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The 24 Firms GCs Love the Most
June 28, 2016 — Law360

DOL Wins Rule-Making Battle, But Deference Rift Lingers
March 9, 2015 — Law360

Washington, D.C.-based partner and member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Group, Tom P. Gies, comments on a U.S. Supreme Court decision that states the Department of Labor and other agencies don't need notice-and-comment rule-making to change interpretive regulations. The decision underscores a split among the justices on precedent requiring judicial deference to agencies' interpretations of their own rules.

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10 Tricky Questions To Test Your Employment Law
February 9, 2015 — Law360

Washington, D.C.-based Labor & Employment Group partner, Thomas P. Gies, is quoted in a Law360 article which touches on the diverse areas of employment law. When asked about whether or not the nation can have a "zero tolerance" policy for employee marijuana use, Gies explains, "It's a real dilemma, and I’m getting a lot of questions about that." Simply put, the fact that marijuana remains illegal at the federal level generally puts the law on the employer's side.

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Trafficking Rule Raises Subcontractor Monitoring Concerns
January 28, 2015 — Law360

Washington, D.C.-based Government Contacts Group partner, Peter Eyre, talks to Law360 regarding a final rule that will tighten restrictions on human trafficking in government contracting. Under its requirements, all contractors must disclose working conditions to employees, are barred from confiscating passports or other immigration documents, must ensure that workers aren't being charged any recruitment fees, and must provide the worker with return transportation for non-nationals. "I think another big question is: 'Who pays for this?'" Eyre said. "There are some very specific obligations, both the compliance plan ... and others. But who is going to pay for that?"

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Labor & Employment Legislation, Regulation to Watch in 2015
January 2, 2015 — Law360

Thomas P. Gies, a Labor & Employment Group partner based in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office, talks to Law360 about the year's upcoming notable labor and employment legislation. In particular, Gies discusses the Department of Labor's efforts to revamp overtime standards under the Fair Labor Standards Act. "It would certainly generate another flood of lawsuits, and I think it's a big deal," Gies said of the overtime rule-making push.

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Food & Beverage Cases to Watch In 2015
January 2, 2015 — Law360

Washington, D.C.-based Advertising & Product Risk Management Group partner John Fuson discusses one of the key food and beverage cases of 2015, Grocery Manufacturers Association et al. v. Sorrell et al, and its potential implications on federal legislation to regulate Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) labeling. "That is a really big thing to watch," Fuson said. "To some extent because that’s going on, and because other states have certainly considered so-called GMO labeling, two different bills have been introduced nationally to deal with GMO labeling."

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Government Contracts Legislation and Regulation to Watch In 2015
January 2, 2015 — Law360

Washington, D.C.-based Government Contracts partner, Peter Eyre, discusses the potential impact of executive orders on the government contracts industry, including a 2012 order that will recruit federal contractors in U.S. efforts to fight labor trafficking at home and abroad. "That proposal came out months ago. That is now, as far as we can tell, ready to come out in final form. Because of the compliance requirements of that rule, it's something that will get a lot of attention," Eyre said.

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Life Sciences Legislation and Regulation to Watch In 2015
January 2, 2015 — Law360

John Fuson, a Washington, D.C.-based partner in Crowell & Moring's Advertising & Product Risk Management Group, discusses potential legislative changes in the life sciences sector in the upcoming year, including a possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act Medical Device Tax. Fuson also discusses the FDA's intent to regulate laboratory developed tests, noting, "This is a segment of the health care industry that has resisted oversight from the FDA. I'm sure that the agency is going to get a lot of feedback."

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Crowell Works Offering by Signature Group
December 3, 2014 — Daily Journal; December 30, 2014 — San Francisco Daily Journal

The Daily Journal highlights Crowell & Moring in the paper's "Dealmaker" column for the firm’s representation of Signature Group Holdings Inc. (SGH), a Sherman-Oaks-based holding company, as it offered 3.7 million shares of common stock in an underwritten public offering. The firm provided additional representation when SGH offered over four million shares of common stock for $6.50 per share. San Francisco-based senior counsel, Murray A. Indick, served as counsel for SGH for both of these deals.


Dealmakers Q&A: Crowell & Moring's Bryan Brewer
September 19, 2014 — Law360

Washington, D.C.-based partner and co-chair of the firm's Corporate Group, Bryan Brewer, speaks with Law360 as part of their dealmaking movers and shakers Q&A series. Brewer shares his personal perspective on an array of questions such as what advice he would give to other inspiring dealmakers and what aspects of regulation affecting his practice are in need of reform. In response to what upcoming trends or under-the-radar areas of deal activity to anticipate, Brewer believes that, "Based on a competitive intelligence view of the market, we do not see divestitures or complete transformative transactions as ruling the deal landscape in the short term. For example, based on recent deal flow and other trend data, technology, pharmaceutical, medical, and biotech M&As have all demonstrated a strong opening in the first quarter of 2014, and we expect that to continue."


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