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LightBay Capital Raises $615 Million for Debut Fund

by McGuireWoods LLP on

LightBay Capital has announced it has raised $615 for its inaugural private equity fund. The fund, LightBay Investment Partners LP, exceeded its target of $450 million....more

New Year’s Resolution #5: Four Employee Benefits Resolutions for 2018!

Happy New Year! It’s that time when we all vow to better ourselves in the months ahead. Resolutions abound, and they need not be limited to individual self-improvement. Employers too have many opportunities for betterment in...more

Cannabis Podcast — Update on Sessions Memo

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

On January 4, 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo to all U.S. Attorneys discussing marijuana enforcement. The one-page memo rescinds previous DOJ guidance on marijuana enforcement, and has been seen by some as...more

The State AG Report Weekly Update

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AG Elections- Democrat Clare Kindall Declares Candidacy for Connecticut Attorney General- Democrat Clare Kindall, an Assistant AG at the Connecticut AG’s office, announced her bid for Connecticut AG in 2018. ...more

CMS announces new voluntary episode-payment program: BPCI Advanced

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

On Jan. 9, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new voluntary episode-payment program, Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced). Following on the success of the initial...more

CMS Proposes New Voluntary Bundled Payment Model

by Holland & Knight LLP on

On January 9, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new voluntary bundled-payment demonstration program, also known as Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Advanced. The new model will test...more

The Department of Labor’s Newly Issued Association Health Plan Proposed Regulations Include Welcome Changes for Employers But...

On January 3, 2018, the Department of Labor issued proposed regulations that will make it easier for small employers to band together to form “association health plans” (“AHPs”), thereby providing access to more liberal...more

Blockchain: Health Care’s Next Great Disruptor?

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Blockchain is rapidly becoming the focus of conversations regarding health care disruption, and for good reason. What started out as a means for cryptocurrency is now making waves in a variety of industries, set to...more

ERISA Newsletter - Fourth Quarter 2017

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Editor's Overview - For over two decades, federal law has required covered health plans and insurers to ensure that certain mental health benefits are in parity with offered medical/surgical benefits. The meaning of...more

ML Strategies Outlook: Health Care

“We’re going to have to get back next year at entitlement reform, which is how you tackle the debt and the deficit” Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House. Happy New Year!?! - 2017 was an eventful year for health care, and...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

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: NovaQuest Acquires Viamet Pharmaceuticals

by McGuireWoods LLP on

NovaQuest Capital Management has agreed to acquire Viamet Pharmaceuticals, according to a news release. Viamet, based in Durham, N.C., is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and...more

Call Waiting? Challengers Continue to Await Ruling in Appeal of 2015 TCPA Order

We continue to await a ruling from the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit in the appeal of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) July 2015 Omnibus Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) Declaratory Ruling and...more

Leading Private Equity Firms That Invest in Healthcare (Part V)

by McGuireWoods LLP on

In 2016, we published a four-part series highlighting some of the more active private equity investors in the healthcare and life science space. Throughout 2017, we continued to see even more PE investors turn toward...more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: TA Associates Invests in Healix

by McGuireWoods LLP on

TA Associates has announced a strategic growth investment in Healix. Healix, based in Sugar Land, Texas, is a provider of infusion therapy management services and compounded intravenous pharmaceuticals for physician...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

The State AG Report Weekly Update

by Cozen O'Connor on

AG Elections- Republican Todd Atwater Announces Bid for South Carolina Attorney General- Republican state Representative Todd Atwater has declared his candidacy for South Carolina AG in 2018. ...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Breakingviews on Broadcom’s threat to Qualcomm’s board in the form of a slate of 11 director nominees for the company it has, so far, unsuccessfully attempted to purchase....more

Employee Benefits Developments - November 2017

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

The Employee Benefits practice group is pleased to present the Benefits Developments Newsletter for the month of November 2017. Minimum Required Distributions – IRS Guidance for Handling Missing Participants - Missing...more

KKR Closes $1.45 Billion Healthcare Fund

by McGuireWoods LLP on

KKR has announced the closing of a new $1.45 billion fund, the KKR Health Care Strategic Growth Fund. As its name suggests, the fund is dedicated to healthcare growth equity investment opportunities, specifically within...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Here’s the inside scoop on “Sheltered Harbor,” a “doomsday project” from US banks that they hope will “prevent a run on the financial system should one of them suffer a debilitating cyberattack.” The gargantuan voluntary...more

Social Security Administration Corrects and Updates Wage Base for 2018

On November 27, 2017, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that it is adjusting the maximum earnings subject to the Social Security tax for 2018 to $128,400. As we have previously posted, the SSA had announced...more

Cannabis Industry FAQ - December 2017

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

In July of 2017 Pepper Hamilton formalized our cannabis industry group by drawing together attorneys from a variety of practice areas to make a multidisciplinary team. Those practices included attorneys with experience in...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - November 2017 #4

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

Intel has confirmed it has a bug in its remote server management tool. The tool, known as Management Engine, permits administrators of IT systems to access devices remotely to apply updates or troubleshoot problems for users....more

GI Partners Closes Fifth Fund With $2.7 Billion

by McGuireWoods LLP on

GI Partners has announced the closing of its fifth fund, Fund V. It was oversubscribed at its hard cap of $2.7 billion, surpassing the target of $2.3 billion....more

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