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Failing to Properly Conduct Background Checks Continues To Be a Million-Dollar Mistake
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • USA
  • December 10 2018

Employers failing to strictly comply with FCRA requirements in conducting background checks continue to face expensive consequences. On November 16

ICOs the New IPO? SEC Enforcement and When an ICO is a “Securities Offering”
  • Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2018

Traditionally, a company seeking to raise capital might do so by conducting an initial public offering (IPO), and investors participating in the IPO

Auto Lender Pays $11.8 Million to Resolve UDAAP Allegations
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2018

The CFPB also recently announced an $11.8 million settlement of a UDAAP (Unfair, Deceptive and Abusive Acts & Practices) enforcement action in the

FTC Testimony Signals Possible Increase in “Made in USA” Advertising Scrutiny
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • December 3 2018

On November 27, the FTC Commissioners testified on a range of issues before the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance

Recent initial coin offerings settlements show broadening SEC enforcement campaign
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2018

A series of recently announced settlements relating to initial coin offerings (ICOs) show the continuing efforts of the U.S. Securities and Exchange

ASIC in a Post-Commission World: Key Regulatory reforms in the Financial Services Industry
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • November 30 2018

As the Royal Commission hearings draw to a close and the Commissioner prepares to draft his Final Report, the financial services industry is bracing

Civil contempt for violating an invalid patent? Maybe.
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • November 29 2018

We previously noted that the Commission does not believe it is required to vacate a civil penalty order just because the litigants settle a case. The

A First in Crypto-Regulation: SEC Settles Charges and Imposes Civil Penalties Against the Founder of Token Trading Platform EtherDelta and Two ICO Sponsors
  • Vinson & Elkins LLP
  • USA
  • November 28 2018

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) this month announced a settlement with the founder of EtherDelta a platform that facilitates

SB 721 - California Multi-Family Buildings New Require Inspections of “EEEs”
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • November 27 2018

Many in the construction industry and multi-family development field have been closely following Senate Bill 721, or the “Balcony Bill,” regarding

The clock is ticking for reviewing your contracts and supply chains under the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • November 22 2018

11 January 2019 is the deadline for the first reporting period under the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act, but that isn't the only