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FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Promotion on Internet and Social Media Platforms

On June 17, 2014, the FDA issued long-awaited draft guidance documents addressing two challenges related to use of social media to communicate about FDA regulated products: dissemination of information in character-limited…more

Draft Guidance, Facebook, FDA, Google, Medical Devices

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FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Promotion on Internet and Social Media Platforms

On June 17, 2014, the FDA issued long-awaited draft guidance documents addressing two challenges related to use of social media to communicate about FDA regulated products: dissemination of information in character-limited…more

Draft Guidance, Facebook, FDA, Google, Medical Devices

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IP Buzz - May 2014

In this issue: - Octane and Highmark: Supreme Court Decisions Give District Courts Greater Discretion to Award Fees - The USPTO Grants Two Patents Claiming Diagnostic Methods Post the Supreme Court's Mayo v…more

Allcare Health Managment, Attorney's Fees, Diagnostic Method, Highmark, Highmark v. Allcare

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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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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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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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The CFPB at Year Three: A Look Back, and a Look Forward

In this presentation: - Welcome - How it all began… - Regulatory Updates - Supervision and Examination –? Bank and Nonbank –? Lessons learned, and which markets are next? -…more

Banks, CFPB, Compliance, Enforcement, Enforcement Actions

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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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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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Risky Business: How Rules Governing Counterfeit Electronic Parts and Reporting on Nonconformance Have Put Risk at a Premium in the Government’s Supply Chain

Any contractor or subcontractor supplying the government with electronic parts or other items should consider new rules aimed at controlling counterfeit electronic parts and monitoring for nonconformance. In an industry where…more

Contractors, Counterfeiting, DFARS, Electronics, FAR

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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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CFPB Seeks Comment on the Use of Mobile Financial Services

On June 12, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published in the Federal Register a notice and request for information (RFI) about how consumers are using mobile financial services to access products and…more

CFPB, Mobile Banking, Mobile Payments

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Advertising News & Analysis - July 2014 #2

In this issue: - Cooking up Trouble with Crowdfunding? - FTC Schools L'Oreal USA's "Youth Code" Claims - Will 2014 Retool the New Lanham Act? - Upcoming Events - Excerpt from Cooking up…more

Advertising, Crowdfunding, Fraud, FTC, Kickstarter

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Advertising News & Analysis - May 2014

In this issue: - The Rulings the FTC Won't Forget (and Neither Should You) - $6 Million Reasons to Regret That Tweet - Hold the Phone: FCC, Courts Bring Some Clarity to TCPA - FTC, CFPB Tag Team Lead…more

Advertising, CFPB, FCC, FTC, Lead Generators

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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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FINRA Targets Broker-Dealer Order Routing and Execution Quality of Customer Orders

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) has initiated a potentially impactful examination of broker-dealer order routing and execution. FINRA recently issued a targeted examination letter ("Order Routing and…more

Broker-Dealer, Compliance, Enforcement, FINRA

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Focus on Nonprofit Employee Misclassification: Are Your Workers "Employees," "Volunteers" or "Contractors?"

In this presentation: - What’s in a Name: “Employee” vs. “Independent Contractor” – Federal rule – Varying state law interpretations – What about volunteers and interns? -Avenues of…more

Classification, Contractors, Full-Time Employees, Independent Contractors, Misclassification

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Potential West Coast Port Labor Disruptions Loom Large for Importers and Exporters, Including Those of FDA-Regulated Products

On July 1st, the contract between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) officially expired, increasing the potential of a work stoppage and cargo disruption at West…more

Contract Negotiations, Customs and Border Protection, Exports, Imports, Longshoremen

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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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Business News Digest – June 2014

In this issue: - SEC Warns Private Equity Fund Advisers about Compliance Shortcomings - Why the 50 Percent Rule Deserves 100 Percent Attention - Exactly How Much Omega-3 Is in There? - Nonprofits…more

Celebrity Endorsements, CFPB, Enforcement, Enforcement Actions, Estate Tax

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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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Business News Digest – July 2014

In this issue: - SEC v. Citigroup: A New Standard for Reviewing Consent Decrees - Credit Unions Beware – the TARP Watchdog Is Ready to Pounce - Canada's New Anti-Spam Legislation: What Does It Mean for U.S…more

Akamai Technologies, Anti-Spam Legislation, Canada, CASL, Citigroup

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Business News Digest – June 2014

In this issue: - SEC Warns Private Equity Fund Advisers about Compliance Shortcomings - Why the 50 Percent Rule Deserves 100 Percent Attention - Exactly How Much Omega-3 Is in There? - Nonprofits…more

Celebrity Endorsements, CFPB, Enforcement, Enforcement Actions, Estate Tax

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Business News Digest – July 2014

In this issue: - SEC v. Citigroup: A New Standard for Reviewing Consent Decrees - Credit Unions Beware – the TARP Watchdog Is Ready to Pounce - Canada's New Anti-Spam Legislation: What Does It Mean for U.S…more

Akamai Technologies, Anti-Spam Legislation, Canada, CASL, Citigroup

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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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Business News Digest – May 2014

In this issue: - Equal Pay: Revisiting Federal Contractor Compensation Practices and Policies - Legal Considerations for E-Commerce Businesses - FTC and DOJ Issue Antitrust Policy Statement on Sharing…more

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Business News Digest – June 2014

In this issue: - SEC Warns Private Equity Fund Advisers about Compliance Shortcomings - Why the 50 Percent Rule Deserves 100 Percent Attention - Exactly How Much Omega-3 Is in There? - Nonprofits…more

Celebrity Endorsements, CFPB, Enforcement, Enforcement Actions, Estate Tax

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CPFB Turns Three: Three Years, Big Impact

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) has concluded its third year. Created under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”), the Bureau has taken significant steps to…more

Banking Sector, Banks, CFPB, Consumer Financial Products, Dodd-Frank

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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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Considerations for Businesses When Using Getty's New "Free" Images

Getty Images, one of the largest online U.S. stock photo image companies, recently made over 35 million photo images from its inventory available for free online use by any interested person. Getty had previously charged for the…more

Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Getty Images, Photographs

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Federal Grant & Contract News for Nonprofits

As part of our ongoing effort to prepare nonprofit organizations for the implementation of the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (commonly known as the "Super…more

Cooperation Agreement, Federal Funding, Non-Profits, OMB, Super Circular

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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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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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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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Proposed FAR Amendment Would Expand the Scope of Personal Conflict of Interest Rules

The Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have proposed to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to expand the scope of…more

Conflicts of Interest, DOD, FAR, GSA, NASA

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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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Business News Digest – May 2014

In this issue: - Equal Pay: Revisiting Federal Contractor Compensation Practices and Policies - Legal Considerations for E-Commerce Businesses - FTC and DOJ Issue Antitrust Policy Statement on Sharing…more

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The Download - June 2014

In this issue: - Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Location Privacy Protection Act -Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations’ Hearing and Report on Potential Security Threats…more

Advertising, Big Data, CFPB, Cybersecurity, FTC

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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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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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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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NAD Settlements — They're Possible and Worth Considering

Many advertisers who appear before the National Advertising Division assume that once an NAD challenge is filed there’s no turning back. The NAD rarely declines an opportunity to review cases, and when it does reject a complaint…more

Advertising, AT&T, NAD, Settlement, T-Mobile

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The Supreme Court Limits the President's Recess Appointment Power

In January 2012, President Obama made recess appointments of the first Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and two members of the National Labor Relations Board during a three day period when the Senate was in…more

Barack Obama, Canning v NLRB, NLRB, Recess Appointments, SCOTUS

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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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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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Potential West Coast Port Labor Disruptions Loom Large for Importers and Exporters, Including Those of FDA-Regulated Products

On July 1st, the contract between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) officially expired, increasing the potential of a work stoppage and cargo disruption at West…more

Contract Negotiations, Customs and Border Protection, Exports, Imports, Longshoremen

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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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Advertising News & Analysis - June 2014 #2

In this issue: - SCOTUS Greenlights Pom Wonderful v. Coca Cola Lanham Act Suit - Steinman Authors U.S. Chapter in International Advertising Law - 7.5 Million Reasons to Worry About TCPA Compliance – in Case…more

Advertising, Chobani Inc, Coca Cola, False Advertising, General Mills

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Advertising News & Analysis - June 2014

In this issue: - Leading Product Liability Litigator Jessica Grant Joins Venable's SF Office - FindTheBest's 1-2 Punch KOs Patent Troll - The Other Ski Boot Drops – You Shouldn't Collude Over Endorsers…more

Advertising, Commercial Bankruptcy, FTC, Media, Patent Trolls

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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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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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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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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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Business News Digest – June 2014

In this issue: - SEC Warns Private Equity Fund Advisers about Compliance Shortcomings - Why the 50 Percent Rule Deserves 100 Percent Attention - Exactly How Much Omega-3 Is in There? - Nonprofits…more

Celebrity Endorsements, CFPB, Enforcement, Enforcement Actions, Estate Tax

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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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Advertising News & Analysis - June 2014

In this issue: - Leading Product Liability Litigator Jessica Grant Joins Venable's SF Office - FindTheBest's 1-2 Punch KOs Patent Troll - The Other Ski Boot Drops – You Shouldn't Collude Over Endorsers…more

Advertising, Commercial Bankruptcy, FTC, Media, Patent Trolls

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Risky Business: How Rules Governing Counterfeit Electronic Parts and Reporting on Nonconformance Have Put Risk at a Premium in the Government’s Supply Chain

Any contractor or subcontractor supplying the government with electronic parts or other items should consider new rules aimed at controlling counterfeit electronic parts and monitoring for nonconformance. In an industry where…more

Contractors, Counterfeiting, DFARS, Electronics, FAR

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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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The Download - June 2014

In this issue: - Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Location Privacy Protection Act -Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations’ Hearing and Report on Potential Security Threats…more

Advertising, Big Data, CFPB, Cybersecurity, FTC

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Business News Digest – July 2014

In this issue: - SEC v. Citigroup: A New Standard for Reviewing Consent Decrees - Credit Unions Beware – the TARP Watchdog Is Ready to Pounce - Canada's New Anti-Spam Legislation: What Does It Mean for U.S…more

Akamai Technologies, Anti-Spam Legislation, Canada, CASL, Citigroup

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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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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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Business News Digest – June 2014

In this issue: - SEC Warns Private Equity Fund Advisers about Compliance Shortcomings - Why the 50 Percent Rule Deserves 100 Percent Attention - Exactly How Much Omega-3 Is in There? - Nonprofits…more

Celebrity Endorsements, CFPB, Enforcement, Enforcement Actions, Estate Tax

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Business News Digest – June 2014

In this issue: - SEC Warns Private Equity Fund Advisers about Compliance Shortcomings - Why the 50 Percent Rule Deserves 100 Percent Attention - Exactly How Much Omega-3 Is in There? - Nonprofits…more

Celebrity Endorsements, CFPB, Enforcement, Enforcement Actions, Estate Tax

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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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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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"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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Business News Digest – May 2014

In this issue: - Equal Pay: Revisiting Federal Contractor Compensation Practices and Policies - Legal Considerations for E-Commerce Businesses - FTC and DOJ Issue Antitrust Policy Statement on Sharing…more

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Business News Digest – May 2014

In this issue: - Equal Pay: Revisiting Federal Contractor Compensation Practices and Policies - Legal Considerations for E-Commerce Businesses - FTC and DOJ Issue Antitrust Policy Statement on Sharing…more

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New DOI Strategy for Mitigation Offers Some Promise and Many Unanswered Questions

On April 10, 2014, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell released the Department of the Interior’s (DOI’s) new strategy to implement mitigation policies and practices that will more effectively encourage infrastructure…more

Department of the Interior, Economic Development, Infrastructure

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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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Advertising News & Analysis - June 2014 #4

In this issue: - Want to Settle an NAD Challenge? It Can be Done - California "Made in USA" Class Action May be First of Many - More Buzz About Post-Grant Proceedings - Excerpt from Want to Settle…more

Advertising, AT&T, Class Action, NAD, Post-Grant Review

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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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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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Advertising News & Analysis - May 2014

In this issue: - Ingis Discusses Web Privacy with New York Times - New Anti-Spam Law Will Change the Way You Market - Absence of Federal Standard Greases Skids for "Natural" Class Action - Naked…more

Advertising, Anti-Spam Legislation, Marketing, Privacy Laws, Privacy Policy

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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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IP Buzz - April 2014

In this issue: - Endo Pharmaceuticals v. Actavis: An Analysis from a Transactional Perspective - Supreme Court to Consider Federal Circuit De Novo Review of Claim Construction in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. v…more

Actavis Inc., America Invents Act, Copyright, E-Commerce, Endo Pharmaceuticals

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The CFPB at Year Three: A Look Back, and a Look Forward

In this presentation: - Welcome - How it all began… - Regulatory Updates - Supervision and Examination –? Bank and Nonbank –? Lessons learned, and which markets are next? -…more

Banks, CFPB, Compliance, Enforcement, Enforcement Actions

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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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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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Private Fund Update - July 2014 #2

In this issue: - The 113th Congress - The Administration - Securities and Exchange Commission - Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) - Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA) -…more

Accredited Investors, Appropriations Bill, Banking Sector, Banks, Cybersecurity

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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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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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Business News Digest – June 2014

In this issue: - SEC Warns Private Equity Fund Advisers about Compliance Shortcomings - Why the 50 Percent Rule Deserves 100 Percent Attention - Exactly How Much Omega-3 Is in There? - Nonprofits…more

Celebrity Endorsements, CFPB, Enforcement, Enforcement Actions, Estate Tax

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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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Advertising News & Analysis - July 2014 #3

In this issue: - Copyright: The Often-Overlooked Brand Protection Tool - Ninth Circuit Frees Taco Bell from TCPA Suit - Operation Choke Point's Unintended Consequences - FTC Chops Plastic Lumber…more

Advertising, Brand, Choke Point, Copyright, FTC

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Advertising News & Analysis - July 2014 #3

In this issue: - Copyright: The Often-Overlooked Brand Protection Tool - Ninth Circuit Frees Taco Bell from TCPA Suit - Operation Choke Point's Unintended Consequences - FTC Chops Plastic Lumber…more

Advertising, Brand, Choke Point, Copyright, FTC

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Business News Digest – July 2014

In this issue: - SEC v. Citigroup: A New Standard for Reviewing Consent Decrees - Credit Unions Beware – the TARP Watchdog Is Ready to Pounce - Canada's New Anti-Spam Legislation: What Does It Mean for U.S…more

Akamai Technologies, Anti-Spam Legislation, Canada, CASL, Citigroup

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Advertising News & Analysis - June 2014

In this issue: - Leading Product Liability Litigator Jessica Grant Joins Venable's SF Office - FindTheBest's 1-2 Punch KOs Patent Troll - The Other Ski Boot Drops – You Shouldn't Collude Over Endorsers…more

Advertising, Commercial Bankruptcy, FTC, Media, Patent Trolls

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Potential West Coast Port Labor Disruptions Loom Large for Importers and Exporters, Including Those of FDA-Regulated Products

On July 1st, the contract between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) officially expired, increasing the potential of a work stoppage and cargo disruption at West…more

Contract Negotiations, Customs and Border Protection, Exports, Imports, Longshoremen

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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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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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The Download - June 2014

In this issue: - Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Location Privacy Protection Act -Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations’ Hearing and Report on Potential Security Threats…more

Advertising, Big Data, CFPB, Cybersecurity, FTC

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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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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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Business News Digest – June 2014

In this issue: - SEC Warns Private Equity Fund Advisers about Compliance Shortcomings - Why the 50 Percent Rule Deserves 100 Percent Attention - Exactly How Much Omega-3 Is in There? - Nonprofits…more

Celebrity Endorsements, CFPB, Enforcement, Enforcement Actions, Estate Tax

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IP Buzz - June 2014

In this issue: - Patent Reform: It's Alive! - Nautilus: New Test, Same Application? - Supreme Court Opens Door to Food and Beverage Label Challenges Under Lanham Act - Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank: Another…more

Claim Construction, CLS Bank v Alice Corp, Direct Infringement, Highmark v. Allcare, Lanham Act

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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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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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Labor Pains: The $2 Million Part-Time Employee

One of your employees (we’ll call him “Don”) cannot enroll in your health insurance plan because you classify him as “part-time” (one who works less than 30 hours a week). This forces Don to get health insurance through a…more

Affordable Care Act, Employee Rights, Employer Group Health Plans, Employer Liability Issues, Employer Mandates

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IP Buzz - June 2014

In this issue: - Patent Reform: It's Alive! - Nautilus: New Test, Same Application? - Supreme Court Opens Door to Food and Beverage Label Challenges Under Lanham Act - Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank: Another…more

Claim Construction, CLS Bank v Alice Corp, Direct Infringement, Highmark v. Allcare, Lanham Act

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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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Business News Digest – July 2014

In this issue: - SEC v. Citigroup: A New Standard for Reviewing Consent Decrees - Credit Unions Beware – the TARP Watchdog Is Ready to Pounce - Canada's New Anti-Spam Legislation: What Does It Mean for U.S…more

Akamai Technologies, Anti-Spam Legislation, Canada, CASL, Citigroup

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Potential West Coast Port Labor Disruptions Loom Large for Importers and Exporters, Including Those of FDA-Regulated Products

On July 1st, the contract between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) officially expired, increasing the potential of a work stoppage and cargo disruption at West…more

Contract Negotiations, Customs and Border Protection, Exports, Imports, Longshoremen

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Political Law Briefing - June 2014

In this issue: - Come and Get Us: Some States in No Hurry to Respond to Supreme Court Ruling on Aggregate Limits - Another One Bites the Dust - Discussion on IRS Rulemaking – Video Available -…more

Aggregation Rules, Election Laws, FEC, IRS, McCutcheon v. FEC

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IP Buzz - April 2014

In this issue: - Endo Pharmaceuticals v. Actavis: An Analysis from a Transactional Perspective - Supreme Court to Consider Federal Circuit De Novo Review of Claim Construction in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. v…more

Actavis Inc., America Invents Act, Copyright, E-Commerce, Endo Pharmaceuticals

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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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Business News Digest – May 2014

In this issue: - Equal Pay: Revisiting Federal Contractor Compensation Practices and Policies - Legal Considerations for E-Commerce Businesses - FTC and DOJ Issue Antitrust Policy Statement on Sharing…more

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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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Will There Be Tax Credit Subsidies for Health Coverage Purchased on the Federal

There is no letup in the intensity of the litigation wars surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or in the significance of the matters at issue. In 2012, the Supreme Court narrowly upheld the ACA in the face of a full-scale…more

Affordable Care Act, Healthcare, Healthcare Reform, IRS, Medicare

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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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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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CFPB Seeks Comment on the Use of Mobile Financial Services

On June 12, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published in the Federal Register a notice and request for information (RFI) about how consumers are using mobile financial services to access products and…more

CFPB, Mobile Banking, Mobile Payments

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Business News Digest – June 2014

In this issue: - SEC Warns Private Equity Fund Advisers about Compliance Shortcomings - Why the 50 Percent Rule Deserves 100 Percent Attention - Exactly How Much Omega-3 Is in There? - Nonprofits…more

Celebrity Endorsements, CFPB, Enforcement, Enforcement Actions, Estate Tax

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IP Buzz - June 2014

In this issue: - Patent Reform: It's Alive! - Nautilus: New Test, Same Application? - Supreme Court Opens Door to Food and Beverage Label Challenges Under Lanham Act - Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank: Another…more

Claim Construction, CLS Bank v Alice Corp, Direct Infringement, Highmark v. Allcare, Lanham Act

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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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Advertising News & Analysis - July 2014 #3

In this issue: - Copyright: The Often-Overlooked Brand Protection Tool - Ninth Circuit Frees Taco Bell from TCPA Suit - Operation Choke Point's Unintended Consequences - FTC Chops Plastic Lumber…more

Advertising, Brand, Choke Point, Copyright, FTC

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Will There Be Tax Credit Subsidies for Health Coverage Purchased on the Federal

There is no letup in the intensity of the litigation wars surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or in the significance of the matters at issue. In 2012, the Supreme Court narrowly upheld the ACA in the face of a full-scale…more

Affordable Care Act, Healthcare, Healthcare Reform, IRS, Medicare

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Insights from a Recent Panel on Navigating AIA Trials

On July 14, 2014, the Bar Association of the District of Columbia presented "Navigating AIA Trials at the USPTO," a panel discussion on the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) trials, which took place at the D.C. office of…more

America Invents Act, Bar Associations, Inter Partes Review Proceedings, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, Patents

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IP Buzz - June 2014

In this issue: - Patent Reform: It's Alive! - Nautilus: New Test, Same Application? - Supreme Court Opens Door to Food and Beverage Label Challenges Under Lanham Act - Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank: Another…more

Claim Construction, CLS Bank v Alice Corp, Direct Infringement, Highmark v. Allcare, Lanham Act

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Potential West Coast Port Labor Disruptions Loom Large for Importers and Exporters, Including Those of FDA-Regulated Products

On July 1st, the contract between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) officially expired, increasing the potential of a work stoppage and cargo disruption at West…more

Contract Negotiations, Customs and Border Protection, Exports, Imports, Longshoremen

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IP Buzz - June 2014

In this issue: - Patent Reform: It's Alive! - Nautilus: New Test, Same Application? - Supreme Court Opens Door to Food and Beverage Label Challenges Under Lanham Act - Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank: Another…more

Claim Construction, CLS Bank v Alice Corp, Direct Infringement, Highmark v. Allcare, Lanham Act

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Business News Digest – July 2014

In this issue: - SEC v. Citigroup: A New Standard for Reviewing Consent Decrees - Credit Unions Beware – the TARP Watchdog Is Ready to Pounce - Canada's New Anti-Spam Legislation: What Does It Mean for U.S…more

Akamai Technologies, Anti-Spam Legislation, Canada, CASL, Citigroup

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IP Buzz - May 2014

In this issue: - Octane and Highmark: Supreme Court Decisions Give District Courts Greater Discretion to Award Fees - The USPTO Grants Two Patents Claiming Diagnostic Methods Post the Supreme Court's Mayo v…more

Allcare Health Managment, Attorney's Fees, Diagnostic Method, Highmark, Highmark v. Allcare

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FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Promotion on Internet and Social Media Platforms

On June 17, 2014, the FDA issued long-awaited draft guidance documents addressing two challenges related to use of social media to communicate about FDA regulated products: dissemination of information in character-limited…more

Draft Guidance, Facebook, FDA, Google, Medical Devices

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Advertising News & Analysis - July 2014 #3

In this issue: - Copyright: The Often-Overlooked Brand Protection Tool - Ninth Circuit Frees Taco Bell from TCPA Suit - Operation Choke Point's Unintended Consequences - FTC Chops Plastic Lumber…more

Advertising, Brand, Choke Point, Copyright, FTC

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Insights from a Recent Panel on Navigating AIA Trials

On July 14, 2014, the Bar Association of the District of Columbia presented "Navigating AIA Trials at the USPTO," a panel discussion on the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) trials, which took place at the D.C. office of…more

America Invents Act, Bar Associations, Inter Partes Review Proceedings, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, Patents

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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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Business News Digest – May 2014

In this issue: - Equal Pay: Revisiting Federal Contractor Compensation Practices and Policies - Legal Considerations for E-Commerce Businesses - FTC and DOJ Issue Antitrust Policy Statement on Sharing…more

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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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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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Business News Digest – June 2014

In this issue: - SEC Warns Private Equity Fund Advisers about Compliance Shortcomings - Why the 50 Percent Rule Deserves 100 Percent Attention - Exactly How Much Omega-3 Is in There? - Nonprofits…more

Celebrity Endorsements, CFPB, Enforcement, Enforcement Actions, Estate Tax

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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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Cape Wind District Court Ruling Illustrates Challenges Faced in Coordinating Large-Scale Development across Multiple Agencies, Resources and Statutes

Background of the Cape Wind Project - Cape Wind is the first offshore wind project of its kind in the United States, and one of the largest offshore wind projects in the world. Located on the Outer Continental Shelf in…more

Clean Energy, Offshore Wind, Renewable Energy, Wind Power

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IP Buzz - Post Grant Practice

In this issue: - IPR Spotlight Series: Preparing and Filing a Petition - AIA Trials By Fire: How to Protect Your Patent Portfolio Against PTAB "Death Squads" - Should I Stay or Should I Go [to the PTAB] Now?…more

America Invents Act, Covered Business Method Patents, Design Patent, Inter Partes Review Proceedings, IPR

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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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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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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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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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Insights from a Recent Panel on Navigating AIA Trials

On July 14, 2014, the Bar Association of the District of Columbia presented "Navigating AIA Trials at the USPTO," a panel discussion on the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) trials, which took place at the D.C. office of…more

America Invents Act, Bar Associations, Inter Partes Review Proceedings, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, Patents

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Potential West Coast Port Labor Disruptions Loom Large for Importers and Exporters, Including Those of FDA-Regulated Products

On July 1st, the contract between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) officially expired, increasing the potential of a work stoppage and cargo disruption at West…more

Contract Negotiations, Customs and Border Protection, Exports, Imports, Longshoremen

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Business News Digest – May 2014

In this issue: - Equal Pay: Revisiting Federal Contractor Compensation Practices and Policies - Legal Considerations for E-Commerce Businesses - FTC and DOJ Issue Antitrust Policy Statement on Sharing…more

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Federal Grant & Contract News for Nonprofits

As part of our ongoing effort to prepare nonprofit organizations for the implementation of the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (commonly known as the "Super…more

Cooperation Agreement, Federal Funding, Non-Profits, OMB, Super Circular

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IP Buzz - May 2014

In this issue: - Octane and Highmark: Supreme Court Decisions Give District Courts Greater Discretion to Award Fees - The USPTO Grants Two Patents Claiming Diagnostic Methods Post the Supreme Court's Mayo v…more

Allcare Health Managment, Attorney's Fees, Diagnostic Method, Highmark, Highmark v. Allcare

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Hotel Meeting Contracts: Navigating Legal Issues for Successful and Profitable Meetings

In this presentation: - General Negotiation Overview - Hotel Contract Issues - Convention Center Contract Issues - Other Meeting Contracts - Questions - Excerpt from General…more

Hospitality Industry, Hotels

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Potential West Coast Port Labor Disruptions Loom Large for Importers and Exporters, Including Those of FDA-Regulated Products

On July 1st, the contract between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) officially expired, increasing the potential of a work stoppage and cargo disruption at West…more

Contract Negotiations, Customs and Border Protection, Exports, Imports, Longshoremen

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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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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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FINRA Targets Broker-Dealer Order Routing and Execution Quality of Customer Orders

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) has initiated a potentially impactful examination of broker-dealer order routing and execution. FINRA recently issued a targeted examination letter ("Order Routing and…more

Broker-Dealer, Compliance, Enforcement, FINRA

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Performance Management and Discipline in Nonprofits: Common Pitfalls, Unique Challenges, Effective Solutions

In this presentation: - Principles of Performance Management and Discipline - Avoiding Common Pitfalls - Using? “PIPs” ?and ?Other ?Tools? to? Address? Common? Problems - Excerpt from Principles of…more

Non-Profits

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Advertising News & Analysis - July 2014 #2

In this issue: - Cooking up Trouble with Crowdfunding? - FTC Schools L'Oreal USA's "Youth Code" Claims - Will 2014 Retool the New Lanham Act? - Upcoming Events - Excerpt from Cooking up…more

Advertising, Crowdfunding, Fraud, FTC, Kickstarter

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Advertising News & Analysis - June 2014

In this issue: - Leading Product Liability Litigator Jessica Grant Joins Venable's SF Office - FindTheBest's 1-2 Punch KOs Patent Troll - The Other Ski Boot Drops – You Shouldn't Collude Over Endorsers…more

Advertising, Commercial Bankruptcy, FTC, Media, Patent Trolls

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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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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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Business News Digest – July 2014

In this issue: - SEC v. Citigroup: A New Standard for Reviewing Consent Decrees - Credit Unions Beware – the TARP Watchdog Is Ready to Pounce - Canada's New Anti-Spam Legislation: What Does It Mean for U.S…more

Akamai Technologies, Anti-Spam Legislation, Canada, CASL, Citigroup

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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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Business News Digest – May 2014

In this issue: - Equal Pay: Revisiting Federal Contractor Compensation Practices and Policies - Legal Considerations for E-Commerce Businesses - FTC and DOJ Issue Antitrust Policy Statement on Sharing…more

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CPFB Turns Three: Three Years, Big Impact

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) has concluded its third year. Created under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”), the Bureau has taken significant steps to…more

Banking Sector, Banks, CFPB, Consumer Financial Products, Dodd-Frank

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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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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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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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Business News Digest – June 2014

In this issue: - SEC Warns Private Equity Fund Advisers about Compliance Shortcomings - Why the 50 Percent Rule Deserves 100 Percent Attention - Exactly How Much Omega-3 Is in There? - Nonprofits…more

Celebrity Endorsements, CFPB, Enforcement, Enforcement Actions, Estate Tax

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Business News Digest – June 2014

In this issue: - SEC Warns Private Equity Fund Advisers about Compliance Shortcomings - Why the 50 Percent Rule Deserves 100 Percent Attention - Exactly How Much Omega-3 Is in There? - Nonprofits…more

Celebrity Endorsements, CFPB, Enforcement, Enforcement Actions, Estate Tax

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Business News Digest – June 2014

In this issue: - SEC Warns Private Equity Fund Advisers about Compliance Shortcomings - Why the 50 Percent Rule Deserves 100 Percent Attention - Exactly How Much Omega-3 Is in There? - Nonprofits…more

Celebrity Endorsements, CFPB, Enforcement, Enforcement Actions, Estate Tax

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Advertising News & Analysis - July 2014 #3

In this issue: - Copyright: The Often-Overlooked Brand Protection Tool - Ninth Circuit Frees Taco Bell from TCPA Suit - Operation Choke Point's Unintended Consequences - FTC Chops Plastic Lumber…more

Advertising, Brand, Choke Point, Copyright, FTC

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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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Advertising News & Analysis - July 2014

In this issue: - Bet You Didn't Hear This About Dr. Oz's Visit to Congress - Don't be Blinded by the Risks of Celebrity Ad Campaigns - It Pays to Watch Your Back End - Think Twice About Claims in…more

Advertising, Celebrity Endorsements, Children's Products, Nutritional Supplements

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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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Political Law Briefing - June 2014

In this issue: - Come and Get Us: Some States in No Hurry to Respond to Supreme Court Ruling on Aggregate Limits - Another One Bites the Dust - Discussion on IRS Rulemaking – Video Available -…more

Aggregation Rules, Election Laws, FEC, IRS, McCutcheon v. FEC

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Business News Digest – July 2014

In this issue: - SEC v. Citigroup: A New Standard for Reviewing Consent Decrees - Credit Unions Beware – the TARP Watchdog Is Ready to Pounce - Canada's New Anti-Spam Legislation: What Does It Mean for U.S…more

Akamai Technologies, Anti-Spam Legislation, Canada, CASL, Citigroup

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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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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

See All Updates »

IP Buzz - June 2014

In this issue: - Patent Reform: It's Alive! - Nautilus: New Test, Same Application? - Supreme Court Opens Door to Food and Beverage Label Challenges Under Lanham Act - Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank: Another…more

Claim Construction, CLS Bank v Alice Corp, Direct Infringement, Highmark v. Allcare, Lanham Act

See All Updates »

Advertising News & Analysis - July 2014 #2

In this issue: - Cooking up Trouble with Crowdfunding? - FTC Schools L'Oreal USA's "Youth Code" Claims - Will 2014 Retool the New Lanham Act? - Upcoming Events - Excerpt from Cooking up…more

Advertising, Crowdfunding, Fraud, FTC, Kickstarter

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Advertising News & Analysis - June 2014

In this issue: - Leading Product Liability Litigator Jessica Grant Joins Venable's SF Office - FindTheBest's 1-2 Punch KOs Patent Troll - The Other Ski Boot Drops – You Shouldn't Collude Over Endorsers…more

Advertising, Commercial Bankruptcy, FTC, Media, Patent Trolls

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Business News Digest – May 2014

In this issue: - Equal Pay: Revisiting Federal Contractor Compensation Practices and Policies - Legal Considerations for E-Commerce Businesses - FTC and DOJ Issue Antitrust Policy Statement on Sharing…more

See All Updates »

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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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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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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IP Buzz - June 2014

In this issue: - Patent Reform: It's Alive! - Nautilus: New Test, Same Application? - Supreme Court Opens Door to Food and Beverage Label Challenges Under Lanham Act - Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank: Another…more

Claim Construction, CLS Bank v Alice Corp, Direct Infringement, Highmark v. Allcare, Lanham Act

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Business News Digest – May 2014

In this issue: - Equal Pay: Revisiting Federal Contractor Compensation Practices and Policies - Legal Considerations for E-Commerce Businesses - FTC and DOJ Issue Antitrust Policy Statement on Sharing…more

See All Updates »

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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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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IP Buzz - May 2014

In this issue: - Octane and Highmark: Supreme Court Decisions Give District Courts Greater Discretion to Award Fees - The USPTO Grants Two Patents Claiming Diagnostic Methods Post the Supreme Court's Mayo v…more

Allcare Health Managment, Attorney's Fees, Diagnostic Method, Highmark, Highmark v. Allcare

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CPFB Turns Three: Three Years, Big Impact

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) has concluded its third year. Created under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”), the Bureau has taken significant steps to…more

Banking Sector, Banks, CFPB, Consumer Financial Products, Dodd-Frank

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The Download - June 2014

In this issue: - Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Location Privacy Protection Act -Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations’ Hearing and Report on Potential Security Threats…more

Advertising, Big Data, CFPB, Cybersecurity, FTC

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IP Buzz - Post Grant Practice

In this issue: - IPR Spotlight Series: Preparing and Filing a Petition - AIA Trials By Fire: How to Protect Your Patent Portfolio Against PTAB "Death Squads" - Should I Stay or Should I Go [to the PTAB] Now?…more

America Invents Act, Covered Business Method Patents, Design Patent, Inter Partes Review Proceedings, IPR

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Business News Digest – June 2014

In this issue: - SEC Warns Private Equity Fund Advisers about Compliance Shortcomings - Why the 50 Percent Rule Deserves 100 Percent Attention - Exactly How Much Omega-3 Is in There? - Nonprofits…more

Celebrity Endorsements, CFPB, Enforcement, Enforcement Actions, Estate Tax

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IP Buzz - May 2014

In this issue: - Octane and Highmark: Supreme Court Decisions Give District Courts Greater Discretion to Award Fees - The USPTO Grants Two Patents Claiming Diagnostic Methods Post the Supreme Court's Mayo v…more

Allcare Health Managment, Attorney's Fees, Diagnostic Method, Highmark, Highmark v. Allcare

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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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Business News Digest – June 2014

In this issue: - SEC Warns Private Equity Fund Advisers about Compliance Shortcomings - Why the 50 Percent Rule Deserves 100 Percent Attention - Exactly How Much Omega-3 Is in There? - Nonprofits…more

Celebrity Endorsements, CFPB, Enforcement, Enforcement Actions, Estate Tax

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Potential West Coast Port Labor Disruptions Loom Large for Importers and Exporters, Including Those of FDA-Regulated Products

On July 1st, the contract between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) officially expired, increasing the potential of a work stoppage and cargo disruption at West…more

Contract Negotiations, Customs and Border Protection, Exports, Imports, Longshoremen

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Business News Digest – June 2014

In this issue: - SEC Warns Private Equity Fund Advisers about Compliance Shortcomings - Why the 50 Percent Rule Deserves 100 Percent Attention - Exactly How Much Omega-3 Is in There? - Nonprofits…more

Celebrity Endorsements, CFPB, Enforcement, Enforcement Actions, Estate Tax

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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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Political Law Briefing - June 2014

In this issue: - Come and Get Us: Some States in No Hurry to Respond to Supreme Court Ruling on Aggregate Limits - Another One Bites the Dust - Discussion on IRS Rulemaking – Video Available -…more

Aggregation Rules, Election Laws, FEC, IRS, McCutcheon v. FEC

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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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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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IP Buzz - May 2014

In this issue: - Octane and Highmark: Supreme Court Decisions Give District Courts Greater Discretion to Award Fees - The USPTO Grants Two Patents Claiming Diagnostic Methods Post the Supreme Court's Mayo v…more

Allcare Health Managment, Attorney's Fees, Diagnostic Method, Highmark, Highmark v. Allcare

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FINRA Targets Broker-Dealer Order Routing and Execution Quality of Customer Orders

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) has initiated a potentially impactful examination of broker-dealer order routing and execution. FINRA recently issued a targeted examination letter ("Order Routing and…more

Broker-Dealer, Compliance, Enforcement, FINRA

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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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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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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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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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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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IP Buzz - June 2014

In this issue: - Patent Reform: It's Alive! - Nautilus: New Test, Same Application? - Supreme Court Opens Door to Food and Beverage Label Challenges Under Lanham Act - Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank: Another…more

Claim Construction, CLS Bank v Alice Corp, Direct Infringement, Highmark v. Allcare, Lanham Act

See All Updates »

IP Buzz - June 2014

In this issue: - Patent Reform: It's Alive! - Nautilus: New Test, Same Application? - Supreme Court Opens Door to Food and Beverage Label Challenges Under Lanham Act - Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank: Another…more

Claim Construction, CLS Bank v Alice Corp, Direct Infringement, Highmark v. Allcare, Lanham Act

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Advertising News & Analysis - July 2014

In this issue: - Bet You Didn't Hear This About Dr. Oz's Visit to Congress - Don't be Blinded by the Risks of Celebrity Ad Campaigns - It Pays to Watch Your Back End - Think Twice About Claims in…more

Advertising, Celebrity Endorsements, Children's Products, Nutritional Supplements

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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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Insights from a Recent Panel on Navigating AIA Trials

On July 14, 2014, the Bar Association of the District of Columbia presented "Navigating AIA Trials at the USPTO," a panel discussion on the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) trials, which took place at the D.C. office of…more

America Invents Act, Bar Associations, Inter Partes Review Proceedings, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, Patents

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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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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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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

See All Updates »

Advertising News & Analysis - July 2014 #3

In this issue: - Copyright: The Often-Overlooked Brand Protection Tool - Ninth Circuit Frees Taco Bell from TCPA Suit - Operation Choke Point's Unintended Consequences - FTC Chops Plastic Lumber…more

Advertising, Brand, Choke Point, Copyright, FTC

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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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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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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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Business News Digest – July 2014

In this issue: - SEC v. Citigroup: A New Standard for Reviewing Consent Decrees - Credit Unions Beware – the TARP Watchdog Is Ready to Pounce - Canada's New Anti-Spam Legislation: What Does It Mean for U.S…more

Akamai Technologies, Anti-Spam Legislation, Canada, CASL, Citigroup

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Advertising News & Analysis - June 2014 #3

In this issue: - Dan Silverman Provides Analysis of POM Wonderful Decision - Senators to FTC: Knock Off Outlet Knock Offs - Understanding What Just Happened in POM Wonderful v. Coca-Cola - Bitcoin:…more

Bitcoins, Counterfeiting, Marketing, POM Wonderful v Coca Cola, Retailers

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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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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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Advertising News & Analysis - July 2014 #2

In this issue: - Cooking up Trouble with Crowdfunding? - FTC Schools L'Oreal USA's "Youth Code" Claims - Will 2014 Retool the New Lanham Act? - Upcoming Events - Excerpt from Cooking up…more

Advertising, Crowdfunding, Fraud, FTC, Kickstarter

See All Updates »

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

See All Updates »

Advertising News & Analysis - June 2014

In this issue: - Leading Product Liability Litigator Jessica Grant Joins Venable's SF Office - FindTheBest's 1-2 Punch KOs Patent Troll - The Other Ski Boot Drops – You Shouldn't Collude Over Endorsers…more

Advertising, Commercial Bankruptcy, FTC, Media, Patent Trolls

See All Updates »

Business News Digest – May 2014

In this issue: - Equal Pay: Revisiting Federal Contractor Compensation Practices and Policies - Legal Considerations for E-Commerce Businesses - FTC and DOJ Issue Antitrust Policy Statement on Sharing…more

See All Updates »

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

See All Updates »

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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The Download - June 2014

In this issue: - Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Location Privacy Protection Act -Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations’ Hearing and Report on Potential Security Threats…more

Advertising, Big Data, CFPB, Cybersecurity, FTC

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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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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

See All Updates »

Business News Digest – June 2014

In this issue: - SEC Warns Private Equity Fund Advisers about Compliance Shortcomings - Why the 50 Percent Rule Deserves 100 Percent Attention - Exactly How Much Omega-3 Is in There? - Nonprofits…more

Celebrity Endorsements, CFPB, Enforcement, Enforcement Actions, Estate Tax

See All Updates »

Business News Digest – July 2014

In this issue: - SEC v. Citigroup: A New Standard for Reviewing Consent Decrees - Credit Unions Beware – the TARP Watchdog Is Ready to Pounce - Canada's New Anti-Spam Legislation: What Does It Mean for U.S…more

Akamai Technologies, Anti-Spam Legislation, Canada, CASL, Citigroup

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Federal Grant & Contract News for Nonprofits

As part of our ongoing effort to prepare nonprofit organizations for the implementation of the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (commonly known as the "Super…more

Cooperation Agreement, Federal Funding, Non-Profits, OMB, Super Circular

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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

See All Updates »

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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Will There Be Tax Credit Subsidies for Health Coverage Purchased on the Federal

There is no letup in the intensity of the litigation wars surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or in the significance of the matters at issue. In 2012, the Supreme Court narrowly upheld the ACA in the face of a full-scale…more

Affordable Care Act, Healthcare, Healthcare Reform, IRS, Medicare

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Advertising News & Analysis - July 2014 #3

In this issue: - Copyright: The Often-Overlooked Brand Protection Tool - Ninth Circuit Frees Taco Bell from TCPA Suit - Operation Choke Point's Unintended Consequences - FTC Chops Plastic Lumber…more

Advertising, Brand, Choke Point, Copyright, FTC

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Advertising News & Analysis - April 24, 2014

In this issue: - FDA Unveils Long-Awaited E-Cig Regs - Keep Tabs on TCPA Litigation…Or Face Your Own - The Stomach-Turning Fight Over NAD Jurisdiction - Bitcoin Creates Buzz, as Well as Tax and…more

Advertising, Bitcoins, Compliance, E-Cigarettes, FDA

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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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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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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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Performance Management and Discipline in Nonprofits: Common Pitfalls, Unique Challenges, Effective Solutions

In this presentation: - Principles of Performance Management and Discipline - Avoiding Common Pitfalls - Using? “PIPs” ?and ?Other ?Tools? to? Address? Common? Problems - Excerpt from Principles of…more

Non-Profits

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Advertising News & Analysis - May 2014

In this issue: - Leave Your Claims at the Border - Delaware Suit Shows You Can’t Escheat the Tax Man - FDA Sets Limit on Fishy Omega-3 Nutrient Value Claims - Your Guide to Post-Grant Patent…more

Advertising, False Claims Act, FDA, Food Labeling, Patents

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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

See All Updates »

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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FINRA Targets Broker-Dealer Order Routing and Execution Quality of Customer Orders

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) has initiated a potentially impactful examination of broker-dealer order routing and execution. FINRA recently issued a targeted examination letter ("Order Routing and…more

Broker-Dealer, Compliance, Enforcement, FINRA

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The Download - June 2014

In this issue: - Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Location Privacy Protection Act -Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations’ Hearing and Report on Potential Security Threats…more

Advertising, Big Data, CFPB, Cybersecurity, FTC

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Business News Digest – May 2014

In this issue: - Equal Pay: Revisiting Federal Contractor Compensation Practices and Policies - Legal Considerations for E-Commerce Businesses - FTC and DOJ Issue Antitrust Policy Statement on Sharing…more

See All Updates »

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Business News Digest – May 2014

In this issue: - Equal Pay: Revisiting Federal Contractor Compensation Practices and Policies - Legal Considerations for E-Commerce Businesses - FTC and DOJ Issue Antitrust Policy Statement on Sharing…more

See All Updates »

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