DLA Piper

DLA Piper is a global law firm capable of taking care of the most important legal needs of clients wherever they do business. With offices throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, we represent more clients in a broader range of geographies and practice disciplines than virtually any other law firm in the world.

Our lawyers have wide experience in arbitration, banking, competition and trade, as well as corporate crime and corporate finance. We have strong practices in employment, energy, hospitality and leisure, insurance, intellectual property, litigation, mergers and acquisitions and have developed key teams in pensions, private equity, real estate, tax, and technology.

In recent years, we have seen a growing number of our clients adopt agile methodologies (“Agile”) to develop software applications and more broadly as project management solutions. It is increasingly being viewed as the best way of achieving faster and better outcomes that meet actual business needs. In this article we will explore some of the challenges of contracting for Agile in IT projects. So what is Agile? In essence, Agile is the repeated process…
by Paul Hemmersbaugh In August 2020, the Inspector General for the US Department of Transportation announced it has initiated an audit of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s oversight of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Among other things, such a review could generate recommendations for regulatory system changes to better address potentially transformative new motor vehicle systems and technologies. Increased vehicle automation and self-driving and connected cars hold real promise for transformative improvements in road and…
Article prepared by and republished courtesy of our colleagues Larry W. Nishnick, Bradley E. Phipps, Kevin R. Bettsteller, Brittney Bennett and David Kurlander; originally published here:  https://www.dlapiper.com/en/us/insights/publications/2020/09/sec-adopts-changes-to-accredited-investor-definition/ The SEC recently adopted amendments to the long-standing definition of “accredited investor,” an important qualification standard under the securities laws that determines what types of investors may invest in certain kinds of private securities offerings, including securities offerings to natural persons and entities…