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European Union Sanctions Against Russia - September 2014 Expansion of Sanctions

As NATO and the EU seeks to increase pressure on Russia and the Crimea, the EU expanded its sanctions against Russia on 12 September. This is the latest in a series of measures introduced since March in response to the...more

Managing Risk in an Inhospitable Environment: The Restaurant and Hospitality Industries are an Alluring Destination for Cyber...

The recent onslaught of cybersecurity incidents and payment card thefts dominate daily headlines and have captured the nation’s attention—from the diner whose credit card was compromised during a data breach to the President...more

Specific Steps Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers Should Take in Response to the SEC’s Cybersecurity Initiative

On April 15, 2014 the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) released a Risk Alert announcing its Cybersecurity Initiative....more

Insurance Coverage Available For Bitcoin Deposits – Devil Is In The Details

Elliptic, a London-based digital virtual currency services firm, announced this week that it has secured insurance coverage through Lloyd’s of London for Bitcoin deposits made into its “deep cold storage” vault. This is an...more

APRA Releases Prudential Practice Guide On Managing Data Risk

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority ("APRA") has issued the final version of its new prudential practice guide, "Prudential Practice Guide CPG 235 - Managing Data Risk" ("Data Guide"). The Data Guide aims to assist...more

Vermont and North Dakota Amend Breach-Notice Laws

On May 13, 2013, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed H.513 into law. The new law includes an amendment to Vermont’s Security Breach Notice Act, 9 V.S.A. § 2435. Previously, under § 2435, Vermont-regulated financial...more

King & Spalding's Measure: The Middle East Quarterly Bulletin - Summer 2013

In This Issue: - Europe’s First Subordinated Tier 2 Sukuk: Asya Sukuk Company Limited - Amendments to the SCA Regulations in the UAE - Regulation Key to Dubai Real Estate Strength - Gulf Property Investors...more

Legal Alert: New York Department of Financial Services Issues 308 Request on Cyber Threats

On May 28, 2013, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) sent inquiries to 31 of the largest life, health and property/casualty insurance companies pursuant to its authority under Section 308 of the New York...more

New York Investigates Insurance Companies’ Cyber Security

On May 28, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an inquiry into the measures employed by insurance companies to protect their customers and companies from cyber threats....more

Dialog between Regulators and Insurers Is Imperative in Response to Requests for Information Concerning Cybersecurity

The State of New York has launched an investigation into the policies and procedures established by New York’s largest insurance companies to secure their electronic systems from unauthorized access. Through the use of...more

Final Sunshine Act Arrives: Now the Hard Part

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the final regulations on the U.S. Sunshine Act on February 8, 2013. Transparency Reports and Reporting of Physician Ownership or Investment Interests, 78 Fed. Reg....more

CMS Publishes Final Sunshine Act Rule Creating New Regulatory Landscape for Physician-Manufacturer Interactions

Originally published in the Health Care Fraud Report, 17 HFRA 219, on 03/06/2013. The final rule (the ‘‘Final Rule’’) implementing the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (‘‘Sunshine Act’’), published in the Federal...more

Are Compliance Officers Getting Paid Their Worth?

The NAVEX Global-sponsored 2012 SCCE (Ethics & Compliance Industry) Salary Survey was released this week (download report). In the executive summary, SCCE CEO Roy Snell highlights the necessity that the broader industry has...more

New Law Expands Scope of Iran Sanctions In New Ways

As the new year brings in a new term for the Obama Administration, the pace of Iran sanctions shows no sign of slowing. As we reported in October and November, Washington’s commitment to denying Iran the ability to advance...more

E-Signatures: Zulkiewski v. American General Life Insurance Company

Ronald Zulkiewski had a life insurance policy when he died, but because beneficiary changes had been made on the policy before his death, his mother and his wife disputed the rights to the insurance proceeds. The dispute...more

Importance Of Procuring Cybersecurity Insurance Coverage

Originally published in Law360, New York (June 29, 2012, 1:04 PM ET) The recent data breach at Global Payments Inc., which has contracts to handle the processing of credit and debit card transactions, has again focused...more

Public Companies Must Disclose Cyber-Liability Risks - Perspectives on Insurance Recovery Newsletter - Summer 2012

If you thought you did not need cyber insurance before, Uncle Sam may cause you to think otherwise. On October 13, 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Division of Corporation Finance issued guidance on...more

Jump-Starting Biomedical Research and Development: Health Care Reform Provides Tax Credits

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Pub. L. No. 111-148), will do much to expand health insurance coverage to the majority of Americans and improve access to high quality health care services. In addition to...more

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