• 06.20.19

    Spoiler Alert: Spoiling a TV Show May Lead to Legal Action

     Manatt’s Maura Gierl, a litigation associate, and Robert Jacobs, leader of the entertainment litigation group, wrote a piece for the Daily Journal on the potential legal recourse that television producers can take against those who spoil television shows.  

  • 06.04.19

    Transforming Your Legal Department Into a High-Performing Organization

    Manatt’s Suzanne Rich Folsom and Robert Garretson lend decades of executive experience in strategic leadership, corporate governance and legal department/regulatory compliance management. In this discussion of structured change management, the pair prepares forward-looking legal departments ...

  • 05.22.19

    Extending VBP Models Into Medicaid Drug Purchasing: Challenges And Opportunities

    "Over the past decade, both public and private payers have increasingly sought to develop payment policies that emphasize the value of the services provided instead of the quantity. These value-based purchasing (VBP) strategies tie payment to metrics of cost-effective care. State Medicaid ...

  • 05.22.19

    EPA Dips Toes Into PFAS Drinking Water

    “On April 25, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its Draft Interim Recommendations to Address Groundwater Contaminated with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) for public review and comment. The comment period ends on June 10, ...

  • 05.21.19

    To Break Up the Boys’ Club, Ladies, Why Not Start Your Own Venture Capital Firm?

    "Elodie Dupuy felt she had paid her dues. She had spent nine years at top-tier venture capital firm Insight Venture Partners, where she climbed the ranks from receptionist to vice president, followed by a stint at another investment firm. But well into interviews for a new partner role at a VC ...

  • 05.10.19

    Safe Harbor Reform in the United States: The Time is Now

    “Recent news of the European Union directive related to active measures online service providers (or “OSPs”) must now take to police infringement on their sites has re-sparked a similar discussion in the United States, notably with the recent Copyright Office panel discussions ...

  • 05.10.19

    Foreign Banks Should Remain Wary of U.S. Sanctions Laws

    While major enforcement actions against foreign banks for U.S. sanctions violations appear to have subsided over the past few years, recent settlements of sanctions-related claims against three large foreign banks remind us that federal and state authorities continue to aggressively monitor ...

  • 05.08.19

    California’s New Extended Producer Responsibility Program for Home-Generated Pharmaceutical and ...

    “The sale of needles (sharps) and pharmaceutical drugs in California, based on national figures, is estimated to be on the order of $50 billion per year—and these are the latest consumer products to be subject to California’s expanding Extended Producer Responsibility ...

  • 05.07.19

    Abbreviated Justice

    “California courts generally decide appeals with written decisions, but memorandum opinions do exist under California law. The big payoff in an appeal is the court’s opinion.”  

  • 04.29.19

    Impeachment Is Not the Only Way

    “The framing of the public debate among House Democrats suggests that only craven political considerations would block an immediate move to impeach President Donald Trump. But there is a more principled rationale for not leaping to impeachment.”  

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