Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Reporting Requirements for Updating Your CMS Provider Enrollment

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Reporting Requirements for Updating Your CMS Provider Enrollment With the possibility of significant penalties for improperly reported transactions, it is important to understand how certain changes necessitate specific reporting. Is your organization considering a stock transfer, a merger, a change in control, building a new practice location or updating its board of directors? View Full Post
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Russia Cracks Down On Shareholders and Management Who Cause Company Insolvency

Russia Cracks Down On Shareholders and Management Who Cause Company Insolvency The insolvency of companies in Russia is often caused by the negligent or illegal actions of their shareholders and/or management. The Russian Federal Law on Insolvency has been amended to introduce stricter rules on “controlling persons,” which increases their liability for the damage caused to creditors by their actions. View Full Post
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AU Law Firm Credits “People Focus” for Its Success

AU Law Firm Credits “People Focus” for Its Success The managing partner of the Australian office of US-based Squire Patton Boggs, one of the most successful law firms in the world ($US1 Billion global revenue with more than 1500 lawyers, and offices in 21 countries), attributes the firm’s prosperity and growth – even in recent years, when the market has been sluggish – to its focus on its staff.  View Full Post
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Infrastructure Watch: the Impact of Proposals to Private Air-Traffic Control On Supply Chains

Infrastructure Watch:  the Impact of Proposals to Private Air-Traffic Control On Supply Chains This time around, manufacturers have not yet meaningfully weighed in on the proposal.  There can be no doubt, however, that privatizing air-traffic control could fundamentally change the system in ways that will impact supply chains.  Obviously, in a “user pays” system, which is essentially what is being proposed, the direct costs of air transportation increase, though proponents of the change argue that privatization will result in decreased air costs overall – so what the financial impact will be is unclear.  View Full Post
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No Shield for Investigation Interviews, District Court Holds in D.C. Transit Authority Case

By | The Law for Lawyers Today | June 22, 2017
No Shield for Investigation Interviews, District Court Holds in D.C. Transit Authority Case Whether you are in-house or outside counsel, your clients want the attorney-client privilege and/or work-product shield to apply to materials created as part of an internal corporate investigation.  But the applicability of these doctrines is very fact-specific, and difficult facts can doom that desired outcome.  View Full Post
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US Sanctions Persons Connected to Iran’s Ballistic Missile Programme

US Sanctions Persons Connected to Iran’s Ballistic Missile Programme On 17 May 2017, the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated for sanctions seven persons connected to Iran’s ballistic missile programme. Among those targeted by the sanctions are two senior Iranian defense officials, including the Deputy Director for Commerce of Iran’s Defense Industries Organization, Morteza Farasatpour. View Full Post
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DOL Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Rescind Obama Administration’s Final Persuader Rule

DOL Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Rescind Obama Administration’s Final Persuader Rule Seyfarth Synopsis: Trump Administration DOL issues notice of proposed rulemaking to rescind Obama Administration DOL’s long-embattled final persuader rule. The proposed rule is open for public comments for 60 days. Last year, we reported extensively on the Department of Labor’s final persuader rule, which was scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2016 and would have required certain public reporting by employers and their consultants (including attorneys). View Full Post
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News Media Companies Entering the Non-Compete Game

News Media Companies Entering the Non-Compete Game While agreements that restrict employees from leaving a job and working for a competitor (commonly known as “non-compete” agreements) are standard in many industries, they are relatively scarce in the media and journalism sectors. Outside of television companies restricting star talent, and media companies restricting executives, it has rarely been common practice for journalists to be subject to non-compete restrictions.  View Full Post
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