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What Lies Ahead? Q1 2018 Investment Management Regulatory Updates and Reminders

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

As we start the New Year, we would like to remind our clients of certain regulatory developments and upcoming deadlines for Q1 2018. New Form ADV - The new Form ADV takes a deeper dive by requiring additional...more

D. Mass. Proposes to Revamp Local Patent Rules

On December 11, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts released proposed revisions to the local rules, specifically targeted at making patent litigation more efficient and faster. Unlike the current...more

UPDATE: Ohio’s Tenth District Follows Federal Precedent Finding No Standing for Technical Violations of the FCRA’s Disclosure...

by Reminger Co., LPA on

In December 2017, Ohio’s Tenth District Court of Appeals upheld a Court of Claims decision dismissing FCRA claims for lack of standing. See Smith v. Ohio State Univ., 10th Dist. Franklin No. 17AP-218, 2017-Ohio-8836. This is...more

UK Prudential Regulation Authority Publishes Expectations on Disclosures of Expected Credit Loss Under IFRS 9

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The UK Prudential Regulation Authority has published a "Dear CFO" letter that was sent to the Chief Finance Officers of larger UK-headquartered credit institutions. The "Dear CFO" letter sets out the PRA's expectations as to...more

Reminders for US Public Companies for the 2018 Annual Reporting and Proxy Season

by White & Case LLP on

This memorandum outlines certain considerations for US public companies in preparation for the 2018 annual reporting and proxy season. Part I of this memorandum discusses new developments and practical action items for the...more

New SAMHSA Rule: Permissible Part 2 Substance Abuse Disclosures to Subcontractors

by Baker Ober Health Law on

On January 3, 2018, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) issued a final rule to revise 42 CFR Part 2, the federal regulations governing confidentiality of certain substance abuse patients'...more

Small & Mid-Cap Public Company Update: 2018 Annual Report and Proxy Season Highlights

by Williams Mullen on

With 2017 being another active year for regulators and governance activists, Small & Mid-Cap Public Companies should be aware of the following changes and trends for the upcoming reporting season....more

2018 Political Law Update

As we enter the new year, there are new changes in state and federal lobbying, gift and campaign finance laws. California: In September, Gov. Jerry Brown signed new campaign finance laws that require political committees...more

Compensation in the 2018 Proxy Season: Recent Shakeups Create New Challenges

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

When designing 2018 compensation plans and proxy disclosure, companies should focus on implications of recent developments, as well as enduring compensation considerations. 2018 brings significant changes to the executive...more

Dept. of Education proposes disclosure of pre-dispute arbitration agreements by schools receiving Title IV aid for student...

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Department of Education, in an issue paper submitted as part of negotiated rulemaking on its final “borrower defense” rule, is proposing to require schools that use pre-dispute arbitration agreements and class action...more

New Year’s resolution: Don’t end up on the lobbying “naughty list”

by Bricker & Eckler LLP on

Lobbying reports are quickly coming due. January 31, 2018, is the deadline for the September through December 2017 time period. These lobbying activity and expenditure reports, filed with the Office of the Legislative...more

Reading Between the Blurred Lines

The Federal Trade Commission recently released a Staff Report regarding consumer recognition of native and search advertising entitled “Blurred Lines”, summarizing its findings from its self-styled “exploratory research”....more

FTC Issues Staff Report on Consumer Recognition of Paid Advertising

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The Federal Trade Commission delivered the advertising industry an early holiday present in mid-December in the form of a staff report entitled “Blurred Lines: An Exploration of Consumers’ Advertising Recognition in the...more

US Tax Reform—Disclosure Considerations

by White & Case LLP on

On December 22, 2017, tax reform (the "Tax Act")1 was signed into law. The Tax Act will have significant implications for companies, including on their accounting and associated disclosure, as discussed below. The SEC’s...more

SEC Committee Advocates for Summary Mutual Fund Shareholder Reports

by Carlton Fields on

On December 7, the Investor Advisory Committee of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted a recommendation that the SEC seriously explore the development of a summary disclosure document for mutual fund companies...more

Employment News - January 2018 #2

by Hogan Lovells on

Weekly newsletter on employment matters. In this weeks issue: - Don't break it – rest periods have to be uninterrupted... - Is that relevant? Disclosure of documents between employee and union...more

A New Announcement Ends The Uncertainty About When The New Disability Claims Procedure Requirements Will Become Effective, And...

The United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued regulations in 2016 that made significant changes in the claims procedure requirements for employee benefit plans covered by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act...more

Singapore Legal Update - January 2018

by Allen & Overy LLP on

Code on Collective Investment Schemes Amended - The MAS has amended the Code on Collective Investment Schemes. Most of the amendments took effect on 1 January 2018. The changes provide for increased disclosures for funds...more

Prop 65: 9 chemicals added to California’s list for required warnings

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

During 2017, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added nine compounds to its list of chemicals that product manufacturers are required by law to disclose to consumers. The disclosure...more

Beware of the Man-in-the-Middle: Lessons from the FTC’s Lenovo Settlement

by Patrick Law Group, LLC on

The Federal Trade Commission’s recent approval of a final settlement with Lenovo (United States) Inc., one of the world’s largest computer manufacturers, offers a reminder that when it comes to consumers’ sensitive personal...more

CFPB releases report on college credit card agreements

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The CFPB released its sixth annual report to Congress on college credit card agreements.  The annual report is mandated by the CARD Act. ...more

Pre-Revenue Biotech Companies Cleared to List on Hong Kong Stock Exchange

by Jones Day on

The Situation: The Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s failure to recognize that investors are able to evaluate biotech companies in the pre-revenue stages, and its consequent refusal to list those companies for trading, is viewed by...more

HIPAA access versus authorization

by Bricker & Eckler LLP on

The nuances of the HIPAA right of access rule continue to pose challenges for health systems. Guidance previously released by The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) included extensive information on all...more

A Gift From SEC Staff: Guidance on Tax Act's Form 10-K Accounting Implications

by Jones Day on

The Situation: SEC Staff has provided guidance regarding accounting and disclosure issues arising from the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. The Result: The guidance addresses situations in which ASC Topic 740 accounting cannot be...more

Food for Thought, part 8

Below, a continuation of our bibliography of thought-provoking articles on issues related to right-sizing regulation, staying private versus going public, and related topics...more

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