Sorry for interrupting, but there is something we need to tell you...

We have updated our Cookie Policy to reflect changes in the law on cookies used on websites in Europe. This website uses cookies to maximize your experience and help us to understand how we can improve it. To find out more click here.

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of data which are downloaded to your computer, or other device, when you visit a website. Cookies allow us to recognize your computer and improve your experience on our website. Some cookies are also necessary for the technical operation of our website. Please read our Cookie Policy which provides important information about the cookies we use, how we use them and how they can be deleted. Please remember that deleting cookies may affect your experience of our website.

Show less.

Accept and hide this message
Pillsbury Pillsbury Pillsbury
Pillsbury
Email Page Print Friendly Version Text Size
RSS
Subscribe

Publications & Presentations

We encourage you to peruse this Publications & Presentations section for timely analysis and industry insights, including bylined articles, client alerts, white papers, practice and industry newsletters, audio and video broadcasts, featuring interviews with our lawyers, as well as case studies highlighting compelling legal challenges our clients have faced.

Also, please visit our Events page to learn more about upcoming seminars, CLE programs, and other presentations which may be of interest.

Recent Publications


1/12/2017
CalEnviroScreen 3.0 – Still the Wrong Tool for CEQA Review
Authors: Norman F. Carlin, Kevin Ashe

On January 9, 2017, the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) and Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) released an “Update to the California Communities Environmental Health Screening Tool,” better known as CalEnviroScreen Version 3.0. CalEnviroScreen is a software tool used to identify and direct resources to communities affected by pollution, based on environmental exposure and population data. However, as guidance for prior CalEnviroScreen versions made clear, the tool’s approach to “cumulative impacts” is very different from that of environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). While Version 3.0 omits that clear statement, lead agencies and project proponents should rest assured that CEQA law has not changed and CalEnviroScreen remains the wrong tool for CEQA review of local projects and permitting decisions.

1/11/2017
2017 Brings Changes to the Federal Executive Branch Gift Rules
Authors: Kathryn E. Donovan, Emily B. Erlingsson, Anita D. Stearns Mayo

The Office of Government Ethics (OGE) recently amended the executive branch gift rules, which became effective on January 1, 2017. The changes include clarifications to existing exceptions that are frequently used as well as a new exception.

1/5/2017
Ninth Circuit Lowers Hurdle for Class Certification
Declines to Adopt “Administrative Feasibility” as Independent Requirement of Rule 23
Authors: Christine A. Scheuneman, Fusae Nara, Nathaniel R. Smith

On January 3, 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals declined to adopt “administrative feasibility” as an independent requirement for class certification. It held that Rule 23 does not require class counsel to show at the class certification stage that there is an “administratively feasible” means to identify all class members. It recognized the need to minimize administrative burdens of identifying and notifying absent class members, but found that Rule 23 already contains specific ways to achieve that goal.

1/3/2017
Differing GAO Task Order Protest Thresholds
Authors: Richard B. Oliver, Selena Brady, Alexander B. Ginsberg

On December 23, 2016, President Obama signed the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which contains changes to the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) jurisdiction over contractor bid protests of task order awards. Following its passage, government contractors now must consider several distinct dollar thresholds relevant to the GAO’s jurisdiction over bid protests of task order awards.

12/29/2016
China Strengthens Supervision on Offshore Chinese Yuan (RMB) Lending
Authors: Jenny Y. Liu, Carrie Bai, Fiona Li

In 2016 stabilizing the exchange rate of Chinese yuan (also known as RMB, the legal currency of China) was a critical challenge for Chinese government. Due to the recent staggering devaluation of RMB, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) promulgated a series of policies and regulations aim to tighten and scrutinize capital outflow. Among these policies and regulations is the Notice on Further Clarifying Relevant Matters Applicable to Offshore RMB Lending Business of China-based Enterprises (Notice 306), dated November 29, 2016.

Keyword
Type
Professional
Practice / Industry
Focus Teams
From Date
To Date
Pillsbury
Pillsbury Pillsbury Pillsbury