Virginia

Located in the Mid-Atlantic, Virginia is bordered by the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic Coast. “Old Dominion” is the nickname given to the state because of its status as the first English-colonial possession established in the mainland of North America. With Eight Presidents being born in the state, it has also been given the nickname “Mother of Presidents.” It is the 35th largest state by land-area, and 12th largest by population with approximately 12.5 million residents. It is part of the 13 Original Colonies, and was the tenth state admitted to the Union on June 25, 1788.

The government of Virginia is broken into three branches under the Commonwealth of Virginia.  The current Constitution of Virginia was put in place in 1971, and it is the state’s seventh Constitution.  This Constitution breaks the government into three branches: the executive, judicial and legislative branch.

The Executive Branch of Virginia consists of the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor and the Attorney General. Each is elected for a term of four years, in years following a presidential election.  This is rare, as only five states have state-wide elections in odd-numbered years.  The Executive Branch also includes the Governor’s cabinet, with the power to promulgate regulations. 

The Legislative Branch consists of the State Assembly, which is broken into two houses—the Virginia House of Delegate, and an upper house, the Senate of Virginia, with 40 members. The Lieutenant Governor presides over the Senate, and the Speaker of the House presides over the 100-member house. 

 

The Judicial Branch of Virginia is composed of the Supreme Court of Virginia and subordinate courts, including the Court of Appeals, the Circuit Courts, and the General District Courts. Virginia is part of the Fourth Circuit of Federal Courts. 

With the state’s proximity to Washington, DC; Virginia’s economy is strongly driven by Federal government work. It is home to the headquarters of the Department of Defense and Central Intelligence Agency. Military facilities are also spread throughout the state. Agriculture and farming also contribute to the state’s economy. The service sector is also one which employs many of the state’s residents, with nearly ⅓ of the more than 4 million civil workers, working in a service-sector position. The Patent Office Headquarters (USPTO), National Science Foundation, and United States Geological Survey also contribute to the federal and state government positions in the state.

Major universities in the state include Virginia Tech University, the University of Virginia, James Madison University, and George Mason University.

Visitors of the National Law Review can find content ranging from enactment of medical marijuana laws, to federal agency news, labor and employment laws, and litigation and legislation from the state and the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. The National Law Review constantly updates online content, providing visitors the most up-to-date news stories, legislation, and content from the state, and its relation to the US and international relations.

Date Title Organization
14
Feb
Uniform Law Commission to Draft Uniform or Model Act Addressing Disclosure Requirements in Commercial Financing Transactions Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
9
Feb
Trending in Telehealth: January 29 – February 5, 2024 McDermott Will & Emery
5
Feb
Tennessee and Virginia State Attorneys General Sue the NCAA Varnum LLP
1
Feb
Tennessee and Virginia Are Challenging NCAA NIL Restrictions Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
1
Feb
Recent Trends on AI Regulation by States Nelson Mullins
24
Jan
New Jersey Passes Comprehensive Privacy Law to Lead the 2024 Wave of State Privacy Laws Foley & Lardner LLP
23
Jan
Trending in Telehealth: January 4 – 15, 2024 McDermott Will & Emery
22
Jan
U.S. Government Joins States in Challenging NCAA’s Transfer Eligibility Rule Jackson Lewis P.C.
19
Jan
Expanded Virginia Court of Appeals Leads to Policyholder Relief Hunton Andrews Kurth
12
Jan
Clinical Laboratory and CEO To Pay Over $13 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations ArentFox Schiff LLP
9
Jan
The Comprehensive Privacy Law Deluge: Record-Keeping and Related Requirements Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
9
Jan
Current Status of US State Privacy Law Deluge: It’s 2024, Do You Know Where Your Privacy Program’s At? Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
5
Jan
Trending in Telehealth: December 21, 2023 – January 3, 2024 McDermott Will & Emery
4
Jan
Bid Protests in Virginia Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
2
Dec
Highlighting Key Economic Development Actions from Across the U.S. Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
15
Nov
States Continue to Adopt the “Continuous-Trigger” Theory of “Occurrence” Under Commercial General Liability Insurance Policies Babst, Calland, Clements & Zomnir, P.C.
30
Oct
Key Changes & Updates to Employment Agreements: What Maryland and Virginia Employers Need to Know Mintz
12
Oct
Garten Trucking: Another Load of Pro-Employee Changes on the Way from the NLRB? Barnes & Thornburg LLP
29
Sep
U.S. Treasury Announces $5 Billion Allocation of New Markets Tax Credit Awards [2023] Greenberg Traurig, LLP
18
Sep
Remote Work for School Principal Is Not Reasonable ADA Accommodation if Physical Presence Is Essential, Federal Court Rules Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
15
Sep
CFIUS Upcoming/New Filing: Enbridge Inc. and Dominion Energy Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
12
Sep
Update: Processing Sensitive Personal Information under U.S. State Privacy Laws Greenberg Traurig, LLP
12
Sep
Update: Processing Sensitive Personal Information under U.S. State Privacy Laws Greenberg Traurig, LLP
1
Sep
Kraft Heinz Agrees to Settle Suit Over Malic Acid Flavoring Keller and Heckman LLP
18
Aug
State Privacy Law Roundup: What Financial Services Entities Need to Know Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
14
Aug
YIKES: Accuquote Punches the Wolf- But that Probably Just Made Him Angry (And the VTPPA is Nuts!) Troutman Amin, LLP
27
Jul
State Privacy Law Roundup: What Retailers Need to Know Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
20
Jul
Forensic Custody Evaluations: A Fundamental Human Right? Blank Rome LLP
13
Jul
Innovative Technology Insights Podcast S2E1 Foley & Lardner LLP
10
Jul
Telecom Alert: Tribal Updates to E-Rate Program; Railroads Challenge VA Crossing Law; BEAD Challenge Process Guidance; ECF Funding [Vol. XX, Issue 28] Keller and Heckman LLP
10
Jul
States with Penalties for Non-Compete Law Violations Foley & Lardner LLP
9
Jul
FFF Sovereign Immunity Series – Part XII Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
7
Jul
July Brings Enforcement – And Delay – Of New Privacy Laws Barnes & Thornburg LLP
5
Jul
Supreme Court Reaffirms Registering to Do Business May Subject You to Lawsuits Bracewell LLP
30
Jun
US Supreme Court Holds Business Registration Subjects out Of State Companies to General Personal Jurisdiction K&L Gates
15
Jun
Data Protection Update: Q3 Noteworthy Dates Jackson Lewis P.C.
14
Jun
The Comprehensive Privacy Law Deluge: Approaching Choice and Rights Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
12
Jun
Are You July-1-READY? 2023 Privacy Laws and Regulations Call for Revisiting Your 2022 End-of-Year Compliance Efforts Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
31
May
Mintz May Madness: Montana’s New Consumer Data Privacy Law Follows the Leaders ... and we’re not talking about California! Mintz
28
May
Fourth Circuit: Church Seeking to Operate as Brewery or Farm Winery Did Not State RLUIPA Claim Robinson & Cole LLP
23
May
Processing Sensitive Personal Information under U.S. State Privacy Laws Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20
May
Develop a Process to Create Privacy Impact Assessments Under the Attorney-Client Privilege ArentFox Schiff LLP
14
May
Virginia, Too – Increased Restrictions on Employee Confidentiality Provisions Related to Sexual Harassment Claims Hunton Andrews Kurth
10
May
Fourth Circuit: Employers Can Enforce Fiduciary Duty Claims Against Employees Competing For New Contract ArentFox Schiff LLP
3
May
Virginia Bans Non-Disclosure, Confidentiality, and Non-Disparagement Clauses Related to Sexual Harassment Claims in Employment Agreements ArentFox Schiff LLP
21
Apr
Virginia Passes Organ Donation Leave Law ArentFox Schiff LLP
20
Apr
Virginia Law Mandating Unpaid Organ Donor Leave Goes Into Effect July 2023 Jackson Lewis P.C.
19
Apr
Virginia Passes Legislation Prohibiting the Use of Employees’ Social Security Numbers as Identifiers Jackson Lewis P.C.
3
Apr
Data Protection Update: 2Q 2023 Jackson Lewis P.C.
3
Apr
Virginia Restricts Employers’ Use Of Nondisclosure/Nondisparagement Agreements and SSNs Proskauer Rose LLP
 

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