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The Supreme Court gives SOX anti-retaliation remedies to lawyers and accountants (and others) who advise public companies

USA - March 10 2014 The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), enacted in 2002 in response to the Enron financial scandal, provided that "no public company . . . , or any officer

SEC bars Chinese units of big four accounting firms

USA - March 12 2014 In January 2014, an SEC administrative law judge barred the Chinese units of the "Big Four" accounting firms from auditing businesses that do

Revised Hart-Scott-Rodino Act thresholds announced

USA - March 12 2014 The Federal Trade Commission recently announced revisions to the HSR filing thresholds. The new thresholds are set forth in our recent Alert

Senate confirms Terrell McSweeny as a Federal Trade Commissioner

USA - April 11 2014 On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, the U.S. Senate confirmed Terrell McSweeny as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The Senate vote

TSCA reform may facilitate EPA’s next generation enforcement strategy

USA - April 15 2014 Lawmakers, stakeholders, and EPA are advocating for reform to the nation's chemi- cal law, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). While there may

Patent eligibility and life sciences patents

USA - June 13 2017 In the few years since the Supreme Court turned to the issue of patent eligibility with its decisions in Mayo Collaborative Servs v Prometheus Labs

Foreign fund investors in defense and national security businesses subject to new regulations imposing 30-day advance review

USA - June 17 2014 The Defense Security Service ("DSS") imposes ownership and control restrictions on a U.S. business with access to classified information under

DC District Court upholds new HSR rules expanding reporting requirements for pharmaceutical patent licenses

USA - June 11 2014 On May 30, 2014, the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia upheld recent amendments to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act

EPA's continued regulatory barrage on fossil fuel-fired electric generation

USA - June 10 2014 EPA has unveiled yet another in a series of actions aimed at regulating electric gen- erating units, and in particular, fossil fuel-fired generation

Taking stock - value protection in stock and mixed consideration deals

USA - June 10 2014 As confidence in M&A activity seems to have turned a corner, the use of acquirer stock as acquisition currency is a serious consideration for