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To be entitled to protection under the Defend Trade Secrets Act and analogous state laws, information must be “secret.” 
Bitcoin cryptocurrency and other cryptocurrencies have experienced immense growth, as demonstrated by the skyrocketing values and development of technical solutions involving blockchain technologies.
In a steady drumbeat of US sanctions targeting Iran during the month of November 2018, the Office of Foreign Assets Control has designated Iran-based financial facilitators of malicious cyber activity and, for the first time, associated digital currency addresses.
Last week, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware (the “Court”) reversed a 2015 decision by the Delaware Bankruptcy Court (the “Bankruptcy Court”) disallowing the portion of an unsecured claim filed by appellant Wilmington Trust Company (“WTC”) for postpetition attorneys’ fees
For more than two decades, a broad range of cross-border financial transactions between the United States, Canada, and Mexico were ruled by the 1994 NAFTA.
The jurisdictional skirmish over the regulation of cell-cultured meat products appears to have been resolved with the recent announcement by the FDA and the US Department of Agriculture of a joint regulatory framework in which the two agencies would share jurisdictional responsibilities.
Action Alert: BIS Publishes List of Emerging Technologies That It Is Considering Subjecting to Unilateral US Export Controls. Your Company May Need to File Comments by December 19, 2018!
Indenture trustees and agents participate in the administration of chapter 11 cases in a number of ways, including by protecting holders’ rights, ensuring compliance with the applicable indenture and other agreements, and fulfilling their duties and responsibilities under applicable law.
With only two months until the January 1 implementation of the final State Cannabis Regulations, the California agencies given licensing authority under the Medicinal and Adult-use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act posted last minute changes that are causing quite a buzz in the cannabis community. 
This August, Ohio became the first state in the nation to pass a law incentivizing organizations to develop a strong data protection and cybersecurity program.
The FDA has delayed the date on which it plans to enforce compliance with certain Unique Device Identification (UDI) requirements, prompting a concerted sigh of relief throughout the medical device community. 
Late last month, in Daniels v. Fan Duel, Inc., et ano, the Indiana Supreme Court sided with the fantasy sports industry holding that the use of the names, pictures, and statistics of athletes by online-fantasy sports operators without the athletes’ consent does not violate the right of publicity.
As the dust settles on a campaign cycle that was unprecedented in many ways, we have composed this biennial post-election analysis to assist our clients in assessing the potential impact of the elections on their organizations and their industries.
Below is a roundup of headlines that matter and key takeaways from the industries and issues we're following closely. We'll be back later today with more in-depth analysis.
As class action practitioners know, class certification can be difficult to achieve, particularly in the years since the Supreme Court’s decision in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes. 
Back in May 2018, President Trump announced the United States’ intention to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and re-impose secondary sanctions on Iran. 
The Government of Australia is proposing a new bill that would grant additional powers to law enforcement and national security agencies.
Colorado’s new consumer data protection law, the Protections for Consumer Data Privacy Act, took effect September 1 and companies now have another set of requirements to comply with for their data privacy compliance.
The Food and Drug Administration is maintaining its August 2017 commitment to step up enforcement against violative stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine companies. But FDA’s activity hasn’t stopped the Federal Trade Commission from flexing its own regulatory muscle against the same industry.
If the turbulence of 2018 caused business executives grief, the year ahead is unlikely to provide much relief.  Foremost is the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). If most political pundits are correct, the three governments will likely be able to ratify the USMCA in time to be in full fo
On October 11, the United States Patent and Trademark Office published a new final rule altering the claim construction standard applied in inter partes review, post grant review, and covered business method review proceedings.
On October 17, 2018, Canada celebrated Legalization Day – an event marking the end of a prohibition against recreational cannabis use. 
Efforts to update FDA’s personal care products regulations continue as Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) recently introduced H.R. 6903, the “Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2018.”