Speaking Engagement - 06/20/2013

New Free Trade Agreements: Compare and Contrast NAFTA and its Progeny

Drinker Biddle Webinar

Chicago partner Randy Rucker hosted a webinar that discussed some of the key bilateral and multilateral FTAs and highlighted their similarities and unique differences. To view the webinar, click the play button below.

Strict New California Fair Pay Act Will Become Effective January 1, 2016

Client Alert
Mark E. Terman

This week, Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Fair Pay Act (“Act”), Senate Bill 35, a new law intended to increase requirements for wage equality and transparency. The Act amends Section 1197.5 of the California Labor Code relating to private employment.

Securities and Governance Update

October 2015 Update
Daniel E. Brewer, William L. Carr, Ryan T. Costa, Elizabeth A. Diffley, Robert T. Esposito, Mary P. Hansen, Chanda A. Miller

In this installment of the Drinker Biddle Securities and Governance update, we address the SEC’s proposed new clawback rule 10D-1; the implementation of the Pay Ratio Rule; and provide an update on the SEC’s interpretive guidance for whistleblower retaliation protections.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Finalized

Client Alert
Nicolas Guzman

On Monday, October 5, an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was reached between the Unites States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations. This historic partnership would potentially link 40 percent of the world’s economy, covering the map from Canada to Chile and Japan to Australia.

CJEU Declares Safe Harbor Framework Invalid

Drinker Biddle Client Alert
Peter A. Blenkinsop, Mary Devlin Capizzi, Stanley W. Crosley

In a decision with significant potential ramifications for flows of personal data from the European Union to the United States, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) today ruled in Maximillian Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner (C-362/14) that the Safe Harbor Framework no longer provides adequate protection for data transferred to the United States. The decision is likely to leave the over 4000 companies that are currently self-certified to the Safe Harbor Framework scrambling t...

Debtor Sues Lenders for Alleged Violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act

Creditors Digest
Stephen C. Baker, Christian Brito , Alan M. Kidd, Stephen A. Serfass, Nolan B. Tully

On September 18, 2015, Margaret M. Okamoto (“Plaintiff”) filed a complaint (the “Complaint”) in The United States District Court for the District of Nevada alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq. (the “FCRA”), against, inter alia, Bank of America, N.A. (“BOA”), Mutual of Omaha Bank (“MOB”), and Experian Information Solutions, Inc. (collectively, “Defendants”). See Okamoto v. Bank of America et al., No. 2:15-cv-01800-GMN-GWF (Sept. 18, 2015).