On Tuesday, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) made an affirmative determination in a five-year (sunset) review concerning pressure sensitive plastic tape from Italy. The was welcome news to the U.S. tape manufacturers, which made a priority of  the renewal of this order, which is decades old but still effective. Husch Blackwell’s international trade team of Jeffrey Neeley, Cortney Morgan and Michael Holton represented the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council in this complex matter, ultimately convincing the USITC that injury to the domestic market very much still existed if the finding were lifted. The USITC agreed, determining that revoking the existing duty finding would be likely to lead to injury, therefore the existing antidumping duty finding will remain in place.

Husch Blackwell announced today its membership to the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates, the leading international trade association representing the specialty chemical industry.


The Washington-based group supports chemical manufacturers with commercial and networking opportunities, advocates for the passage of rational laws and regulations, and works to increase public confidence in the industry.

“We welcome Husch Blackwell as our newest affiliate member, and we encourage them to consider SOCMA a resource with the tools to assist them in not only staying abreast of issues impacting the specialty chemical industry, but environmental stewardship and growing their business,” said SOCMA President and CEO Lawrence D. Sloan. “We look forward to their active participation in the organization.”

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Edward ManzoHusch Blackwell partner Edward Manzo is scheduled to present as part of The Federal Circuit Bar Journal’s “Interviews With The Authors” series. Edward will discuss his article The Untold Story of the First Appeal to the Federal Circuit and his personal connection with appeal no. 83-500, the first appeal to the Federal Circuit from a district court, filed on October 1, 1982, the first day of the Federal Circuit’s existence.

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Husch Blackwell’s Laura Labeots St. Louis Institute of Nanoscience and Nanomedicine is scheduled to present at the St. Louis Institute of Nanoscience and Nanomedicine Presentation on December 12, 2015. Laura will be on a panel discussing NanoMedicine.

The St. Louis Institute of Nanoscience and Nanomedicine Symposium provides a platform for nanotechnology researchers and practitioners to:

  • Discuss recent advances in nanoscience, nanotechnology, and nanomedicine
  • Identify potential opportunities for commercialization
  • Share entrepreneurial experiences
  • Connect with academia, industry, government agencies, private foundations, service providers, and venture capitalists

To register for this event, please click here.

Ag Innovation ShowcaseEarlier this week, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and Larta Institute hosted this year’s Ag Innovation Showcase. Husch Blackwell LLP was proud to sponsor and have several of our attorneys attend this event. This year’s attendance surpassed 400 and registration was closed due to excess demand.
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3D Printing Presentation

Sam Digirolamo and Brandan Mueller presented at an Association of Corporate Counsel-St. Louis CLE on August 27, discussing “The Shape of Things to Come – Strategies for Success in the Age of 3D Printing.” This October, Sam and Brandan will also present at the Inside 3D Printing conference in Santa Clara, California.

Click here for more information about Husch Blackwell’s 3D Printing team.

A definitive guide to legal excellence, the peer-review publication Best Lawyers released its rankings for 2016. This year, 109 Husch Blackwell attorneys were selected as “Best Lawyers in America” in an exhaustive peer-review evaluation, each in their respective fields. Best Lawyers also named 11 Husch Blackwell attorneys as “Lawyers of the Year.”

With a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area distinguished as the “Lawyer of the Year,” this honor is particularly significant.

The Husch Blackwell 2016 “Lawyers of the Year” in the Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation industry group include:

  • Sam Digirolamo  — Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Jeff Haughey — Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation

Congratulations, Sam and Jeff.

Emergency Responses to Government Investigations:

“They Say They Have a Search Warrant. What Do We Do?”

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This webinar presentation will address proper response to government investigations, proactive approaches to avoiding common mistakes, and the detection of early warning signs.

Date & Time
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Noon – 1 p.m. (CDT)

Jeff Jensen, Partner

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