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One Atlantic Center
1201 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309-3424, United States
Contact: Larry Schwartz, Communications Coordinator
Phone: 404-881-7000
Fax: 404-881-7777
Areas of Practice
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Number of Attorneys
800+ Attorneys

Paint Strippers Containing Methylene Chloride – State of California’s 3rd Priority Product Proposed

On November 16, 2017, the State of California’s DTSC proposed to add its third product-chemical combination to its priority products list for regulation under its green chemistry/safer consumer products rules. We are all still…more
 /  Environmental Law

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – First Impressions Regarding International Tax Reform

Comprehensive tax reform is moving rapidly, and both the House and the Senate have proposed their own versions of tax reform. Our International Tax and Tax Policy & Regulation Groups investigate the differences between the two…more
 /  Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade, Taxation

CPSC Recall Snapshot - CPSC Phthalate Ban and More on the Earth Magnet Saga

Welcome to the November edition of the Alston & Bird CPSC Recall Snapshot. The CPSC again saw multiple noteworthy events occur in October. On October 26, 2017, the CPSC issued a final decision and order on Zen Magnets and…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Products Liability

New York Appellate Court Upholds Plain Meaning of Reserve Provision in CMBS Loan Agreement

On October 24, 2017, a New York appeals court unanimously affirmed dismissal of a CMBS borrower’s lawsuit concerning the interpretation of a reserve provision in a commercial loan agreement. The dispute concerned the…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Securities Law

States May Be Looking to Balance Budgets on the Backs of Medicaid Health Plan Reserves

As state governments look for ways to cover their budgetary shortfalls, Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs) are an attractive target for cash-strapped states because many MCOs have accumulated “Medicaid savings” through…more
 /  Health

Changes to Cuba Sanctions Program Pursuant to National Security Presidential Memorandum

On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), U.S. Department of State, and U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced changes…more
 /  Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade

Qualified Retirement Plan Amendments: Year-End Update

This advisory reminds plan sponsors of deadlines for amending qualified retirement plans and certain year-end legal updates. Plan sponsors who have added optional features to a retirement plan during 2017 (e.g., a plan loan…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

SEC Provides Guidance on Exclusion of Shareholder Proposals

Just in time for the 2018 proxy season, the Securities and Exchange Commission released guidance on the ordinary business and economic relevance exceptions under Rule 14a-8. Our Securities Group breaks down the new guidance and…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

Measuring the Worth of Advisory Opinions: A New York Cloud Computing Illustration

Guidance from state tax departments can be a useful resource for analyzing how a state’s tax laws apply to a specific set of facts. But with increasing frequency, tax departments are releasing guidance that seems less concerned…more
 /  Science, Computers, & Technology, Taxation

Article 29 Working Party Issues Guidance on Administrative Fines

The Article 29 Working Party (“WP29”) recently issued much-anticipated guidance on administrative sanctions under the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”). This guidance focuses on the holistic factors which…more
 /  International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Identifying Basis

Reg. Section 1.356-1(b) contains a surprising and sometimes overlooked rule: For purposes of computing the gain, if any, recognized pursuant to section 356 and paragraph (a)(1) of this section, to the extent the terms of the…more
 /  Business Organizations

WP29 Issues Guidelines on Automated Individual Decision-Making and Profiling in the GDPR

On October 18, 2017, the Article 29 Working Party (the “WP29”) published Guidelines clarifying the new profiling and automated decision-making provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). European Union…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Do You Need to Send an Annual Notice to Plan Participants?

Plan sponsors of defined contribution qualified plans may need to issue one or more annual notices to participants before the end of each plan year. Failure to issue a required annual notice can have significant consequences…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Fifth Circuit Ruling Shows Government’s Actions Are Key Under Escobar

Government contractors continue to closely follow the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark False Claims Act decision in Universal Health v. U.S. ex rel Escobar. Most recently, in U.S. ex rel Harman v. Trinity Industries,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Government Contracting

Appraisal Subcommittee Finalizes Rule for Appraisal Management Company National Registry Fees

The Appraisal Subcommittee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (ASC) issued its anticipated final rule providing for collection and transmission of the appraisal management company (AMC) annual national…more
 /  Finance & Banking
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