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Summary of impact of 2013 federal government partial shutdown on postsecondary institutions
  • Dow Lohnes PLLC
  • USA
  • October 14 2013

As the federal government partial "shutdown" concludes its second week, the long-term implications for postsecondary institutions and students


SEC issues guidance on use of social media in the context of regulation FD disclosures
  • Dow Lohnes PLLC
  • USA
  • April 5 2013

On July 3, 2012, the CEO of Netflix, Inc., Reed Hastings, used his personal Facebook account to announce that Netflix had reached a milestone


Supreme Court clarifies use of the discovery rule in SEC enforcement actions
  • Dow Lohnes PLLC
  • USA
  • March 11 2013

On February 27, 2013, in Gabelli et al. v. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Supreme Court resolved the issue of when the statute of


"Whistleblowers are our best weapon against fraud"
  • Dow Lohnes PLLC
  • USA
  • February 5 2013

In the late 1980s, total health care fraud recoveries from whistleblower lawsuits averaged $5 million to $10 million a year. Last year, the U.S


SEC grants no-action relief from broker-dealer registration for two internet-based investment portals
  • Dow Lohnes PLLC
  • USA
  • May 10 2013

The SEC recently issued two No-Action letters providing relief from registering as a broker-dealer under Section 15(b) of the Securities Exchange Act


FTC releases updated guides on deceptive marketing practices by for-profit educational institutions
  • Dow Lohnes PLLC
  • USA
  • November 22 2013

For-profit schools and other higher education companies face increased exposure for deceptive marketing practices as a result of the Federal Trade


SEC releases proposed rule amendments allowing for general solicitation and general advertising in Rule 506 and Rule 144a offerings
  • Dow Lohnes PLLC
  • USA
  • August 31 2012

On August 29, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) released proposed amendments to Rule 506 and Rule 144A promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”), as mandated by Section 201(a) of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act


ISS releases guidelines for the 2013 proxy season
  • Dow Lohnes PLLC
  • USA
  • November 30 2012

After a comment period on draft policies, ISS issued its Global Benchmark Policy Guidelines on November 16, 2012


SEC releases 2012 whistleblower updates
  • Dow Lohnes PLLC
  • USA
  • December 18 2012

Section 922 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”) amended the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, by creating Section 21F “Securities Whistleblower Incentives and Protection,” which is designed to grant monetary awards to individuals who provide original information that leads to successful enforcement actions by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”


Cailfornia expands smart grid privacy while rejecting initial tariffs
  • Dow Lohnes PLLC
  • USA
  • September 4 2012

The California Public Utility Commission has extended the comprehensive privacy and third party access rules adopted in its ground-breaking July 2011 order