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Nov 23, 2016

ACI Drug and Medical Device Litigation Conference

Most global pharmaceutical and medical device companies should know the global mass tort litigation landscape. The American Conference Institute will hold its annual Drug and Medical Device Litigation Conference in New York City from Dec. 5-7. The event is well attended by in-house counsel, outside counsel, and many judges from around the U.S. For more information, follow this link: ACI Drug and Medical Device Litigation Registration Site

On December 6, 2016, I plan to attend the afternoon break-out session titled “International Mass Tort Litigation: Strategies for Handling the Increasing Interplay Between Domestic and Global Product Liability Actions.” I hope to see you there.» Read More

Sep 30, 2016

Getting to Know Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation in the U.S. Market

Whether you are from a global pharmaceutical or medical device company with products in the U.S. market, or your company is thinking of introducing pharmaceutical or medical device products into the U.S., you need to know the litigation landscape.  The American Conference Institute is holding its annual Drug and Medical Device Litigation Conference in New York City, Dec. 5-7, 2016.  The event is well attended annually by in-house counsel, outside counsel, and many judges from around the U.S.  » Read More

Sep 02, 2016

Fed Likely To Hold Steady on Interest Rates as New Jobs Fall Short of Expectations

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics released its August employment statistics this morning. The numbers fell short of the 165,000 – 185,000 total non-farm job increases expected by markets. The BLS Release at 8:30 AM DST reported that “Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 151,000 in August, and the unemployment rate remained at 4.9 percent…” noting that “employment continued to trend up in several service-providing industries.” Read the news release hereRead More

Aug 30, 2016

Battle Heats Up Over Who Can Regulate Tax on International Companies

In a decision that again pits the United States against the European Union in that ongoing battle over which entity can primarily tax international business, Margrethe Vestager, the European Union commissioner for competition, ordered Ireland on Tuesday to claw back billions from Apple over illegal tax breaks.  At issue is up to 13 billion Euros (US$14.5 billion) in back taxes, which the European Commission claims are due for a 10-year period. » Read More

Jul 21, 2016

Doing Business Outside Of The US – Does Your Company Have An FCPA Policy? – The Perils Of International Bribery

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (15 U.S.C. § 78dd-1, et seq.), more popularly known as the “FCPA,” is a powerful tool that the U.S. Department of Justice uses to police international bribery in the business context.  Under the FCPA, U.S. companies and their officers, employees, agents, or stockholders are prohibited from offering to pay, paying, promising to pay, or authorizing the payment of money or anything of value to a foreign official in order to influence any act or decision of the foreign official in his or her official capacity or to secure any other improper advantage in order to obtain or retain business. » Read More


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