Michael Reif

Michael Reif

Robins Kaplan LLP

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Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 11.25.15

A groundbreaking move by Calpers—California’s state pension fund—to disclose how much money it’s made from and paid to private equity funds ($24.2 billion and $3.4 billion, respectively, since 1990) may help pave the way for...more

11/25/2015 - Algorithmic Trading CFTC Financial Sector Pensions Pfizer

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 11.24.15

The Pfizer/Allergan deal continues to dominate the financial world, with Pfizer’s CEO defending the merger and Washington searching for ways to reform the corporate tax code and prevent future tax-motivated corporate...more

11/24/2015 - Allergan Inc Financial Sector Libor Pfizer Yahoo!

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 11.23.15

Clocking in at an as-promised $150 billion, the Pfizer/Allergan merger is a done deal, marking one of the biggest ever takeovers in the health care industry. As mentioned here last week, the deal finalization comes on the...more

11/23/2015 - Banking Sector Corporate Bonuses Pfizer Puerto Rico SIFIs

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 11.20.15

The US Treasury Department and IRS are joining forces to address corporate tax inversions with the introduction of new measures aimed at “curtailing companies’ ability to avoid United States tax rates if they move to...more

11/20/2015 - Dark Pool Financial Sector IRS Tax Rates Yahoo!

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 11.19.15

NY state regulators have tagged Barclays with an extra $150 million in fines for its role in a Forex-manipulation scandal that’s already cost the bank $2.4 billion – NYTimes and Law360... As expected, the minutes from...more

11/19/2015 - Financial Sector Forex Market Manipulation Mortgage-Backed Securities SEC

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 11.18.15

The Journal reports that Federal prosecutors are “actively pursuing” criminal cases against executives from RBS and JPMorgan for the toxic securities sold in the lead-up to the 2008 financial crisis. If filed, the charges...more

11/18/2015 - Administrative Proceedings Financial Sector JPMorgan Chase SEC Securities Fraud Startups

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 11.17.15

Dealbook’s Andrew Ross Sorkin offers more perspective on the economic cost of terrorism, suggesting—based on a disturbingly high data set of recent examples—that market volatility in the days following a major event isn’t the...more

11/17/2015 - Bank of America Financial Sector SEC Stock Exchange Whistleblowers

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 11.16.15

Global stocks are down—but not dramatically—this morning in the continuing aftermath of the tragic weekend attacks in Paris – Bloomberg... News emerged Friday afternoon that Barclays and a proposed class over...more

11/16/2015 - CFPB Fantasy Sports Financial Markets Financial Sector Libor

A Guide to the Internet of Things

With the Internet of Things (“IoT”) comes yet another technology-driven advancement that challenges businesses with promising opportunities and potentially vexing responsibilities. In particular, manufacturers and retailers...more

2/6/2015 - Cybersecurity FTC Internet Internet of Things Manufacturers Retailers

Why Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) Matters to Businesses in the U.S.

Benjamin Franklin lived long before electronic messaging, but his advice about preventions and cures now rings especially true for U.S. businesses marketing in Canada. Canada’s new anti-spam legislation regulates businesses...more

11/11/2014 - Canada CASL Commercial Electronic Messages

8 Best Practices to Help You Manage Risks Associated With Mobile “Big Data”

The more than six billion mobile devices in use worldwide offer companies access to a possible treasure trove of customer information in almost every consumer segment. These devices now create a constant stream of data—from...more

6/20/2014 - ATDS Best Management Practices Big Data Data Protection Enforcement Mobile Apps Mobile Devices Popular Privacy Policy Risk Management TCPA Text Messages

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