WikiLeaks Says It Has Exposed the CIA’s Hacking Operations

Scott L. Vernick tells USA Today that if true, “then at a minimum this is Snowden 2.0.”

In The Weeds: A Blog Covering Developments in Cannabis Law

Our newest blog discusses the constantly developing legal issues facing the medical and recreational marijuana industries.

Fox Welcomes Debra Gruenstein and Michael Bassett

Based in Philadelphia, the duo focus on transactional, business and regulatory compliance matters.

Charles De Monaco Lectures at Earth Day Texas Event

As part of the event’s Legal Symposium, Charles will discuss how to facilitate resolutions of environmental disputes.

Franchise Times Names Fox Attorneys Among 2017 Legal Eagles

Four partners were featured in the prestigious guide for making strides in franchise law.

Darrell Miller and Lincoln Bandlow Featured in Variety’s 2017 Legal Impact Report

The prestigious guide highlights the duo for their strategic roles in advancing the entertainment industry.

Employment Laws: What Supervisors Need To Know

In this training video, Nancy Yaffe discusses common workplace wage and hour issues.

Timothy Scallen Named 2017 BTI Client Service All-Star

The prestigious list recognized Tim for his “superior” mergers and acquisitions work.


FDA Issues New Draft Guidance on Biosimilars

For many years, the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act was nearly useless because companies hoping to market generic versions of biopharmaceuticals had no FDA guidance on how to qualify a product as a drug that pharmacists are permitted to substitute for the brand name product.

Until now.

In January 2017, the FDA issued draft guidance on "demonstrating interchangeability." In it, the agency outlines the nature and quality of the evidence applicants should expect the FDA to demand before making a finding of interchangeability for a biosimilar. Fox attorneys Gerard P. Norton, Ph.D. and Michael S. Montgomery wrote about the guidance for The National Law Journal.


7th Circuit’s Landmark Decision Holds Title VII Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Employment

On April 4, 2017, the Seventh Circuit issued a decision with employment law implications. In an en banc decision, Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, the court held that the protections of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) that prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of sex, necessarily also prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

This decision will have far-reaching impact on workplaces within the jurisdiction of the Seventh Circuit. Employers everywhere should immediately consider whether to modify any policies, procedures or training to protect against future liabilities.

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Tips For Non-Disclosure Agreements With Chinese Companies

A previous post on IP Spotlight provided a few tips for negotiating non-disclosure agreements (NDA). The post noted that a “form” NDA should only be considered a starting point. The parties should modify it as appropriate to fit the business situation and the type of information that is being disclosed.

Here’s an additional tip if the other party to the NDA is not a U.S. company. If the other party breaches the agreement, you may be able sue that party in the United States and win, but the U.S. court’s judgment may be difficult to enforce in the other country.


The Current Environment in China For U.S. Exports

April 24, 2017 at 3:00pm5:00pmToday
Connecticut China Council & Stamford Chamber of Commerce
Ferguson Library, Stamford CT
Paul B. Edelberg

The Fair Pay Act

April 27, 2017 at 12:00pm2:00pmThis Week
Bay Area Compensation Association
Bentley Reserve
Jade Erin Butman

New Jersey Energy Policy Panel

April 30, 2017 at 11:30am12:15pmNext Week
CCNJ’s Spring Conference
Stockton Seaview Resort & Golf Club
Steven S. Goldenberg



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