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Media Mentions

Clark Hill attorneys routinely appear as sources and thought leaders in national news publications and legal industry outlets. Here is a collection of the most recent appearances our attorneys have made in media articles.

Michael Walsh, Chris Clare, Emma Jenevein, April 5Food Safety Magazine’s PFAS Litigation and FDA Updates for the Food Industry

No chemical compound has presented the scale of exposure and potential industry-wide liability risk as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). PFAS have been ubiquitous since the 1940s, and nearly all major industries have PFAS concerns in one way or another.

Jose Vela, April 4 Law360’s 2 Recent Suits Show Resiliency Of Medicare Drug Price Law

Thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act, Medicare beneficiaries await lower prescription drug prices because of the federal government’s powers to negotiate directly with pharmaceutical companies.

Paul Schmeltzer, March 27Law360’s Amazon’s Healthcare Push Raises Tough Questions For Attys

The company declaring publicly that it doesn’t use patients’ data for its retail business or for third parties is “a good start,” Schmeltzer said.

“I’m an attorney, so I do have an inherent amount of skepticism based on what’s contained in such documentation versus what a commercial entity is actually doing with data,” he said. “I think it’s just the skeptical attorney in me that would have some second thoughts about whether that’s really taking place and that my data is really being protected and not shared for those purposes.”

Jason Canvasser, March 24 Meiningers International’s The Rise and Fall of Drizly, the Alcohol Delivery App

Two other things play into this. The first, says attorney Jason R. Canvasser of Clark Hill in Detroit, was Drizly’s 2020 data breach, which affected 2.5 million customers. In 2023, the Federal Trade Commission ordered Drizly to delete all personal data that wasn’t required to provide service, as well as to upgrade its data security.

“It’s always difficult to come back from a data breach,” says Canvasser, “and it makes it even more difficult than it was in alcohol, which is so tightly regulated.”

Mark Stevens, March 18Law360’s Farmers Seek Quick Win In H-2A Suit Against DOL

Mark Stevens of Clark Hill PLC, who is also representing the groups, added that the rule flouts the APA’s requirements in several ways including improving “the bargaining power of foreign workers,” “transferring hundreds of millions of dollars from farmers to workers without any evidence that doing so will provide any public benefit,” and increasing costs for farmers.

Paul Schmeltzer, March 6Part B News’ Legal papers to your practice: Which ones get everything, which ones get less?

There are differences in how medical practices should respond to subpoenas, court orders and warrants in criminal versus civil cases. The scope of information requested in criminal cases may be broader, as law enforcement agencies may seek medical records or information related to specific individuals under investigation.

Steve Hoch, March 4Law360’s Recent Rulings Add Dimension To Justices’ Maui Decision

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2020 decision in County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund created a new category of factual criteria that must be evaluated in order to determine whether the Clean Water Act applies to groundwater.

Pamela Palmer, March 1Supreme Court Opinion on Maritime Law Solidifies Insurer’s Choice-of-Law Clause

Pamela A. Palmer of the Clark Hill law firm said the high court opinion will help to “eliminate any confusion in the industry that marine insurance contracts are somehow different than or held to a different standard than general maritime contracts.”

Aidan Eames, March 1Power Magazine’s Overcoming Hurdles in Offshore Wind Development: Ireland in a Race Against Time

As the world intensifies its efforts to combat climate change, Ireland has set ambitious goals to produce offshore renewable energy as part of its Climate Action Plan.

James English, Feb. 27Energy Intelligence’s Exxon Preemption May Snag Chevron-Hess Megadeal

 “In this case, I think they want the asset, and they’re using every mechanism they can to get it,” James English, a partner at Clark Hill, told Energy Intelligence.

MacKenzie Hyde, Feb. 8 – AARP’s A Caregiver’s Guide to Conservatorship: What It Is and How to Get One

“It’s a very thankless job,” she says. “You have fiduciary obligations that you have to carry out, and you’re going to have other people nitpicking what your decisions are.”