Topic: President Obama

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Ukraine Sanctions, CFPB Lessons, REIT Taxation, USPTO Guidance

The perfect cure for a Monday morning? Two shots of espresso, one cheese danish, and a hearty dose of JD Supra Corporate Brief (repeat as necessary). The US Just imposed sanctions on individuals who threaten the stability of Ukraine… (Jonathan Epstein at Holland & Knight) The CFPB In numbers: 3 years, 35 enforcements, 300,000 complaints,… Read more »

A First Look at Obama’s Newly Released Cybersecurity Framework for Nation’s Critical Infrastructure

It took a year to put it together, but earlier this week, the White House released the final version of the Cybersecurity Framework, a set of standards for the companies that make up country’s “critical infrastructure.” It was a monumental effort, explain attorneys Jim Halpert, Ryan Sulkin, and Sydney White of DLA Piper: “Over the… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: State of the Union, Regulating the Insurance Industry, Tilting at Windmills, Reforming Corporate Taxes

And the rest is history: on this day in 1886, Karl Benz patented the first successful gasoline-powered automobile. President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address: the JD Supra reader… (JD Supra Contributors) Here’s a look at the top regulatory issues for the insurance industry in 2014… (Chris Mosley, Hilary Rowen, and Matthew Vuolo; JD… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Energy Regulation, FCA Enforcers, Activist Investors, Government Surveillance

Happy birthday, Department of Homeland Security! An appeals court just confirmed that Daniel Rochow is entitled to a $3.8 million payment stemming from the denial of his ERISA benefits… (Robert Shaw and Mark Thomas at Williams Mullen) EPA regulation, Tier 3 & 4 standards, carbon capture, and other top energy and environmental regulatory issues to… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Child Labor, Whistleblower Protections, Swiss Banks, FATCA Compliance

Turns out that when he wasn’t developing the general theory of relativity, Albert Einstein also invented … a refrigerator. Here’s the patent to prove it, granted November 11, 1930. Complying with child and forced labor laws around the world is more than good business sense – it’s also the right thing to do… (Cheryl Behymer… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Crowdfunding Portals, FCPA Charges, President Obama, TCPA Filings

150 years ago today, the International Red Cross was formed in Geneva. Happy birthday! Running a crowdfunding portal isn’t for the faint of heart… (Brian Korn at Pepper Hamilton) Diebold just agreed to pay the SEC and the DOJ $48 million to settle criminal charges of violating the FCPA… (Max Chester, Pamela Johnston, and David… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: DOL Agenda, Ominbus Rule, EEOC Tactics, Conflict Minerals

Live from New York, it’s the Xerox 914 – on September 16, 1959, Xerox introduces the world’s first successful plain-paper photocopier to the world via live television. US Labor Secretary Thomas Perez is making it clear that the DOL will pursue an aggressive, pro-union agenda of labor and employment law reforms under his watch… (Ogletree… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: FTC Approval, Gray Market, Personal Email, Say-on-Pay Lawsuits

Haven’t signed up yet for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief? What on earth are you waiting for? Why would a buyer want FTC blessing of an acquisition that falls below the HSR reporting threshold? (Perkins Coie) It’s not smoke and mirrors: gray market goods have indeed gotten a little less gray… (Quinn… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: HSR Compliance, WTO Disputes, NLRB Appointees, FERC Fines

This Friday? Iced coffee to go with your JD Supra Corporate Brief. And no need to heat up that scone… Awesome video: assignment in a merger / change of control, by Richard Hsu (Shearman & Sterling) Those Hart-Scott-Rodino reporting requirements? Turns out the feds are serious about compliance… (Morrison & Foerster) Less than one year… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Breach Reporting Requirements, Social Media Risks, Climate Action Plan, Patent Litigation Bill

Happy birthday, Nelson Mandela! Data breach at your company? Check this 140-page guide for reporting requirements in your state(s)… (Perkins Coie) It’s easier than ever for hackers and former employees to steal trade secrets. But that doesn’t mean you can jump to conclusions… (Orrick – Trade Secrets Group) Managing your social media risks? There’s a… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Drug Pricing in China, Corruption in Brazil, Climate Change in Congress, Antitrust Law in Europe

A Friday in July and you’re reading the JD Supra Corporate Brief? Does it get any better? China is questioning 60 pharmaceutical companies about their drug pricing (Dechert) Myriad is going on the litigation offensive to protect its BRCA1 and BRCA2 patents (MBHB) Even the ITC is targeting patent trolls… (Duane Morris) Companies operating in… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: EU Antitrust Fines, IRS Compliance Checks, NIST Security Guidelines, CFPB Rulemaking Agenda

Haven’t signed up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief? Well, what are you waiting for? The EU’s first “pay-for-delay” fine is a hard pill to swallow for pharmaceutical manufacturers… (K&L Gates) The IRS has begun to conduct “compliance checks” of Section 457(b) plans… (McDermott Will & Emery) Is heightened scrutiny of the… Read more »

US Strengthens Restrictions on Iran – with One Notable Exception

It’s a busy time for US government officials charged with imposing sanctions against Iran. What’s new? 1. Sanctions on financial institutions that trade in Iran’s currency: “On June 3, the Obama Administration announced a new Executive Order authorizing sanctions that directly target trade in Iran’s currency, the rial. The order authorizes the Treasury Secretary to… Read more »

White House Patent Troll Plan Isn’t a Quick Fix and Won’t Help Everyone

“According to the White House’s statement, innovators continue to face challenges from Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs), companies that, in the President’s words ‘don’t actually produce anything themselves,’ and instead develop a business model ‘to essentially leverage and hijack somebody else’s idea and see if they can extort some money out of them.’”   (Howard Ullman)… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Data Privacy, Tax Reform, Resume Lies, Patent Trolls

Better pack your umbrella today – it’s raining law news! To ITC, or not to ITC … that is the patent infringement question… (DLA Piper) California’s first data privacy violation lawsuit was definitively not cleared for takeoff… (Mintz Levin) What’s the outlook for comprehensive corporate tax reform? (BakerHostetler) A recent study found that 53% of… Read more »