Publications - Gibson Dunn

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Our lawyers provide sophisticated analysis, practical guidance and thought leadership on a wide range of topics. We encourage our readers to review this collection of client alerts, articles and white papers and benefit from the authors’ exceptional experience, market knowledge, practiced judgment and singular insights.

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Webcast: The False Claims Act – 2021 Update for Drug & Device Manufacturers

The False Claims Act (FCA) is one of the most powerful tools in the government’s arsenal to combat fraud, waste, and abuse involving government funds. In this webcast, a panel of Gibson Dunn lawyers discusses the latest trends in FCA enforcement actions and associated litigation affecting drug & device manufacturers.

Webcasts | October 19, 2021

Recent SEC Amendments Bring Changes to Filing Fee Disclosure and Payment Methods

On October 13, 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted amendments to modernize filing fee disclosure for certain forms and schedules, as well as update payment methods for fees related to these filings.

Client Alert | October 19, 2021

Should companies cooperate with law enforcement during ransomware attacks?

Washington, D.C. partner David Burns and associate Brian Williamson are the authors of "Should companies cooperate with law enforcement during ransomware attacks?" [PDF] published by Global Investigations Review on October 8, 2021.

Article | October 18, 2021

Webcast: Negotiating Closure of Government Investigations: NPAs, DPAs, and Beyond

In this annual presentation, a team of experienced Gibson Dunn practitioners discuss key considerations when evaluating Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) and Non-Prosecution Agreements (NPAs) and what to expect from the government.

Webcasts | October 18, 2021

9th Circ. Chromium Ruling May Expand Water System Liability

Washington, D.C. partner David Fotouhi is the author of "9th Circ. Chromium Ruling May Expand Water System Liability," [PDF] published by Law360 on October 14, 2021.

Article | October 15, 2021

Protecting Your Foreign Investment

New York partner Lindsey Schmidt and London associates Besma Grifat-Spackman and Rose Naing are the authors of "Protecting Your Foreign Investment," [PDF] published by Corporate Disputes Magazine in its October-December 2021 issue.

Article | October 15, 2021

Webcast: The False Claims Act – 2021 Update for Government Contractors

The False Claims Act (FCA) is one of the most powerful tools in the government’s arsenal to combat fraud, waste, and abuse involving government funds. In this webcast, a panel of Gibson Dunn lawyers discusses the latest trends in FCA enforcement actions and associated litigation affecting government contractors.

Webcasts | October 14, 2021

U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Proposes Substantial Extension and Expansion of Clean Energy Tax Incentives

If enacted into law in its current form, the Build Back Better Act would substantially extend and expand available clean energy tax incentives, including the investment tax credit (“ITC”), the production tax credit (“PTC”), and the carbon capture and sequestration credit. Gibson Dunn lawyers examine the current state of the proposed legislation.

Client Alert | October 13, 2021

8 Key Elements for a Successful Lift-Out Transaction

Over the past few years we have observed a trend in companies seeking to outsource (and monetize) certain core, best-in-class processes, otherwise known as "lift-out" transactions. Gibson Dunn lawyers examine 8 key elements for conducting a successful lift-out transaction.

Client Alert | October 12, 2021

COP15: Biodiversity Firmly Back on the Regulatory Agenda

The upcoming Kunming conference marks the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, and aspires to do for biodiversity what the Paris Agreement did for climate change - namely, producing a landmark multinational accord to address one of the most pressing ecological and economic issues of our time.

Client Alert | October 12, 2021

UK CMA Adopts Green Claims Code and Consults on Environmental Sustainability: Time for a Compliance Review

On 20 September, the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) published a Green Claims Code aimed at protecting consumers from misleading environmental claims amidst concerns over ‘greenwashing,’ i.e. overstated, unsubstantiated green credentials of a product or service.

Client Alert | October 7, 2021

Webcast: The False Claims Act – 2021 Update for Financial Services

The False Claims Act (FCA) is one of the most powerful tools in the government’s arsenal to combat fraud, waste, and abuse involving government funds. In this webcast, a panel of Gibson Dunn lawyers discusses the latest trends in FCA enforcement actions and associated litigation affecting financial services.

Webcasts | October 6, 2021

Second Circuit Issues Important Ruling Concerning Authors’ Termination Rights Under The Copyright Act

In Horror Inc. v. Miller, the Second Circuit affirmed that Victor Miller had successfully reclaimed his rights in the screenplay for Friday the 13th by invoking the Copyright Act’s termination provisions, notwithstanding his assignment of those rights to a film production company in 1980.  The Court reached that conclusion after finding that Miller’s assignment was made as an independent contractor, rather than as an employee.

Client Alert | October 5, 2021

International Comparative Legal Guide to Sanctions 2022, Germany Chapter

Munich partner Michael Walther and associate Richard Roeder are the co-authors of the “Germany” [PDF] chapter of International Comparative Legal Guides' Sanctions 2022, 3rd Edition published in October 2021.

Article | October 4, 2021

PCAOB Adopts Final Rule on the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act

On September 22, 2021, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) adopted a final rule implementing the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act (HFCAA), which became law in December 2020 and prohibits foreign companies from listing their securities on U.S. exchanges if the company has been unavailable for PCAOB inspection or investigation for three consecutive years. 

Client Alert | September 30, 2021

Now Available: SEC Desktop Calendar for 2022

To continue assisting US companies with planning for SEC reporting and capital markets transactions into 2022, we offer our annual SEC Desktop Calendar. This calendar provides both the filing deadlines for key SEC reports and the dates on which financial statements in prospectuses and proxy statements must be updated before use (a/k/a financial staleness deadlines).

Client Alert | September 30, 2021

The U.S. Comptroller of the Currency Nominee and Her Writings: What They Mean for Banks and Fintechs

On September 23, 2021, President Joseph Biden announced his intention to nominate Professor Saule Omarova of Cornell Law School to be the next Comptroller of the Currency. This alert touches on the key themes of her academic writings and addresses how these themes could translate into regulatory priorities at the OCC and FDIC.

Client Alert | September 27, 2021

White House Task Force Announces New COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors

On September 24, 2021, the White House’s “Safer Federal Workforce Task Force” issued new guidance regarding vaccination requirements and other COVID-safety measures for federal contractor employees.

Client Alert | September 26, 2021

Private Equity Firms and PPP Fraud Liability Under the False Claims Act

Writing for the Daily Journal, Winston Chan and Trisha Parikh discuss how private equity firms might be responsible for PPP fraud liability under the False Claims Act.

Article | September 23, 2021

Webcast: Economic Espionage and Intellectual Property Theft: Trends and Developments with Threats and Enforcement

In this webcast, an experienced team of national security, cyber-crime, and litigation practitioners at Gibson Dunn will share their experiences in investigating and defending companies that fall victim to theft of their trade secrets, and highlight a number of notable recent criminal prosecutions under the Economic Espionage Act and related statutes.

Webcasts | September 23, 2021