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One month into 2019, we can look back on 2018 as a year of shifting enforcement policies and continuing jurisprudential uncertainty in the wake of Escobar. In 2018, False Claims Act (FCA) recoveries by the Department of Justice totaled $2.8 billion – a considerable decrease in recoveries from the more than $3.4 billion in total recoveries in 2017 and the more than $4.9 billion in total recoveries in 2016. Industry-specific data reflect recoveries holding steady…
Businesses have until March 8 to file comments in an important pre-rulemaking proceeding for a critical California AG rulemaking that will clarify the requirements of the CCPA. The California AG will most likely not enforce the CCPA privacy requirements until July 1, 2020. As we have written before, the CCPA is both a landmark privacy law and a work in progress. The law requires the California Attorney General’s Office to conduct a rulemaking on several…
Welcome to the February 2019 issue of our global newsletter, Israel Group News. DLA Piper’s Israel Group delivers all the benefits of a global law firm through a team of lawyers committed to the Israel market. Israel Group News aims to keep you informed about current developments, hot topics for your consideration and DLA Piper activities that focus on bringing this dynamic ecosystem to your doorstep. We hope you enjoy. Click here to read more.
By  “If you can’t figure out the employee thing, just hire an independent contractor.” This is a common refrain for companies looking to expand into other countries. While hiring a contractor may seem like a quick and easy way to get an individual on the ground, failing to structure and document the contract properly can create issues that could come back to haunt your company. This article provides an overview of some of…
Our 7th Annual Israel Real Estate Summit will be on 3 April 2019. Attending will be major Israeli institutions active in the global real estate markets, leading real estate professionals from around the world and DLA Piper partners from the profiled regions. Register your interest on the website now!   …
By Carol A. F. UmhoeferJim HalpertJennifer M. Kashatus and Andrew A. Kingman The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), adopted last summer, brings to California residents GDPR-like privacy rights, such as rights of access, information and deletion, and institutes statutory damage class actions for most data security breaches. Click here to read the full article.…
By: Lesli C. Esposito and Brian J. Boyle 2018 was a memorable year for antitrust law. The US Supreme Court’s analysis of two-sided markets, the drama over high-profile merger challenges and heightened interest in no-poach agreements, among many other things, kept the antitrust bar on its toes. All signs point to 2019 being equally memorable. As we move into 2019, this article explores a few key antitrust issues that are likely to shape the year…