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New Paid Family Leave Tax Credit

The recently-enacted Tax Cut and Jobs Act (the “Tax Act”) includes a provision that eases the burden for employers who adopt paid family and medical leave policies. The Tax Act added a new federal tax credit available through 2019 to… more

Avoiding conflicts of interest

Most public officials, especially those at the local level, hold private employment, own businesses and have family in the community. This can make avoiding conflicts of interest a challenge when asked to vote on an ordinance or… more

Tax Reform: Impact on Private Equity and M&A

On December 22, 2017, new tax legislation commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) was signed into law. The Act represents a major overhaul of the U.S. federal tax system and includes many new provisions, as well… more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

John Flannery’s been working hard to right the ship at GE, but the seas have turned choppy again this week on news that the company’s taking a $6.2 billion Q4 write-off “after conducting a review of the insurance portfolio that is part… more

Time’s Up: I am woman, hear me roar

“So I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some… more

McKinsey, South Africa and the FCPA

Do you recall the boycott of South Africa from the 1970s and 1980s as a lexicon of the global fight against apartheid? The boycott extended from business to sporting events and everything in between. The campaign was one of the key… more

Supreme Court to Review SEC ALJs

On January 12, the US Supreme Court agreed to review the constitutionality of the SEC’s administrative law judges. On November 29, 2017, the SEC did an abrupt about-face, telling the Court it now regards its ALJs as inferior… more

Ag-Gag Law Update

On June 22, 2017, September 15, 2017 and October 12, 2017, we blogged about so-called ag-gag laws, laws designed to prevent investigative journalism about producers of food. These laws raise serious First Amendment questions and many… more

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