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Hailey French’s Story – When millions barely cover the bills.
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Shows Need for Amending Bankruptcy Law
Bill on Bankruptcy: Sandbagging of a Federal District Judge
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Could Mean Little for Creditors
Harvey Miller: Detroit Will Be In Bankruptcy "For A Long Time"
Bill on Bankruptcy: Make-Whole Premiums, Lehman, ResCap
Rice: Banking Lobby Won't Let New Glass-Steagall Bill Pass
Bill on Bankruptcy: Versace Mansion Up for Sale, Casey Anthony
Grayson: Only 1 Agency Should Regulate Wall Street
MacEwen: Weil Gotshal Layoffs Start of Wave
Bill on Bankruptcy: Supreme Court Cases Will Have Wide Impact
Coyle: Robert's SCOTUS Doesn't Respect Congress
Spitzer "Disappointed" in Wall Street's Regulators
NALP: 18-Year Low for Law Grad Employment
Is Edward Snowden a Whistleblower?
Goldstein: Expect More Litigation in Wake of Myriad Gene Patent Decision
Too Big To Fail in the Dodd-Frank Era
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
Are Political Intelligence Practice Groups Too Risky?
Client Biz Dev: You're Doing It Wrong
Bill Provides Important Incentives for Corporate Compliance Programs -
The millions of Brazilians protesting in recent weeks in cities and towns across Brazil have brought important and far-reaching corruption reform...more
A number of significant briefs were filed recently with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in support of Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which requires oil, gas, and mining issuers to report on their payments...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
A. Overview -
Part I of this series focused on the impact of impending tax increases following the Presidential Election for corporate executives and salaried professionals. Part II of the series will focus on...more
Originally published in Financier World Magazine - September 2012.
New project financing opportunities are opening up throughout Iraq. As the country’s economy recovers from decades of war, demand is growing for new...more
The U.S. decision to ease financial and investment sanctions on Burma for the first time since 1997 is a landmark – and controversial – moment. It presents Western businesses with an opportunity to enter a largely untapped...more
The U.S. Department of the Interior is seeking nominations for the U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (USEITI) Advisory Committee. The Committee is being established to advise the Department on the...more
Last week, members of Congress sent letters to the Securities and Exchange Commission, encouraging them to reconsider rules related to the initial public offering (IPO) process, and to adopt rules relating to conflict...more
Directorship of the UK Serious Fraud Office ("SFO") passed this month to David Green QC. Mr. Green joins the SFO from private practice, where he was a barrister specializing in serious crime. He also previously served as the...more
The Marx Brothers have always been my favorite. Even today, their movies stand out as the best. One of Groucho’s best lines is particularly apt to FCPA reform.
In A Day at the Races (1937), Groucho passed himself off...more
In order to safeguard the legislative process from impropriety and to uphold good governance, a new Code of Conduct for Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) entered into force in 2012, and a transparency register for...more
On April 2, one day after its Parliamentary by-elections, Burma (Myanmar) floated its currency, the kyat. This is an important first step in normalizing the country’s investment climate and curbing corruption. For years, the...more
Following the success of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy (“NLD”) party at the polls and today's announcement that the United States will soon lift some of its sanctions against Burma, companies are...more
The International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) has published best practice guidelines on political contributions (the Guidelines). The Guidelines adopt a multi-jurisdictional approach, outlining a global policy for...more
As part of his 2012 legislative agenda, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam proposed legislation on January 10 that, if passed, will require companies to file an application with the Department of Revenue seeking preapproval of a...more
The Obama Administration has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum in support of the plaintiffs' position that corporations are proper defendants in cases involving claims under...more
The Siemens case is undoubtedly the biggest case in FCPA enforcement history: the “pattern of bribery” involved was “unprecedented in scale and geographic reach.” The $1.6 billion combined settlement with U.S. and German...more
Overnight news reports of Libyan rebels liberating the capital Tripoli encourage many to hope that hostilities in the country are soon to end. At the same time, international diplomatic pressure on Syria's President Bashar...more
In This Issue:
¦¦ Recent FCPA developments
¦¦ The UK Bribery Act
¦¦ China’s new anti-corruption law
¦¦ Extraterritorial cross-over
¦¦ Corruption in developing markets in context
In This Issue:
- 01 The Japanese Earthquake And Tsunami Affect Trade And Manufacturing
- 02 China Releases An Amended Directory Catalogue To Implement Its 12th Five-Year Plan
- 03 Senate Finance Committee Holds...more
In This Issue
01 WTO Appellate Body Report On U.S. Antidumping And Countervailing Duties Against China Upholds Many Of The Panel’s Legal Findings But Reverses On Two Key Issues
02 President Obama Visits Brazil,...more
EU consultation on the Working Time Directive
Back in September 2009, the incoming Commission announced that it would launch a new review of the Working Time Directive (WTD), based on a two-stage consultation of the social...more
Strict enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and the idea of offering some type of corporate amnesty program for businesses concerned about the remarkable increase in recent FCPA prosecutions and penalties...more
In the November edition of Energy and Clean Tech Connections, we’ve gathered recent information from a wide variety of sources in an effort to keep you abreast of what’s new in the world of clean energy. We draw your...more
E-Verify will not confirm clearance of employment authorization until “approval” of H-1B petitions filed under the portability provisions for an employee who previously held H-1B status but has since been holding...more