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Incorporating in Delaware and Taking Advantage of the Delaware General Corporation Law

The decision of where to form a corporation or limited liability company is based on several factors, including location of assets and operations and owner/investor preference.  Meanwhile, selecting a jurisdiction for a new subsidiary in a complex corporate structure may be driven primarily by tax concerns. Additional considerations, such as exchange listing obligation, may impact [...]

Client Alert – Attorney General Sessions Announces Formation of Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit

August 8, 2017 - While speaking at the Columbus, Ohio, Police Academy last week, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the formation of the Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit. The Unit is a pilot program, staffed by 12 U.S. Attorneys in select federal districts, that is designed to utilize sophisticated data tracking to detect and [...]

Client Alert – United Healthcare Named in Whistleblower Suit – Accused of False Reporting to CMS

August 7, 2017 - United Healthcare Services Inc., which operates the country’s largest private Medicare Advantage insurance plan (covering about 3.6 million people), has been accused by some of its own sales agents of concealing hundreds of complaints of enrollment fraud and other misconduct. The company is currently embroiled in an earlier lawsuit, filed in May, [...]

FisherBroyles’ New York Office Adds Six Partners and Is Poised to Exceed Thirty Partners in 2017

FisherBroyles, LLP is pleased to announce the addition of six new partners to its New York office in less than four months.  These attorneys bring a wealth of new expertise and clients to the firm and increase its depth in a variety of areas including mergers and acquisitions, general corporate law, securities, secured and unsecured [...]

AG Sessions Ends Obama-Era Policy on Civil Asset Forfeiture

August 3, 2017 During his tenure as head of the Justice Department, former Attorney General Eric Holder had dialed back civil asset forfeiture—limiting its use to the most serious crimes. However, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced a return to pre-Obama era policies, effective immediately, regarding civil asset forfeiture. The new policy permits local [...]

FisherBroyles Continues its Nationwide Expansion with the Acquisition of Sacramento-Based IP Boutique

(Atlanta, GA — August 3, 2017) — FisherBroyles LLP, the nation’s first and world’s largest cloud-based distributed law firm partnership announced today that it has acquired the Sacramento based IP boutique, Ntellect Law, PC, which includes Charles Yang, John Yang, and Andrew Moreton.  In addition to the three patent attorneys, the group is bringing patent [...]

Oregon Adds Teeth to PBM Oversight

Add Oregon to the list of states that have enacted laws during their 2017 legislative sessions that codify further oversight over Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) and their business practices. Oregon initially passed legislation in 2013 that required PBMs to register with the Oregon Department of Consumer Services (DCBS). The registration requirements and fee were minimal, [...]

FisherBroyles, LLP and Partner R. Mark Halligan have received ACQ5 Global Awards 2017

FisherBroyles, LLP has been named US (Chicago) Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year in the ACQ5 Global Awards 2017, and Partner R. Mark Halligan has been named US (Chicago) Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year in the ACQ5 Global Awards 2017. ACQ5 (Acquisition Finance Magazine) is a leading corporate magazine news site. It has been serving the finance [...]

FisherBroyles Announces New Intellectual Property Partner James J. Pohl

(Washington, D.C. — January 24, 2017) — FisherBroyles, LLP is pleased to announce that James J. Pohl has joined its Washington, D.C. office as a partner in its Intellectual Property Law Group.  Pohl is an experienced patent attorney with a true passion for providing thoughtful and judiciously creative advice to help clients succeed. “James is [...]