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IRS Issues Guidance On "Endowment Tax" For Colleges And Universities
On July 3, 2019, Treasury and the IRS published proposed regulations on the new excise tax on the net investment income of certain private colleges and universities under section 4968
United States
19 Jul 2019
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Federal Circuit Affirms ITC's Non-Institution Decision, Offering Guidance For Future FDCA-Related Section 337 Claims
In its long-awaited decision in Amarin Pharma. v. ITC, the Federal Circuit provided guidance on the U.S. International Trade Commission's discretion to decline to institute an investigation under section 337 of the Tariff Act...
United States
16 May 2019
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Catnip For Whistleblowers: The Status Of SOX Whistleblower Protections In FCPA Cases
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 ...
United States
8 Apr 2019
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Senior Managers And Certification Regime: Major Changes On The Horizon
From 9 December 2019, all FCA solo regulated firms, as well as EEA and third country branches will be subject to the SMCR which will replace the current Approved Persons Regime ("APR").
UK
15 Feb 2019
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SEC Adopts Final Hedging Disclosure Rule
In this Alert, we describe the scope and application of the final rule and offer some practical guidance for public companies.
United States
3 Jan 2019
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Fifty State Attorneys General Reach Settlement Over Cyber-Incident Disclosure
The Uber settlement is significantly larger than others reached with state attorneys general in recent years.
United States
15 Oct 2018
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Investment Companies Affected By The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, And Consumer Protection Act
President Trump signed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (the "Growth Act") into law on May 24, 2018.
United States
31 May 2018
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New Banking Law Takes First Step In Rolling Back Dodd-Frank Reforms
On May 24, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (the "Act") ...
United States
29 May 2018
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D.C. Circuit Rolls Back The FCC's Expansive Order Targeting Telephone Marketing
On March 16, 2018, the D.C. Circuit handed down a unanimous decision rejecting two core components of a 2015 Declaratory Ruling and Order issued by the Federal Communications Commission ...
United States
6 Apr 2018
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Federal Trade Commission Holds Workshop On "Informational Injury"
For years, the Federal Trade Commission, the primary consumer protection agency in the United States...
United States
22 Dec 2017
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The Broad Reach Of Medicare Act's Preemption Provision
Civil actions alleging state-law claims premised on violations of Medicare's rules may turn on specific procedures outlined in the Medicare Act — which contains an express preemption provision — and its implementing regulations.
United States
8 Dec 2017
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Amarin Case Demonstrates Limits Of ITC Jurisdiction
In the short term, Amarin could potentially petition the commission to reconsider its dismissal of the complaint.
United States
29 Nov 2017
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Leading Tax Counsel For College Athletes Advise They May Not Realize How Good They Now Have It
In this interview with the LEAD1 Association, tax partner Lorry Spitzer examines the tax implications of paying college athletes.
United States
3 May 2017
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2017 ICI Mutual Funds And Investment Management Conference
Ropes & Gray's memorandum summarizing the 2017 ICI Mutual Funds and Investment Management Conference sponsored by the ICI and the FBA is available above.
United States
4 Apr 2017
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CFDA Amends Medical Device Recall Rules
Recently China's Food and Drug Administration ("CFDA") released the Provisions for Medical Device Recall ("New Recall Rules").
China
15 Feb 2017
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Eighth Circuit Considers Materiality Under The FCA Following The Supreme Court's Escobar Decision
On October 19, 2016, the Eighth Circuit issued one of the first post-Escobar opinions addressing materiality under the False Claims Act.
United States
8 Dec 2016
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Fifth Circuit Holds Non-Employee Agent Is Protected By False Claims Act's Retaliation Provision
The Fifth Circuit issued an important ruling addressing the type of relationship that is required between a relator and a defendant for the relator to have a right to bring a retaliation claim...
United States
6 Oct 2016
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Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Ramirez Testifies Before Congress Regarding 17 FTC Reform Bills Pending In Congress
On May 24, 2016, FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez delivered testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade in a hearing entitled "Legislative Hearing on 17 FTC Bills."
United States
9 Jun 2016
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Dodd-Frank Credit Risk Retention Rules: House Financial Services Committee Passes Bill To Reduce Compliance Burden For Collateral Managers Of Qualified CLOs
H.R. 4166 originally proposed that a collateral manager of a QCLO be able to meet its reduced risk retention obligation by holding 5% of such CLO's equity securities.
United States
17 Mar 2016
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The FTC's Recent Enforcement Action Against Oracle Further Expands The Growing Pool Of Potential Data Security Defendants
The FTC's enforcement action against Oracle relates to Java SE, which has been installed on over 850 million personal computers.
United States
12 Jan 2016
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