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No Such Thing As A Free Lunch: A Compliance Warning on Lavish Entertainment and Bogus Educational Meetings

Health care practitioners should need no reminder that government authorities closely scrutinize practitioner relationships with the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Reports of payments under the federal...more

FTC Alleges Dental Supply Companies Conspired to Avoid Discounts

Introduction - The federal antitrust agencies are continuing to focus on anticompetitive practices by healthcare companies, most recently in the dental industry. Last month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sued three...more

Compliance into the Weeds-Episode 75, SEC Enforcement Action Against Holmes

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode, Matt Kelly and I take a deep dive into the recent SEC enforcement action against Elizabeth Holmes, the disgraced founder of Theranos, for her massive fraud around the former unicorn. Holmes claimed to have...more

Reefer Madness: Best Practices for Managing Marijuana Use in Senior Care and Housing

Marijuana Perception and Legalization - Once upon a time, Americans viewed marijuana as a dangerous drug leading to serious addiction and crime. According to the 1936 cult classic movie Reefer Madness, “women cry for it...more

Hong Kong Offers New Capital Markets Opportunity for Life Sciences and Healthcare Companies

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Historically, the US, and, in particular, the NASDAQ market, has been the predominant place for IPOs of life sciences and healthcare companies. However, 2018 may be the year in which things start to change....more

Corporate Law & Governance Update - March 2018

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Strategy and the Decline—or Rise—of the Inpatient Hospital - A series of new media reports and consultant commentary on industry evolution highlight the increasing pressure on health system boards to fully engage in...more

Benesch DSO - February 2018 Recap

by Benesch on

Heartland Dental Expands to Washington - Heartland Dental, the largest dental support organization in the country, recently gained its first supported dental office in Washington. This expands the DSO’s nationwide...more

Episode 27 -- Internal Controls and Enforcement Risks

by Michael Volkov on

The FCPA includes a specific requirement that a public company maintain an adequate set of internal controls.  A company's compliance program is one component of a company's internal controls.  Sarbanes-Oxley expended and...more

How Physicians Can Plan For The New 20% Deduction For Qualified Business Income From Pass Through Entities

by Murtha Cullina on

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" into law. Effective as of January 1, 2018, the Act represents the most sweeping changes to the US tax code in the last 30 years. While the most...more

District Of Minnesota Certifies Securities Fraud Class Action But Narrows The End Of Putative Class Period To The Date Of The...

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On January 30, 2018, Judge John R. Tunheim of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota granted class certification in a consolidated securities fraud class action against Medtronic and certain of its...more

Practical GDPR Steps for US-Headquartered Life Sciences Companies

In case you had not heard, the European Union is replacing its current privacy laws with a new, comprehensive General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect May 25, 2018. The essential principles of the EU’s...more

Corporate Law & Governance Update - February 2018

by McDermott Will & Emery on

New Board Removal Action - The removal of four Wells Fargo directors, in connection with other sanctions imposed on the bank by the Federal Reserve, has far reaching implications for the corporate governance of large,...more

More Legislation To Watch

by Reed Smith on

Like a lot of large firms, Reed Smith has a number of blogs. We don’t mention them much because, DDL has product liability pretty well covered, and the others mostly don’t overlap a lot with what we do. But occasionally…....more

Nate Smithson Provides an Update on Tax Reform

by Jackson Walker on

Jackson Walker partner Nate Smithson has prepared an updated guide to tax reform which reflects the senate’s newly-proposed tax bill. The guide covers tax brackets, deductions, capital gains, and other relevant topics in tax...more

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Impact on Tax-Exempt Organizations

On December 22, 2017, President Donald Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Act), which imposes a new excise tax on certain tax-exempt organizations for compensation paid to their covered employees in excess...more

Corporate Law & Governance Update - January 2018

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Technology-Driven Disruption - Recent news stories and governance publications serve to underscore the challenge to health systems posed by innovation-based business model disruption. Health care boards will be expected to...more

Tax Reform: What Does the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Mean for the Healthcare Industry?

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Act”) was signed into law by President Donald Trump on December 22, 2017. The Act changes many provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, from individual and business provisions, to...more

The Life Sciences Report - Winter 2018

Life Beyond FDA Clearance or Approval: The Reimbursement Challenge - To medical device manufacturers, winning premarket approval or 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is only half the battle....more

OIG Scrutiny of Patient Assistance Programs

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Last week, one of the largest charity patient assistance programs in the country, Caring Voice Coalition, announced that it would not be offering financial assistance for any of its disease funds in 2018. This announcement...more

Cannabis Chaos: Justice Department Revokes Obama-Era Guidance on Marijuana Enforcement

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On January 4, 2018, Attorney General Jefferson B. Sessions announced, in a memorandum to all US Attorneys, the immediate revocation of five Obama Administration policies on federal marijuana enforcement, including Guidance...more

Summary of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Act”) was signed into law by President Donald Trump on December 22, 2017. The Act changes many provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, from individual and business provisions, to...more

Focus on ERISA - Tax Reform Includes Benefits and Compensation Provisions

by Dechert LLP on

On December 22, 2017, the tax reform bill, informally known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”), was signed by President Trump. As we noted in our prior OnPoint (available here) with respect to earlier versions of the...more

President Trump Signs Tax Reform Bill Into Law

December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law a sweeping tax reform bill passed by the House and the Senate on Wednesday that will materially affect virtually every sector in the economy, including, perhaps to a greater...more

FCPA Compliance Report-Episode 362-Brian Platz

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode, I visit with Brian Platz who discusses blockchain and his new company Fluree, a new Public Benefit Corporation that has introduced a scalable blockchain database for decentralized applications. ...more

Quasi Guest Post – 50 State Survey On General Jurisdiction Through Consent By Registration To Do Business: Putting Bauman And...

by Reed Smith on

What follows is a collaborative effort between Bexis and Reed Smith‘s Kevin Hara, who helped research and write this post. It’s not really a guest post, but Kevin had such a large hand in it that his contribution deserves to...more

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