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Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Shows Need for Amending Bankruptcy Law
Bill on Bankruptcy: Sandbagging of a Federal District Judge
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Could Mean Little for Creditors
Harvey Miller: Detroit Will Be In Bankruptcy "For A Long Time"
Bill on Bankruptcy: Make-Whole Premiums, Lehman, ResCap
Rice: Banking Lobby Won't Let New Glass-Steagall Bill Pass
Bill on Bankruptcy: Versace Mansion Up for Sale, Casey Anthony
Grayson: Only 1 Agency Should Regulate Wall Street
MacEwen: Weil Gotshal Layoffs Start of Wave
Bill on Bankruptcy: Supreme Court Cases Will Have Wide Impact
Coyle: Robert's SCOTUS Doesn't Respect Congress
Spitzer "Disappointed" in Wall Street's Regulators
NALP: 18-Year Low for Law Grad Employment
Is Edward Snowden a Whistleblower?
Goldstein: Expect More Litigation in Wake of Myriad Gene Patent Decision
Too Big To Fail in the Dodd-Frank Era
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
Are Political Intelligence Practice Groups Too Risky?
Client Biz Dev: You're Doing It Wrong
Following the German federal election on September 22, 2013, the Christian Democratic Party, the Christian Social Union and the Social Democratic Party decided to take up coalition talks for the formation of a new government...more
In This Issue:
Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Agriculture; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Environmental Protection Agency; Nuclear Regulatory Commission;...more
Yesterday, Mexican Senate approved the Energy Reform over oil and electricity. Originally, the Bill presented by President Peña Nieto provided for a conservative opening of the market, as he had not enough support to pass it....more
On November 13, 2013, the Congressional Research Service ("CRS") issued a report to Congress entitled "Internet Governance and the Domain Name System: Issues for Congress." The focus of the report is the United States'...more
The completion of the Data Protection Regulation faced another set-back last Friday (December 6, 2013) at the Council of Ministers, in which there was a fundamental disagreement surrounding the proposed “one-stop shop.” This...more
Just before the Thanksgiving holiday last week, Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) introduced the Future of American Innovation and Research Act, a new trade secrets bill that would allow American trade secrets owners to sue...more
From November 19 through 22, 2013, Senator Max Baucus, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee (the "Committee"), released three staff discussion drafts that propose sweeping changes to the federal rules regarding...more
On December 4, 2013, the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (Working Party) endorsed the data protection reform package presented by the European Commission, strongly encouraging all relevant parties to adopt the reform...more
On October 31, 2013, President Barack Obama announced plans to expand SelectUSA, a program created in 2011 to encourage investment in the U.S. economy. The program has already produced positive results, as foreign firms have...more
In This Issue:
- New Trade Agreements Spark Old Divides Over Trade Promotion Authority Renewal
- China Continues To Violate WTO Obligations For Injury Determinations
- President Obama Expands Select USA
In recent weeks, Trade Promotion Authority ("TPA") legislation that would allow the Obama Administration to "fast-track" trade negotiations has come under increased scrutiny as negotiators push to finalize a deal on the...more
Last week U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Montana) released a staff discussion draft (the “Discussion Draft”) of proposals that, if enacted, would dramatically change the U.S. international tax system....more
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has responded to over a decade of declining oil and gas production with vocal support of reform of the Mexican energy sector. While the Mexican Constitution provides PEMEX a monopoly in...more
The November 23 "Joint Plan of Action" regarding Iran's nuclear program (the "Agreement") contemplates that the United States and the European Union ("EU") will suspend some sanctions measures regarding Iran. This advisory...more
Chairman Max Baucus has issued a discussion draft that offers some interesting and provocative proposals on corporate international tax reform. Designed to “reform international tax rules to spark economic growth, create...more
In This Issue:
Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Defense; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Department of Justice; Department of Transportation; Environmental Protection...more
On November 19, 2013, Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, released a Staff Discussion Draft on International Business Tax Reform. The changes proposed in the discussion draft are far-reaching...more
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Montana) has released the first of a coming series of detailed tax reform proposals, this one on international tax.
Today, Baucus also released proposals on tax...more
In This Issue:
Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; International; Miscellaneous; and Upcoming Hearings.
Excerpt from Leading the Past Week -
While Washington and the country were...more
A proposed U.S. Senate Bill has the potential to change the way in which intellectual property infringement is reported and enforced. U.S. Senate Bill 662 ("S. 662"), the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement...more
In This Issue:
Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Department of Treasury; Environmental Protection Agency; International; States; and...more
The determination of the territorial scope of the current EU Directive n° 95/46 is still under dispute both before national Courts and the European Court of Justice (ECJ). This issue may soon become moot with the adoption of...more
Discussions at the European Parliament level continue to call into question the validity of the EU Safe Harbor Program in the wake of the NSA scandal. Amidst continuing discussions over Safe Harbor, it is possible that the...more
Executive and Legislative Branch Activity -
Secretary of State John Kerry joined the P5+1 Talks last Friday in Geneva, Switzerland. The Talks failed to reach an agreement this past weekend and are expected to...more
As part of the European Council conclusions of 24/25 October 2013, EU Ministers agreed that new Data Protection legislation should be adopted by 2015, rather than by the end of May 2014, as the European Parliament and the...more