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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
Political contributions and developer-politician interaction are facts of life in the development community. And it makes sense too – developers bring many benefits to communities, such as housing, work space, shopping, and...more
Investors who hire political intelligence firms to collect information from government sources should take notice of the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act, according to panelists at a recent American Bar...more
The Mayor of Toronto has one less thing to worry about.
This morning the Supreme Court of Canada denied leave to appeal from the Divisional Court’s decision in Magder v. Ford, 2012 ONSC 6929, a decision that kept Mayor...more
June 19 (Bloomberg Law) -- Eliot Spitzer, former Governor and Attorney General for the State of New York, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the so-called revolving door between the public and private spheres. While...more
The United States Senate and House of Representatives recently introduced bipartisan legislation designed to reduce fraud, waste, and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The legislation, entitled “Preventing and...more
Last year, Congress wrote and President Obama signed into law the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012 (the STOCK Act). When the law was enacted, Members of Congress, their staffs, and Executive Branch...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") recently announced that it has charged the City of Harrisburg with violations of various anti-fraud provisions of federal securities laws in connection with the resource recovery...more
The inclusion of the public statements of an elected official in allegations of securities fraud could change the traditional relationship between the politicians and their constituency versus issuers and the bond market....more
Vagueness is a common problem in white-collar criminal cases. In many instances the line between legal and illegal conduct is blurry at best. This means that someone could face prosecution, a damaged reputation, loss of...more
On Tuesday, the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, Victoria Espinel, published a notice in the Federal Register "requesting any recommendations for legislative changes that would enhance enforcement against,...more
In a week that was dominated by events surrounding the Alabama Accountability Act, several significant pieces of legislation still moved through – or died in – the State House....more
I always like to share examples of what I consider powerful graphics to give attorneys ideas on what’s possible to create for use in litigation. This morning, I was struck by a video going viral that describes economic...more
In this post, I show some examples from the State of the Union Address that might help attorneys improve their own use of charts and graphs in litigation. Visualizing and presenting data in an engaging, persuasive way is...more
On September 27, 2012, Goldman Sachs agreed to pay $12 million to settle claims with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) alleging that one of its employees engaged in a pay-to-play scheme. The scheme, as described...more
Jan. 31 (Bloomberg Law) -- The SEC is considering a proposal by Robert Jackson, associate professor at Columbia Law School, that public companies be required to disclose their political spending. SEC staff members have said...more
In 2002, the Legislature enacted AB 55 creating the victims of corporate fraud fund. Since the fund was created, it has collected about $15 million and nearly 800 claims have been submitted. In a devastating article...more
Aug. 1 (Bloomberg Law) -- The world's biggest banks are likely to defend lawsuits alleging they manipulated the Libor interest rate by saying the federal government knew it and did nothing, according to Neil Barofsky, former...more
May 23 (Bloomberg Law) -- Chris Whalen, senior managing director at Tangent Capital Partners, and Bill Rochelle from Bloomberg News talk with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about how the so-called in pari delicto defense stops...more
The staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) recently released a study on the cross-border scope of the private right of action under Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”),...more
Yesterday the Senate Finance Committee posted an open letter on its website to the health care sector soliciting industry stakeholder insights on ways to combat fraud, waste, and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. ...more
On Thursday, March 22, the Senate cleared the House version of the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act (STOCK Act) by unanimous consent. The legislation will now head to the President’s desk to be signed into law. The...more
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on March 7, 2012 dismissed a derivative suit brought by shareholders of Intersil Corporation for breach of fiduciary duty premised on shareholders’ disapproval...more
In This Issue:
- DOMESTIC POLICY MATTERS
Budget. Next Monday, President Obama will release his Fiscal Year 2013 budget proposal. On Wednesday, the House passed “The Expedited Legislative...more
In an earlier post, I wrote about Edwin M. (“Mike”) Daugherty who served as California’s Commissioner of Corporations from 1922 until 1926 and then from 1931 to 1954. He was succeeded by interim Commissioner Clifford J....more
19th Annual NASPP Conference in San Francisco.
We all have a sense of how voting should work. Voting, however, is a very complicated subject and one in which errors are frequently made. Companies may incorrectly describe...more