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Craig Newman Authors Op-Ed, “The S.E.C. Dusts Off a Never-Used Cyber Enforcement Tool,” for The New York Times

Patterson Belknap partner Craig A. Newman, chair of our Privacy and Data Security Practice, authored an Op-Ed for The New York Times, about the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s first-ever use of a cybersecurity enforcement tool to punish a financial firm for its “failures” in protecting client information against a cyber-attack.

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Patterson Belknap Named to The American Lawyer’s 2018 “A-List” of Nation’s Elite Law Firms

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP ranked #17 on The American Lawyer’s 2018 “A-List” of 20 leading law firms in the United States.

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Firm Wins Dismissal for International Bank in Silver Price-Fixing Case

On July 25, 2018, the Firm won a significant victory when the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed our client, an international bank, from a multidistrict antitrust and Commodity Exchange Act litigation involving the trading of silver. 

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Firm Defeats Class Certification in Case Alleging Off-Label Marketing Against Global Pharmaceutical Company

On July 26, 2018, the Firm scored a major victory for a global pharmaceutical company when the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois denied class certification in a case alleging off-label marketing of a prescription drug.

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The New York Times Features Article by Craig Newman on Suing Victims of Las Vegas Shooting to Avoid Liability

On July 23, 2018, The New York Times featured an article written by Craig A. Newman, Chair of Patterson Belknap’s Privacy and Data Security group, “Suing Las Vegas Victims Got Headlines. Outcome Could Be Big News, Too.”  In the article, Mr. Newman discusses MGM’s legal strategy of suing the victims of last year’s Las Vegas mass shooting at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, owned by MGM, to claim immunity from liability under a federal law passed after the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks. 

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Irena Royzman Named Among Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation

Partner Irena Royzman, co-chair of Patterson Belknap’s Biotechnology Practice, has been recognized as one of the “Top 250 Women in Litigation” for 2018 by Benchmark Litigation.

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Firm Wins Summary Judgment in Products Liability Case for Pharmaceutical Company

The Firm scored a win for our client, a Fortune 50 pharmaceutical company, in a products liability suit regarding the effects of an antipsychotic drug. 

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The New York Times Features Article by Craig Newman on the Intersection of Cybercrime and Sports

On July 6, 2018, The New York Times featured an article written by Craig A. Newman, Chair of Patterson Belknap’s Privacy and Data Security group, entitled “Cybercrime Meets Insider Trading in Sports.”

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Patterson Belknap Launches New Podcast: “How To Build a Nation in 15 Weeks”

On May 30, 2018, the Firm launched "How to Build a Nation in 15 Weeks," a podcast that will revisit the hottest topics from the 1787 Constitutional Convention and track their current place in the U.S. legal and political landscape.

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Firm Secures Important Decision Rejecting Innovator Liability In Case Against Pharmaceutical Company

On May 11, 2018, the Firm secured an important win in West Virginia’s highest court for a Fortune 50 pharmaceutical company on the subject of “innovator liability.”  One commentator has already deemed the decision a “blockbuster” of “major” importance to the pharmaceutical industry.

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12 Patterson Belknap Attorneys Receive Recognition in Chambers USA 2018

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP is pleased to announce that five of our practice areas and twelve of our partners and counsel received recognition in the newly released Chambers USA - America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2018.

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Firm Files Motion to Affirm With U.S. Supreme Court in North Carolina Partisan Gerrymandering Case

On Friday, April 27, 2018, Patterson Belknap attorneys filed a Motion to Affirm in the U.S. Supreme Court in Rucho v. Common Cause. The Firm represents the non-partisan organization Common Cause, the Democratic Party of North Carolina, and a group of North Carolina voters. The filing asks the Court to affirm the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina’s historic January 9, 2018 judgment striking down North Carolina’s congressional map as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. 

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Firm Authors Amicus Brief on Behalf of 119 Religious Organizations in Support of DACA Plaintiffs

On March 20, 2018, the Firm filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of 119 religious organizations in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, asking for affirmance of the preliminary injunction granted by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California preventing the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program.

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The New York Times Features Articles by Craig Newman on Updated S.E.C. Cybersecurity Guidance and U.S. v. Microsoft

On March 5, 2018, The New York Times featured an article written by Craig A. Newman, chair of Patterson Belknap’s Privacy and Data Security group, “When to Report a Cyberattack? For Companies, That’s Still a Dilemma.” Mr. Newman discusses the S.E.C.’s updated cybersecurity guidance, which outlines the need for public companies to make “timely” disclosure of cybercrime. 

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Firm Secures Summary Judgment Win for The Hershey Company in Slack-Fill Case

On behalf of The Hershey Company, Patterson Belknap scored a win in a putative class action regarding the packaging of candy products. The plaintiffs alleged that empty space—or “slack-fill” —in 4-ounce boxes of Reese’s Pieces® and 5-ounce boxes of Whoppers® was misleading, causing the plaintiff to believe he was getting more candy than he actually received. On February 16, 2018, the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri granted the Firm’s motion for summary judgment, determining the plaintiff “was not misled by the packaging,” and dismissed the case.

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Firm Represents Common Cause and Others in North Carolina Win Opposing Unconstitutional Partisan Gerrymandering

On January 9, 2018, a panel of judges in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina ruled for the first time in U.S. history that a state’s congressional map is an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. 

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Saul Shapiro Appears on NY1 Regarding Latest Developments in NYPD FOIL Lawsuit

Litigation Department Chair Saul Shapiro appeared on NY1 News regarding the lack of transparency in the NYPD body camera videos that were provided to the news channel as part of a legal battle over access to footage from the NYPD’s body camera pilot program.

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Firm Secures Settlement on Behalf of Bayonne Muslims

The city of Bayonne, New Jersey has reached a $400,000 settlement with Bayonne Muslims, and has agreed to revisit the organization’s application to build its mosque. Patterson Belknap’s team, led by Adeel Mangi and Muhammad Faridi, represented Bayonne Muslims in this litigation.

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