Inside This Issue
Anti-Money Laundering Scrutiny Intensifies
on Both Sides of the Atlantic
By Olga Greenberg, Emma Gordon, Greg Amoroso, and Phil Taylor
Increased regulatory scrutiny of anti-money laundering rules in both the US and the UK
is the focus of this piece. The authors discuss the continued focus on enforcement actions
against institutions and individuals for violations of anti-money laundering (AML) laws and
regulations, a trend that is expected to continue.
I Have the Privilege: Legal Privilege in
Internal Investigations in the UK and the US
By Emma Gordon, Meghana Shah, Phil Taylor, and Veronica Wayner
Cross-border investigations should be structured in a manner that considers the applicability of
relevant legal privileges. This article analyzes the applicability and breadth of the attorney-client
privilege around the globe and the care that is needed to examine jurisdictional risks and limit
the dissemination of privileged communications.
Forewarned is Forearmed:
Taking Note of US Tax Reform
By Graham Green
A growing consensus for tax reform is gaining steam this year, and current proposals would
move the US away from a worldwide approach to international taxation and towards a
destination-based system. This article outlines the proposed changes and what both US
and international companies might anticipate.
Website Accessibility Lawsuits on the Rise
By Lewis Wiener and Alex Fuchs
A growing number of class action lawsuits have been filed against private companies under
the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) alleging failure to maintain websites offering goods
and services to US consumers that are accessible to the blind and visually impaired. This article
discusses the ADA’s requirements for website accessibility and practice tips.
Intellectual Property: Efficiencies in Patent
By Ann Fort, Pete Pappas, Karissa Blyth, Robert Kohse, and Steffan Finnegan
The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act of 2011 (AIA) created post-grant proceedings to challenge
the validity of US patents without resorting to litigation in federal district courts. Our authors
report that domestic and foreign companies can take advantage of post-grant proceedings
to cost-effectively challenge issued US patents.