Barack Hussein Obama is the 44th President of the United States. President Obama is a Democrat and was originally elected to the Presidency in 2008. He was elected for a second-term in November of 2012.
Stealth Lawyer: Ruchi Bhowmik, Deputy Cabinet Secretary
President Obama Appoints Three Members to NLRB, but Will They Be Confirmed?
What You Need to Know About New Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez
Unlocking Your Cell Phone Is Now Illegal, but Not for Long
As Expected, Noel Canning v. NLRB Headed to the Supreme Court
What Companies Should Do to Prepare for Implementation of Cybersecurity Executive Order
Obama Administration Calls for Free Access to Federally Funded Research
How to Respond to President Obama's Cybersecurity Executive Order
$300 Million Dairy Settlement Will Bring Reform, Lawyer Says
Where Does the Cybersecurity Executive Order Hit and Miss the Mark?
A New World for Mortgage Banking – What You Need to Know About the CFPB’s Final Mortgage Servicing Rules
Should Wall Street Fear Mary Jo White?
What Next for the NLRB?
Same-Sex Marriage Cases in 90 Seconds
Obama's SCOTUS Shortlist
What to Expect from the Supreme Court During Obama’s Second Term
Clearing up the Rumors around Health Reform Delays: What Really Happened, What Won’t and Steps Employers and Insurers Can Take Now -
Rumors are flying in health policy circles that the Obama Administration might delay...more
On May 17, President Obama issued a presidential memorandum to aid in streamline permitting processes for infrastructure projects. The memorandum creates a steering committee whose goal is to cut project completion times in...more
May 22 (Bloomberg) -- Rachana "Ruchi" Bhowmik, former Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Cabinet Secretary at The White House, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about her transition from practicing law to...more
In a 2-1 decision, the Third Circuit has held that the President's recess appointment of Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board was invalid because he was not appointed during an intersession break of Congress as...more
A second federal appellate court holds that President Obama's NLRB recess appointments were invalid and potentially calls into question every Board decision since March 2010....more
In late January, the D.C. Circuit ruled in Noel Canning that President Barack Obama’s January 2012 recess appointments of Members Richard Griffin, Terrence Flynn (who has since resigned), and Sharon Block to the National...more
In This Issue:
Energy & Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Energy; Environmental Protection Agency; Department of Interior; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Department of Commerce; Department...more
The White House recently released its Fiscal Year 2014 budget proposal, and there are many suggested changes that will impact individuals, businesses, and estates. Several of these proposals—particularly on the estate and...more
The Obama Administration recently released its budget proposal for the federal government’s upcoming fiscal year of October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014. The budget proposal contains a variety of changes to the tax laws...more
On March 22, Senators Max Baucus (D-MT) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the Chairman and Ranking Member, respectively, of the Senate Committee on Finance, sent a letter to Ambassador Demetrios Marantis, the Acting United States Trade...more
On May 1, President Obama announced the nomination of Representative Mel Watt (D-NC) to serve as Director of the FHFA. Mr. Watt has represented portions of Charlotte and other North Carolina communities since 1993 and...more
The Tax Policy Center (the “TPC“) has published its analysis of the tax proposals included in President Obama’s 2014 budget. The analysis finds that President Obama’s proposals would have the intended effect of...more
The President’s recent budget proposal would impose a new cap on tax-favored retirement benefits.
Annual contributions and accruals under tax-favored plans are already limited, but this would be a complex new limit...more
A glimpse at President Obama’s recently released 2013-2014 federal budget proposal reveals major steps in funding for energy projects. A sizeable $28.4 billion allocation has been set aside for The Department of Energy...more
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
On April 10, 2013, the White House released its proposed budget for fiscal year 2014. The budget contains significant tax proposals related to renewable energy, research and job creation, as well as numerous changes affecting...more
President Obama has nominated Anthony Foxx, the Mayor of Charlotte to replace Ray LaHood as Secretary of Transportation. Mayor Foxx oversaw several large transportation projects during his tenure as mayor, including the...more
Welcome to King & Spalding's economic development news bulletin, Investing in Georgia. In this edition, you will find:
- A report from two key leaders of the Georgia General Assembly regarding the recently concluded...more
On April 25, the DOJ and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) filed a petition seeking U.S. Supreme Court review of the D.C. Circuit Court’s January 25, 2013 decision invalidating the appointment of three NLRB members....more
Since the passage of The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and the submission of the President's federal budget proposal for 2014, it is clear that high net worth and high income taxpayers continue to be under attack....more
On April 10, President Obama unveiled his $3.78 trillion proposed budget for FY2014. The proposed budget included funding increases for several agencies charged with administering and enforcing the nation’s major labor and...more
Today, the President met with Senator McCain and Senator Schumer to discuss commonsense immigration reform. In a statement released earlier, President Obama said...more
The Elvis impersonator could breath a sigh of relief. After he was arrested last week for suspicion of mailing ricin poison to several public officials, Paul Kevin Curtis was cleared of all charges Tuesday....more
In This Issue:
- Regulators Could Step in with Tougher Rules as Bank Profits Rise
- Bill Would Force Study of Basel III Impact on Bank Capital Costs
- Regulator Wants Enforcement Powers Against Bank...more
The U.S. State and Commerce Departments have published amendments to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) as a major step in implementing changes to export...more
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