The Federal Communications Commission’s internal watchdog reported Monday that Chairman Ajit Pai followed all disclosure rules and didn’t hide a phone call with a White House attorney this summer as the agency considered regulatory approval for the now-failed Sinclair-Tribune megamerger.
The OECD is considering an approach to taxing the digital economy similar to proposals in the 2017 U.S. tax overhaul, including giving countries more leverage to tax foreign entities that use valuable branding trademarks and copyrights to sell into their jurisdiction, a top Treasury official said Monday.
DLA Piper’s Eric Falkenberry quantifies litigation risk for buyers and sellers in the M&A arena, runs data boot camps for colleagues and helps dream up innovative new analytics tools, earning him a spot on our 2018 list of Data-Driven Lawyers.
DLA Piper has hired a former Greenberg Traurig LLC entertainment attorney to join the firm’s media, sports and entertainment sector, as well as its intellectual property and technology practice.
Nexstar Media Group Inc. unveiled a $6.4 billion deal, including debt, for Tribune Media Co. on Monday, in a tie-up guided by four firms that comes following weekend rumors that the media group had beat out a private equity firm to buy Tribune after regulatory woes derailed a different takeover bid earlier this year.
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President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping emerged from a closely watched meeting Saturday night with an agreement to refrain from imposing new tariffs on one another’s goods and set a 90-day deadline to strike a broader deal to resolve their trade issues, the White House said.
Twitter Inc. and BlackBerry Ltd. are offering multimedia messaging services with features that infringe a patent held by Rainey Circuit LLC, the Texas-based company has alleged in two separate federal lawsuits.
Three Democratic senators have introduced a bill that would end the exemption that common carriers get from the Federal Trade Commission in an attempt to crack down on robocalls.
Warburg Pincus, Blackstone and Carlyle Group are reportedly the final bidders for StandardAero, the EU is likely to open a probe into Vodafone's planned €18.4 billion ($21.9 billion) deal with Liberty Global, and SoftBank has decided against setting a price range for the public offering of its telecom unit.
The Federal Trade Commission and Qualcomm each have asked a California federal judge to exclude several pieces of evidence from the trial scheduled for January in the agency’s challenge of the chipmaker’s licensing practices for its cellular technology.
Phone and internet service provider Xchange Telecom LLC on Friday filed a lawsuit against competitor Velocity Wireless LLC in New York federal court, alleging that Velocity's interference with its Brooklyn services has lost Xchange hundreds of customers and thousands of dollars in monthly revenue.
A split Federal Circuit has upheld a Kansas jury's $140 million verdict that found Time Warner Cable's internet voice service infringed five of Sprint's patents, while a judge said in a dissent that the case involves a "remarkable mismatch between the narrow patent disclosures and the exceedingly broad claims."
A deal may be close to being struck on a proposal for new international digital tax rules, according to a report released Friday by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development to the G-20.
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration is asking federal agencies to identify their future spectrum needs so sufficient amounts of the airwaves can be set aside for government use.
The Texas Supreme Court opted Friday not to take up a long-running dispute between two companies fighting for ownership of a Houston-area parcel of land where an AT&T cell tower sits and years of lease payments from the carrier, rejecting AIC Management Co.’s bid to revive the case.
Two former Starz Entertainment LLC shareholder entities say that a proposed $92.5 million settlement in Delaware Chancery Court litigation over Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.’s $4.4 billion acquisition of the former company doesn’t fairly distribute the funds and includes problematic terminology.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to sign two bills put on his desk Thursday by the state legislature designed to build regulations for the installation of “small cells” on telephone poles, traffic lights and other public structures to ensure a smoother transition to 5G technology.
Altice Europe NV on Friday said it will hand a minority stake in a home fiber-optic connection business to a consortium consisting of OMERS Infrastructure, Allianz Capital Partners and entities represented by AXA Investment Managers--Real Assets, with Mayer Brown LLP, Ropes & Gray LLP and Franklin guiding the seller on the €1.8 billion ($2 billion) deal.
As industries beyond tech hurtle toward a digital future, chaos could ensue unless consensus is reached on taxing a radically reshaped global economy, panelists at a forum in Washington, D.C., agreed Thursday.
The Federal Communications Commission's new rule, requiring foreign media outlets to disclose their relationships with foreign principals, signals more scrutiny on media influenced by foreign actors and gives the FCC some authority to review foreign ties, say attorneys at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP.
During a recent interview with Eli Mazour of Harrity & Harrity LLP, David Kappos discussed his time as director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and as head of intellectual property at IBM, reacted to patent-related developments, and provided wide-ranging advice to those in and outside of the IP field.
At a time when the materiality of corporate reputation risk is widely recognized, but institutional safeguards against that risk are not, what are the implications for directors and officers? The current state of play is not comforting, says Nir Kossovsky of Steel City Re.
Jason Idilbi, former BigLaw associate and general counsel of the tech startup Passport Labs Inc., returns to Law360 to share recent thoughts on best practices for newer associates — whether they are serving external clients or senior attorneys within their firms.
When the Telecommunications Act was passed in 1996, texting, social media and other nonvoice forms of communication were still far off on the horizon. That is why the Federal Communications Commission should forbear from enforcing outdated rules in order to modernize innovation policy, says Jonathan Spalter, CEO of USTelecom.
In a new, extraordinary book, "Tough Cases: Judges Tell the Stories of Some of the Hardest Decisions They’ve Ever Made," 13 of my judicial brethren have courageously and dramatically humanized the judicial process, says U.S. District Judge Frederic Block of the Eastern District of New York.
Much time and attention have been focused on improving lawyers' abilities to communicate with and persuade juries in complex trials. But it is equally important to equip and prepare jurors to become better students in the courtroom, say attorneys with DLA Piper and Litstrat Inc.
While in-house technology investments on the scale and complexity needed to compete with large firms remain cost prohibitive for small and midsize law firms, cloud-based services offer significant cost savings and productivity gains with little to no capital investment, says Holly Urban of Effortless Legal LLC.
With the Milbank/Cravath pay scale once again equalizing compensation at many Am Law 100 firms, there is even more pressure for firms to differentiate themselves to top lateral associate candidates. This presents strategic considerations for both law firms and lateral candidates throughout the recruitment process, says Darin Morgan of Major Lindsey & Africa.