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Shearman & Sterling LLP
In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset managers and corporates.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
The proportionality principle states that firms should implement the remuneration provisions in a manner and to the extent that is appropriate to the firm's size, internal organization and the nature, scope and complexity of its activities.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Since the financial crisis, financial institutions have been required to address significant regulatory changes.
BakerHostetler
On Monday, May 18, 2015, Texas Governor Gregg Abbott signed House Bill 40 into law, prohibiting cities, towns, and local municipalities in Texas from enacting bans on fracing.
Proskauer Rose LLP
On May 20, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released proposed amendments to Form ADV and Rule 204-2 under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (Advisers Act).
Stites & Harbison PLLC
Found this at a great blog (pirated thoughts), which features all sorts of exciting developments in the world of comic book trademark law.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Electronic communications—cell phone texts, web posts, tweets and, of course, e-mail—have been a game-changer for financial advisers, brokers and others in the financial industry embroiled in disputes or litigation and, as a result, facing external review of both paper and electronic company records by FINRA, the SEC or opposing counsel during discovery.
Fox Rothschild LLP
I continue with my sixth installment on Observations from the IFA Convention on the Ins and Outs of Financial Performance Representations.
Reed Smith
From our previous alerts, which can be found here and here, we know that bonds and guarantees are complex instruments, the consequences of which depend not on what they are called, but their terms, the circumstances in which they are provided, the terms of the underlying contract and the manner in which they are called.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Scott L. Vernick was quoted in the Law360 article, "RadioShack Deal Sets Standard for Consumer Data Transfers."
Fox Rothschild LLP
In an opinion released April 22, 2015 Florida's First District Court of Appeals upheld a trial court's ruling that Section 713.3471(2) of Florida's Construction Lien Law precluded common law remedies.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
On May 19, 2015, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC" or "Commission") issued an order in response to an application from Southwest Power Pool, Inc.
Fox Rothschild LLP
The rocky road of Ukraine's franchise agreement laws and regulations has come to an abrupt end.
Day Pitney LLP
On May 19, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed into law Public Act No. 15-6, titled "An Act Concerning Employee Online Privacy" (the act).
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) recently proposed amendments to the NYSE Listed Company Manual (Manual) to adopt a requirement that NYSE-listed foreign private issuers (FPIs) submit semi-annual unaudited financial information to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Form 6-K.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
On May 4, 2015, a unanimous United States Supreme Court in Bullard v. Blue Hills, 135 S. Ct. 1686 (2015), resolved a long-standing circuit court split...
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
Last week, the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida filed a Complaint seeking the forfeiture of proceeds received by the World Triathlon Corporation ...
Holland & Knight
The Portland City Council voted unanimously to update the city's Fair Wage Policies (Chapter 3.99) to establish a minimum wage of $15 per hour.
McDermott Will & Emery
On May 18, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Comptroller of the Treasury of Maryland v. Wynne.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Early stage companies with valuable intellectual property often receive solicited or unsolicited opportunities to sell their business, which a buyer may view as a means of acquiring intellectual property.
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In a straightforward application of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act, the TTAB upheld a refusal to register the mark PORNO JESUS for adult entertainment videos finding the mark may disparage Christian-Americans.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Those that excel at innovation should be entitled to focus on doing so without diverting their attention.
Proskauer Rose LLP
As a result of this decision, many businesses are already out of compliance and must take steps to comply with this very significant new burden.
Littler Mendelson
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced it will begin premium processing of H-1B cap cases on April 27, 2015.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Last week, the IRS issued its "final" versions of the forms 1094-B, 1094-C, 1095-B and 1095-C along with instructions for the "B" forms and instructions for the "C" forms.
Morgan Lewis
Employers should take action to ensure compliance with new employment laws that take effect January 1, 2015.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
On April 7, 2015, USCIS announced that it has received more than enough H-1B petitions to meet the numerical limit for fiscal year 2016 cap-subject H-1B visas.
Fox Rothschild LLP
The Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery program continues—at least for one more year.
Littler Mendelson
The decision means that employers are required to file a certified LCA, as well as an amended H-1B petition, prior to moving an employee to a new work location, which represents a departure from prior USCIS guidance.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Receipts for H-1B petitions selected for processing have been issued over the past week or so.
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