Topic: FTC

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity Framework, Safe Harbor, LIBOR Administrator

On this day in 1801, an electoral college tie was resolved when the House of Representatives named Thomas Jefferson President of the United States, and Aaron Burr Vice-President. Anybody else think that would have been an interesting outcome for the Bush v. Gore election? Robotics, artificial intelligence, and automation are transforming the workplace. So what… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Iran Sanctions, E-Communications Policies, UK Fracking, Union Elections

Our cure for the Monday morning blues? Two shots of espresso and the JD Supra Corporate Brief… Let’s be clear on this point: Iran is NOT open for business… (Amanda Blunt, Carrie Kroll, and Lindsay Meyer at Venable) More than 80% of business correspondence takes place via email. And that creates a lot of risk… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Whistleblower Program, Social Media, Activist Investors, Privacy Policies

If there’s a better way to celebrate National Croissant Day than a stop at the bakery on your way into the office, we sure can’t think of it… Momentum is building for the SEC’s Dodd-Frank whistleblower program… (Daniel Dunne, Susanne Klaric, Renee Phillips, and Paul Rugani at Orrick) Do you provide social media training to… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cybersecurity Checklist, Tax Reform, Iran Sanctions, Confidential Documents

Cold, colder, coldest? Fight the Arctic chill with a hot cup of coffee, a wool sweater, and the JD Supra Corporate Brief: Here’s a Top Ten cybersecurity checklist for boards of directors… (Ed Batts at DLA Piper) Canada is about to implement the harshest anti-spam law in the G-8 – and you need to know… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Exotic Mortgages, Foreign Investors, Unlimited Leave, Green Chemistry

On January 22, 2002, Kmart filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. As it turns out, there’s a lot of value for a company in compliance… (Cindy Knezevich at The Network) The days of exotic mortgage programs may be over… (Shalia Sakona and Robert Siegel at Bilzin Sumberg) Those who do fail to learn from history… Read more »

FTC Raises HSR Thresholds; Changes To Take Effect Mid-February

It’s that time of year again, when the Federal Trade Commission adjusts the dollar thresholds for pre-acquisition filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. From attorneys Paul Hewitt and Stacy Kobrick of Akin Gump: The minimum transaction size test has increased from $70.9 million to $75.9 million (an approximate 6.6 percent increase). […] The size-of-person thresholds have… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Information Governance, Merger Review, Patent Law, Red Tape

Go on, treat yourself to email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Because you deserve it. Was 2013 the year of “Information Governance”? Looks like it… (Judy Selby and James Sherer at BakerHostetler) Turns out the past is never dead for the FTC… (Leslie John, Jason Leckerman, and Marcel Pratt at Ballard Spahr) What… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Stopping 23andMe Sales, Buying Privacy Liabilities, Changing Proxy Policies, Approving REIT Conversions

On November 27, 1924, the very first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade was held. As it should be… Happy Holidays! The FDA is routinely criticized in cases where regulation is perceived to stymy innovation. Shutting down 23andMe isn’t one of them… (Andrew Ittleman and Kelly Lightfoot, JD Supra Perspectives) Every mobile app that glitters is not… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Attorney-Client Privilege, Brazil Corruption Law, Patent Troll Bill, JP Morgan Settlement

Dateline, November 22, 1963: President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Avoid embarrassment! Impress your friends! Know the difference between warranty and indemnity! (Richard Hsu at Shearman & Sterling) Who owns attorney-client privilege after a merger? (Herbert Kozlov and Edward Prokop at Reed Smith) Brazil’s new anti-corruption law goes into effect soon –… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Dual-Track Process, Conflict Minerals Disclosure, Forced-Placed Insurance, Insider Trading Risk

Need a break from the hustle and bustle of your morning commute? Just pull up the JD Supra Corporate Brief on your tablet, pop in your earbuds, and let the law news take you away… There are two reasons companies should pursue a dual-track mergers and acquisition and initial public offering process… (Cathy Birkeland at… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Email Policies, Whistleblower Bounties, Counterfeit Goods, Office Supplies

Just over 100 years ago today, the first air freight shipment was completely by the Wright brothers on behalf of department store owner Max Moorehouse. We can’t help but wonder – did it absolutely, positively have to be there overnight? Will email policies be the next battleground for the NLRB? (Tim Long, Lisa Lupion, and… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Iran Notices, Health FSAs, Corporate Boards, FATCA Implementation

Voters across the country agree: the JD Supra Corporate Brief is a great way to start the day! Are the days when Chief Compliance Officers are held accountable a thing of the past? (Bettina Eckerle of Eckerle Law) Over the past eight months, companies have filed more than 400 Iran notices with the SEC… (Shearman… Read more »

Telemarketers Take Note: TCPA “Prior Consent” Rules Go Into Effect Today

As of today, October 16, 2013, telemarketers and other businesses that place pre-recorded calls to residential phones or cell numbers will have to obtain prior written consent from owners before placing a single call. Failure to do so could be costly, write Gerald Ferguson and Theodore Kobus at BakerHostetler: “Consumers receiving calls in violation of… Read more »

What’s New in the Fight Against Patent Trolls? The FTC Jumps In, Federal Legislation Advances, Judges Take Sides, and More…

Whatever you call them – non-practicing entities, patent assertion entities, patent holding companies, patent monetization entities, or patent trolls – businesses that generate revenue not by exploiting patents but rather by licensing them are currently under attack from all sides. Here’s a quick look at how that fight is going, from attorneys on JD Supra… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Green Chemistry, Data Protection, FATCA Implementation, Privacy Developments

The best thing about Friday? Chocolate-covered donuts in the break room. And the JD Supra Corporate Brief: You’ve got less than three months to comply with California’s new Internet privacy law… (Pillsbury) These six resolutions came out of the recent International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners… (DLA Piper) If anyone can say “I… Read more »