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The European Commission has published two communications to the European Parliament concerning the position of the Council of the EU on the adoption of the proposed Fourth Money Laundering Directive...
Proskauer Rose LLP
Earlier this week, the House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill, titled the Boosting Rates of American Veteran Employment Act or "BRAVE Act."
Proskauer Rose LLP
On May 15, 2015, a group of Democratic Senators sent a letter to President Obama, urging him to provide incentives to federal contractors to become what they call "model employers."
Butler Snow LLP
Last month, in one of the most closely-watched cases of the October 2014 Term, the U.S. Supreme Court held that States may prohibit judges and candidates for judicial office from personally soliciting campaign funds.
Foley & Lardner
Many automotive suppliers do not consider themselves federal government contractors because they only sell goods and services to the major OEMs and not directly to the federal government.
Venable LLP
NIST has recommended that agencies use SP 800-171, once finalized, to govern how contractors safeguard controlled unclassified information.
McGuireWoods LLP
The state House unveiled their budget proposal last week and while the full plan will come out early this week, the nearly $22 billion proposal reflects a clear upswing in the economy, with less cuts to major policy areas.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Most people like golden retriever and other pure-breed puppies. As children, many of us went to pet stores just to view and pet such pups. But the City of East Providence, Rhode Island, is different.
Venable LLP
Neither of the new Maryland laws changes the penalties for violating political contribution reporting requirements. It is worth noting, however, that the penalties can be severe.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Picture this: After losing out on a lucrative Federal contract, you realize that an error within the solicitation led to the improper scoring of your company's technical proposal.
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
Schnader attorneys helped obtain a victory on behalf of state and local judicial reform groups in Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar in the U.S. Supreme Court.
McGuireWoods LLP
Last week, Gov. Pat McCrory (R-NC) announced that North Carolina had paid off the $2.8 billion debt it owed to the federal government for unemployment insurance benefits and noted that the state had done so three years ahead of schedule.
McGuireWoods LLP
The House and the Senate return to action on Monday, May 11th.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
On April 29 the Massachusetts House of Representatives approved a $38.1 billion spending plan for FY2016 by a unanimous vote of 158-0.
Womble Carlyle
The "crossover" period has just ended in the North Carolina General Assembly, which is an inflection point for pending bills in each session.
McGuireWoods LLP
Members of the North Carolina General Assembly worked long hours and passed over 200 bills in advance of their self-imposed "crossover" deadline of Thursday, April 30th.
Fox Rothschild LLP
The SBA issued a proposed rule that would give contracting officers the authority to award sole source contracts to Women-Owned Small Businesses and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Businesses.
The US government took its strongest step yet in its oversight of other virtual currency yesterday, fining prominent "Bitcoin alternative" company Ripple Labs Inc. $700,000 for what the government called a willful violation of the anti-money laundering laws.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
In order to ensure the government customers receive the best possible price, GSA currently requires FSS contract holders to disclose extensive commercial sales practice ("CSP") information.
McGuireWoods LLP
Members of the North Carolina General Assembly worked long hours and passed over 200 bills this week in advance of their self-imposed "crossover" deadline of Thursday, April 30th.
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While there are no reports in the United States of forced RFID chip programs, there are laws in the United States that prohibit the mandatory implantation of such devices.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
Despite the fact that Congress had enacted sweeping pro-Indian legislation in the form of the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 in the previous year, the NLRA did not mention Indian tribes at any point.
Holland & Knight
The Federal Election Commission announced that pursuant to the Federal Election Campaign Act, as amended, it was adjusting contribution and expenditure thresholds and the lobbyist bundling threshold for federal elections.
FinCEN’s announcement discussed three examples of money-laundering activity that the bank allegedly facilitated.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On April 22, 2015, two human rights non-governmental organizations, Amnesty International and Global Witness, published a report analyzing compliance by US reporting companies with the US Securities...
Fox Rothschild LLP
These regulations provide guidance on reporting requirements for U.S. taxpayers owning interests in PFICs.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
To identify and trace criminal activity, federal law enforcement relies on the mandatory filing of suspicious activity reports (SARs) by financial institutions subject to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA).
McGuireWoods LLP
Both the House and Senate Budget Committees last week introduced and marked up initial drafts of their respective budget resolutions for fiscal year 2016.
Holland & Knight
The GTO elevates reporting obligations for several Miami-based businesses in an effort to shed light on cash transactions that may be tied to trade-based money laundering schemes.
McGuireWoods LLP
On April 23, 2015, Judge Gregory P. McGuire of the Business Court division of the Superior Court of Wake County, North Carolina, issued a decision in the matter of the Kimberly Rice Kaestner 1992...
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