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AP Scandal Demonstrates Need for Federal Shield Law to Protect Reporters
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
Tips for Mobile App Privacy Compliance
Serving Legal Documents Through Social Media
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
How to Protect Your Company From Hackers
Two Key Elements Every Social Media Policy Should Include
Free Nationwide WiFi: Myths & Facts
Attorney Michelle Cohen: Increased Federal Enforcement of Mobile Commerce in 2013
Jeff Ifrah on the Historic Legalization of Online Gaming in New Jersey
Can Virginia Block Non-Residents from FOIA Requests? Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments
FCC to Create Free National Super WiFi Network? Not Anytime Soon—Dana Frix
Corporate Law Report: Managing Cyber Risks, BYOD, Obama's NLRB Crisis, Iran Sanctions, and More
Corporate Law Report: U.S. Manufacturing, Social Media, Online Endorsements, Hart Scott Rodino, More
Former Congressman Steve Bartlett Joins the LEVICK Team
Corporate Law Report: Economic Espionage Act, Top FCPA Enforcement Actions, Trademark Audits, and More
Blogging for Lawyers
Corporate Law Report: Cybersecurity, CEO Social Media, New Workplace Laws, Healthcare Reform in 2013
Corporate Law Report: Mobile App Privacy, HR & the FCPA, Insider Trading, First Sale Doctrine, More
On May 2, Lona Nallengara and Shelley E. Parratt, the acting director and the deputy director, respectively, of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance, participated in a roundtable...more
On March 8, 2013, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) closed the comment period on its Staff Consultation Paper 45-710: Considerations for New Capital Raising Prospectus Exemptions (the Consultation Paper), which sought...more
This past week, my second book, “Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act” was released. Over the past few years I have tried to provide the compliance practitioner with solid information that can be used to implement,...more
On March 25, the EU’s Official Journal published the regulation on European venture capital funds (VCFs), which will become applicable throughout the EU on July 22, 2013.
On March 26, 2013, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a no-action letter to FundersClub Inc. and FundersClub Management LLC. There has been speculation in the crowdfunding, VC and angel investor...more
Rule 15a-6 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 provides conditional exemptions from broker-dealer registration for foreign broker-dealers that engage in certain specified activities involving U.S. investors. These...more
The excessive concentration and lack of economic competition in many sectors of the Mexican economy, especially in the realms of telecommunications and broadcasting, are well known. For decades politicians have been talking...more
Those familiar with fundraising in the Middle East will be familiar with the concept of what is loosely dubbed “market” or “tolerated” practice. The terms are, in most people’s minds, interchangeable, but in fact look at the...more
The new President of Mexico, Mr. Peña Nieto, has reached an unprecedented multi-party agreement between his party, the Partido Revolucionario Industrial (PRI), and the rest of the major political forces: the Partido Acción...more
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A recent study by Juniper Research predicted that the total value of mobile payments for digital and physical goods, money transfers and near field communications transactions – short-range wireless...more
The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (“AIFMD”) has been in the public domain for over two years. However, various legal measures, both at European Union (“EU”) and at individual EU Member State (“Member State”)...more
In This Issue:
- The Food Safety Modernization Act
- The LIBOR Scandal - Prosecutors Have a New Plan
- Food Safety Compliance - A Hogan Lovells Roundtable
- Lessons from the Oldest CEO Succession Plan on...more
In This Issue:
SAFE Issues Notice of State Administration of Foreign Exchange on Further Improving and Adjusting Foreign Exchange Policies Related to Direct Investment; SAFE Makes Revisions to Provisions on Foreign...more
The interchange fee and the potential of mobile payments were the dominant payment system issues in 2012. From a landmark antitrust settlement to seemingly daily announcements of a new prepaid or mobile payment product, there...more
In This Issue:
- Executive Communications
- U.S. Fiscal Policy
- Our Strongest Answer To Terrorism Funding
- CNOOC & NEXEN: Is Canada’s Energy Sector Fertile Ground For Foreign Investment?
- NACD Boardvision...more
In This Issue:
- 1. Will Canada Make Room for Crowdfunding?
- 2. Contact Us
Excerpt From “Will Canada Make Room for Crowdfunding?”
When the U.S. recently changed its securities laws to enable...more
On Monday, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) announced settlement with Tyco International (Tyco) for books and records violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Tyco...more
On August 29, 2012, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued for public comment a proposal to eliminate the prohibition against general solicitation and general advertising contained in Regulation D...more
Last month’s U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s U.S.$800,000 settlement with Spokeo, Inc. concerns an issue that I have posted about before: When is a data broker a consumer or credit reporting agency? As discussed below, the...more
On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act”) containing important changes to U.S. federal securities laws that should make the U.S. capital markets more appealing...more
This article first appeared in the June 2012 issue of PLC Magazine.
For years now, business leaders have argued that the regulatory requirements to be met in order to finance companies in the US, including those...more
On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act”). The stated objective for the JOBS Act is to increase job creation and economic growth in the United Stated by...more
On April 23, 2012, in an effort to increase pressure on both the Syrian and Iranian regimes to cease ongoing and intensifying human rights violations facilitated by the abuse of information technology, President Obama issued...more
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS” or the “Committee”) recently submitted its annual report to Congress for calendar year 2010. The report, which provides general...more
The management of risk is as important in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) arena. (Well maybe not $2.3bn in alleged losses but still it is important.) Number Two in McNulty’s maxims is “What did you do to...more
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