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By Mark Nuccio, Edward Black, Mike Tierney
Mindful of the growing reliance by financial institutions on technology service providers, the FDIC issued a Financial Institution Letter this week identifying gaps, particularly involving business continuity...
By David Saltzman, Benjamin Rogers, Hudson Todd
On March 21, 2019, the IRS announced it is temporarily suspending two revenue rulings addressing tax-free spinoffs.
By Ropes & Gray LLP's Investment Management Practice Group
Susan M. Olson, General Counsel, Investment Company Institute Ms. Olson noted the wide range of regulatory initiatives during 2018 and so far in 2019 that will impact registered funds and their service providers and shareholders.
By Ama Adams, Brendan Hanifin, Emerson Siegle
On March 27, the Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") announced a $1.869 million settlement with Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. ("SB&D") and its Chinese subsidiary, Jiangsu Guoqiang Tools Co., Ltd.
By Scott A. McKeown
The Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) is hosting a Boardside Chat webinar this Thursday, April 4th from noon to 1pm(EST).
By Scott A. McKeown
The latest constitutional challenge to the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) involves the Appointments Clause.
By Jason Brown, Eva Carman, Christopher P. Conniff, R. Daniel O'Connor, Daniel Ward, Joel Wattenbarger, Caitlin Giaimo
The sale of mortgage assets between investment vehicles managed by the same adviser has come under scrutiny by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").
By Rohan Massey, Edward Machin
The UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is calling on UK data controllers and processors to be more accountable in the wake of the latest Global Privacy Enforcement Network's (GPEN)
By Scott A. McKeown
For those patents, the ability to "swear behind" prior art will remain.
By Andrew Howard
In an alarming development for some private equity funds, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the CJEU) has issued two judgments in the combined N Luxembourg 1 (Case C-115/16),
By Martin Crisp, Douglas Hallward-Driemeier, David B. Hennes, Dan O'Connor, Daniel Ward, Peter Welsh
On March 27, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 6-2 decision in Lorenzo v. SEC holding that an individual who is not a "maker" of a misstatement under Janus v. First Derivative Traders,
By Scott A. McKeown
Under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, the International Trade Commission (ITC) is required to conclude its investigations and make determinations ...
By Ropes & Gray LLP's Securities & Enforcement Practice Group
On March 20, 2019, the SEC adopted amendments to modernize and simplify certain disclosure requirements in Regulation S-K. A majority of the amendments ...
By Ropes & Gray LLP's Asset Management Practice, Deborah Monson, Jeremy A. Liabo
On March 25, 2019, the National Futures Association ("NFA") adopted rule amendments and a related interpretive notice that will, for the first time, impose a swaps proficiency exam ...
By Ropes & Gray LLP's Anti-Corruption / International Risk Practice
A recent decision in the 9th Circuit limits the Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower protections available to former employees who face retaliation for blowing the whistle in FCPA cases ...
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