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This feature article looks at how the new Attorney General William Barr could impact the number of health care False Claims Act whistleblower lawsuits. A chart from Mintz is cited in the article and stats from the firm’s “Health Care Enforcement Year in Review & 2019 Outlook” are also included.

Member and founding chair of the firm’s immigration practice Susan Cohen is quoted providing commentary in this feature article on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ shift from the amount of wages for new visa holders to whether the positions qualify for a specialty visa in the first place.

This feature article looks at the potential impacts of the Trump Administration’s plans to rescind the work authorization of H-1B visa holders. Member and founding chair of the firm’s immigration practice Susan Cohen is quoted throughout the piece.
This feature story looks at a recent U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) study; primarily focusing on the increased share of U.S. patents that include at least one woman as an inventor. This number has tripled in the last 30 years. In spite of this increase, the article goes on to note that female inventors still only make up slightly more than 10 percent of all inventors on U.S. patents granted in 2016. Mintz Member Terri Shieh-Newton is quoted providing commentary in the piece.

Mintz’s Kim Marrkand authored this Law360 “Expert Analysis” column noting that the American Law Institute (ALI) plans to promote its Restatement of the Law on Liability Insurance at a federal courthouse in Texas later this month. The column notes that this is troubling because the sponsoring judges will appear favorably predisposed toward adopting the RLLI.
Mintz Member and Chair of the firm’s FDA practice is quoted in this feature article discussing how performance criteria could improve the 501(k) process.

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