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Cryptocurrency Update: CFTC Reaffirms Jurisdiction Over Certain Virtual Currency Transactions

There is little question that virtual currency will be subject to increasing regulatory oversight as it continues its steady march towards the mainstream. On October 17, 2017, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) made…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Looking Beyond Patents at the International Trade Commission—Is the ITC an Underutilized Forum?

The United States International Trade Commission (“ITC”) is an independent, quasi-judicial federal agency responsible for enforcing Section 337 of the Tariff Act, a trade statute designed to protect U.S. industries from injuries…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

SEC Issues Guidance on Non-GAAP Financial Measures in Business Combination Projections

On October 17, 2017, the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance issued new guidance clarifying the circumstances under which financial forecasts included in registration statements, proxy statements or tender offer statements…more
 /  Business Organizations, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

SEC Proposes Amendments to Modernize and Simplify Regulation S-K

On October 11, 2017, at the first open meeting under Chairman Jay Clayton’s tenure, the SEC proposed amendments to modernize and simplify certain disclosure requirements in Regulation S-K. The proposed amendments are largely…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

The Compliance Challenge: Managing Legal & Regulatory Risk [Video]

Ryan Rohlfsen, a Ropes & Gray government enforcement partner, highlights findings from a new report on legal and regulatory risk management, based on a global survey of 300 in-house professionals. To learn more about the report,…more
 /  Administrative Law

Life Sciences Quarterly: A View From Washington: What to Expect From the SEC  [Video]

What should we expect from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission regarding the status of new and existing initiatives by Congress and SEC policy, and how will it affect disclosure, governance and capital formation? In…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Securities Law

California Enacts Bill on Drug Pricing Transparency

On October 9, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed into law what may be the most comprehensive prescription drug pricing transparency bill in the country. The bill, SB-17, is intended to foster transparency in…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health, Insurance, Science, Computers, & Technology

SEC Files Fraud Charges Relating to ICO Schemes

Two months after warning investors that some digital tokens or coins may qualify as securities under the federal securities laws, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or the Commission) on September 29, 2017 brought its…more
 /  Business Organizations, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Shanghai Tightens Industry Interactions with HCPs

In August 2017, multiple departments of Shanghai government, led by Shanghai’s Health and Family Planning Commission (“Shanghai HFPC”), jointly issued a series of administrative rules (collectively, “Recent Shanghai Rules”) to…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

China’s Central Government Unveils Final Policy for Drug and Device Regulatory Reform

Based on the CFDA’s policy proposals published in May 2017, China’s central government announced its final policy for drug and device regulatory reform on October 8, 2017 (“Final Policy”). The Final Policy reiterates the…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Science, Computers, & Technology

U.S. Announces Revocation of Sudanese Sanctions Regulations: New Opportunities and Familiar Risks

On October 6, 2017, the United States government announced that, effective October 12th, the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations (“SSR”) would be officially revoked. The October 6th announcement marked the culmination of a nine-month…more
 /  Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade

Treasury Issues Report on Capital Markets

On Friday, October 6, the Treasury Department issued a report to the President on streamlining and reforming U.S. capital market regulation. The report covers recommendations on nine topics across the U.S. financial regulatory…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Unintended Consequences: Ex-U.S. Activities Impacting U.S. Federal Health Care Business

Given the uptick in global awareness and enforcement of anti-bribery and corruption laws, most health care companies are attuned to the risks associated with legal infractions caused by ex-U.S. activities. However, ex-U.S…more
 /  Government Contracting, Health, International Law & Trade

President Releases Tax Reform Framework

On September 27, 2017, the White House and a group of congressional leaders, commonly referred to as the “Big Six”, released a joint framework for proposed tax reform. The framework sets out five goals: middle-class tax relief,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Recent Decision Highlights Viability of Factual Challenges to Standing in Data Breach Cases

Private civil actions against companies that have suffered data security breaches raise a panoply of issues, but none more prevalent or decisive than those relating to injury and damages. This is because most plaintiffs in data…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Privacy
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