Compliance

  • June 11, 2021

    DOJ Presses Immigration Judges To Use 'All Docketing Tools'

    As immigration courts are log-jammed with 1.3 million cases, the U.S. Department of Justice encouraged immigration judges on Friday to use "all docketing tools available" to quickly resolve cases.

  • June 11, 2021

    Toomey Says Feds Must Harness, Not Overregulate Crypto

    Instead of putting virtual shackles around the cryptocurrency industry, Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., says the U.S. government should focus on working with stakeholders to address outdated rules and use the digital currency as a means to track down bad actors — like those who perpetrated the Colonial Pipeline hack.

  • June 11, 2021

    FTC Deal Forces La. Board To Drop Appraisal Fee Rule

    The Federal Trade Commission has come out on top in its antitrust fight with the Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board, securing an agreement that the board will stop limiting appraisers' ability to set their own fees.

  • June 11, 2021

    SEC Maps Out Gensler's Regulatory Ambitions Over Next Year

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is planning to propose new rules on board diversity and climate change disclosures this fall and make proposals on special purpose acquisition companies the following spring, according to an agenda released Friday.

  • June 11, 2021

    Endo Can't Shake FTC Pay-For-Delay Suit, Judge Told

    The Federal Trade Commission fought a dismissal bid Friday in an antitrust suit related to an alleged 2017 "pay-for-delay" agreement over Endo Pharmaceuticals' Opana ER painkiller, saying the drugmaker couldn't have made such an agreement because its competitor had already had a broad patent license for similar products for years.

  • June 11, 2021

    New CFPB Agenda Ices More Trump-Era Regulatory Projects

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is backing off Trump-era plans to potentially design new disclosures for payday loan borrowers and won't be using its rulemaking authority to set more boundaries on what it considers abusive conduct, at least for now.

  • June 11, 2021

    EPA Signals Overhaul Of Chemical And Pesticide Regulations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday laid out an ambitious regulatory agenda that includes the rollback of some key Trump-era rules on chemicals and pesticides, and is planning new rules that align with the Biden administration's priorities.

  • June 11, 2021

    SIFMA Offers Measured Approach To SEC Climate Disclosures

    A leading U.S. securities industry trade group is pushing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to focus on climate-specific metrics before tackling its potential plans to ramp up environmental, social and governance disclosure requirements more broadly, while also suggesting ways to minimize compliance burdens.

  • June 11, 2021

    FCC Orders Carrier To Repay AT&T, Verizon For Juicing Traffic

    The Federal Communications Commission has ordered a local phone carrier to repay millions of dollars it charged AT&T and Verizon for directing callers to highly trafficked conference calling services.

  • June 11, 2021

    Biden Admin. Puts Tighter Oil And Gas Regs On The Table

    Stricter oil and gas regulations are in the cards under energy regulatory agendas released by federal agencies Friday, including a renewed push to limit methane emissions that could produce proposed rules as early as this fall.

  • June 11, 2021

    Ackman's SPAC Strategy Pushes Deal Structure's Boundaries

    Hedge fund titan Bill Ackman's multilayered proposal to acquire a minority stake in music giant UMG through his special purpose acquisition company, while also enabling future acquisitions, seeks to rewrite the SPAC playbook through several complicated steps that could spur imitators.

  • June 11, 2021

    Creditor Attys Tell 11th Circ. It Erred In 'Mail Vendor' Ruling

    An association of New York creditor attorneys told the Eleventh Circuit it failed to consider the First Amendment implications of a decision that allowed a wave of consumer litigation challenging debt collectors' use of outside mail vendors.

  • June 11, 2021

    SEC Bulletin Warns Bitcoin Futures Are 'Highly Speculative'

    Investors exposed to Bitcoin and Bitcoin futures are making a "highly speculative investment" and are taking on considerable risk, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission said in an investor bulletin.

  • June 10, 2021

    Senate Banking Chair Knocks PE Firm On Pandemic Evictions

    The Senate Banking Committee's Democratic chairman told private equity firm Pretium Partners LLC on Thursday that he's "troubled" some of its portfolio companies may have bucked a federal moratorium on tenant evictions during the COVID-19 crisis and wants answers.

  • June 10, 2021

    EPA Proposes Collecting PFAS Manufacturing Data

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed a rule that would require manufacturers of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, to provide information about the amount and type of chemicals they have produced.

  • June 10, 2021

    MoneyGram Fraud Case Dismissed Post-Compliance Revamp

    A Pennsylvania district court judge dismissed anti-money laundering charges against MoneyGram International Inc. on Thursday, marking the end of an eight-year deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice. 

  • June 10, 2021

    Former Houston Controller Joins Jones Walker

    Jones Walker LLP got its Texas public finance practice up and running by adding a project finance pro with a quarter-century of experience to its ranks in Houston, the firm announced Thursday.

  • June 10, 2021

    CFPB Wants Truce In Student Loan Servicing Oversight Suit

    Citing the "change of administrations," the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and consumer advocates said Thursday that they want to take time to mull potentially settling a Trump-era California federal court case alleging the agency improperly pulled back from federal student loan servicing oversight.

  • June 10, 2021

    Biden Could Fuel More ESG, Anti-Bribery Integration: Report

    The U.S. and Canada lag the rest of the world when it comes to the integration of environmental, social and governance programs into existing anti-bribery and anti-corruption compliance frameworks, but that could change stateside under the Biden administration, a report published Thursday says.

  • June 10, 2021

    FINRA Fines Firm $1.4M On Alleged BestEx Failures

    A Chicago-based securities market maker allegedly failed to provide best execution on more than 40,000 orders during a three-year period, contributing to a nearly $1.4 million settlement with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

  • June 10, 2021

    Biden Admin. Walks Foreign Investment Tightrope With TikTok

    The Biden administration hasn't yet said whether TikTok's Chinese owner will need to sell the video-sharing platform's U.S. operations, but the move to rework Trump-era executive orders that sought to ban the app hints at an effort to strike a balance between an open investment environment and the protection of sensitive personal data.

  • June 10, 2021

    Feds Tell 9th Circ. Limits On Ex-BLM Head Now Moot

    The federal government wants the Ninth Circuit to vacate an order limiting the authority of former acting director of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management William Perry Pendley, saying there's nothing left to fight over now that Pendley no longer holds the position.

  • June 10, 2021

    Green Groups Split Over EPA's Request To Review Glyphosate

    Environmental groups are divided on whether the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should get a chance to reexamine the impacts of glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Monsanto's RoundUp. 

  • June 10, 2021

    DOL Issues Long-Awaited COVID-19 Safety Rule

    The Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Thursday issued a highly anticipated emergency rule that sets workplace safety parameters for employers in the health care sector for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

  • June 10, 2021

    Banks Face Tough Global Capital Rules For Crypto Assets

    Global financial regulators proposed tougher capital requirements on Thursday for banks holding Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, as authorities seek to manage threats to the financial system caused by the rapid growth of digital assets.

Expert Analysis

  • Medical Device Cases Show Increased Sunshine Act Scrutiny

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    Recent U.S. Department of Justice and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services settlements with two medical device manufacturers signal ramped-up enforcement of the Sunshine Act, highlighting a departure from a historically gentler approach, say Jaime Jones and Brenna Jenny at Sidley.

  • Takeaways From 2 New FBAR Rulings

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    In light of two recent California federal court decisions, capping penalties for nonwillful violations of foreign bank account reporting but broadening the willfulness standard, U.S. taxpayers must be vigilant about understanding their reporting obligations, and prepare for the Internal Revenue Service to target willful conduct, which yields much higher penalties, say Friedemann Thomma and Marianna Felshtiner at Venable.

  • A Biz Strategy Model To Improve Lateral Atty Hiring Diversity

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    Quantitative comparison tools commonly used by companies in evaluating merger targets will allow law firms to assess lateral hire candidates in a demographically neutral manner, help remove bias from the hiring process and bring real diversity to the legal profession, says Thomas Latino at Florida State University.

  • How Curbs On Russia And Belarus Trade Will Affect Tech Cos.

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    Attorneys at Kirkland examine how the Biden administration's newly authorized Russian sanctions, restrictions on dealings with companies in Belarus and other likely measures will affect the technology sector and how companies should respond to the changes.

  • Opinion

    FTC's Drop Of Illumina-Grail Federal Court Case Raises Uncertainty

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    The Federal Trade Commission's move to drop its lawsuit challenging the proposed merger of Illumina and its cancer-screening spinoff Grail is procedural posturing that undermines the agency's goals and has created maximum uncertainty for companies focused on creating life-saving technologies, say Zarema Jarimillo and Leiv Blad at Lowenstein Sandler.

  • Smaller Firms Need Employee Wellness Programs, Too

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    As we emerge from the pandemic, small and midsize firms — which offer an ideal setting for companywide connection — should follow in the footsteps of larger organizations and heed the American Bar Association’s recommendations by adopting well-being initiatives and appointing a chief wellness officer, says Janine Pollack at Calcaterra Pollack.

  • Why AI Can't Replace Humans In Environmental Compliance

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    As organizations increasingly integrate artificial intelligence into their operations, it is clear that, while AI may play a valuable role in environmental compliance programs, it cannot replace the judgment, perspective, experience and ethical values of human beings, says Gerry Caron, chief counsel for safety, health and environment at Cabot.

  • Compliance Considerations For Pharma Co. Testing Programs

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    Diagnostic tests sponsored by pharmaceutical companies can provide real benefits to patients, but should be carefully structured to mitigate compliance risks related to possible fraud and patient privacy, say Eve Brunts and Alison Fethke at Ropes & Gray.

  • 10 Trauma-Informed Techniques For Workplace Investigations

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    For internal investigations related to sexual harassment, assault or racial discrimination, organizations should use trauma-informed techniques in order to more effectively solicit witness information and build safer, stronger workplace cultures, say attorneys at Perkins Coie.

  • Opinion

    CFAA And The High Court's Fight Against Overcriminalization

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    When confronted with a notoriously broad and somewhat out-of-date statute like the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, it is important for the judiciary to continue to protect defendants from prosecutors' tortured or extreme readings of these criminal laws — and that's what the U.S. Supreme Court did this month in Van Buren v. U.S., say Harry Sandick and Jacob Chefitz at Patterson Belknap.

  • Warnings And Guideposts From EU Sanctions Blocking Case

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    An advocate general's recent opinion in Bank Melli Iran v. Telekom Deutschland, a European Union sanctions blocking case, highlights serious new international regulatory compliance risks but also presents helpful guidance for navigating conflicting EU and U.S. rules, say Thomas Grant at Cambridge University and Scott Kieff at George Washington University.

  • CBP Rulings Offer Lessons On Overcoming Import Detentions

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    Two recent U.S. Customs and Border Protection rulings over allegations a U.S. apparel importer violated forced labor restrictions provide importers with insight for documenting supply chain compliance to obtain release of detained merchandise, say Dana Watts and Manuel Levitt at Miller & Chevalier.

  • How Speedway Deal Might Have Avoided Antitrust Gridlock

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    A close examination of 7-Eleven's Speedway acquisition shows that adding certain language to the deal's closing conditions might have kept it out of prolonged Federal Trade Commission antitrust jeopardy, say attorneys at Cadwalader.

  • Stop Networking, Start Relationship Marketing

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    USA 500 Clubs' Joe Chatham offers four tips for lawyers to get started with relationship marketing — an approach to business development that prioritizes authentic connections — and explains why it may be more helpful than traditional networking post-pandemic.

  • Mortgage Servicers Should Prepare To Be In CFPB Crosshairs

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    In light of recent indications that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will make housing security a top priority, residential mortgage servicers should prepare for increased enforcement scrutiny as foreclosures and evictions rise post-pandemic, say attorneys at Manatt.

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