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711 Louisiana Street
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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
  • Taxation
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  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Connecticut
  • D.C.
  • New York
  • Texas
  • Washington
Other Countries
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

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

Senate Finance Committee Mark Eliminates Advance Refundings, Silent on Private Activity Bonds

On November 9, 2017, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee released the Description of the Chairman’s Mark of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (the “Senate Finance Committee Mark”), which sets forth a summary of the proposed tax reform…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Taxation

SEC Releases New Guidance on Shareholder Proposals

On November 1, 2017, the Staff of the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission published in Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14I guidance relating to the excludability of certain shareholder proposals…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations Issues Risk Alert for Municipal Advisors

On November 7, 2017, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued a risk alert that described the staff’s observations from over 110 examinations of…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Proposed Tax Reform Puts Key Public Finance Tools On the Chopping Block

On November 2, 2017, the Committee on Ways and Means of the U.S. House of Representatives released its highly anticipated proposed tax reform legislation (the “Proposed Legislation”). The Proposed Legislation deals a severe blow…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Taxation

SEC Approves PCAOB's New Rules on Auditor Reports

The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s (PCAOB) proposed Auditing Standard 3101, The Auditor’s Report on an Audit of Financial Statements When the Auditor Expresses An…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Proposed Treasury Regulations Bring the Public Notice Requirements into the 21st Century

Recently released proposed regulations (the “Proposed Regulations”) relating to the public notice and approval requirements for private activity bonds (the “Public Approval Requirement”) – sometimes referred to as the TEFRA…more
 /  Finance & Banking

OCIE Releases Risk Alert Regarding Advertisements of Investment Advisers

On September 14, 2017, OCIE published a Risk Alert identifying issues associated with Rule 206(4)(1) of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the “Advertising Rule”). The Risk Alert was based on observations of the OCIE staff…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Securities Law
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