A Regionally Based Professional Services Firm With a Global Purview SM
Expertise


Private Law
  • Commercial Law
    • (Letters of credit; factoring; capital and operating leases; insurance; licensing and distribution; conventional and asset-backed lending arrangements)
  • Contract Law
  • Corporate Law
    • (Organization/dissolution; combination/joint venture; governance; compliance; shareholder rights; private placement/promoter liability)
  • Intellectual Property Protection & Commercialization Law
    • (Patent/trade secret/trademark valuation and out-licensing; technology transfers; university research & development cooperation; technology development/testing) 
  • International Tax & Customs Law
    • (Environment/health/manufacturer-related excise taxes; cross-border licensing/acquisition/sales/combinations; U.S. controlled foreign corporations; related party transactions; information reporting; intangibles)
  • Administrative Process and Procedure Law
    • U.S. Administrative Procedure Act
    • U.S. Information Quality Act
    • U.S. Freedom of Information Act
    • U.S. Federal Advisory Committee Act
    • U.S. Government in the Sunshine Act


Public and Private Law

  • Trade & Investment Law
    • World Trade Organization Agreements
      • (Technical barriers to trade ('TBT' Agreement); sanitary and phytosanitary ('SPS' Agreement); international standards for food safety ('Codex'/'FAO'), animal health and human safety ('OIE'), plant health and safety ('IPPC'); industrial, technology and other standards ('ISO'))
    • Regional Free Trade Agreements
      • (North America, European Union, Asia-Pacific)
      • U.S. Bilateral Free Trade Agreements ('FTAs')
    • U.S. Bilateral Investment Treaties ('BITs')
  • Intellectual Property Law
    • World Trade Organization Agreements
      • Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property ('TRIPS' Agreement)
    • UN World Intellectual Property Organization Agreements
      • Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
      • Patent Cooperation Treaty
      • Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks and Accompanying Madrid Protocol
      • Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (provisions applicable to computer programs)
      • WIPO Copyright Treaty (provisions applicable to computer programs)
    • U.S. Patent, Trade Secret, Trade Mark and Copyright Law 
      • (Policy and strategic protection in light of updated patent legislation and regulations;  pharmaceutical clinical testing and trade secret exclusivity/licensing)
  • Environmental Law
    • UN Environment Program Treaties
      • (Chemicals; transport and disposal of hazardous substances; ozone depleting substances; greenhouse gas emissions; genetically modified organisms; air pollution)
    • UN Economic Commission for Europe Agreements
      • (Long-range transboundary air pollution)
    • UN Convention on the Law of the Sea
      • (State and Secretariat protection of the marine environment; vessel and installations pollution; pollution from deep sea drilling in the Area; dispute settlement)
    • International Maritime Organization
      • (Vessel safety and pollution; dumping at sea; deep sea drilling)
    • U.S. Federal Environmental Law
      • (Environmental impact assessments; environmental impact statements; toxic substances; natural resources; wildlife)
    • U.S. Energy Law and Standards
      • (Clean and alternative technologies/fuels; IT SMART Grid interoperability; energy-efficient products/buildings; energy efficiency labeling; LEED sustainable building certification; federal/state/local building code provisions as applicable)
    • European Union Regional Environmental Law
      • (High volume chemicals; electrical and electronic waste; hazardous substances; marine pollution; greenhouse gas emissions; biocides)
    • European Union Energy Law and Standards
      • (Eco-design; energy-efficiency; energy use labeling)
  • Health and Safety Law
    • UN World Health Organization 
      • International Health Regulations
        • (Risk protocols relevant to infectious diseases and noninfectious diseases triggered by food safety  and environmental causes and unhealthy lifestyle choices, and related initiatives affecting intellectual property rights)
    • U.S. Food Safety Law
      • (Current good food manufacturing practices ('CGMP'); hazard analysis and critical control points ('HAACP'); third party and importer accreditation and certification; rule of origin/organic/genetically modified organism ('GMO')/generally recognized as safe ('GRAS') dietary supplement/Kosher/Halal/quality labeling)
    • European Union Food Safety Law
      • (Novel foods/dietary supplements; GMO allergenic safety and labeling)
    • U.S. Healthcare Law
      • (New drug vs. biologic reference product safety testing and data and market exclusivity; criteria for patent term extension; generics vs. biosimilars product safety testing; biosimilar applicant patent challenges; electronic health and medical records and IT interoperability)
    • European Union Healthcare Law
      • (New drug vs. biologic reference product safety testing, and data and market exclusivity; criteria for patent term extension)
    • European Union Healthcare Law
      • (New drug vs. biologic reference product safety testing, and data and market exclusivity; criteria for patent term extension; generics vs. biosimilars product safety testing)
  • Government Procurement Law
    • World Trade Organization Agreements
      • Government Procurement Agreement ('GPA')
    • U.S. Departments of Defense and Homeland Security Product Procurement Laws
      • (Entirely or substantially U.S. manufactured products and/or components)
    • European Union, Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa E-Government Procurement Rules
      • (Open standards and interoperability requirements)