Obama Administration Issues New Regulations Liberalizing Trade and Travel to Cuba
On January 27, 2016, the Obama Administration took the latest in its continuing steps to ease restrictions on trade and travel between the United States and Cuba.
HSR Update: Annual Jurisdictional Thresholds Revisions Effective February 25, 2016, and Updated Guidance Restricting the Applicability of Two Real Estate Exemptions
The jurisdictional thresholds for premerger notification filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 will increase February 25, 2016, and will apply to any transaction closi...
EU and U.S. Finally Reach Deal on New Data Transfer Framework
Less than two days after an enforcement moratorium expired, U.S. and EU officials in transatlantic data transfer talks have reached a new “Privacy Shield” framework to replace the Safe Harbor regime s...
E&P Restructurings: Focus on Uptiering Transactions
For many mid-cap and small-cap exploration and production companies, the most notable development in 2015 in out-of-court restructurings has been the use of junior lien financings and “uptiering” tran...
OSHA Quarterly Newsletter, February 2016
OSHA has released its top ten most cited violations of 2015. The similarities between this year's list and prior lists are striking, indicating a consistent focus on certain violations. Employers s...
False Claims Act Year in Review 2015
The False Claims Act ("FCA") continued to be a significant focus of government and whistleblower activity in 2015. This 2015 Year in Review highlights several key developments.
Looking Back but Moving Forward: OFCCP 2015 Year-End Review and 2016 Update
2015 was an eventful year for government contractors as the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs finalized several key rules related to contractors’ relationships with employees and job appl...
Media, Entertainment and First Amendment Newsletter, January 2016
On December 14, 2015, the United States Senate unanimously approved The Consumer Review Freedom Act. The proposed law, if passed, would outlaw so-called "gag clauses," contract provisions used by b...
The Intellectual Property Law Year In Review 2015-2016
We are pleased to highlight our representative intellectual property-related client successes and publications over the past year. Our IP Department has grown by leaps and bounds to extend from Cal...
The Supreme Court Decides Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez: Mere Offer of Relief Does Not Moot Claims
Yesterday the Supreme Court issued its decision in the closely-watched case of Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, 577 U.S. __ (2016).