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TechConnect - Your Law Firm Link to Industry News - September 2016

Letter from the Editors - Dear Readers, The world of raising capital for emerging companies has experienced a revolution. Prior to the enactment of the JOBS Act in 2012, raising capital for private companies was...more

NASAA Publishes Fraud Alert for EB-5 Investors

Recently, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), which is the oldest international organization devoted to investor protection, published an investor advisory for potential investors in EB-5...more

CFPB releases issue brief on financial education programs serving immigrant populations

The CFPB has released an “issue brief” entitled “Financial Education Programs Serving Immigrant Populations.”  The report is intended “to raise visibility about the financial education challenges that many immigrants face.”...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - February 2016

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Common Ground - Negotiating Reasonable Deal Terms (may require free registration) - Any number of terms can be critical to a good deal. Christoper...more

Israel Connect - Legal Insight for Success in the US Market

We are excited to present you with the second issue of Israel Connect — our quarterly newsletter focused on forging new connections and strengthening existing bonds between Israeli businesses and the US market. In our second...more

Update on Significant DOT, FAA and Other Federal Agencies’ Aviation-Related Regulatory Actions - December 2015

This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update includes looming revisions to the Visa Waiver Program, DOT’s plans for an additional round of new regulations on disabled passenger-related issues, the FAA’s new...more

CFPB issues financial guides for new immigrants

The CFPB recently announced that it has developed “the Newcomer’s Guides to Managing Money to provide recent immigrants with straightforward information about basic money decisions.” According to the CFPB, each guide...more

Employment Law - April 2015 #2

LinkedIn Search Doesn’t Implicate FCRA, California Court Rules - Why it matters: Granting LinkedIn’s motion to dismiss, a federal court judge in California held that LinkedIn users could not sue the site for...more

Hiring Without Employment Law Headaches: Five Tips for Employers

On Friday, I had the opportunity to speak to the Human Resource Association of Greater New Haven. My sincere thanks to them for the invitation. The group asked me to talk about various legal traps employers face in the...more

CFPB Joins Forces with FDIC on Spanish-Language Tool to Prevent Senior Financial Abuse

Recently the CFPB joined the FDIC’s program against financial abuse of senior citizens by cooperating on the creation of a Spanish language tool for Hispanic seniors. We have previously blogged about the CFPB’s initiatives to...more

Alert – New Scam Targets Indian H-1b Applicants

Beware of a new scam, experienced by our clients and confirmed to have occurred by the American Immigration Lawyers Association to employees of other Indian companies. Callers, posing as officers of U.S. Citizenship and...more

ICE Seizes Counterfeit Domain Names

On December 2, U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations announced in a press release that 706 domain names set up to “dupe” consumers into buying counterfeit goods had been seized by...more

Should California Provide Drivers' Licenses Regardless of Immigration Status? A public safety and uninsured-motorist perspective

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney and Uninsured/Underinsured motorist expert Barry P. Goldberg contends that regardless of whether one sides with various liberal immigration policies or stricter (yet seldom enforced)...more

USCIS and SEC Stakeholder Engagement: EB-5 Investments and Implications under Federal Securities Law

By Wassem M. Amin, Esq. On April 3, 2013, USCIS and the SEC held a joint conference call to discuss what aspects of federal securities law are implicated by EB-5 Investments, as it relates to both the issuer and the...more

You should be alarmed by the Decline in Vehicle Seizures in Los Angeles—More Illegal, Unlicensed and Uninsured Drivers are on the...

It is no coincidence that serious accidents involving uninsured motorists are on the rise. This dangerous situation is now being fueled by vague and misguided policies which eliminates vehicle impounds for unlicensed and...more

LICENSES FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS---IT’S A SAFETY AND UNINSURED MOTORIST ISSUE FOR ALL DRIVERS! FORGET ABOUT ILLEGAL ALIEN----BE...

In California, illegal unlicensed aliens are three times more likely to cause a fatal collision than the rest of the motoring public. This recent statistic has revived public outcry to have all California drivers licensed...more

EPIC, ACLU, EFF, and Others Urge Homeland Security to Stop Creation of National Identity System

EPIC and a coalition of privacy, consumer rights, and civil rights organizations filed a statement to the Department of Homeland Security in opposition to the proposed expansion of the employment verification system,...more

Counties have 30 days to remark on Nation trust

Seneca and Cayuga counties have 30 days to respond, now that the Cayuga Indian Nation has submitted its application to have its land there placed into federal trust. Leaders in both counties were notified Monday by the...more

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