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By Susan Lent, John J. Marciano III, Amy S. Elliott
Even though practitioners are awaiting proposed regulations on the new opportunity zone provision, interested parties are already starting to set up qualified opportunity funds to pool investor capital.
By Peter I. Altman, Nicholas C. Adams, Sandra Lewitz
The SEC is continuing its probe into public companies that appear to incorporate and seek to capitalize on the blockchain technology.
By George (Chip) Cannon Jr., Scott Johnson, Shawn Whites
Neither PURPA nor FERC's regulations explicitly mention energy storage as an energy resource type that can make a facility eligible for QF status.
By Hamish Lal, Mark J. Groff, Scott M. Heimberg, Josephine Kaiding
The Court of Appeal has held that a clause denying an extension of time to a Contractor if there is concurrent delay is enforceable and is not contrary to the so-called "prevention principle."
By Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
California as a haven for the plaintiffs' bar.
By David H. Quigley, Stacey H. Mitchell, Bryan Williamson
On September 11, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposed rule to amend various provisions of a key Obama-era regulation that sought to reduce methane emissions...
By Kevin Wolf, Thomas McCarthy, Steven Emme, Andrew R. Schlossberg
ECRA became law on August 13, 2018. It is the permanent statutory authority for the EAR, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce's BIS.
By Scott M. Heimberg, Robert K. Huffman, Natasha Kohne
Companies in the defense and aerospace industries are facing increasing obligations with regard to overlapping national and transnational data protection and information security regimes.
By Stacey H. Mitchell, Michael Quigley, Bryan Williamson
On August 17, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated a rule that delayed the effective date of the 2017 Risk Management Program Rule amendments.
By Robert S. Salcido, Robert K. Huffman, Elizabeth Marie Dulong Scott, Catherine E. Creely, Carroll A. Skehan
A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit ruled that False Claims Act (FCA) plaintiffs must satisfy the two-pronged test for implied false certification claims set out in Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar.
By Nathan A. Brown, Howard R. Sklamberg, Eli Z. Tomar
On Friday, September 7, 2018, the FDA issued a lengthy press release detailing the agency's plans to collaborate with states in the oversight of traditional pharmacies engaged in drug compounding.
By David Kohler, Stuart Sinclair, Stephen Kho
In Switzerland, foreign wealthy families often benefit from special tax deals: lump-sum taxation or forfait fiscal in French.
By Shawn Hanson, Nicholas J. Gregory
Over the past several years, tech-savvy players and start-ups have been bursting into the insurance sector in droves.
By Todd Brecher, George (Chip) Cannon Jr.
A coalition of electric generators in California has urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or "the Commission") to require the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) to implement a centralized capacity market to procure the electric generation capacity needed to reliably operate California's electric grid.
By Natasha Kohne, Dario Frommer, Jo-Ellyn Klein, Diana Schaffner, Michelle Reed, Elizabeth Marie Dulong Scott, Tylor Dominguez, Kelsey Stapler Morris
The California Legislature passed SB 1121 to revise certain sections of the CCPA – the nation's strictest privacy protection statute which provides Californians with a right to learn ...
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