A new bill was introduced by Senate Republicans this week which aims to reform the structure of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
Tennessee Appoints New Attorney General
On September 17, 2014, at the first Open Meeting of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission chaired by Timothy Massad, the CFTC approved an important amendment to its Dodd-Frank Act rules for government-owned electric and natural gas utilities (“utility special entities,” in the parlance of the Dodd-Frank world) and their swap counterparties.
The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) within the U.S. Department of Commerce held a Power Africa B2B Summit in Charlotte, NC, on September 10th that brought together representatives from African nations, U.S. government officials and local businesses to discuss opportunities which may exist for companies interested in participating in the Power Africa initiative.
In the first major public comment about white collar crime in more than a year, the Department of Justice (DOJ) called for an increase in compensation for whistleblowers under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act (FIRREA).
Everyone in this case came out badly. Attorney represented client, became friends with client, gave financial advice to client, invested with client, lost money in a Ponzi scheme with client.
As marijuana legalization sweeps the nation reality TV is pursuing legalized marijuana businesses. It should not surprise us that America wants an inside look at these cutting edge “ghanjapreneurs.”
As reported by the Wall Street Journal, the Obama administration will seek to remove the $1.6 million cap on rewards to whistleblowers who provide evidence of criminal conduct by financial executives under the 1989 Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act (FIRREA).
We have been asked in recent months to look at an uncommonly large number of expert witnesses, both for clients thinking of hiring experts and by people checking out the other side’s experts.