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[Video]Thinking Compliance When Protecting Your Ideas Internationally

Companies are increasingly seeking international protection for their intellectual property, but in doing so their interaction with foreign government agencies increases. Because of increased scrutiny on corporate compliance and the…more

Silver Buckle Holds Fast

In 2001 an Idaho-based mining company—Silver Buckle Mines, Inc.—which holds seventy-two active mining claims—sued to recover fees it claims were illegally assessed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Before 2012, federal law…more

United States and Brazil Sign FATCA Intergovernmental Agreement

The United States and Brazil have signed a “Model 1” intergovernmental agreement (“IGA”) with respect to the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”). The Brazilian IGA is intended to simplify FATCA information reporting and…more

Update on ESMA Clearing Obligations for Credit Default Swaps

On September 24, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published on its website the public responses to its Consultation Paper on the draft regulatory standards (RTS) for Clearing Obligation No. 2 concerning credit…more

[Video]Iain Cunningham, Senior Litigation Counsel at Apple, Talks Astronomy on @HsuUntied

Today, my guest is Iain Cunningham, Senior Litigation Counsel at Apple Computer, who talks about his interest in astronomy. Iain discusses both the theoretical and observational aspects of astronomy, which are actually two very…more

Dominion's Atlantic Coast Pipeline: Property Owners Are Being Contacted

It was reported back in May 2014 that Dominion Resources, Inc. was considering at the time, an "extremely preliminary" prospect, the construction of a 450-mile underground natural gas pipeline from West Virginia, through Virginia…more

EEOC Trying to Change the “Status” for Transgendered Employees

On September 25, 2014, the EEOC filed lawsuits in Florida and Michigan accusing employers of discriminating against transgendered employees. These are the first two cases ever filed seeking to protect transgender workers under Title…more

Think Tanks Ask Supreme Court to Clarify Definition of “Foreign Official” in FCPA

Two think tanks, the Washington Legal Foundation and the Independence Institute, have filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court on behalf of petitioners Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriguez, who were recently convicted of violating the…more

Do I Need to Hire an Auto Accident Attorney?

You were involved in an auto accident in the San Fernando Valley, but thankfully it seemed relatively minor. You didn’t break any bones or suffer a concussion, and your car only has minimal damage. So should you just avoid filing a…more

Class Actions Enter into Force in France as of 1st October 2014

The French Government decree allows accredited consumer associations to launch class actions. On 24 September 2014, the French Government enacted a decree implementing the class action mechanism created by the “Loi Hamon” n°…more

The General Counsel Is Not The Shareholders’ Agent

A recent paper by Adair Morse, Wei Wang, and Serena Wu, Executive Gatekeepers: Useful and Divertible Governance, tackles interesting questions about the the effectiveness of internal gatekeepers and the impact of equity incentives on…more

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