Christopher DeLacy

Christopher DeLacy

Holland & Knight LLP

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Cyber Legislation on the Move: Data Breach Bill Passes Out of Committee

As an extension of our forecast of upcoming cyber-related legislation, on April 15, the House Energy & Commerce Committee approved the Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015 (H.R. 1770), adopting three amendments...more

4/17/2015 - Cybersecurity Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015 Pending Legislation

Congress Turns to Cyber and Data Breach Legislation

After five years of trying and failing, over the next several weeks Congress may finally make meaningful progress on cybersecurity and data breach legislation. This week the House Energy & Commerce Committee and the House...more

4/15/2015 - Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Cybersecurity Federal Breach Notification Standard Legislative Agendas Pending Legislation Popular Proposed Legislation

White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection

Many of the nation's leading cyber, data and privacy experts convened Friday at a White House Summit at Stanford University to discuss ways to improve our nation's cybersecurity. During the summit, President Obama signed an...more

2/16/2015 - Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Data-Sharing Public Private Partnerships (P3s)

DOJ Obtains $30,000 Lobbying Disclosure Act Settlement

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia recently entered into a settlement with a lobbyist that includes a $30,000 fine for missing Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) reports. The lobbyist had been facing the...more

2/5/2015 - DOJ Enforcement Actions Lobbying Disclosure Act Lobbyists Settlement

Data Breach Legislative Debate Begins Today at the House Energy & Commerce Committee

On Tuesday, the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled "What are the Elements of Sound Data Breach Legislation?" This hearing was the first of the new Congress to...more

1/28/2015 - Data Breach Federal Breach Notification Standard Gramm-Leach-Blilely Act HIPAA Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees Sarbanes-Oxley

2015 State of the Union: Cyber, Data and Privacy Issues

President Obama's State of the Union address highlighted the importance of cybersecurity, data security and privacy to his 2015 agenda: "No foreign nation, no hacker, should be able to shut down our networks, steal our...more

1/23/2015 - Barack Obama Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Cybersecurity Data Protection Legislative Agendas Privacy Policy State of the Union Student Digital Privacy Act

White House Takes Action on Data Breach, Cybersecurity and Privacy; Calls on Congress to Follow Its Lead

2014 has been described as the "Year of the Data Breach." With data breaches, cyber attacks and privacy issues regularly in the news, the White House orchestrated a series of events this week to highlight administration...more

1/14/2015 - Barack Obama CFAA CFPB CISA Cybersecurity Data Breach DHS Executive Orders Legislative Agendas Privacy Policy RICO

New Limits Expand Funding Pool For National Party Committees

Recently passed spending legislation dramatically increased the amount that individual donors may give to the National Party Committee accounts used to fund party conventions, construction and legal challenges. Specifically,...more

12/19/2014 - Campaign Finance Reform Federal Election Commission (FEC) New Legislation Political Contributions Political Parties

Don't get Scrooged: Remember to Follow Holiday Ethics Rules

'Tis the season for holiday cheer, but before you grab that cookie or accept a holiday gift, you should take a moment to contemplate whether it complies with applicable ethics rules. While this may cause you to say “bah,...more

12/4/2014 - Employer Liability Issues Ethics Holiday Gifts Holidays

IRS Denies Exempt Status under Section 501(c)(4) For Too Much Political Activity

Earlier this year, while Washington was fixated on former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employee Lois Lerner and her missing emails, her former employer quietly denied the application for exemption of an organization seeking...more

9/2/2014 - 501(c)(4) Exempt Organizations IRS Political Campaigns

Obama Administration Backtracks on Key Lobbyist Restrictions

Today, the Obama Administration issued revised guidance regarding federal lobbyists serving on federal advisory boards and commissions. Now, instead of a total ban, federal lobbyists will be able to serve in a...more

8/14/2014 - Executive Orders Lobbying Lobbyists

Post-Employment Rules and Restrictions for Former Federal Government Officials

Thinking of hiring a former federal government official? Better know the post-employment rules and restrictions: Lifetime Ban - Former Executive Branch Employees and Officials may not "switch sides" in relation to a...more

8/4/2014 - Federal Employees Former Employee Government Officials Hiring & Firing

Watch Out Stealth Lobbyists

The oft discussed and long-anticipated unregistered federal lobbyist investigation may be occurring as we speak. The recently released 2014 first quarter report of the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) disclosed that one...more

7/29/2014 - Investigations Lobbying Disclosure Act Lobbyists Registration

FEC Publishes Post-McCutcheon Revised Contribution Limits For 2013-2014

The Federal Election Commission's revised federal contribution limits for 2013-2014 removed any reference to the biennial aggregate limit which was recently stuck down by the Supreme Court in McCutcheon v. FEC. ...more

4/9/2014 - Federal Election Commission (FEC) McCutcheon v. FEC Political Contributions SCOTUS

In McCutcheon, the Supreme Court Strikes Down the FEC's Biennial Aggregate Limits

In the most significant campaign finance decision since Citizens United v. FEC, the Supreme Court today struck down the Federal Election Commission's biennial aggregate limits. In McCutcheon v. FEC, the Court left in place...more

4/3/2014 - Aggregation Rules Campaign Contributions First Amendment McCutcheon v. FEC SCOTUS

DOJ Seeks $5 Million Lobbying Disclosure Act Penalty

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia recently filed a civil complaint against a lobbyist and a lobbying firm alleging violations of the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) that could result in a fine of over $5...more

3/20/2014 - Disclosure Requirements DOJ Fines Lobbying Lobbyists Penalties

Governor McAuliffe Signs Ethics Executive Order for Virginia

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, on his first day in office, signed Executive Order 2 "Personnel Directive Prohibiting the Receipt of Certain Gifts; Establishment of Executive Branch Ethics Commission" which bans executive...more

1/14/2014 - Bribery Corporate Gifts Ethics Executive Orders

DOJ Secures $200,000 Lobbying Disclosure Act Penalty

A default judgment secured in U.S. v. Biassi Business Services Inc., D.D.C. may be indicative of a more aggressive Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) enforcement policy, and the U.S. Attorney's Office is considering pursuing...more

12/16/2013 - DOJ Enforcement Enforcement Actions Lobbying Lobbying Disclosure Act Lobbyists Penalties

Politically Active? Get Guidance on Updates to Campaign Contribution Laws

As part of a series of post-Watergate ethics reforms during the 1970s, Congress enacted a secondary set of federal campaign contribution limits in order to prevent the circumvention of the direct contribution limits. The U.S....more

12/5/2013 - Federal Election Commission (FEC) Political Campaigns Political Contributions SCOTUS

U.S. Attorney Seeks $33 Million Lobbying Disclosure Act Penalty

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia filed a complaint on June 7, 2013, seeking up to $33 million in fines against a consulting firm for violations of the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (LDA), as amended....more

6/13/2013 - Compliance Disclosure Requirements DOJ Fines Lobbying Registration

White House Issues Cybersecurity Executive Order

The long-awaited cybersecurity executive order (EO), which will ultimately establish national cybersecurity standards for critical infrastructure, was issued by President Obama on February 12, 2013. At the same time, the...more

2/15/2013 - Barack Obama Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework DHS Executive Orders Information Sharing Infrastructure NIST Power Grid Presidential Directives

Obama Issues Long Awaited Cybersecurity Executive Order

On February 12, 2013, President Barack Obama issued the long awaited cybersecurity Executive Order, which will establish national cybersecurity standards for critical infrastructure. This cybersecurity Executive Order was...more

2/13/2013 - Barack Obama Cybersecurity DHS Executive Orders Infrastructure NIST State of the Union

What You Need to Know About the STOCK Act

Beginning today, members and senior staff1 of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate are required to disclose certain financial transactions no later than 45 days after the transaction has occurred. This new...more

7/3/2012 - Insider Trading Know Your Customers Rule 10b-5 SEC Securities Exchange Act STOCK Act

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