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SEC Enforcement Director Announces “Aggressive” Policy Shifts, Including Requiring Admissions of Wrongdoing

USA - October 18 2021 On October 13, 2021, Gurbir Grewal, the SEC’s new Director of Enforcement, announced in a speech that he intends to recommend “aggressive” use of…

Susanna M. Buergel, Jessica S. Carey, Geoffrey R. Chepiga, Andrew J. Ehrlich, Roberto Finzi, Harris Fischman, Daniel J. Kramer, Gregory F. Laufer, Jane B. O'Brien, Lorin L. Reisner, Briana Sheridan, Daniel S. Sinnreich, Audra J. Soloway, Richard C. Tarlowe.

COVID-19 Update: President Biden Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates and New York State Designates COVID-19 as an Airborne Infectious Disease Under the NY HERO Act, Triggering Employer Obligations

USA - September 15 2021 Last week, President Biden announced several initiatives and measures designed to reduce the number of unvaccinated individuals across the nation…

Jeh Charles Johnson, Maria Helen Keane, Loretta E. Lynch, Jean M. McLoughlin, Leah J. Park, Liza M. Velazquez, Lawrence I. Witdorchic.

New Lawsuits Alleging That SPACs Are Unregistered Investment Companies Face Significant Hurdles

USA - August 30 2021 Two law professors—one a former SEC commissioner—have opened a new litigation front against Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPACs”).[1] They…

Susanna M. Buergel, Jessica S. Carey, Geoffrey R. Chepiga, David Curtiss, Jonathan C. Day, Andrew J. Ehrlich, Daniel J. Kramer, Robert N. Kravitz, Gregory F. Laufer, Raphael M. Russo, Audra J. Soloway.

COVID-19 Update: OSHA Issues Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Non-Healthcare Employers Incorporating the CDC Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People

USA - August 20 2021 Last week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) updated its guidance on mitigating and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the…

Jeh Charles Johnson, Maria Helen Keane, Loretta E. Lynch, Jean M. McLoughlin, Leah J. Park, Liza M. Velazquez, Lawrence I. Witdorchic.

OFAC Enforcement Action against U.S. Payments Company Shows the Importance of Robust Sanctioned Person and Location Screening

USA - August 13 2021 On July 23, 2021, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Assets Control (“OFAC”) announced a $1,400,301 settlement agreement with a New…

Jessica S. Carey, Richard S. Elliott, Rachel Fiorill, Christopher D. Frey, Michael E. Gertzman, Roberto J. Gonzalez, Joshua R. Thompson.