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Lessons Learned from the BizJet Executives FCPA Enforcement Actions
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Buchheit: Cyprus Could Need a Second Bailout
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Bill on Bankruptcy: How Purchasers of AMR Stock Made a Killing
SEC News - Five Year Enforcement Limitation, FCPA Charges for Foreign Nationals, More...
Could A US-EU Free Trade Deal Harm The WTO?
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Aquila: M&A Looking Up in 2013; "The Negatives Are Built In"
Next Step in Airline M&A: Cross-Border Deals
More Law Firm Mergers in 2013
Transaction Monitoring Under the FCPA
The Corporate Law Report: First-to-File Patents, Hiring for Cultural Fit, Roth Conversions Post-Fiscal Cliff, and Global Corporate Insights
Federal Economic Espionage Act Overview
The Eli Lilly FCPA Enforcement Action-Lessons Learned
(LONDON) We recently wrote that a crucial committee vote on the new EU Data Protection Regulation had been pushed back until May 29-30. The vote has been delayed again until an unspecified future date, although Jan Phillip...more
On March 22, Senators Max Baucus (D-MT) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the Chairman and Ranking Member, respectively, of the Senate Committee on Finance, sent a letter to Ambassador Demetrios Marantis, the Acting United States Trade...more
(LONDON) The draft of the new Data Protection Regulation, the first EU privacy law with highly serious teeth in the form of fines based on global turnover, continues to wend its way through various committees of the European...more
The unconventional hydrocarbon resource boom that hit the US and Europe had gone relatively unnoticed in Russia until recently. Ignoring the world’s fascination with the potential of unconventional resources, Russia...more
The new President of Mexico, Mr. Peña Nieto, has reached an unprecedented multi-party agreement between his party, the Partido Revolucionario Industrial (PRI), and the rest of the major political forces: the Partido Acción...more
On March 7 and 8, 2013, President Obama took two important steps to further U.S. export control reform. First, the President notified Congress of the proposed transfer of certain items relating to aircraft and gas turbine...more
No longer cut from the cloth of 007’s expensive suits, fast cars or well-mixed drinks, present-day espionage is carried out, to a great extent, through computer screens, proxy servers and spoofed e-mail addresses. Dubbed...more
Here at Socially Aware, we report regularly on the difficulties inherent in applying long-established laws to new technologies like social media. An interesting example of this is unfolding in Japan: it concerns a decades-old...more
If you are the CEO of Google, Facebook, Verizon, Comcast, Exxon or Boeing, don’t read this. You have a team of lawyers working for you who have already spent hours analyzing President Obama’s Cybersecurity executive order...more
The White House warned yesterday that hackers and “hacktivist” groups have the intent and capability to target U.S. companies and steal confidential data. A new executive strategy explains that the threat of corporate...more
On February 20, 2013, the White House issued a report outlining a new plan to combat trade secret theft from U.S. businesses. Faced with the escalating theft of U.S. trade secrets and noting “the crucial role of trade...more
In This Issue:
- DOMESTIC POLICY MATTERS -
Congress is in recess this week. The House returns on Monday, and the Senate returns January 21st.
Debt Ceiling, Budget & the Economy. The President’s Fiscal Year...more
On October 8, 2012, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (“the Committee”) published a report declaring two Chinese telecommunication equipment manufacturers, Huawei Technologies Company and ZTE, to be threats...more
In This Issue:
- International Trade And U.S. Manufacturing Get Prime Time Exposure In Second And Third Presidential Debates
- Special Feature: Book Review - Producing Prosperity: Why America Needs a Manufacturing...more
Full text copy of "U.S. National Security Issues Posed by Chinese Telecommunications Companies Huawei and ZTE," the House Committee on Intelligence report that found “the risks associated with [Chinese telecom companies]...more
Google's decision to block access to an anti-Islamic video in Libya and Egypt as a result of widespread violence highlights some of the complex challenges that face companies that host user-generated content. Companies that...more
The European Commission (Commission) has made clear that it is pursuing a broader policy objective of ensuring swift finality to cases in dynamic markets through settlements and commitments. The Commission believes that this...more
In This Issue:
- General Legislative
- Agriculture & Food
- Budget, Appropriations
- Financial Services
- Health Care
- International, Defense,...more
On 15 June 2012, the Council of the European Union (EU) adopted Regulation 509/20121 which implements the additional restrictions against Syria imposed by the Council on 23 April 2012 and amends Regulation 36/20122 to this...more
Since 1999, strict controls on the export of U.S. satellites and satellite components have drastically eroded U.S. manufacturers’ market share in the global satellite industry. On April 18, 2012, the U.S. Departments of State...more
Originally published in Law360, New York May 04, 2012.
Since 1999, strict controls on the export of U.S. satellites and satellite components have drastically eroded U.S. manufacturers’ market share in the global...more
As cybersecurity issues continue to garner headlines, more than half a dozen bills that attempt to address different facets of network security are pending in Congress. Last week, the House of Representatives passed four...more
The White House recently released a new Executive Order imposing sanctions on information technology companies that facilitate certain human rights abuses in Iran and Syria. Released on April 23, the Executive Order...more
On April 23, 2012, in an effort to increase pressure on both the Syrian and Iranian regimes to cease ongoing and intensifying human rights violations facilitated by the abuse of information technology, President Obama issued...more
In March 2012, a resolution was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would urge the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations to oppose any resolution that would regulate the Internet. It is...more
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