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As part of the California Attorney General’s ongoing effort to educate the business community regarding privacy issues, Jeffrey Rabkin, Special Assistant Attorney General for Law and Technology, briefed business professionals, privacy officers, in-house and outside counsel on May 13, 2014, in Alston & Bird’s Los Angeles office. Although Mr. Rabkin’s discussion touched on numerous issues pertinent to the digital privacy world, Alston & Bird gleaned some “best practices” components of the discussion that could be useful to players in the digital ecosystem in the areas of Big Data, Privacy Policies, Data Breach, Mobile Apps, Medical Information and Enforcement, and we wanted to share those best practices with you.
May 14, 2014
Advisories
This advisory discusses the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC’s) recently issued additional no-action letter regarding mandatory execution, the effect of which is to further postpone the mandatory execution requirement for the MAT Swap components of certain package transactions. The no-action letter sets out a phased-in timetable for bringing those swaps into compliance with the mandatory execution requirement.
May 13, 2014
Advisories
This advisory discusses the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed changes to Regulation P, the rule that implements the consumer financial privacy provisions of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.
May 12, 2014
Advisories
This edition of Construction Cite features the third and final part of the three-part series on the critical and ever-pertinent issue of “total” or “material” breach of contract, structured around the article “Crossing the Rubicon – Contract Termination for Total or Material Breach,” written by John Spangler and Debbie Cazan, partners in Alston & Bird’s Construction & Government Contracts Group. The newsletter also includes summaries of recent construction law decisions from around the country.
May 2014
Publications
The following is a summary of the precedential patent-related opinions issued by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for the week ending May 9, 2014.
May 9, 2014
Publications
In Capital Gymnastics Booster Club, Inc., TCM 2013-193, a memorandum opinion issued last August, the Tax Court sustained the decision of the IRS to revoke the tax exemption of an amateur athletics booster club. Judge David Gustafson concluded the club’s operations violated the private inurement and private benefit prohibitions applicable to charitable, tax-exempt organizations.
March/April 2014
Publications
This advisory discusses Loeffler v. Target Corporation, which involved a claim for a refund of allegedly improperly collected sales taxes brought under California’s consumer protection laws, and how the California Supreme Court held that the refund scheme created by the California tax code provides the exclusive remedy for a dispute over the applicability of the state sales tax to retail transactions. The court’s holding closely followed the logic and policy reasoning outlined in an amicus brief filed in the case by Alston & Bird.
May 6, 2014
Advisories
It’s difficult to envision a robust and fully functional mortgage market without the intermediation of federal agencies in some capacity or another.
May 6, 2014
Publications
"To Be or Not to Be - Software Patents and MSOs," CableFAX, May 5, 2014.
May 5, 2014
Publications
This advisory discusses the United States Court of Federal Claims granting Space Exploration Technologies Corp.’s (“SpaceX”) motion for a preliminary injunction prohibiting the United States Air Force and United Launch Services, LLC (ULS), a joint venture between The Boeing Company and Lockheed Martin Corporation, and their affiliates, from making any purchases from or payment to the Russian company NPO Energomash, or any other entity subject to the “control” of Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, unless the court receives the opinion of the U.S. Departments of the Treasury, Commerce and State that such purchases or payments will not directly or indirectly contravene U.S. sanctions.
May 5, 2014
Advisories
On April 29, 2014, the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance (the “Division”) issued a statement providing guidance regarding the effect of the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in the case challenging the SEC’s “Conflict Mineral Rules” (Section 13(p)(1) of the Exchange Act and Rule 13p-1 thereunder). The Division’s statement clarified that the reports for the first reporting period must still be submitted to
the SEC by June 2, 2014.
May 5, 2014
Advisories
The following is a summary of the precedential patent-related opinions issued by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for the week ending May 2, 2014.
May 2, 2014
Publications
Every week, many of us watch “Scandal's” Olivia Pope handle one crisis after another. Of course, it is sensationalized for television and meant to entertain us, but the fact is, at some point or another, either as in-house or outside counsel, your company or client will find itself in the middle of a scandal of some kind.
May 1, 2014
Publications
This advisory discusses how several taxpayers have petitioned or are considering petitioning the Supreme Court of the United States to review their losses at the hands of lower court judges applying the economic substance doctrine.
May 1, 2014
Advisories
A variety of methods may be appropriate, depending on the context, to value contingent or disputed assets or claims in solvency opinions.  These include probability discount, hindsight, and traditional valuation of future earnings.  Other more novel possibilities are the cost of insurance or Monte Carlo simulation.  The authors discuss the cases, and the uses and limitations of the various methods.
May 2014
Publications
Any company that hosts videos on websites and uses analytics or includes a “Like” button or other social plug-in should pay very close attention to the April 29 decision in In re Hulu Privacy Litigation.
April 30, 2014
Publications
Helen (Hui Lun) Su serves as counsel in Alston & Bird’s Silicon Valley office. Her practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and management, including licensing negotiations, IP portfolio and risk management, patent reexamination, and general client counseling.
April 30, 2014
Interviews