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Houston, Texas 77002-2770, United States
Contact: Jay Plum, Director of Communications
Phone: (713) 221-1165
Fax: 1.800.404.3970
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
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  • Environmental Law
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  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Connecticut
  • D.C.
  • New York
  • Texas
  • Washington
Other Countries
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

Surprise – EU Data Privacy Laws Could Impact You, Too!

On May 25, 2018, the European Union’s data privacy regime is getting an upgrade and like many operating system upgrades, the EU’s new approach (the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR) is designed to improve individual…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Privacy

Hey, You, Get Off Of My Cloud – New DOJ Approach To Remote Data Storage

Last month, the Department of Justice’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, Criminal Division (“CCIPS”) issued new guidance advising prosecutors seeking enterprise customer data stored “in the cloud” to attempt to…more
 /  Criminal Law, Intellectual Property, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Tax Reform Roller Coaster Ends – Summary of Provisions Affecting Public Finance

On December 22, 2017, the President signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Final Bill”) into law, bringing an end to the nearly two-month rollercoaster ride that had the public finance industry white-knuckled and a little green…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Taxation

Municipal Advisor Firm and Principal Charged with Fraudulent Practices and Breach of Fiduciary Duty as SEC Continues Enforcement Focus

The SEC charged registered municipal advisor Malachi Financial Products, Inc. and its principal Porter B. Bingham with violations of Sections 15B(a)(5) and 15B(c)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”) and…more
 /  Business Torts, Civil Remedies, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Scandalous and Immoral Trademarks Awarded First Amendment Protection

On December 15, the Federal Circuit held that the prohibition on the registration of scandalous and immoral trademarks is unconstitutional because it violates the First Amendment. In re Brunetti, No. 2015-1109, 2017 WL 6391161…more
 /  Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property

Reminder: Re-Register Your DMCA Agent Designations Before End of Year or Risk Losing Safe Harbor Protections!

U.S. Copyright Office Goes Paperless for DMCA registered agents; All paper registrations invalid as of December 31, 2017. As you’re making your end of year lists and checking them twice, better make sure you’ve registered…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property

Tax Reform Preserves PABs, Axes Advance Refundings

On December 15, 2017, the conference committee on tax reform (the “Conference Committee”) released its Conference Report (the “Conference Report”) describing the agreements forged to reconcile differences between the respective…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Taxation

DOJ Issues New Policy Encouraging Self-Reporting FCPA Violations

On November 29, 2017 the Deputy Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Rod J. Rosenstein, announced a new FCPA enforcement policy that seeks to incentivize voluntary self-reporting by providing companies with…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade

SLGS Window Closing; Tax Reform Continues to Threaten Public Finance

On December 6, 2017, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the suspension of sales of United States Treasury Obligations – State and Local Government Series (i.e., SLGS), effective 12:00 noon Eastern Time, Friday,…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law, Taxation

Disclosure Considerations and Tax Reform

The impact of tax reform is on the minds of many. While there are currently many unknowns, municipal issuers and conduit borrowers (collectively, “obligated persons”) should consider whether changes in tax law could impact…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law, Securities Law, Taxation

Former Mayor Charged by SEC and DOJ with Securities Fraud and Pay-to-Play Scheme

On December 1, 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois charging David Webb, Jr. (“Webb”), mayor of Markham, Illinois from 2001…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Former Municipal Official in the Spotlight as SEC Files Complaint Charging Securities Fraud and DOJ Files Superseding Indictment Alleging Wire Fraud in Securities Offerings

On November 21, 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filed a complaint charging Oyster Bay, New York (the “Town”), along with its former Supervisor and Chief Executive Officer, John Venditto, with defrauding…more
 /  Business Organizations, Business Torts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Executive Regulation on Value Added Tax in the UAE

The United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) Federal Tax Authority has recently published the draft Executive Regulations of Federal Decree Law No. 8 of 2017 on Value Added Tax (the “VAT Law”) which introduces a 5% VAT on the import and…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Tax Reform Could Indirectly Eliminate Direct Pay Subsidy For Outstanding Tax Credit Bonds

An article released by The Bond Buyer on November 14, 2017, reports that, if Congress were to pass the proposed legislation released by the Committee on Ways and Means of the U.S. House of Representatives on November 2, 2017…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Taxation

The Impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Executive Compensation

On November 9, 2017, the House Ways and Means Committee approved the House’s version of the tax reform bill (the “House Bill”) and voted to report it to the House floor for a full House vote. On the same day, the Senate Finance…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Securities Law, Taxation
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