Recent insights


Brexit: IoT to the rescue?

Nov 17 2017
For retailers, speed and efficiency in supply chains are paramount. With the possibility of a "hard" or "no deal" Brexit, retailers must adapt to a new operating environment. The UK government is exploring the potential for highly streamlined technology-based procedures to preserve frictionless borders. The Internet of Things (IoT) could play an important role, but also comes with a range of legal implications.

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Approves Charlotte Asian Pacific American Bar Association (CAPABA) as New Affiliate

Nov 15 2017
The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), the voice of the Asian Pacific American legal community since 1988, has approved the Charlotte Asian Pacific American Bar Association (CAPABA) as its newest affiliate chapter.  Womble Bond Dickinson partner Sid Shenoy serves as President of CAPABA, and Womble Bond Dickinson associate Alysja Carlisle serves as Vice President – Membership of the organization.

FCC Closes Loopholes and Expands Telephone Consumer Protection Act “TCPA” Consumer Protections in Declaratory Ruling and Order

Nov 13 2017
On July 10, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) released a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) Declaratory Ruling and Order (“TCPA Declaratory Ruling and Order” or “Order”) offering clarification and new guidance on robocall restrictions. The Order further clarifies 21 distinct open issues on which petitioners had sought FCC guidance or action to interpret the TCPA statute and how it should apply to certain problematic gray areas. The Commission majority that voted in favor of the Order sought to “close loopholes and strengthen consumer protections already on the books” through this Order. This alert summarizes many of the key rulings in the Order.