Thought leaders from around the world contribute their perspectives on landmark cases, new legislation, and legal perspectives on new technologies, business practices, and civil procedure.
A Q&A with Ad Board member Andrey Goltsblat of Goltsblat BLP LLP discussing the legal climate in Russia.
Susan B. Gellman
Spitting against the wind.
Martin B. Margulies
The Supreme Court has found the governing board of the town of Greece, New York opening its meetings with a prayer to be constitutionally unobjectionable.
Jennifer M. Kinsley
A threat to our democracy.
Michael B. Fein
If the European Parliament and the 25 participating states were trying to emulate a U.S. patent and replace the present Balkanized system wherein each state has its own patent granting authority and courts handling patent litigation, it has failed miserably.
Economists are very robust in pushing their ideas forward into legislation, and lawyers often pay no attention to the legal inconsistency of such innovations.
In these post-conviction cases, we look for Constitutional violations that deprived the defendant of a fair trial and undermined confidence in the outcome.
Ideas can be stolen, just like the machines or products they were used to create.
Deborah Drooz and Barry Langberg
Antonio Muñoz Vico
It is beyond question that personality rights expire with death and that post-mortem protection of such a personal sphere should be limited to preserving memory.
Clifford J. Zatz and Josh Thomas Foust
The decision “may make it impossible to bring certain mass actions at all.”
When the future isn't free.
Kelly L. Frey Sr.
It is always important to remember that our world is largely the result of fortunate accidents.
Lyle D. Larson
Looking at the future of Chevron deference following Kennedy's unexpected departure.
Martin B. Margulies
A burning issue.
Students for Fair Admissions is challenging Harvard's policy of holistic admissions—and might change the future of affirmative action.
When police deny detainees the right to counsel, taxpayers cover costs.
The primary question will likely come down to whether or not cell phone data and location records are protected interests under the Fourth Amendment.
The Burden of Substantiation and Proof in Continental European Civil Procedure and the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration
Dr. Wolfgang Kühn and Katharina Walter
Civil procedures in Germany are governed by the principles of factual substantiation and burden of proof.
Holly K. Towle
One answer is that it’s bleak.
What is "use" in commerce?
Thomas R. Julin
A handful of enterprising companies have discovered that these portraits of distress have great value because they are public records, are not protected by copyright laws, and can be posted on the Internet to persuade the portrayed to pay dearly to take them down.
A roundup of hirings, awards, and industry news relevant to our listed lawyers.
The result of the case is likely to have immediate and significant implications for a large number of property owners and developers in Washington.
Alston & Bird
Trade in the First Hundred Days of the Trump Administration
Harold P. Coxson, Jr.
On January 20, 2017, President-elect Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States, with an ambitious agenda set for the first 100 days, including the confirmation of his cabinet appointees and a yet-to-be-named Supreme Court nominee.
Rob Scavone, Pat Forgione, Tayleigh Armstrong, and Kelly Kan
Regulating the Revolution