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By Joel Wattenbarger, David G. Tittsworth
This Ropes & Gray podcast series highlights developments in Washington, D.C., affecting private funds and their legal, regulatory and compliance obligations.
By Lisa H. Bebchick, Deborah Monson, David Nasse, Kathryn M. Roulett
On March 6, 2019, at the American Bar Association's National Institute on White Collar Crime, James McDonald, head of the U.S. Commodity Future Trading Commission's ("CFTC")
By Scott A. McKeown
A petitioner's sur-reply should only respond to arguments made in a reply, comment on reply declaration testimony, or point to cross examination testimony.
By Deidre J. Johnson, Simone Waterbury, Derek Yee
The Federal Trade Commission has announced revised thresholds for interlocking directorates required under Section 8 of the Clayton Act (15 U.S.C. § 19(a)(5)). The revised thresholds are effective as of March 4, 2019.
By Deidre J. Johnson, Simone Waterbury, Derek Yee
The Federal Trade Commission has announced revised jurisdictional and filing fee thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 ("the Act") ...
By Scott A. McKeown
While Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) documents may be accessed by the USPTO's PTABE2E portal, this portal offers minimal search options and no analytics whatsoever.
By Scott A. McKeown
Last September, the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) found the advanced stage of a parallel district court proceeding weighed in favor of denying a follow-on,
By Scott A. McKeown
Does the use of a printed manual at the PTAB foreclose later use of the underlying product in litigation?
By Ropes & Gray LLP's Finance Practice
Effective as of February 27, 2019, tax-exempt borrowers entering into new continuing disclosure agreements and who also have bank loans, bank purchases of tax-exempt bonds, other private placements...
By Ropes & Gray LLP's Health Care Practice
On January 1, 2019, the revised Code of Practice issued by the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) went into effect.
By Rohan Massey, Edward Machin
2018 was the year that data protection went mainstream. Having once been a topic that most folks treated with a combination of ignorance and inconvenience — "I have to read another privacy policy?" —
By Ropes & Gray LLP
On February 19, 2019, the SEC proposed new rule 163B under the Securities Act of 1933 that would permit all issuers to engage in "test-the-waters" communications with qualified institutional buyers...
By Scott A. McKeown
Last summer, the Federal Circuit reversed the Patent Trial & Appeal Board's (PTAB) practice of accepting IPR petitions as timely filed under 35 U.S.C. § 315(b)
By Christine Moundas, Josiah Irvin
On Feb. 11, 2019, two agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services coordinated the release of complementary proposed rules designed to support and advance seamless and secure access...
By Ropes & Gray LLP's Anti-Corruption / International Risk Practice
On October 26, 2018, the People's Republic of China (the "PRC") enacted the International Criminal Judicial Assistance Law (the "ICJAL") ...
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