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Common mistakes, problems and concerns companies face during implementation and maintenance of corporate compliance programs

March 26 2014 An effective corporate compliance program is an essential component of internal controls for uncovering and preventing ethical lapses and criminal…

Loss Payee Versus Lender's Loss Payee: One Word Can Make All The Difference

June 21 2016 When a lender makes a loan secured by personal property, it will perfect its interest in the collateral under applicable law. To further protect the…

Patent Turmoil: Self-Created IP After Tax Reform

January 23 2018 The "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017" (the "TCJA") impact on the tax treatment of self-created intellectual property ("IP") is resulting in a wide range…

Better Think Twice About Enforcing A Non-Compete

February 26 2016 Over the last couple of years, there has been an increase in employees striking back against employers trying to enforce non-compete agreements. In…

7 tips for handling a FINRA investigation of a financial advisor

February 28 2014 Facing an examination or investigation by the Financial Industry and Regulatory Authority (FINRA) can be a stressful and intimidating experience for…

SEC Disapproves of Proposed Rule Change for Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust

August 3 2018 On July 26, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a 92-page release disapproving of Bats BZX Exchange, Inc.’s (“BZX”) proposed rule…

Air Quality Progress While Rolling Back Regulations

August 3 2018 Irony abounds as the new Acting Administrator at EPA last Tuesday announced historic progress under the Clean Air Act even while the Administration…

Court Holds ACA International Invalidates 2003, 2008 and 2015 FCC Rulings Regarding ATDS Definition, And Plain Language of TCPA Does Not Support Claim

August 1 2018 Plaintiff filed suit, alleging Defendant violated the TCPA by, among other things, placing more than 100 calls to his cell phone using an Automatic…

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Announces Launch of “Regulatory Sandbox” for Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrencies

July 23 2018 Mick Mulvaney’s tenure as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB” or “the Bureau”), a position he has held since November…

Tennessee Health Services and Facilities Report: July 2018

July 11 2018 The Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency ("HSDA") is responsible for regulating the health care industry in Tennessee through the…