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Florida Enacts House Bill 925 Addressing LIBOR Transition

On April 6, 2022, Florida enacted House Bill 925 (HB925, or the Florida Bill) facilitating the transition away from the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), which is used as a benchmark rate in more than 200 trillion...more

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SOFR: The Secured Overnight Financing Rate

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Changes are coming for the interest rate benchmark lenders use to finance long term care facilities. The long-standard benchmark, the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), is being replaced by the Secured Overnight Financing...more

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New Veteran Hiring Benchmark Released

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As it has done annually since its inception, OFCCP has released a new veteran hiring benchmark. Effective March 31, 2022 the new veteran hiring benchmark (the percentage of total hires who are protected veterans that the...more

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OFCCP Releases 2022 VEVRAA Hiring Benchmark

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) has released its 2022 Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (“VEVRAA”) benchmark. Effective March 31, 2022, the new benchmark is 5.5%, a slight decrease...more

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OFCCP Publishes Slightly Lower VEVRAA Hiring Benchmark for 2022

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has released its 2022 Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) hiring benchmark. The new benchmark, effective March 31, 2022, is 5.5 percent, a...more

Morgan Lewis

President Biden Signs Federal LIBOR Transition Legislation into Law

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President Biden on March 15 signed into law the Adjustable Interest Rate (LIBOR) Act, which aims to reduce uncertainty regarding the effect of ending LIBOR on existing USD LIBOR transactions, as part of an omnibus spending...more

Thompson Coburn LLP

An introduction to the Adjustable Interest (LIBOR) Act: The federal response to LIBOR replacement

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As we have previously reported, all London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) tenors (if they haven’t already been discontinued) will no longer be available after June 30, 2023. In response to the litigation risks created by the...more

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Tough Legacy Made Easy

On March 15, President Biden signed, as part of a larger appropriations act, legislation known as the “Adjustable Interest Rate (LIBOR) Act,” which addresses “tough legacy” contracts that do not provide for the use of clearly...more

Womble Bond Dickinson

Federal Enactment of Adjustable Interest Rate (LIBOR) Act

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On March 15, 2022, President Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022 into law, which includes the Adjustable Interest Rate (LIBOR) Act. This legislation establishes a uniform benchmark replacement process for...more

Dechert LLP

SOFR:  The Face That Launched a Thousand Ships Was Photo-Shopped!

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Why I’m bothering to write about SOFR transition at this point is a bit of a mystery.  Hasn’t this topic now finally exhausted both our energy and interest?  Oh, and a European war is being fought as I write which, to say the...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

The Manatt State Cost Containment Update

Editor’s Note: Welcome to the latest edition of the Manatt State Cost Containment Update, a digital publication produced with generous support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and in collaboration with the...more

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Ceres Guidance for Engaging on Climate Risk Governance and Voting on Directors

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Ceres, a nonprofit organization focused on solving climate and sustainability challenges through coordinated action by capital market leaders, recently issued its 2022 Guidance for Engaging on Climate Risk Governance and...more

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U.S. Treasury’s Benchmark TIC SHC Survey and Implications for Investment Managers (UPDATED)

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In March 2022, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) will conduct a benchmark survey of U.S. ownership of foreign securities....more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

The Manatt State Cost Containment Update - February 2022: Manatt Spotlights

February Spotlight - In each edition, Manatt will feature a “deep dive” topic that shares new cross-cutting benchmarking program developments as states seek to evolve and advance their cost growth benchmarking programs to...more

Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

Anticipating the end: IRS finalizes LIBOR transition guidance

Since the announcement was made that the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) was to be discontinued, the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have released three pieces of guidance...more

Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL

Securities Snapshot: 4th Quarter 2021

BUSY FOURTH QUARTER FOR SEC STAFF - During the fourth quarter of 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission reopened the comment period for its controversial compensation clawback rule that it initially proposed in 2015...more

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Be Bold - January 2022 | Issue No. 159 - Four Bold Predictions for 2022

Hitting the year-end deadlines was hard. Your kind words eased that pain like a week’s vacation on a remote island with no wifi. I have saved every single one of those emails, texts and LinkedIn messages and filed them away...more

Shearman & Sterling LLP

UK Conduct Regulator's Rules for Use of Synthetic Sterling and Yen LIBOR Enter Into Force

The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority's new rules permitting legacy use of certain synthetic sterling and yen LIBOR settings enter into force today. The FCA has published its final notice confirming that ICE Benchmark...more

Holland & Knight LLP

Summary of Florida's Libor Discontinuance Law

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The London Interbank Offered Rate's (Libor) regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority, and administrator, Intercontinental Exchange Benchmark Administration (ICE), on March 5, 2021, announced that the publication of the...more

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Construction Webinar Series: Construction Contractors: Considerations in Subcontracting Plans and OFCCP Compliance

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A fundamental goal of federal contracting is to provide greater market access to socially and economically disadvantaged individuals through performance on government contracts. Construction contractors have an important role...more

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Substantial Sentence Likely for Convicted Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes

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The federal conviction of Elizabeth Holmes on Monday night, January 3, 2022, has been of great interest in legal and business circles. One question that has been consistently asked in various media reports is what type of...more

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UK Regulator Confirms Legacy Use of Synthetic LIBOR

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The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority has confirmed that the use of  certain synthetic sterling and yen LIBOR settings will be permitted until the end of 2022 for legacy LIBOR-referencing contracts, other than cleared...more

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ISS 2022 Benchmark Voting Policies: New Diversity and ESG Requirements

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Introduction - Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) recently published its 2022 updates to its benchmark proxy voting policies. The policies will govern ISS’ voting recommendations for shareholder meetings held on or...more

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[Webinar] Construction Series: Construction Contractors: Considerations in Subcontracting Plans and OFCCP Compliance - January...

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A fundamental goal of federal contracting is to provide greater market access to socially and economically disadvantaged individuals through performance on government contracts. Construction contractors have an important role...more

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[Webinar] 2021 Survey Results: The State of Collaboration Data & Corporate Readiness - December 7th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

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ACEDS and Hanzo have partnered once again to survey the market on the use of collaboration data for discovery and litigation. During this webinar, we will be sharing the latest results from this year’s benchmark survey. In...more

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