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Setting up and Operating a Federal Super PAC

USA - May 25 2016 This memorandum summarizes the rules of the road for setting up and operating federal Super PACs, which are groups formed primarily to make

Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act

United Kingdom - August 3 2017 On July 27, 2017, Congress passed the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act ("Sanctions Act" or "Act"), which called for sweeping

FDA Launches Action Plan for Digital Health Regulation

USA - August 8 2017 Last June, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb made his first public statement as Commissioner by announcing the imminent rollout of a new "Digital

Summer of Sequels: The FTC Joins the FCC in Releasing Consumer Complaints Regarding Purported Robocalls and Do Not Call Violations

USA - August 7 2017 Summer 2017 has seen and will see some well-publicized releases of sequels, remakes, and reboots: Ridley Scott’s Alien Covenant; Johnny Depp back in

CFPB’s Arbitration Rule Is Challenged Under the CRA

USA - August 4 2017 Congressional Republicans in both chambers of Congress recently initiated the process under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to nullify the

White House Signals Increased Scrutiny of Harmful Chinese IP Policies and Practices

USA - August 16 2017 President Trump issued an executive memorandum directing the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to determine whether to initiate a "Section

Labor & Employment News Alert

USA - August 16 2017 To follow up on our July 31, 2017 Labor & Employment News Alert, "Rock, Meet Hard Place: Accommodating Medical Marijuana," the following briefly

Accommodating Medical Marijuana in the DC Metro Area

USA - August 15 2017 The District of Columbia has legalized medical marijuana, but without any express provision protecting employees who use medical marijuana from "the

It’s a Small World After All

USA - August 15 2017 If you think the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the only regulator paying attention to online endorsements and reviews, guess again. According to a

Is the Token Booth Closed? Initial Coin Offerings and the Federal Securities Laws

USA - August 10 2017 Initial coin offerings (ICOs or "Token Sales") typically involve the offer and sale of digital assets utilizing distributed ledger or blockchain