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
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 40, Interview with Adam Turteltaub
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 3-Interview with Marie Patterson, Vice President of Marketing for Hiperos
Early this month, the United States Supreme Court invalidated federal aggregate limits on individual political contributions in the case McCutcheon et al. v. Federal Election Commission....
...In McCutcheon, the Court...more
The NY State Legislature and Governor Cuomo enacted a new State budget on April 1, and with it, enabling legislation that includes changes in NY’s campaign finance law. In addition to new independent expenditure disclosure...more
In an attempt to strengthen European Union (EU) sanctions targeting misappropriation of Ukrainian state funds, the EU has added another four names to the existing list of individuals subject to an asset freeze. These...more
On April 1, 2014, the German cabinet (Bundeskabinett) agreed upon a draft bill on combating late payment in commercial transactions in order to transform certain articles of the Directive 2011/7/EU1 into German law. The...more
In this issue:
- The 113th Congress
- The Administration
- Securities and Exchange Commission
- Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
- Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)
On April 2, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), joined by Congressmen Scott Garrett (R-NJ) and Ed Royce (R-CA), urged FHFA Director Mel Watt to continue the FHFA’s five-year-old policy of...more
Pundits have alternatively saluted and denounced the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last week striking down aggregate campaign contribution limits as unconstitutional. Few, however, have addressed the decision’s impact on...more
Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House.
Governor Vetoes Medicaid Expansion Legislation -
On April 9th, Governor vetoed LD 1487, a...more
After demonstrating hope, resolve, and bipartisanship with the passage of a 12 bill omnibus for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014, Senate Appropriations Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski and House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers have set a...more
A bill to require the CFPB to establish a small business advisory board was recently introduced by Republican Congressmen Robert Pittenger and Denny Heck....more
Effective June 1, 2014, the Public Trust Act included in this year’s State Budget legislation redefines “Independent Expenditures” (IEs) in state and local elections. The new definition includes expenditures conveyed to 500...more
What is the status of the evolving international sanctions against Ukraine and Russia?
Since the recent escalation of the Ukraine crisis in March, there have been almost daily developments regarding economic sanctions...more
As we previously reported, the House Financial Services Committee has been interested in the specific methodology and metrics used by the CFPB in its disparate impact analysis under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and...more
The Federal Election Commission's revised federal contribution limits for 2013-2014 removed any reference to the biennial aggregate limit which was recently stuck down by the Supreme Court in McCutcheon v. FEC. ...more
Last week the Federal Election Commission held an executive session on April 1 and an open meeting on April 3. It adopted a revised Advisory Opinion regarding the use of dormant funds by the Solano County Democratic Central...more
The House and Senate were both in session this week. The White House reported Tuesday that 7.1 million people signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, meeting their original target for enrollment before...more
On April 2, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States rendered the McCutcheon decision, addressing the facial validity of Section 203 of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (the “BCRA”). This case involved a...more
The pressure on Russia continues to build. As we previously reported here and here, throughout March, the United States and other Western powers implemented a series of sanctions against individuals and entities deemed to be...more
On April 2, the United States Supreme Court released its much-anticipated decision in McCutcheon v. FEC, 572 U.S. __ (2014). The case was closely watched because it presented the Court the opportunity to revisit the framework...more
This Tuesday, April 8, the House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing entitled “Who’s in Your Wallet: Examining How Washington Red Tape Impairs Economic Freedom.”
On April 2, 2014, the United States Supreme Court held in a 5-4 decision that aggregate contribution limits, those limits placed on an individual’s overall direct contributions during a two-year election cycle, were...more
On March 27, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, released draft legislation to reform the housing finance market. Congresswoman Waters also released a summary of the...more
On April 3, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Support for the Sovereignty, Integrity, Democracy, and Economic Stability of Ukraine Act of 2014 (the “Act”). The Act supplements the three Executive Orders authorizing...more
In this issue:
- Supreme Court Strikes Down Cap on Total Individual Contributions, Aftershocks Likely to Have Bigger Impact than Ruling Itself
- Upcoming Event
- Excerpt from Supreme Court Strikes Down...more
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