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Former Hong Kong Government Official Convicted of FCPA and International Money Laundering Crimes in Connection with African Bribery Schemes

One week after Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein announced key DOJ policy revisions focusing on individual accountability, a federal jury in Manhattan convicted Hong Kong’s former Secretary of Home Affairs, Chi Ping…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade

IRS Issues Guidance on UBTI for Parking Expenses and Other Qualified Transportation Fringes

In Notice 2018-99, issued December 10, 2018 (the “Notice”), the IRS has provided interim guidance on determining the amount of unrelated business taxable income (“UBTI”) attributable to qualified parking expenses and other…more
 /  Business Organizations, Labor & Employment Law, Nonprofit Law, Taxation

U.K. financial regulator flags deficiencies in firms’ cyber practices

A review of the U.K. asset management and wholesale banking sectors by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) has found that regulated firms struggle to identify and respond to the specific cyber risks facing their businesses…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking

SEC Adopts Safe Harbor for Broker-Dealers’ Research of Business Development Companies and Other Investment Funds

On November 30, 2018, the SEC adopted Rule 139b under the Securities Act of 1933, which establishes a non-exclusive safe harbor for independent broker-dealers participating in securities offerings of business development…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Impact of Changes at the PTAB on Patent Owners  [Video]

Scott McKeown, Ropes & Gray IP litigation partner and chair of the firm’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) group, examines how some recent changes at the PTAB will benefit patent owners. ----- Transcript: I'm Scott…more
 /  Intellectual Property

Supreme Court Hears Argument on Case with Potentially Significant Implications for the Scope of Section 10(b) Liability

On December 3, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Lorenzo v. SEC, which involves an attempt by the SEC to use a “scheme liability” theory under Section 10(b) of the Exchange Act against an individual who did not…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Securities Law

Screaming into a Pit: CFTC Gets Empty Response to Market Manipulation Claims

In an opinion released on November 30, 2018, federal Circuit Judge Richard Sullivan dismissed a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC”) seeking to hold a prominent Chicago trader and his…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Aiming to Foster Innovation, FDA Proposes Regulatory Framework Specific to Prescription Drug Software

On November 20, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued a Federal Register notice seeking public comment on FDA’s proposed framework for regulating prescription drug-use-related software (“PDURS”), the…more
 /  Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

DOJ Deputy Attorney General Outlines Key Policy Revisions Focusing on Individual Accountability, Softening Yates Memo

On November 29, 2018, Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein delivered remarks at the American Conference Institute’s 35th International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. In keeping with the DOJ’s more recent…more