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Welcome back to an old friend, and goodbye to one we wish we'd had longer. President Trump has reappointed Democrat Chai Feldblum to another term on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Commissioner Feldblum was initially… more

TCPA FCC Petitions Tracker

Kelley Drye’s Communications Practice Group presents this tracker of active Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) petitions before the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”). With the recent increase in litigation regarding… more

The FLSA And Arbitration

I read an interesting post by Daniel Schwartz in the Connecticut Employment Law Blog. It concerned a recent Second Circuit decision that bodes well for employers in the never-ending fight against wage-hour class actions. The case is… more

SEC Acts on Cryptocurrencies and ICOs

In the past few years, and particularly in the past few months, cryptocurrencies or digital currencies – most notably bitcoin and ether – have surged in popularity and dominated the financial press and to some degree even the… more

CFTC Staff Grants Time-Limited Extension of Swap Data Reporting Relief for Certain Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants Established under the Laws of Australia, Canada, the European Union, Japan or Switzerland

On November 30, 2017, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission‘s (“CFTC“) Division of Market Oversight announced in a no-action letter that it had extended relief it provided certain CFTC-registered swap dealers (“SD“) and major… more

The Yangtze Xing Hua

This was a further appeal, to the Court of Appeal, from an LMAA arbitration award, considering the true construction of the sweep-up provision at sub-clause 8(d) of the Inter-Club Agreement 1996 (“ICA ‘96”); specifically, whether the… more

The SEC Refocuses on Retail Investors

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the states traditionally have handled the bulk of retail brokerage investigations, such as the suitability of a retail broker’s investment recommendations or alleged excessive trading… more

Financial Services Weekly News - December 2017 #2

Editor's Note - Attack of the State AGs. On December 12, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and 16 other state attorneys general (State AGs) sent a letter to President Trump arguing that past statements by Mick Mulvaney… more

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