Featured Publications

March 2021

Importance of Involvement: A Conversation with Michelle R. Peirce

Michelle R. Peirce is a Partner in Hinckley Allen’s Litigation group who devotes her time equally to white-collar criminal defense and complex civil litigation. She is the current President of the Women’s Bar Foundation and a past president of the Wome…

A Small Claims Court for Copyright Disputes? CASE Act Creates New Alternative Process for Smaller Copyright Claims

A new law known as the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act creates an entirely new tribunal within the U.S. Copyright Office for resolving smaller copyright disputes. Before the CASE Act, aggrieved copyright owners generally nee…

Are VC-Backed Female Founder Companies Disproportionately Impacted by the Pandemic? (Yes!)

Companies with all female founders have often faced an uphill battle vying for venture capital. While this imbalance seemed to be improving before the pandemic, companies with all male and mixed gender founder teams continued to outpace female founder comp…

Recent Hart-Scott-Rodino Developments & Coming Attractions

The FTC slightly lowered the HSR thresholds for M&A and other transactions closing on or after March 4, 2021. The FTC/DOJ has suspended the ability of HSR filers to request early termination of the statutory HSR waiting period. Senator Klobuchar re…

Navigating the Complex: A Conversation with Elizabeth J. McEvoy

Elizabeth McEvoy assists businesses and individuals in navigating complex, and often highly-regulated legal matters, both criminal and civil. Her experience includes negotiating pre-litigation resolutions, complex commercial litigation, and representing in…

What Employers Need to Know About the American Rescue Plan of 2021

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (the “Plan”). The historic $1.9 trillion bill contains several provisions of note for employers.The Plan extends the availability of tax credits under the Families …