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By Daniel F. Zimmerman, Lucas Torres, Paul Monsour
On May 11, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Division of Corporation Finance (the Division) consolidated and updated its interpretations of the proxy rules and Schedules 14A and 14C.
By Shiva Aminian, Mahmoud Baki Fadlallah, Jonathan Poling, Wynn Segall, Nicole M. D'Avanzo, Johann Strauss, Chris Chamberlain
On May 21, 2018, the Trump administration imposed new sanctions on the Government of Venezuela1 in response to the reelection of President Maduro and the "deepening humanitarian and public health crisis"...
By Rex Heinke, Gregory Knopp, Daniel Nash, Jessica Weisel
Class and collective action waivers in arbitration agreements are enforceable under the FAA and not prohibited by the NLRA.
By Daniel F. Zimmerman, Lucas Torres, Alice Hsu, Victoria Chu
Beginning May 11, 2018, the new Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) customer due diligence rule (the "CDD Rule") will require covered financial institutions to identify...
By J. Porter Wiseman, Shawn Whites
On May 17, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or the "Commission") granted in part and denied in part a request by Zeeland Farm Services, Inc. ("Zeeland") ...
By Jay Tatachar, Rachel J. Elsby, Daniel L. Moffett
The court further found that DFH adequately demonstrated that it relied on Akeso's silence based on a declaration submitted by DFH's chairman
By J. Porter Wiseman
In September 2017, we reported on a Court of Appeals of North Carolina decision holding that entities installing solar panels on customer rooftops are "public utilities" under state law...
By Brian T. Carney, Donald R. Pongrace, Pratik Shah, James Tysse, Lide E. Paterno
The Supreme Court in Murphy v. NCAA ruled 7-2 that a federal law prohibiting states from authorizing sports betting violated the constitutional rule that the federal government may not "commandeer" the states.
By Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
As stakeholders review the aforementioned Medicare policies, there will be additional questions regarding implementation and potential savings to the system.
By Stacey H. Mitchell, Kenneth Markowitz, Shawn Whites
On May 9, 2018, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a memorandum outlining a "back-to-basics" process for reviewing NAAQS for criteria pollutants under the CAA.
By Richard Rabin, Anastasia Kerdock, Grace Margaret O'Donnell
Effective May 5, 2018, employees in New York City are eligible to take paid "safe time" leave when the employee or a member of the employee's family has been the victim of a family offense matter...
By Shiva Aminian, Mahmoud Baki Fadlallah, Jasper Helder, Jonathan Poling, Tatman Savio, Wynn Segall, Chiara Klaui, Johann Strauss, Andrew R. Schlossberg
The U.S. government has withdrawn from the Iran Nuclear Deal and reverted sanctions to the status quo ante by re-imposing secondary sanctions that restrict non-U.S. persons from engaging...
By Wynn Segall, Jonathan Poling, Nnedinma Ifudu Nweke, Melissa Schwartz, Shiva Aminian, Mahmoud Baki Fadlallah, Daniel F. Feldman, Jasper Helder, Chiara Klaui, Ursula R. Rothrock
On May 1, 2018, OFAC issued General License 13A authorizing the divestment or transfer of certain debt, equity or other holdings issued by EN+ Group, GAZ Group or United Company RUSAL PLC ...
By Jason M. Daniel, Mereen Miran
On April 18, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed a new interpretation of the fiduciary duties of investment advisers under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended.
By Stacey H. Mitchell, David H. Quigley, Andrew Oelz
These situations often involved a primary facility that was wholly or partially dependent on a support facility.
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