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SEC Provides Updates in Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) is continuing to provide updates regarding its response to COVID-19 and the related effects on the securities markets. On Jan. 30, Chairman Jon Clayton first recommended that his staff monitor and provide guidance and other assistance to issuers and other market participants regarding disclosures related to the … Continue Reading

Risk Allocation for Economic Losses from Coronavirus Disease 2019

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is causing unprecedented disruptions to the U.S. economy. Government officials and health professionals are predicting that these disruptions could continue through September. Businesses are having to face the challenges of operating remotely; many are cancelling non-essential travel – hampering long-planned meetings and conventions. Global supply chains are impeded as countries work … Continue Reading

Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Force Majeure Contract Clauses

While it is too early to predict how long the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) will disrupt everyday life, it isn’t too soon to proactively consider your potential risk and understand both potential consequences and benefits of the legal landscape when planning for or dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak. Read the full GT Alert, “Coronavirus and … Continue Reading

Federal Court Denies Request of Foreign Companies to Conduct Discovery in the United States in Aid of a Foreign-Seated Arbitration

U.S. life sciences companies with ties overseas can be encouraged by a recent federal ruling that denied the request of foreign companies to conduct discovery in the United States in aid of a foreign-seated arbitration. On Jan. 14, 2020, Judge Maryellen Noreika for the District Court of Delaware denied an ex parte application for discovery in … Continue Reading

GT Tel Aviv Takes Part in LegalWeek 2020

Earlier this month, Joey Shabot, Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv office was invited to speak at the LegalWeek 2020 event in New York. Legalweek is one week each year where thousands of legal professionals gather to network with their peers, dive deeper into their professional development, and explore a variety of topics and … Continue Reading

U.S. Company Obligations in Light of the Coronavirus Outbreak

For the Hebrew version of this article please click here. The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated the rapid international spread of the deadly coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, (the “Coronavirus”) a global health emergency. The virus, which can cause respiratory symptoms such as coughing, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties, started in Wuhan, China, and can be … Continue Reading

The FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act’s Substantial Impact On Federal Procurement Law

Michael Schaengold, Melissa Prusock, and Danielle Muenzfeld co-authored an article in The Government Contractor titled “FEATURE COMMENT: The FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act’s Substantial Impact On Federal Procurement Law.” The article comprehensively examines the significant Federal procurement law changes in the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, many of which apply to Federal civilian … Continue Reading

Are Employment Agreements Necessary for US Employees?

At the request of the Guberman Group, which provides accounting and financial management services to Israeli companies, including those operating in the United States, attorney Meira Ferziger has prepared an article addressing the commonly considered question of whether United States-based employees should have written employment agreements. Read the article in English. Read the article in Hebrew.… Continue Reading

Federal Communications Commission Rules Require Communications in Video Games to Be Accessible and Usable

Advanced Communications Services (ACS) that are available in video games, such as instant messaging, enable players to interact with other players and offer an enhanced gaming experience. The Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA) updated accessibility laws to ensure that persons with disabilities have access to modern technologies used in communications. … Continue Reading

Announcing Riskified’s $165 Million Funding Round

Congratulations to Riskified on their Series E funding round of $165 million! Greenberg Traurig is proud to have represented an institutional investor in this transaction, and excited to have been part of this incredible achievement. For more details, please click here.… Continue Reading

The Israel Hotel Investment Summit: Take Five!

On Nov. 20-21, 2019, Greenberg Traurig participated in and sponsored the Israel Hotel Investment Summit in Tel Aviv, Israel. Washington, D.C. office Shareholder and Hospitality Practice Co-Chair Nelson Migdal joined a panel, together with representatives of leading international hotel brands, on the benefits of international brand penetration into the Israel hotel market, as well as legal … Continue Reading

Adam Snukal Discusses Effects of Privacy Laws on Israeli-Based Call Center Technology Providers

On Nov. 25, 2019, GT Shareholder Adam Snukal participated in a fire-side chat at NICE’s Annual Personal Connections Elevated Israel Conference. The discussion focused on the effects of the GDPR, CCPA, and other privacy laws on Israeli-based call center technology providers that operate in an increasingly global arena.… Continue Reading

U.S. House Passes Bill That Would Require Disclosure of Beneficial Owners of U.S. Corporations and Limited Liability Companies

A newly approved Bill could significantly increase disclosure requirements for Israelis invested in or operating business in the U.S. The Corporate Transparency Act of 2019 would require that the identities (including addresses and passport information) of the “beneficial owners” of US LLC’s or corporations be reported. Updated information would need to provided annually. While similar … Continue Reading

2 Recent Cases Impacting False Claims Act Litigation and Investigations Deserve the Attention of Health Care Providers and Private Equity Investors

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida announced on Sept. 19, 2019, that it settled a qui tam False Claims Act case in which a private equity firm was a named defendant. See United States ex rel. Medrano and Lopez v. Diabetic Care Rx LLC, d/b/a Patient Care America, et al., … Continue Reading

Does Section 1782 Apply to Discovery in Private International Commercial Arbitration Proceedings?

Life sciences companies should pay attention to an ongoing action in Delaware that could have implications for whether they can obtain (or be subjected to) U.S. discovery in international arbitration under 28 U.S.C. § 1782. Section 1782 is a powerful tool that permits litigants to obtain broad discovery in the United States for use in … Continue Reading

A Non-Compete Law Roadmap for Tech Start-Ups in Key Jurisdictions

Israeli companies doing business in the United States have a wide range of states from which they hire employees. As our colleagues in the California, Massachusetts, New York, and Texas offices demonstrate in the article below, laws governing non-competition restrictions can vary substantially from state to state. An employee’s location can therefore significantly impact the … Continue Reading

Loot Box or Pandora’s Box? Regulation of Treasure Chests in Video Games

One form of digital promotion that has recently drawn attention across several states and countries is the sale of treasure chests or “loot boxes” in video games and apps. Loot boxes typically offer players a chance-based opportunity to obtain virtual items for use in a game. These in-game items may help improve a player’s chances … Continue Reading

Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Newsletter – Spring/Summer 2019

In this Spring/Summer 2019 newsletter, Greenberg Traurig’s Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Practice covers the latest developments in digital assets, utility tokens, security tokens, convertible virtual currencies, smart contracts, initial coin offerings, crypto investment regulation, and more, both in the United States and around the globe. Our team stays abreast of existing laws, recent enforcement actions, and … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Team Represents Future Media Group in its Acquisition of W Magazine from Condé Nast

When Future Media Group set out to acquire W Magazine from Condé Nast, it turned to its long-standing counsel, Adam Snukal, a shareholder in the Intellectual Property & Technology Practice in the New York and Tel Aviv offices of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Greenberg Traurig represented Future Media in an acquisition that brought W Magazine together with Surface and Watch Journal to form Future … Continue Reading
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