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The Appearance of Impropriety

by Ary Rosenbaum on

For some reason, the unincorporated village I live in has its own Sanitation District where a lot of unethical things have gone on in the past where a father and son once ruled with an iron fist. One man challenged the status...more

Advisors Advantage - July 2017

by Ary Rosenbaum on

Creating Content That Will "Click". It will help you in the long run. In the old days, newspaper and television advertising were the way that you could get your message across to potential clients and sources for...more

Advisors Advantage - June 2017

by Ary Rosenbaum on

We Didn't Start The 401(k) Fire; It's Always Been Burning. The problems have always been there. I live in Long Island, so I think by a local law, I have to be a Billy Joel fan. He's not up there with Aerosmith, The...more

Are Forensic Accountants an Attorney’s Silver Bullet?

by Foodman CPAs & Advisors on

From the art of interviewing, to recognizing mathematical irregularities, and following the money, Forensic Accountants are a proven invaluable tool for Attorneys and their clients. “Finding” the money combines the skill...more

This Week in FCPA-Epiode 23, the Wells Fargo edition

by Thomas Fox on

In this week's episode, Jay Rosen and I discuss the following: Show notes for this week’s edition: 1. Tom's week long series on Well’s Fargo scandal. 2. Christina Muehl’s two part series on Corruption, Crime and...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 181-Gar Hurst on Using Social Media Tools In Your Compliance Program

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode I visit with Gar Hurst, a partner at Givens and Johnston, an import/export compliance firm. He and his firm have developed a SW app, which capitalizes on social media concepts to assist his clients in import...more

What is Bitcoin 2.0?

by Mimesis Law on

Jan. 21, 2015 (Mimesis Law) -- Houman Shadab, professor at New York Law School, talks with Lee Pacchia about the concept of Bitcoin 2.0 and the types of opportunities the crypto-currency presents for law students. ...more

Minority Powerbrokers Q&A: Carlton Fields' Ann Black

by Carlton Fields on

Ann Young Black is a shareholder and co-chairwoman of the financial services regulatory practice group at Carlton Fields Jorden Burt PA. She counsels financial services clients on a broad range of insurance, securities and...more

Shareholder Rights Project Rewrites Website

by Allen Matkins on

Last week when I visited the Shareholder Rights Project’s website, I noted that the SRP described itself as “representing and advising five institutional investors, four public pension funds and one foundation”. Not being...more

Davis Polk's Litigation Group Continues to Drive Growth

by Mimesis Law on

Sept. 11, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Thomas Reid, managing partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell, talks with Lee Pacchia about how a busy litigation group and a resurgence in M&A activity has kept his firm on sound financial footing in...more

How Chadbourne & Parke, LLC v. Troice Threatens The Defense Of The Guilty And The Innocent

by Allen Matkins on

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Chadbourne & Parke, LLC v. Troice, 571 U.S. ___ (2014) arose out of the a multibillion dollar Ponzi scheme perpetrated by Allen Stanford. The scheme involved the sale to investors...more

The Importance of a Causation “Defense” In Post-Credit Crisis Investment Litigation

This memo explores the chances of defeating litigation brought by investors who claim injury due to a financial institution’s or investment manager’s conduct during the credit crisis that started in 2007. As these cases...more

The Volcker Rule’s Impact on Foreign Banking Organizations

On Tuesday, December 10, 2013, the three federal banking agencies – the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the “Federal Reserve”), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Federal Deposit...more

Bill on Bankruptcy: ResCap Report, a Bargain at $83 Million

by Bloomberg Law on

April 10 (Bloomberg Law) -- Why the Residential Capital LLC examiner's report will cost almost $83 million is the first item on the new Bloomberg bankruptcy video with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia and Bloomberg News bankruptcy...more

Ritholtz: Insurance Regulators Should Oversee Derivatives

by Bloomberg Law on

March 13 (Bloomberg Law) -- Barry Ritholtz, CEO at Fusion IQ, and Tangent Capital Partners' Bob Rice talk with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the current state of the derivatives market and a recent initiative by ISDA to...more

Bill on Bankruptcy: Rakoff Reverses Himself in Madoff Case

by Bloomberg Law on

Feb. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Judges rarely reverse themselves. When U.S. District Jed Rakoff recanted a ruling he made previously in the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities Inc., the reversal was important...more

Weekly Brief: Will RBS Plead Guilty In LIBOR Scandal?

by Bloomberg Law on

Jan. 31 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the legal news for the week. US authorities are currently trying to get RBS to plead guilty to allegations it took part in the LIBOR rigging scandal. Also,...more

Weekly Brief: Lawyers Advised To Accept New Reality

by Bloomberg Law on

Jan. 17 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the legal news for the week. A new report suggests lawyers need to forget about returning to the economic conditions preceding the Great Recession. Also, RBS...more

Weekly Brief: M&A Heats Up; Intrade Shuts Down; BigLaw Bonuses

by Bloomberg Law on

Nov. 29 (Bloomberg Law) -- The search for life in the M&A universe has yielded some encouraging signs. Deals are back, Dechert M&A partner Bill Lawlor tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia in the Weekly Brief - especially as...more

Weekly Brief: Nonequity Partner Comp, Barclays, Instagramming Ballots

by Bloomberg Law on

Nov. 8 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the week's most important legal news. In a first-of-its-kind survey, American Lawyer magazine reports that compensation for non-equity partners at the...more

Bill on Bankruptcy: NewPage, Dewey, Lehman and more!

by Bloomberg Law on

Oct. 11 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia talks with Bloomberg News bankruptcy columnist and editor-at-large Bill Rochelle about recent developments in bankruptcy law including NewPage, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Lehman,...more

Better Safe Than Sorry

by Melissa Forbes on

As the Eurozone crisis continues to deepen, businesses should consider taking action to protect their position from the potential effects of the continuing drop in the value of the Euro and the possibility that one or more...more

The Euro trade

by Melissa Forbes on

As the Eurozone crisis continues to deepen, businesses should consider taking action to protect their position from the potential effects of the continuing drop in the value of the Euro and the possibility that one or more...more

CISX listing - A Cost Effective Way To Make AIM Shares Eligible For Individual Savings Accounts

by Amedeo Claris on

The Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange is not designated as a "recognised stock exchange" by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). Therefore shares traded on AIM cannot be held in a stocks and shares...more

Working Effectively with Your Lawyer: Don't "Outsource" the Details of Your Deal

by Riggs Davie PLC on

Having an effective relationship with your lawyer involves more than just hiring an attorney who is knowledgable and competent. You must also be able to work with your lawyer in a way that gets a deal done while protecting...more

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