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Should Wall Street Fear Mary Jo White?
Learning Points from the International Conference of Data Protection & Privacy Commissioners
On May 7, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB" or “Bureau”) and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced a joint law enforcement effort in U.S. District Court for...more
The CFPB continues to use its enforcement power on service providers, including companies involved in advertising and marketing and lead generation
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the "CFPB") announced it...more
Prosecutors are a fun bunch and they love their jobs and their mission – to prosecute law-breakers for violating the law. ...more
The first problematic contract provision often found in sports industry contracts are arbitration provisions.
Many sports industry owners beleive that arbitration is a helpful way to resolve contractual disputes...more
Premarital agreements allow individuals to make agreements about their property rights and even with regard to future spousal support, although the latter involves complications and special considerations related to...more
MHC Kenworth ruling strengthens enforcement of arbitration provisions, but are they good for your business?
Although public policy generally favors the enforcement of arbitration agreements, Kentucky courts...more
While non-competition agreements remain unenforceable under Oklahoma law, a bill recently signed by Governor Fallin confirms by a new statute that Oklahoma employers may enforce agreements prohibiting a former employee from...more
A host of regulatory and finance reforms have ushered in significant changes for health care entities, and likewise, for the boards that guide them. How can general counsel broach these changes with their boards and steer...more
In its annual letter to the CFPB on its 2012 administrative and enforcement activities related to Regulations B (ECOA), E (Electronic Fund Transfers), Z (TILA) and M (Consumer Leasing), the FTC stressed that it is “committed...more
Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the indictment of two employees of a U.S. broker-dealer, Direct Access Partners, and a senior official in Venezuela’s state economic development bank, Banco de...more
Despite Russia’s reputation for corruption, the anti-bribery climate in Russia is evolving. A recent flurry of anti-bribery legislation, as well as Russia’s ratification of the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign...more
The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) is designed to provide protection for military members as they enter active duty. The Act has origins dating back to the Civil War, but was first solidified in 1940 with the passage...more
I often marvel at some of the stories which come up in the context of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations and enforcement. If you made up some of the things which are reported, I fear that people might find...more
I OVERVIEW OF M&A ACTIVITY -
Given the international financial climate, it is perhaps unsurprising that the past 12 months have seen unpredictable deal flows involving British Virgin Islands (‘BVI’) companies, with...more
If at first you don't succeed, try and try again. That is what the New York City Council (the Council) has done since 2009. And after four years, the result is a controversial sick leave law, the Earned Sick Time Act (the...more
In this issue:
- Product Demonstrations Deliver Reward…and Risk
- Sometimes the Claim is in the Eye of the Beholder
- Viacom v. YouTube Decision Maintains DMCA Safe Harbor for Video Site
Parties may want to resolve trust disputes in arbitration. There are perceived cost savings associated with arbitration, and arbitration can be quicker than normal litigation. But one of the main benefits is that the...more
Kenneth Hatai sued his employer (CalTrans) and his supervisor (Sameer Haddadeen), alleging discrimination based on his Japanese ancestry and the fact that he was not of Arab ancestry like Haddadeen. The case was tried to a...more
UK Supreme Court decision confirms traditional rules on enforcement of all US judgments in England and reverses a significant liberalisation of cross-border bankruptcy law....more
In 2003, Congress passed the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA or “Act”), which updated and replaced the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act. The SCRA has been described as the “greatest single statutory source of...more
Last week, I had the opportunity to hear several high-ranking lawyers with the CFPB speak at PLI’s 18th Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute in Chicago. As an initial matter, the attendees owe a debt of thanks to each...more
Last week, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the sentencing of Paul G. Novak, a former consultant of Willbros International, Inc., a subsidiary of the Houston based Willbros Group, for his role in a conspiracy to...more
The Crime and Courts Bill which received Royal Assent on 25 April 2013 has introduced a new enforcement tool in the UK for fraud, bribery and money laundering offences. The Crime and Courts Act 2013 (the “Act”) which is...more
On April 22, the SEC announced that George Canellos and Andrew Ceresney will share responsibilities as co-directors of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement. Mr. Canellos has been serving as Acting Enforcement Director since...more
In 1997, the Virginia Supreme Court sent a chill down the spines of many companies operating under teaming agreements with a Virginia choice of law provision. In W.J. Schafer Associates, Inc. v. Cordant, Inc., 493 S.E. 2d 514...more
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