Mike Bennett, a partner in Edwards Wildman's
Intellectual Property Practice in Chicago, discussed how parts of the hospitality industry could face steep declines if a law that would shed more light on federal agency spending passes in Law360. In the article, "Hotel Market Braces For DATA Act Repercussions
," Bennett said, "This would be offset by the creation of a new compliance industry. Special software and consulting would undoubtedly be needed to allow agencies to stay in compliance with this act."