By: Nathan BushQiang Li | Ray Xu

On June 10, 2021, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) adopted the Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law of the PRC, which dramatically expands the potential regulatory penalties and civil liabilities for foreign persons acting contrary to Chinese national interests.
Continue Reading Examining potential implications of China’s new Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law

In the wake of several high-profile cybersecurity incidents, President Biden yesterday issued an “Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity.”

The Order sets forth new requirements for federal agencies and government service providers and addresses topics including updating government contracts to remove barriers to sharing threat information, modernizing federal government
Continue Reading President Biden issues broad-ranging Executive Order on cybersecurity

IBM’s coming spinoff of its Global Technology Services division into a newly created, publicly traded company called Kyndryl is raising an array of concerns for the company’s existing clients.

Kyndryl, IBM says, will focus on client-owned infrastructures and offer “hosting and network services, services management, infrastructure modernization and migrating and
Continue Reading IBM’s planned spinoff of Global Technology Services division raises concerns

Ann Ford serves as US chair and Global co-chair for DLA Piper’s Client and Sectors and was the immediate past US chair and Global co-chair of the Firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group. Ann advises clients on business and transactional aspects of intellectual property, as well as representing them
Continue Reading Five questions with Ann Ford: DLA Piper Partner; US Chair and Global Co-Chair, Clients and Sectors

Samer (Sam) Zabaneh serves as US co-chair for DLA Piper’s Technology Sector and has been practicing law for more than 20 years. He focuses primarily on corporate, securities and M&A. Within those practices, Sam advises public and emerging private companies and their venture capital and private equity investors through the
Continue Reading Five questions with Samer Zabaneh: DLA Piper Partner; Chair, Texas Corporate & Securities Practice; US Co-Chair, Technology Sector

Victoria Lee co-leads DLA Piper’s Global Technology Sector and has been practicing law at DLA Piper for more than 25 years. She focuses on representation of emerging growth and public companies in complex technology and commercial transactions in the technology sector, as well as a variety of other industry sectors.
Continue Reading Five Questions with Victoria Lee: DLA Piper Partner; Global Co-Chair, Technology Sector; and Managing Partner for Northern California and Silicon Valley

By: Tony Samp, Steven R. Phillips and Ignacio E. Sanchez

As the Biden administration staffs up and Capitol Hill lawmakers begin to contemplate post-pandemic priorities, countering China’s advances in artificial intelligence and other disruptive technologies has emerged as a major driving force for US policymakers.

While Washington sees maintaining
Continue Reading AI Outlook: Technology, artificial intelligence in focus for the Biden Administration and the 117th Congress

This article was first published in TheHill.com

By: Tony Samp

Tucked away in the 4,517-page annual defense bill that just became law is an overlooked piece of legislation on artificial intelligence (AI).

Don’t worry, America. It doesn’t make every military weapon system autonomous or require brigades of robotic infantry. Instead,
Continue Reading Landmark artificial intelligence legislation becomes law

By: Tony Samp, Steven R. Phillips, Charles Dent and Nathaniel J. Bell

The House and Senate have voted to send this year’s National Defense Authorization Act – which includes the most substantial legislation addressing artificial intelligence (AI) approved by Congress to date – to President Trump, who has
Continue Reading Landmark AI legislation advances toward becoming law

By: Paul Hemmersbaugh

On December 3, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) initiated a rulemaking seeking ideas and input on proposals for a regulatory framework for automated driving systems (ADS).  This is the first time the federal government has proposed affirmative regulation of ADS, and offers a rare opportunity
Continue Reading US Department of Transportation seeks input for a regulatory framework for automated driving systems