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Serial Plaintiffs’ Lawyer Commences Latest Round of Hotel Litigation: How Can Hotels Protect Themselves?

Just as one flood of lawsuits against Arizona businesses finally dries up, another downpour begins. Peter Strojnik of Phoenix, the same attorney who filed more than 1,100 lawsuits that drew the attention of the Arizona...more

Bay Area Air Quality Management District Sets Stringent New Standards for Toxic Air Emissions at Bay Area Facilities

by Downey Brand LLP on

On November 15, 2017, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (“BAAQMD”) adopted sweeping new standards to reduce toxic air contaminant (“TAC”) emissions from existing stationary sources. The new rule, Regulation 11 Rule...more

Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program Accepting Applications

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On November 8, 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) issued a statement soliciting applications for its Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program. The...more

The 10 Hallmarks of an Effective Compliance Program: Still the Foundation

by Thomas Fox on

The joint Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) 2012 FCPA Guidance came out five years ago this month. As a commentator focusing on the doing of compliance, we should pause to once again...more

CFPB Focusing on Risks in Car Loans

by Goodwin on

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its quarterly report on credit trends for the third quarter of 2017 last week, focusing on trends in the auto lending industry. Auto loans are a key sector in the...more

The failure to prevent tax evasion

by WilmerHale on

The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (“the Act”)1 came into force on 30 September 2017. The Act contains a patchwork of new powers, and amendments to existing legislation, largely directed at combatting money laundering and...more

California hazardous waste facility permitting will get harder: cost… unknown

by DLA Piper on

Permitted California hazardous waste facilities (HWFs) take note: the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), which regulates HWF activities, has proposed significant changes to the HWF permitting process....more

What If.... Harassment, “Me Too” and the Media.

by Fisher Phillips on

We encourage larger companies to establish a committee to meet every six to twelve months to engage in “What-if” risk planning. If we have learned anything this year, it’s that businesses face more unexpected risk than ever...more

BfR Publishes Q&A Regarding Study on Fate and Effects of Tattoo Pigments in Human Skin

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On October 12, 2017, the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) published questions and answers (Q&A) regarding a study on whether nanometric pigments from tattoo inks can permanently accumulate in lymph nodes. ...more

Join Senior Compliance Officers to Hear Insights on How to Improve International Ethics & Compliance Programmes

by NAVEX Global on

Compliance professionals who attended the NAVEX Global “Compliance Programme Effectiveness” roundtables in London and Amsterdam this year heard senior compliance experts share their insights on how they have improved their...more

2017 World Series Champs – Final Lessons Learned from a Magical Nine Days

by Thomas Fox on

The 2017 World Series gave us many compliance lessons to consider going forward. We considered the role of data analytics in baseball and in compliance. The clear conclusion is that data is a tool which every compliance...more

UK Parliamentary Office Publishes Note on Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On October 5, 2017, the United Kingdom’s (UK) Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) published a POSTnote entitled “Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials.” According to POST, key points include...more

Four project risks that can impact the success of Petrochemical projects

by White & Case LLP on

Stay current on your favorite topics An increasing number of refinery and petrochemical projects are being developed under a project structure in which one or more associated facilities (AFs) are constructed, owned, financed,...more

National Association of Insurance Commissioners Issues Insurance Data Security Model Law

• NAIC recently adopted an Insurance Data Security Model Law that follows the risk assessment-based approach of the New York DFS Cybersecurity Regulation. This signals the growing influence of the New York Regulation,...more

Risk Mitigation Strategies for Food and Beverage Companies: Five Prophylactic Measures

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Each year, food, beverage and agribusiness companies pay millions of dollars in settlements, penalties and judgments to consumers allegedly harmed through the sale, advertisement and manufacture of their products. The legal...more

GDPR Compliance: Think It Doesn’t Apply to You? Think Again: Insights from Nutter’s Seth Berman

Seth Berman, a partner in Nutter’s Litigation Department and a leader of the firm’s Privacy and Data Security practice group, addressed upcoming GDPR compliance standards in Nutter Insights. Seth discussed how broadly the...more

Bay Area Conference Sheds Light on Emerging Cyber Insurance Considerations

On October 11, 2017, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and the Stanford Cyber Initiative held a joint conference on various topics related to cyber insurance. Below are key takeaways and hot topics discussed...more

Proposed Regulatory Updates Will Require Increased Analysis of New Loans to Determine if Different Risk Weight Exposures Apply

by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC on

On September 27, 2017, the principal federal banking agencies, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, released a Notice of...more

Treasury Report Addresses Regulatory Approaches Affecting Investment Companies and Their Advisers

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

As required by President Trump’s Executive Order 13772, the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued a report, “A Financial System That Creates Economic Opportunities, Asset Management and Insurance,” addressing the regulatory...more

Astros Win First World Series Game at Home – Trusting Your Eyes to Read the Data

by Thomas Fox on

There is much discussion about data analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in compliance. Yet rarely do we talk about the human element in all of this. The point of data is to give you information from which you can make...more

Cybersecurity Risks—Compelling Statistics from the Canadian Securities Administrators

by Bennett Jones LLP on

Cybersecurity threats to registered firms continue to rise but efforts to protect against those threats and to plan for the inevitable attack are not keeping up....more

Retooling Your Compliance Program

by Thomas Fox on

Today’s lesson from the world of sports informs our discussion of compliance and the risk management process; consisting of forecasting, risk assessment and risk management as a way to retool the focus of your compliance...more

Insurance Broker Series: Manpreet Gill, Marsh

by Farella Braun + Martel LLP on

Farella’s Insurance Recovery Group lawyers regularly collaborate with and learn from different players and functions within the insurance industry. To provide more value to our readers, we have reached out to a series of...more

When is an Employee Issue a Legal Issue (and When Is it HR)?

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

A while back, I had a good discussion with a colleague on a topic with no real firm answers. No, it wasn’t on whether the Yankees are better franchise than the Red Sox. ...more

Cybersecurity Myths Debunked

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Security incidents, loss of customer data, exposure of confidential corporate assets, demands of ransom, and similar stories are becoming daily headlines with the impacts being felt across a wide variety of industries. We...more

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