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World Expo 2020 10-20-2020

Dubai will host the World Expo 2020 from October 20th 2020. Running for 173 days, the Expo will provide a global destination for millions of people to share ideas, showcase innovation, encourage collaboration and celebrate human ingenuity.

Nareit REITwise: 2020 Law, Accounting & Finance Conference 04-01-2020

V&E is a silver sponsor of REITwise, Nareit’s 2020 Law, Accounting & Finance Conference taking place in Washington, DC from April 1 through April 3.

REITs: IRS Ruling Opens Door for Midstream Assets 02-12-2020

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideWith almost half of U.S. midstream assets housed in MLP structures and significant continuing challenges in accessing the equity capital markets, this program will discuss the midstream REIT alternative.

PSC Foundation Presents: Procurement Collusion Strike Force Seminar 01-22-2020

Join us for a program discussing the new Strike Force and its mission, including remarks by G. Zachary Terwilliger, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Negotiation Ethics: Winning Without Selling Your Soul 01-22-2020

Lawyers negotiate every day and negotiating ethically and maintaining their reputations as ethical and professional is critical to the successful practice of law. 

Treasury Releases Final Regulations Implementing Qualified Opportunity Zones 01-16-2020

V&E Tax Update, January 16, 2020

Treasury and the IRS recently issued final regulations (the “Final Regulations”) providing additional guidance on the implementation of the Qualified Opportunity Zone (“QOZ”) provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, as well as Frequently Asked Questions on QOZs.

European Union Expands Anti-Money Laundering Requirements and Increases Beneficial Ownership Transparency 01-16-2020

Recently, a number of European countries, including the U.K. and Germany, have enacted revised anti-money laundering laws implementing the European Union’s (“EU”) 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (“the Directive”), in some instances giving companies only weeks to comply with their new anti-money laundering obligations.

New Year Presents New Challenges for New York Employers 01-16-2020

Managing the Modern Workplace

We have said this before and we will say again: New York is definitely in the running to supersede California as the most challenging state for employers. New York has implemented new requirements which will require employers to revise their employee handbooks, offer letters and employment agreements.

2019 Antitrust Developments in the Energy and Chemical Industries 01-16-2020

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideThe energy and chemicals industries play a central role in our economy and regularly capture the attention of antitrust authorities and practitioners. Join us for a discussion of recent antitrust developments in these industries — including merger enforcement, cartel investigations, and private litigation — and what lies ahead for companies.

SCOTUS Asked to Consider Absolute Immunity for SAR Filers 01-15-2020

When a bank files a suspicious activity report (“SAR”), that bank has immunity from civil lawsuits. 

What does ExxonMobil’s Win Mean for the Future of Climate Disclosures? 01-15-2020

In a case that has been widely watched, on Tuesday December 10, ExxonMobil got good news in the climate change disclosure lawsuit brought against it by the New York Attorney General.

2019 Energy and Chemicals Antitrust Report 01-15-2020

V&E Antitrust Update, January 15, 2020

The U.S. antitrust agencies remained active in enforcing mergers and acquisitions generally; however, both the energy and chemical industries saw a slight reduction in the number of reportable transactions, with a corresponding reduction in the number of transactions investigated in 2019.

One Promotion Too Far 01-14-2020

Managing the Modern Workplace

As employment lawyers, we see all sorts of reasons for businesses deciding to terminate employees, ranging from gross misconduct to plant closures. But there is one scenario that comes up from time to time that always strikes me as a particularly unfortunate loss of talent – when a good employee gets promoted into a role they are simply not suited for.

Houston Bar Association Taxation Section January Luncheon 01-13-2020

On, January 15, V&E partner Jason McIntosh will speak on “Tax Issues in the Lifecycle of a Private Equity Investment” at the Houston Bar Association Taxation Section's January Luncheon.

Five (Less Predictable) Predictions for FCPA Enforcement in 2020 01-10-2020

V&E Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Update, January 10, 2020

Enforcement of the Federal Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) is at an all-time high, and 2019 marks the fourth consecutive year where results broke the records that had been set in the previous year. 

REITs: The Next Vehicle for Midstream Assets? 01-10-2020

V&E Energy Update, January 10, 2020

Investing in the midstream energy sector is an attractive way to participate in the North American energy market. 

Is Ethical Veganism Covered by Your Anti-Discrimination Policy? 01-09-2020

Managing the Modern Workplace

If your business has employees only in the United States, then the answer is probably no. But if you are a multi-national employer, then perhaps it should be.

BEAT Update: Newly Proposed and Final Regulations Make Some Concessions, but the BEAT Goes On 01-08-2020

V&E Tax Update, January 9, 2020

In the past month, the IRS has issued a spate of proposed and final regulations on various international tax law topics, including the foreign tax credit, sourcing of personal property sales, and the base erosion and anti-abuse tax (BEAT).1

Renewable M&A – What Makes it Different? 01-08-2020

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideJoin Vinson & Elkins as we discuss the key differences between renewable and more traditional M&A transactions.

Caught Between a Rock (Labor Law) and a Hard Place (Employment Law) 01-07-2020

Managing the Modern Workplace

What would you do if one morning you saw on the overtime volunteer list on your company bulletin board that an employee had handwritten across the top of the list the words “Whore Board?” I think I know: You would fire that employee, assuming you could identify who it was.

World Expo 2020 10-20-2020

Dubai will host the World Expo 2020 from October 20th 2020. Running for 173 days, the Expo will provide a global destination for millions of people to share ideas, showcase innovation, encourage collaboration and celebrate human ingenuity.

Nareit REITwise: 2020 Law, Accounting & Finance Conference 04-01-2020

V&E is a silver sponsor of REITwise, Nareit’s 2020 Law, Accounting & Finance Conference taking place in Washington, DC from April 1 through April 3.

REITs: IRS Ruling Opens Door for Midstream Assets 02-12-2020

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideWith almost half of U.S. midstream assets housed in MLP structures and significant continuing challenges in accessing the equity capital markets, this program will discuss the midstream REIT alternative.

PSC Foundation Presents: Procurement Collusion Strike Force Seminar 01-22-2020

Join us for a program discussing the new Strike Force and its mission, including remarks by G. Zachary Terwilliger, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Negotiation Ethics: Winning Without Selling Your Soul 01-22-2020

Lawyers negotiate every day and negotiating ethically and maintaining their reputations as ethical and professional is critical to the successful practice of law. 

2019 Antitrust Developments in the Energy and Chemical Industries 01-16-2020

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideThe energy and chemicals industries play a central role in our economy and regularly capture the attention of antitrust authorities and practitioners. Join us for a discussion of recent antitrust developments in these industries — including merger enforcement, cartel investigations, and private litigation — and what lies ahead for companies.

Houston Bar Association Taxation Section January Luncheon 01-13-2020

On, January 15, V&E partner Jason McIntosh will speak on “Tax Issues in the Lifecycle of a Private Equity Investment” at the Houston Bar Association Taxation Section's January Luncheon.

Renewable M&A – What Makes it Different? 01-08-2020

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideJoin Vinson & Elkins as we discuss the key differences between renewable and more traditional M&A transactions.

Hot Topics in the Current Restructuring Space 12-11-2019

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideThe restructuring market is experiencing an uptick in activity, including the energy industry. In this presentation, V&E restructuring professionals will provide an overview of the trending topics and recent business and legal developments in the restructuring space.

International Human Rights Legal Issues: Impact on Texas Lawyers and Their Clients 12-10-2019

The State Bar of Texas International Law Section & International Human Rights Committee Present "International Human Rights Legal Issues: Impact on Texas Lawyers and Their Clients" on December 10, 2019.

Tax and Accounting Year-End Update 12-05-2019

BDO USA, LLP and Vinson & Elkins LLP invite you and your colleagues to a complimentary CPE and CLE program. This event highlights timely technical and legal updates and provides key takeaways on tax and accounting issues, relevant to both public and private companies.

International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 12-04-2019

V&E partners Palmina FavaMatt Jacobs and Ephraim “Fry” Wernick will speak at the 36th International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act hosted by the American Conference Institute.

The Future of Shareholder Activism: Navigating the Increasingly Complex Landscape Webcast 12-03-2019

V&E partner Jeff Floyd will participate in a live CLE Webinar with The Knowledge Group entitled “The Future of Shareholder Activism: Navigating the Increasingly Complex Landscape,” which will focus on recent developments and discuss strategic practices in the current shareholder activism landscape.”

Privcap Energy Game Change 2019 12-03-2019

V&E partner Brittany Sakowitz will participate on a panel discussion titled "Deal Terms: What's the Market?" with executives from EnCap Investments and Kayne Anderson at the 2019 Energy Game Change Conference in Houston.

3rd Annual Private Equity and Secondaries Investor Summit 12-03-2019

The 3rd Annual Private Equity and Secondaries Investor Summit will take place on December 3-4 in New York. On Wednesday, December 4, V&E partner Caroline Blitzer Phillips will interview Byron Wien, Vice Chairman of Blackstone.

UT Law Parker C. Fielder Oil and Gas Tax Conference 11-21-2019

V&E partner George Gerachis will serve as a panelist, speaking on “Changes and Developments in IRS Examinations and Appeals" on Friday, November 22nd at UT Law's Parker C. Fielder Oil and Gas Tax Conference.

EPA Enforcement Trends and New Limits on Agencies’ Use of Non-regulatory Guidance 11-21-2019

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WidePatrick Traylor, partner in the Environmental & Natural Resources Group, will present a CLE drawing from his experience as Deputy Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA). He will address this Administration’s national compliance initiatives, its policy on coordination between the federal government and states, and the challenges and opportunities facing the energy industry.

International Chamber of Commerce Chilean Arbitration Day 11-15-2019

V&E counsel Jose Sanchez will speak on a panel at the International Chamber of Commerce Chilean Arbitration Day being held in Santiago, Chile on Friday, November 15th.

Miami Technology and Intellectual Property Arbitration Seminar 11-13-2019

The Global Legal Studies Initiative at Florida International University College of Law, the Miami International Arbitration Society and the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center will be hosting the first Miami Technology and Intellectual Property Arbitration Seminar on Wednesday, November 13th from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM EST.

American Bar Association National Enforcement Conference 11-12-2019


EPA Enforcement Trends and New Limits on Agencies’ Use of Non-regulatory Guidance 11-21-2019

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WidePatrick Traylor, partner in the Environmental & Natural Resources Group, addressed this Administration’s national compliance initiatives, its policy on coordination between the federal government and states, and the challenges and opportunities facing the energy industry. Conrad Bolston, senior associate in the Environmental & Natural Resources Group, presented on recent developments potentially limiting the use of guidance by agencies and increasing transparency and the implications for the energy industry.

Navigating a Government Investigation 11-13-2019

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In this session, V&E attorneys shared critical lessons to help boards, audit committees, general counsel and compliance officers through the thicket of a government investigation. 


SPACs: An Alternative to the Traditional IPO for REITs and Other Real Estate Companies 10-30-2019

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In this REIT Series presentation, V&E REIT professionals provided an overview of the SPAC IPO process and discuss certain considerations and potential transaction structures for SPAC business combinations involving REITs and other real estate companies.


Ninth Annual Hydraulic Fracturing Symposium 10-03-2019

On October 3, 2019, V&E hosted our annual seminar discussing timely topics surrounding unconventional oil and gas development.

Alternative Capital Transactions in the Energy Industry 08-22-2019

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In this presentation, V&E attorneys discussed alternatives to traditional forms of capital raising. 


The Trouble With Emojis: Emerging Legal Issues and Proposed Business Responses 06-27-2019

This interactive program explored the communication disconnects and legal problems arising from emojis, including case studies and quizzes to test your knowledge of emojis’ meanings, and offered targeted responses to help protect businesses from legal liability.

Why Do Property REITs Have Operating Partnerships: REIT OP Units as a Tax-Advantaged Currency for Property Acquisitions 05-28-2019

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In this presentation, we reviewed the UPREIT structure with a particular focus on how REITs use OP Units to acquire properties.


High Yield Bonds in the Energy Industry 04-10-2019

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideV&E partners provided an overview of high yield bonds in the energy industry, including a discussion of structuring issues, covenants and recent developments.

Public Company Consolidations: What You Need to Know 03-20-2019

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideV&E partners discussed recent trends and hot topics relating to consolidation transactions involving public companies.

Qualified Opportunity Funds, Real Estate, and REITs 02-20-2019

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In the first REIT Series program of 2019, V&E REIT professionals discussed the benefits, challenges, and opportunities associated with using Qualified Opportunity Funds to invest in real estate, including the various roles that REITs can play. 


Pipeline Wars: The Battles Over Gas Infrastructure Development 02-06-2019

On February 6, 2019, V&E partners Robert Seber and Jeremy Marwell spoke on "Pipelines Wars: The Battles Over Gas Infrastructure Development" at NYU School of Law. 

Reserve-Based Lending: Market Trends and Recent Developments 02-06-2019

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideV&E lawyers discussed market trends and recent business and legal developments in the reserve-based lending space.

ABA Forum on Communications Law 24th Annual Conference 01-31-2019

Thursday, January 31 - Saturday, February 2, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET | Miami, FL

V&E again sponsored ABA’s annual Forum on Communications Law Conference, which took place January 31 - February 2, 2019.

Building and Overseeing Effective Compliance and Corporate Governance 01-30-2019

V&E lawyers discussed key trends and developments in compliance and corporate governance and how to create and oversee a healthy and holistic compliance and corporate governance program. 

Recent Antitrust Enforcement in the Energy and Chemical Industries 01-17-2019

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideV&E lawyers discussed recent antitrust developments in the energy and chemical industries – including merger enforcement, cartel investigations, and private litigation – and explain how these developments will affect future enforcement efforts.

The New Governance: Navigating the Rising ESG Tide 12-12-2018

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideIn this program, V&E climate change, international human rights and governance professionals provided practical guidance for companies facing exponentially growing ESG demands and expectations.

Recent Trends in Renewable Energy Dealmaking 11-07-2018

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideThree attorneys from Vinson & Elkins who frequently represent financial sponsors in the renewables sector discussed the impact of additional capital deployment.

Cyber-Governance: Legal Considerations for Cyber Disclosure and Preparedness 11-01-2018

Today, companies face more complex and sophisticated cyberthreats and new and evolving cybersecurity regulations and standards around the world. This CLE breaks down recent developments, and helps listeners identify key areas of risk and liability, develop and implement a compliant information security program, prepare for any cyber-event, and communicate their risks and readiness with key stakeholders.

Are You SLAPP Happy Yet? 10-30-2018

Since its enactment in 2011, the Texas Citizens Participation Act (TCPA) has become an increasingly important tool in a broad range of cases and other legal proceedings. This program covered the nuts and bolts of litigation under the TCPA.

REIT Internalization Transactions 10-30-2018

REITs_ThumbnailIn the fourth quarter REIT Series presentation, V&E attorneys discussed internalization structures and various considerations that REITs, their external managers and financial advisors should consider.

Treasury Releases Final Regulations Implementing Qualified Opportunity Zones 01-16-2020

V&E Tax Update, January 16, 2020

Treasury and the IRS recently issued final regulations (the “Final Regulations”) providing additional guidance on the implementation of the Qualified Opportunity Zone (“QOZ”) provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, as well as Frequently Asked Questions on QOZs.

European Union Expands Anti-Money Laundering Requirements and Increases Beneficial Ownership Transparency 01-16-2020

Recently, a number of European countries, including the U.K. and Germany, have enacted revised anti-money laundering laws implementing the European Union’s (“EU”) 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (“the Directive”), in some instances giving companies only weeks to comply with their new anti-money laundering obligations.

New Year Presents New Challenges for New York Employers 01-16-2020

Managing the Modern Workplace

We have said this before and we will say again: New York is definitely in the running to supersede California as the most challenging state for employers. New York has implemented new requirements which will require employers to revise their employee handbooks, offer letters and employment agreements.

SCOTUS Asked to Consider Absolute Immunity for SAR Filers 01-15-2020

When a bank files a suspicious activity report (“SAR”), that bank has immunity from civil lawsuits. 

What does ExxonMobil’s Win Mean for the Future of Climate Disclosures? 01-15-2020

In a case that has been widely watched, on Tuesday December 10, ExxonMobil got good news in the climate change disclosure lawsuit brought against it by the New York Attorney General.

2019 Energy and Chemicals Antitrust Report 01-15-2020

V&E Antitrust Update, January 15, 2020

The U.S. antitrust agencies remained active in enforcing mergers and acquisitions generally; however, both the energy and chemical industries saw a slight reduction in the number of reportable transactions, with a corresponding reduction in the number of transactions investigated in 2019.

One Promotion Too Far 01-14-2020

Managing the Modern Workplace

As employment lawyers, we see all sorts of reasons for businesses deciding to terminate employees, ranging from gross misconduct to plant closures. But there is one scenario that comes up from time to time that always strikes me as a particularly unfortunate loss of talent – when a good employee gets promoted into a role they are simply not suited for.

Five (Less Predictable) Predictions for FCPA Enforcement in 2020 01-10-2020

V&E Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Update, January 10, 2020

Enforcement of the Federal Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) is at an all-time high, and 2019 marks the fourth consecutive year where results broke the records that had been set in the previous year. 

REITs: The Next Vehicle for Midstream Assets? 01-10-2020

V&E Energy Update, January 10, 2020

Investing in the midstream energy sector is an attractive way to participate in the North American energy market. 

Is Ethical Veganism Covered by Your Anti-Discrimination Policy? 01-09-2020

Managing the Modern Workplace

If your business has employees only in the United States, then the answer is probably no. But if you are a multi-national employer, then perhaps it should be.

BEAT Update: Newly Proposed and Final Regulations Make Some Concessions, but the BEAT Goes On 01-08-2020

V&E Tax Update, January 9, 2020

In the past month, the IRS has issued a spate of proposed and final regulations on various international tax law topics, including the foreign tax credit, sourcing of personal property sales, and the base erosion and anti-abuse tax (BEAT).1

Caught Between a Rock (Labor Law) and a Hard Place (Employment Law) 01-07-2020

Managing the Modern Workplace

What would you do if one morning you saw on the overtime volunteer list on your company bulletin board that an employee had handwritten across the top of the list the words “Whore Board?” I think I know: You would fire that employee, assuming you could identify who it was.

European Investment Bank Adopts New Energy Lending Policy 01-07-2020

On 14 November 2019, the Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank (“EIB”), the world’s largest multilateral bank, adopted a new Energy Lending Policy (the “Policy”), which aims to end EIB investment in the majority of fossil fuel programs by the end of 2021.

RE: Company Email Policies 01-02-2020

Managing the Modern Workplace

As I’m sure many of you are intimately aware, communicating with coworkers via email is central to millions of employees’ roles in the modern workplace.

An Overview of 2019 Supreme Court Trademark Developments 12-31-2019

V&E IP Insights, December 31, 2019

This year (2019) marks a significant year in the development of United States Supreme Court trademark jurisprudence. Much public commentary has focused on the Supreme Court’s Brunetti opinion which found that the Lanham Act’s so-called Scandalous Clause was an unconstitutional prohibition on protected speech under the First Amendment. 588 U.S. ___ (2019).

Managing the Modern Workplace 2019 Annual Quiz 12-30-2019

Managing the Modern Workplace

We conclude 2019 with our first Managing the Modern Workplace Quiz to give our readers an opportunity to test their knowledge of recent stories on the labor and employment front.

Tick-Tock: Companies Have Twelve Months to Use the EPA’s New Oil and Gas Audit Program for Existing Owners of Upstream Facilities 12-23-2019

Environmental Blog

On December 19, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opened a limited-time opportunity for existing owners of upstream oil and gas facilities to discover, correct, and self-disclose violations of the Clean Air Act.

“The First Rule of this Workplace Investigation is…” 12-20-2019

Managing the Modern Workplace

“…You will not talk about this investigation with your coworkers.” Or at least this is the first thing that many employers have long told employees who are interviewed in workplace investigations. 

Surviving Troubled Waters: Advocate General Suggests EU Standard Contractual Clauses are Valid for Trans-Atlantic Data Transfers 12-19-2019

V&E Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Update, December 19, 2019

On December 19, 2019, the Advocate General for the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) issued a nonbinding opinion in case 311/18, commonly called Schrems II.

H-1B Registration Could Reduce Costs for Employers 12-18-2019

Managing the Modern Workplace, December 18, 2019

Getting an H-1B visa for a new employee has never been easy. Any employer who has been through the process knows that putting together an application can be time-consuming and expensive, especially if they have never sought an H-1B for that particular position. 

Cyber-insurance 101: The Basics 09-30-2019

Increasingly, organizations are purchasing cyber-insurance or requiring their vendors to do so to mitigate risks related to cyber-attacks. In this video, partner Devika Kornbacher helps companies think through choosing the coverage that is best for them.

Protecting Data in Unlikely Places 09-25-2019

Intellectual Property partner Devika Kornbacher discusses how to protect your company data in unlikely places.

V&E's Matt Jacobs Discusses Legal Implications from Indictments in Mueller Investigations 01-31-2019

Matt Jacobs appears on MSNBC to discuss the legal implications of Roger Stone’s indictment in the Mueller investigations.

V&E's Matt Jacobs Weighs in on Committee Investigation 01-14-2019

Matt Jacobs sits in on an MSNBC panel to discuss the subject of legal troubles facing the Trump family in light of allegations of the inaugural committee misusing and abusing funds.

V&E’s Matt Jacobs Weighs In on the Mueller Investigation 01-07-2019

V&E's Matt Jacobs, a former federal prosecuter, sits down with MSNBC during a panel discussing the Mueller investigation. 

REIT IPO Activity Could Pick Up in Late 2018 04-11-2018

First published by Nareit, April 3, 2018

Daniel LeBey, partner, capital markets and M&A at Vinson & Elkins LLP, participated in a video interview at REITwise 2018, Nareit’s Law, Accounting & Finance Conference in Hollywood, Florida.

Why Join V&E: Your Development as a Lawyer 01-02-2018

Hear from V&E Partner John B. Connally, Practice Group Leader, former Management Committee member, and LGBT affinity group member, on what he thinks are the two most important things when considering where to start your law career.

The International Reach of The Defend Trade Secrets Act 09-12-2017

V&E partner Craig Tyler outlines implications of the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) for misappropriation taking place outside of the U.S. and looks specifically at the International Trade Commission as a venue for cracking down on misappropriating products imported into the U.S.

Testing the Waters: The First Few Months of The Defend Trade Secrets Act 09-12-2017

On May 11, 2016, the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) was signed into law, providing a federal civil remedy for trade secrets misappropriation. 

An Intro to The Defend Trade Secrets Act 05-11-2017

The new Defend Trade Secrets Act was signed into law by President Obama on May 11, 2016. V&E partner Steve Borgman explains what the new law is, how it differs from existing trade secrets law, and how the new law can be beneficial to parties involved in a trade secrets dispute.

Intellectual Property Rights in Complex Cross-Border Operations 05-11-2017

A common problem that arises in complex cross-border operations involving intellectual property is something referred to as the coordination problem. Rights under the law in one country may be exploited under the laws of another country. These problems can be addressed contractually if proper forethought is given.

A Profile of V&E’s Energy Appellate Practice 08-31-2016

Marie Yeates, co-chair of V&E's Appellate practice, and Appellate partner Michael Heidler have deep experience handling energy appeals, particularly in Texas and Louisiana.

A Closer Look at EPA's New Methane Rules for the Oil and Gas Industry 06-22-2016

On May 12, 2016, EPA issued a slate of final rules and an information request under the Clean Air Act directed at the oil and gas industry. This is the first time EPA is directly regulating methane as a greenhouse gas. These rules will have widespread application to the oil and gas industry, including production, processing, transmission, and storage. 

Employment Consideration in International Asset Transactions 06-03-2016

Martin Luff, counsel in V&E’s International Employment practice, highlights some of the differences between U.S. and international transactions with regards to the transfer of employment and employee benefits. Buyers and sellers must consider all potential issues that may arise in the different jurisdictions where business deals occur.

Global Reductions in Force 06-03-2016

Martin Luff, counsel in V&E’s International Employment practice, highlights the issues employers must consider when implementing global layoffs or reductions in force.

Workers’ Compensation Insurance: Do You Have the Coverage You Think You Do? 06-03-2016

There are several benefits to workers’ compensation insurance. For example, it provides benefits to an employee in the event of a workplace injury and provides an exclusive remedy protecting the employer from most types of negligence claims.

Changes to the Partnership Audit Tax Rules – What Partnerships Need to Consider Now 02-04-2016

Major changes to the rules for auditing the tax items of partnerships were made by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 and will come into effect in 2018.

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