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Insider Trading and Related Risks for Executive Branch Employees: Pay Attention to the STOCK Act

by Zuckerman Spaeder LLP on

As a new administration arrives in the nation’s capital amid heightened scrutiny over conflicts between government service and personal business interests, a little-used law — the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act...more

What Can the Business Community Expect from a Trump Administration

by Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell on

As Donald Trump’s administration takes shape, the business community stands watch expecting a business-friendly White House. Trump’s promises of fewer regulations and lower taxes have small and large businesses alike feeling...more

SEC Charges Private Equity Firm with Pay-to-Play Violations

by Genova Burns LLC on

For the first time since passing Rule 206(4)-5, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged a Philadelphia-area private equity firm with violations of the pay-to-play rule. The case concerns contributions made...more

How Graphics Help the President Persuade and Can Help Attorneys Too

by Cogent Legal on

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

CalPERS’ Annus Horribilis: How Much Worse Will It Get?

by Allen Matkins on

The news keeps getting worse for the nation’s largest public pension fund – the California Public Employees Retirement System. On Saturday, Los Angeles Times reporter Marc Lifsher reported in this story that CalPERS has...more

Responding to a business need, or an excuse to change the Bribery Act?

by PHILIP HENSON on

Responding to a business need, or an excuse to change the Bribery Act? An announcement in January that the UK government will review the Bribery Act may indicate that No.10 intends to reverse the trend towards tackling...more

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