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ITC’s Amended Section 337 Rules Streamline Investigations

by Orrick - IP Landscape on

On April 26, 2018, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued long-awaited final amendments to its Rules of Practice and Procedure pertaining to investigations under Section 337 of the Tariff Act. The amended rules are...more

2018 Worksite Enforcement Investigations by U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement Already Double 2017 Total

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

With more than four (4) months left in the federal government's 2018 fiscal year, U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) this week reported it had already doubled the number of audits that it conducted during the entire...more

Voluntary Remediation and the SEC: Six Key Elements and Three Potential Pitfalls

A recent settled SEC order, In re Arlington Capital Management, Inc. and Joseph F. LoPresti, highlights the potential benefits of voluntarily taking steps to remediate conduct or practices that could run afoul of the SEC’s...more

Behind the SEC Curtain - Practical Tips for Interacting with the SEC Staff

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

I recently presented to the Corporate & Securities Law Committee of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) on the topic entitled “Behind the SEC Curtain: Practical Tips for Interacting with the SEC Staff.” The...more

Singapore Commission Proposes Amendments to Competition Act

by Jones Day on

The Bill: The Singapore Parliament passed a bill giving the Competition Commission of Singapore (or CCS) regulatory powers over consumer protection. The expanded body is now (effective 1 April 2018) called the Competition and...more

The NLRB Bolsters Unions’ Ability to Investigate Discrimination and Pay Equity Concerns through Requests for Information

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: In Colorado Symphony Association, 366 NLRB No. 60 (April 13, 2018), the NLRB found that an employer had an obligation to disclose information related to individual overscale contracts because the request...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Australian authorities confirm renewed interest in parity provisions; Singapore opens...

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Australian Authorities Confirm Renewed Interest in Parity Provisions - ("Online Booking Clauses Still Cause for Concern for Australian Competition Authority," MLex, April 11, 2018) (subscription required) - Speaking...more

Cambios al Programa Orgánico bajo el Proyecto de Ley Agrícola

by Holland & Knight LLP on

La Cámara de Representantes de Estados Unidos presentó los Principios Legales del Proyecto de la Ley Agrícola. El Proyecto fue lanzado la semana pasada, y en su forma actual, enmienda la autoridad de acreditación orgánica del...more

Changes to the Organic Program under the Proposed Farm Bill

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The House of Representatives released its proposed amendments to the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (more commonly referred to as the Farm Bill). The proposed Farm Bill was released last week, and in its current form,...more

SEC, Under New Safe Harbor, Awards More Than $2.2 Million To Whistleblower Who First Reported To Another Federal Agency

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On April 5, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced a whistleblower award of more than $2.2 million in connection with a report of misconduct. The whistleblower, a former company insider, first reported...more

Changes to Office for Civil Rights' New Case Processing Manual: What You Need to Know

by Barley Snyder on

In March the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued its updated case processing manual to clear a backlog of complaints filed under civil rights laws....more

D.C. Circuit Holds PCAOB Improperly Denied Target Of Investigation Access To Expert Assistance

A D.C. Circuit panel unanimously ruled that the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (“PCAOB”) acted unlawfully by denying former Ernst & Young partner Marc Laccetti his right to bring an accounting expert to an...more

Workplace Harassment Investigations - When to Use Outside Counsel to Investigate a Sexual Harassment Complaint and What to Look...

by Stinson Leonard Street on

Conscientious corporate officers and managers know that a complaint about sexual harassment in theirworkplace must be investigated thoroughly, objectively, fairly and without delay. From multi national companies to...more

Grab The Spotlight In Haste, Repent In Leisure

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

Buried on the third and fourth pages of The Wall Street Journal and my local newspaper recently, I found two interesting business stories. These stories followed much more prominent stories. In the first, the WSJ reported...more

Perspectives for the Professions Newsletter - March 2018: Duty of Fairness at Investigative Stage and the Importance of...

by Field Law on

Kuny v College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba, 2017 MBCA 111, emphasizes that the duty of fairness at the investigative stage of a professional disciplinary process requires centrally that a member be advised of the...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Trivago's strikethrough pricing practices subject to AU scrutiny; Denmark opens investigation...

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update is below and is full of interesting stories. Enjoy....more

Investigative Report At Center of Alleged SLAPP

by LeClairRyan on

An interesting case is playing out in DC Superior Court. The plaintiffs allege, in a 103-page, 535-paragraph complaint, that they were defamed and cast in a false light in a 541-page report that was commissioned by the...more

Singapore Joint Investigations Arrangement to Cover More Financial, Regulatory Offences

by Morgan Lewis on

In a development that significantly broadens the scope of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and Commercial Affairs Department’s investigatory authority, the Joint Investigations Arrangement has been extended to cover...more

UK Competition and Markets Authority Publishes Working Paper on its Investment Consultancy Investigation

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

As part of its market investigation into the supply and acquisition of investment consultancy services and fiduciary management services, the U.K. Competition and Markets Authority has published the first in a series of...more

Zetta Jet: multi-jurisdictional investigation and asset tracing

by DLA Piper on

DLA Piper is advising Zetta Jet in relation to ongoing proceedings in the United States, Singapore and Australia. This multi-jurisdictional matter centers on the bankruptcy proceedings and subsequent collapse of the luxury...more

FMC To Investigate Demurrage Charge Practices

by Holland & Knight LLP on

In the wake of a hearing held by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) in January regarding detention, demurrage, and per diem charges, the FMC voted on Monday, March 5, to launch an investigation focusing on the practices of...more

FDA Issues Final Rule and Guidance Creating New Standards for the Acceptance of Data Obtained from Clinical Investigations...

by King & Spalding on

On February 21, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final rule amending the Agency’s regulations on acceptance of data from clinical investigations form medical devices. The final rule amends requirements...more

Tips for Handling a Call from the FBI

by Dentons on

For many attorneys, interaction with the FBI and other law enforcement agencies is a completely foreign concept. Many general litigators and corporate attorneys have little to no professional experience with federal...more

What Artificial Intelligence Can - and Can’t - Do to Help Fraud and Corruption Investigators Tackle Big Data

For investigators, artificial intelligence is providing new opportunities to uncover fraud and corruption and to drive efficiency and accuracy as they analyze the cascade of data in the context of an investigation....more

Iowa Civil Rights Commission Complaint - Initial Determination

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

The point that many employers fear - receiving a complaint from the Iowa Civil Rights Commission. An employee has alleged that they have been a subject to discrimination in your workplace....more

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