Retirement Plan Sponsors Can’t Afford To Be Cheap
There is nothing wrong with being thrifty. You should never pay full price for something that you can get on a discount. Being thrifty is different from bein...
American Indian Law and Policy: 10 Things You Need to Kno...
Congress returned from the Thanksgiving holiday with an intense workload that must be completed by the end of the year. Tax reform remains a focus, and the R...
Federal Employment Taxes: Employee-Independent Contractor...
IRS Voluntary Worker Classification Settlement Program - Employers that have workers which the employer classifies as “independent contractors” (Form 1099) r...
2018 NDAA Analysis: Acquisition Workforce Improvements
This is the sixth blog post in a series of blogs analyzing the current draft of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) as agreed-to by House and ...
New Labor Board GC Signals Overturning Obama-Era Rulings,...
On November 8, 2017, Peter B. Robb was sworn in as the General Counsel (GC) of the NLRB for a four year term. Robb succeeds Richard Griffin, who has been the...
Monetary Authority of Singapore Release Guidelines on Dig...
The Situation: Guidelines on Digital Token Offerings introduced by the Monetary Authority of Singapore address initial coin offerings and also how current la...
Currents - Energy Industry Insights - December 2017
WV DEP Waives Clean Water Act Authority Over Atlantic Coast Pipeline - "The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection waived the state's authority...
DOJ Issues New Policy Encouraging Self-Reporting FCPA Vio...
On November 29, 2017 the Deputy Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Rod J. Rosenstein, announced a new FCPA enforcement policy that see...
Introduction to Debt Exchange Offers
European Leveraged Finance Alert Series: Issue 9 - Issuers have a variety of tools when dealing with upcoming debt maturities, including using a combination ...
US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs H...
The US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs held the nomination hearing of Jerome Powell to serve as Chair of the Federal Reserve Board. Gove...
October and November Developments
For the first time in my memory, the Congress passed a joint resolution to disapprove a final regulation of a federal agency—in this case the CFPB and the ru...
Through a Glass Darkly: The Latest Health Care Deals Sign...
Two merger announcements this week—one concerning CVS’s intention to acquire Aetna and the other concerning United/Optum’s intention to acquire DaVita’s phys...
Surf’s Up! Don’t Become The Next Victim Of A Surfing Suit
The past few years have seen a steep increase in litigation brought against hospitality businesses under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (AD...
The Coty Case – The CJEU rules in favour of selective dis...
In the long-awaited Coty ruling, the Court of Justice of the European Union has confirmed that luxury brands may restrict distributors in a selective distrib...
U.S. v. Coinbase: Virtual Currency Holders Not Outside th...
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, on November 28, 2017, ordered the international digital currency broker, Coinbase, Inc., to ...
Accountancy Forum Newsletter - December 2017
In this edition, we have drafted an article on the recent FRC sanctions and we have also included short summaries of recent cases and items of interest to ou...
eDiscovery and the GDPR: Ready or Not, Here it Comes, Par...
...Initial hopes were that the GDPR would promote eDiscovery cooperation between the US and Europe by standardizing data protection laws and regulations amon...
First Deputy Comptroller of the Currency Keith Noreika Di...
Keith Noreika, First Deputy Comptroller of the Currency discussed whether bank holding companies are obsolete, a topic he described as both timely and comple...
Selective Distribution Systems and Bans on Sales of Luxur...
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) confirmed in a short judgment of 6 December 2017 that a prohibition imposed on authorized distributors from...
IRS Updates Employer Shared Responsibility Payment Inform...
Last month, the IRS provided guidance regarding the procedures it will use to propose and assess employer shared responsibility payments under the Affordable...
Retroactive Corporate Liability for Human Rights Abuses
New UK asset forfeiture law empowers prosecutors to seize assets held by companies that have unknowingly benefited from, or assisted, gross human rights abus...
White-Collar Motive, Gun Crazy Movie
In 1950, producers Frank and Maurice King released Gun Crazy, a sometimes surreal Bonnie-and-Clyde story with an introverted, pacifist gun lover (Barton Tare...
Judge Kozinski Accused Of Sexual Misconduct
Six former Ninth Circuit clerks and externs say Judge Alex Kozinski subjected them to sexual comments and unwelcome situations.
Let’s Be Nice, It’s Friday — See Also
NOT TO SOUND LIKE A SNOWFLAKE : But UCLA Law holding finals during a conflagration deserves an F. Staci, who is a classical vase filled with humor and wit, e...
The PURPA Modernization Act of 2017: Proposed Reforms and...
On November 29, 2017, Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) introduced H.R. 4476, the PURPA Modernization Act of 2017 (the “Act”), which, if enacted, would significantly c...
Reform of Australia's foreign bribery laws, and introduct...
At a glance - On 6 December 2017, the Attorney General, Senator Brandis, introduced the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Combatting Corporate Crime) Bill 2017 (...
France Announces Its First Deferred Prosecution Agreement
In a move that could signal a new phase of government enforcement in France, on November 27, 2017, French authorities published a Convention judiciaire d’int...
First Look - Fall 2017: Issues and Developments in Insura...
“Insureds may wish, or be contractually obligated, to extend their insurance coverage to other individuals or entities,” commonly referred to as additional i...
Non-Sequiturs: 12.08.17
* Corporations: 1. Unpaid Interns: 0. [ Hollywood Reporter ] * Don Jr.'s claim of attorney-client privilege over a conversation he had with Daddy probably wo...
SLGS Window Closing; Tax Reform Continues to Threaten Pub...
On December 6, 2017, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the suspension of sales of United States Treasury Obligations – State and Local Government...
Regulations on block exemptions in vertical concerted act...
On 5 December 2017, a new regulation by the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (hereinafter – the “AMCU”) on typical requirements for vertical concerted actio...
“Tap Here For A Doctor” – The Proliferation of Telemedici...
Several years ago, many people were leery of the thought of ordering personal drivers through a mobile app and getting into a car of a complete stranger. How...
President Trump Not Clear On What Regulations Is, Or What...
So “tough,” yet so incapable of grasping basic concepts.
Five Things to Know about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
Even with the bill still in Conference, here are some things businesses should follow closely. Both House and Senate Bills call for deemed repatriation of ac...
Tax Reform: Nonprofits and their Executives Brace for Impact
The Senate voted yesterday to begin formal negotiations with the House of Representatives to reconcile their two versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a bil...
Multiple women accuse 9th Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski of ...
Cybersecurity lapses could cost Title IV eligibility for ...
Data security breaches are an unfortunate reality for almost all businesses in today’s information-driven marketplace. From Target, to Home Depot, to Equifax...
MoFo New York Tax Insights - Volume 8, Issue 12
Appellate Court Holds That Furnishing of Pricing Information Is Not a Taxable Information Service - The Appellate Division has issued a potentially important...
Updates for Tax-Exempt Organizations from the Senate Bill
Early on December 2, 2017, the Senate passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Senate Bill”). This blog entry describes certain provisions of the Senate Bill t...
Tax Reform – The Current State of Play
On December 2, the Senate passed its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The House of Representatives earlier approved a competing version of the Act on No...
How To Send A Perfectly Polite Email
Notes to my (legal) self.
With Mugabe's Departure, Should Foreign Investors Reconsi...
The Situation: In November 2017, Robert Mugabe, the only leader Zimbabwe had known in 37 years, was ousted from power. The Development: Will this change in l...
November 2017 Bid Protest Roundup
This roundup of interesting bid protest decisions issued in November 2017 highlights two decisions, both at the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”). The...
Memo from NLRB General Counsel Reveals New Priorities, wi...
Less than one month after his confirmation as the National Labor Relations Board’s new general counsel, Peter Robb issued a memo that signals a significant s...
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