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Data Breach Risks for 401(k) and Retirement Plans

USA - April 17 2017 There has been a recent spike in attacks on 401(k) and retirement plans by cyber criminals. Some have been reported publicly, and we are aware of

D.C. Circuit Tells FERC to Try Again on Utility Rates of Return

USA - April 18 2017 The D.C. Circuit vacated a landmark FERC order, requiring the Commission to provide a rational explanation of its policy for

Deepening the Divide: Court Rules That Bankruptcy Code’s Avoidance Provisions Do Not Apply Extraterritorially

Global, USA - April 13 2017 The ability to avoid fraudulent or preferential transfers is a fundamental part of U.S. bankruptcy law. However, when a transfer by a U.S. entity

The Road to Autonomous Vehicles: A Look at Insurance Implications

USA - April 18 2017 Product liability questions will accompany the approaching mass commercialization of autonomous vehicles. It is possible that

Can PTAB Decision Not to Institute IPR Tank Invalidity Defense In ITC?

USA - April 14 2017 Judge McNamara determined to reopen the record after the hearing and take judicial notice of two PTAB decisions denying institution of IPR challenges

Commencement of the Opt-out Notification in Connection with the Enforcement of the Amended Personal Information Protection Act

Japan - April 27 2017 Prior to the enforcement of the Amended Personal Information Protection Act ("Amended Act") (please see the October 2015 issue for more information

Bill to Partially Amend the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act Submitted to the Diet

Japan - April 27 2017 On March 3, 2017, the Japanese government submitted to the Diet a bill to partially amend the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act ("Amendment

Japan's Action Plan for the Realization of Work Style Reform

Japan - April 27 2017 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recently held 10 meetings of the "Council for the Realization of Work Style Reform," to discuss reforms to Japan's labor

Equal Pay for Equal Work.

Japan - April 27 2017 On December 20, 2016, the Japanese government issued the "Draft Guidelines for Equal Pay for Equal Work" ("Draft Guidelines"), which provide its

Introduction of the Overtime Work Regulation with Punishment.

Japan - April 27 2017 Under the existing Labor Standards Act, in practice employers are able to have their employees work overtime without limit by entering into a