Corporations, Securities & Antitrust Practice Group Podcast
The Supreme Court issued a number of notable opinions in the area of bankruptcy law during the recently concluded term. Our experts offered their analysis on recent developments in the field and took questions from a call-in audience.
Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group Podcast
- Prof. Thomas Plank, Joel A. Katz Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Tennessee College of Law
- Prof. Zvi Rosen Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law
- Prof. David Skeel, S. Samuel Arsht Professor of Corporate Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
On Thursday July 16, 2015, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued an opinion and order ending the long running “John Doe” investigation into potential violations of Wisconsin campaign finance law and whether candidates and outside groups illegally “coordinated” spending. In mid-June of 2015, a young political consultant was sentenced to nearly two years in federal prison for illegally coordinating between a congressional campaign and a Super PAC. The U.S. Department of Justice also recently announced it will look carefully at allegations of coordination between candidate and outside groups. What does all of this mean? Where is the law heading on this? Are civil and criminal investigations into campaign activity going to be increasing?
Litigation Practice Group Teleforum
- Allen Dickerson, Legal Director, Center for Competitive Politics
- Edward D. Greim, Partner, Graves Garrett LLC
- Tara Malloy Senior Counsel, Campaign Legal Center
- Moderator: Jason Torchinsky, Holtzman Vogel Josefiak PLLC
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 instructs the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to study “the use of agreements providing for arbitration of any future dispute . . . in connection with the offering or providing of consumer financial products or services,” and to provide a report to Congress on the same topic. This past March, the CFPB issued its study, pursuant to the statutory requirement. Is the “arbitration study” an anti-arbitration study? Our experts discussed the report and its implications.
Intellectual Property Practice Group Podcast
- Mr. Deepak Gupta, Founding Principal, Gupta Wessler PLLC
- Mr. Andrew J. Pincus, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP
Gregory Dolin June 25, 2015
In Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises, citing stare decisis, the Court held that a patent holder cannot charge royalties for the use of his invention after its patent term has expired. In so holding, the Court affirmed a 60 year-old case along the same lines. But in yesterday’s decision, three justices dissented, stating that “[t] he Court employs stare decisis, normally a tool of restraint, to reaffirm a clear case of judicial overreach.” Should the Court have reversed course?
Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group Podcast
- Prof. Gregory Dolin, Co-director, Center for Medicine and Law, University of Baltimore School of Law
John Elwood June 25, 2015
Under what circumstances can the government take your property without giving you compensation? Does it matter whether it is real property or personal property? On June 22, with an interesting alignment of justices, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Horne v. Department of Agriculture, addressing these and other questions.
- John Elwood, Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP