Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

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Atlanta, GA 30309, United States
Phone: 404.853.8000
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Number of Attorneys
1,000+ Attorneys

CFTC takes steps to increase regulatory oversight of virtual currency markets

On May 21, 2018, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced two actions intended to increase surveillance of virtual currency markets and enforcement of the Commodity Exchange Act in relation to these markets…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Missed opportunity - IRS releases narrow guidance for taxpayers seeking to correct accounting methods subsequent to ASC 606 implementation

On May 10, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Rev. Proc. 2018-29, 2018-21 I.R.B. 1, which provides automatic accounting method change procedures for taxpayers seeking to align methods of income recognition for tax…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Taxation

Supreme Court rules in favor of class action waivers contained in employee arbitration agreements

The Supreme Court of the United States handed employers a huge win with respect to employee class and collective actions. In Epic Systems Corp v. Lewis, the Court actually resolved three cases—Ernst & Young LLP v. Morris and…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law

Rod Rosenstein announces DOJ directive to avoid "piling on" of penalties; suggests focus on enforcement against individuals

On May 9, 2018, in speech before the New York City Bar White Collar Crime Institute, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein stated the US Department of Justice (DOJ) will implement a new policy to discourage multiple regulators…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

Mandamus for the rest of us - The Federal Circuit continues its trend of clarifying patent venue post-TC Heartland

On May 22, 2017, the Supreme Court fundamentally narrowed patent venue by unanimously holding in TC Heartland that patent holders must follow the patent venue statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b), which requires suing (1) “where the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Now’s your chance - FCC asks for help defining autodialer, other TCPA issues

“What is an autodialer?” The FCC wants to know what you think. For years, the question of what constitutes an autodialer has confounded courts, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and companies that call and text…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

IRS releases updated automatic changes in methods of accounting list

On May 10, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Rev. Proc. 2018-31, which provides an updated list of automatic changes in methods of accounting. As was the case with its predecessor, Rev. Proc. 2017-30, the list of…more
 /  Business Organizations, Taxation

For adults only: A peep at immoral and scandalous marks in the US

The landmark case, Matal v. Tam, forever altered the innocence of the trademark landscape. The case, interestingly enough, involved a musical group wanting to trademark a seemingly disparaging mark…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property

Block and tackle - unclaimed property and cryptocurrency

As promoters of cryptocurrencies and digital-asset exchanges face intense scrutiny from tax, securities and other financial services regulators, they will soon have to contend with unclaimed property (or escheat) laws in the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law, Taxation

DOL and Treasury update 2017-2018 regulatory agendas for employee benefits

On May 9, 2018, the principal regulators of US employee benefits published updates to their guidance plans for the coming months. The US Department of Labor (DOL) published its Semi-Annual Regulatory Agenda, stating the…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Between a REOC and a hard place - real estate development company is not a REOC

A legal dispute involving an Arizona real estate development company has led to a rare court decision considering the “real estate operating company” (REOC) exception under the “plan asset” regulations of the Employee Retirement…more
 /  Business Organizations, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

SEC’s proposed fiduciary duty and standards of conduct for broker-dealers and investment advisers [Video]

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has proposed its comprehensive standard of conduct rules, forms and interpretation, which would: Require registered investment advisers and registered broker-dealers to provide…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Insurance, Securities Law

It’s a material world - why the SEC’s Yahoo! penalty really matters

In the aftermath of the April 24, 2018, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) statement announcing its penalty against Altaba Inc., formerly Yahoo! Inc. (Yahoo!), for failing to timely report a massive data breach, reactions…more
 /  Business Organizations, Privacy, Securities Law

FINRA’s Disciplinary Actions in 2017 (and beyond): Increased restitution ordered with minimal changes in number of cases; variable annuities cases significantly down

In 2017, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) ordered more than two times the restitution from the prior year, resulting in the fourth highest total of sanctions (fines combined with restitution and disgorgement)…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking

Former financial services trader acquitted of charges related to spoofing

On April 24, 2018, a federal jury in New Haven, Connecticut, acquitted a former trader who was accused of manipulating the precious metals futures market through a practice known as “spoofing”. Andre Flotron, who faced 25 years…more
 /  Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law
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