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FCC Action Against AT&T Reflects Regulator’s Growing Concentrate on Privacy and knowledge Security

FCC Action Against AT&T Reflects Regulator’s Growing Concentrate on Privacy and knowledge Security Within the wake from the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC’s”) first-ever foray last October into fining companies over data security practices, the agency’s Enforcement Bureau Chief, Travis LeBlanc, stated that the company “will not tolerate” conduct that, within the agency’s view, “puts......

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NLRB continues mission to expand its authority
April 09, 2017

NLRB continues mission to expand its authority

NLRB continues mission to expand its authority Since the nation’s Labor Relations Board has its own mandated full complement of 5 people, it’s expected that it’ll continue its mission to broaden its authority over private...


New Executive Orders and OFCCP Rules for Federal Contractors
April 09, 2017

New Executive Orders and OFCCP Rules for Federal Contractors

New Executive Orders and OFCCP Rules for Federal Contractors On July 21, President Obama issued Executive Order 11478, in relevant part, to prohibit federal contractors and subcontractors (government contractors) from discriminating against their employees based...


New DOJ Corporate Prosecution Guidelines
April 08, 2017

New DOJ Corporate Prosecution Guidelines

New DOJ Corporate Prosecution Guidelines On September 9, 2015, United States Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates released a memorandum titled “Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing,” the latest in a series of corporate prosecution guidelines written...


“Fraud on the Market” Theory Basically Survives
April 02, 2017

“Fraud on the Market” Theory Basically Survives

“Fraud on the Market” Theory Basically Survives On June 23, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., which addressed whether the “fraud on the market” doctrine established in...


Monkey Selfie Redux
March 29, 2017

Monkey Selfie Redux

Monkey Selfie Redux   This is the famous Monkey Selfie. When we last examined the intellectual property issues raised by a self-portrait taken by a talented female Indonesian crested black macaque—popularly known as the “Monkey...


FINRA-DR Task Force Report on Securities Arbitrations
March 29, 2017

FINRA-DR Task Force Report on Securities Arbitrations

FINRA-DR Task Force Report on Securities Arbitrations FINRA’s Dispute Resolution Task Force issued its Final Report in mid-December. The Report reflects the group’s consideration of wide-ranging issues affecting the nation’s principle dispute-resolution forum for broker-dealers,...


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