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Dean: Law Firms 'Support' NYLS's 2 Year Degree Program
Bill on Bankruptcy: LightSquared, the Battle among Hedge Funds
Bill on Bankruptcy: Appeals Court Changes the Law on Fraud
Bill on Bankruptcy: Make-Whole Premiums, Lehman, ResCap
Rice: Banking Lobby Won't Let New Glass-Steagall Bill Pass
Bar President: 3Ls Should Get Paid for Internships
Bill on Bankruptcy: Lawyers Must Disclose What Clients Pay
NALP: 18-Year Low for Law Grad Employment
Is Edward Snowden a Whistleblower?
Unique Privacy Concerns for Mobile Apps
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
Bill on Bankruptcy: Trustees Sleep Easy after High Court Ruling
Could This Law School Ranking Unseat US News?
Bill on Bankruptcy: Kodak Plan Bumps the Debt, Craters Stock
Tips for Mobile App Privacy Compliance
Bill on Bankruptcy: Easterbrook Turns the Tide on Student Loans
Bill on Bankruptcy: Stockton May Win the Battle, Lose the War
On September 24, 2013, the CFPB joined the CFTC, the SEC, the FTC, the NCUA, and the prudential bank regulatory agencies (the Federal Reserve, the OCC, and the FDIC) in the issuance of an Interagency Guidance on Privacy Laws...more
New paragraph 1-bis of article 23 of Legislative Decree 21 November 2007, no. 231 (the Italian anti-money laundering law), introduced by article 18 of Legislative Decree 19 September 2012, no. 169, provides that, in the event...more
The SEC and the CFTC recently issued final rules requiring certain regulated entities that qualify as either "financial institutions" or "creditors" to adopt programs to identify and address the risk of identity theft...more
It is probably fair to say most registered investment advisers, at least those below a certain size, did not pay a great deal of attention to the anti-identity theft, or “red flag” rules jointly adopted by the Federal Trade...more
Originally published in Corporate Counsel on March 4, 2013.
Federal regulators landed the first blow: Several major credit card companies paid more than half a billion dollars in customer restitution and fines as part of...more
In This Issue:
FCC Issues New Regs on Robocalls
Lack of Magnetic Attraction Leads to False Ad Suit
SEC Cautions Advisers About Risks of Social Media
Google’s Privacy Changes Result...more
On January 24, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission announced new thresholds for Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act filings.
The HSR Act requires parties to notify the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice...more
On November 3, 2010, both the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) proposed rules under the new anti-manipulation and anti-fraud provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall...more
On September 28, 2010, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) requesting public comments on the appropriate conditions, restrictions, or protections that...more
The Commission brings this securities fraud action against Goldman, Sachs & Co. (“GS&Co”) and a GS&Co employee, Fabrice Tourre(“Tourre”), for making materially misleading statements and omissions in connection with a...more
With increasing concern over issues such as global warming, skyrocketing gas prices, sustainability, and other human impacts on natural resources, consumers are, more than ever, considering the environmental impacts of...more