Topic: Compliance

Doing Business in China: Latest Need-to-Know from JD Supra

For your convenience, here’s a roundup of recent legal commentary and analysis on a broad range of issues facing companies doing business in and with China, on data privacy and protection, merger control regulations, employment law, intellectual property, corruption, and more: Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology Issues Draft Provisions Governing Protection of Personal… Read more »

Swap Market Participants: New CFTC Rules Go Into Effect April 10, 2013

“The Office of Financial Research (OFR) of the US Treasury Department … has been participating in a global effort to improve the infrastructure of the financial markets by creating a process for assigning every participant in financial transactions a … unique identification number that facilitates transactional recordkeeping and reporting for financial transactions and can also… Read more »

[Video] Corporate Law Report: News to Use… Now

Happy Valentine’s Day, and welcome to the latest edition of the Corporate Law Report. You know what to do: Watch the video overview above and, for any topics that interest you, go deeper with the legal analysis and commentary below>> Latest Need-to-Know… H-1Bs for FY 2014 – Fowler White Boggs P.A. Petitioners File Opening Brief… Read more »

Summary of Final Omnibus HIPAA/HITECH Rules

No time read all 563 pages of the US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights’ HIPAA/HITECH Omnibus Rule? Here’s a summary of key points: Effective Date: “The Enforcement Rule changes are effective on March 26, 2013. The additional 180 days afforded for most of the provisions in the Final Rule apply… Read more »

New HIPAA Omnibus Rule Modifies Privacy and Breach Notification Requirements for Health Care Providers

“The Final Rule represents the most significant development in healthcare privacy law since the issuance of the final Privacy Rule and Security Rule a decade ago.” (Morgan Lewis) On January 17, 2013, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its final omnibus rule, strengthening the… Read more »

3 Take-Aways from the EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Plan

“For those who believe the SEP inappropriately elevates enforcement over education or improperly reinforces an ‘integrated’ system of enforcement, I have only this to say: read the statute…” [Chai R. Feldblum is one of the Commissioners of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a five-person Commission charged with enforcing employment anti-discrimination laws in the United… Read more »

2012 in Review – The Most Popular Corporate Law Report Posts of the Year

What’s on your mind? Four themes in particular, if we go by what you’ve read over the past year: Legal issues related to doing business internationally Dodd-Frank regulations and other financial reforms Intellectual property Health care, including in particular HIPAA regulations and health care reform As popular as those issues were, however, there are many… Read more »

False Claims Act Reaps Nearly $5 Billion for DOJ in 2012

“While everyone appears to be spending time on FCPA enforcement and compliance, companies need to spend more time in protecting themselves from the False Claim Act.” (Michael Volkov) The Department of Justice just announced that it recovered a record $4.9 billion from False Claims Act judgments and settlements in the 2012 fiscal year, and the… Read more »

What Stands Out In the SEC & DOJ’s New Guide to FCPA Compliance?

“Although much of the guidance walks through established DOJ and SEC positions and practices, the [Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act] does, through the use of real-world examples and detailed hypotheticals, provide more concrete direction than was previously available.” (Foley Hoag) Earlier this week, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department… Read more »

DOJ and SEC Publish Guide to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

The long-awaited federal guide to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is out. Published by the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the 130-page guide provides an in-depth look at both the law and the way that government officials are enforcing it. See for… Read more »

New UK Bribery Act Rules Reveal Tougher Stance on Corruption

On October 9, the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) published new guidelines for the UK Bribery Act, setting the stage for significantly stricter enforcement of the anti-bribery law. Raymond Sweigart of law firm Pillsbury explains: “The SFO now says that it will prosecute under the Bribery Act based primarily on the statute itself rather than… Read more »

Doing Business in Europe: A JD Supra Legal Reader

For your convenience, here’s a roundup of recent legal advisories on the broad topic of doing business in the European Union and its member countries: Rewards and Penalties in Bond Covenant Consent Solicitations Under English Law (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP): “Two recent cases decided in the English High Court provide contrasting views… Read more »

CFPB Action Against Capital One Bank Sets Tone for Aggressive Enforcement

Earlier this month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – the federal watchdog agency mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act to regulate consumer financial products and services – issued its first ever public enforcement action. Its target? Capital One Bank, which according to the CFPB engaged in deceptive marketing practices, pressuring consumers into purchasing credit card… Read more »

Most Popular Corporate Law Posts – Apr 2012

What’s on your mind? Human trafficking, online advertising, corporate bribery, and legal issues for nonprofits, among other things. For your reference, here’s a look at the most-read Corporate Law Report posts over the past month: 1. California Transparency in Supply Chains Act Takes Effect January 1, 2012 “The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of… Read more »