Alternative Facts? a World Without Dodd-Frank and Basel III

By | Crunched Credit | February 21, 2017
What if Dodd-Frank and Basel III were to largely go away? Eliminating Dodd-Frank has been a hobbyhorse of Representative Hensarling, the chair of the House Services Committee, for several years and has figured prominently in President Trump’s campaign talking points. But the conventional wisdom has been that any sort of transformational uprooting of the Dodd-Frank and Basel III thicket was unlikely. View Full Post
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Canada’s Global Skills Strategy: What’s New for High-growth Companies Wishing to Attract Global Talent in 2017?

By | Canada in Focus | February 21, 2017
Canadian employers often struggle to bring in global talent and the highly skilled experts they need in order to grow, boost hiring plans and facilitate the transfer of knowledge in Canada. For those reasons, in November 2016, the Canadian government … Continue Reading View Full Post
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Insured’s Failure to Obtain Insurer’s Consent Prior to Executing Settlement Term Sheet Precludes Coverage

By | Executive Summary Blog | February 21, 2017
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, applying California law, has held that an insured breached the consent-to-settle provision of its professional liability insurance policy by executing a settlement term sheet prior to seeking or obtaining the consent of its insurer and therefore was not entitled to coverage under the policy.  View Full Post
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Should a Family Business Owner Make a Charitable Gift of Her S Corporation Stock?

worldOwners of family businesses are often looking to support charitable causes, while also seeking to obtain the most tax efficient outcome from such donations.  Generally, a charitable contribution of appreciated property allows a donor to deduct the value of property without having to report the inherent appreciation as income.  View Full Post
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Senior U.S. Congressional Trade Counsel Stephen Claeys Joins Wiley Rein

Wiley Rein LLP announced today that Stephen J. Claeys has joined as a partner in the renowned International Trade Practice. Mr. Claeys brings to the firm 25 years of experience advising members of Congress, senior White House and U.S. Department of Commerce officials, and clients on international trade law and policy, and supervising the enforcement of the U.S. View Full Post
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UK Export Control Symposium 2017 – London, UK – 21 March 2017

By | The Trade Practitioner | February 21, 2017
UK Export Control Symposium 2017 – London, UK – 21 March 2017 UKThe UK government’s Department of International Trade Export Control Organisation (ECO) will put on this year’s Export Control Symposium on Tuesday 21 March at the Westminster Conference Centre. The symposium will include plenary session covering wide ranging global trading issues, four specialist workshops, and networking “village” for delegates and exhibitors. View Full Post
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“Capacity Exclusion” Bars Coverage for Counterclaim Against Law Firm

By | Executive Summary Blog | February 21, 2017
The New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, applying New York law, has held that no coverage was available under a lawyer’s professional liability policy for a counterclaim filed against the insured because of an exclusion barring coverage for claims arising out of the insured’s services and/or capacity as an officer, director, partner, or employee of an organization other than that of the named insured.  View Full Post
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Fourth Circuit Declines to Address FCA Sampling Dispute As “Issue of Fact” While Affirming That United States Has “Unreviewable Veto Power” to Deny Settlements

By | FCA Update | February 21, 2017
On February 14, 2017, after nearly two years of appellate proceedings, the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit declined to address the substance of an appeal related to the use of statistical sampling to prove liability in a False Claims Act (FCA) case in United States ex rel. View Full Post
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