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Legislative and Other Challenges to Immigration Executive Order

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Following recent ICE arrests of 680 individuals in the Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, San Antonio, and New York City areas, Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.)...more

"2016-17 Supreme Court Update"

In a season of political surprises, the eight-member U.S. Supreme Court has stirred no controversy with its decisions so far this term. The handful of opinions the Court released in the fall were unanimous and, for the most...more

Reversal of Probation Dept. Convictions Means Ortiz Term Ends with a Whimper

by PretiFlaherty on

Carmen Ortiz’s term as U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts runs for only a few more weeks. If she’s wishing it were over today, I’d understand. ...more

Supreme Court unanimously overturns public corruption conviction of former Virginia Governor: routine political courtesies such...

by DLA Piper on

In a highly anticipated decision, on June 27, 2016, the Supreme Court narrowed the definition of “official acts,” making it substantially more difficult for the Justice Department to prosecute bribery and other public...more

High Court Clarifies “Official Act” in Former Gov. Bob McDonnell Decision

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning the bribery convictions of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell should come as a no surprise to anyone versed in the high Court’s recent public corruption jurisprudence. However,...more

Congress Considering Federal Trade Secrets Act

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On December 2, 2015, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing regarding the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015 (DTSA). If passed, the DTSA would create a federal private right of action for theft of trade secrets....more

New Tools for Companies Against Cybercrime

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Obama administration proposal would reduce legal ambiguities and allow civil RICO claims. On January 2015, the Obama administration announced a series of proposals to strength­en the country’s response to...more

Will Trade Secrets Finally Get Federal Civil Protection?

On April 29, 2014, Senators Christopher Coons (D-Del.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), both members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced the Defend Trade Secrets Act (S. 2267), a proposed amendment to the Economic...more

Update Back From The Dead: Senators Resuscitate Legislation To Create A Federal Right Of Action For Trade Secret Theft

With a powerful industrial coalition lining up behind them, two senators are trying yet again to establish a federal right of civil action for trade secret misappropriation, potentially making trade secrets an IP stepchild no...more

DOJ Seeks $5 Million Lobbying Disclosure Act Penalty

by Holland & Knight LLP on

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

Private Suits Under FCPA — An Ill-Advised Idea

by Ifrah PLLC on

Late last year, Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.) introduced a bill in the House of Representatives that would amend the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) to permit private suits against certain foreign companies and...more

Obama Signs Legislation Extending Limitations On Civil Liability For Amnesty Applicants

On June 19, President Barack Obama signed legislation extending provisions of the Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform Act of 2004 ("ACPERA") that allow successful amnesty applicants under the Department of...more

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