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Changes In Intrastate Crowdfunding Rules: Will They Make A Difference?
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2016

On October 26, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission amended its existing safe harbor rule for intrastate investing, Rule 147, and added a new


Embraer’s FCPA Deferred Prosecution Agreement and $205 Million Payment Demonstrate Need for Adequate Internal Controls
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2016

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer SA (“Embraer”) will pay the United States government $205 million to settle allegations that the company


GAO Loses Jurisdiction Over Task Order Protests Valued at More Than $10 Million
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2016

Government contractors hoping to challenge a civilian agency’s award of a task or delivery order may be out of luck, at least temporarily. Prior to


Rule 504 Becomes Useful Tool for Smaller Capital Raising and M&A Transactions
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • November 28 2016

On October 26, 2016, the SEC amended Rule 504 of Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”) to increase the maximum amount


USCIS Issues Revised “Smart” Form I-9
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • November 28 2016

On November 14, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) issued a revised Form I-9 which is required by employers to verify


Texas Federal Court Blocks New Salary Restrictions for Exempt Employees
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • November 23 2016

On November 22, 2016, a federal court in the Eastern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Department of Labor from enforcing


Proposed “Patent Agent Privilege” Promises Protection For Patent Practitioners And Clients
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • November 23 2016

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) recently proposed a patent-agent privilege that would bring needed consistency to the discovery


The Future of the U.S.-Canada Trade Relationship in Light of the Election
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • November 22 2016

The United States and Canada enjoy a unique bilateral relationship. That relationship reflects a unique friendship, underpinned by shared geography


Third Circuit Upholds The Enforceability Of Make-Whole Premiums In Post-Bankruptcy Context
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • November 22 2016

In a recent November 17, 2016 opinion, Delaware Trust Co. v. Energy Future Intermediate Holding Company LLC, Case No. 16-1351, the Third Circuit Court


New York State Department of Labor Proposes Increases to Overtime Exempt Salary Threshold
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • November 21 2016

By now, most employers have heard about the changes to the overtime regulations that will increase the salary threshold for overtime exemptions under