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A More Perfect Union: Why Punish Russia for Crimea?
Only in DC: Ethics Rule Permits Non-lawyers to Own Law Firms
How a Reluctance to Deport Pop Stars Strengthens US Immigration Policy
Law Prof: The Clean Air Act Needs a Reboot
Is Punishment Dead in America?
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
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Bill on Bankruptcy: Versace Mansion Up for Sale, Casey Anthony
Employers in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts can breathe a sigh of relief now that the Massachusetts legislature has rejected a bill to ban noncompetition agreements. The effort to outlaw noncompetes in the Commonwealth has...more
In This Article:
Federal Government; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Québec/Quebec; Saskatchewan; and...more
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D.Ohio) reintroduced the “Fair Playing Field Act,” S.1706, in November 2013. The bill, which first appeared in 2010 under then-Senator John Kerry’s sponsorship, purports to close an ostensible loophole in...more
On July 1, 2014 the Massachusetts Senate voted for a compromise on employee non-compete agreements, and the Joint Economic and Emerging Technology Committee heard testimony on the same issue. Governor Deval Patrick spurred...more
In This Issue:
- Hobby Lobby decision further complicates ACA implementation
- Implementation of the Affordable Care Act
- Other Federal Regulatory Initiatives
- Other Congressional and State...more
The SEC settled public administrative proceedings against TL Ventures Inc., a venture capital fund adviser (the “Adviser”), over violations of Rule 206(4)-5 (the “Rule”) under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the...more
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
House Budget -
Following the GOP state convention this past weekend, House members returned to Raleigh Tuesday to continue the budget process. House leadership held a press conference Tuesday morning to unveil their...more
With so many questions surrounding the implementation of the New York State ("NYS" or "State") Governor's Executive Order 38 cap on executive compensation (and administrative expenses), most stakeholders expected...more
Conflicting Budgets -
After giving its final approval to their version of the state budget just after midnight Saturday morning, the Senate took a long weekend, not returning to Raleigh until Wednesday. The budget...more
Proposed legislation introduced by Governor Patrick to eliminate most forms of non-competition agreement in Massachusetts may be enacted before July 31, 2014. This legislation creates significant risks for employers with...more
In this issue:
- The 113th Congress
- The Administration
- Securities and Exchange Commission
- Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)
- Excerpt from The Administration:
As widely reported, on February 26, 2014, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) released the proposed Tax Reform Act of 2014 (the "Camp Proposal"). In exchange for simplification...more
Suppose a corporation’s Chief Executive Officer becomes involved in a particularly abhorent (but legal) political movement. Suppose further that the Board of Directors is concerned that the corporation’s stockholders,...more
The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Ways and Means released a draft bill (the Tax Reform Act of 2014) on February 26, 2014, that would dramatically reform the Internal Revenue Code. Executive...more
Today the Arizona Supreme Court has handed down its much-anticipated decision in Fields v. The Elected Officials’ Retirement Plan. In Fields, the Court unanimously struck down a pension reform package enacted by the...more
Scandal roils around top aides to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie due to lane closures on the George Washington Bridge to New York City, resulting in four days of debilitating traffic jams. It’s a political issue at its...more
An SEC-registered adviser (the “Adviser”) was granted exemptive relief pursuant to Rule 206(4)-5 (the “Rule”) under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the “Advisers Act”) from the Rule’s two-year prohibition on receiving...more
On November 21, 2013, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (“ISS”) released its final US policy updates for the 2014 proxy season (the “2014 Policies”), having received comments to its draft policies released on October...more
With no Cinderella story last night, as of October 1, 2013 at 12:01 AM, the Federal Government is officially shut down. As a result, all “non-essential” federal workers will be furloughed and federal agencies cannot continue...more
Because we cannot predict Congress’ action or inaction in the next few days or weeks as to whether the House will be successful in demanding a rescission or a delay in the Act’s implementation as a price for restarting the...more
Table of Contents:
Lobbyist Registration; Lobbyist Report and Record Keeping; Corporate Political Activity; Gifts To Public Officials Prohibited; Issues In Communicating With Public Officials; Employment Law Issues;...more
In this publication:
Lobbyist Registration -
- Lobbying Defined.
- Definition Of Lobbyist
- Lobbyist Registration
Lobbyist Report And Record Keeping -
- Periodic Lobbyists Reports
Last week, 16 Democratic Senators sent a letter on regulation of payroll cards to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) Director Richard Cordray and Department of Labor (“DOL”) Acting Secretary Seth Harris. The letter...more
Last month, the Connecticut state legislature passed a bill that would have regulated the use of noncompete agreements....more
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