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By William Powers, Andrew Bigart
The Department of Justice Inspector General's (IG) office recently released a highly critical audit of DOJ's Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938 (FARA) enforcement program.
By Lawrence Norton, Ronald Jacobs, Lyndsay Steinmetz
The Fair Political Practices Commission has unanimously approved a rule change intended to force more consultants to register as lobbyists.
By Laura Reathaford, Emily Tortora
In early 2015, seven female employees of Qualcomm brought a gender discrimination class and collective action lawsuit on behalf of themselves and roughly 3,300 other female employees.
By Angel Garganta, Laura Reathaford, Cody Lonning
In a hotly anticipated decision, the Supreme Court refrained from permitting defendants to end class action cases by offering to make named plaintiffs whole by paying their damages...
By Daniel Bernstein
News reports indicate that there will be no agreement on construction wages between the Real Estate Board of New York and the Building and Construction Trades Council by today's deadline.
By Gregory Braker, Margaret Strand, John Mavretich
The 2015 regulation revising federal jurisdiction over wetlands and streams, promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps), is currently in litigation and has been enjoined.
By David Adams, Ralph Tyler, Todd Harrison, Claudia Lewis, Ashley Craig, John Moore, Jonathan Havens
On January 15, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (D.C. Circuit) vacated the decision of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (district court) in Lorillard, et al. v. FDA...
By D.E. Wilson, Jr., Samuel Boro
On December 30, 2015, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced its first action against a dealer in precious metals, precious stones, and jewels.
By Armand Zottola, Morgan Brubaker
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of technical and operational security standards for entities that store, process, or transmit cardholder data...
By D.E. Wilson, Jr.
As the curtain fell on 2015, FINRA issued four Letters of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWCs) providing guidance.
By Michael Manley, Damien Scott
Martin Shkreli was arrested and indicted in December on securities fraud charges involving improper practices between his former hedge fund and Retrophin, a pharmaceutical company he founded.
By Michael Manley, Eric Smith, Nikhil Matani
Investor qualification is an integral component of managing an investment fund.
By Don Andrews
In 2014, the SEC formed the "Private Funds Unit" (PFU), a multi-disciplinary task force designed to specifically address matters that had surfaced...
By Ralph Tyler, Todd Harrison, Jonathan Havens, Claudia Lewis, Ashley Craig, John Moore
On January 11, 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of 2015.
By Keir Bancroft, Nathaniel S. Canfield
While the end of the year can be quiet in government circles, the closing months of 2015 saw a number of decisions and proposed rules affecting small business contractors...
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