Pillsbury's Legal Blogs and Microsites provide quick information and insight on legal and business developments in specific industries, drawing on the knowledge and experience of leading lawyers who have focused on these industries for years.
The CommLawCenter covers the political, economic, and regulatory environment for media companies, program networks, station owners and numerous other players in the communications industry. With timely analysis of the industry's business pressures, strategies and legal issues, Pillsbury's CommLawCenter attorneys provide valuable alerts and insights to help businesses better manage their operations, engage policymakers and update strategic plans.
Global Trade & Sanctions Law
Pillsbury’s Global Trade and Sanctions Blog provides news and insights on all issues related to international trade and sanctions activity. These topics include export controls and embargoes; regulation of foreign investment; customs compliance and enforcement; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance; the interpretation of international trade agreements and litigation or settlement of trade disputes; trade remedy proceedings (such as antidumping investigations); and trade issues that arise in transactions. Contributors to this blog possess a sophisticated knowledge of the countless ways in which trade concerns affect a wide range of industries.
Gravel2Gavel is a comprehensive blog covering a wide range of business and legal issues affecting the construction industry, real estate industry and related sectors such as real estate and infrastructure development. Gravel2Gavel covers trends in the construction economy, public-private partnerships, insurance and liability news, notes on landmark projects and the impact of key court cases. The blog’s contributors include lawyers from among several Pillsbury practices, including the firm’s Construction Counseling & Dispute Resolution, Litigation, Real Estate, Energy, Government Contracts & Disputes, Insurance Recovery & Advisory and other teams. Lawyers in Pillsbury's construction litigation practice were awarded the “Law Firm of the Year” award in the Construction Law category from 2015 from U.S. News/Best Lawyers, reflecting their preeminence in the field of construction law. The firm’s real estate litigation practice was nationally ranked in 2015 by U.S. News/Best Lawyers. Gravel2Gavel also features RSS support and links to widely-recognized construction news resources and industry organizations.
Pillsbury's Investment Fund Law Blog provides updates and insights on legal issues for fund managers, investment advisers and investment companies seeking the latest information and analysis about the Dodd-Frank Act, SEC registration and examinations, alternative investments, due diligence, disclosure, Form ADV, derivatives and other issues. The blog, written by members of Pillsbury’s nationally ranked Investment Funds team, also links to SEC rules and reviews, government statues and current news articles.
The Policyholder Pulse blog provides news and insights on all issues related to insurance recovery law and is focused solely on policyholders. Contributors are members of Pillsbury’s award-winning Insurance Recovery & Advisory practice, honored by Law360 as 2015’s “Insurance Group of the Year.”
Internet & Social Media Law
The Internet & Social Media Law Blog covers interesting business and legal issues and upcoming events in the virtual world, social media and video game industries. Pillsbury was the first major law firm to develop a team dedicated to the unique legal issues involved in virtual worlds, video games, social networking sites and other online communities. Our multidisciplinary team includes lawyers with hands-on experience in virtual worlds and games, along with a broad array of legal backgrounds.
Pillsbury Global Sourcing advises buyers on all aspects of outsourcing and complex technology acquisitions. We have architected and negotiated deals worth over a half a trillion dollars on behalf of Fortune 500 clients. Blog content taps the insight of our people based in London, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Law (UAS)
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS). Drones. No matter the terminology, the advent of this technology has been hailed as everything from the future of warfare to the future of pizza delivery. More explosion than gradual rise, UAS usage is generating a host of regulatory and other legal questions even as it creates countless business opportunities in multiple industries. Pillsbury’s UAS Blog brings together the thoughts and legal perspectives of the firm’s UAS Focus Team, itself comprising internationally renowned lawyers in the fields of Aviation, International Trade, Communications, Technology, Privacy and Global Security, among others.