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  • EPA’s Proposed Requirements for “Non-Intentional” Impurities in Vermiculite and Talc

    Companies manufacturing, importing, or processing vermiculite or talc should take note of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recently proposed reporting and recordkeeping requirements for asbestos under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Please see full Publication below for more information.

  • Class Action Trends Report June 2022

    In this issue of the Class Action Trends Report, Jackson Lewis attorneys discuss recent developments in arbitration and their impact on employment class actions. These include the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021, several impactful U.S. Supreme Court decisions, and the emergence of mass arbitration. Please see full Report below for more information.

  • 10 Questions to Ask Before Selecting an Immigration Case Management System (CMS) for U.S. Case Processing

    With hundreds of immigration forms to track— and more appearing under new legislation consistently— a case management system (CMS) is a software that can help organizations ensure quick and hassle-free immigration compliance by empowering them to: • Create customized workflows - • Monitor filing deadlines - • Automate reptitive processes - • Consolidate data - • Leverage analytics -

  • FINRA RULE 8210: A PRIMER ON FINRA INVESTIGATIONS

    FINRA Rule 8210 authorizes FINRA to seek documents, written responses, and testimony from member firms and its employees. FINRA relies on Rule 8210 to conduct investigations and the breadth of Rule 8210 is significant. It permits FINRA to seek all manner of confidential documents including tax returns, bank statements and electronic communications, irrespective of whether an individual deems...

  • Key Takeaways from the New Proposed Title IX Regulations

    The Department of Education marked the fiftieth anniversary of Title IX, the landmark civil rights law prohibiting sex discrimination in federally funded education programs and activities, by releasing its highly anticipated Title IX Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on June 23. The proposed regulations would expand protections against sex-based discrimination of all types and restore some of the...

  • The Estate Planner, July/August 2022

    Asset protection - How to shield your wealth from lawsuits and creditors - Much of estate planning focuses on transferring your wealth to loved ones in a taxefficient manner. But for many people, it’s equally important to protect that wealth against frivolous lawsuits or baseless creditors’ claims. Please see full Newsletter below for more information.

  • Mandatory Policies and Trainings for All Chicago Employers to Strengthen Protection Against Sexual Harassment

    To further prevent violence and sexual harassment within Chicago workplaces, the City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations (“Commission”) has adopted new amendments to the Human Rights Ordinance (“Ordinance”), requiring all Chicago businesses to have a written sexual harassment policy, display an employment poster on sexual harassment within the workplace, and provide employees with annual...

  • An Easy-to-Understand Guide to Private Company D&O Insurance

    8 Reasons to Buy D&O Insurance - 1. Attracting New Directors: D&O insurance makes board seats more attractive. 2. Investor Requirements: Some venture capital and private equity firms require that their portfolio companies purchase D&O insurance as a condition of the firm's investment. 3. Emerging Risks: The risk landscape can change rapidly. For example, risks associated with...

  • This Week’s Climate Policy Update - June 2022

    [co-author: Leila Fleming] Despite the Senate being in recess and the House in a district work period, climate policy developments have continued. Last week, President Biden, along with 11 governors, launched a federal-state collaboration on offshore wind implementation. Additionally, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed a rule requiring more stringent fuel efficiency standards...

  • Dentons Flashpoint - June 28, 2022

    Key Takeaways - The G7 commits up to $5 billion to improve global food security. The NATO Summit begins today amid high tensions with Russia and concerns on risks of wider war in Europe. European Central Bank affirms plans to raise interest rates in July. Analysis: The Future of Work: The New Unionization Push. Please see full Newsletter below for more information.

  • PE Sponsor and Majority-Owned Portfolio Company Considered Single Entity Under the Sherman Act

    PE firms with non-competitor, majority-owned portfolio companies will face reduced risks of antitrust liability under Section 1 of the Sherman Act in the Eleventh Circuit. On May 24, 2022, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit held that a private equity firm and its majority-owned and -controlled portfolio company could not, as a matter of law, engage in an antitrust...

  • Summary of FERC Interconnection NOPR

    On June 16, FERC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) focused on updating procedures for interconnecting large generating facilities (20MW and above) and small generating facilities (under 20MW). The NOPR proposes significant updates to FERC’s pro forma interconnection procedures, which were first established in the early 2000s. In the intervening years, however, the nation’s generation...

  • Offering and Communications Reforms for BDCs and Closed-End Funds

    This article discusses the amendments adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in 2020 that modernize the offering related provisions of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (Securities Act), and the communications safe harbors available to business development companies (BDCs) and closed-end funds (CEFs), including interval funds but excluding open-end funds, exchange-traded...

  • Key Takeaways from Looking Ahead in Special Situations

    The key drivers that led a record-breaking 2021 for the private credit market, including strong private equity investments, are likely to continue into the new year. Private credit presented itself as a compelling alternative for borrowers to traditional lending sources, and those opportunities do not look to be slowing down – particularly in the middle market. However, government stimulus may...

  • AIMA Hedge Fund Confidence Index

    The AIMA Hedge Fund Confidence Index (HFCI) is a new global index which measures the level of confidence that hedge funds have in the economic prospects of their business over the next 12 months. A product of AIMA, Simmons & Simmons and Seward & Kissel, the HFCI is calculated every quarter, with a measure taken at the end of each quarter. Selecting the appropriate level of confidence,...

  • What is the Stop Woke Act?

    HB7, commonly known as the Stop Woke Act, is a law that amends the Florida Civil Rights Act to make it unlawful for employers to host mandatory employee trainings that promote certain concepts related to discrimination, diversity, equity, and inclusion. The law targets diversity trainings that promote ideas such as unconscious bias, racial colorblindness, and white privilege. Please see full...

  • Sponsorship Brochure, That 401(k) Conference, Charlotte, Friday, November 18, 2022

    Sponsorship Brochure For That 401(k) Conference, Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC, Friday, November 18, 2022.

  • When Good 401(k) Plan Providers Stumble

    I’m a fan of business history. There are so many successful businesses that eventually stumble and fail. I remember when Sears was such a huge factor in retail sales and it’s at death’s door. Other successful companies have been dead for a while, such as Montgomery Ward, Blockbuster Video, and Toys ‘R Us. There are many great plan providers that eventually go bad and are headed for a long-term...

  • SCOTUS Overrules Roe v. Wade: Part I: Potentially Wide-Ranging Impact on Companies Navigating Employee Benefits, Privacy Protections, and Law Enforcement Demands

    On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. Authored by Justice Alito, the decision, which hewed closely to the draft opinion that was leaked on May 2, 2022, upheld the Mississippi abortion ban at issue (6-3) and further held that the Constitution does not grant a right to abortion (5-4), overturning the landmark decisions in Roe v. Wade

  • SCOTUS Overrules Roe v. Wade: Part II: Outlining the Threat to Reproductive Rights Across the United States

    On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. Authored by Justice Alito, the decision held that the Constitution does not grant a right to abortion (5-4), overturning the landmark decisions in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey. In the absence of a federal constitutional right to abortion, abortion...

  • 8 Key Business Takeaways From Russia’s War

    Economic ripples of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will permeate the financial, energy, retail, and agricultural sectors, among others. (A link to a related King & Spalding webinar is located here.) While the full effects of the financial mushroom cloud will only become clear with time, here are eight takeaways emerging as war grinds on:... Please see full Article below for more information.

  • Hot Topics in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Alternative Data in Financial Services

    Todays Discussion - ..CFPB and Regulator Leadership Set the Agenda. ..What is AI, Machine Learning, and Alternative Data? ..Key Areas of Regulatory Risk. ..Fair Lending. ..Marketing / Lead Generation. ..Anti-money Laundering. ..Best Practices to Mitigate Risk. Please see full Publication below for more information.

  • Decoded - Technology Law Insights, Volume 3, Issue 12

    Universities Share Lessons Learned from Ransomware Attacks "According to a recent Sophos poll of IT professionals, 44 percent of educational institutions suffered ransomware attacks in 2020, and 58 percent of those hit said the attackers successfully encrypted their data." Why this is important: Despite patching, back-ups, and testing, educational institutions remain ripe targets for...

  • Navigating the Shifting ESG Landscape and Its Impacts on Value Chains

    Companies should be prepared for increasing demand to factor ESG into their value chains as well as new mandates from government authorities. Latham & Watkins is pleased to introduce a series of Clients Alerts on ESG and value chains. This series will address how the shifting ESG landscape is impacting global value chains and provide practical takeaways for companies looking to manage the...

  • Department of Education Proposes Revamping Title IX Sexual Harassment Regulations

    On June 23, 2022, the 50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, the Department of Education (DOE) released proposed major changes to the current Title IX regulations made effective in August 2020. The proposed revisions would remove barriers to reporting sexual harassment and extend protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The proposed rules will not take effect until after

  • Annual Pre-Conference Recap – Going All In on the Client Experience: Using Client Journey Mapping to Deliver a Better Client Experience and Drive Revenues on a Small Budget

    This year’s LMA Annual Conference theme was “Stretch Beyond, Together.” The Solo/Small Team SIG presented a pre-conference program that certainly fit the theme. Firms of all sizes participated in this full-day program, facilitated by Yolanda Cartusciello, partner at PP&C Consulting. My co-chair, Misty Borg Misterek, and I were thrilled to work with Yolanda as she created a fast-moving session...

  • Annual Conference Recap: How to Punch Above Your Weight with an Ambitious Legal Brand

    “Punching Above Your Weight” was one of the first sessions at the 2022 LMA Annual Conference. Talking about branding in the legal industry can often send you down the rabbit hole into a discussion about logos, taglines and colors. But as most legal marketers know, branding is much more than that. In this session, Eugene McCormick from Passle (shameless plug for Passle, a new annual sponsor of the

  • Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force Issues Strategy To Prevent Forced Labor Imports From China

    Statutorily-Mandated Report Also Includes Key Importer Guidance And Initial List Of Entities Tied To Forced Labor In The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region - The Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force (“FLETF”) issued a statutorilymandated report to Congress under the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (“UFLPA” or “the Act”), which was enacted on December 23, 2021 (the “FLETF Forced Labor Strategy”

  • Identity as a Key Enabler for Cloud

    Legacy identity and access management (IAM) is often considered a cumbersome, complex, and archaic monolith. In particular, legacy IAM often requires lengthy development time for updates and onboarding new applications, particularly cloud applications. Additionally, many security and technology professionals fear that changes made to an identity system will create havoc throughout their...

  • Private Markets - Our 12 Global Insights (June 2022)

    As we approach the half way point in 2022, it's time to take stock of developing trends in private markets and what it could mean for the future. Please see full Publication below for more information.

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