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Kaye & Mohorovic CPSC Confirmation Hearing Set for April 8th

The rumor is now confirmed. The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation officially announced it will hold the confirmation hearing for CPSC Chairman nominee, Elliot Kaye, and Commissioner nominee, Joe...more

Special Compensation Arrangements with Dissident Director Nominees

Certain activist shareholders involved in proxy contests have offered special compensation (e.g., a fee for agreeing to be nominated on the activist’s slate or performance-related bonuses after election) to their director...more

Elliot Kaye Nominated as New Chairman of the CPSC

The long awaited announcement of a new CPSC Chairman is finally here. After more than a year of speculation and intrigue, the search ended right where it started today when President Obama announced that Elliot Kaye is his...more

More CFPB Senior Staff Changes Announced

On March 12, the CFPB announced several new senior officials, as described below. We also have learned that Peter Carroll, the CFPB’s Assistant Director for Mortgage Markets, will be leaving the Bureau later this month....more

Senate Blocks DOJ Civil Rights Division Nominee

On March 5, the Senate voted 47-52 on a procedural motion that would have advanced President Obama’s nomination of Debo Adegbile to serve as Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division. Seven Democrats joined all voting...more

Enforcement Director Norman Bay Nominated to Chair FERC

In a press release issued last Thursday, January 30, 2014, the White House announced that the President intends to nominate the current Director of the Office of Enforcement of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC),...more

President Obama Nominates Norman Bay To Be Next FERC Chairman

President Obama has nominated Norman Bay to be the next Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Bay currently serves as FERC’s Director of Enforcement. Prior to joining FERC in 2009, Bay was a professor...more

Norman Bay tapped as next FERC chairman

In a move that portends continued intense enforcement of federal energy laws, President Obama has nominated Norman Bay to serve as the next chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. ...more

Enforcer Nominated as FERC Chair

Enforcement experience and a prior Senate confirmation are features of President Obama’s choice to replace Jon Wellinghoff as a FERC Commissioner and Chairman. Norman Bay, the nominee, currently serves as the Director of the...more

Capital Thinking: Homeland Security

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - Homeland Security Nominations - The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee held a nomination hearing for President Barack Obama’s nominee to become the next Inspector...more

New NLRB G.C. Plots Activist Course

The General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board serves important policy-making and prosecutorial decision-making roles. While the “GC” acts independently of the adjudicative “Board” arm of the agency, both, in a...more

Capital Thinking: Environment and Natural Resources

Nominations for U.S. Department of the Interior and EPA - On Tuesday, December 17, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will meet to consider the nomination of Neil Kornze to become the Director of the...more

Commissioner Adler is now the Acting Chairman of the CPSC

We first wrote about Chairman Tenenbaum departing the CPSC and Commissioner Bob Adler assuming the role of Acting Chairman back in October. Last week the CPSC issued a press release confirming that Commissioner Adler became...more

PA Tax Law News -- December 2013: Board of Finance and Revenue Changes Awaited

As this issue went to press we awaited official announcement of the Governor’s two nominees, and the State Treasurer’s designee, to the Board of Finance and Revenue. The Board was reconstituted by Act 52 of 2013 (see article...more

Energy And Environment Update -- November 13, 2013

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Department of Treasury; Environmental Protection Agency; International; States; and...more

Capital Thinking: General Legislative

Due to observance of Veterans’ Day, the Senate will not be in session today, Monday, November 11. The Senate will convene tomorrow, Tuesday, November 12, at 2:00 pm, and after any leader remarks the Senate will be in a period...more

Senate Blocks FHFA Director Nomination

On October 31, the U.S. Senate voted 56-42 on a procedural motion and blocked the advance of President Obama’s nomination of Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC) to serve as FHFA Director. The nomination needed 60 votes to clear the...more

Former CPSC Chief of Staff Nominated for Republican Commissioner Vacancy at CPSC

Yesterday President Obama announced his intent to nominate Joseph P. Mohorovic as a Commissioner on the Consumer Product Safety Commission. If confirmed by the Senate, he would succeed former Republican Commissioner Nancy...more

Senate Confirms National Labor Relations Board Nomination of Richard Griffin as General Counsel

On October 29, 2013, the Senate approved President Obama’s nomination of Richard F. Griffin, Jr. to the position of general counsel to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the Board). Since Republicans had been...more

Furloughed NLRB Employees Return to Work — Will GC Nominee Griffin be Next?

On the same day that furloughed federal government employees are returning to work, it is being reported that a roll call vote will be scheduled in the Senate to invoke cloture (i.e., end debate) on the nomination of Richard...more

President Obama Announces Nomination For DOJ Criminal Chief

On September 17, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Leslie R. Caldwell to serve as the DOJ’s Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division. Ms. Caldwell currently is a partner at Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP where...more

Capital Thinking: Technology & Communications

Legislative Activity - Senate Commerce Committee Evaluates FCC And FTC Nominees - The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing on Wednesday, September 18 to consider the...more

Capital Thinking - Financial Services

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - This Week’s Hearings: Tuesday, September 10: The Senate Banking Committee will hold a hearing on the nominations of Ms. Wanda Felton to be First Vice President of the Export-Import...more

Capital Thinking: Technology and Communications

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - FCC Nominations - The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation is expected to hold a confirmation hearing on Republican Michael O’Reilly’s nomination to serve as a...more

President Obama Announces Plan To Nominate Federal Reserve Board Governor For Deputy Treasury Secretary

On July 31, President Obama announced that he will nominate Federal Reserve Board Governor Sarah Bloom Raskin as Deputy Treasury Secretary....more

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