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Few state controlling interest transfer tax provisions apply in a straightforward, expected way to all transfers of a "controlling interest" in a real property-owning entity.
January 2017
General Publications
In the first of a two-part series, our Cybersecurity Preparedness & Response Team outlines important changes to several states’ breach notification statutes and highlights statutory trends and key developments.
December 5, 2016
General Publications
This article surveys recent developments in employee benefits law from Fall 2014 through Fall 2015.
Winter 2016
General Publications
The aftereffects of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Spokeo decision continue to ripple throughout the federal court system. Our Labor & Employment and Litigation Groups explain how one defendant successfully wielded Spokeo in a California district court.
November 30, 2016
Advisories
A legal update on privacy, data security, and all things cyber by the attorneys of Alston & Bird.
November 29, 2016
General Publications
The SEC recently hosted a public forum to discuss Fintech. Finance partner Tara Castillo provides a summary of the four panels on robo-advisors, blockchain, online marketplace lending and crowdfunding, and investor protection.
November 29, 2016
Advisories
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has proposed rules that will require new cars to have a special communication system that links them with other vehicles (V2V) or to infrastructure such as traffic lights (V2I). Collectively, the technology is known as V2X. Using a short-range wireless network, cars will be able to tell each other where they are and (more important) where they are going.
November 28, 2016
General Publications
As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) increasingly focuses on patient engagement in its product design and premarket review processes, a recent FDA guidance document outlines how device companies can utilize patient preference information (PPI) in premarket submissions for inclusion in device labeling.
November 23, 2016
General Publications

A Texas district judge has halted the Department of Labor’s implementation of the new “white collar” overtime rules just a week before they were to become effective. Our Labor & Employment Group explores the implications of the injunction going forward into a new Administration.

November 23, 2016
Advisories
The Internal Revenue Service on November 4 issued Notice 2016­67, which says that a pension equity plan (sometimes referred to as a "PEP") is subject to the hybrid plan market rate of return rules only if the plan explicitly provides interest credits to participant accounts.
November 23, 2016
General Publications
"Dealing with Unclaimed Property Issues in Mergers & Acquisitions," Lexis Practice Advisor Service, November 22, 2016.
November 22, 2016
General Publications
Last month, the CPSC announced a $3.8 million civil penalty against Best Buy for selling recalled products.
November 22, 2016
General Publications
The Third Circuit weighs in on the ongoing litigation concerning make-whole payments and acceleration clauses. Our Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Group follows the trail from bankruptcy court to district court to circuit court.
November 21, 2016
Advisories
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeal recently handed down its much-anticipated decision involving the appeal  of a Consumer Financial Protection Board administrative  enforcement action that resulted in director Richard Cordray imposing a $109 million fine on PHH Corp. (PHH Corp. v. Consumer Fin. Prot. Bureau, No. 15-1177,  2016 WL 5898801 (D.C. Cir. 10/11/16).
November 6, 2016
General Publications
Our Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group reminds plan sponsors to get ready for 2016 IRS year-end amendments.
November 21, 2016
Advisories
It has been only three short months since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down the decision in Spokeo v. Robins, and courts across the country already have become a battleground between plaintiffs and defendants as they try to establish their version of the Court’s meaning.
September 26, 2016
General Publications
Our Labor & Employment Group examines the changes to the expanded “smart” Form I-9 that goes into effect in January.
November 18, 2016
Advisories
In the third of a three-part series analyzing how the incoming Trump Administration might implement the trade policies of Candidate Trump, our International Trade & Regulatory Group discusses the President-elect’s approach to U.S. economic sanctions regimes, particularly in Iran, Cuba and Russia.
November 18, 2016
Advisories
In the second of a three-part series analyzing how the incoming Trump Administration might implement the trade policies of Candidate Trump, our International Trade & Regulatory Group considers the President-elect’s China strategy.
November 17, 2016
Advisories
In the first of a three-part series analyzing how the incoming Trump Administration might implement the trade policies of Candidate Trump, our International Trade & Regulatory Group explores how the President-elect could tackle current trade agreements.
November 16, 2016
Advisories