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Supreme Court Limits SEC’s Disgorgement Power
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • June 9 2017

On June 5, 2017, the United States Supreme Court unanimously held in Kokesh v. Securities and Exchange Commission, No. 16-529, that “any claim for


DOL Withdraws Independent Contractor and Joint Employer Guidance
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • June 9 2017

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued a press release on June 7, 2017, announcing the withdrawal of two significant guidance statements


Should the DOL Fiduciary Duty Rule be Rescinded While the SEC Ponders its Own Standard?
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • June 2 2017

On June 1, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission requested input regarding the DOL Fiduciary Duty Rule and the SEC’s development of its own


Acosta and New DOL FAQs Confirm: Fiduciary Standard Will Take Effect June 9, But Expect Changes to the DOL Rule Before January 1, 2018
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • May 30 2017

On May 22, 2017, new DOL Secretary Alexander Acosta published an Op-Ed piece in the Wall Street Journal (found here; a subscription to the Journal is


Cybersecurity Alert: WannaCry Ransomware Attack
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • May 18 2017

In response to the “WannaCry” ransomware attack, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) has issued an alert (available


“Pre-emption”: On a One-Way Ticket to Nowhere?
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • May 17 2017

A “Pre-emption” or a uniform labor standards bill is a reaction in the Minnesota Legislature to the passage of sick time ordinances in Minneapolis and


For Whom the Statute Tolls: A Nuance in the Minnesota Human Rights Act Important to Employers
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • May 11 2017

A distinguishing characteristic of employment discrimination claims in their short statute of limitations - for Minnesota Human Rights Act claims the


SEC Chair and DOL Secretary Both Confirmed: Who Will Take Lead on Fiduciary Duty Rule?
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • May 5 2017

On April 27, 2017, the Senate confirmed Alexander Acosta as the new Secretary of Labor, and on May 2nd, the Senate confirmed Jay Clayton as SEC


ALERT: Don’t be Fooled by Bogus Operators Claiming You Need to Take Action on Your Trademarks or Patents
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • Global, USA
  • April 25 2017

There are a growing number of bogus operators who send misleading communications to patent and trademark owners. These operators often pose as a


DOL Issues Rule Delaying Applicability Date of Fiduciary Duty Rule for 60 Days, Until June 9, 2017
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • April 17 2017

On Friday, April 7, 2017, the DOL published its final rule delaying the applicability date of the Fiduciary Duty Rule for 60 days, from April 10, 2017