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BEA Proposes Change to Foreign Investment Reporting Requirements for Private Funds

USA - April 26 2016 The U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has proposed a change to its direct foreign investment surveys to lessen the

Shareholder litigation following an earnings miss - Defeating Class Certification With Lack of Price Impact

USA - April 23 2016 The first federal court of appeals decision interpreting Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., 134 S. Ct. 2398 (2014) (Halliburton II), was

Free Enterprise Fund v. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board: "Dual for-cause" removal struck down; PCAOB operations upheld

USA - July 29 2010 In its final decision of the past term, Free Enterprise Fund v. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, a 5-4 majority of the Supreme Court held that limits in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (the Act) on the ability to remove members of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (the PCAOB or Board) violated separation of powers under the Constitution

New York Department of Financial Services Proposed Rule to Increase AML and Sanctions Compliance Requirements

USA - March 28 2016 The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has recently proposed a new anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism regulation that would

CIVIL FALSE CLAIMS ACT: Supreme Court Justices Hear Argument on the Implied False Certification Theory under the FCA

USA - April 20 2016 It is never wise to predict the final outcome in a case before the Supreme Court based on the oral argument, and today's argument in Universal Health

BEA Proposes Change to Foreign Investment Reporting Requirements for Private Funds

USA - April 26 2016 The U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has proposed a change to its direct foreign investment surveys to lessen the

Shareholder litigation following an earnings miss - Defeating Class Certification With Lack of Price Impact

USA - April 23 2016 The first federal court of appeals decision interpreting Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., 134 S. Ct. 2398 (2014) (Halliburton II), was

CIVIL FALSE CLAIMS ACT: Supreme Court Justices Hear Argument on the Implied False Certification Theory under the FCA

USA - April 20 2016 It is never wise to predict the final outcome in a case before the Supreme Court based on the oral argument, and today's argument in Universal Health

A European framework for loan origination by funds - non-bank lending coming out of the shadows?

European Union - April 15 2016 On 12 April 2016, the European Securities and Markets Authority ("ESMA") published its Opinion to the European Commission (and others) on key

The Urge to Merge in a World of Heightened Regulatory RiskPractical Points on Planning, Divestiture Packages, and Reverse Termination Fees

USA - April 14 2016 As U.S. corporations face the later stages of a prolonged economic recovery, with the prospect of slow growth, a number of strategies have been