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"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


CFPB Private Student Loan Ombudsman issues first annual report
  • Dow Lohnes PLLC
  • USA
  • November 1 2012

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Student Loan Ombudsman recently released his first annual report on private education loans


SEC's Division of Corporation Finance releases additional FAQs concerning Title I of the JOBS Act
  • Dow Lohnes PLLC
  • USA
  • May 14 2012

On April 16, 2012, the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance (the “Division”) published a list of 18 Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) of general applicability under Title I of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act”), a measure enacted by Congress to facilitate capital formation by public and private businesses and signed into law by President Obama on April 5, 2012


Navigating the sea change in US patent law
  • Dow Lohnes PLLC
  • USA
  • April 4 2012

Debate around the America Invents Act often obscured the salient facts behind the legislation


JOBS Act signed into law
  • Dow Lohnes PLLC
  • USA
  • April 10 2012

On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act”), a measure enacted by Congress to facilitate capital formation by public and private businesses


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


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


ISS recommendations regarding certain shareholder advisory votes on compensation
  • Dow Lohnes PLLC
  • USA
  • November 23 2010

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act amended the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by adding Section 14A, which requires companies (i) to conduct a separate shareholder advisory vote to approve the compensation of certain executives, (ii) to conduct a separate shareholder advisory vote to determine how often an issuer will conduct a shareholder advisory vote on executive compensation and (iii) when soliciting votes to approve merger or acquisition transactions, to provide disclosure of certain "golden parachute" compensation arrangements and, in certain circumstances, to conduct a separate shareholder advisory vote to approve the golden parachute compensation arrangements


Is your educational institution ready for the Credit CARD Act?
  • Dow Lohnes PLLC
  • USA
  • March 4 2010

Federal regulations implementing the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 (the "Credit CARD Act") took effect on February 22, 2010


New private education loan self-certification form now available
  • Dow Lohnes PLLC
  • USA
  • February 16 2010

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) added a section to the Truth-In-Lending Act (TILA) providing that before a private educational lender may consummate a private education loan for a student in attendance at an institution of higher education, the private education lender must obtain a completed and signed Self-Certification form