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Garrett T. Galvin

Associate

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+1.617.348.4740

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Garrett focuses his practice on corporate and securities law, contracts, privacy issues, and general corporate matters. He represents clients across the life sciences, including biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, as well as in technology and financial services.

While attending law school, Garrett served as a legal intern with a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing cancer treatments. In that role, he implemented a globally compliant privacy program and assisted with the assessment and reporting of an international data privacy incident. He was also a legal intern at a pharmaceutical company that is developing medicine to control the expression of genes. In that role, he negotiated and drafted commercial contracts and implemented a contract management system. In law school, he served on the faculty interview committee.

Prior to attending law school, Garrett worked as a business analyst in supply chain operations with a California-based global information technology company, a business analyst with a Canadian multinational financial services company, and a document control officer in the corporate financing division of a Canadian multinational bank.

Education

  • Boston University School of Law (JD)
  • Boston University School of Law (LLM, Taxation)
  • Wilfrid Laurier University (BBA)
  • University of Waterloo (BMath)

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The Beauty and the Terror of Agile Software Development

March 24, 2021 | Advisory | By Alex Civetta, Garrett Galvin

This Mintz advisory reviews the challenges associated with agile software development contracts and provides best practices to avoid rising costs and legal disputes.
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On January 19, 2021 the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (the “DC Circuit”) vacated the Affordable Clean Energy Rule (the “ACE Rule”), a policy instituted by the Environmental Protection Agency (the “EPA”) on June 19, 2019 that weakened emissions standards for power plants and empowered states to set their own energy standards.
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In a slip opinion issued on November 19, 2020, the United States Court of International Trade (“USCIT”) permitted the imposition of tariffs on bifacial solar panels, a victory for the Trump administration’s years-long effort to limit imports of foreign-made solar technologies.
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On September 17, 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued Order No. 2222 to allow for the greater participation of distributed energy resource aggregations in organized wholesale markets. The long-awaited rule is aimed at increasing competition in electric markets, enhancing grid flexibility and reliability, and leveling the playing field when it comes to organized capacity, energy, and ancillary services run by regional grid operators.
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A petition filed in April by the New England Ratepayers Association (NERA) has requested that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) reassess its authority over retail solar sales, stating that the federal government, through FERC, not individual state legislatures and public utility commissions, has exclusive jurisdiction over wholesale energy sales and should end the practice of net metering.
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