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New Attack on EUUS Data Transfers Challenges the Validity of Standard Contractual Clauses
  • Ulmer & Berne LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • May 25 2016

Standard contractual clauses, which have quickly become a popular means for transferring personal data from the European Union to the United States


The New Overtime Regulation - What Needs To Be Done To Be Ready
  • Ulmer & Berne LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2016

On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor issued its Final Rule regarding overtime regulations after receiving more than 270,000 comments on their


Altering Documents In A FINRA Arbitration Can Have Consequences That Go Well Beyond The Arbitration ItselfAt Least For Respondents
  • Ulmer & Berne LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2016

The FINRA investigative process and the arbitration process exist side-by-side; at times, the misconduct that is alleged by a claimant in a Statement


According To FINRA, “Culture Of Compliance” Is Not Only Definable, It’s Enforceable
  • Ulmer & Berne LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2016

Earlier this year, as part of its 2016 Examination Priorities, FINRA spent a lot time discussing the "culture of compliance" at broker-dealers, the


President Obama Signs Law Creating Federal Cause of Action for Trade Secret Theft
  • Ulmer & Berne LLP
  • USA
  • May 16 2016

On Wednesday, May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 ("DTSA"), which amends the Economic Espionage Act of


Good Grief! MetLife Agrees To $20 Million Fine, And Another $5 Million In Restitution! For Negligence!
  • Ulmer & Berne LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2016

FINRA announced today that it entered into a settlement with MetLife Securities, Inc. in which MetLife agreed to pay FINRA a $20 million fine and its


Big Changes Coming to Trade Secrets Law With the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016
  • Ulmer & Berne LLP
  • USA
  • May 2 2016

On April 27, 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives passed, almost unanimously - 410 to 2 - the “Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016” (“DTSA”). The


Updates: Two Losers One Positive Note A Bad Week For Broker-Dealers
  • Ulmer & Berne LLP
  • USA
  • April 29 2016

There have been some developments this week in a few matters on which I have previously offered my views. To help you stay on the cutting edge of


OCR Launches Phase 2 of HIPAA Audit Program
  • Ulmer & Berne LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2016

In March, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that Phase 2 of its audit program has


Not So Naked And Not So Afraid: FINRA’s New Compensation Rule Does Not Require Brokers To Bare All (Financially) When Changing Firms
  • Ulmer & Berne LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2016

Two years ago, FINRA first proposed to the SEC a rule that would require brokers to disclose to clients not only when they receive compensation