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By Christian Davis, Kevin Wolf, Tatman Savio, Jung Hwa Song, Thor Petersen
Despite receiving bipartisan sponsorship and notional support from key Trump administration officials, the legislation faces an uncertain future in the current political climate.
By Jeffrey Lazar Kochian, Daniel F. Zimmerman, John Patrick Clayton
On November 1, 2017, the Division of Corporation Finance of the SEC released Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14I to offer guidance on the scope and application of Rules 14a-8(i)(7) and 14a-8(i)(5), ...
By Bruce E. Simonetti, Robin M. Schachter, Rolf Zaiss, Michael Gerald, Aimee M. Adler
On November 2, 2017, the Committee on Ways and Means of the U.S. House of Representatives released its tax reform bill titled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the "House Bill").
By Patrick B. Fenn, Stuart E. Leblang, Lewis J. Kweit, Ron G. Nardini, Joshua R. Williams, Olivier De Moor, Alexander Specht, Monte A. Jackel, Brett D. Fieldston
On November 2, 2017, the House of Representatives released the first draft of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which could result in the most significant overhaul of the U.S. federal tax system since 1986.
By Donald R. Pongrace, Hal Shapiro
Congress continues its heavy workload with the Thanksgiving recess roughly three weeks away.
By John Patrick Clayton, Daniel F. Zimmerman
On October 23, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") unanimously approved (the "Approval Release") the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board's ("PCAOB") proposal...
By Scott M. Heimberg, Thomas P. McLish, Joseph W. Whitehead
First, an awardee is responsible for keeping tabs on what happens in a protest of its award, or it may not be able to submit its own challenge if the protest is sustained.
By Thomas Landers IV, Rubén Muñoz
On October 23, 2017, a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) panel granted Petitioner's Motion to Submit Supplemental Information ("the Motion") on the publication date of an asserted reference.
By Daniel Taskalos, Rubén Muñoz
In a recent decision, Judge Schroeder of the Eastern District of Texas rejected the argument that decisions of the USPTO invalidating patents held infringed by a jury means that a defendant cannot be held liable...
By Mahmoud Baki Fadlallah, Jasper Helder, Jonathan Poling, Tatman Savio, Wynn Segall, Nnedinma Ifudu Nweke, Chiara Klaui, Dallas Woodrum, Johann Strauss, Thor Petersen
Effective October 13, 2017, President Trump declined to provide certification that the JCPOA is in the United States' national interest
By Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Global Compliance Overhaul for SAP as DOJ and SEC Investigate Payments Allegedly Related to South African Government Contracts
By Michelle Reed, Shawn Hanson, Natasha Kohne, Jo-Ellyn Klein, Diana Schaffner, Adam W Axler
NAIC recently adopted an Insurance Data Security Model Law that follows the risk assessment-based approach of the New York DFS Cybersecurity Regulation.
By Shawn Hanson, Nicholas J. Gregory
From 2013 to 2015, California-based insurance producer Zenefits' meteoric rise took the insurance world by storm, with the company reaching a valuation of $4.5 billion within two short years.
By Wynn Segall, Jasper Helder, Jonathan Poling, Nnedinma Ifudu Nweke, Melissa Schwartz, Chiara Klaui, Andrew R. Schlossberg
On October 27, 2017, the U.S. State Department issued guidance identifying 39 entities related to the defense and intelligence sectors of the Government of the Russian Federation...
By Michelle Reed, Diana Schaffner
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.
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