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Draft Appropriations Bill Seeks to De-Fund Various Regulatory Efforts

A draft House appropriations bill to fund various federal agencies, including the Department of Labor, for Fiscal Year 2016 includes several provisions that would effectively halt a number of controversial regulatory efforts....more

SBA's Proposed Rule Provides Guidelines on the Common Administrative Services Exception to Affiliation for All Tribal Entities

The SBA’s February 2015 proposed rule concerning the expanded mentor-protégé program received much attention and analysis, much (deservedly) focused on the new program. However, one aspect of the proposed rule could, if made...more

Drilling Down on Transparency: Quebec Introduces Bill Requiring Reporting For Mining, Oil & Gas Industries

On June 11, 2015, Quebec’s Minister for Mines introduced a bill before the Quebec National Assembly that proposes to impose mandatory reporting requirements on businesses operating in the mining and oil and gas sectors. The...more

Alaska Legislature Approves Lower Quorum Requirements for Alaska Native Corporations

The Alaska state legislature recently passed a bill reducing quorum requirements for certain Alaska Native Corporations at their annual shareholder meetings. Under HB 149, which is expected to be signed into law by Alaska...more

Update: Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act Now In Force

The Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (ESTMA) came into force on June 1, 2015. ESTMA is designed to reduce international corruption by enacting reporting obligations with respect to payments made to foreign and...more

Report from SBREFA Panel on Payday, Title and Installment Loans

Wednesday, I had the opportunity to participate as an advisor to a small entity representative (“SER”) at the small business review panel on payday, title and installment loans. The meeting was held in the Treasury Building’s...more

The Definitive Guide To Igaming In The United States

In this issue: - Introduction - Business Opportunities In Igaming - The Critical Role Of The Land-Based Casinos - As Conduits For Igaming - As Partners With Igaming Operators -...more

Understanding SBA’s Proposed Rule Changes For The Mentor-Protégé Program And Limitations On Subcontracting

In This Presentation: - Two new proposed rules from SBA: - Mentor-protégé program for all small businesses - Limitations on subcontracting - Both rulemakings contain many other proposals that...more

SBA Proposed Rule Outlines New Mentor-Protégé Program for All Small Businesses - Impacts to All SBA Contracting Programs,...

The Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a long-awaited notice of proposed rule-making (NPRM) providing for a new mentor-protégé program that will be available to all small businesses. The proposed rule was released on...more

Tribal Corporate Bankruptcy Petition Raises Issues of First Impression for Bankruptcy Court

On March 4, 2013, ‘SA’ NYU WA, Inc., a tribally-chartered corporation wholly owned by the Hualapai Indian Tribe, filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona. This is a...more

John Ruggie Gives Opening Address at U.N. Forum on Business and Human Rights

On December 4 and 5, more than 1,000 participants from 85 countries gathered for the first U.N. Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland. The Forum focused on “trends and challenges” in the implementation of...more

Pryor Cashman Files Complaint in Federal Court on Behalf of Client Gerald Celente Against Google Inc.

Pryor Cashman filed a complaint today in federal court in the Southern District of New York on behalf of client Gerald Celente, an internationally recognized trend forecaster, against Google Inc. and David Chekroun, who...more

Tribal Gaming Enterprise Held Ineligible to File for Chapter 11

Since the passage of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act in 1988, casinos owned by Native American tribes have proliferated across tribal lands and have generated billions of dollars in revenue annually. While casinos such as...more

The Revised Equator Principles Call on Companies to Seek Free, Prior, and Informed Consent. Next up: Governments?

The new draft Equator Principles reflect and build upon the IFC Performance Standards’ requirement that companies obtain the free, prior, and informed consent ("FPIC") of indigenous peoples for development projects. This...more

MoFo New York Tax Insights - June 2011 - Volume 2, Issue 6

In this issue: Interview with Nonie Manion; Tribunal Upholds Forced Combination of Bank’s Investment Subsidiary; Update: Cigarette Sales on Reservations; ALJ Accepts Vendor’s Proof of Resales; Telecom Equipment “Shelters”...more

9th Circuit Affirms Judgment for Teck Alaska in Title VII Shareholder Preference Suit -Court validates ANCSA shareholder...

In Conitz v. Teck Alaska, a case involving shareholder preferences closely watched by ANCSA corporations and others, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit issued a brief unpublished decision affirming the district...more

Are ANCSA Corporations subject to GINA?

In November 2010, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued its final regulations governing Title II of the Genetic Information Nondisclosure Act (GINA) (Title II establishes GINA’s employment-related...more

The importance and benefits of Microsavings for MFI's

What can Microsavings do to diminish poverty? Microsavings options are typically offered in developing and developed countries as a way to encourage saving for education and other future investments. American Conference...more

BMG v Chukchansi - Stanley

Petition for Rehearing en banc - Opposition

10th Circuit Court of Appeals Reversed and Remanded, agreeing with our appeal that tribal sovereign immunity is not waived by a casino employee's action in an intellectual property matter...more

Implementing a Corporate Free, Prior, and Informed Consent Policy: Benefits and Challenges

Table of Contents I. Executive Summary...4 II. The Evolution of Free, Prior, And Informed Consent in International Law and Voluntary Initiatives...9 A. International Legal Standards...9 B. Standards Directly Applicable to...more

How Lula Is Making Brazil into a New America and a World Power

In 2006, we prepared a paper, initially published at site www.brazzil.com. We outlined the way we then perceived deep changes in a short term in Brazil and made a prediction on the evolution of Brazil in several...more

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