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ML Strategies FY2015 Massachusetts Budget Update: Conference Committee Budget

On June 30th, the eve of the Commonwealth’s new fiscal year, the House and Senate both approved the joint conference committee report on the FY2015 spending plan. Governor Deval Patrick, who left to attend the Panamanian...more

China’s National Auditing Office Notes Compliance Concerns with Sponsorship of Academic Conferences in the Healthcare Sector

In China, it is common industry practice for pharmaceutical companies to sponsor academic conferences. As long as such events are aimed at enhancing the practice of medicine and patient welfare, the practice has been allowed....more

Capital Thinking: Tax and Retirement

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE Aims to MARKUP HIGHWAY FUNDING BILL - While not yet noticed, the Senate Finance Committee is expected to markup a short-term highway funding bill before the...more

Higher Education Risk Management Conference: Establishing International Programs: Risks and Due Diligence

Globalization: -- Reshaping the world in the past several decades: .. continued growth of multinationals .. increased cross-border workers and consumers .. increased imported goods and services --...more

OFAC Issues General License G Regarding Certain Academic Exchanges and Educational Services in Iran

On March 19, 2014, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued General License G pertaining to certain academic exchanges and the exportation or importation of certain educational services to Iran. The General License...more

ML Strategies' Washington Outlook for 2014

In This Update: ..1. Introduction ..2. Agriculture ..3. Defense & National Security ..4. Education ..5. Energy & Environment ..6. Financial Services ..7. Foreign Policy ..8. Health Care ..9....more

Can You Learn To Organize An Anti-Israel Boycott At Summer Camp In New York?

Apparently a Quaker group thinks so. According to its website, the American Friends Service Committee is “a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world.”...more

How Educational Institutions Can Capitalise on Real Estate Assets

With investment pouring into the education sector, academic institutions have never been in a stronger position to capitalise on costly real estate assets to fuel future expansion. Research suggests the public and private...more

Hitler A Part Of The Justice League?

As part of a long-standing tradition, freshman art students at Thailand’s premier Chulalongkorn University designed a mural for the graduating class....more

EB-5 Funding: A Possible Financing Option for Commercial Ventures Undertaken by Colleges and Universities

Universities and colleges seeking to start commercial ventures should consider raising capital through the EB-5 program. If you are a university or college and you are considering building a new student union or a stadium as...more

How a US University Can Employ Faculty, Researchers, Administrators and Foreign Locals at an Overseas Program

A full century has passed since Yale professor Hiram Bingham discovered Machu Picchu and University of Chicago professor James Henry Breasted led his expeditions into Egypt and the Sudan for Chicago’s Oriental Institute...more

Banking & Financial Services E-Note - March 28, 2013

In This Issue: - Global Banking Group Calls for Several Rates to Replace Libor - U.S. Applies Money-Laundering Rules to "Virtual Currencies" - SEC Says Big Banks Don't Have to Hold Shareholder Break-Up Votes -...more

Capital Thinking Update - February 25, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Sequestration - Agriculture & Food - Budget and Appropriations - Cybersecurity - Education - Energy - Financial Services - Health Care -...more

Addressing the Maintenance Backlog in Victorian Schools – is a PPP the Answer?

The results of the audit report into Victorian schools announced on 20 February 2013 revealed a AUD420 million maintenance backlog with over 5,000 school buildings identified as falling below the standards set by Department...more

CMS Publishes Final Sunshine Act Rule; Data Collection to Begin on August 1, 2013

The long-awaited final rule (the Final Rule) implementing the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (Sunshine Act) has arrived at the Federal Register. It amends key definitions and adds new terms; retains broad reporting...more

Capital Thinking Update - January 21, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture & Food - Budget, Appropriations - Cybersecurity - Education - Energy - Environment - Financial Services -...more

Copyright Issues in Textbook Case

On Monday, October 29, 2012 the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on an action involving a college student who sold overseas editions of college textbooks to help finance his education. ...more

International Criminal Defense Lawyer Douglas McNabb of McNabb Associates - News On Current International - Transnational Criminal...

October 23, 2012 - International & Transnational Criminal Defense Lawyers Our paper focuses on articles concerning US Federal Criminal Defense, INTERPOL Red Notice Removal, International Extradition and OFAC SDN Sanctions...more

Federal Criminal Lawyer Douglas McNabb of McNabb Associates - News On Current Federal Criminal Cases

October 23, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney. Topics Include:...more

Federal Criminal Lawyer Douglas McNabb of McNabb Associates - News On Current Federal Criminal Cases

August 16, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney. Topics Include: Federal...more

Mike Koehler on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Reform [Video]

Mike Koehler, J.D., Assistant Professor of Business Law at Butler University, discusses the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Mr. Koehler believes the FCPA needs to receive non-binding Department of Justice guidance....more

Study Finds That Foreign-Born Inventors Play Prominent Role at Top U.S. Patent-Producing Universities

A study commissioned by the Partnership for a New American Economy, a bipartisan group of mayors from across the country and business leaders from all sectors of the economy seeking to raise awareness of the economic benefits...more

This Week in Washington - June 8, 2012

In This Issue: DOMESTIC POLICY MATTERS - Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Appropriations. Both the Senate and House were in session this week. The House continued its work on FY 2013 spending bills, completing three of...more

This Week in Washington - May 25, 2012

In This Issue: - DOMESTIC POLICY MATTERS The House was out of session this week, while the Senate met in Washington. The House will return May 30th, and the Senate, which is scheduled to adjourn Friday, will...more

This Week in Washington - May 4, 2012

In This Issue: DOMESTIC POLICY MATTERS Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Budget/Appropriations. As Congress returns from recess on Monday, the House Budget Committee will consider legislation to replace the automatic spending...more

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