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The Most Important Thing You Need To Know Now About The Lifting Of The General Solicitation Ban

I’m tempted to begin this post with the following: Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission lifted the ban on general solicitation in Rule 506 and Rule 144A offerings....more

DC Circuit Reversed Van Hollen. Players Changed Tactics to Avoid Disclosure. Did It Matter in 2012? by Claudia A. Hrvatin

On September 18, 2012, in Van Hollen v. Federal Election Commission, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reversed a March 30th ruling of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia...more

Levick Weekly - December 14, 2012: Our Strongest Answer To Terrorism Funding

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

Some PACs Stop Running "Electioneering Communication" Ads to Avoid Reporting Requirements

In recent days we have seen political action committees (PACs) claiming they are "prohibited" from running political ads in primary states due to "new rules" regarding "electioneering communications." As explained below,...more

Federal Court Requires Greater Disclosure of Corporations that Fund Electioneering Communications. Donors Beware.

On March 30, 2012, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia struck down a key provision governing the disclosure of electioneering communications by corporations and labor unions. In Van Hollen v....more

President Obama Signs the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act: An Attempt to Ease Access to Capital and Reduce Regulatory...

Earlier today (April 5, 2012), President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act” or the “Act”). The signed Act is largely unchanged from its original House version, which passed overwhelmingly...more

"Citizens United": The Supreme Court Decision One Year Later

The Supreme Court issued its landmark opinion in Citizens United v. FEC one year ago today. That case allowed corporations and labor unions to make independent expenditures for or against political candidates. An editorial in...more

Vote for this and we will support you! How the new definition of coordinated communications affects political speech in the wake...

Summary: As we previously noted, the Supreme Court has ushered in a new dawn on corporate political spending in its recent decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Citizens United reverses decades of...more

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