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By Kathryn E. Deal, Michael McTigue Jr., Meredith Slawe, Michael Stortz
"I sleep like a baby . . . I wake up every two hours crying." - Jim Donald, President & CEO of Albertsons when interviewed at Shoptalk about how he deals with the pace of certain competitors.
By Andy Rosbrook, Matthew Hartman, Rubén Muñoz
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB or "Board") recently denied the institution of an inter partes review (IPR) petition where the Patent Office had previously considered the asserted prior art.
By Jan-Paul Bruynes, Jason M. Daniel, Mereen Miran
By January 31, 2021, all swap associated persons of registered CPOs and CTAs must take and pass the NFA's new swaps proficiency requirements.
By Zachary Rudisill, Lauren O'Brien
A year after President Trump signed the TCJA into law, there will be plenty of potential actions and new faces in the tax landscape in 2019.
By Claudius B. Modesti, Samantha Jennifer Block
On January 29, 2019, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB or "Board") adopted amendments to its bylaws and rules that make the PCAOB's appointment and removal of its hearing officers
By Davina Garrod, Sebastian Casselbrant-Multala
The new EU FDI Regulation provides a framework for screening foreign direct investments and will enter into force in mid-April.
By Paul B. Hewitt, Stacy R. Kobrick, Gorav Jindal, Corey W. Roush, Deona T. Kalala, J. Matthew Schmitten
On February 15, 2019, the FTC announced the latest annual revision to the size thresholds governing premerger notification requirements under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended...
By Matthew Wetzel, Eugene E. Elder, Marlee Gallant, Taylor Lea Jones, Nathan A. Brown
Review the AdvaMed Code revisions with an eye towards other key fraud and abuse, transparency and compliance issues on the horizon: the expansion of the Sunshine Act and anticipated regulatory changes
By Casey Christine Higgins, Ed Pagano, Maka Y. Hutson, Hans Rickhoff, Lamar Smith
Immigration continues to be a topic of discussion in Washington, and the landscape of immigration law may change ...
By David Kohler, Stephen Kho, Stuart Sinclair
On 17 January 2019, sufficient signatures were filed requesting a referendum on the Federal Act on Tax Reform and AHV Financing (TRAF).
By Devin S. Sikes
The composition of the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) has changed dramatically over the last decade.
By Nathan A. Brown, Eli Z. Tomar, Howard R. Sklamberg, Sudhana Bajracharya
Five years after passage of the DQSA, FDA issued final decisions prohibiting the use of two bulk substances by outsourcing facilities, and finalized criteria for ongoing evaluations
By Neal Marder, Rex Heinke, Pratik Shah, Ali Rabbani, Shelly Kim
On February 26, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court in Nutraceutical Corp. v. Lambert, No. 17-1094, unanimously held that Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(f)'s 14-day deadline for allowing parties to seek permission for interlocutory review of decisions.
By Michelle Reed
With threats of nation-states infiltrating supply chains and landmark laws being passed, cybersecurity and privacy are critical aspects of director oversight. Recent court decisions and speeches
By Paul B. Hewitt, Gorav Jindal, Deona T. Kalala, Stacy R. Kobrick, Corey W. Roush, J. Matthew Schmitten
The Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 requires parties to transactions meeting certain size and other tests to file premerger notification forms with both the Federal Trade
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