Business Law – General

The Defend Trade Secrets Act (December 2016)
This Client Alert discusses a recently enacted statute, the Defend Trade Secrets Act ("DTSA"). DTSA provides companies with additional weapons to use in protecting trade secrets but also requires certain notifications in order to use the full arsenal of weapons.

Impact of HIPAA Omnibus Rule on Business Associates (September 2013)
This Client Alert explores the recent expansion of the scope of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ("HIPAA") and its potential implications for information technology companies and other business associates.

One-Year Extension of the ACA Employer Mandate (July 2013)
This Client Alert discusses a one-year extension of the employer mandate and related provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

Understanding The ACA Employer Mandate (June 2013)
This Client Alert discusses some of the key obligations of employers under the employer mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the "ACA").

A Cautionary Note in the Use of Finders to Raise Capital (October 2003)
While the use of finders is widespread, issuers need to be alert for two potential problems. First, an issuer may not rely upon an exemption from securities registration if the finder does not strictly follow all applicable requirements for the exemption. Second, an issuer may not be able to utilize a planned exemption as a result of using a finder that should be but is not registered as a broker.

Buy-Sell Agreements (August 2003)
The issues faced in drafting a buy-sell agreement are complex and difficult. This article analyzes some of the key concerns, such as the purpose of the agreement, the types of agreements, and methods for determining the price of the stock.