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To amparo or not to amparo?

José Alberro, director at Berkeley Research Group in California, examines stock market punishment and enforcement of the Mexican Federal Competition Commission decisions In the Mexican legal system, the recurso de amparo…more

Anti-Monopoly, Competition, Enforcement, Monopolization

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Baseload Choices are Tough: They Will Get Tougher

Berkeley Research Group’s authors used GIPSY™, a proprietary electric sector planning model, to evaluate the long-term interplay among U.S. Environmental Protection Agency greenhouse gas policy, retirement of the existing…more

Carbon Emissions, Energy, Environmental Policies, EPA, Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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7 Key Roles of a Successful Startup CEO

In your experience, what’s the most important role that a startup CEO should fulfill? That’s the question we put recently to JD Supra contributors, many of whom have spent years working with successful entrepreneurs in various…more

Business Formation, CEOs, Legal Perspectives, Startups

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GovCon Research Report: October - December 2013

In This Issue: - National Defense Authorization Act Of Fiscal Year 2014 - OMB Final Guidance - Key Federal Acquisition Regulation Updates - Defense Contract Audit Agency Guidance - Key Defense Federal…more

Defense Contracts, DOD, Federal Acquisition Regulations, Federal Contractors, GAO

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BRG Review - June 2013, Volume 3, Issue 1

In This Issue: - Letter from the Editor — C. Paul Wazzan, Ph.D. - Introduction to Observational Studies Articles for the BRG Review — David Lewin, Ph.D. - ARTICLES: - Observational Studies in Wage and…more

Classification, Data Collection, Documentation, Misclassification, Research Tools

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Here Comes the Sun: What You Need to Know about the Sunshine Act and Its Implementing Rules

After years of deliberation, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published its long-awaited regulations to implement the specific requirements of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act (Sunshine) on February 1, 2013…more

Affordable Care Act, CMS, Healthcare, Healthcare Professionals, Medical Devices

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GovCon Research Report: October - December 2013

In This Issue: - National Defense Authorization Act Of Fiscal Year 2014 - OMB Final Guidance - Key Federal Acquisition Regulation Updates - Defense Contract Audit Agency Guidance - Key Defense Federal…more

Defense Contracts, DOD, Federal Acquisition Regulations, Federal Contractors, GAO

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BRG Review: Winter 2014 - Volume 4, Issue 1

In This Issue: - Introduction - Market Share Liability from an Economics Perspective - The Safety of Chemical Products - Chemical Leaks and Spills - Excerpt from Introduction: An important…more

Chemicals, Clean Water Act, Contaminated Properties, Liability, Oil Spills

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Financial Institutions Practice - Quarterly Review (October 2013)

In This Issue: - “The Upfront Costs of Compliance Are Looking More Like a Bargain Every Day” and “How to Minimise the Risk of Insider Trading and Leaking of Material Information” (October-December), Risk &…more

Advertising, Anti-Money Laundering, Captive Insurance Company, Compliance, Corporate Counsel

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Financial Institutions Practice - Quarterly Review (October 2013)

In This Issue: - “The Upfront Costs of Compliance Are Looking More Like a Bargain Every Day” and “How to Minimise the Risk of Insider Trading and Leaking of Material Information” (October-December), Risk &…more

Advertising, Anti-Money Laundering, Captive Insurance Company, Compliance, Corporate Counsel

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Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Proposed Rule Change Adds New Requirements for Contractors’ Business Systems

On July 15, 2014, the Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) issued DFARS Case 2012-D042, a proposed rule adding new requirements for applicable contractors to annually self-assess their estimating systems, accounting…more

Defense Aquistion Regulations, Defense Contracts, DPAP, Federal Contractors, Proposed Regulation

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Implications of a Switch to a Territorial Tax System in the United States: A Critical Comparison to the Current System

I. Introduction and Executive Summary - This paper examines the effects of a switch in the U.S. corporate tax system from the current worldwide tax system with deferral to a territorial tax system consistent with those…more

Corporate Taxes, Foreign Earned Income, Multinationals, OECD, Tax Reform

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BRG Review - June 2013, Volume 3, Issue 1

In This Issue: - Letter from the Editor — C. Paul Wazzan, Ph.D. - Introduction to Observational Studies Articles for the BRG Review — David Lewin, Ph.D. - ARTICLES: - Observational Studies in Wage and…more

Classification, Data Collection, Documentation, Misclassification, Research Tools

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7 Key Roles of a Successful Startup CEO

In your experience, what’s the most important role that a startup CEO should fulfill? That’s the question we put recently to JD Supra contributors, many of whom have spent years working with successful entrepreneurs in various…more

Business Formation, CEOs, Legal Perspectives, Startups

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Ten Ways to Energize Research Organization Collaborations

Energizing Research Organization Collaborations Research collaborations that extend across organization — universities, hospitals, independent research institutes, national labs, companies, etc.— require a certain amount of…more

Collaboration, Hospitals, Laboratories, Nonprofit Research Organizations, Return on Equity

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Has the Presence of Smartphone Recycling Kiosks in Major U.S. Cities Affected the Incidence of Robbery and Larceny?

In recent years, many areas of the United States have experienced a surge in crimes involving the theft of mobile devices. According to Consumer Reports, an estimated 3.1 million mobile devices were stolen in the United States…more

Cell Phones, Crime Statistics, FBI, Larceny, Mobile Devices

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Financial Institutions Practice - Quarterly Review (October 2013)

In This Issue: - “The Upfront Costs of Compliance Are Looking More Like a Bargain Every Day” and “How to Minimise the Risk of Insider Trading and Leaking of Material Information” (October-December), Risk &…more

Advertising, Anti-Money Laundering, Captive Insurance Company, Compliance, Corporate Counsel

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Bitcoin Does Not Need a Ban, It Needs Enlightened Regulation

If an outright ban of Bitcoin is not the correct approach, what is? More to the point, what does Bitcoin (and virtual currency in general) need to for legitimacy?…more

Bitcoins, Legal Perspectives, Virtual Currency

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Federal Acquisition Regulation: Expansion of Applicability of Senior Executive Compensation Benchmark

Effective May 30, 2014, the DoD, GSA, and NASA adopted as final an interim rule that updates FAR 31.205-6(p), “Limitation on allowability of compensation for certain contractor personnel.”…more

DOD, Executive Compensation, FAR, Federal Contractors, GSA

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BRG Review - June 2013, Volume 3, Issue 1

In This Issue: - Letter from the Editor — C. Paul Wazzan, Ph.D. - Introduction to Observational Studies Articles for the BRG Review — David Lewin, Ph.D. - ARTICLES: - Observational Studies in Wage and…more

Classification, Data Collection, Documentation, Misclassification, Research Tools

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Financial Institutions Practice - Quarterly Review (October 2013)

In This Issue: - “The Upfront Costs of Compliance Are Looking More Like a Bargain Every Day” and “How to Minimise the Risk of Insider Trading and Leaking of Material Information” (October-December), Risk &…more

Advertising, Anti-Money Laundering, Captive Insurance Company, Compliance, Corporate Counsel

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GovCon Research Report: July - September 2013

In This Issue: - SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION - DOD OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORTS - KEY FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION (FAR) UPDATES - KEY DEFENSE ACQUISITION REGULATION (DFAR) UPDATES -…more

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Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Proposed Rule Change Adds New Requirements for Contractors’ Business Systems

On July 15, 2014, the Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) issued DFARS Case 2012-D042, a proposed rule adding new requirements for applicable contractors to annually self-assess their estimating systems, accounting…more

Defense Aquistion Regulations, Defense Contracts, DPAP, Federal Contractors, Proposed Regulation

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GovCon Research Report: October - December 2013

In This Issue: - National Defense Authorization Act Of Fiscal Year 2014 - OMB Final Guidance - Key Federal Acquisition Regulation Updates - Defense Contract Audit Agency Guidance - Key Defense Federal…more

Defense Contracts, DOD, Federal Acquisition Regulations, Federal Contractors, GAO

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Financial Institutions Practice - Quarterly Review (October 2013)

In This Issue: - “The Upfront Costs of Compliance Are Looking More Like a Bargain Every Day” and “How to Minimise the Risk of Insider Trading and Leaking of Material Information” (October-December), Risk &…more

Advertising, Anti-Money Laundering, Captive Insurance Company, Compliance, Corporate Counsel

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Impact on Medicare Payments of Shift in Site of Care for Chemotherapy Administration

Two independent trends, acting in combination, are currently resulting in increased Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) chemotherapy payments. The first trend is a shift in the site of care for cancer patients from physicians’…more

Cancer, CMS, Fee-for-Service, Healthcare, Hospitals

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Issues in Public–Private Partnerships (Part 1 & 2)

As public–private partnerships (P3) become an increasingly popular delivery model, a new set of risks has begun to arise for both owners and bidders seeking to win projects. Based on experience, BRG sees common areas where…more

Contract Drafting, Public-Private Partnerships, Risk Management

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Baseload Choices are Tough: They Will Get Tougher

Berkeley Research Group’s authors used GIPSY™, a proprietary electric sector planning model, to evaluate the long-term interplay among U.S. Environmental Protection Agency greenhouse gas policy, retirement of the existing…more

Carbon Emissions, Energy, Environmental Policies, EPA, Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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NATS: Are They a Long-Term Solution to the IPv4 Address Shortage?

As the world approaches an acute global shortage of IPv4 addresses, an important debate has arisen regarding how effective Network Address Translation (NAT) systems are as a solution to serve the growing mobile user base of the…more

Internet, IPv4 Addresses, NATs

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GOVCON Research Report: April — June 2013

In This Issue: - GSA SCHEDULE MATTERS - DOD OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORTS - PERTINENT GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE (GAO) AUDIT REPORTS - KEY FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION (FAR) UPDATES - KEY DEFENSE…more

Audit Reports, Audits, Defense Aquistion Regulations, Defense Contracts, DOD

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Yellow Cabs as Red Corpuscles

Data obtained from New York City’s Taxi & Limousine Commission highlights the importance of yellow cabs in the city’s transportation infrastructure. In 2011, for example, there were nearly 180 million cab rides. In this paper,…more

Infrastructure, Taxi Cabs

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NASA Proposed Rule: Clarification of Profit and Fee on Federal Financial Assistance Awards (RIN 2700-AD79)

NASA is proposing to revise the NASA Grant & Cooperative Agreement Handbook to clarify that the agency does not pay profit or fee on Federal Financial Assistance awards (i.e., grants and cooperative agreements) to non-profit…more

Federal Grants, NASA

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GovCon Research Report: October - December 2013

In This Issue: - National Defense Authorization Act Of Fiscal Year 2014 - OMB Final Guidance - Key Federal Acquisition Regulation Updates - Defense Contract Audit Agency Guidance - Key Defense Federal…more

Defense Contracts, DOD, Federal Acquisition Regulations, Federal Contractors, GAO

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Implications of a Switch to a Territorial Tax System in the United States: A Critical Comparison to the Current System

I. Introduction and Executive Summary - This paper examines the effects of a switch in the U.S. corporate tax system from the current worldwide tax system with deferral to a territorial tax system consistent with those…more

Corporate Taxes, Foreign Earned Income, Multinationals, OECD, Tax Reform

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BRG Review: Winter 2014 - Volume 4, Issue 1

In This Issue: - Introduction - Market Share Liability from an Economics Perspective - The Safety of Chemical Products - Chemical Leaks and Spills - Excerpt from Introduction: An important…more

Chemicals, Clean Water Act, Contaminated Properties, Liability, Oil Spills

See All Updates »

Here Comes the Sun: What You Need to Know about the Sunshine Act and Its Implementing Rules

After years of deliberation, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published its long-awaited regulations to implement the specific requirements of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act (Sunshine) on February 1, 2013…more

Affordable Care Act, CMS, Healthcare, Healthcare Professionals, Medical Devices

See All Updates »

GovCon Research Report: July - September 2013

In This Issue: - SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION - DOD OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORTS - KEY FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION (FAR) UPDATES - KEY DEFENSE ACQUISITION REGULATION (DFAR) UPDATES -…more

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Regulating for Growth: Asymmetric Regulation of Electronic Communications in Emerging Economies

1. INTRODUCING REGULATING FOR GROWTH - Regulating for Growth (RfG) is an initiative to harness knowledge and experience in the communications sector to create a series of analyses and guidelines to assist practical and…more

Economic Development, Emerging Markets, Infrastructure, Regulatory Standards, Telecommunications

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Implications of a Switch to a Territorial Tax System in the United States: A Critical Comparison to the Current System

I. Introduction and Executive Summary - This paper examines the effects of a switch in the U.S. corporate tax system from the current worldwide tax system with deferral to a territorial tax system consistent with those…more

Corporate Taxes, Foreign Earned Income, Multinationals, OECD, Tax Reform

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Financial Institutions Practice - Quarterly Review (October 2013)

In This Issue: - “The Upfront Costs of Compliance Are Looking More Like a Bargain Every Day” and “How to Minimise the Risk of Insider Trading and Leaking of Material Information” (October-December), Risk &…more

Advertising, Anti-Money Laundering, Captive Insurance Company, Compliance, Corporate Counsel

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Impact on Medicare Payments of Shift in Site of Care for Chemotherapy Administration

Two independent trends, acting in combination, are currently resulting in increased Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) chemotherapy payments. The first trend is a shift in the site of care for cancer patients from physicians’…more

Cancer, CMS, Fee-for-Service, Healthcare, Hospitals

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BRG Review: Winter 2014 - Volume 4, Issue 1

In This Issue: - Introduction - Market Share Liability from an Economics Perspective - The Safety of Chemical Products - Chemical Leaks and Spills - Excerpt from Introduction: An important…more

Chemicals, Clean Water Act, Contaminated Properties, Liability, Oil Spills

See All Updates »

NATS: Are They a Long-Term Solution to the IPv4 Address Shortage?

As the world approaches an acute global shortage of IPv4 addresses, an important debate has arisen regarding how effective Network Address Translation (NAT) systems are as a solution to serve the growing mobile user base of the…more

Internet, IPv4 Addresses, NATs

See All Updates »

GovCon Research Report: October - December 2013

In This Issue: - National Defense Authorization Act Of Fiscal Year 2014 - OMB Final Guidance - Key Federal Acquisition Regulation Updates - Defense Contract Audit Agency Guidance - Key Defense Federal…more

Defense Contracts, DOD, Federal Acquisition Regulations, Federal Contractors, GAO

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GovCon Research Report: October - December 2013

In This Issue: - National Defense Authorization Act Of Fiscal Year 2014 - OMB Final Guidance - Key Federal Acquisition Regulation Updates - Defense Contract Audit Agency Guidance - Key Defense Federal…more

Defense Contracts, DOD, Federal Acquisition Regulations, Federal Contractors, GAO

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Has the Presence of Smartphone Recycling Kiosks in Major U.S. Cities Affected the Incidence of Robbery and Larceny?

In recent years, many areas of the United States have experienced a surge in crimes involving the theft of mobile devices. According to Consumer Reports, an estimated 3.1 million mobile devices were stolen in the United States…more

Cell Phones, Crime Statistics, FBI, Larceny, Mobile Devices

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Impact on Medicare Payments of Shift in Site of Care for Chemotherapy Administration

Two independent trends, acting in combination, are currently resulting in increased Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) chemotherapy payments. The first trend is a shift in the site of care for cancer patients from physicians’…more

Cancer, CMS, Fee-for-Service, Healthcare, Hospitals

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