Topic: International

JD Supra Corporate Brief: OSHA Inspections, Sustainable Buildings, Religious Discrimination, Export Controls

On the go? Get the JD Supra Morning Brief delivered straight to your inbox, every weekday morning. Sign up here. “We’re from OSHA and we’re here to visit your workplace…” (King & Spalding) Here’s your 52-page guide to developing, investing in, and managing sustainable buildings around the world… (DLA Piper) New guidance from the EEOC… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: M&A Jargon, Conflict Minerals, European Technology, Trade Secrets

On the day in 1946, Winston Churchill coined the phrase “Iron Curtain” in a speech delivered at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. The M&A Word of the Day? PIPE (Martin Saywell at Latham & Watkins) Is the SEC’s Conflict Minerals rule just the beginning of “conflict sourcing” laws? (Chesley Blevins, Arcie Jordan, and Doug Paisley… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Medicare Fraud, Cybersecurity Developments, Transfer Pricing, Export Compliance

Hey, Florida: welcome to the club! On this day in 1845, Florida became the 27th state in the Union. The feds estimate that $6 billion of Medicare payments each year are improper. And they’re going after the offenders… (Simi Botic and Thomas Hess at Dinsmore & Shohl) February was a busy month in privacy and cybersecurity…… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cybersecurity Framework, FCPA Enforcement, Marijuana Money, Food Safety

Enough is enough: on this day in 1951, the Twenty-second Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified, limiting presidents to two terms. Five things every in-house counsel should understand about the NIST Cybersecurity Framework… (King & Spalding) Are you listening to what the SEC is saying about the FCPA? (Aaron Tidman at Mintz Levin) Feds… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: SEC Priorities, Cybersecurity Lawsuits, H-1B Petitions, Knowledgeable Employees

On February 26, 1995, the UK’s oldest investment bank, Barings Bank, collapses when broker Nick Leeson loses $1.4 billion by speculating on the Singapore International Monetary Exchange. When the SEC Speaks, you should listen: highlights from the 2014 SEC Speaks Conference… (Perkins Coie) Will the Cybersecurity Framework open the door to a new wave of… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Green Money, International Privacy, Cybersecurity Framework, Taxable Loans

Even on a short week, Friday is cause for celebration: a double-shot of espresso, a blueberry scone, and the JD Supra Corporate Brief. $200 million will buy you a lot of green…  (Lance Brasher, Julia Czarniak, and Paul Kraske at Skadden Arps) Of the many issues that global litigants will grapple with in the coming… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Employee Handbooks, Self-Disclosure, .bike Domains, Twitter Crises

It’s Thursday, the coffee’s hot, and the JD Supra Corporate Brief is here. Ain’t life grand? You could say that the NLRB is working its way through the employee handbook, provision by provision… (Luis Avila and David Khorey at Varnum LLP) Does it pay to turn yourself in for misconduct in the health care industry?… Read more »

It’s Getting Harder And Harder To Find A Good Tax Haven These Days. Because FATCA…

Used to be, if you wanted to hide assets from US tax authorities, you’d open a Swiss bank account and be done with it. Not anymore: last year, more than 100 of Switzerland’s banks agreed to disclose all American-held accounts to the IRS last year to avoid accusations of aiding tax evaders (and the hefty… 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: Cybersecurity Standards, Drone Laws, Employee Handbooks, SEC Trials

Stop looking for something to read every morning: get the JD Supra Corporate Brief delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up here. The US Senate is moving quickly to address the need for federal data security and breach notification standards… (Francine Friedman and Alice Hsu at Akin Gump) Drones are a normal part of life… Read more »

Do Business in Europe? 5 Developments to Follow in 2014

From JD Supra authors, five regulatory changes that could have an important impact on your European activities this year: 1. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP):  United States and European Union Negotiators Hold 3rd Round of TTIP Negotiations – Scott Lincicome and Justin Miller of White & Case The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: The… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Attacks, Human Trafficking, H-1B Visas, Mortgage Insurers

On this day in 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt launched his ill-fated plan to add more justices to the US Supreme Court. Are we as prepared for cyber attacks as we need to be? It doesn’t look like it… (Travis Wall at Barger & Wolen) Here’s what companies can do to ensure that their operations… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Export Control, Clean Air, Global M&A, IT Contracts

On February 3, 1917, the Sixteenth Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified, giving the federal government the right to collect an income tax… How’d You Get That Job? Jared Cohen, General Counsel and VP of Operations at Kickstarter, tells his story… (Jared Cohen, JD Supra Perspectives) Ignorance of the (export control law) is no… 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 »

Supreme Court: Unless They Do Business Here, You Can’t Sue Foreign Companies In The US

“It is no secret that U.S. courts are among the most favorable to plaintiffs, especially with regard to damages awards.” (Barry Alexander and Peter Colonna-Romano of Schnader) Are the US courts the right place for foreign nationals to sue foreign companies for acts committed in foreign lands? Not according to the Supreme Court. Attorney Vivek… Read more »