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During a speech in San Francisco last week at the Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit, William Hinman, Director of the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), provided some welcome clarity regarding the applicability of the federal securities laws to digital assets and tokens projects.

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Yesterday, the Supreme Court handed down two tax decisions, one of which is set to immediately impact internet and other remote retailers nationwide. In South Dakota v. Wayfair, No. 17-494 , the Court overruled Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, 504 U.S. 298 (1992), and National Bellas Hess Inc. v. Department of Revenue of Illinois, 386 U.S. 753 (1967), which held that a state may not require an out-of-state seller to collect and remit sales tax on goods the seller ships to the state…

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court overruled more than 50 years of Commerce Clause precedent to hold that a state may require an out-of-state retailer with no physical presence in the taxing state to collect sales and use taxes on sales of goods and services delivered in the state.

The Blue Marble is turning into a glowing globe – and in many places that light pollution is becoming a problem for human health.

C&M's Jodi Daniel, Joe Miller, and Alexis Gilman will present at this event. Click to learn more.

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board issued seven decisions in TC 1600 during the week of June 11-15, 2018, including four decisions denying institution of in

There have been several recent developments that may give rise to optimism among innovative, commercially oriented contractors that have been avoiding DOD.

My husband, Gary, and I sat visiting with two couples after dinner one June evening several years ago. At the time, we were operating Nabesna House B & B out of our home in Slana. One gentleman asked, "Is there more road construction on Highway number 1?" He was greeted with a couple of blank looks and then we had to ask, "Which road is number...

C&M's Michelle Gillette, Ryan Tisch, and Alexis Gilman are participating in this event, and C&M is a sponsor. Click to learn more.

Decisions by the Supreme Court were key this week. The High Court concluded that SEC ALJs were appointed in violation of the Constitution. In reaching that conclusion the Court sidestepped a second constitutional question as well as the issue of…Read more ›

Guest post by: Christian Muntean Alaska’s Baby Boomers stand on the threshold of what will be, for many, the largest opportunity in their careers. But most of them don’t see it. Or just aren’t ready for it. The few that do are positioned to win big. According to the U.S....

“The distinction between primary and secondary liability matters . . . For decades . . . the SEC has tried to erase that distinction. . .” Lorenzo v. SEC, 872 F. 3d 578, 601 (D.C. Cir. 2017) (Kavenaugh, Circuit Judge, dissenting)
The Supreme Court will hear a case which may have a significant impact on SEC enforcement and liability in securities class actions. Specifically, the Court will consider the question of whether the agency can circumvent Janus Capital Group, Inc. v. First Derivate…

C&M's Laura Foggan will be co-presenting this webinar for insurance and reinsurance counsel and in-house personnel. Click to learn more.

The Supreme Court of the United States issued four decisions today
Lucia v. SEC, No. 17-130: The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) is statutorily authorized to institute administrative proceedings against alleged violators of the securities laws, which may be presided over by the Commission itself or an administrative law judge (“ALJ”). The SEC’s five ALJ’s are selected by other staff members, rather than the Commission itself…

The Minnesota Legislature has approved, and Governor Mark Dayton has signed, legislation amending the Minnesota Business Corporation Act (MBCA). The amendments go into effect on August 1, 2018 and include authorizations for
Minnesota corporations to include exclusive forum provisions in their articles of incorporation or bylaws, requiring that “internal corporate claims” be brought exclusively in a court in the State of Minnesota
So-called “medium-form” mergers that…

The dichotomy between patent and trade secret cases is as old as time. But, Lex Machina’s newest platform reveals some interesting new insights... Click to read this Trade Secrets blog post by C&M's Mark Klapow and Erica Garcia-Jasso.

Center for Biological Diversity: Environmental Review Rollbacks Would Slash Protections for Air, Water, Wildlife

Drug prices in the United States are too high – nearly everyone agrees. But political consensus stops at how to lower prices and fix the problem. If it were easy, a simple solution would be found. But paying for prescription drugs is a complicated web of prices, incentives, rebates and discounts among the drug companies, insurance companies and t...

The fungus that causes white-nose syndrome continues its deadly spread west — but a meeting of bat researchers reveals cause for hope.

Last month, hundreds of Alaskans showed up at public hearings to rally for the Arctic Refuge by voicing opposition to oil and gas leasing in the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Americans have until June 19 to submit comments and rally for the Arctic.

"Honey, did you walk the cat?" What? Walk the cat? Yes, you heard that right. Cats have spent too much time lying around inside, bored and under-stimulated while dogs are treated to walks, play dates and time in the yard. But wait...is it safe to let your cat outside? And what about birds and other wildlife they may kill? There are many safe ways t...

With more than 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia, Perkins Coie LLP represents great companies across a wide range of industries and stages of growth—from startups to FORTUNE 50 corporations.

First flown in 1947, the ubiquitous Antonov An-2 utility biplane is set to get a new lease of life with a carbon-fibre, turboprop, glass-cockpit redesign. EUGENE GERDEN reports on the TVS-2DTS biplane.