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"CFIUS’s Annual Report to Congress Details Longer Process, More Aggressive Risk Mitigation"

Key Developments - The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is an interagency, Executive Branch organization charged with identifying potential national security risks posed by foreign...more

3/4/2015 - Annual Reports CFIUS Cross-Border Transactions Risk Assessment Risk Mitigation

"New Reporting Requirements on the Horizon for US Financial Services Providers Doing Business With Non-US Persons"

Following closely on the heels of the reinstated reporting requirements for inbound and outbound direct investment involving U.S. entities, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has announced...more

3/3/2015 - Banking Sector Bureau of Economic Analysis Financial Institutions Foreign Direct Investment Foreign Nationals Reporting Requirements U.S. Commerce Department

"FCC Adopts Net Neutrality Regulations — Judicial Challenges Lie Ahead"

Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) voted 3-2 along party lines to approve revised network neutrality regulations that, if allowed to stand, will have far-reaching implications for the...more

2/27/2015

"Implications of National Security Reviews on Foreign Acquisitions of US Businesses"

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) can have a significant impact on transactions involving foreign acquirers. Parties considering cross-border merger and acquisition transactions should be aware...more

2/11/2015 - Administrative Review Board CFIUS China Corporate Counsel Cross-Border Transactions OFAC Ralls Corporation

"Communications: Significant Actions on the Horizon"

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) addressed a number of longstanding issues in 2014, including reform of its E-rate program that provides federal subsidies for purchases of broadband services by schools and...more

2/10/2015 - Auction Broadband FCC Legislative Agendas Net Neutrality Regulatory Agenda Subsidies

"Important but Frequently Overlooked Reporting Requirements for Inbound and Outbound Direct Investment Involving US Entities"

Pursuant to the requirements of the International Investment and Trade and Services Survey Act and related statutes, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) collects information on international...more

1/18/2015 - BEA Compliance Corporate Governance Foreign Investment Form BE-10 Form BE-13 Hedge Funds International Trade Agreements Outbound Acquisitions Reporting Requirements

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - January 2015: President Announces Cybersecurity Legislative and Regulatory Proposals

On January 12 and 13, in speeches at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), President Barack Obama announced several initiatives to enhance online...more

1/15/2015 - Barack Obama Cybersecurity Privacy Policy Proposed Legislation Regulatory Agenda

"Title II or Bust: The FCC Wrestles With Net Neutrality"

Over the past few weeks, a number of significant developments have impacted the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) ongoing proceeding regarding network neutrality. On November 10, President Barack Obama surprised many...more

11/19/2014 - Anti-Discrimination Policies AT&T Barack Obama Broadband Comcast Communications Act of 1934 Deregulation FCC Net Neutrality Regulatory Agenda Telecommunications Title II Verizon

"Court Finds CFIUS Violated Ralls Corporation’s Due Process Rights"

On July 15, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia remanded Ralls Corporation’s (Ralls) precedent-setting case against the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS or the...more

7/18/2014 - Appeals Barack Obama CFIUS Defense Production Act Due Process Enforcement Enforcement Actions National Security Ralls Corporation U.S. Navy Wind Farm

"FCC Issues Rules for First-Ever Incentive Auction of TV Broadcast Spectrum"

On June 2, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC, or Commission) released rules designed to implement the first-ever incentive auction in which spectrum will be recovered from television broadcasters, who...more

6/13/2014 - Broadband Broadcasting FCC Telecommunications Television Broadcast Stations Wireless Industry

"FCC Launches Broad Network Neutrality Rulemaking"

Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) launched a proceeding to develop new network neutrality regulations that would prohibit Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from blocking or discriminating...more

5/16/2014 - Communications Act of 1934 Electronic Communications FCC Internet ISPs Net Neutrality

"Communications: With New Leadership, the FCC Charts Its Course for 2014"

With a new chairman and a full complement of commissioners for the first time in more than six months, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is poised to take on a broad set of communications-related issues in 2014 and...more

1/31/2014 - FCC Media Telecommunications

"National Security Reviews of Foreign Investments in US Businesses Show No Signs of Slowdown in 2014"

Over the past two years, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has applied increased scrutiny to foreign investments in U.S. businesses. CFIUS reviews the national security implications of such...more

1/24/2014 - CFIUS Foreign Investment National Security

"Verizon v. FCC: D.C. Circuit Overturns FCC Network Neutrality Regulations"

On Tuesday, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated and remanded the operative portions of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC or Commission) network neutrality regulations....more

1/15/2014 - Broadband Cable Television Providers Common Carriers Communications Act of 1934 FCC Internet Service Providers ISPs Net Neutrality Networks Telecommunications Telecommunications Act of 1966

"Privacy & Cybersecurity Update: NIST Cybersecurity Framework: Preliminary Draft Issued"

On October 22, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued its Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework (the Preliminary Framework). The Preliminary Framework represents the first full draft of the...more

10/26/2013 - Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework DHS Executive Orders NIST

"Effect of US Government Shutdown on CFIUS and DSS"

As of October 1, nonessential federal government activities have been suspended due to the failure of Congress to pass appropriations to fund the federal government for fiscal year 2014, or a continuing resolution to...more

10/2/2013 - CFIUS DSS Government Shutdown

"Privacy & Cybersecurity Update: NIST Cybersecurity Framework – Discussion Draft Update"

On September 11-13, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) hosted its fourth Cybersecurity Framework Workshop to solicit feedback on its recently released partial draft (Discussion Draft) of the NIST...more

9/18/2013 - Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework NIST Privacy Policy

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update: NIST Issues Request for Information on Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Practices

On February 26, following close on the heels of the recent executive order setting forth the administration’s approach to the regulation of critical infrastructure network security, the National Institute of Standards and...more

3/5/2013 - Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity Data Protection NIST

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update: President Issues Cybersecurity Executive Order

On February 12, 2013, President Obama signed both an executive order and a presidential directive that together set forth the administration’s approach to two key cybersecurity related issues: (i) regulating critical...more

2/14/2013 - Barack Obama Cybersecurity DHS Electricity Enhanced Cybersecurity Services Executive Orders HSPD-7 Infrastructure NIST Patriot Act Risk Assessment

"BP's Settlement With DOJ: Lessons Learned Within the Congressional Investigations Arena"

On November 15, 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that BP Exploration and Production Inc. (BP) has agreed to plead guilty to a 14-count criminal information and pay a record $4 billion in criminal fines and...more

11/19/2012

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