What Comes Next in Derivatives Regulation?
The Deal Video: Pepper Hamilton's Ed Dartley Talks Valuations
The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA): Recap and What to Expect in 2014
Polsinelli Podcast - The State of Bank Deals in 2014
Thomson Reuters Session 2: Investment Management, Hedge Funds and Registered Mutual Funds: What's Happening Now?
Thomson Reuters Session 1: Investment Management, Hedge Funds and Registered Mutual Funds: What's Happening Now?
Not Dead Yet? How BigLaw's Best Firms Are Finding Growth
The FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 66, Visit with Virna De Palma from TRACE
Did the IRS Just Help or Hurt the Bitcoin Economy?
Legal Tech Startups: Separating Hype from Opportunity
Polsinelli Podcast - Claims Trading: Opportunity or Hazard?
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 43, Interview with Neil Swidey, author of Trapped Under the Sea
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 42, Interview with Patrick Taylor of Oversight Systems on Transaction Monitoring
Zimmermann: Dewey Charges Send 'Warning' To Struggling Law Firms
New Manager Forum Panel III – Post-launch Matters
New Manager Forum Panel II – Launch Issues
New Manager Forum Panel I - Critical Pre-launch Considerations
Highlights from the Oral Argument in Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund
Episode 41-Interview with John Champion, leadership lessons from Captain Kirk
The SEC plans to examine the cybersecurity practices of over 50 registered broker-dealers and investment advisers. The SEC announced its plan in an April 15, 2014 Risk Alert, which closely follows the March 26 Cybersecurity...more
Yesterday, the Department of Business Oversight issued this cautionary guidance for consumers regarding virtual currencies. However, amidst the warnings, the Department disclosed that “California has been working with...more
In This Issue:
- FATCA Update: IRS Releases New Regulations, New Forms, and New IGAs
- No Rule Policy on MLPs
- IRS Introduces New Grandfather Rule for Equity-Linked Instruments Under Section 871(m)
On April 7, the FDIC reissued, as attachments to FIL-13-2014, three technology outsourcing resources. The documents, which the FDIC describes as containing “practical ideas for banks to consider when they engage in technology...more
The SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, or OCIE, previously announced that its 2014 Examination Priorities included a focus on technology, including cybersecurity preparedness. OCIE has issued a Risk...more
The latest salvo in the Target data breach litigation is a class action brought by credit card issuing banks advancing a creative and somewhat misleading construction of the Minnesota’s Plastic Card Security Act. The banks...more
Starting with the Securities and Exchange Commission's January 2014 announcement that cybersecurity is a priority in its National Examination Program, SEC Chair Mary Jo White and others at the SEC have continued to stress the...more
On Wednesday, March 26, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission conducted a roundtable discussion on cybersecurity and the issues and challenges cyber-threats present for public companies, exchanges, and market...more
On March 8, the Digital Asset Transfer Authority (DATA), a trade group launched last year and tasked by its members with “leading regulatory, best practices and consumer protection initiatives for companies in the emerging...more
Background — We have analyzed the terms of venture financings for Israeli and Israeli-related technology companies that reported raising money during 2013. Our survey does not include financing rounds of less than US...more
The Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), amended the Iran personal communications General License D-1 (GL D-1) on Feb. 7, 2014, expanding, clarifying and superseding the May 2013 General...more
In Patco Construction Co., Inc. v. People's United Bank, a federal court ruled that failing to review and respond to security alerts may render a bank's information security procedures commercially unreasonable. In...more
On Monday, January 27, 2013, Charlie Shrem, the 24 year old CEO of BitInstant and Vice Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation, was arrested for his role operating a Bitcoin exchange service popular among users of Silk Road....more
We attended yesterday the 2014 Disruption Day (thank you Digital Magics!). Here are some of the giveaways.
It is great to feel some positive vibes for start-ups and incubators. Despite the overall economic crisis in...more
According to the MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), venture capitalists invested $29.4 billion in 3,995 deals in 2013, an increase of 7% in dollars and a 4%...more
On 21 May 2013, the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan adopted the Law “On Personal Data” (the “Personal Data Law”), which entered into force on 25 November 2013.
The Personal Data Law affects all commercial and...more
Young companies are always looking for sources of capital, but many are unaware of funding sources provided by governmental programs. These programs are typically targeted at specific sectors and are intended to create jobs...more
On December 16, the CFPB announced a civil lawsuit against a California-based online loan servicer and its owner, subsidiary, and affiliate for allegedly violating the Consumer Financial Protection Act by collecting money...more
As has been widely reported, the popular retail giant Target announced yesterday that it suffered a data breach impacting approximately 40 million credit and debit card accounts used in Target stores across the country...more
Hong Kong introduces a new electronic trading regulatory regime with effect from 1 January 2014, when all licensed and registered persons in Hong Kong that conduct electronic trading of securities and futures contracts listed...more
Bitcoins are a digital currency and have become widespread on the Internet and some companies have begun to accept these items as payment for real goods and services. At the time of writing, Bitcoins are not explicitly and...more
The FRB issued guidance on managing outsourcing risks (the “Guidance”), intended to highlight the potential risks arising from the use of third-party service providers, describe the components of an appropriate service...more
In the past, critics of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) have alleged that the DSS requirements either (1) provide little more than a minimal baseline for security with a “check-the-box” compliance...more
In This Issue:
- About our mining sector
- Take or Pay Contracts, a double-edged sword
- Africa Rising
- Protect, Respect and Remedy – Human Rights and the Mining Industry
- Mine Your Own...more
The FRB issued guidance on managing outsourcing risks, intended to highlight the potential risks arising from the use of service providers, describe the components of an appropriate service provider risk management program,...more
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