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By Ropes & Gray LLP
On October 31, 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture ("USDA") published an interim final rule ("IFR") establishing a domestic hemp production program consistent with provisions
By Kat Saunders Gregor, Elizabeth Smith, Ellen Gilley
On November 4, 2019, the IRS announced that the LB&I division will begin examining 2017 and 2018 tax returns for compliance with the so-called repatriation tax under Internal Revenue Code Section 965.
By Edward Baer, Brian McCabe, Jeremy C. Smith, Paulita A. Pike
The SEC recently adopted a final ETF rule, largely in the form proposed in June of 2018, but with several important changes in response to industry comments.
By David B. Hennes, Mary Zou
Non-disclosure agreements, or NDAs, are essential components of public and private merger and acquisition sale processes,...
By Alyson Gal, Jill Kalish Levy, Matthew M. Roose
These provisions include "net-short" provisions, which provide for, among other things, the disenfranchisement of investors deemed "net-short holders" by the relevant document.
By Eva Carman, Daniel McCaughey, Matthew L. McGinnis, R. Daniel O'Connor, Daniel Ward, Anne Hancock
In June 2017, the Supreme Court issued its landmark Kokesh decision, which unanimously held that the remedy of "disgorgement" – regularly imposed by the SEC in securities enforcement actions – operates as a "penalty."
By Scott A. McKeown
With the ink barely dry on Thursday's Federal Circuit ruling that the Administrative Patent Judges (APJs) of the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) were unconstitutionally appointed
By Scott A. McKeown
On the heels of the supplemental briefing discussed yesterday, the Federal Circuit has already issued its decision in Arthrex Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc.
By Ropes & Gray LLP
On October 17, 2019, the SEC's Division of Investment Management published Staff Responses to Inquiries Regarding Business Development Companies and Section 61(a) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
By Isabelle Farrar, Vernon Thomas
On October 9, 2019, IRS released Revenue Ruling 2019-24, 2019-44 IRB 1, which provides new guidance on the Service's handling of cryptocurrencies...
By Scott A. McKeown
As discussed last week, the Federal Circuit has requested supplemental briefing in Arthrex Inc. v. Smith & Nephew to assess how best to remedy a potential Appointments Clause violation.
By Laura Hoey, Deanna Minasi, Alex Spector
On October 8, 2019, the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ" or the "Government") issued new guidance for federal prosecutors ...
By Rosemarie Paul, Tom Jackson
On 16 October 2019, the Bank of England ("BoE") and Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") published a joint report on the use of machine learning ...
By Scott A. McKeown
Back in June I explained the latest constitutional challenge to AIA Trial Proceedings under the Appointments Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
By Ropes & Gray LLP's Health Care Practice
On October 9, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General ("OIG") and Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services ("CMS") released their ...
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