs or take the MEs to obtain the full inducement. Likewise, if a program includes various components with different inducements that can be satisfied separately, only the inducements related to DRIs or require MEs must comply with the 30 Percent Limit. Consider the following example: ABC Company maintains a wellness program that has three components, each of which has a corresponding inducement: a health risk assessment • inComplete exchange for a $100 premium reduction. a biometric screening • inComplete exchange for a $50 premium reduction. in an educational session • onParticipate nutrition in exchange for a $50 premium reduction. In this situation, the 30 Percent Limit applies to the combined inducements for the health risk assessment and the biometric screening, but not to the inducement for the educational session because it does not contain any DRIs or MEs.


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Employer maintains only one group health plan option. The situation is a combination of the categories described in 1630.14(d)(2) (i) and (ii).

30% of the total cost of self-only coverage under the one health plan option offered to employees.

This situation includes programs that are limited to employees who enroll in the group health plan or that are made available to employees without regard to whether they enroll in the health plan.

The employee maintains multiple group health plan options and limits the inducement to those employees who enroll in a specific offers a PPO and HDHP but limits the inducement to those who enroll in the HDHP. Although this situation is not clearly described in one of the categories in 1630.14(d)(2), a close examination of the rules and the manner in which EEOC interprets the term "plan" indicates this situation falls within the category described in 1630.14(d)(2)(i).

30% of the total cost of self-only coverage for the specified option in which the employees must enroll to receive the inducement.

This situation includes programs that are made available to all employees without regard to whether they enroll in a specific health plan but that limit the inducements to employees who enroll in a health plan option.

Employer maintains multiple group health plan options but does not limit the inducement to those who enroll in a specific plan option. This situation includes a program that is made available to all employees but limits the inducement to those who enroll in any of the health plan options. It also includes a program that is limited to those who enroll in any of the health plan options and provides the inducement to any such employee.

Employer maintains multiple group plan options but offered different wellness program with each option and limits the inducement for each program to those who enroll in the plan. For example, the employer maintains a PPO and HDHP. Those that enroll in the PPO are eligible for a premium reduction if they complete a health risk assessment. Employees who enroll in the HDHP are eligible for a premium reduction if they complete a biometric screening. The program is not available to employees who do not participate in the program.

Employer does not offer any group health plan options.

30% of the total cost of self-only coverage for the lowest-cost group health plan option maintained by the employer without regard to the option in which the employer actually enrolls.

Although not specifically addressed in the Final ADA Regulations, we believe it is a reasonable interpretation of the Final ADA Regulations to conclude that the Benchmark Plan in this situation is the plan in which the employee is enrolled since the wellness program is different for each health plan option.

30% of the total cost of self-only coverage for the second-lowest-cost silver plan for a 40-year-old nonsmoker in the state or federal health care exchange in the state of the employer's prinicipal place of business.

NOTE: In light of guidance issued by EEOC in an information letter addressed to Ashley Gillihan of Alston & Bird LLP dated August 21, 2016, it is clear that the EEOC interprets the reference to “plan” in the rules to mean health plan option.

When is a program reasonably designed to promote health and prevent disease? An employee health program, including DRIs and MEs offered as part of the employee health program, must be reasonably designed to promote health and prevent disease, even those that do not include disability-related

inquiries or medical exams. According to the Final ADA Regulations, the program must have a reasonable chance of improving health or preventing disease, must not be overly burdensome or time-consuming, and must not be a subterfuge for violating the ADA or any other federal law.

Examples of programs that do not satisfy this standard include: A program that requires a significant • amount of time to obtain a reward. A program that imposes unreasonably • intrusive procedures.

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A program that imposes significant • costs related to medical examinations. A program that exists mainly to shift • costs to targeted employees. A program that exists simply to collect • information for the employer to estimate future health care costs. In addition, wellness programs that collect medical information through a measurement, screening, or test without follow-up information or advice designed to improve health would not be reasonably designed to promote health or prevent disease unless the collected information is actually used to design a wellness program that addresses at least a subset of the conditions identified through the program.

What are the applicable confidentiality requirements? Under the ADA’s confidentiality provisions, employer-sponsored wellness programs may not:

Disclose identifiable medical information to the employer except as necessary for the employer to administer the health plan.

Require employees to waive • confidentiality protections or agree to the sale or exchange of medical information as a condition of participating in the program. Read literally, employers who sponsor wellness programs that are not limited to health plan participants arguably will not be able to obtain any identifiable medical information obtained through the wellness program. Such employers will be limited to information regarding participation (did the employee participate or not). Likewise, employers who sponsor wellness programs that are limited to health plan participants will not be able to receive any identifiable medical information obtained through the wellness program, unless the information is necessary to administer the health plan.

The ADA’s confidentiality requirements are similar to HIPA A’s privacy requirements; however, there is a key difference between the two. HIPA A’s rules only apply to health plans, while wellness programs subject to the ADA might not qualify as a health plan subject to HIPA A. For example, if a wellness program provides an inducement to employees who log physical activity each week, the wellness program is likely not a health plan subject to HIPA A, but it would be a wellness program subject to the ADA’s confidentiality requirements.

Under what circumstances would an employer be required to make a reasonable accommodation for a wellness program? If an employee is unable to participate in the wellness program due to a disability, the employer must provide an alternative in accordance with the ADA’s rules. For example, if the employer provides a reward for employees who walk or exercise a specified amount of time each week, the employer would be obligated to provide a reasonable alternative to an employee who is unable to satisfy the requirements due to a disability. Does the ADA’s bona fide employee benefit plan exception apply? Despite two recent court decisions indicating that it does, the EEOC does not agree.3 The Final ADA Regulations make clear, in no uncertain terms, that the EEOC does not believe that the bona fide employee benefit plan exception to the ADA’s requirements applies in the context of employee health programs. A recent court decision seems to support this position.4

THE ROAD TO COMPLIANCE: THE FINAL GINA REGULATIONS Which wellness programs are subject to the Final GINA Regulations? A wellness program is generally subject to the Final GINA Regulations if the wellness program is maintained by a private, state, or local governmental employer with 15 or more employees for each working day in at least 20

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calendar weeks in the current or preceding calendar year (similar to Title I of the ADA).

In what ways do the Final GINA Regulations regulate wellness programs? The 2010 GINA regulations set the stage by indicating that employers that offer health or genetic services, including a wellness program, are not in violation of GINA if the employer obtains an individual’s genetic information to the extent that the following requirements are satisfied: The individual voluntarily provides • the information. Information is not considered to be voluntarily provided if a penalty is imposed on individuals who choose not to provide such information. The individual provides prior written • authorization. The individual’s identifiable genetic • information collected through the program is used solely for purposes of the program, and none of the information collected is disclosed to the employer except in aggregate, deidentified form. The Final GINA Regulations were primarily issued to address a discrete issue—the extent to which inducements can be offered in exchange for information regarding the manifestation of disease or disorder (i.e., current or past medical history) of an employee’s family members. The Final GINA Regulations make the following clarifications: An inducement may be provided to • the employee only in exchange for information regarding a spouse’s manifestation of disease, and then only to the extent that the spouse provides the authorization required by the 2010 GINA regulations. No inducement may be offered in exchange for a spouse’s genetic information (other than medical history) or the genetic information and/or medical history of a child.


EMPLOYEE BENEFITS AND EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION GROUP DESCRIPTION Alston & Bird’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group represents clients in bet-the-company matters, including federal agency investigations, corporate transactions and litigation, as well as more routine compliance matters. Combining a unique multidisciplinary and multifaceted approach to dealing with clients’ most complex and important challenges, the group’s attorneys represent both employers and providers across a wide range of issues pertaining to qualified retirement plans, health and welfare programs, section 409A compliance, actuarial issues, ERISA litigation, executive compensation, and relations with Congress and federal agencies such as the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Internal Revenue Service, and Department of Labor. Alston & Bird is a two-time winner of “Law Firm of the Year” for employee benefits (ERISA) by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” and a recipient of its “Law Firm of the Year” award for ERISA litigation.

PRACTICE POINTER: The regulations make no distinctions between adult or minor children and natural and adopted children. Moreover, the 2010 GINA regulations define “genetic information” to include the genetic information of a fetus carried by an employee or family member of an employee. The request for such information • must be made as part of a health risk assessment. The Final GINA Regulations clarify that this may be through a questionnaire, medical exam, or both. In accordance with the 2010 GINA • regulations, the information collected may only be used for the program, and no information may be provided to the employer except in aggregate, deidentifiable form. The wellness program must be • reasonably designed to promote health. This is essentially the same standard espoused by the EEOC in the Final ADA Regulations. The employer may not exclude a • spouse from participating in a health plan, restrict access to health plan options, or otherwise retaliate against the employee or the spouse who choose not to participate from participation in or restrict access to health coverage. If the employee and spouse are offered • the opportunity to participate in the program, the inducement to each may not exceed 30 percent of the total cost

of self-only coverage (30 Percent Limit) under the applicable group health plan (Benchmark Plan). Much like the Final ADA Regulations, the Final GINA Regulations provide specific rules for identifying the Benchmark Plan, which vary depending on whether the employer offers group health plan coverage or not. These rules are identical to the rules prescribed in the Final ADA Regulations for identifying the applicable Benchmark Plan. PRACTICE POINTER: If the total cost of employee-only coverage for the Benchmark Plan is $3,000, then the total inducement offered for information regarding the spouse’s manifestation of disease would be $900. The employer may not condition • participation in the wellness program or provide any inducement to the employee or spouse in exchange for an agreement permitting the sale, exchange, or disclosure of genetic information. PRACTICE POINTER: The Final GINA Regulations clarify that tobacco usage is not considered “medical history” for purposes of GINA.

ARRIVING AT YOUR DESTINATION Charting a course for compliance with the Final ADA and GINA Regulations is no small challenge, especially when you consider that the tri-agencies also have issued wellness program rules under both HIPA A and

Title I of GINA. Part II will explore those rules and how they coordinate with the EEOC’s ADA and Title II GINA Rules. In the meantime, employers who sponsor wellness programs should input the following coordinates: Carefully review your wellness • programs to determine whether it includes DRIs or MEs. Include an ADA-compliant notice in • your wellness program materials and ensure that program participants receive that notice before they provide any information. If you offer inducements in • connection with responses to DRIs or completion of MEs, ensure that all inducements related to DRIs and MEs (even if offered under different programs maintained by the same employer) do not exceed the 30 Percent Limit. If you provide inducements in • exchange for information regarding a spouse’s manifestation of disease or disorder, be sure that the spouse provides a prior written authorization for such information and that the information is kept confidential in accordance with the Final GINA Regulations.  Editor’s note: This piece was originally published on alston.com at http://www.alston.com/advisories/wellness_ program_compliance_part_1/.

EEOC v. Orion Energy Sys. Inc., 2016 WL 5107019 (E.D. Wis. 2016) (Court held that a program shifting the entire cost of coverage to an employee was voluntary because “even a strong incentive is still no more than an incentive; it is not compulsion.”) 1

For example, the proposed regulations issued by the IRS on the “Cadillac tax” under Code Section 4980I have identified possible alternative methods for calculating the total cost of health coverage for purposes of the Cadillac tax, and those methods, once finalized, might be a sufficient basis for calculating the total cost under these rules. 2

Seff v. Broward County, 691 F. 3d 1221 (11th 2012); EEOC v. Flambeau, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 173482 (W.D. Wis. Dec. 30, 2015) 3

EEOC v. Orion Energy Sys., Inc., 2016 WL 5107019 (E.D. Wis. 2016). However, as noted above, the court disagreed with the EEOC’s determination of what is voluntary. 4

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Senior partner Elizabeth K. Russo attended Wellesley College, received her B.A. magna cum laude from Cornell University in 1975, and her J.D. cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law, where she was an Editor of the Law Review. Ms. Russo has over 30 years of experience as an appellate lawyer. She began her practice concentrating in litigation and admiralty law at the �irm of Smathers & Thompson, and then joined Daniels and Hicks, P.A., the �irst �irm in Florida to specialize exclusively in appellate practice. Ms. Russo was a partner at Daniels and Hicks from 1985 through 1990, and then left to form her own �irm now known as the Russo Appellate Firm, P.A. Ms. Russo is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Florida Supreme Court, the �ive Florida District Courts of Appeal, and the United States First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals. Ms. Russo is AV Preeminent-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is a Board Certi�ied Appellate Practice Lawyer. Ms. Russo is a former Chair of the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, was the Board’s Liaison to the Florida Appellate Practice Certi�ication Committee, and is a member of the Florida Bar Appellate Practice and Advocacy Section. Ms. Russo served on the Florida Standard Jury Instruction Committee from 2009 through 2015. Ms. Russo appears in the appellate lawyer section of The Best Lawyers in America and has been selected as a Super Lawyer by peer selection for the years 2007-2017.

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Murphy & McGonigle

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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Squire Patton Boggs LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Stinson Leonard Street LLP Stoel Rives LLP

Cooley LLP

K&L Gates

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Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Paul Hastings LLP

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Kaye Scholer LLP

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Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Sullivan & Worcester LLP Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Perkins Coie LLP

Dechert LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Dentons

Latham & Watkins LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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Locke Lord LLP

Polsinelli PC

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Proskauer Rose LLP

Troutman Sanders LLP

Quarles & Brady LLP

Venable LLP

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP Thompson & Knight LLP Thompson Coburn LLP

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Vinson & Elkins LLP

Foley & Lardner LLP

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Fox Rothschild LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

White & Case LLP Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Barnes & Thornburg LLP Blank Rome LLP

Gibson Dunn LLP

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Bryan Cave LLP

Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Vinson & Elkins LLP Winston & Strawn LLP Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP ENERGY LAW

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Alston & Bird LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

Holland & Knight, LLP

Cozen O'Connor

Baker Botts L.L.P.

Hunton & Williams LLP

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Bracewell LLP

Jones Day

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

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K&L Gates

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Day Pitney LLP

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Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

Dentons Hogan Lovells US LLP

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Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

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Winston & Strawn LLP Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP DERIVATIVES AND FUTURES LAW

NATIONAL

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Mayer Brown LLP

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Jones Day

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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Locke Lord LLP

Jones Day

Mayer Brown LLP

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K&L Gates

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Locke Lord LLP

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Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Dechert LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP

Dentons DLA Piper LLP Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

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Baker & Hostetler LLP

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Perkins Coie LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Quarles & Brady LLP Seyfarth Shaw LLP Sherman & Howard L.L.C. Squire Patton Boggs LLP Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP Thompson Coburn LLP Troutman Sanders LLP Venable LLP

Stoel Rives LLP Thompson & Knight LLP Troutman Sanders LLP Van Ness Feldman LLP Vinson & Elkins LLP Winston & Strawn LLP


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Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Feldman & Goodman

Sukin Law Group ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

Akerman LLP

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

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Alston & Bird LLP

Squire Patton Boggs LLP

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Arnold & Porter LLP

Stoel Rives LLP

Baker Botts L.L.P.

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo, P.C.

Ballard Spahr LLP

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Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown

Beveridge & Diamond PC

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Gibson Dunn LLP

Sive, Paget & Riesel, P.C.

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Bryan Cave LLP

Van Ness Feldman LLP

Stinson Leonard Street LLP

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP

Venable LLP

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller, L.L.P.

Covington & Burling LLP

Vinson & Elkins LLP

White & Case LLP

Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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White & Case LLP

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Williams Mullen

Dentons

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Holland & Knight, LLP Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert LLP

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

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Bryan Cave LLP Cheng Cohen LLC Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Dentons

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Loeb & Loeb LLP

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Goodwin

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Norton Rose Fulbright

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Vedder Price P.C.

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Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Kazmarek Mowrey Cloud Laseter LLP

Plave Koch PLC FDA LAW

Polsinelli PC

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Schiff Hardin LLP Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Latham & Watkins LLP

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

Lathrop & Gage LLP

King & Spalding LLP

Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP

Sidley Austin LLP

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Williams & Connolly LLP

Zarco Einhorn Salkowski & Brito, P.A.

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

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Grubman Shire & Meiselas, P.C.

Perkins Coie LLP

Loeb & Loeb LLP

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Proskauer Rose LLP

Foley & Lardner LLP

Arnold & Porter LLP

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

DLA Piper LLP

Proskauer Rose LLP Quarles & Brady LLP Saul Ewing LLP

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Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

EQUIPMENT FINANCE LAW

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Steinbrecher & Span LLP

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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Covington & Burling LLP

Bricker & Eckler LLP

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty, LLP

Anderson Kill, P.C.

Covington & Burling LLP

Glinsmann Immigration

Covington & Burling LLP

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Hammond Young Immigration Law LLC

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Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

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Mark A. Kantor

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Covington & Burling LLP

Sidley Austin LLP

Duane Morris LLP

Laura Kelsey Rhodes, LLC

Cozen O'Connor

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Lichtman & Elliot, PC

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Dentons

Foley & Lardner LLP

Maggio Kattar Nahajzer + Alexander, P.C.

DLA Piper LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Duane Morris LLP

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Hogan Lovells US LLP

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Dentons

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Masliah & Soloway Mayer Brown LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP

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Holland & Knight, LLP

Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C.

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Holland & Knight, LLP Jenner & Block LLP

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Jones Day

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Waxlaw

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Reed Smith LLP

White & Case LLP INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND FINANCE LAW

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Perkins Coie LLP

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Troutman Sanders LLP

Moses & Singer LLP

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Seyfarth Shaw LLP Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP Sidley Austin LLP IMMIGRATION LAW

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Duane Morris LLP

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Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy, LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION - COMMERCIAL

American University Washington College of Law Arnold & Porter LLP Astigarraga Davis Baker & McKenzie LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Shearman & Sterling LLP Sidley Austin LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP White & Case LLP LABOR LAW - MANAGEMENT

Allen, Norton & Blue, P.A. Baker & Hostetler LLP Barnes & Thornburg LLP Blank Rome LLP


Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC

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Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP

LEVERAGED BUYOUTS AND PRIVATE EQUITY LAW

Cooley LLP Covington & Burling LLP

Cohen & Perfetto, LLP

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Cooley LLP

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GoldmanHarris LLC

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Jackson Lewis P.C.

Goodwin

Jones Day

Goulston & Storrs PC

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K&L Gates

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Littler Mendelson P.C.

Holland & Knight, LLP

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K&L Gates

Nixon Peabody LLP

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Lowenstein Sandler LLP

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Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Law Offices of Susan R. Diamond, P.C.

White & Case LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Paul Hastings LLP

Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Perkins Coie LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Putney, Twombly, Hall & Hirson LLP

Linowes and Blocher LLP Mayer Brown LLP McGuireWoods LLP

Quarles & Brady LLP

Meltzer, Purtill & Stelle LLC

Reed Smith LLP

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Saul Ewing LLP

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Perkins Coie LLP

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Stinson Leonard Street LLP

Squire Patton Boggs LLP

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

The Sohagi Law Group, PLC

Thompson Coburn LLP

Troutman Sanders LLP

Venable LLP

Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh, PC

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP LITIGATION - ANTITRUST

Arnold & Porter LLP Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP Baker & McKenzie LLP Baker & Miller PLLC

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Baker Botts L.L.P.

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Bryan Cave LLP

Winston & Strawn LLP

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

LITIGATION - BANKING & FINANCE

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Akerman LLP

Covington & Burling LLP

Alston & Bird LLP

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Baker Botts L.L.P.

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Ballard Spahr LLP

Dechert LLP

BuckleySandler LLP

DLA Piper LLP

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Dorsey & Whitney LLP Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Covington & Burling LLP

Akerman LLP

Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP

Goodwin

Ballard Spahr LLP

Gibson Dunn LLP

LAND USE & ZONING LAW

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

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Holland & Knight, LLP

Hausfeld LLP

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Greenberg Traurig LLP

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Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A.

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

Holland & Knight, LLP

Covington & Burling LLP

Holland & Knight, LLP

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Ice Miller LLP

Dentons

Jenner & Block LLP

DLA Piper LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Jones Day

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Jones Walker LLP

Gibson Dunn LLP

McGuireWoods LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

K&L Gates

Goodwin

McKool Smith PC

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Perkins Coie LLP

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Kraftson Caudle

Greenwood Environmental Counsel PLLC

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LeClairRyan

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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Squire Patton Boggs LLP

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NATIONAL

LITIGATION - BANKRUPTCY

Akerman LLP Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Baker & Hostetler LLP

Cole Schotz P.C. Cooley LLP

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Latham & Watkins LLP

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Marzulla Law LLC

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McGuireWoods LLP

Venable LLP

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Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

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Squire Patton Boggs LLP

Blank Rome LLP

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Nexsen Pruet, LLC

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Ballard Spahr LLP Brown Rudnick LLP

Laurie & Brennan LLP

LITIGATION - CONSTRUCTION

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Perkins Coie LLP

Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, L.L.P.

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial LLC

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Dentons

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

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Bean, Kinney & Korman, PC

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP

Duane Morris LLP

Carlton Fields

Williams Mullen

Sidley Austin LLP

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Coats Rose, PC

Zetlin & De Chiara LLP

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Gibson Dunn LLP

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Troutman Sanders LLP

Baker Botts L.L.P.

Van Ness Feldman LLP

Foley & Lardner LLP

Ballard Spahr LLP

Venable LLP Vinson & Elkins LLP

Conway & Mrowiec David E. Montgomery

Holland & Knight, LLP

DLA Piper LLP

K&L Gates

Squire Patton Boggs LLP LITIGATION - ENVIRONMENTAL

Haynes and Boone, LLP Jones Day

Duane Morris LLP Frost Brown Todd LLC

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

Latham & Watkins LLP

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Beveridge & Diamond PC

LeClairRyan

Harris Winick Harris LLP

Bryan Cave LLP

McKool Smith PC

Hinckley Allen

Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP

Kaye Scholer LLP

Quarles & Brady LLP

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LITIGATION - ERISA

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, LLP

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MDR Capital Partners, LLC

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Roland G. Simpson, LC

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Carlton Fields

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Baker Botts L.L.P.

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Perkins Coie LLP

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

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Trucker Huss, APC

Prince Lobel Tye LLP

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Dechert LLP

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP LITIGATION - FIRST AMENDMENT

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

DLA Piper LLP

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Littler Mendelson P.C. Mitchell & Sheahan, P.C. Murtha Cullina LLP Wiggin and Dana LLP

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Robinson & Cole LLP

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STAMFORD BANKRUPTCY AND CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS / INSOLVENCY AND REORGANIZATION LAW Zeisler & Zeisler, P.C. Zeldes, Needle & Cooper, P.C.

BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS (INCLUDING LLCS AND PARTNERSHIPS) Braunstein and Todisco, PC

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE: GENERAL PRACTICE

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MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS LAW Day Pitney LLP Finn Dixon & Herling LLP

EMPLOYMENT LAW - MANAGEMENT

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NON-PROFIT/CHARITIES LAW Cummings & Lockwood LLC

LITIGATION - ERISA Law Office of Lewis Chimes LPA

Day Pitney LLP Pullman & Comley LLC

CONNECTICUT

Cohen and Wolf, P.C.

PATENT LAW Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION - DEFENDANTS

TAX LAW Finn Dixon & Herling LLP KPMG, LLP

TRADEMARK LAW Law Offices of Dickerson M. Downing LLC Locke Lord LLP

TRUSTS & ESTATES LAW

Ryan Ryan Deluca LLP

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PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION - PLAINTIFFS Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, PC Silver Golub & Teitell LLP

WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW - CLAIMANTS Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney P.C.

PUBLIC FINANCE LAW Pullman & Comley LLC

REAL ESTATE LAW Berkowitz, Trager & Trager LLC Cohen and Wolf, P.C.

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DELAWARE DELAWARE ADMINISTRATIVE / REGULATORY LAW

DELAWARE

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

LEFT TO RIGHT CRAIG SMITH, ALINOR STERLING, CHRIS BERNARD, BILL BLOSS, CAREY REILLY, JIM HORWITZ, MICHAEL KOSKOFF, RICHARD BIEDER, JOSH KOSKOFF, DAVID BERNARD, JOEL LICHTENSTEIN, REGINA MURPHY, SEAN MCELLIGOTT, ANTONIO PONVERT, KATHLEEN NASTRI

K

oskoff Koskoff & Bieder is one of the leading trial law firms in Connecticut and nationally. Over its 80-year history, the firm’s attorneys have earned a reputation for litigating some of the toughest cases on behalf of those who have been seriously injured and their families. Koskoff’s attorneys handle a range of cases in all areas of civil litigation, from medical malpractice, product liability, and civil rights to highway crashes and other cases involving major disasters. In fact, they are currently handling the Sandy Hook gun cases. The firm is responsible for winning six of the 10 largest personal injury verdicts in Connecticut

history, including the largest medical malpractice verdict and largest non-medical malpractice personal injury verdict to ever be handed down in the state. If that were not proof enough of the firm’s accomplishments, it is worth noting that the professional pedigree of the firm’s attorneys also runs high: 13 of Koskoff’s attorneys are recognized in The Best Lawyers in America , and attorneys from the firm serve in leadership positions for the Inner Circle of Advocates, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association for Justice. “We are proud of the work we do here and

bridgeport office 350 Fairfield Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06604 phone 203.336.4421 fax 203.368.3244

we are fortunate to have so many talented and accomplished attorneys at the firm,” says Koskoff managing attorney Jim Horwitz. “It’s one of the reasons many of our cases are referred to us from other attorneys.” The firm recently brought on board Chris Mattei, who previously served as chief of the Financial Fraud and Public Corruption Unit of the Connecticut U.S. Attorney’s Office. “Chris is a young man with extraordinary trial skills. He’s a valuable addition to our practice,” says Horwitz. The firm has earned a reputation for approaching every case with the highest degree of professionalism, understanding,

new haven office 27 Elm Street New Haven, CT 06510 phone 203.773.1210 fax 203.773.3181

and respect for their clients and the severity of their cases. The care given to each client’s case extends to weekly meetings, where all of Koskoff’s 20 attorneys get together as a team to discuss every case on the firm’s docket. Horwitz describes the firm culture as one of “caring, collaboration, and cooperation.” “We had our origins as a family firm, and one of the things we’ve carried over from those earliest days is our commitment to treating our clients as if they are family,” says Horwitz. “That remains very important to us, as our relationship with our clients is paramount.”

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ARBITRATION Fox Rothschild LLP Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella, P.A. Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP

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MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW - PLAINTIFFS Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

HEALTH CARE LAW Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP Stevens & Lee P.C.

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAW Morris James LLP

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PATENT LAW Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg LLP Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A.

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION - DEFENDANTS Casarino Christman Shalk Ransom & Doss PA Morris James LLP

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SECURITIES / CAPITAL MARKETS LAW Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A.

SECURITIZATION AND STRUCTURED FINANCE LAW Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A.

TAX LAW Morris James LLP Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A. Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

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WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW - CLAIMANTS Robert W. Ralston Weiss & Saville, P.A. Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

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CORPORATE COMPLIANCE LAW

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DELAWARE

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FAMILY LAW Bayard, P.A. Berkowitz & Schagrin, P.A. Cooch and Taylor P.A. Morris James LLP

APPELLATE PRACTICE Covington & Burling LLP Gibson Dunn LLP Goodwin Jenner & Block LLP Jones Day Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, P.L.L.C. King & Spalding LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Mayer Brown LLP MoloLamken LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP O'Melveny & Myers LLP Perkins Coie LLP Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber LLP Sidley Austin LLP Vinson & Elkins LLP Wiley Rein LLP

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Williams & Connolly LLP Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

ARBITRATION Covington & Burling LLP Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP JAMS Peckar & Abramson, P.C. Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP Seyfarth Shaw LLP Steptoe & Johnson LLP

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

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Evans & Figel, P.L.L.C. King & Spalding LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP LeClairRyan Lewis Baach PLLC London & Mead Mayer Brown LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP McGuireWoods LLP Miles & Stockbridge P.C. MoloLamken LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP O'Melveny & Myers LLP Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Steptoe & Johnson LLP Trout Cacheris & Janis PLLC Troutman Sanders LLP Venable LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP White & Case LLP Wiley Rein LLP Williams & Connolly LLP Williams Lopatto PLLC Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

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SUSAN J. HAHN IMMIGRATION LAW Susan J. Hahn’s immigration and nationality law practice was established in 1995. Ms. Hahn focuses on international business-related immigration matters for multinational and international corporations worldwide. Ms. Hahn has represented public and private companies, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, universities, medical organizations, airlines, unions, and telecommunication and multimedia entities. Ms. Hahn represents clients in corporate transfers of managers and executives, specialized business professionals, investment entrepreneurs, business trade professionals, as well as medical professionals, professors and researchers, chefs and hotel employees, and foreign nationals who are extraordinary in the field of business, science, and the arts. Ms. Hahn is a member of the Florida Bar and its International Law Section, the American Bar Association and its Section of International Law, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Ms. Hahn has been recognized as one of “Florida’s Legal Elite” by Florida Trend magazine. She has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, 20122017. Her firm, The Law Offices of Susan J. Hahn, P.A., has been ranked Tier 1 in the metropolitan Miami area for immigration law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” for 2014-2017. Ms. Hahn has served as a committee member for The Florida Bar’s Unauthorized Practice Section and is featured in the Nationwide Register’s Report of Who’s Who in Executives and Businesses.

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DIANA SANTA MARIA Personal Injury Litigation aving recently celebrated her firm’s 25 HAnniversary, Diana Santa Maria and the Law Offices of Diana Santa Maria, P.A. continue to be th

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recognized among the upper echelon of law firms handling plaintiffs’ personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice cases. In addition to being chosen among a select group of attorneys included in The Best Lawyers in America, Diana Santa Maria and her firm are listed as part of the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100; she is AV rated and listed in the Martindale-Hubbell directory of preeminent attorneys. Over the past 25 years, Diana has obtained multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for victims of auto, train, bus, aviation, and boating accidents, injuries and deaths on construction sites, drownings in unsafe pools and swimming venues, criminal assaults in public places resulting from inadequate security, and medical malpractice cases. In addition to her practice, Diana is devoted to giving back to the legal profession. She serves as a representative for her circuit on the Florida Bar’s Board of Governors and is a recognized leader and Fellow of the Florida Justice Association, the state’s trial bar organization. A frequent author and lecturer in her field, Diana has served as adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University Law School and sits on the law school’s Board of Governors. Diana and her firm practice the firm’s motto of passionately pursuing justice as attorneys who understand, care, and can help.

The Firm Concentrates Its Practice on the Following Cases: ■ CATASTROPHIC INJURY ■ TRANSPORTATION ACCIDENTS ■ AUTO, BUS, TRAIN & TRUCKING ACCIDENTS

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■ PRODUCTS LIABILITY ■ CRIMINAL ASSAULTS DUE TO INADEQUATE SECURITY ■ DEFECTIVE DRUGS & PHARMACEUTICAL DEVICES

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LEGAL MALPRACTICE LAW - PLAINTIFFS Warren R. Trazenfeld, P.A.

LEVERAGED BUYOUTS AND PRIVATE EQUITY LAW Akerman LLP Berger Singerman

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LITIGATION - TAX Bilzin Sumberg LLP Robert E. Panoff Weisberg Kainen Mark P.L.

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION - DEFENDANTS Carlton Fields Clarke Silverglate, P.A.

LITIGATION - TRUSTS & ESTATES Akerman LLP Carlton Fields David R. Carlisle P.A. Dunwody White & Landon, P.A. Goldman Felcoski & Stone P.A. Harper Meyer Perez Hagen O'Connor Albert & Dribin LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Lehtinen Schultz Riedi Catalano de la Fuente, PLLC Stokes McMillan Antúnez, P.A.

MASS TORT LITIGATION / CLASS ACTIONS - DEFENDANTS Carlton Fields Gaebe, Mullen, Antonelli & DiMatteo Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, P.A.

MASS TORT LITIGATION / CLASS ACTIONS - PLAINTIFFS Colson Hicks Eidson Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, P.A.

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MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW - DEFENDANTS

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LITIGATION - MUNICIPAL Sacher, Zelman, Hartman, P.A. Shubin & Bass, P.A.

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PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION - PLAINTIFFS Buckner Miles Colson Hicks Eidson Deutsch & Blumberg, P.A. Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum Freidin Brown Friedman & Friedman, P.A. Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, P.A. Groves & Verona, P.A. Kutner, Rubinoff & Moss, P.A. McLuskey, McDonald & Hughes, P.A.

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TECHNOLOGY LAW

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DLD Lawyers GrayRobinson, P.A.

SECURITIES / CAPITAL MARKETS LAW Akerman LLP Carlton Fields Greenberg Traurig LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Jones Day Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. White & Case LLP

TRADEMARK LAW Lott & Fischer, PL Malloy & Malloy, P.L.

TRANSPORTATION LAW

TRUSTS & ESTATES LAW

Akerman LLP Barbara J. Oikle Greenberg Traurig LLP

SECURITIZATION AND STRUCTURED FINANCE LAW Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP Private Advising Group, P.A.

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ARBITRATION Upchurch Watson White & Max

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SECURITIES REGULATION

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.

Dunwody White & Landon, P.A. Goldman Felcoski & Stone P.A. Greenberg Traurig LLP Harper Meyer Perez Hagen O'Connor Albert & Dribin LLP Heller Waldman, P.L. Holland & Knight, LLP Muller Lebensburger & Schwartz Nelson & Nelson, P.A. Nostro Jones PA

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BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS (INCLUDING LLCS AND PARTNERSHIPS)

VENTURE CAPITAL LAW Akerman LLP Berger Singerman Harper Meyer Perez Hagen O'Connor Albert & Dribin LLP

ORLANDO ANTITRUST LAW Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Keith E. Rounsaville

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION Akerman LLP Baker & Hostetler LLP Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP Broad and Cassel Carlton Fields Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A.

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COPYRIGHT LAW Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A. Latham, Shuker, Eden & Beaudine, LLP Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.

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Foley & Lardner LLP Winderweedle, Haines, Ward & Woodman, PA

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Andrew Needle and Andrew Ellenberg handle catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida. For decades they’ve taken care of those who’ve suffered terrible injuries or the loss of a family member due to the carelessness of another person or corporation. When you, a loved one, or someone whom you know is injured or killed due to poor medical care, a car, truck or plane crash, defective machinery, or an accident on the seas—we are your Florida personal injury experts. We take pride in proving what went wrong, who’s responsible, and making appropriate compensation for clients our mission. Andrew Ellenberg and Andrew Needle are AV-rated by MartindaleHubbell, are each included in The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers and the annual listings of the top lawyers in Florida.

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CORPORATE GOVERNANCE LAW Baker & Hostetler LLP Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.

EMPLOYMENT LAW - INDIVIDUALS Hollifield Legal Centre Jill S. Schwartz & Associates, P.A. Sigman & Sigman, P.A.

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE: GENERAL PRACTICE

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FLORIDA

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND FINANCE LAW LABOR LAW - MANAGEMENT

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Greenberg Traurig LLP

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LAND USE & ZONING LAW Akerman LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY LAW Baker & Hostetler LLP Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.

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LITIGATION - LAND USE & ZONING Akerman LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.

LITIGATION - MUNICIPAL Garganese, Weiss & D'Agresta, P.A.

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LITIGATION - TRUSTS & ESTATES Akerman LLP Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A.

MASS TORT LITIGATION / CLASS ACTIONS - DEFENDANTS Holland & Knight, LLP

MEDIATION Stephen C. Sawicki, P.A. Upchurch Watson White & Max

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MUNICIPAL LAW Garganese, Weiss & D'Agresta, P.A.

PATENT LAW Beusse Wolter Sanks & Maire, PLLC

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REAL ESTATE LAW

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LITIGATION - REAL ESTATE

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LITIGATION - LABOR & EMPLOYMENT

Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns LLP

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MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW - PLAINTIFFS Masterson, Hoag and Smith, P.A.

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REAL ESTATE LAW

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE: GENERAL PRACTICE Beroset & Keene Judkins, Simpson & Schulte Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell

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