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Sarah Abramson

Advertising News & Analysis - March 14, 2014

In this issue: - FTC Settlement Highlights Lead Generation "Warning Signs" - FTC (Finally) Sounds the Alarm on Endorsements - FTC Set to Review TSR…Again - What International Companies Must Know About…more

Advertising, Endorsements, FTC, Lead Generators, Telemarketing

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David G. Adams

Business News Digest – September 2013

In this issue: - What to Expect When You're Selling Your Company – Indemnification - Association Membership and Program Restrictions and the Antitrust Laws: Don’t Stumble Out of the Gate - CFPB: July…more

Antitrust Provisions, Attorney Disbarrment, Brand, CFPB, China

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Kaveri Arora

Advertising News & Analysis - January 24, 2013

In this issue: - FTC Studies Alcohol Marketing Practices, Prepares Recommendations - FTC’s POM Decision Provides Food for Thought - 10th Circuit Decision Clarifies No ECPA Liability for Behavioral Advertising…more

Advertising, Behavioral Advertising, CIPA, Class Action, ECPA

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Harry Atlas

Association TRENDS 2014 Legal Review

In this issue: - Top 5 Legal Issues of the Past Year - And the horse you rode in on Antitrust and membership restrictions - Employment and benefits developments: Same-sex couples - DOJ rules on…more

Antitrust Litigation, Antitrust Provisions, DOJ, Employee Benefits, IRS

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Michael Baader

Business News Digest – April 2014

In this issue: - Cybersecurity Assessments – Using the Tool Well - A SOX in the Gut: Supreme Court Vastly Expands Workplace "Whistleblower" Law - SEC to Scrutinize Never-Examined Investment Advisers -…more

CFPB, Class Action, Coca Cola, Compliance, Contractors

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Allyson Baker

Business News Digest – April 2014

In this issue: - Cybersecurity Assessments – Using the Tool Well - A SOX in the Gut: Supreme Court Vastly Expands Workplace "Whistleblower" Law - SEC to Scrutinize Never-Examined Investment Advisers -…more

CFPB, Class Action, Coca Cola, Compliance, Contractors

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J. Douglas Baldridge

Advertising News & Analysis - April 17, 2014

In this issue: - Ortiz/Obama Selfie Exposes Social Media's Blurred Lines - DMCA Takedown? Not Without a Registration - Let It Go: A Tale of Assets Unfrozen - Upcoming Events - Excerpt from Let…more

Amazon, Barack Obama, Copyright, Counterfeiting, DMCA

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Marcella Ballard

IP Buzz - March 2014

In this issue: - "CANDY" Crushed - DMCA Takedown? Not Without a Registration - Announcements And Reminders - Excerpt from "CANDY" Crushed: From taxi cabs, to subways, to airplanes, to your…more

Copyright, DMCA, Patents, Trademarks

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Keir Bancroft

Business News Digest – March 2014

In this issue: - Cybersecurity: Coming Soon to a Government Contract Near You - Recent National Defense Authorization Act Presents Opportunities for Small Business Contractors - Iran Sanctions Deal Does Not…more

BIS, Copyright, Cybersecurity, Export Controls, Exports

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Jamie Barnett

Business News Digest – April 2014

In this issue: - Cybersecurity Assessments – Using the Tool Well - A SOX in the Gut: Supreme Court Vastly Expands Workplace "Whistleblower" Law - SEC to Scrutinize Never-Examined Investment Advisers -…more

CFPB, Class Action, Coca Cola, Compliance, Contractors

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Jessie Beeber

Advertising News & Analysis - March 27, 2014

In this issue: - FTC Seeks Comment on Fair Packaging and Labeling Act Rules - Ink Still Drying on Supreme Court's Lexmark Decision - FTC says Weak Disclosures? Special Effects, Too? Nissan's on the Dark Side…more

Advertising, False Advertising, False Claims Act, FTC, Lexmark

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Ellen Traupman Berge

Advertising News & Analysis - April 3, 2014

In this issue: - FTC Releases Fourth Major Study on Alcohol Advertising and Industry Compliance - Plaintiffs' Class Action Bar May Choke on POM Wonderful Decertification Decision - In CFPB Endorsement Row,…more

Advertising, CFPB, Class Action, Decertify, FTC

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Jennifer Spiegel Berman

Business News Digest – October 2013

In this issue: - NIST Holds Fourth Workshop on Cybersecurity Framework - NIST Releases Draft Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework in Advance of Dallas Workshop - SEC Issues Risk Alert on Short…more

Banks, Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Framework, Executive Compensation, Financial Regulatory Reform

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Andrew Bigart

Association TRENDS 2014 Legal Review

In this issue: - Top 5 Legal Issues of the Past Year - And the horse you rode in on Antitrust and membership restrictions - Employment and benefits developments: Same-sex couples - DOJ rules on…more

Antitrust Litigation, Antitrust Provisions, DOJ, Employee Benefits, IRS

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Marina Burton Blickley

Employee Leaves of Absence and Other Accommodations under the Law: What Every Nonprofit Needs to Know

In this presentation: - Americans with Disabilities Act ..Overview & Practical Pointers - Family and Medical Leave Act ..Overview & Practical Pointers - Questions - Excerpt from: Family and…more

ADA, FMLA, Leave of Absence, Non-Profits

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Amanda C. Blunt

Business News Digest – March 2014

In this issue: - Cybersecurity: Coming Soon to a Government Contract Near You - Recent National Defense Authorization Act Presents Opportunities for Small Business Contractors - Iran Sanctions Deal Does Not…more

BIS, Copyright, Cybersecurity, Export Controls, Exports

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James Y. Boland

The Cyberlock Decision: District Court Rules That Non-Specific Teaming Agreements Are Unenforceable

Government contractors will want to review their teaming agreements following the recent decision in Cyberlock Consulting, Inc. v. Info. Experts, Inc.. In Cyberlock, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia…more

Contract Drafting, Contract Interpretation, Contractors, Teaming Agreements

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John Bowman

Credit Scoring in the Twenty-First Century

In this issue: - Introduction - The Issue: Operational Risks Posed by Reliance on a Single Third-Party Credit Scoring Provider - Risks to Financial Regulator - Obstructed Oversight 4 Political Risk…more

Credit Reports, Financial Regulatory Reform, Lenders, Risk Management

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Joanna P. Breslow Boyd

FCPA Snapshot – 2013

SUMMARY - Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement activity in 2013 was robust, with DOJ and the SEC bringing 31 new FCPA enforcement actions, exceeding 2012’s total of 25. Total penalties amounted to more than…more

Compliance, DOJ, Enforcement Actions, EU, FCPA

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Edward Boyle

Advertising News & Analysis - January 16, 2014

In this issue: - It's Time to Comply with CA Do Not Track Disclosure Law - Overstock Deceptive Pricing Decision Hurts Retailers and Consumers - FTC Sweep Targets Deceptive Consumer Lending Ads -…more

Chipotle Grill, Disclosure, Do Not Track, False Advertising, FTC

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Michael Bracken

Business News Digest – February 2013

In this issue: - What You Need to Know About the Proposed Maryland Investment Tax Credit for Cybersecurity - Trade Secret Legislation May Increase Infringement Claims and Lead to a Private Right of Action -…more

Antitrust Conspiracies, CIPA, Class Action, Class Certification, Cybersecurity

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Gregory Braker

Business News Digest – May 2013

In this issue: - Does the SEC Like Social Media? Understanding the Application of Regulation FD to Social Media - NIST Holds First Workshop on Executive Order Cybersecurity Framework - Jumpstart Our Business…more

Cybersecurity, Energy Efficiency, EPA, JOBS Act, NIST

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Kristen Brown

Advertising News & Analysis - February 6, 2014

In this issue: - Announcement - Avoid Brand Fumbles When Marketing During Championships - It Always Pays to Disclose Connections - Caution is the Name of the Game When a Claim is a Brand Name -…more

Advertising, Brand, Disclosure, Marketing, Online Reviews

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Lauren Brown

Business News Digest – February 2014

In this issue: - Securities Enforcement and Compliance - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Food & Drugs - Government Contracts - Healthcare - Intellectual Property -…more

CFPB, CMS, Compliance, DaimlerChrysler, DaimlerChrysler v Bauman

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Elizabeth Buehler

Equal Pay: Revisiting Federal Contractor Compensation Practices and Policies

On April 8, 2014, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order and a Presidential Memorandum intended to engender pay equality for women and minorities. The Order amends Executive Order 11246 and prohibits federal…more

DOL, Equal Pay, Executive Orders, Federal Contractors, OFCCP

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Nicholas Buell

Business News Digest – February 2014

In this issue: - Securities Enforcement and Compliance - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Food & Drugs - Government Contracts - Healthcare - Intellectual Property -…more

CFPB, CMS, Compliance, DaimlerChrysler, DaimlerChrysler v Bauman

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Robert Burton

Business News Digest – April 2013

In this issue: - Finders May Pose Risk in Private Capital Raising - NIST Holds First Workshop on Executive Order Cybersecurity Framework - NIST Issues Request for Information, Begins Developing Cybersecurity…more

Amgen, Amgen Inc. v Connecticut Retirement Plans, CEQA, CFPB, Clapper v. Amnesty International

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Walter R. Calvert

Business News Digest – November 2013

In this issue: - Banking Committee Focuses on Private-Label Mortgage-Backed Securities Market - SEC Requests Public Comment on OFR Study of Risks in the Asset Management Industry - Broken Windows and Broken…more

Advertising, Asset Management, Compliance, Crowdfunding, Cybersecurity

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Nathaniel Canfield

Business News Digest – November 2013

In this issue: - Banking Committee Focuses on Private-Label Mortgage-Backed Securities Market - SEC Requests Public Comment on OFR Study of Risks in the Asset Management Industry - Broken Windows and Broken…more

Advertising, Asset Management, Compliance, Crowdfunding, Cybersecurity

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Daniel Chammas

Exempt or Non-Exempt? The Ten Most Common Employee Classification Pitfalls Faced by Nonprofits

In this presentation: - How to find and fix common misclassification errors - Common exemptions from the FLSA – Independent contractors – Commissioned salespersons – Seasonal employees – Computer…more

Employment Contract, Exempt-Employees, FLSA, Independent Contractors, Misclassification

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David Cinotti

Business News Digest – February 2014

In this issue: - Securities Enforcement and Compliance - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Food & Drugs - Government Contracts - Healthcare - Intellectual Property -…more

CFPB, CMS, Compliance, DaimlerChrysler, DaimlerChrysler v Bauman

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Emilio W. Cividanes

The Download - February 2014

In this issue: - Heard on the Hill - Around the Agencies - White House Developments - Venable News - Excerpt from Heard on the Hill: Congress Holds Hearings on Preventing Data Breaches…more

Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Framework, Data Breach, Data Protection, HUD

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Roger A. Colaizzi

IP Buzz - November 2013

In this issue: - NAD Case Reports in Federal Court: What Evidentiary Value Does a Self-Regulatory Decision Hold? - "Making Sound Business Decisions: Considerations in Evaluating Whether to Litigate or Settle" at…more

NAD, Patent Infringement, Patent Litigation, Patents, Self-Regulatory Organizations

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Christopher E. Condeluci

Connecting the Dots for Nonprofits on Healthcare Reform: The Exchanges, the Premium Subsidies, and the Employer Mandate

In this presentation: - Introduction - The Exchanges and The Subsidies - Preparing for the Employer Mandate - Employer Strategies - Other Fees and Market Reform - Excerpt from: The…more

Affordable Care Act, Employer Mandates, Health Insurance Exchanges, Healthcare Reform, Non-Profits

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George Constantine

Top 5 Nonprofit Legal Issues of the Past Year

The IRS scandal, diverting assets, ethics and more – the annual list of issues that affected associations and nonprofits in the past year. 1. Nonprofit corporation law changes New York and the District of Columbia…more

Corporate Governance, Ethics, Incorporation, IRS, Non-Profits

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David Conway

Advertising News & Analysis - January 16, 2014

In this issue: - It's Time to Comply with CA Do Not Track Disclosure Law - Overstock Deceptive Pricing Decision Hurts Retailers and Consumers - FTC Sweep Targets Deceptive Consumer Lending Ads -…more

Chipotle Grill, Disclosure, Do Not Track, False Advertising, FTC

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John F. Cooney

Business News Digest – July 2013

In this issue: - CFPB's Office of Enforcement Issues a Bulletin - Court Rules Government Cannot Make "Extortionate Demands" on Persons Seeking Land-Use Permits - DOD Issues Proposed Regulations on the…more

CFPB, Counterfeiting, DOD, Iran Sanctions, Land Developers

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Krista Coons

Keeping Up with Technology and the Law: What Your Nonprofit Should Know about Apps, the Cloud, Information Security, and Electronic Contracting

In this presentation: - Apps - The Cloud - Information Security - Electronic Contracting - Excerpt from: Apps: But, What Exactly Is an App? - A software application designed to run on…more

Cloud Computing, Contracting Procedures, Data Protection, Mobile Apps, Technology

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William Coston

IP Buzz - August 2013

In this issue: - Trademark Litigators Should Take Care in Alleging “Use of Mark in Commerce" – The Split Between the Second and Sixth Circuits - Patent Troll Did Not Activate Its Gift Card - Patent Term…more

Patent Term Adjustment, Patent Trolls, Trademark Litigation, Trademarks

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Ashley Craig

Business News Digest – March 2014

In this issue: - Cybersecurity: Coming Soon to a Government Contract Near You - Recent National Defense Authorization Act Presents Opportunities for Small Business Contractors - Iran Sanctions Deal Does Not…more

BIS, Copyright, Cybersecurity, Export Controls, Exports

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Christopher Crook

IP Buzz - August 2013

In this issue: - Trademark Litigators Should Take Care in Alleging “Use of Mark in Commerce" – The Split Between the Second and Sixth Circuits - Patent Troll Did Not Activate Its Gift Card - Patent Term…more

Patent Term Adjustment, Patent Trolls, Trademark Litigation, Trademarks

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Justin Curtis

Business News Digest – July 2013

In this issue: - CFPB's Office of Enforcement Issues a Bulletin - Court Rules Government Cannot Make "Extortionate Demands" on Persons Seeking Land-Use Permits - DOD Issues Proposed Regulations on the…more

CFPB, Counterfeiting, DOD, Iran Sanctions, Land Developers

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Molly Cusson

Advertising News & Analysis - January 23, 2014

In this issue: - Former BCP Director Discusses how FTC Picked its Fights - Court Pierces the Veil on Anonymous Online Reviews - FTC Finds Green Diaper Claims Don’t Hold Water - A Warning Letter is…more

Advertising, Attorney Generals, CAFA, Class Action, False Advertising

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Daniel Danello

Business News Digest – April 2013

In this issue: - Finders May Pose Risk in Private Capital Raising - NIST Holds First Workshop on Executive Order Cybersecurity Framework - NIST Issues Request for Information, Begins Developing Cybersecurity…more

Amgen, Amgen Inc. v Connecticut Retirement Plans, CEQA, CFPB, Clapper v. Amnesty International

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Victoria R. Danta

IP Buzz - March 2014

In this issue: - "CANDY" Crushed - DMCA Takedown? Not Without a Registration - Announcements And Reminders - Excerpt from "CANDY" Crushed: From taxi cabs, to subways, to airplanes, to your…more

Copyright, DMCA, Patents, Trademarks

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Michael C. Davis

Crucial Legal Issues in the Recovery from Hurricane Sandy

A massive effort is underway to repair the damage to public and private entities caused by the windstorm and water surge associated with Hurricane Sandy. Once the immediate emergency restoration stage has been completed, the…more

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Robert P. Davis

FTC and DOJ Issue Antitrust Policy Statement on Sharing Cybersecurity Information

On April 10, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a policy statement clarifying that the Agencies "do not believe that antitrust is – or should be – a roadblock to legitimate…more

Cybersecurity, DOJ, FTC, Information Sharing, Privately Held Corporations

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Paul Debolt

Business News Digest – March 2014

In this issue: - Cybersecurity: Coming Soon to a Government Contract Near You - Recent National Defense Authorization Act Presents Opportunities for Small Business Contractors - Iran Sanctions Deal Does Not…more

BIS, Copyright, Cybersecurity, Export Controls, Exports

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Jana del-Cerro

Business News Digest - January 2013

In this issue: - Could Your Affiliate’s Activities Subject Your Company to the New Iran Reporting Requirements? - New York Attorney General Proposes New Rules Requiring Nonprofits Funding Political Communications to…more

Commercial Speech, False Claims Act, GI Bill, Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act, Marketing

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Kelly DeMarchis

The Download - February 2014

In this issue: - Heard on the Hill - Around the Agencies - White House Developments - Venable News - Excerpt from Heard on the Hill: Congress Holds Hearings on Preventing Data Breaches…more

Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Framework, Data Breach, Data Protection, HUD

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Monica Derbes Gibson

Climate Action Plan Announced June 25: Changes to U.S. Energy Policy

Yesterday, in a sweeping move likely to have significant repercussions for the nation’s energy policy, President Obama announced steps that the Executive Branch will take to address climate change by reducing carbon dioxide…more

Barack Obama, Climate Change, Energy Policy, EPA, Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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David DeSalle

Business News Digest – April 2014

In this issue: - Cybersecurity Assessments – Using the Tool Well - A SOX in the Gut: Supreme Court Vastly Expands Workplace "Whistleblower" Law - SEC to Scrutinize Never-Examined Investment Advisers -…more

CFPB, Class Action, Coca Cola, Compliance, Contractors

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William H. Devaney

FCPA Snapshot – 2013

SUMMARY - Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement activity in 2013 was robust, with DOJ and the SEC bringing 31 new FCPA enforcement actions, exceeding 2012’s total of 25. Total penalties amounted to more than…more

Compliance, DOJ, Enforcement Actions, EU, FCPA

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David Dickman

Business News Digest – May 2013

In this issue: - Does the SEC Like Social Media? Understanding the Application of Regulation FD to Social Media - NIST Holds First Workshop on Executive Order Cybersecurity Framework - Jumpstart Our Business…more

Cybersecurity, Energy Efficiency, EPA, JOBS Act, NIST

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James Dvorak

Business News Digest – September 2013

In this issue: - What to Expect When You're Selling Your Company – Indemnification - Association Membership and Program Restrictions and the Antitrust Laws: Don’t Stumble Out of the Gate - CFPB: July…more

Antitrust Provisions, Attorney Disbarrment, Brand, CFPB, China

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Douglas Emhoff

Business News Digest – April 2013

In this issue: - Finders May Pose Risk in Private Capital Raising - NIST Holds First Workshop on Executive Order Cybersecurity Framework - NIST Issues Request for Information, Begins Developing Cybersecurity…more

Amgen, Amgen Inc. v Connecticut Retirement Plans, CEQA, CFPB, Clapper v. Amnesty International

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Alan Epstein

"Star Wars" – How to Win the Tax Battle When Your Talent Clients Work Abroad

In this article: - Income Tax - Other Foreign Taxes -- Vat And Social Security Taxes - Foreign Tax Credit Planning - U.S. Withholding Obligations - Use Of Loan Out Company - Additional…more

Actors, Athletes, Entertainment Industry, Foreign Tax, Income Tax Treaty

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Lisa Jose Fales

FTC and DOJ Issue Antitrust Policy Statement on Sharing Cybersecurity Information

On April 10, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a policy statement clarifying that the Agencies "do not believe that antitrust is – or should be – a roadblock to legitimate…more

Cybersecurity, DOJ, FTC, Information Sharing, Privately Held Corporations

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John M. Farenish

Business News Digest – March 2013

In this issue: - Executive Order Opens Consultative Processes to Draft Cybersecurity Framework for Critical Infrastructure - Maryland Cybersecurity-Related Legislative Developments - NIST Seeking Comments…more

Amgen Inc. v Connecticut Retirement Plans, CFPB, Critical Infrastructure Sectors, Cybersecurity, FCPA

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Matthew R. Farley

IP Buzz - February 2014

In this issue: - Hotfile Case Will Shape Copyright Law Online - Pacific Coast Marine Windshields Ltd. v. Malibu Boats, LLC et. al.: Federal Circuit Decision Confirms Application of Principle of Prosecution History…more

Copyright, Design Patent, Estoppel, Patent Litigation, Patents

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Deborah Feinblum

Advertising News & Analysis - January 16, 2014

In this issue: - It's Time to Comply with CA Do Not Track Disclosure Law - Overstock Deceptive Pricing Decision Hurts Retailers and Consumers - FTC Sweep Targets Deceptive Consumer Lending Ads -…more

Chipotle Grill, Disclosure, Do Not Track, False Advertising, FTC

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Paul Feinstein

Business News Digest – February 2013

In this issue: - What You Need to Know About the Proposed Maryland Investment Tax Credit for Cybersecurity - Trade Secret Legislation May Increase Infringement Claims and Lead to a Private Right of Action -…more

Antitrust Conspiracies, CIPA, Class Action, Class Certification, Cybersecurity

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Molly E. G. Ferraioli

Business News Digest – February 2014

In this issue: - Securities Enforcement and Compliance - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Food & Drugs - Government Contracts - Healthcare - Intellectual Property -…more

CFPB, CMS, Compliance, DaimlerChrysler, DaimlerChrysler v Bauman

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Therese Finan

IP Buzz - April 2013

In this issue: - Federal Circuit: Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Appeal - The Federal Circuit Draws the Line on Permissible Changes to Design Patent Claims – Or Does It? - DMCA Safe Harbor Upheld for YouTube…more

Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Design Patent, DMCA, Gene Patenting

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Rachel Miras Fiorill

Business News Digest – March 2014

In this issue: - Cybersecurity: Coming Soon to a Government Contract Near You - Recent National Defense Authorization Act Presents Opportunities for Small Business Contractors - Iran Sanctions Deal Does Not…more

BIS, Copyright, Cybersecurity, Export Controls, Exports

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Allison Fishkind

Business News Digest – September 2013

In this issue: - What to Expect When You're Selling Your Company – Indemnification - Association Membership and Program Restrictions and the Antitrust Laws: Don’t Stumble Out of the Gate - CFPB: July…more

Antitrust Provisions, Attorney Disbarrment, Brand, CFPB, China

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Ryan M. Flandro

IP Buzz - January 2013

In this issue: - The Patent-Antitrust Interface: Are There Any No-No's Today? - The U.S. First-to-File Patent System Takes Effect March 16, 2013 - An Overview of the Key Substantive Changes Implemented by…more

America Invents Act, First-to-File, Patent Reform, Patent Term Adjustment, Patents

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Kathryn Floyd

Business News Digest – July 2013

In this issue: - CFPB's Office of Enforcement Issues a Bulletin - Court Rules Government Cannot Make "Extortionate Demands" on Persons Seeking Land-Use Permits - DOD Issues Proposed Regulations on the…more

CFPB, Counterfeiting, DOD, Iran Sanctions, Land Developers

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Allison Foley

Ready for Comment: Transportation Agencies Propose New National Environmental Policy Act Categorical Exclusions

On February 28, 2013, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) to provide interested parties with the opportunity to comment on two new…more

Categorical Exclusions, Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Report, Federal Funding, Federal Highway Administration

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Carmen M. Fonda

Business News Digest – October 2013

In this issue: - NIST Holds Fourth Workshop on Cybersecurity Framework - NIST Releases Draft Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework in Advance of Dallas Workshop - SEC Issues Risk Alert on Short…more

Banks, Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Framework, Executive Compensation, Financial Regulatory Reform

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Thomas France

Business News Digest – May 2013

In this issue: - Does the SEC Like Social Media? Understanding the Application of Regulation FD to Social Media - NIST Holds First Workshop on Executive Order Cybersecurity Framework - Jumpstart Our Business…more

Cybersecurity, Energy Efficiency, EPA, JOBS Act, NIST

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Peter Frechette

NIST Releases Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity

On February 12, 2014, the White House announced the release of the final version of the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. The Cybersecurity Framework includes standards and processes for assessing…more

Critical Infrastructure Sectors, Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Framework, NIST

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Geoffrey Garinther

Business News Digest – March 2013

In this issue: - Executive Order Opens Consultative Processes to Draft Cybersecurity Framework for Critical Infrastructure - Maryland Cybersecurity-Related Legislative Developments - NIST Seeking Comments…more

Amgen Inc. v Connecticut Retirement Plans, CFPB, Critical Infrastructure Sectors, Cybersecurity, FCPA

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Brett Garner

Advertising News & Analysis - January 16, 2014

In this issue: - It's Time to Comply with CA Do Not Track Disclosure Law - Overstock Deceptive Pricing Decision Hurts Retailers and Consumers - FTC Sweep Targets Deceptive Consumer Lending Ads -…more

Chipotle Grill, Disclosure, Do Not Track, False Advertising, FTC

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Suzanne Fay Garwood

Venable CFPB Update: CFPB’s Nashville Field Hearing on "Payday" Lending: Not What They Expected

Last week, the CFPB held a field hearing on payday lending issues. The purpose of the hearing was to release the CFPB’s latest report on payday lending and hold a forum to discuss the report's findings as well as payday lending…more

CFPB, Payday Loans

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Lars H. Genieser, Ph.D.

IP Buzz - December 2012

In this issue: - Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons: How the Supreme Court Will Decide the Fate of eBay, Libraries, and Yard Sales - Supreme Court to Consider Whether (Isolated) Human Genes are Patentable - What…more

eBay, First Sale Doctrine, Human Genes, Patents, Trademarks

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Thomas Gilbertsen

Advertising News & Analysis - January 23, 2014

In this issue: - Former BCP Director Discusses how FTC Picked its Fights - Court Pierces the Veil on Anonymous Online Reviews - FTC Finds Green Diaper Claims Don’t Hold Water - A Warning Letter is…more

Advertising, Attorney Generals, CAFA, Class Action, False Advertising

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Scott Gluck

Private Fund Update - April 14, 2014

In this issue: - The 113th Congress - The Administration - Securities and Exchange Commission - Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) - Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) -…more

Barack Obama, CFTC, Crowdfunding, Emerging Growth Companies, End-Users

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Susan Golden

Business News Digest – January 2014

In this issue: - Advertising Law News & Analysis - December 6, 2013 Edition - December 12, 2013 Edition - California Court Continues Ascertainability Trend, Denies Class Certification in Chipotle "Naturally…more

Affordable Care Act, Ascertainable Class, Cafeteria Plans, CFPB, Chipotle Grill

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Michael Gollin

IP Buzz - August 2013

In this issue: - Trademark Litigators Should Take Care in Alleging “Use of Mark in Commerce" – The Split Between the Second and Sixth Circuits - Patent Troll Did Not Activate Its Gift Card - Patent Term…more

Patent Term Adjustment, Patent Trolls, Trademark Litigation, Trademarks

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Leonard Goodman

Advertising News & Analysis - January 23, 2014

In this issue: - Former BCP Director Discusses how FTC Picked its Fights - Court Pierces the Veil on Anonymous Online Reviews - FTC Finds Green Diaper Claims Don’t Hold Water - A Warning Letter is…more

Advertising, Attorney Generals, CAFA, Class Action, False Advertising

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Mark Goodrich

Key House Committee Chairman Releases Long-Awaited Tax Reform Overhaul: Major Changes Proposed for Nonprofits

On February 26, 2014, U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp released "The Tax Reform Act of 2014," a 979-page sweeping federal tax reform package that, among many other things, addresses a…more

Business Taxes, Income Taxes, Legislative Agendas, Non-Profits, Tax Reform

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Leonard L. Gordon

Advertising News & Analysis - March 14, 2014

In this issue: - FTC Settlement Highlights Lead Generation "Warning Signs" - FTC (Finally) Sounds the Alarm on Endorsements - FTC Set to Review TSR…Again - What International Companies Must Know About…more

Advertising, Endorsements, FTC, Lead Generators, Telemarketing

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Maggie Grace

Business News Digest – April 2014

In this issue: - Cybersecurity Assessments – Using the Tool Well - A SOX in the Gut: Supreme Court Vastly Expands Workplace "Whistleblower" Law - SEC to Scrutinize Never-Examined Investment Advisers -…more

CFPB, Class Action, Coca Cola, Compliance, Contractors

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Douglas Green

Business News Digest – July 2013

In this issue: - CFPB's Office of Enforcement Issues a Bulletin - Court Rules Government Cannot Make "Extortionate Demands" on Persons Seeking Land-Use Permits - DOD Issues Proposed Regulations on the…more

CFPB, Counterfeiting, DOD, Iran Sanctions, Land Developers

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Nancy Grunberg

Business News Digest – May 2013

In this issue: - Does the SEC Like Social Media? Understanding the Application of Regulation FD to Social Media - NIST Holds First Workshop on Executive Order Cybersecurity Framework - Jumpstart Our Business…more

Cybersecurity, Energy Efficiency, EPA, JOBS Act, NIST

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Gary D. Hailey

Advertising News & Analysis - August 8, 2013

In this issue: - Register Now for ERA D2C Convention - NAD Turns up the Heat on "Up To" Claims - The 411 on Calling Cell Phones? It's About to Change - FDA Targets Safety of Imported Food -…more

Advertising, Cell Phones, Enforcement Actions, FDA, Food Contamination

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Tyler Hale

Advertising News & Analysis - January 9, 2014

In this issue: - Will Consumers, or Plaintiffs, Cheer GMO-Free Cheerios? - "Patent Troll" Reform Bills Moving through Congress - Holiday Discounts: When Pricing Laws Attack - CFPB Examines Disparity…more

Advertising, CFPB, Food Labeling, GMO, Patent Reform

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William N. Hall

Developments in Eastern Congo Highlight Need for Companies to Prepare for SEC Conflict Mineral Rule Compliance

Recent gains by rebel groups in the mineral-rich eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (“DRC”) have complicated efforts for U.S. companies to comply with a new Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) rule…more

Compliance, Conflict Mineral Rules, SEC

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W. Warren Hamel

Business News Digest – April 2014

In this issue: - Cybersecurity Assessments – Using the Tool Well - A SOX in the Gut: Supreme Court Vastly Expands Workplace "Whistleblower" Law - SEC to Scrutinize Never-Examined Investment Advisers -…more

CFPB, Class Action, Coca Cola, Compliance, Contractors

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Jan Lawrence Handzlik

FCPA Snapshot – 2013

SUMMARY - Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement activity in 2013 was robust, with DOJ and the SEC bringing 31 new FCPA enforcement actions, exceeding 2012’s total of 25. Total penalties amounted to more than…more

Compliance, DOJ, Enforcement Actions, EU, FCPA

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Todd A. Harrison

Business News Digest – March 2014

In this issue: - Cybersecurity: Coming Soon to a Government Contract Near You - Recent National Defense Authorization Act Presents Opportunities for Small Business Contractors - Iran Sanctions Deal Does Not…more

BIS, Copyright, Cybersecurity, Export Controls, Exports

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Marta Harting

Business News Digest – February 2013

In this issue: - What You Need to Know About the Proposed Maryland Investment Tax Credit for Cybersecurity - Trade Secret Legislation May Increase Infringement Claims and Lead to a Private Right of Action -…more

Antitrust Conspiracies, CIPA, Class Action, Class Certification, Cybersecurity

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Michael Hartmere

Business News Digest – January 2014

In this issue: - Advertising Law News & Analysis - December 6, 2013 Edition - December 12, 2013 Edition - California Court Continues Ascertainability Trend, Denies Class Certification in Chipotle "Naturally…more

Affordable Care Act, Ascertainable Class, Cafeteria Plans, CFPB, Chipotle Grill

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Robert Hartwell

The Download - February 2014

In this issue: - Heard on the Hill - Around the Agencies - White House Developments - Venable News - Excerpt from Heard on the Hill: Congress Holds Hearings on Preventing Data Breaches…more

Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Framework, Data Breach, Data Protection, HUD

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Audra J. Heagney

CFPB Digest – March 2013

In this issue: - What to Expect When You're Under a CFPB Investigation – Negotiating the Scope of the CID - CFPB Initiative to Promote Student Loan Payment Plans - Consumer Complaints Offer Insight into…more

Advertising, CFPB, CID, FTC, GI Bill

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Kelly Suzanne Herman

Obama Nominates Key 2nd Term Trade Positions

Yesterday, President Obama put forth nominations for two posts critical to the trade community - U.S. Trade Representative and Secretary of Commerce - rounding out personnel announcements made this week that include the…more

Barack Obama, Nominations, Secretary of Commerce, USTR

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Lisa Hix

Business News Digest – January 2014

In this issue: - Advertising Law News & Analysis - December 6, 2013 Edition - December 12, 2013 Edition - California Court Continues Ascertainability Trend, Denies Class Certification in Chipotle "Naturally…more

Affordable Care Act, Ascertainable Class, Cafeteria Plans, CFPB, Chipotle Grill

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J. Scott Hommer

Business News Digest – April 2013

In this issue: - Finders May Pose Risk in Private Capital Raising - NIST Holds First Workshop on Executive Order Cybersecurity Framework - NIST Issues Request for Information, Begins Developing Cybersecurity…more

Amgen, Amgen Inc. v Connecticut Retirement Plans, CEQA, CFPB, Clapper v. Amnesty International

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Todd Horn

Business News Digest – April 2014

In this issue: - Cybersecurity Assessments – Using the Tool Well - A SOX in the Gut: Supreme Court Vastly Expands Workplace "Whistleblower" Law - SEC to Scrutinize Never-Examined Investment Advisers -…more

CFPB, Class Action, Coca Cola, Compliance, Contractors

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Chana Ickowitz

Proposed Changes to "Excepted Benefits" Regulations

Proposed regulations issued at the end of December by the U.S. Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services (the Departments) broaden the categories of health coverage that qualify as "excepted benefits." These…more

DOL, Employee Benefits, Healthcare, HHS, U.S. Treasury

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Stuart P. Ingis

The Download - February 2014

In this issue: - Heard on the Hill - Around the Agencies - White House Developments - Venable News - Excerpt from Heard on the Hill: Congress Holds Hearings on Preventing Data Breaches…more

Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Framework, Data Breach, Data Protection, HUD

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Michelle Jackson

Business News Digest – March 2014

In this issue: - Cybersecurity: Coming Soon to a Government Contract Near You - Recent National Defense Authorization Act Presents Opportunities for Small Business Contractors - Iran Sanctions Deal Does Not…more

BIS, Copyright, Cybersecurity, Export Controls, Exports

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Ronald M. Jacobs

Election-Year Activities for Your Nonprofit: Avoiding the Legal Pitfalls and Understanding the Evolving Landscape

In this presentation: - McCutcheon Case - 501(c)(3) versus 501(c)(4) or (6) - Ideas for your 501(c)(3) -501(c)(4) activities –Permissible uses –Federal disclosure –State…more

501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), 501(c)(6), Choice of Entity, FEC

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Bety Javidzad

Advertising News & Analysis - April 10, 2014

In this issue: - FTC Updates Energy Labeling Rule - FTC Gives Cole Haan Pinterest Promotion the Boot - Major Class Action Victory for POM Decertifies Previous Class - Upcoming Events - Excerpt…more

Advertising, Class Action, Class Certification, Energy, FTC

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Jay Johnson

Business News Digest – July 2013

In this issue: - CFPB's Office of Enforcement Issues a Bulletin - Court Rules Government Cannot Make "Extortionate Demands" on Persons Seeking Land-Use Permits - DOD Issues Proposed Regulations on the…more

CFPB, Counterfeiting, DOD, Iran Sanctions, Land Developers

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Sarah M. Johnson

After DOMA: Impacts on Tax and Benefits Planning

What Federal benefits should be afforded to same-sex spouses as a result of the Supreme Court’s decision? The Supreme Court’s rulings in United States v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry will have far-reaching legal…more

COBRA, Discrimination, DOMA, Employee Benefits, Equal Protection

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Thora A. Johnson

Association TRENDS 2014 Legal Review

In this issue: - Top 5 Legal Issues of the Past Year - And the horse you rode in on Antitrust and membership restrictions - Employment and benefits developments: Same-sex couples - DOJ rules on…more

Antitrust Litigation, Antitrust Provisions, DOJ, Employee Benefits, IRS

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Treazure Johnson

Business News Digest – May 2013

In this issue: - Does the SEC Like Social Media? Understanding the Application of Regulation FD to Social Media - NIST Holds First Workshop on Executive Order Cybersecurity Framework - Jumpstart Our Business…more

Cybersecurity, Energy Efficiency, EPA, JOBS Act, NIST

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Matthew Journy

Tools for Bypassing IRS Delays in EO Applications

Recently, the IRS admitted that it employed inappropriate criteria to select certain applications for recognition of tax-exempt status for additional review. Just a few days after this admission, on May 14, 2013, the Treasury…more

Compliance, Delays, Enforcement Actions, Executive Orders, IRS

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Jeffri Kaminski

Advertising News & Analysis - January 9, 2014

In this issue: - Will Consumers, or Plaintiffs, Cheer GMO-Free Cheerios? - "Patent Troll" Reform Bills Moving through Congress - Holiday Discounts: When Pricing Laws Attack - CFPB Examines Disparity…more

Advertising, CFPB, Food Labeling, GMO, Patent Reform

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Kostas Katsiris

Business News Digest – March 2013

In this issue: - Executive Order Opens Consultative Processes to Draft Cybersecurity Framework for Critical Infrastructure - Maryland Cybersecurity-Related Legislative Developments - NIST Seeking Comments…more

Amgen Inc. v Connecticut Retirement Plans, CFPB, Critical Infrastructure Sectors, Cybersecurity, FCPA

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Joshua J. Kaufman

Advertising News & Analysis - April 17, 2014

In this issue: - Ortiz/Obama Selfie Exposes Social Media's Blurred Lines - DMCA Takedown? Not Without a Registration - Let It Go: A Tale of Assets Unfrozen - Upcoming Events - Excerpt from Let…more

Amazon, Barack Obama, Copyright, Counterfeiting, DMCA

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Elizabeth Keenan

The Road Map to HIPAA Compliance: What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know

In this presentation: - Overview of HIPAA - Privacy Rule - Notice of Breach - Security Rule - Business Associates & Business Associate Agreements - Notice of Privacy Practices -…more

Breach Notification Rule, Business Associates, Compliance, Data Breach, HIPAA

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Meaghan Hemmings Kent

Business News Digest – February 2014

In this issue: - Securities Enforcement and Compliance - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Food & Drugs - Government Contracts - Healthcare - Intellectual Property -…more

CFPB, CMS, Compliance, DaimlerChrysler, DaimlerChrysler v Bauman

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Heili Kim

Business News Digest – March 2014

In this issue: - Cybersecurity: Coming Soon to a Government Contract Near You - Recent National Defense Authorization Act Presents Opportunities for Small Business Contractors - Iran Sanctions Deal Does Not…more

BIS, Copyright, Cybersecurity, Export Controls, Exports

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Robert Kinberg

What You Need to Know about the USPTO’s Final Rules and Examination Guidelines for the First-to-File Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act

The USPTO’s final rules and examination guidelines for the first-to-file provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, which was issued on February 14, 2013, contain several provisions that require Applicant action or…more

America Invents Act, First-to-File, Foreign Priority Applications, Patent Applications, Patent Reform

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Jonathan King

Business News Digest – April 2013

In this issue: - Finders May Pose Risk in Private Capital Raising - NIST Holds First Workshop on Executive Order Cybersecurity Framework - NIST Issues Request for Information, Begins Developing Cybersecurity…more

Amgen, Amgen Inc. v Connecticut Retirement Plans, CEQA, CFPB, Clapper v. Amnesty International

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Stefan Kirchanski

IP Buzz - February 2014

In this issue: - Hotfile Case Will Shape Copyright Law Online - Pacific Coast Marine Windshields Ltd. v. Malibu Boats, LLC et. al.: Federal Circuit Decision Confirms Application of Principle of Prosecution History…more

Copyright, Design Patent, Estoppel, Patent Litigation, Patents

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Jeffrey D. Knowles

Advertising News & Analysis - April 17, 2014

In this issue: - Ortiz/Obama Selfie Exposes Social Media's Blurred Lines - DMCA Takedown? Not Without a Registration - Let It Go: A Tale of Assets Unfrozen - Upcoming Events - Excerpt from Let…more

Amazon, Barack Obama, Copyright, Counterfeiting, DMCA

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Fabian M. Koenigbauer

Business News Digest – February 2014

In this issue: - Securities Enforcement and Compliance - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Food & Drugs - Government Contracts - Healthcare - Intellectual Property -…more

CFPB, CMS, Compliance, DaimlerChrysler, DaimlerChrysler v Bauman

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Mitchell Kolkin

Business News Digest – April 2013

In this issue: - Finders May Pose Risk in Private Capital Raising - NIST Holds First Workshop on Executive Order Cybersecurity Framework - NIST Issues Request for Information, Begins Developing Cybersecurity…more

Amgen, Amgen Inc. v Connecticut Retirement Plans, CEQA, CFPB, Clapper v. Amnesty International

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Charles Kolstad

Regulatory and Tax Issues Posed By Convertible Virtual Currencies

And the answer is – Property. Not surprisingly, the question is how Convertible Virtual Currencies (CVCs) such as Bitcoin should be classified for tax purposes. Given the treatment of CVCs by the Financial Crimes…more

Bitcoins, FinCEN, Virtual Currency

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George Kostolampros

Business News Digest – May 2013

In this issue: - Does the SEC Like Social Media? Understanding the Application of Regulation FD to Social Media - NIST Holds First Workshop on Executive Order Cybersecurity Framework - Jumpstart Our Business…more

Cybersecurity, Energy Efficiency, EPA, JOBS Act, NIST

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Carrie A. Kroll

Business News Digest – March 2014

In this issue: - Cybersecurity: Coming Soon to a Government Contract Near You - Recent National Defense Authorization Act Presents Opportunities for Small Business Contractors - Iran Sanctions Deal Does Not…more

BIS, Copyright, Cybersecurity, Export Controls, Exports

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Christina Kube

Equal Pay: Revisiting Federal Contractor Compensation Practices and Policies

On April 8, 2014, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order and a Presidential Memorandum intended to engender pay equality for women and minorities. The Order amends Executive Order 11246 and prohibits federal…more

DOL, Equal Pay, Executive Orders, Federal Contractors, OFCCP

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Jessica Kuester

Business News Digest – August 2013

In this issue: - SEC Allows Public Advertising of Private Securities Offerings - What Your Nonprofit Needs to Do about HIPAA – Now - The 2013 Draft MDE General Permit for Stormwater Associated with…more

Advertising, CFPB, Colleges, Compliance, Construction Site

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Celia Landgren

Business News Digest – February 2014

In this issue: - Securities Enforcement and Compliance - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Food & Drugs - Government Contracts - Healthcare - Intellectual Property -…more

CFPB, CMS, Compliance, DaimlerChrysler, DaimlerChrysler v Bauman

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Tammara F. Langlieb

Business News Digest – November 2013

In this issue: - Banking Committee Focuses on Private-Label Mortgage-Backed Securities Market - SEC Requests Public Comment on OFR Study of Risks in the Asset Management Industry - Broken Windows and Broken…more

Advertising, Asset Management, Compliance, Crowdfunding, Cybersecurity

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Michael Leber

Maryland Adopts Business-Friendly Bills

Entity Conversions - On April 3, 2013, the Maryland legislature approved HB 1140, which we expect Governor O’Malley to sign into law this month. The bill enacts new provisions of the Corporations and Associations Article…more

Conversion, Filing Requirements, New Legislation

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Annie Lee

Advertising News & Analysis - August 8, 2013

In this issue: - Register Now for ERA D2C Convention - NAD Turns up the Heat on "Up To" Claims - The 411 on Calling Cell Phones? It's About to Change - FDA Targets Safety of Imported Food -…more

Advertising, Cell Phones, Enforcement Actions, FDA, Food Contamination

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Carly Levin

IP Buzz - February 2013

In this issue: - New USPTO Patent Fees Take Effect March 19, 2013 - Federal Circuit Clears a Path for Defendant Motions to Transfer with In re EMC Corp. Order - Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: A Brief…more

Patent Fees, Patents, Transfer of Venue, USPTO

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Claudia A. Lewis

Business News Digest – March 2014

In this issue: - Cybersecurity: Coming Soon to a Government Contract Near You - Recent National Defense Authorization Act Presents Opportunities for Small Business Contractors - Iran Sanctions Deal Does Not…more

BIS, Copyright, Cybersecurity, Export Controls, Exports

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Thomas Lingan

Business News Digest – August 2013

In this issue: - SEC Allows Public Advertising of Private Securities Offerings - What Your Nonprofit Needs to Do about HIPAA – Now - The 2013 Draft MDE General Permit for Stormwater Associated with…more

Advertising, CFPB, Colleges, Compliance, Construction Site

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Dismas Locaria

The SAFETY Act: Providing Critical Liability Protections for Cyber and Physical Security Efforts

Since September 11, 2001, Americans have been keenly aware of the need to better protect both the people and assets of the United States from those who may be intent on doing us harm. We have seen, and largely accepted,…more

Cybersecurity, Infrastructure, National Security, NIST

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Miguel Lopez

IP Buzz - February 2014

In this issue: - Hotfile Case Will Shape Copyright Law Online - Pacific Coast Marine Windshields Ltd. v. Malibu Boats, LLC et. al.: Federal Circuit Decision Confirms Application of Principle of Prosecution History…more

Copyright, Design Patent, Estoppel, Patent Litigation, Patents

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Kristalyn Loson

State Registration Requirements for Nonprofit Fundraising

Question: Fundraising in all 50 states via (1) the Internet and (2) mailed solicitations. What do we need to know? Do we need solicitation permits in each state? What are the current laws regarding this type of…more

Charitable Donations, Funding, General Solicitation, Non-Profits

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Elizabeth Lowe

Business News Digest – March 2014

In this issue: - Cybersecurity: Coming Soon to a Government Contract Near You - Recent National Defense Authorization Act Presents Opportunities for Small Business Contractors - Iran Sanctions Deal Does Not…more

BIS, Copyright, Cybersecurity, Export Controls, Exports

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Edward Loya

Business News Digest – April 2014

In this issue: - Cybersecurity Assessments – Using the Tool Well - A SOX in the Gut: Supreme Court Vastly Expands Workplace "Whistleblower" Law - SEC to Scrutinize Never-Examined Investment Advisers -…more

CFPB, Class Action, Coca Cola, Compliance, Contractors

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Megan Malone

Senate Banking Committee Leaders Reach Agreement on Housing Finance Reform

Yesterday, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D-SD) and Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-ID) announced that they have reached a broad agreement to overhaul the housing finance market and wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie…more

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Housing Finance Reform

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Michael Manley

Business News Digest – April 2014

In this issue: - Cybersecurity Assessments – Using the Tool Well - A SOX in the Gut: Supreme Court Vastly Expands Workplace "Whistleblower" Law - SEC to Scrutinize Never-Examined Investment Advisers -…more

CFPB, Class Action, Coca Cola, Compliance, Contractors

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Megan Mann

Equal Pay: Revisiting Federal Contractor Compensation Practices and Policies

On April 8, 2014, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order and a Presidential Memorandum intended to engender pay equality for women and minorities. The Order amends Executive Order 11246 and prohibits federal…more

DOL, Equal Pay, Executive Orders, Federal Contractors, OFCCP

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Maura A. Marcheski

Advertising News & Analysis - April 10, 2014

In this issue: - FTC Updates Energy Labeling Rule - FTC Gives Cole Haan Pinterest Promotion the Boot - Major Class Action Victory for POM Decertifies Previous Class - Upcoming Events - Excerpt…more

Advertising, Class Action, Class Certification, Energy, FTC

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Doreen Martin

Business News Digest – December 2013

In this issue: - NIST Holds Fifth Workshop on Cybersecurity Framework; Incentives Still Lacking - Advertising Law News & Analysis - November 1, 2013 Edition - November 7, 2013 Edition - November 14, 2013…more

Advertising, Athletes, Bullying, CFPB, Cybersecurity

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Patricia McGowan

Maryland Adopts Business-Friendly Bills

Entity Conversions - On April 3, 2013, the Maryland legislature approved HB 1140, which we expect Governor O’Malley to sign into law this month. The bill enacts new provisions of the Corporations and Associations Article…more

Conversion, Filing Requirements, New Legislation

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Melissa McLaughlin

Business News Digest – November 2013

In this issue: - Banking Committee Focuses on Private-Label Mortgage-Backed Securities Market - SEC Requests Public Comment on OFR Study of Risks in the Asset Management Industry - Broken Windows and Broken…more

Advertising, Asset Management, Compliance, Crowdfunding, Cybersecurity

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Alexandra Megaris

Business News Digest – April 2014

In this issue: - Cybersecurity Assessments – Using the Tool Well - A SOX in the Gut: Supreme Court Vastly Expands Workplace "Whistleblower" Law - SEC to Scrutinize Never-Examined Investment Advisers -…more

CFPB, Class Action, Coca Cola, Compliance, Contractors

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Lindsay B. Meyer

Business News Digest – March 2014

In this issue: - Cybersecurity: Coming Soon to a Government Contract Near You - Recent National Defense Authorization Act Presents Opportunities for Small Business Contractors - Iran Sanctions Deal Does Not…more

BIS, Copyright, Cybersecurity, Export Controls, Exports

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Robert Meyerhoff

FCPA Snapshot – 2012

In 2012, DOJ and the SEC brought 25 new Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) enforcement actions, a significant decrease from the number of FCPA enforcement actions brought in 2011 (45) and the prolific 2010 (71). However,…more

Audits, Compliance, DOJ, FCPA, Investigations

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Randall Miller

Advertising News & Analysis - March 2014

In this issue: - Tax Plans' New Math Is Bad News for Marketers - Novel Payment and Discount Products Harbor Hidden Risks - Siri Tells Plaintiffs What to Do with Product Demo Claims - With NAD, "I Do"…more

Advertising, Apple, NAD

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John Moore

Business News Digest – February 2014

In this issue: - Securities Enforcement and Compliance - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Food & Drugs - Government Contracts - Healthcare - Intellectual Property -…more

CFPB, CMS, Compliance, DaimlerChrysler, DaimlerChrysler v Bauman

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Parker B. Morrill

Business News Digest – April 2014

In this issue: - Cybersecurity Assessments – Using the Tool Well - A SOX in the Gut: Supreme Court Vastly Expands Workplace "Whistleblower" Law - SEC to Scrutinize Never-Examined Investment Advisers -…more

CFPB, Class Action, Coca Cola, Compliance, Contractors

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Amy Ralph Mudge

Advertising News & Analysis - April 17, 2014

In this issue: - Ortiz/Obama Selfie Exposes Social Media's Blurred Lines - DMCA Takedown? Not Without a Registration - Let It Go: A Tale of Assets Unfrozen - Upcoming Events - Excerpt from Let…more

Amazon, Barack Obama, Copyright, Counterfeiting, DMCA

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Calvin Nelson

IP Buzz - May 2013

In this issue: - Software Patents Put to the Test – a Bad Sign for Trolls? - Sowing the Seeds of Patent Infringement - FTC vs. POM Wonderful: Trench Warfare - Anything You Can Clean, I Can Clean…more

FTC, Infringement, Patent Applications, Patent Trolls, Patents

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William Nordwind

Advertising News & Analysis - January 9, 2014

In this issue: - Will Consumers, or Plaintiffs, Cheer GMO-Free Cheerios? - "Patent Troll" Reform Bills Moving through Congress - Holiday Discounts: When Pricing Laws Attack - CFPB Examines Disparity…more

Advertising, CFPB, Food Labeling, GMO, Patent Reform

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Lawrence H. Norton

Political Law Briefing - April 2014

In this issue: - Supreme Court Strikes Down Cap on Total Individual Contributions, Aftershocks Likely to Have Bigger Impact than Ruling Itself - Upcoming Event - Excerpt from Supreme Court Strikes Down Cap…more

Aggregation Rules, FEC, McCutcheon v. FEC, Political Contributions, SCOTUS

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Andrew Olmem

Senate Banking Committee Leaders Reach Agreement on Housing Finance Reform

Yesterday, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D-SD) and Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-ID) announced that they have reached a broad agreement to overhaul the housing finance market and wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie…more

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Housing Finance Reform

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Gregory J. Ossi

Business News Digest – February 2013

In this issue: - What You Need to Know About the Proposed Maryland Investment Tax Credit for Cybersecurity - Trade Secret Legislation May Increase Infringement Claims and Lead to a Private Right of Action -…more

Antitrust Conspiracies, CIPA, Class Action, Class Certification, Cybersecurity

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Robert Parr

Legal Considerations for E-Commerce Businesses

Nearly all companies now use online or mobile websites and/or social media network pages to promote their businesses, sell goods or services, conduct business transactions, and connect and communicate with customers, clients, or…more

Compliance, E-Commerce

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Peter Parvis

Business News Digest – August 2013

In this issue: - SEC Allows Public Advertising of Private Securities Offerings - What Your Nonprofit Needs to Do about HIPAA – Now - The 2013 Draft MDE General Permit for Stormwater Associated with…more

Advertising, CFPB, Colleges, Compliance, Construction Site

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Luis Patiño

Business News Digest – February 2013

In this issue: - What You Need to Know About the Proposed Maryland Investment Tax Credit for Cybersecurity - Trade Secret Legislation May Increase Infringement Claims and Lead to a Private Right of Action -…more

Antitrust Conspiracies, CIPA, Class Action, Class Certification, Cybersecurity

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Jacqueline Levasseur Patt

Advertising News & Analysis - March 28, 2013

In this issue: - FTC Reopens Comment Period on Proposed Changes to EnergyGuide Labels - Venable’s Advertising Practice Named to Chambers USA Shortlist - Protect Your Brand Against New Top-Level Domain…more

Brand, Class Action, EnergyGuide Labels, FTC, gTLD

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Rebecca Pearson

Equal Pay: Revisiting Federal Contractor Compensation Practices and Policies

On April 8, 2014, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order and a Presidential Memorandum intended to engender pay equality for women and minorities. The Order amends Executive Order 11246 and prohibits federal…more

DOL, Equal Pay, Executive Orders, Federal Contractors, OFCCP

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Taylor Perodeau

Business News Digest – February 2013

In this issue: - What You Need to Know About the Proposed Maryland Investment Tax Credit for Cybersecurity - Trade Secret Legislation May Increase Infringement Claims and Lead to a Private Right of Action -…more

Antitrust Conspiracies, CIPA, Class Action, Class Certification, Cybersecurity

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Natalie Phillips

New York City's New Sick Time Law

General Provisions - Under the Act, private employers with five (5) or more employees must now provide paid sick time to their employees. Specifically, employers covered under the Act are now required to provide a minimum…more

Employee Benefits, Employer Mandates, Sick Leave

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Justin Pierce

IP Buzz - February 2014

In this issue: - Hotfile Case Will Shape Copyright Law Online - Pacific Coast Marine Windshields Ltd. v. Malibu Boats, LLC et. al.: Federal Circuit Decision Confirms Application of Principle of Prosecution History…more

Copyright, Design Patent, Estoppel, Patent Litigation, Patents

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Jonathan L. Pompan

Business News Digest – April 2014

In this issue: - Cybersecurity Assessments – Using the Tool Well - A SOX in the Gut: Supreme Court Vastly Expands Workplace "Whistleblower" Law - SEC to Scrutinize Never-Examined Investment Advisers -…more

CFPB, Class Action, Coca Cola, Compliance, Contractors

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Tara Sugiyama Potashnik

The Download - February 2014

In this issue: - Heard on the Hill - Around the Agencies - White House Developments - Venable News - Excerpt from Heard on the Hill: Congress Holds Hearings on Preventing Data Breaches…more

Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Framework, Data Breach, Data Protection, HUD

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Andrew D. Price

As Nonprofits Expand Their Global Reach, a Special Focus on Tax, Trademarks and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

In this presentation: - Introduction - Trademark/Brand Strategy and Protection - U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Anti-Corruption - Cross-Border Tax Planning and Compliance Please see…more

Anti-Bribery, Anti-Corruption, Brand, Compliance, Cross-Border

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Hillary Profita

Business News Digest – February 2014

In this issue: - Securities Enforcement and Compliance - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Food & Drugs - Government Contracts - Healthcare - Intellectual Property -…more

CFPB, CMS, Compliance, DaimlerChrysler, DaimlerChrysler v Bauman

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Anna Pulliam

Equal Pay: Revisiting Federal Contractor Compensation Practices and Policies

On April 8, 2014, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order and a Presidential Memorandum intended to engender pay equality for women and minorities. The Order amends Executive Order 11246 and prohibits federal…more

DOL, Equal Pay, Executive Orders, Federal Contractors, OFCCP

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Matthew R. Rabinowitz

Business News Digest – March 2014

In this issue: - Cybersecurity: Coming Soon to a Government Contract Near You - Recent National Defense Authorization Act Presents Opportunities for Small Business Contractors - Iran Sanctions Deal Does Not…more

BIS, Copyright, Cybersecurity, Export Controls, Exports

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Ted Ramirez

The Imminent Wave of Federal Regulations

President Obama’s second term promises to be among the most intense periods of regulatory activity since the late 1970s. The major focal points for new rules will be three of the country’s largest industries: health care,…more

Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama, Dodd-Frank, Energy Policy, EPA

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Craig Ready

Political Law Briefing - March 2014

In this issue: - The Return of Party Soft Money? - The FEC Increases the Lobbyist Bundling Threshold and Coordinated Party Expenditure Limits - Upcoming Events - Excerpt from The Return of Party Soft…more

FEC, Lobbying, Political Contributions

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Elissa Brockbank Reese

Business News Digest – February 2014

In this issue: - Securities Enforcement and Compliance - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Food & Drugs - Government Contracts - Healthcare - Intellectual Property -…more

CFPB, CMS, Compliance, DaimlerChrysler, DaimlerChrysler v Bauman

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Nicholas Reiter

Employment Law Litigation Trends: How Your Nonprofit Can Avoid Common Family and Medical Leave Lawsuits

In this presentation: - Litigation Trends Under Family-Oriented Employment Laws - Tips for Minimizing the Risk of Litigation - Questions - Excerpt from Tips for Minimizing the Risk of…more

ADA, Caregivers, Disability Discrimination, EEO, EEOC

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Michael Rivera

Business News Digest – April 2014

In this issue: - Cybersecurity Assessments – Using the Tool Well - A SOX in the Gut: Supreme Court Vastly Expands Workplace "Whistleblower" Law - SEC to Scrutinize Never-Examined Investment Advisers -…more

CFPB, Class Action, Coca Cola, Compliance, Contractors

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Megan Roberts-Satinsky

Business News Digest – May 2013

In this issue: - Does the SEC Like Social Media? Understanding the Application of Regulation FD to Social Media - NIST Holds First Workshop on Executive Order Cybersecurity Framework - Jumpstart Our Business…more

Cybersecurity, Energy Efficiency, EPA, JOBS Act, NIST

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Margaret C. Rohlfing

Business News Digest – August 2013

In this issue: - SEC Allows Public Advertising of Private Securities Offerings - What Your Nonprofit Needs to Do about HIPAA – Now - The 2013 Draft MDE General Permit for Stormwater Associated with…more

Advertising, CFPB, Colleges, Compliance, Construction Site

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Anthony Rosso

Business News Digest – April 2014

In this issue: - Cybersecurity Assessments – Using the Tool Well - A SOX in the Gut: Supreme Court Vastly Expands Workplace "Whistleblower" Law - SEC to Scrutinize Never-Examined Investment Advisers -…more

CFPB, Class Action, Coca Cola, Compliance, Contractors

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Ari Rothman

Advertising News & Analysis - August 15, 2013

In this issue: - Register Now for ERA D2C Convention - NAD Has FTC's Number...And is Not Afraid to Use It - Venable Obtains Decisive Victory for Email Advertisers and Marketers - More on Understanding…more

Advertising, Blogs, FDA, Food Labeling, Food Safety

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Janice M. Ryan

Revisiting "Force Majeure" for Nonprofit Meetings and Events

In this presentation: - Excuse of Contract Performance Due to Supervening Events: Legal Framework - Common Law - Impracticability - Frustration of Purpose - Contract Clause - Force Majeure in…more

Contract Drafting, Contract Interpretation, Force Majeure Clause, Non-Profits, Terms and Conditions

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Martin Saad

Business News Digest – February 2014

In this issue: - Securities Enforcement and Compliance - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Food & Drugs - Government Contracts - Healthcare - Intellectual Property -…more

CFPB, CMS, Compliance, DaimlerChrysler, DaimlerChrysler v Bauman

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Michael A. Sartori, Ph.D.

Advertising News & Analysis - March 28, 2013

In this issue: - FTC Reopens Comment Period on Proposed Changes to EnergyGuide Labels - Venable’s Advertising Practice Named to Chambers USA Shortlist - Protect Your Brand Against New Top-Level Domain…more

Brand, Class Action, EnergyGuide Labels, FTC, gTLD

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Gregory J. Sater

Advertising News & Analysis - April 10, 2014

In this issue: - FTC Updates Energy Labeling Rule - FTC Gives Cole Haan Pinterest Promotion the Boot - Major Class Action Victory for POM Decertifies Previous Class - Upcoming Events - Excerpt…more

Advertising, Class Action, Class Certification, Energy, FTC

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Janet F. Satterthwaite

IP Buzz - September 2013

In this issue: - Janet Satterthwaite Co-authors U.S. Chapter on Global Guide to Free Speech and Fair Use in Trademarks - Federal Circuit Reiterates Standards for Invalidating Design Patents - Who's "The…more

Advertising, Design Patent, Fair Use, Free Speech, Patents

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Steven Schwarz

IP Buzz - April 2013

In this issue: - Federal Circuit: Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Appeal - The Federal Circuit Draws the Line on Permissible Changes to Design Patent Claims – Or Does It? - DMCA Safe Harbor Upheld for YouTube…more

Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Design Patent, DMCA, Gene Patenting

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Erin Seder

Business News Digest – October 2013

In this issue: - NIST Holds Fourth Workshop on Cybersecurity Framework - NIST Releases Draft Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework in Advance of Dallas Workshop - SEC Issues Risk Alert on Short…more

Banks, Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Framework, Executive Compensation, Financial Regulatory Reform

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Erin Segreti

Business News Digest – September 2013

In this issue: - What to Expect When You're Selling Your Company – Indemnification - Association Membership and Program Restrictions and the Antitrust Laws: Don’t Stumble Out of the Gate - CFPB: July…more

Antitrust Provisions, Attorney Disbarrment, Brand, CFPB, China

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Sejal Shah

Business News Digest – May 2013

In this issue: - Does the SEC Like Social Media? Understanding the Application of Regulation FD to Social Media - NIST Holds First Workshop on Executive Order Cybersecurity Framework - Jumpstart Our Business…more

Cybersecurity, Energy Efficiency, EPA, JOBS Act, NIST

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Randal M. Shaheen

Advertising News & Analysis - April 17, 2014

In this issue: - Ortiz/Obama Selfie Exposes Social Media's Blurred Lines - DMCA Takedown? Not Without a Registration - Let It Go: A Tale of Assets Unfrozen - Upcoming Events - Excerpt from Let…more

Amazon, Barack Obama, Copyright, Counterfeiting, DMCA

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Mark Shanks

Business News Digest – February 2014

In this issue: - Securities Enforcement and Compliance - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Food & Drugs - Government Contracts - Healthcare - Intellectual Property -…more

CFPB, CMS, Compliance, DaimlerChrysler, DaimlerChrysler v Bauman

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Raymond Shepherd

Business News Digest – April 2013

In this issue: - Finders May Pose Risk in Private Capital Raising - NIST Holds First Workshop on Executive Order Cybersecurity Framework - NIST Issues Request for Information, Begins Developing Cybersecurity…more

Amgen, Amgen Inc. v Connecticut Retirement Plans, CEQA, CFPB, Clapper v. Amnesty International

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Davis Sherman

Tax-Exempt Financing for Tax-Exempt Organizations: Is Your Nonprofit Eligible, and Do the Benefits Outweigh the Costs?

In this presentation: - Eligible Organizations: Those qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. - More complicated than the typical bank loan. - To qualify for tax exemption, the debt…more

501(c)(3), Borrowers, Conduit Borrowing, Exempt Organizations, Financing

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Michael Signorelli

The Download - February 2014

In this issue: - Heard on the Hill - Around the Agencies - White House Developments - Venable News - Excerpt from Heard on the Hill: Congress Holds Hearings on Preventing Data Breaches…more

Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Framework, Data Breach, Data Protection, HUD

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Daniel Silverman

Advertising News & Analysis - April 10, 2014

In this issue: - FTC Updates Energy Labeling Rule - FTC Gives Cole Haan Pinterest Promotion the Boot - Major Class Action Victory for POM Decertifies Previous Class - Upcoming Events - Excerpt…more

Advertising, Class Action, Class Certification, Energy, FTC

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Eric R. Smith

Business News Digest – November 2013

In this issue: - Banking Committee Focuses on Private-Label Mortgage-Backed Securities Market - SEC Requests Public Comment on OFR Study of Risks in the Asset Management Industry - Broken Windows and Broken…more

Advertising, Asset Management, Compliance, Crowdfunding, Cybersecurity

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Robert Smith

Business News Digest – April 2013

In this issue: - Finders May Pose Risk in Private Capital Raising - NIST Holds First Workshop on Executive Order Cybersecurity Framework - NIST Issues Request for Information, Begins Developing Cybersecurity…more

Amgen, Amgen Inc. v Connecticut Retirement Plans, CEQA, CFPB, Clapper v. Amnesty International

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Melissa Landau Steinman

Advertising News & Analysis - April 10, 2014

In this issue: - FTC Updates Energy Labeling Rule - FTC Gives Cole Haan Pinterest Promotion the Boot - Major Class Action Victory for POM Decertifies Previous Class - Upcoming Events - Excerpt…more

Advertising, Class Action, Class Certification, Energy, FTC

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John Stierhoff

Business News Digest – February 2013

In this issue: - What You Need to Know About the Proposed Maryland Investment Tax Credit for Cybersecurity - Trade Secret Legislation May Increase Infringement Claims and Lead to a Private Right of Action -…more

Antitrust Conspiracies, CIPA, Class Action, Class Certification, Cybersecurity

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Margaret Strand

Clean Water Act Jurisdiction Proposed Rule Released: Would Expand Federal Jurisdiction over Streams and Wetlands

After several years of false starts, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) have released their proposed rule, Definition of 'Waters of the United States' Under the Clean Water Act,…more

Clean Water Act, EPA, Jurisdiction, US Army Corps of Engineers, Water

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M. Rosewin Sweeney

Business News Digest – August 2013

In this issue: - SEC Allows Public Advertising of Private Securities Offerings - What Your Nonprofit Needs to Do about HIPAA – Now - The 2013 Draft MDE General Permit for Stormwater Associated with…more

Advertising, CFPB, Colleges, Compliance, Construction Site

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Ryan Sweigard

Business News Digest – March 2013

In this issue: - Executive Order Opens Consultative Processes to Draft Cybersecurity Framework for Critical Infrastructure - Maryland Cybersecurity-Related Legislative Developments - NIST Seeking Comments…more

Amgen Inc. v Connecticut Retirement Plans, CFPB, Critical Infrastructure Sectors, Cybersecurity, FCPA

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Julia Kernochan Tama

The Download - February 2014

In this issue: - Heard on the Hill - Around the Agencies - White House Developments - Venable News - Excerpt from Heard on the Hill: Congress Holds Hearings on Preventing Data Breaches…more

Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Framework, Data Breach, Data Protection, HUD

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Lisa Tavares

Association TRENDS 2014 Legal Review

In this issue: - Top 5 Legal Issues of the Past Year - And the horse you rode in on Antitrust and membership restrictions - Employment and benefits developments: Same-sex couples - DOJ rules on…more

Antitrust Litigation, Antitrust Provisions, DOJ, Employee Benefits, IRS

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Laura A. Taylor

Business News Digest – February 2013

In this issue: - What You Need to Know About the Proposed Maryland Investment Tax Credit for Cybersecurity - Trade Secret Legislation May Increase Infringement Claims and Lead to a Private Right of Action -…more

Antitrust Conspiracies, CIPA, Class Action, Class Certification, Cybersecurity

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Ronald Taylor

BYOD for 501(c)s: Pros and Perils of "Bring Your Own Device"

In this presentation: - Current Issues - Overview of BYOD Policies - Integrating BYOD in Your Workforce - Lessons from the Front Lines - Putting It All Together - Takeaways and…more

Bring Your Own Device, Data Breach, Data Protection

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Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum

Election-Year Activities for Your Nonprofit: Avoiding the Legal Pitfalls and Understanding the Evolving Landscape

In this presentation: - McCutcheon Case - 501(c)(3) versus 501(c)(4) or (6) - Ideas for your 501(c)(3) -501(c)(4) activities –Permissible uses –Federal disclosure –State…more

501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), 501(c)(6), Choice of Entity, FEC

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Melanie Jones Totman

Equal Pay: Revisiting Federal Contractor Compensation Practices and Policies

On April 8, 2014, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order and a Presidential Memorandum intended to engender pay equality for women and minorities. The Order amends Executive Order 11246 and prohibits federal…more

DOL, Equal Pay, Executive Orders, Federal Contractors, OFCCP

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Bobby Turnage

Business News Digest – April 2014

In this issue: - Cybersecurity Assessments – Using the Tool Well - A SOX in the Gut: Supreme Court Vastly Expands Workplace "Whistleblower" Law - SEC to Scrutinize Never-Examined Investment Advisers -…more

CFPB, Class Action, Coca Cola, Compliance, Contractors

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Brian Turoff

New York City's New Sick Time Law

General Provisions - Under the Act, private employers with five (5) or more employees must now provide paid sick time to their employees. Specifically, employers covered under the Act are now required to provide a minimum…more

Employee Benefits, Employer Mandates, Sick Leave

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Ralph S. Tyler

Advertising News & Analysis - January 23, 2014

In this issue: - Former BCP Director Discusses how FTC Picked its Fights - Court Pierces the Veil on Anonymous Online Reviews - FTC Finds Green Diaper Claims Don’t Hold Water - A Warning Letter is…more

Advertising, Attorney Generals, CAFA, Class Action, False Advertising

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Michael Volpe

Advertising News & Analysis - March 2014

In this issue: - Tax Plans' New Math Is Bad News for Marketers - Novel Payment and Discount Products Harbor Hidden Risks - Siri Tells Plaintiffs What to Do with Product Demo Claims - With NAD, "I Do"…more

Advertising, Apple, NAD

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Robert Waldman

Managing Donated Funds: Donor Intent, Restricted Funds, and Gift Acceptance Policies

In this presentation: - Complying With (or Deviating From) Donor Intent: Recent Developments for Nonprofits - Donor Restrictions on Contributions - Factors to be Considered in Deciding Whether a Gift or…more

Corporate Gifts, Gift Tax, Intent, Non-Profits

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Joeann Walker

Business News Digest – April 2013

In this issue: - Finders May Pose Risk in Private Capital Raising - NIST Holds First Workshop on Executive Order Cybersecurity Framework - NIST Issues Request for Information, Begins Developing Cybersecurity…more

Amgen, Amgen Inc. v Connecticut Retirement Plans, CEQA, CFPB, Clapper v. Amnesty International

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William Walsh

Business News Digest – March 2014

In this issue: - Cybersecurity: Coming Soon to a Government Contract Near You - Recent National Defense Authorization Act Presents Opportunities for Small Business Contractors - Iran Sanctions Deal Does Not…more

BIS, Copyright, Cybersecurity, Export Controls, Exports

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David Warner

Implementing a Bring-Your-Own-Device Policy: What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know

In this presentation: - Current Issues - Overview of BYOD Policies - Integrating BYOD in Your Workforce - Lessons from the Front Lines - Putting It All Together - Hypothetical…more

Bring Your Own Device, Compliance, Employer Liability Issues, Non-Profits

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Erin Warren

Business News Digest – March 2014

In this issue: - Cybersecurity: Coming Soon to a Government Contract Near You - Recent National Defense Authorization Act Presents Opportunities for Small Business Contractors - Iran Sanctions Deal Does Not…more

BIS, Copyright, Cybersecurity, Export Controls, Exports

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Thomas Washburne

Business News Digest – May 2013

In this issue: - Does the SEC Like Social Media? Understanding the Application of Regulation FD to Social Media - NIST Holds First Workshop on Executive Order Cybersecurity Framework - Jumpstart Our Business…more

Cybersecurity, Energy Efficiency, EPA, JOBS Act, NIST

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Thomas Welling

Business News Digest – March 2013

In this issue: - Executive Order Opens Consultative Processes to Draft Cybersecurity Framework for Critical Infrastructure - Maryland Cybersecurity-Related Legislative Developments - NIST Seeking Comments…more

Amgen Inc. v Connecticut Retirement Plans, CFPB, Critical Infrastructure Sectors, Cybersecurity, FCPA

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D. E. Wilson, Jr.

Regulatory and Tax Issues Posed By Convertible Virtual Currencies

And the answer is – Property. Not surprisingly, the question is how Convertible Virtual Currencies (CVCs) such as Bitcoin should be classified for tax purposes. Given the treatment of CVCs by the Financial Crimes…more

Bitcoins, FinCEN, Virtual Currency

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Ariel S. Wolf

The Download - February 2014

In this issue: - Heard on the Hill - Around the Agencies - White House Developments - Venable News - Excerpt from Heard on the Hill: Congress Holds Hearings on Preventing Data Breaches…more

Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Framework, Data Breach, Data Protection, HUD

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Jason Wool

The SAFETY Act: Providing Critical Liability Protections for Cyber and Physical Security Efforts

Since September 11, 2001, Americans have been keenly aware of the need to better protect both the people and assets of the United States from those who may be intent on doing us harm. We have seen, and largely accepted,…more

Cybersecurity, Infrastructure, National Security, NIST

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Damon Wright

IP Buzz - August 2013

In this issue: - Trademark Litigators Should Take Care in Alleging “Use of Mark in Commerce" – The Split Between the Second and Sixth Circuits - Patent Troll Did Not Activate Its Gift Card - Patent Term…more

Patent Term Adjustment, Patent Trolls, Trademark Litigation, Trademarks

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George Wyatt

Business News Digest – March 2014

In this issue: - Cybersecurity: Coming Soon to a Government Contract Near You - Recent National Defense Authorization Act Presents Opportunities for Small Business Contractors - Iran Sanctions Deal Does Not…more

BIS, Copyright, Cybersecurity, Export Controls, Exports

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Po Yi

Advertising News & Analysis - June 27, 2013

In this issue: - Enjoy the Holiday and Take a Break - Former AmEx Chief Advertising Counsel Joins Venable - Here's My Number, Text Me Maybe? - Picking up the Tab for Disgorgement - Obama to…more

Advertising, American Express, Barack Obama, Disgorgement, FTC

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Jean Yu

Proposed Changes to "Excepted Benefits" Regulations

Proposed regulations issued at the end of December by the U.S. Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services (the Departments) broaden the categories of health coverage that qualify as "excepted benefits." These…more

DOL, Employee Benefits, Healthcare, HHS, U.S. Treasury

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Stephanie Zaffos

After DOMA: Impacts on Tax and Benefits Planning

What Federal benefits should be afforded to same-sex spouses as a result of the Supreme Court’s decision? The Supreme Court’s rulings in United States v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry will have far-reaching legal…more

COBRA, Discrimination, DOMA, Employee Benefits, Equal Protection

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Yosef Ziffer

Managing Donated Funds: Donor Intent, Restricted Funds, and Gift Acceptance Policies

In this presentation: - Complying With (or Deviating From) Donor Intent: Recent Developments for Nonprofits - Donor Restrictions on Contributions - Factors to be Considered in Deciding Whether a Gift or…more

Corporate Gifts, Gift Tax, Intent, Non-Profits

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Brian Zimmet

The SAFETY Act: Providing Critical Liability Protections for Cyber and Physical Security Efforts

Since September 11, 2001, Americans have been keenly aware of the need to better protect both the people and assets of the United States from those who may be intent on doing us harm. We have seen, and largely accepted,…more

Cybersecurity, Infrastructure, National Security, NIST

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Robert Zinkham

Business News Digest – February 2014

In this issue: - Securities Enforcement and Compliance - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Food & Drugs - Government Contracts - Healthcare - Intellectual Property -…more

CFPB, CMS, Compliance, DaimlerChrysler, DaimlerChrysler v Bauman

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Armand Zottola

Legal Considerations for E-Commerce Businesses

Nearly all companies now use online or mobile websites and/or social media network pages to promote their businesses, sell goods or services, conduct business transactions, and connect and communicate with customers, clients, or…more

Compliance, E-Commerce

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