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Life isn’t easy when you grow up as a Cubs fan. I had my little 9-year-old heart broken in 1969, and things haven’t improved much in the 45 years since then. Anyway, back in 2007, Fishman Marketing represented a terrific St…more
From California to Connecticut, and places in between, the reach of paid sick leave laws is spreading rapidly. Currently, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Oregon and Washington D.C. have state- (or district-) wide laws requiring…more
Are Federal Courts ready to recognize that Title VII’s anti-discrimination prohibition extends to claims of sexual orientation? This question will be decided when the Seventh Circuit issues a ruling in Kimberly Hively v. Ivy Tech…more
Financial Services Quarterly Report - Third Quarter 2015: Developing and Maintaining a Modern U.S. Compliance Program
When the SEC adopted Rules 38a-1 under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (Investment Company Act) and 206(4)-7 under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (Advisers Act) in 2003 – which required registered funds and registered advisers…more
Everyone these days seems to think they are entitled to more money, from the United States Department of Labor (DOL) claiming that there really are no independent contractors to the thousands of United Automobile Workers (UAW) members…more
International arbitration in Asia has seen a dramatic surge in popularity in recent times. It has grown up alongside an increase in cross-border investment within and from outside Asia. There are three key reasons for this parallel…more
There is Improper Collusion Between Environmental Pressure Groups and the Environmental Protection Agency As Revealed by Freedom of Information Act Requests
This report examines lessons learned from documents produced pursuant to several Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests by the Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal, or EELI) — pieced together with others obtained by…more
United States v. Meredith, 2015 WL 5570033 (W.D. Ky. Sept. 22, 2015)- In this criminal matter, the defendant brought a motion to compel the plaintiff to provide electronically stored information in a more usable format or to…more
We would all agree, I think, that oil and gas producers and royalty owners share at least one clear, common objective – the accumulation of wealth from hydrocarbon production. Nevertheless, because their’s is not a relationship of…more
Recent reports that the Obama administration authorized exports of U.S. light crude oil in exchange for imports of Mexican heavy crude have caused a stir in the industry and a fair amount of confusion in the press. The U.S. Department…more
Alert: No More Safe Harbor: What Should Life Sciences And Biotech Companies Be Doing To Transfer Data To The US?
Last week Europe's highest court, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEEA) declared the Safe Harbor framework invalid. Many life sciences and biotech companies relied on Safe Harbor to legitimise transfers of personal data…more
Employers are increasingly concerned with the high cost of health care and executives in the C-Suite are beginning to take notice. The Affordable Care Act (‘‘ACA’’) required employers who sponsor group health plans to adopt a number of…more