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Investment Management Update- 2014 Election Impact
Trial by Jury: Why It Matters in a Democratic Society
Busy Days For Voting Rights Advocates, Thanks to SCOTUS
Polsinelli Podcast - Republicans Gain Control of the U.S. Senate - How That May Impact Health Reform
Karl Rove's Efforts to "Buy" Courts Harmed America, Says Legendary Attorney
Crisis at the Border Shows Problems in US Immigration Law
Are Criminal Laws the Right Response to Revenge Porn?
Why Does BigLaw Have So Few Black Partners?
Aquila on M&A: Dealmaking is Back
Schoenbrod: SCOTUS Ruling Helps EPA Deal With a "Stupid Statute"
ATL Law School Rankings: All About The Jobs
What Comes Next in Derivatives Regulation?
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
Not long after President Obama expressed the desire that the Department of Labor (DOL) implement a fiduciary rule for brokers who work on retirement plans; did one of Wall Street’s paid minions strike back....more
The Impact of Regulation on Community Banks: Harvard Study and Senate Banking Committee Hearing Highlight Differing Views. FDIC Director of Risk Management Supervision Doreen Eberley testified last week before the Senate...more
As we enter the run-up to the General Election in May, private equity funds and their managers might want to consider what the possible tax implications of a new Government might be both for the managers of their portfolio...more
Earlier this week, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) released an update on the status of Draft Rule G-42, which outlines the duties of non-solicitor municipal advisors. The MSRB indicated that it has further...more
In this issue:
- SEC and NYSE Developments
- Noteworthy US Securities Law Litigation
- Recent SEC/DOJ Enforcement Matters
- Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Developments
The House of Representatives passed legislation that could loosen some of the restrictions imposed by Dodd-Frank on big banks. The bill, Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Businesses Burden Act, passed by a margin of...more
On January 21, the Committee on Financial Services, in a voice vote, agreed to a new oversight plan that identifies the areas that the Committee and its subcommittees plan to oversee during the 114th Congress. Notable...more
The House Financial Services Committee voted unanimously today to approve the Committee’s oversight plan for the 114th Congress. The plan provides that the Committee intends to continue its close examination of the...more
The House of Representatives recently passed, by a vote of 271-154, legislation that includes a delay in the implementation of the Volcker Rule until 2019. The proposed change would add two years to the maximum extension...more
The U.S. House of Representatives on January 14, 2015, voted (271-154) to pass H.R. 37, the “Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act.” If enacted, the bill, among other things, would extend the Volcker...more
The executive order bans the export of goods, technology, and services to the Crimea region of Ukraine, but that’s not all it does.
On December 19, 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama issued Executive Order #13685,...more
Today, the House voted (271-154) to pass H.R. 37, titled “Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act.” Among other things, the bill includes a number of measures that correct issues arising in the JOBS...more
I continue to be shocked at CalPERS’ vitriolic approach towards the press. In the last 12 months, CalPERS has taken on The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, several California metropolitan newspapers, several local newspapers,...more
The political gamesmanship has begun. According to Maxine Walters “Republicans attempted to move a package of 11 bills that contained controversial changes to provisions relating to derivatives and Volcker rule. The...more
2014 was a very active year for financial regulation in the European Union (EU). There was a push to finalise much of the outstanding primary legislation on the regulatory reform agenda in advance of the European...more
Welcome to the December 2014 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
This month on the anticorruption front, a major cosmetics retailer as well as its subsidiary pleads guilty to...more
The ability of corporations to impose liability on shareholders through bylaws and charter provisions has been the subject of much debate recently. On May 8, 2014, the Supreme Court of Delaware held in ATP Tour, Inc. v....more
On December 16, 2014, President Barack Obama signed into law a bill that lessens the impact of Section 716 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, more commonly known as the “Swaps Push-Out...more
If the current 113th Congress is any measure, we can expect the coming 114th Congress to introduce and promote bills seeking, among other matters, to facilitate capital formation, to correct oversights in the original JOBS...more
The Insurance Capital Standards Clarification Act of 2014 has been presented to President Obama for signature. The bill will:
Add language to Section 171 of Dodd-Frank to clarify that, in establishing minimum capital...more
A bill has been presented to President Obama for signature that will make more small bank holding companies eligible for regulatory relief. The bill directs the Federal Reserve to increase the qualifying asset threshold of...more
The Corporations Amendment (Publish What You Pay) Bill 2014 (Cth) (Bill) is currently before the Senate. If passed, it will amend the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) to require:
- Australian companies involved in...more
As long as there are governments, there will be government corruption. The temptations to abuse power are never going away, and neither is human frailty, which means government ethics will remain an important issue for, well,...more
As noted in this Reuters post, the Council of Institutional Investors, along with a number of individual pension funds and other institutional investors, have chimed in on the debate currently roiling the Delaware bar over...more
Today the House of Representatives approved several bills including these two, which we have previously commented on...more
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