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Blank Rome LLP | USA | 30 Apr 2014

California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act

A new California law governing limited liability companies became effective as of January 1, 2014. The California Revised Uniform Limited Liability


Blank Rome LLP | USA | 31 Oct 2013

What you need to know when setting up a new CLO manager

Due to the continuing changes in the regulatory landscape, establishing a new investment management firm with a focus on collateralized loan


Blank Rome LLP | USA | 31 Oct 2011

SEC institutes proceedings to determine whether to disapprove of NASDAQ’s proposed rule regarding the listing of a company conducting a reverse merger with a public shell

The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (NASDAQ), the New York Stock Exchange LLC (NYSE) and NYSE Amex LLC (NYSE Amex) each submitted proposed rules for approval from the SEC that would make it more difficult for a reverse merger company to list its securities on their respective exchange.


Blank Rome LLP | USA | 30 Jun 2011

FERC issues order requiring wind generation facilities to comply with certain transmission owner and transmission operator Reliability Standards

On June 16, 2011, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (the "Commission" or "FERC") issued an Order denying the appeals of two wind generating facilitiesCedar Creek Wind Energy, LLC ("Cedar Creek") and Milford Wind Corridor Phase I, LLC ("Milford")-of the North American Energy Reliability Corporation's ("NERC's") determinations that Cedar Creek and Milford must each be registered as a transmission owner and transmission operator on the NERC Compliance Registry (the "Order").


Blank Rome LLP | USA | 20 Jun 2011

Supreme Court holds adviser who participated in drafting statements did not “make” them for purposes of Rule 10b-5 liability

On June 13, 2011, the United States Supreme Court rendered a 5-4 decision ruling that only a mutual fund, and not its investment adviser, can be held liable in a private right of action under Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") and SEC Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder for false statements in a fund prospectus.


Blank Rome LLP | USA | 29 Apr 2011

U.S. Supreme Court rules that waivers of class arbitrations are permissible under the Federal Arbitration Act

The United States Supreme Court recently issued an important decision that may impact arbitrations of employment disputes.


Blank Rome LLP | USA | 14 Mar 2011

Treasury Department issues new foreign bank account reporting rules

Due June 30, 2011The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) of the Treasury Department has issued new, final regulations governing foreign bank account reporting requirements under the Bank Secrecy Act.


Blank Rome LLP | USA | 4 Feb 2011

Estate, gift and GST “tax amnesty” how to “turbo charge” your estate plan in 2011 and 2012

The enactment of the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (the "Act") on December 17, 2010 provides taxpayers with a number of estate planning opportunities never before available to them.


Blank Rome LLP | USA | 4 Feb 2011

Recent ruling in California underscores the importance of clear electronic communications policies

A recent California Third Appellate District decision held that e-mails from an employee to her attorney about a potential lawsuit against the employer, sent on a company computer and via a company e-mail account, were not protected by the attorney-client privilege.

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