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IRS Updates Employer Shared Responsibility Payment Information

Last month, the IRS provided guidance regarding the procedures it will use to propose and assess employer shared responsibility payments under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). More recently, the IRS issued sample Forms 14764,…more
 /  Health, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Supreme Court Searches for Fourth Amendment Line for the Digital Economy

On November 29, 2017, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Carpenter v. United States. The Court’s decision could have critical implications for companies operating in the digital economy and their ability to limit…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law

Sports betting could be fast approaching on the horizon

If the Supreme Court rules in New Jersey's favor in Christie v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, states around the country will want to capitalize on opportunities presented by the widespread public interest in sports…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Business Organizations, Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection, Securities Law

IRS Notice Provides Guidance on Use of Donor Advised Funds for Pledges and Charity Events

On December 4, 2017, the IRS released a notice that describes proposed guidance the IRS and Treasury are considering with respect to donor advised funds (DAFs). The comprehensive rules governing DAFs enacted in 2006 gave rise to…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Nonprofit Law, Taxation

Rosenstein Announces Permanent FCPA “Pilot Program,” Presumption of Declination When Self-Reporting, but Difficult Choices Remain

On Wednesday, November 29, 2017, in remarks at the 34th International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein announced a revised FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy…more
 /  Business Organizations

Senate Passes Tax Reform Bill

On December 2, 2017, the Senate narrowly passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the Senate Republicans’ version of tax reform legislation. With this vote, Congress is one step closer to sending a tax reform bill to the President for…more
 /  Elections & Politics

First-Time Conversion of a Mutual Fund to a Closed-End Fund

In an industry first, a mutual fund converted to a closed-end fund with the same investment objective and strategy. As described below, the conversion was approved by the fund’s board of trustees (“Board”) and by a majority of…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking

European Commission Issues Guidelines on Licensing and Litigating Standard-Essential Patents

On November 29, 2017, the European Commission published its long-awaited guidance on litigating and licensing standard-essential patents (SEPs), as part of broader guidelines for intellectual property in the European Union (EU)…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Creating Impact with Your Year-End Charitable Giving

With the end of the year right around the corner and potential tax changes looming, now is the time to focus on your charitable giving. You want your donations to make a positive impact, to make a difference in whatever area you…more
 /  Taxation

Department of Labor Releases Final 18-Month Delay in Applicability Date for Portions of Fiduciary Rule

On November 29, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (the “DOL”) published final amendments to the Best Interest Contract Exemption and other exemptions that delay the applicability date of many of the requirements for compliance…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Legal Risk Management Forum: panel highlights [Video]

Watch panels – in their entirety – from our Legal Risk Management Forum: http://bit.ly/2AirKK3. The Legal Risk Management Forum, a half-day forum hosted by the Financial Times and Ropes & Gray, brought together risk management…more
 /  Administrative Law

ISS and Glass Lewis Update Their Proxy Voting Guidelines for the 2018 Proxy Season

Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) and Glass, Lewis & Co. (Glass Lewis) have both released updates to their respective proxy voting guidelines. This Alert provides a brief summary of the significant changes to each…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

House and Senate Legislators Take Significant Steps Toward Tax Reform

On Thursday, November 16, 2017, House and Senate legislators took significant steps towards achieving the most extensive tax reform in over a decade, with the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by the House of Representatives…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Congress Introduces Bill to Expand CFIUS’s Review Authority

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced identical bills in the House and Senate on Wednesday to broaden the authority of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS” or the “Committee”), an…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Tax Receivable Agreements and Tax Reform Proposals

Last week the House Republicans introduced the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, their long-awaited first draft of tax reform legislation, bringing Congress one step closer to achieving tax reform. Earlier this year, the House of…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Securities Law, Taxation
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