Morgan Lewis

1701 Market Street
Phladelphia, PA 19103-2921, United States

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D.C. Circuit Rejects Challenges to FERC’s Order No. 1000

The court turned back all challenges to FERC’s order, which imposed major regional transmission planning requirements, concluding that FERC has adequately justified the order and acted within its statutory authority…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities

Kazakhstan National Bank Tightens Banking and Price Manipulation Rules

The amendments aim to strengthen the requirements for banks’ net equity and charter capital as well as the price manipulation restrictions…more
| Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

District Court Confirms Caremark Applies to Audit Committee Oversight of Internal Controls

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently granted a motion to dismiss a derivative action in which the plaintiff alleged that the directors of VeriFone Systems, Inc. breached fiduciary duties based…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

New Jersey “Bans the Box” Statewide

New Jersey joins the ranks of states that prohibit certain criminal history inquiries during the hiring process. New Jersey’s Opportunity to Compete Act (OTCA), signed into law on August 11, is the latest among a rising…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Department of State Releases September 2014 Visa Bulletin

The bulletin shows continued forward movement in the EB-2 India category while the cutoff dates in most other employment-based categories remain unchanged…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

10th Circuit Relies On Earnings Release and Compliance with Regulation S-K to Reject Claim of Material Omissions in Public Offering

In United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 880 Pension Fund v. Chesapeake Energy Corporation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of the complaint on a motion for summary…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Business Torts, Securities Law

Mexico Energy Reform: Secondary Legislation Enacted

President Peña Nieto announces short-term plans for accelerating the reform’s implementation. On August 11, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced that federal legislation was enacted to implement the…more
| Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities

OFCCP Proposes Burdensome Annual Submission of Pay Data

The agency will publish “objective industry standards” on acceptable pay differences. On August 6, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published an advance copy of a regulatory proposal that, if…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracting

U.S. Department of Commerce Implements New Russian Oil and Gas Sanctions

The sanctions directly affect companies involved in Russia's oil and gas industries by imposing new export license requirements…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Key Reforms of the Russian Civil Code for Legal Entities

The changes address corporate governance, liability, and other issues. Russia continues to pursue a series of reforms to modernise its civil and commercial laws and improve the business environment. Recent amendments to…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law, Nonprofit Law

Technical Problems with Bureau of Consular Affairs’ Passport/Visa Issuance Systems

Although the Bureau of Consular Affairs is operational, it is currently issuing documents at a reduced capacity; it is expected to take weeks to resume full system functionality…more
| Immigration Law

FinCEN Proposes to Expand Financial Institution Customer Due Diligence Requirements

The proposal would require financial institutions to identify beneficial owners of legal entities and codify existing customer due diligence guidance…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Medical Device Update: FDA Issues Final Guidance on 510(k) Determinations, Use of “Split” Predicates Strongly Discouraged

On July 28, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final guidance titled “The 510(k) Program: Evaluating Substantial Equivalence in Premarket Notifications [510(k)].” Device manufacturers should be aware of key changes…more
| Administrative Law, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Recent SEC Enforcement Action on Internal Control Despite No Other Alleged Violations

A recent SEC-settled administrative action is another reminder of the SEC’s focus on internal control over financial reporting (ICFR). Although prior SEC ICFR charges have been accompanied with allegations of false financial…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order Targets Federal Contractors

The new Executive Order requires reporting of labor law violations, which may jeopardize federal contracts, and requires contractors to agree that certain claims would not be arbitrated without the voluntary postdispute consent…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracting
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