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House Passes Bills Targeting Iran’s Missile Program and Hizballah

On October 25, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed three bills and a resolution in response to Iran’s ballistic missile program and threats posed by Hizballah. Notably, neither the bills nor the resolution would…more

Iran, Iran Sanctions, Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Nuclear Weapons, SDN List

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State Department Issues Two Open General Licenses Authorizing Reexports and Retransfers of Certain Defense Articles for Australia, Canada, and the UK

On July 13, 2022, as part of a new pilot program, the Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (“DDTC”) issued two open general licenses (“OGLs”) permitting certain reexports and retransfers of unclassified…more

Exports, ITAR, Open General Export Licences (OGELs)

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EU Issues a “Maintenance and Alignment” Regulation while UK Publishes a Succession of Amendments to Its Sanctions Regime against Russia.

EU update - On July 21, 2022, the EU published its “maintenance and alignment” package of sanctions. This latest package seeks to tighten existing sanctions, perfect their implementation, and strengthen their effectiveness…more

Asset Freeze, Economic Sanctions, EU, Export Controls, Russia

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House Passes Bills Targeting Iran’s Missile Program and Hizballah

On October 25, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed three bills and a resolution in response to Iran’s ballistic missile program and threats posed by Hizballah. Notably, neither the bills nor the resolution would…more

Iran, Iran Sanctions, Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Nuclear Weapons, SDN List

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State Department Issues Two Open General Licenses Authorizing Reexports and Retransfers of Certain Defense Articles for Australia, Canada, and the UK

On July 13, 2022, as part of a new pilot program, the Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (“DDTC”) issued two open general licenses (“OGLs”) permitting certain reexports and retransfers of unclassified…more

Exports, ITAR, Open General Export Licences (OGELs)

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Mitigating CFIUS Risks for Foreign Lenders and Investors as Defaults and Uncertainty Mount in the COVID-19 World

TAKEAWAYS - A transfer of control of a borrower or its business to non-U.S. lenders who exercise remedies under financing documents could trigger CFIUS issues. CFIUS regulations adopted in February 2020 dramatically heighten…more

CFIUS, Corporate Counsel, Foreign Acquisitions, Foreign Investment, Investors

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Mitigating CFIUS Risks for Foreign Lenders and Investors as Defaults and Uncertainty Mount in the COVID-19 World

TAKEAWAYS - A transfer of control of a borrower or its business to non-U.S. lenders who exercise remedies under financing documents could trigger CFIUS issues. CFIUS regulations adopted in February 2020 dramatically heighten…more

CFIUS, Corporate Counsel, Foreign Acquisitions, Foreign Investment, Investors

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Biden Administration Proposes Significant Increases to Buy American Domestic Content Requirements – Takeaways for Contractors and Subcontractors

On July 30, 2021, the Biden Administration published a Proposed Amendment to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) (Proposed Rule) that, among other things, would impose significantly increased U.S. content requirements for…more

Biden Administration, Buy American Act, Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Federal Contractors, Proposed Rules

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EU Issues a “Maintenance and Alignment” Regulation while UK Publishes a Succession of Amendments to Its Sanctions Regime against Russia.

EU update - On July 21, 2022, the EU published its “maintenance and alignment” package of sanctions. This latest package seeks to tighten existing sanctions, perfect their implementation, and strengthen their effectiveness…more

Asset Freeze, Economic Sanctions, EU, Export Controls, Russia

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State Department Issues Two Open General Licenses Authorizing Reexports and Retransfers of Certain Defense Articles for Australia, Canada, and the UK

On July 13, 2022, as part of a new pilot program, the Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (“DDTC”) issued two open general licenses (“OGLs”) permitting certain reexports and retransfers of unclassified…more

Exports, ITAR, Open General Export Licences (OGELs)

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CBP’s Region-Wide WRO Escalates Pressure in China’s Xinjiang Region

On January 13, 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a withhold-release order (WRO) on all cotton and tomato products from China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) based on information that reasonably…more

China, Customs and Border Protection, Forced Labor, Human Rights, Imports

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State Department Issues Two Open General Licenses Authorizing Reexports and Retransfers of Certain Defense Articles for Australia, Canada, and the UK

On July 13, 2022, as part of a new pilot program, the Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (“DDTC”) issued two open general licenses (“OGLs”) permitting certain reexports and retransfers of unclassified…more

Exports, ITAR, Open General Export Licences (OGELs)

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Biden Administration Proposes Significant Increases to Buy American Domestic Content Requirements – Takeaways for Contractors and Subcontractors

On July 30, 2021, the Biden Administration published a Proposed Amendment to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) (Proposed Rule) that, among other things, would impose significantly increased U.S. content requirements for…more

Biden Administration, Buy American Act, Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Federal Contractors, Proposed Rules

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CBP’s Region-Wide WRO Escalates Pressure in China’s Xinjiang Region

On January 13, 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a withhold-release order (WRO) on all cotton and tomato products from China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) based on information that reasonably…more

China, Customs and Border Protection, Forced Labor, Human Rights, Imports

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Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Goes into Effect: What Companies Need to Know about U.S. Guidance on Implementation and Enforcement

Key Takeaways: The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) went into effect on June 21, 2022, and requires the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to presume that all goods manufactured wholly or in part in the XUAR, or…more

China, Customs and Border Protection, Entity List, Forced Labor, Imports

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Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Goes into Effect: What Companies Need to Know about U.S. Guidance on Implementation and Enforcement

Key Takeaways: The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) went into effect on June 21, 2022, and requires the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to presume that all goods manufactured wholly or in part in the XUAR, or…more

China, Customs and Border Protection, Entity List, Forced Labor, Imports

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Saudi Arabia Launches New Committee to Examine Foreign Investments

On September 14, 2021, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA’ s) Cabinet of Ministers launched a new Permanent Ministerial Committee for Examining Foreign Investments (CEFI) that would review foreign investments for potential…more

Foreign Investment, Investors, National Security, Saudi Arabia

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BitPay Inc. Enforcement Action Highlights Sanctions Compliance Risks for Virtual Currency Service Providers

On February 18, 2021, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) entered into a settlement of $507,375 with BitPay, Inc. (BitPay) for violations of multiple U.S. sanctions programs. According to the…more

Blockchain, Digital Currency, Enforcement Actions, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Sanctions

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Additional Steps to Ease U.S. Sanctions and Export Controls for Cuba prior to Obama Visit

In advance of President Obama’s highly publicized trip to Cuba, the Administration took additional steps to ease restrictions on trade and travel with Cuba. These changes to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) and Export…more

Banking Sector, Barack Obama, Cuba, Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR), Economic Sanctions

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CFIUS and Critical Technologies: Implications for the Biotechnology and Life Sciences Sector

The COVID-19 pandemic has generated a renewed focus on biotechnology and life sciences companies. Non-U.S. investors need to be aware of the potential that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) may…more

Biotechnology, CFIUS, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Life Sciences, Personal Data

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Further Sanctions Issued Against Russia and Belarus from the EU and UK

The EU and UK have imposed additional export controls and sanctions with respect to Russia and Belarus connected to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Below is a summary of key developments over recent days since our last blog…more

Airspace, Asset Freeze, Belarus, Belarus Sanctions, Economic Sanctions

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State Department Issues Two Open General Licenses Authorizing Reexports and Retransfers of Certain Defense Articles for Australia, Canada, and the UK

On July 13, 2022, as part of a new pilot program, the Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (“DDTC”) issued two open general licenses (“OGLs”) permitting certain reexports and retransfers of unclassified…more

Exports, ITAR, Open General Export Licences (OGELs)

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Court Decision May Affect Ability to Sell Products Assembled from Imported Components to U.S. Government Agencies

In a development that may have important implications for companies selling products to the U.S. government, on December 7, 2016, the Court of International Trade (“CIT”) issued a decision holding that the assembly in the United…more

Buy American Act, Court of International Trade, Customs and Border Protection, Free Trade Agreements, Imports

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Russia Invades and the West Reacts: U.S. Government Intensifies Sanctions and Export Controls Against Russia

On February 24, 2022, the U.S. Government issued a number of sanctions measures in response to Russia’s attack on Ukraine. These measures include sweeping financial sanctions and stringent export controls, which will have broad…more

Biden Administration, Blocked Entities, Blocked Person, Economic Sanctions, Embargo

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Executive Order Establishes New Committee to Review Foreign Investment in Communications Companies

TAKEAWAYS - Establishes deadlines for Committee to respond to FCC referrals - Invites Committee review of existing license holders - Resolution of long pending FCC proposed rulemaking expected - On April 4, 2020, the White House…more

Executive Orders, FCC, Foreign Investment, Telecommunications, Trump Administration

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EU Commission Proposes New Regulation to Combat “Economic Coercion”

On December 8, 2021 the EU Commission published its proposal for a new “Anti-Coercion Instrument.” The regulation is being proposed in response to targeted deliberate economic pressures applied to the EU and its Member States in…more

Coercion, EU, European Commission, Investment

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Biden Administration Proposes Significant Increases to Buy American Domestic Content Requirements – Takeaways for Contractors and Subcontractors

On July 30, 2021, the Biden Administration published a Proposed Amendment to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) (Proposed Rule) that, among other things, would impose significantly increased U.S. content requirements for…more

Biden Administration, Buy American Act, Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Federal Contractors, Proposed Rules

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New FCC Proposed Rules Would Prohibit Equipment Authorizations and Participation in License Auctions for Companies Posing National Security Risk

As part of its continuing efforts to protect US communications networks from communications equipment and services that pose a national security risk, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on June 17, 2021, released a…more

FCC, Imports, Licenses, National Security, NPRM

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Overview of the Proposed “Reverse CFIUS” Process via the National Critical Capabilities Defense Act of 2022

On June 12, 2022, a bipartisan group of Senate and House lawmakers announced agreement on a new draft of the National Critical Capabilities Defense Act of 2022 (NCCDA), which would establish an expansive outbound review…more

CFIUS, Cross-Border Transactions, Foreign Investment, National Security

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New FCC Proposed Rules Would Prohibit Equipment Authorizations and Participation in License Auctions for Companies Posing National Security Risk

As part of its continuing efforts to protect US communications networks from communications equipment and services that pose a national security risk, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on June 17, 2021, released a…more

FCC, Imports, Licenses, National Security, NPRM

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A Broadening Effort for Belarus — U.S. Expands Sanctions on the Belarusian Regime, Coordinating with the EU, UK and Canada

On August 9, 2021, the one-year anniversary of the claimed reelection of Belarusian leader Aleksandr Lukashenka, President Biden issued an “Executive Order on Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation…more

Biden Administration, Economic Sanctions, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

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State Department Issues Two Open General Licenses Authorizing Reexports and Retransfers of Certain Defense Articles for Australia, Canada, and the UK

On July 13, 2022, as part of a new pilot program, the Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (“DDTC”) issued two open general licenses (“OGLs”) permitting certain reexports and retransfers of unclassified…more

Exports, ITAR, Open General Export Licences (OGELs)

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UN and U.S. Sanctions Target North Korea: Impacts for Asia and Beyond

The United Nations and United States recently took significant new steps to expand sanctions on North Korea, with implications for international banking; shipping and port activities; air transport; energy and mining sectors;…more

Censorship, Economic Sanctions, Embargo, Executive Orders, Human Rights

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Finally, Some Good News From CFIUS: OmniVision

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) has cleared the acquisition of Beijing OmniVision Technologies Co., Ltd. by Shanghai Will Semiconductor Co., a PRC-listed company, according to an April 16, 2019, filing…more

CFIUS, Corporate Counsel, Foreign Investment, National Security

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CFIUS and Critical Technologies: Implications for the Biotechnology and Life Sciences Sector

The COVID-19 pandemic has generated a renewed focus on biotechnology and life sciences companies. Non-U.S. investors need to be aware of the potential that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) may…more

Biotechnology, CFIUS, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Life Sciences, Personal Data

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UN and U.S. Sanctions Target North Korea: Impacts for Asia and Beyond

The United Nations and United States recently took significant new steps to expand sanctions on North Korea, with implications for international banking; shipping and port activities; air transport; energy and mining sectors;…more

Censorship, Economic Sanctions, Embargo, Executive Orders, Human Rights

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Senate Bill Expands Sanctions on Russia and Iran

On June 15, 2017, the Senate passed the Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017 (S.722) by a vote of 98-2. Included with the bill is a significant Russia sanctions amendment, the Countering Russian Influence in…more

Iran, Iran Sanctions, Russia, Sanctions

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Trump Administration Issues New Buy American Executive Order

On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed the “Presidential Executive Order on Buy American and Hire American.” While there is no immediate impact, the Executive Order (“EO”) sets the stage for executive agencies to perform…more

Buy America, Buy American Act, Executive Orders, Free Trade Agreements, Trump Administration

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U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Turkey – The Economic Fallout from Events in Syria

The U.S. Treasury Department has issued sanctions designations against Turkey’s Ministry of National Defense, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, and the Minsters of Defense, Energy and Interior pursuant to a new Executive…more

Economic Sanctions, Executive Orders, Trump Administration, U.S. Treasury

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Making Sense of Sanctions Versus SWIFT Delisting

On February 27, 2022, the U.S., UK, and EU announced their agreement that certain Russian banks would be delisted from the Belgian-based Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT). …more

Delisting, Economic Sanctions, EU, Financial Institutions, Financial Transactions

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U.S. Government Moves to Block Imports from Xinjiang, Triggering Due Diligence Challenges for Companies

On September 14, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued five Withhold Release Orders (WROs) for a range of goods produced in the Xinjiang region of China.  Under 19 U.S.C. § 1307, CBP can initiate enforcement…more

China, Corporate Counsel, Customs and Border Protection, Enforcement Actions, Forced Labor

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Mitigating CFIUS Risks for Foreign Lenders and Investors as Defaults and Uncertainty Mount in the COVID-19 World

TAKEAWAYS - A transfer of control of a borrower or its business to non-U.S. lenders who exercise remedies under financing documents could trigger CFIUS issues. CFIUS regulations adopted in February 2020 dramatically heighten…more

CFIUS, Corporate Counsel, Foreign Acquisitions, Foreign Investment, Investors

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New Proposed CFIUS Regulations Implementing FIRRMA

On September 17, 2019, the U.S. Department of Treasury issued two new proposed rules for the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) implementing the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act…more

CFIUS, Critical Infrastructure Sectors, FIRRMA, Foreign Investment, National Security

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Overview of the Proposed “Reverse CFIUS” Process via the National Critical Capabilities Defense Act of 2022

On June 12, 2022, a bipartisan group of Senate and House lawmakers announced agreement on a new draft of the National Critical Capabilities Defense Act of 2022 (NCCDA), which would establish an expansive outbound review…more

CFIUS, Cross-Border Transactions, Foreign Investment, National Security

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Commerce Department’s New ICTS Rule Raises Additional Considerations for Cross-Border Transactions

On January 19, 2021, the Commerce Department issued an interim final rule to implement the Executive Order on Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain (E.O. 13873), which was issued on May…more

CFIUS, Cross-Border Transactions, Emerging Technologies, Foreign Adversaries, Information Technology

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European Union Issues Sanctions Against Myanmar Military and Coup Officials as U.S. Announces Additional Sanctions

On 22 March 2021, the EU added 11 Burmese officials responsible for last month’s military coup in Myanmar to its sanctions list. The designations are made in response to “the illegitimate over-throwing of the…more

Burma, EU, Exports, Myanmar, Sanctions

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  4. Permit connectivity with social media networks to permit content sharing.

There are different types of cookies and other technologies used our Website, notably:

  • "Session cookies" - These cookies only last as long as your online session, and disappear from your computer or device when you close your browser (like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Safari).
  • "Persistent cookies" - These cookies stay on your computer or device after your browser has been closed and last for a time specified in the cookie. We use persistent cookies when we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, we use them to remember your preferences for the next time you visit.
  • "Web Beacons/Pixels" - Some of our web pages and emails may also contain small electronic images known as web beacons, clear GIFs or single-pixel GIFs. These images are placed on a web page or email and typically work in conjunction with cookies to collect data. We use these images to identify our users and user behavior, such as counting the number of users who have visited a web page or acted upon one of our email digests.

JD Supra Cookies. We place our own cookies on your computer to track certain information about you while you are using our Website and Services. For example, we place a session cookie on your computer each time you visit our Website. We use these cookies to allow you to log-in to your subscriber account. In addition, through these cookies we are able to collect information about how you use the Website, including what browser you may be using, your IP address, and the URL address you came from upon visiting our Website and the URL you next visit (even if those URLs are not on our Website). We also utilize email web beacons to monitor whether our emails are being delivered and read. We also use these tools to help deliver reader analytics to our authors to give them insight into their readership and help them to improve their content, so that it is most useful for our users.

Analytics/Performance Cookies. JD Supra also uses the following analytic tools to help us analyze the performance of our Website and Services as well as how visitors use our Website and Services:

  • HubSpot - For more information about HubSpot cookies, please visit legal.hubspot.com/privacy-policy.
  • New Relic - For more information on New Relic cookies, please visit www.newrelic.com/privacy.
  • Google Analytics - For more information on Google Analytics cookies, visit www.google.com/policies. To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This will allow you to download and install a Google Analytics cookie-free web browser.

Facebook, Twitter and other Social Network Cookies. Our content pages allow you to share content appearing on our Website and Services to your social media accounts through the "Like," "Tweet," or similar buttons displayed on such pages. To accomplish this Service, we embed code that such third party social networks provide and that we do not control. These buttons know that you are logged in to your social network account and therefore such social networks could also know that you are viewing the JD Supra Website.

Controlling and Deleting Cookies

If you would like to change how a browser uses cookies, including blocking or deleting cookies from the JD Supra Website and Services you can do so by changing the settings in your web browser. To control cookies, most browsers allow you to either accept or reject all cookies, only accept certain types of cookies, or prompt you every time a site wishes to save a cookie. It's also easy to delete cookies that are already saved on your device by a browser.

The processes for controlling and deleting cookies vary depending on which browser you use. To find out how to do so with a particular browser, you can use your browser's "Help" function or alternatively, you can visit http://www.aboutcookies.org which explains, step-by-step, how to control and delete cookies in most browsers.

Updates to This Policy

We may update this cookie policy and our Privacy Policy from time-to-time, particularly as technology changes. You can always check this page for the latest version. We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.

Contacting JD Supra

If you have any questions about how we use cookies and other tracking technologies, please contact us at: privacy@jdsupra.com.

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