• 05.22.19

    Extending VBP Models Into Medicaid Drug Purchasing: Challenges And Opportunities

    Manatt’s Alexander Dworkowitz, an associate with Manatt Health; Anthony Fiori, senior managing director of Manatt Health; and Deborah Bachrach, a partner with Manatt Health, wrote a piece for Health Affairs on value-based purchasing strategies and how they are used by state Medicaid ...

  • 05.22.19

    EPA Dips Toes Into PFAS Drinking Water

    “On April 25, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its Draft Interim Recommendations to Address Groundwater Contaminated with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) for public review and comment. The comment period ends on June 10, ...

  • 05.21.19

    To Break Up the Boys’ Club, Ladies, Why Not Start Your Own Venture Capital Firm?

    "Elodie Dupuy felt she had paid her dues. She had spent nine years at top-tier venture capital firm Insight Venture Partners, where she climbed the ranks from receptionist to vice president, followed by a stint at another investment firm. But well into interviews for a new partner role at a VC ...

  • 05.10.19

    Safe Harbor Reform in the United States: The Time is Now

    “Recent news of the European Union directive related to active measures online service providers (or “OSPs”) must now take to police infringement on their sites has re-sparked a similar discussion in the United States, notably with the recent Copyright Office panel discussions ...

  • 05.10.19

    Foreign Banks Should Remain Wary of U.S. Sanctions Laws

    While major enforcement actions against foreign banks for U.S. sanctions violations appear to have subsided over the past few years, recent settlements of sanctions-related claims against three large foreign banks remind us that federal and state authorities continue to aggressively monitor ...

  • 05.08.19

    California’s New Extended Producer Responsibility Program for Home-Generated Pharmaceutical and ...

    “The sale of needles (sharps) and pharmaceutical drugs in California, based on national figures, is estimated to be on the order of $50 billion per year—and these are the latest consumer products to be subject to California’s expanding Extended Producer Responsibility ...

  • 05.07.19

    Abbreviated Justice

    “California courts generally decide appeals with written decisions, but memorandum opinions do exist under California law. The big payoff in an appeal is the court’s opinion.”  

  • 04.29.19

    Impeachment Is Not the Only Way

    “The framing of the public debate among House Democrats suggests that only craven political considerations would block an immediate move to impeach President Donald Trump. But there is a more principled rationale for not leaping to impeachment.”  

  • 04.17.19

    Missed Opportunity to Align State and Federal Takings Law

    “It is truly a shame to see the California Supreme Court walk right up to the edge of aligning state and federal constitutional law -- and then back away. Yet the court recently did just that.”  

  • 04.16.19

    Work Requirements Litigation

    Michael Kolber and Deborah Bachrach, partners in Manatt Health, wrote for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Health and Value Strategies program on a recent Medicaid work requirement ruling in Kentucky and what it could mean for other states considering similar programs.

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