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On May 4, Vermont enacted its first statutory Code of Ethics. The Code will take effect July 1, 2022, and applies to all public servants in Vermont.
Wiley Rein
On April 21, 2022, the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) published a proposed rule governing legal expense funds for Executive branch employees.
Holland & Knight
The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) announced in a notice issued on May 5, 2022, the commencement of a retrospective investigation of the economic impacts of Section 301...
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
Replacing Reed? Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, resigned from Congress last week.
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
On Tuesday, May 18, the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight held a hearing on taxpayer fairness at the Internal Revenue Service.
Wiley Rein
New York's recently passed budget bill is set to replace the state's Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) with a new Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government, effective July 8.
Torres Trade Law, PLLC
On May 17, 2022, the U.S International Trade Commission ("USITC") held a public hearing in connection with an investigation into the effect of Foreign Trade Zone ("FTZ") policies and practices on U.S. firms...
Arnold & Porter
On May 10, 2022, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed into law the Act Concerning Personal Data Privacy and Online Monitoring (the Act or CTDPA), making Connecticut the fifth state to enact...
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
In a recently released Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the Federal Trade Commission is seeking comment on certain important proposed amendments to the Telemarketing Sales Rule .
Wiley Rein
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in FEC v. Ted Cruz for Senate, the case challenging the loan repayment prohibition in the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (BCRA).
Alston & Bird
A weekly summary of the precedential patent-related opinions issued by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the opinions designated precedential or informative by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
Cooley LLP
In testimony this week before the Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government of the House Appropriations Committee, SEC Chair Gary Gensler talked about the budget request for...
Wiley Rein
FTC Seeks Comment on Petition for Rulemaking by NetChoice et al: The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requests comment on a petition for rulemaking filed by NetChoice, Americans for Prosperity...
Wiley Rein
SEC Requests Comment on Cybersecurity Reporting Requirements: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is proposing rules to enhance and standardize disclosures regarding cybersecurity risk management...
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
As we have previously discussed (here), Lee v. Robert J. Fisher et al., Case No. 20 Civ. 6163 (N.D. Ca.), is one of a growing number of derivative lawsuits brought against public companies (in this case, The Gap Inc.)...
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
On May 13, the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, issued a verdict following a bench trial that effectively struck down SB 826, a California statute requiring the boards of public corporations based in...
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Pressure from institutional investors such as BlackRock vanguard and State Street and environmental groups, employees, customers, and other corporate stakeholders has contributed to an increased focus and urgency on environmental, ...
RPX Corporation
In April, Chief Judge Colm F. Connolly of the District of Delaware posted several new standing orders, a pair of which deals a serious one-two blow to parties that might wish to keep any funding arrangements...
RPX Corporation
Back in November 2019, Bell Semiconductor, LLC (Bell Semic) began litigating the patents that the Hilco Inc. (d/b/a Hilco Global) company acquired from Broadcom, asserting nearly 20 assets from that acquisition...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
It is hardly news that ESG investing is a significant aspect of the asset management industry. According to Barron's, $400 billion was invested in U.S. mutual funds and assets that have an ESG orientation in 2021.
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