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Deep Dive: Association Health Plans - Part 2

by Bryan Cave on

On October 12, 2017, President Trump signed a “Presidential Executive Order Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States” (the “Executive Order”) to “facilitate the purchase of insurance across State...more

United States Issues New Venezuela-Related Sanctions Targeting Digital Currency

by White & Case LLP on

On March 19, 2018, President Trump expanded the scope of the Venezuela sanctions by issuing a new Executive Order (EO) "Taking Additional Steps to Address the Situation in Venezuela." The EO prohibits US persons from dealing...more

The Report to the President for “Enhancing the Resilience of the Internet and Communications Ecosystem Against Botnets and Other...

Back in January, a draft report from the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security was released to President Trump in order to address his May 11, 2017 Executive Order, which called for...more

US amends and reissues North Korea Sanctions Regulations

by Dentons on

On March 5, 2018, the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) amended and reissued the North Korean Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR Part 510 (NKSR), in order to align the North Korea sanctions program...more

Trump administration: "Critical Minerals" could spur U.S. mining activity

by Hogan Lovells on

Recent actions by the Trump administration have focused on encouraging U.S. based development of identified “Critical Minerals,” which could lead to significant policy changes designed to invigorate domestic mining activity....more

President Trump Blocks Broadcom’s Bid to Take Over Qualcomm Upon Recommendation From CFIUS

by Goodwin on

On March 12, 2018, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order blocking the proposed $117 billion takeover of Delaware corporation Qualcomm by Singapore chipmaker Broadcom due to national security concerns. The action...more

President Blocks Hostile Takeover of Qualcomm Upon Recommendation from CFIUS

by Bryan Cave on

On March 12, 2018, President Trump issued an Executive Order blocking the proposed $117 billion hostile takeover of Qualcomm Incorporated by Broadcom Limited following a recommendation from the Committee on Foreign Investment...more

New Momentum for Federal Infrastructure Initiatives and Regulatory Reform

by Clark Hill PLC on

From the earliest days of the Trump Administration, the White House and new leadership in key federal agencies have pushed to increase the volume and pace of infrastructure projects and eliminate regulatory roadblocks. With...more

District Court Inclined To Dismiss Action Challenging EO 13771

On February 26, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed, for lack of jurisdiction, a challenge to the President’s Executive Order 13771, and two guidance documents issued by the Office of Management and...more

Deep Dive: Association Health Plans - Part 1

by Bryan Cave on

On October 12, 2017, President Trump signed a “Presidential Executive Order Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States” (the “Executive Order”) to “facilitate the purchase of insurance across State...more

New North Korea Sanctions Regulations Become Effective Today

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)’s new North Korea Sanctions Regulations become effective today. In addition to making certain technical and conforming changes, the newly updated Part 510 incorporates recent...more

DOL Proposes Regulations Broadening the Availability of Association Health Plans

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

In response to President Trump’s October 12, 2017 Executive Order, the Department of Labor has issued proposed regulations expanding opportunities for small employers to band together to form association health plans...more

10-in-10 Infrastructure Series: Federal Agency Efforts to Streamline Permitting

by WilmerHale on

This is the second issue of WilmerHale's 10-in-10 Infrastructure Series. In this series, our attorneys share insights on current and emerging issues affecting infrastructure project developers in the United States....more

United States: Trump Revokes Obama's "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces"

by Dentons on

President Donald J. Trump has loosened the federal government's grip on businesses looking to secure federal contracts. On March 27, 2017, the president signed Executive Order 13782 revoking executive orders by President...more

SEC Issues New Cybersecurity Guidance; Makes Clear that Cybersecurity Disclosures Are Part of Existing SEC Requirements - Guidance...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

On Feb. 21, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued interpretive guidance on its expectations for corporate disclosures on cybersecurity risks. The guidance delineates where it believes existing SEC rules...more

Infrastructure Series: Trump's Infrastructure Plan and the Future of Infrastructure Reform

by WilmerHale on

This is the inaugural issue of WilmerHale's 10-in-10 Infrastructure Series. Over the next 10 weeks, our attorneys will share insights on current and emerging issues affecting infrastructure project developers in the United...more

Immigration Issues on Capitol Hill – Will Anything Get Done?

It appears that the Republican controlled Congress and the Trump Administration cannot get anything done on the contentious issues of immigration. Right now, a slight bi-partisan majority in the Senate wants to provide a...more

Association Health Plans and the Sale of Group Health Insurance “Across State Lines”

In advance of issuing the Executive Order that culminated in the promulgation by the Department of Labor of proposed regulations expanding the availability of Association Health Plans, President Trump announced that one of...more

Feeling Underwater? A Brief Look at Recent Clean Water Act Developments

by Holland & Hart LLP on

It is becoming increasingly difficult for the regulated community to stay abreast of state and federal environmental regulatory developments, particularly as they are decided in court. The following alert summarizes some...more

Gov. Brown’s Executive Order Suspends Certain Retired Annuitant Employment Requirements - Modifications Needed for Disaster...

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

To ensure adequate staffing levels while responding to recent natural disasters in California, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System has modified the 960-hour limitation related to retired annuitants employed in...more

Third Time’s Not the Charm for Trump’s Travel Ban

The Fourth Circuit ruled earlier this month that the Trump Administration’s third attempt at an immigration and travel ban, imposed on eight predominately Muslim countries, was likely to violate the Establishment Clause....more

Florida State of Emergency for Zika Virus Has Terminated - Deadline for Extension of Development Permits Nears

by Holland & Knight LLP on

After the issuance of various extensions, the Zika virus state of emergency declared by Florida Gov. Rick Scott has terminated after the governor did not renew the Executive Order. However, holders of certain development...more

A Quick Look at What's Ahead on the Water Infrastructure Front

by Downey Brand LLP on

I often joke with my clients that following issues too closely at the federal level can result in whiplash. To that regard, it has been a very active summer in Washington, DC on the water infrastructure front. Here’s a rapid...more

Is There a Burger in the Treasury’s CAATSA Report?

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

While Washington politicians and the media are engaged in heated debates about Russia, international businesses have to be vigilant in complying with the existing sanctions regimes. A January 29, 2018 report issued by the...more

Trump Administration Seeks to Scale Back Environmental Requirements for Infrastructure Projects

by White & Case LLP on

The Trump Administration is proposing to revise federal environmental requirements and procedures in order to streamline the permitting and approval processes for infrastructure projects....more

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