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Financial Conflict of Interest in the Eighth Circuit: Trigger of a Less Deferential Standard of Review or Mere Factor in Determining Plan Administrator Abuse of Discretion?
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • April 15 2018

It is well-established under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) that when an employee benefit plan grants the plan

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Invalidates the 2016 Final Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule and Related Prohibited Transaction Exemptions
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 11 2018

What’s a financial advisor to do? On March 15, 2018, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Chamber of Commerce of the U.S. v. U.S. Dep’t. of Labor, No

ESMA to impose restrictions on CFDs as part of its product intervention measures
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • April 10 2018

ESMA’s Consultation in January related to the sale, distribution and marketing of CFDs and binary options to retail investors. It was felt that the

U.S. financial industry "eagerly" awaits SEC’s best interest standard
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • USA, Canada
  • April 10 2018

While in Canada division continues over the issue of “best interest” in the financial advisory industry, the U.S. national securities regulator

Wolf Guarding The Hen House? Group Demands Investigation Into NLRB’s Inspector General.
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2018

The Inspector General of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has had a busy 2018, as he has had to investigate at least two members for alleged

"Actual Damages" Interpreted to Include Non-Economic Damages Under Pennsylvania's Whistleblower Law
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • April 3 2018

A recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision has upheld that successful plaintiffs are entitled to non-economic damages under Pennsylvania’s

Loose Lips Sink Ships: Obama-Appointed NLRB Member Under Investigation
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • March 30 2018

The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Inspector General appears to be very busy these days. Indeed, the NLRB made headlines last month when it

Restructuring & Insolvency in Mexico
  • Mexico, Global
  • March 22 2018

A structured guide to restructuring and insolvency laws in Mexico

Restructuring & Insolvency: Director and parent company liability in Mexico
  • Mexico, Global
  • March 22 2018

A structured guide to director and parent company liability in Mexico

Under Advisement: SEC Scrutinizes Wealth Management Industry
  • Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2018

Recent events have made it clear that there is an increased regulatory focus on the conduct of investment professionals in the wealth-management