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This is the first monthly recap of well-read publications on JD Supra since spring not to be dominated by COVID-19 related matters.

While PPP loan forgiveness makes an appearance (see #14, below), during October our readers also had plenty of other issues on their minds. From artificial intelligence to diversity training in the federal government, from immigration updates to debt collection ... here is a look at some of the most popular work published on the site during October, 2020:

  1. Federal Government Limits Its Contractors From Providing Diversity Training - by Jonathan Crotty at Parker Poe
  2. 2022 Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery Program Announced - by Frances Rayer at Cozen O'Connor
  3. The Future of Carbon Capture and Sequestration - by Aubrey Denton Landry, and Madeline Mathews Thomas at Liskow & Lewis
  4. October Visa Bulletin Effective as USCIS Honors Dates of Filing - by J. Claire Razzolini at Gibney Anthony & Flaherty
  5. FinCEN, OFAC and the IRS Place Virtual Currencies Under a Real-World Regulatory Microscope - by Derek Flint, Brett W. Johnson at Snell & Wilmer
  6. SEC Mike Drop on Rapper and Film Producer Charged With Illegal ICOs - by Richard Levin at Polsinelli
  7. [Podcast] TAKE: The Leadership Podcast - Performance Evaluations -- Cut or Keep? - by Alyson Van Hooser for Thomas Fox Compliance Evangelist
  8. The SEC Gets its Kiks out of a Successful Application of the Howey Test - by Brian Bloomer and Daniel Nathan at Orrick
  9. The City that Never Sleeps on Debt Collection: A Primer on New York City's Debt Collection Regulations - by Anastasia Caton and Thomas Quinn, Jr. at Hudson Cook
  10. Recent IRS Cryptocurrency Memorandum: Surprise, Surprise, It’s Still Taxable - by Jason Freeman at Freeman Law
  11. CFPB, FTC, Federal and State Law Enforcement Crackdown on Corrupt Debt Collectors - by Laura Stock Craven at Goodwin
  12. The Distributed Ledger: Blockchain, Digital Assets and Smart Contracts - October 2020 - by attorneys at Skadden
  13. Election 2020: Proposed Amendments to the Utah Constitution - by Kate Bradshaw and Billy Hesterman at Holland & Hart
  14. IRS Confirms PPP Loan Forgiveness Not Taxable - by D. Robert Morris at Pullman & Comley
  15. Prosecutors and Regulators Focus on Cryptocurrency Platforms and Anti-Money Laundering Requirements - by Daniel Chozick, Danforth Newcomb, Donna Parisi, Reena Agrawal Sahni, Philip Urofsky at Shearman & Sterling
  16. Federal Government Announces Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy - by Michael Chow, Craig Garbe, Samantha Lush and Michelle Yung at Bennett Jones
  17. Good News On USCIS Fees And Expansion Of Premium Processing - by Mariela Benitez, Punam Singh Rogers at Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete
  18. Cryptocurrency 101 – DOJ’s New Cryptocurrency Enforcement Framework Provides Guidance And Promises Of Heightened Scrutiny Of Virtual Assets Through Intergovernmental Collaboration - by Elizabeth Matthews, Branden Stein, Ephraim (Fry) Wernick at Vinson & Elkins
  19. DOJ and IRS May Soon Begin Enforcement Actions Against Virtual Currency Tax Fraudsters - by John Carney, Nicholas Mowbray, Robert Musiala Jr., Jeffrey Paravano, Andrew Serrao at BakerHostetler
  20. FinCEN Issues Guidance on Ransomware Attacks - by Sergio Alvarez-Mena, Samir Jain, Lisa Ledbetter, Lanier Saperstein, Eric Snyder at Jones Day
  21. Artificial Intelligence and Its Impact On The Fashion Industry: Contemporary Legal Considerations - by Ben Natter and Jessica Sblendorio at Haug Partners
  22. Florida's Minimum Wage Rate Increases January 1, 2021 - by Shane Munoz at FordHarrison
  23. DOJ Cryptocurrency Enforcement Framework Highlights Risk for Those Engaged in Virtual Asset and Cryptocurrency Activity - by Michael Dicke, Catherine Kevane, Andrea Louie, Jacob Wittman at Fenwick & West
  24. Litigation Risk in the SPAC World - by Christopher Kercher, Ellison Ward Merkel, Andrew Rossman, R. Brian Timmons at Quinn Emanuel
  25. USPTO Report on Public Views on Artificial Intelligence and IP – Current Laws are Adequate, but Data is Key Issue - by Jennifer Maisel at Rothwell, Figg, Ernst, and Manbeck


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