Innovative Successful Solutions Crafted at the Intersection of Business and Public Policy

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Innovative Successful Solutions Crafted at the Intersection of Business and Public Policy

Relations

Since our founding, RYP has recognized the significance of the interaction between business and government, as well as the relationships between regulators and those industries that are regulated.  Our professionals, many of whom have state and federal government experience, understand these complexities and how to balance regulatory concerns and policy considerations with fundamental business practices. Our success comes from the recognition of these key principles and our ability to fashion outcomes for our clients that acknowledge the importance of this balance.

Advocacy

Our professionals have the depth of experience with the court system, governmental agencies and the legislature to advocate for our clients. We evaluate carefully each client matter to determine the most suitable branch of government in which to advocate for our client’s needs in the most efficient manner. When litigation is necessary, RYP’s trial attorneys have brought thousands of disputes to successful resolution in the state and federal courts in New England covering a diverse range of matters for businesses and individuals. 

Policy

Representation of our clients includes our understanding of, and participation in, the development of sound legal policy. Our professionals often work collaboratively with government agencies, the legislature, trade associations, and various commissions and working groups to formulate favorable legislation, regulations, and administrative practices to balance the needs of the business community with the effective functioning of state government. This key component of our firm’s history adds depth to our legal representation of our clients and maintains our valued position in the legal field.

Client Insight Matters

Why Insight Matters

Rath, Young and Pignatelli’s Senior Litigation Shareholder, Michael Lewis, in NH Bar News

Former NH DOJ prosecutor and Rath Young senior litigation shareholder Mike Lewis published the following piece in the NH Bar News highlighting ethical issues arising for NH DOJ, as it defends DHHS and other public entities in civil litigation involving YDC abuse, while also prosecuting criminals for conduct the State of New Hampshire claims is indictment-worthy, based on the same, or nearly the same, subject matter.

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New Hampshire Has a Better Approach to DAOs

Bill Ardinger has published an article at CoinDesk.com on New Hampshire legislation to clarify the legal status of “Decentralized Autonomous Organizations.”  DAOs are potentially revolutionary enterprises that use blockchain technology to allow widely-distributed groups of participants to conduct governance and other transactions over the Internet.  The legal status of DAOs under current laws is highly uncertain.  The New Hampshire legislation (HB 645) would clarify this legal status by treating a DAO as an enterprise distinct from its participants and administrators, and providing limited liability to its members.  Bill served as the Chair of Governor’s Commission on Cryptocurrencies and Digital Assets, which issued its final report in December 2022.  The lead

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FTC Issues Final Rule to Ban Non-Compete Clauses

On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a final rule that includes broad and sweeping bans on non-compete clauses throughout the United States with only very limited exceptions (the “Final Rule”). The FTC has announced the use of non-compete clauses in most circumstances will constitute an unfair and deceptive business practice giving rise to an array of civil penalties the FTC may seek in federal enforcement actions. The rule will go into effect 120 days after publication in the Federal Register. The Final Rule faces legal challenges in Court that may stay or delay its implementation.

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Rath, Young and Pignatelli’s Senior Litigation Shareholder, Michael Lewis, in NH Bar News

Former NH DOJ prosecutor and Rath Young senior litigation shareholder Mike Lewis published the following piece in the NH Bar News highlighting ethical issues arising for NH DOJ, as it defends DHHS and other public entities in civil litigation involving YDC abuse, while also prosecuting criminals for conduct the State of New Hampshire claims is indictment-worthy, based on the same, or nearly the same, subject matter.

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FTC Issues Final Rule to Ban Non-Compete Clauses

On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a final rule that includes broad and sweeping bans on non-compete clauses throughout the United States with only very limited exceptions (the “Final Rule”). The FTC has announced the use of non-compete clauses in most circumstances will constitute an unfair and deceptive business practice giving rise to an array of civil penalties the FTC may seek in federal enforcement actions. The rule will go into effect 120 days after publication in the Federal Register. The Final Rule faces legal challenges in Court that may stay or delay its implementation.

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