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As we implement the Eversheds Sutherland combination
and expand our ability to serve clients around the globe,
our US and international teams are working together to
analyze issues impacting clients doing business in multiple
jurisdictions. This edition of Partnering Perspectives
addresses some of those issues.
Increased regulatory scrutiny of anti-money laundering
rules in both the US and the UK is the focus of a piece
by Olga Greenberg, Emma Gordon, Greg Amoroso, and
Phil Taylor. The authors discuss the continued focus on
enforcement actions against institutions and individuals.
Emma Gordon, Meghana Shah, Phil Taylor, and
Veronica Wayner address variations in the scope of the
attorney-client privilege around the globe and discuss
the need to examine those jurisdictional differences
when conducting cross-border investigations.
Current proposals for tax reform would move the
US away from a worldwide approach to international
taxation and towards a destination-based system.
Graham Green outlines the proposed changes and
what both US and international companies might
Lewis Wiener and Alex Fuchs discuss the growing
number of class action lawsuits alleging failure to make
websites that offer goods and services to US consumers
accessible to the blind and visually impaired.
The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act of 2011 created
post-grant proceedings to challenge the validity of US
patents without resorting to litigation in federal district
courts. Ann Fort, Pete Pappas, Karissa Blyth, Robert
Kohse, and Steffan Finnegan report on how domestic
and foreign companies can take advantage of those
proceedings to cost-effectively challenge issued
As always, please let me know if we can be of service
in any way and if you have suggestions for future issues
of Partnering Perspectives.
Patricia A. Gorham
Editor in Chief
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP