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Capital Thinking: Homeland Security

Legistlative Activity - Reid Files Motion to Proceed on Terrorism Risk Insurance Bill - On July 9, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) filed a motion to proceed to the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program...more

Unrest In Ukraine – The Insurance Implications

On 21 November 2013 protesters gathered in central Kiev to demand the resignation of President Yanukovich and his government following his sudden decision not to sign an Association and Free Trade Agreement with the European...more

Insurance Coverage for Cyber Attacks

Thefts of trade secrets through cyber espionage and cyber harassment through distributed denial of service attacks have been business hazards for years. Cyber security insurance policies to guard against these threats have...more

Insurance Data Protection Update

Following the publication of the new Data Protection Regulation in 2012, the DLA Piper EU Regulatory team are working closely with insurance and reinsurance clients to identify and mitigate the risk associated with the...more

Risky Business: Protecting Indian Investments Abroad

GMR’s ouster from the US$511 million airport modernization project in Maldives has refocused the spotlight on political risks facing foreign investments. As the GMR-Maldives story unfolds, this is a good time for Indian...more

New Iran Sanctions Enacted

Satellite Export Controls Now Eligible to be Returned to Commerce Department Jurisdiction - On January 3, 2013, President Obama signed into law Public Law No. 112-239, the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of...more

Ritholtz: 'Dot Com Bonus Envy' Stymies Wall St. Reform [Video]

Dec. 5 (Bloomberg Law) -- The unregulated multi-trillion dollar derivatives market exceeds global GDP and poses a clear danger to the global economy, Chris Whalen, Senior Managing Director at Tangent Capital Partners, and...more

This Week in Washington - June 29, 2012

DOMESTIC POLICY MATTERS - U.S. Supreme Court Decisions. On Thursday, the Supreme Court essentially upheld the health care reform law, including the individual mandate requiring health insurance, by a vote of 5 to 4. ...more

June 12, 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....more

California Assembly OKs Bill to Curb Insurers' Iran Investments

Samuel Sorich, of counsel to Barger & Wolen, was quoted in a May 25, 2012, article published by Law360 about controversy surrounding legislation aimed at deterring insurers from investing in companies that have financial ties...more

Iran-Related Investment Bill Clear's California State Assembly

The California Assembly this morning passed a bill that would require the Insurance Commissioner to treat a domestic insurer's investment in a company that does business in Iran as a non-admitted asset. The 80-member...more

May 25, 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....more

This Week in Washington - March 30, 2012

In This Issue: - DOMESTIC POLICY MATTERS Budget & Appropriations. The House of Representatives on Thursday approved Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-Wisconsin) Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Resolution by a vote...more

Resource Nationalism – Managing the Risks

One of the least expected turns in the Global Economy today is undoubtedly the return to centre stage of Resource Nationalism. The assertion of state ownership and control over the natural resources within their territories...more

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