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DOL Proposes to Defer Full Implementation of its Fiduciary Rule Until July 1, 2019
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • September 1 2017

In April 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) adopted a rule that significantly expands the category of persons deemed fiduciaries when providing

Cyber Pain Points: Failure to get buy-in for Incident Response Plan (IRP) in the top 10!
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • August 23 2016

A recent report indicated that IRPs "are frequently developed from within departmental silos, for example, within the organization's IT security

Privacy Shield - is the new system to transfer data to the US here to stay?
  • DLA Piper
  • USA, European Union, Italy
  • July 15 2016

On July 12, 2016 the European Commission (EC) adopted the final version of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, but will it be a success? As you remember from

NNI releases updated nanotechnology strategy
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 4 2011

The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) has released an updated strategy intended “to ensure the responsible development of nanotechnology by providing guidance to Federal agencies that produce scientific information for risk management, regulatory decision making, product use, research planning, and public outreach.”

Revised best practices for US-EU merger cooperation
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA, European Union
  • November 3 2011

The Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice Antitrust Division and the European Commission have published revised best practices for cases where the commission and a US agency are reviewing the same merger.

NNI releases environmental, health & safety research strategy for nanotechnology
  • Day Pitney LLP
  • USA
  • October 24 2011

On October 20, 2011, the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) released its 2011 Environmental, Health and Safety Research Strategy (the "Strategy"), and held a webinar to discuss the development of the Strategy and its main areas of focus.

Competition agencies in the United States and Europe publish revised best practices on cooperation in merger investigations
  • Mayer Brown
  • USA, European Union
  • October 20 2011

Marking the 20th anniversary of the cooperation agreement between the United States and the European Union regarding the application of their competition laws, the US and EU antitrustcompetition agencies have published a revised set of Best Practices on Cooperation in Merger Investigations ("Best Practices").

GAO report claims Chesapeake Bay restoration plan threatened
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2011

A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report claims that federal and state commitments made in 2009 to restore Chesapeake Bay by 2025 are threatened by funding constraints and external phenomena such as climate change and land development.

Medicaid RAC program
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • September 29 2011

On September 16, 2011, CMS published a final rule to implement section 6411 of the ACA, which requires all states to contract with Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs) to audit Medicaid claims, identify underpayments and overpayments, and recover overpayments or correct underpayments (similar to the Medicare RAC program).

GAO report urges agency action on pharmaceuticals in drinking water
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 23 2011

According to a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, EPA should form a federal task force to coordinate research on the potential health effects of discarded pharmaceuticals in drinking water.