MoloLamken Releases 2018 Supreme Court Business Briefing
"After two years of largely modest decisions, the Supreme Court was back in full force, delivering major rulings in the business arena and elsewhere," noted MoloLamken partner Robert Kry. "While the Court strived to reach a middle ground in a few cases, by and large it showed little hesitation about handing down broad rulings with far-reaching impact," added Michael Pattillo, another firm partner.
The Court addressed many significant issues this Term. In a case with major implications for e-commerce, the Court held that States may require out-of-state retailers to collect tax on sales to state residents, even if they have no physical presence in the State. The Court also extended its long line of pro-arbitration cases to the employment context.
The Court decided a pair of cases concerning class action litigation, one favoring business by imposing new limits on the time to file, and the second favoring plaintiffs by allowing them to bring class actions under the federal securities laws in state courts. And in a major patent case, the Court upheld the constitutionality of inter partes review, an administrative mechanism for reconsidering issued patents.
Steven Molo and Jeffrey Lamken, who had held leadership positions in large full-service firms, founded MoloLamken on the belief that complex disputes and investigations are most effectively handled by smaller teams comprised of smart, highly experienced lawyers who are focused on results rather than process.
MoloLamken provides experienced advocacy - for plaintiffs and defendants - before juries, judges, arbitral forums, and appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. The firm's international client base includes leading corporations, hedge funds, private equity firms, investors, inventors, and executives. The firm has grown from 5 to 32 lawyers in just over eight years and has offices in New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.
The MoloLamken Supreme Court Business Briefing has been widely praised in both the business and legal communities for its clarity and insight. To read this year's edition, please click here. If you wish to receive a paper copy, please email Mike or Robert.
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Robert Kry, 202-556-2011, email@example.com
Michael Pattillo, 202-556-2012, firstname.lastname@example.org