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  • A Defense Lawyer’s Take on Class Action Reform

    By Amanda Bronstad

    Tort reformers are pushing the most aggressive class action reform legislation in the past decade on Capitol Hill, but even defense lawyers have some concerns.

  • Two Venable Partners, Including Outspoken Dodd-Frank Critic, Join Trump Team

    By C. Ryan Barber

    Two Venable partners, including a former lead Republican negotiator on the post-crisis Dodd-Frank financial reforms who has called the Obama-era regulations "heavy-handed," have joined President Donald Trump's administration. Andrew Olmem, who worked on the Dodd-Frank reforms, will serve at the White House National Economic Council, and Daris Meeks was named director of domestic policy for Vice President Mike Pence.

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  • In Trump Era, Law Firms Prepare for Less Work, and Hiring, From CFPB

    By C. Ryan Barber

    A confluence of events, including Donald Trump's surprise victory, has shaken not only the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and its cadre of lawyers but also the law firm practice groups that built up around enforcement actions and investigations tied to the agency. Law firm interest in CFPB lawyers is expected to wane in the Trump administration and practice groups rooted in the agency could be forced to pivot, focusing more time on other federal and state regulators, according to more than a dozen interviews with law firm partners and recruiters.

  • Supreme Court Limits Patent Liability for Component Makers in Global Supply Chain

    By Scott Graham

    A unanimous court reversed the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, ruling that shipping a single component cannot trigger a provision of the Patent Act that applies extraterritorially.

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