Topic: CFTC

JD Supra Corporate Brief: SEC Enforcement, eDiscovery Trends, Leadership Traits, Big Data

On this day in 1942, Henry Ford patents a plastic automobile. The SEC has promised to get tough on enforcement. This is what it might look like… (Thomas Gorman at Dorsey & Whitney) Nothing happens independently. Everything is tied to something before it… (Josh Beser at JD Supra Perspectives) 5 eDiscovery Trends to Watch in… Read more »

Feds Approve Volcker Rule, Bringing in New Era of Financial Regulation

“Federal regulators voted on Tuesday to approve a rule that strikes at the heart of Wall Street risk-taking, a moment that punctuates three years of internal squabbling and bank lobbying over an effort to reshape the financial landscape.” (Ben Protess and Peter Eavis, New York Times) Earlier today, the five federal agencies responsible for writing… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Global Hiring, Brazil Compliance, Volcker Rule, CFIUS Report

Not reading this in your inbox? You should be… Sign up here for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Report. You need to know these 10 hot employment issues for global companies in 2014… (Rebecca Signer Roche, JD Supra Perspectives) Brazil’s Clean Companies Act goes into effect soon – will you be ready? (Duncan… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Conflict Minerals, Google Glass, 3-D Printing, Pay Gap

Get a head start on your holiday shopping: sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief today! Can’t determine the origin of your conflict minerals? There’s a description for that: “DRC conflict undeterminable”… (Jill Radloff at Leonard, Street and Deinard) How will the rise of Google Glass impact e-discovery? (Michele Lange, JD… Read more »

“Banging the Close”? “Spoofing”? Call It What You Want – It’s Illegal And The CFTC Will Catch You…

Earlier this month, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission sued Donald Wilson and his company, DRW Investments, for manipulating the IDEX USD Three-Month Interest Rate Swap Futures Contract, using two methods known as “banging the close” and “spoofing.” Attorney Felix Shipkevich of Shipkevich PLLC explains: “The CFTC defines ‘banging the close’ as: a manipulative or disruptive trading… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Tax Transparency, Foreign Official, CEO Fraud, Financial Disaster

It’s Wednesday and the government is still shut down: you’re gonna need more coffee. And the JD Supra Corporate Brief: The G20 want greater tax transparency across the globe – but can their recommendations be put into practice? (Skadden Arps) For the first time in history, an appeals court will consider whether an employee of… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Whistleblower Award, Chinese Investments, Online Privacy, Compliance Commitments

What’s black and white and read all over? Why, the JD Supra Corporate Brief, of course! So the $14 million was a tip for … a good tip? (K&L Gates) What Chinese companies need and where they’re going to find it… (Corporate Law Report) Does California’s amended online privacy law mean we all have to… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Automakers Strike Back, China Opens Up, Governor Vetoes Bill, NY Continues Moratorium

So far, no good: The government shutdown is one week old today. Hang in there, America! A group of automakers just flattened a patent troll… (Foley & Lardner) How the Shanghai FTZ makes It easier for foreign companies to invest in China… (Corporate Law Report) The feds want government contractors to update their anti-human trafficking… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: CFIUS Authority, SEC Enforcement, 2014 Proxies, Patent Trolls

Government shutdown or no government shutdown, there’s still a JD Supra Corporate Brief to read: The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States just ordered an Indian company to sell its stake in a US digital security business… (Goodwin Procter) “Costly and complicated” is one way to describe the SEC’s new CEO pay ratio… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Trade Secret Theft, Business Continuity Planning, NAFTA Arbitration Claim, Comprehensive Tax Reform

The bad news: it’s still not Friday. The good news: it’s pretty darn close. The law news: This can’t be good: foreign defendants avoid prosecution for theft of trade secrets by fighting the government’s attempts to serve process… (Orrick) Business continuity planning in the financial industry might not be as simple as regulators think… (Dechert)… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Sleeping Employees, First Amendment, Automated Trading, Religious Accommodation

Isn’t it time you signed up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief? Can an employer fire a worker who falls asleep on the job? The answer might surprise you… (Duane Morris) California’s “Do Not Track” law goes into effect in two weeks. Are you ready? (Proskauer) The Telephone Consumer Protection Act does… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Money Laundering, 3D Printers, Age Discrimination, Obamacare Requirements

On September 13, 1898, Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film. On September 13, 2013, schoolchildren around the world say, “Huh? What’s photographic film?” It’s time for banks to move anti-money laundering compliance to the front burner… (Manatt) “We’ll argue this whistleblower case all the way to the Supreme Court if we have to…” (Whistleblower Law… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Fracking Rule Comments, Commercial Crime Insurance, SOX Whistleblower Protections, Retail Energy Contracts

Register for email updates, and you’ll never go looking for the JD Supra Corporate Brief again. It’s as easy as click, type, send… The BLM’s proposed rules for fracking on public lands garnered substantial attention: more than 1,000,000 comments’ worth, to be exact… (BakerHostetler) India’s accession to the Madrid Protocol means that trademark registrations in… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Law: China Princelings, Ethical Practices, FRAND Disputes, Venture Financings

Wednesdays get a raw deal: the spelling / pronunciation discord, the embarrassing “hump day” nickname, those orphaned mid-week holidays… But it’s not all bad – they also get their own JD Supra Corporate Brief: So what’s the big deal about hiring “princelings” in China, anyway? (Michael Volkov) As it turns out, a state insurance commissioner’s… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Prohibited Persons, Conflict Minerals, Food Labels, Frequent Flyers

Looking for the latest business law news? Look no further: As many as 50,000 names of “prohibited persons” are included on the US, UK, EU, and UN sanctions lists… (Michael Volkov) The CFTC’s new guidance on how Dodd-Frank Act requirements will apply to cross-border swap activities is the agency’s most complicated undertaking in the past… Read more »