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Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

A New Age of PerFFFection June 2024 - Potential Impact of UCC Article 12 on Fund Finance Transactions

At the bottom of the stack in investment fund structures, there are generally “real” assets—things like equity interests in portfolio companies, mortgage loans, commercial receivables, maybe even bricks and mortar. Fund...more

Moore & Van Allen PLLC

What 2 Rulings On Standing Mean For DEI Litigation

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Two recent federal court decisions shed new light on the ongoing wave of challenges to diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision one year ago in Students for Fair Admissions v....more

By Aries

The Role of Legal Marketers in Communicating Authentic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Through Strategic Messaging

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We’ve been reflecting on the power of communication and the role we as marketers play in pushing the needle of progress forward after hearing a powerhouse presentation from Gia Altreche, Director Of Diversity And Inclusion at...more

Fenwick & West LLP

The Future of DEI Shareholder Proposals

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Following the death of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter protests against racial inequity in 2020, many companies increased their commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), as well as their external...more

Troutman Pepper

CFPB Report Foreshadows Increased Scrutiny of Negative Equity in Auto Lending

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Yesterday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) released a report on the state of negative equity in auto lending. The CFPB says it found that financing negative equity creates increased risks for...more

Harris Beach PLLC

Hochul Implements Sweeping Leadership Changes at Office of Cannabis Management

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Gov. Kathy Hochul has overhauled leadership at the state’s Office of Cannabis Management in an effort to speed up the licensing process, improve communication with applicants and licensees, and reaffirm the state’s commitment...more

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Second Annual CMS Health Equity Conference: Key Takeaways

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently hosted its second annual CMS Health Equity Conference on May 29 – 30, 2024, focusing on the theme “sustaining health equity through action.” The event was a...more

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CMS Hosts Health Equity Conference: Key Insights and Perspectives

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Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held the second annual CMS Health Equity Conference. The event drew several hundred in-person attendees, including my colleague Kayla Holgash, and thousands of...more

Dickinson Wright

Practice Buy-Sell Agreements: Drafters Beware

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Originally published in Healthcare Michigan, Volume 41,  No. 5 - My prior article addressed tax issues in repurchasing equity in physicians and other practice groups. This article provides information about drafting buy-sell...more

Carlton Fields

Sen. Wyden Sets Sights on Private Placement Life Insurance

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On February 21, 2024, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden released a report on the findings from a self-styled “democratic staff investigation” into the use of private placement life insurance (PPLI) by...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

[Webinar] The Regulatory and Legislative Trends Reshaping Health Care - May 16th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PST

From the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) to the overturning of Roe v. Wade to the growth of AI in health care, multiple forces are converging to remap the health care landscape. In a new webinar, Manatt...more

McDermott Will & Emery

Patent Venue: VENUE Act Would Expand Scope of Venue

As part of proposed legislation intended to address several procedural issues related to judicial proceedings, a recent section titled the Venue Equity and Non-Uniformity Elimination Act of 2024 (VENUE Act) seeks to expand...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Geneva Insights - May 2024

International Geneva – A global governance ecosystem of over 40 international organizations, 178 country representations and 700+ non-governmental organizations....more

Creditor Rights Coalition

Women in Credit - Conversation with Jamie Zimmerman

Jamie Zimmerman is a legendary investor. She started her investing career in the early 80s and has seen it all: from double-digit interest rates, to the great financial crisis, to the current paradigm shift in the debt...more

Whiteford

Webinar: Is Your DEI Policy Setting You Up for a Lawsuit?

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This webinar addresses the legal challenges presented by harassment, reverse discrimination and Section 1981 claims, among others, as well as various defenses and measures your team can take to reduce the risk of legal...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Announces New Initiative to Advance Racial Equity

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At the March 13, 2024 Public Health Council meeting, the Department of Public Health’s inaugural Assistant Commissioner for Health Equity, Dr. Hafsatou Diop, MD, MPH, presented DPH’s Strategic Plan to Advance Racial Equity....more

Jenner & Block

[Ongoing Program] CLE Relay – Session 2 – One Year Later: DEI in a Post-SFFA World - May 17th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

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Challenges to corporate diversity, equity, and inclusion programs have gained momentum over the past year. As challengers refine their legal strategies, companies need a new playbook to protect and improve their DEI programs...more

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

CMS Finalizes CY 2025 Medicare Advantage Rule, Confirming Continued Focus on Marketing Practices and Health Equity

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On April 4, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the Contract Year (CY) 2025 Medicare Advantage (MA) Final Rule (Final Rule), which will have significant implications for MA plans and other industry...more

Mitratech Holdings, Inc

How HR Leaders Can Get The Most Out Of Shrinking Budgets

As HR leaders navigate a business world where ROI is more important than ever, they must adapt to keep up. One crucial element remains at the forefront: the HR budget....more

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A CERCLA Allocation Blog for a Change

Posted on March 13, 2024 by David G. Mandelbaum I seem to be the ACOEL CERCLA blogger by default. The other environmental practitioners may affect to being far too cool for this practice area, but we all know they secretly...more

Lighthouse

In Conversation, Women Shaping the Future of Legal: Irene Fiorentinos and Amanda Jones

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As part of our new series, In Conversation, Women Shaping the Future of Legal, leading women in the legal industry discuss how diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts can help improve work and the world. By sharing personal...more

Stikeman Elliott LLP

Eternal Sunshine of the Stock-less Mind: The Judicial Saga on Treatment of Equity-Based Incentives upon Termination of Employment

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What is the appropriate treatment under Quebec law of the equity-based incentives of an employee, upon termination of their employment without cause (serious reason)? Twenty years of case law suggest the question is all but...more

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

DEI Quiz!

What's legal, and what's not? Diversity, equity, and inclusion programs in employment are increasingly being challenged in the courts. How much do you know about the legalities? Take our quiz and find out! This is a hard...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP - MoFo+

Celebrating Black History Month: A Conversation With Anita Hill

MoFo continued its celebration of Black History Month by hosting a fireside chat with Washington, D.C. partner Val Dahiya and guest speaker Anita Hill. A Brandeis University Professor of Law, Social Policy & Women’s and...more

Rumberger | Kirk

Should Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policies Vanish After Landmark Supreme Court Ruling?

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Last June, the United States Supreme Court held in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President & Fellows of Harvard Coll that affirmative action policies at universities violate the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause...more

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