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Dewey's Bankruptcy Lawyer: More Large Law Firms Will Fail
Bill on Bankruptcy: The Market's Unquenchable Thirst for Junk
License to travel: how regulation is benefiting business abroad
Greenberger: Derivatives Legislation Would Seriously Weaken Dodd-Frank
Bill on Bankruptcy: Lehman Test Case on Judicial Nullification
S&C's Cohen: Brown-Vitter Punishes Banks For Being Big
Cohen: Cyprus Is Not A Template For Future Restructurings
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
Buying and Selling Businesses in Today's Economy, Stephen Opler
Bill on Bankruptcy: Kodak Plan Bumps the Debt, Craters Stock
Deloitte: Turnarounds and Democracy Don't Mix
Lessons Learned from the Parker Drilling DPA and Ralph Lauren NPA
Zimmermann: Up to 20% of AmLaw 200 "Badly Weakened"
Bill on Bankruptcy: Lawyers Easily Make Simple Words Complicated
The New Normal: Taking Responsibility for Your Vendors
Raj Mahajan, Allston Trading CEO, Talks HFT and the Business of Prop Trading
Hot Topics for Waste-to-Energy Investors and Developers
Bill on Bankruptcy: Easterbrook Turns the Tide on Student Loans
Konczal: Dodd-Frank Reforms Get Roughed Up in Court
Bill on Bankruptcy: ResCap Report, a Bargain at $83 Million
I’ve been seeing an increasing number of references to Bitcoin and other forms of virtual or crypto currencies in the news. For example, Jeffrey Sparshott and Robin Sidel of the Wall Street Journal reported last week that...more
The constitutionality of President Obama’s recess appointment of Richard Cordray as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) is being challenged in a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the...more
It’s been three years, but the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Comm’n, 558 US 50 (2010) continues to foment a fierce debate about corporate political spending. In February, Representative Adam...more
Yesterday, Broc Romanek noted the continuing interest in mandating disclosure of political spending by corporations. See Battle Lines Being Drawn: Political Spending Disclosures. We are also seeing activity here in...more
On December 28, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a district court holding that a bankruptcy trustee lacked standing to sue former directors of an insolvent bank holding company for alleged...more
On December 21, 2012, the Franchise Tax Board ("FTB") released Notice 2012-03 (the "FTB Notice"), which notice outlines the procedures the FTB will apply in response to the Court of Appeal's recent decision in Cutler v....more
Two U.S. Supreme Court cases long ago confirmed that Social Security is an unfunded federal welfare program. One writer at the Wall Street Journal has apparently yet to get the message. ...more
In 1941, Robert Noble, Ellis O. Jones and several other individuals were indicted for violating California’s Subversive Organization Registration Law. The defendants were active in a pro-German group called the Friends of...more
In the recent case of Re FIA Leveraged Fund the Grand Court considered whether an in specie distribution properly discharged the Fund’s liability to redeeming investors.
Rather like the recent Weavering decision, the...more
Last month the Securities and Exchange Commission announced the formation of a new Investment Advisory Committee. Section 911 of the Dodd-Frank Act created the committee to advise the SEC on:
In this issue:
- SEC Issues Additional Guidance on Emerging Growth Companies
- CFTC Issues Proposed Interpretative Statement
- CFTC to Hold Public Meeting to Consider a Final Rule
- CME Issues Advisory...more
The Governor’s Reorganization Plan would demote the Department of Corporations and the Department of Financial Institutions to the status of divisions within the new Department of Business Oversight. The new DBO would report...more
Article IV, Section 12(a) of the California Constitution requires the Governor to submit to the legislature a proposed budget for the ensuing fiscal year within the first ten days of the calendar year. Governor Jerry Brown...more
Since the foundational administrative law case of Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council (1984), courts have given significant deference to executive agency interpretations of federal law. United States v. Home Concrete...more
As protestors across America condemn Wall Street for its greed and corruption, the Supreme Court has an opportunity to examine a ruling that holds some of Wall Street's biggest regulators immune from suit. In 2006, the...more
$499 Bankruptcy – Is that for real????
$499, $899, low price, or free bankruptcy advice were a few of the advertisements I saw while searching bankruptcy terms today on Google. Most of these ads were appearing in the Google...more
What’s included in the attorney fees I’m paying?
What are you paying for when you hire an attorney? You are paying for the attorney’s time, expertise and for service to start with. Almost all of my cases are handled on a...more
California’s Uniform Limited Partnership Act of 2008, commonly known as Re-RULPA, established a mechanism by which partners can avoid a judicial dissolution of the partnership by purchasing for cash the partnership interest...more
The competitiveness of capital markets in the United States and the impact of regulations on capital raising activities by emerging companies have been put in the spotlight again by recent correspondence between Congressman...more
The California Constitution covers many things – everything from the right of privacy (Art. I, Sec. 1) to the rate of interest that may be imposed on a loan or forbearance (Art. XV).
Occasionally, I’m asked about how to...more
The recent US Chamber experience is a teachable moment for
Since the Supreme Court held earlier this year that the First Amendment allows corporations and associations to play a more direct role in...more
The Netherlands Antilles dissolved on October 10, 2010. Curaçao and St. Maarten have become independent countries within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, while Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba have become part of the...more
In a decision that was handed down on June 30, 2010, a United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio has ruled that HUD's sham joint venture guidelines, as contained in HUD's RESPA Statement of Policy 1996-2...more
On June 24, 2010, the Supreme Court released its much anticipated decision in the prosecution of former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling, sharply curtailing the scope of the federal “honest services” fraud statute. The statute,...more
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