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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
The main novelty of the new Directive is the introduction of a central UBO-register, a public register which identifies the ultimate beneficial owners (UBOs) of companies and trusts.
McGuireWoods LLP
The House voted not to concur with the Senate's budget proposal Tuesday in a unanimous vote of 112-0, setting off budget negotiations between the two chambers that could last well into the summer.
McGuireWoods LLP
A proposal in the state legislature calls for dropping the driver's education requirement for teen drivers.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
In 2004, Kuwait's Ministry of Interior (MOI) initiated a project called the Kuwait Security Program to develop a national surveillance program using closed-circuit television.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Unless you've been living in the 18th century you are aware that the records of approximately 4 million current and former federal employees were compromised as a result of a recently disclosed network breach...
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
On June 8, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit rejected the doctrine of implied false certification in a False Claims Act ("FCA") lawsuit, U.S. ex rel. Nelson v. Sanford-Brown Ltd.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
On June 19, 2015, the National Institute of Standards and Technology ("NIST") published the final version of guidance for federal agencies to ensure sensitive information remains confidential when stored outside of federal systems.
McGuireWoods LLP
Contractors already have begun to notice the inclusion of the new human trafficking FAR contract clause, required to be incorporated into all new federal government contracts.
Fox Rothschild LLP
In the world of GAO protests, as in life, its generally best to go with the rule – not the exception.
McGuireWoods LLP
The Senate passed their version of the budget Thursday with a final vote of 32-15, after a long week of debate that resulted in over 29 amendments on the Senate floor.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
This last segment focuses on the government's rights in data and software developed or used in the performance of government funded research.
Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC
AT&T sought a refund of $13 million in sales tax, plus interest..
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The order, which will remain in effect until March 31, 2016, calls for governmental agencies to submit the roughly 2,250 executive branch–related items in the Code of Massachusetts Regulations to a battery of stress tests...
Butler Snow LLP
The nation's infrastructure is in need of dire repair. On February 2, 2015, to encourage private investments in infrastructure through public-private partnerships ("P3s") and as part of his 2016 proposed budget.
Duane Morris LLP
Today the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. United States (14-916), a case involving the split between the GAO and the Federal Circuit regarding competitive bidding by veteran-owned small businesses and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Across Europe, public bodies are under increasing pressure to streamline their services and ensure that their relationships with suppliers continue to deliver value for money.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Small businesses seeking the unique advantages associated with the 8(a) business development program must apply directly with the SBA.
McGuireWoods LLP
The guidance states that drones recently "have emerged as a viable law enforcement tool."
WilmerHale
For the first time in a decade, the Treasury Department has released its own anti–money laundering (AML) and terrorist financing Risk Assessments, which may both set a strategic framework for future AML regulatory developments and establish a baseline expectation for financial institutions' own AML risk assessments.
Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC
This year there are being held a series of events commemorating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, the "Great Charter" imposed on "Bad" King John in 1215.
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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.
Venable LLP
Transaction Laundering (TL), sometimes referred to as "undisclosed aggregation," or "factoring," is a growing threat to the payments industry.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
On May 22, the Massachusetts Senate unanimously approved a $38.1 billion budget for FY2016.
Jones Day
Government contractors are in a difficult position when it comes to cybersecurity.
WilmerHale
For the first time in a decade, the Treasury Department has released its own anti–money laundering (AML) and terrorist financing Risk Assessments, which may both set a strategic framework for future AML regulatory developments and establish a baseline expectation for financial institutions' own AML risk assessments.
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.
WilmerHale
On June 10, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced a final rule that will allow it to supervise larger nonbank automobile finance companies.
Jones Day
The U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls ("DDTC") recently published proposed revisions to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations ("ITAR") to add or change a number of key definitions.
Duane Morris LLP
On May 5, 2015, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed Senate Bill 59, the "Partnership for Public Facilities and Infrastructure Act," into law.
Dickstein Shapiro LLP
Last week the U.S. Supreme Court answered two critical questions regarding when a case may be filed under the False Claims Act (FCA). Kellogg Brown & Root Serv., Inc., et al. v. U.S. ex rel. Carter, No. 12-1497 (May 26, 2015).
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