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Are arbitration agreements enforceable in California? Depends. Our Labor & Employment Group digs into the California Supreme Court’s latest decision that muddies the waters even further and will cause companies to modify their employment agreements.
April 25, 2017
Advisories
The upcoming GDPR recognizes binding corporate rules for processors (BCR-Ps) and introduces several benefits to incentivize companies to adopt them. Our Privacy & Data Security Group covers this change and explains key advantages.
April 20, 2017
Advisories
In March, the CPSC approved a new federal standard for infant bathtubs. The CPSC stated that the new standard, which incorporates the most recent voluntary standard developed by ASTM International (ASTM F2670-17), is intended to improve the safety of infant bathtubs and to prevent drownings.
April 2017
General Publications
In this installment, Clark Calhoun and Matthew Hedstrom discuss a recent Colorado case that looked at the design and intent of the state's apportionment formula, found that by design it did not capture the taxpayer's income because the taxpayer's business activities occurred out-of-state, yet allowed the state to invoke alternative apportionment to capture some of the taxpayer's income.
April 19, 2017
General Publications
This week: Commerce’s unprecedented action. The Trump Administration wielded Section 504 of the TPEA to reject a Korean steel company’s claims of actual costs. It was, surprisingly, the Department of Commerce that took the aggressive action, but it isn’t clear if this is an isolated incident or a harbinger of things to come.
April 18, 2017
General Publications
Unsurprisingly, the IRS got the same result by trying the same thing. Our International Tax Group analyzes the agency’s latest effort to use a discounted cash flow analysis to audit a cost-sharing agreement.
April 17, 2017
Advisories
The SEC approved JOBS Act changes to commonly used forms and certain inflation adjustments. Our Securities Group covers the changes and offers key takeaways.
April 17, 2017
Advisories
Our Securities Litigation Group reviews the Supreme Court’s recent decision to grant cert in the Leidos case and decide whether Item 303 of SEC Regulation S-K creates a duty to disclose that is actionable under Section 10(b) of the Exchange Act and SEC Rule 10b-5 thereunder.
April 17, 2017
Advisories
This week: The Trump-Xi meeting and the 100-day plan that should facilitate future economic discussions between the United States and China.
April 11, 2017
General Publications
After the 2008 financial crisis, regulators mandated that U.S. financial institutions keep "more skin in the game" by imposing greater capital reserve requirements. A that crisis revealed, not enough banks had sufficient assets to remain solvent.
April 2017
General Publications
Just as the Obama Administration came to a close, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) delivered on its promise to provide industry with clarifying guidance regarding on-label product communications.
April 10, 2017
General Publications
Since the election of President Donald Trump, America has been anxiously awaiting details of the new administration’s program to rebuild America’s deteriorating roads, bridges, tunnels, airports, dams and water systems. Candidate Trump’s election platform called for the investment of $1 trillion in infrastructure over 10 years, which was roughly twice the investment proposed by Hillary Clinton.
7 April 2017
General Publications
Which tax bills survived sine die? Our State & Local Tax Group reviews the three major tax bills of the 2017 Georgia General Assembly.
April 5, 2017
Advisories
This week: Trump’s Executive Orders. The President issued two new Executive Orders relating to international trade. One could be a catalyst for bilateral negotiations. The other seeks to enhance duty collections. Both lay the groundwork for the Administration to fulfill campaign promises.
April 5, 2017
General Publications
“The Issue is Moot. Or is it? Rethinking the Application of Equitable Mootness to Bankruptcy Appeals,” in Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law, Thomson Reuters, 2016 ed.
2016
General Publications
Our Federal Tax Group warns that voting stock can pop up in unexpected forms, even in bank mergers.
April 3, 2017
Advisories
There may be a place for incentive-based compensation programs, but the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is making it clear that they must be strictly monitored. Our Financial Services & Products and Financial Services Litigation Groups interpret the agency’s latest compliance bulletin and how it impacts the industry.
March 29, 2017
Advisories
“Life Insurance Class Action Litigation – Where We Have Been and Where Are We Going?” paper presented by Bo Phillips at the ALIC Annual Meeting, Miami, April 29 – May 2, 2017.
April 29 - May 2, 2017
General Publications
This week: Competing approaches to trade negotiations. The White House revealed a 24-point checklist for what it would consider a model trade agreement. House Democrats quickly countered with their own proposal for improving trade enforcement. Congressional Republicans have pushed back on both, but there is some bipartisan support where the plans dovetail.
March 28, 2017
General Publications