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Less than two months remain before the Volcker Rule takes full effect, and banks are still grappling to prepare for the regulation’s complex ban on proprietary trading.
May 26, 2015
In the News
Alston & Bird has earned broad recognition in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA, the peer review directory of leading U.S. business lawyers.
May 20, 2015
Press Release
The Affordable Care Act permits employers to increase financial incentives to encourage workers to be healthier, but there are limitations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a proposed rule to provide guidance on how wellness-incentive programs can comply with the ADA, but questions remain.
May 18, 2015
In the News
Clark Calhoun, partner in Alston & Bird’s State and Local Tax Group, explained the significance of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Comptroller of the Treasury of Maryland v. Wynne, which reaffirmed the U.S. Constitution’s dormant Commerce Clause and overturned Maryland’s scheme of taxing residents for all income – without credit for out-of-state taxes paid – and out-of-state residents for income earned in Maryland.
May 18, 2015
In the News
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that may allow companies sued under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) to sidestep costly litigation.
May 18, 2015
In the News
The Senate is debating legislation to renew the White House’s Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), also known as “fast-track,” to help speed up congressional approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Among the considerations driving the TPA debate is the bill’s language on currency manipulation.
May 15, 2015
In the News
Chris Gegg, partner in Alston & Bird’s Intellectual Property Group, noted that any company that jumps into the new system without a detailed strategy and counseling is bound to face problems.
May 14, 2015
In the News
Kevin Gooch, partner in Alston & Bird’s Finance Group, is among the class of young Atlanta professionals featured as “The Ones to Watch” by Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine.
May 13, 2015
In the News
Seventeen Alston & Bird attorneys have been named “IP Stars” by Managing Intellectual Property magazine.
May 13, 2015
Press Release
In the wake of California’s recent emergency regulations to cut the state’s overall water use by 25 percent, developers are scrambling to understand what the restrictions mean for current and future projects.
May 11, 2015
In the News
New technologies have created a grey area for companies, including the risk of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
May 11, 2015
In the News
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has provided some leeway for mobile health technology (mHealth) but still has a major role in setting future boundaries.
May 8, 2015
In the News
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addressed a joint session of Congress on the future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and his own country’s role in bringing it to fruition.
April 30, 2015
In the News
The Third Circuit upheld a lower court’s dismissal of a pharmaceutical injury suit based on the testimony of the plaintiff’s own expert witness.
April 30, 2015
In the News
Nanci Weissgold, partner in Alston & Bird’s Financial Services & Products Group and co-leader of the Consumer Finance Regulatory Compliance team, participated in a panel discussion on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) proposed amendments to the Mortgage Servicing rule during National Mortgage News’ 9th Annual Mortgage Servicing Conference.
April 29, 2015
In the News
Core compliances with the Volcker Rule are nearing a July 21 deadline.
April 28, 2105
In the News
A California judge dismissed the case accusing Hulu LLC of violating the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), ruling that there was no proof that Hulu knowingly disclosed its user information and viewing histories to Facebook or that it knew Facebook might ultimately link the user-identifying information to its own data tracking system.
April 28, 2015
In the News
Cybersecurity is a growing concern for boards as breaches target all kinds of companies.
April 27, 2015
In the News
Alston & Bird has been singled out by general counsel as one of the most highly regarded law firm brands, ranking No. 15 among 26 firms comprising the BTI Brand Elite 2015: Client Perceptions of the Best-Branded Law Firms. The report indicates that exemplary client service more than any other factor is the main determinant distinguishing the competitive strength of a law firm’s brand.
April 24, 2015
Press Release
Alston & Bird attorneys Jessica Corley, Kimberly Peretti, Kelley Barnaby and Lauren Tapson have been honored with a 2015 Burton Award for Legal Achievement for their analysis of the corporate governance risks associated with cyber-attacks and the critical role played by boards of directors in addressing those risks.
April 23, 2015
Press Release
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