DOC Solicits Industry Feedback for Regulatory Reform Plan

DOC Solicits Industry Feedback for Regulatory Reform Plan Spurring growth in domestic manufacturing through regulatory reform is a key objective of the Trump Administration.  The Department of Commerce is tasked with developing the Regulatory Reform Plan.  In order to achieve meaningful regulatory reform, the Department is reaching out to manufacturers for real-world information on regulatory burdens.  View Full Post
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More Power to the Committee On Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS)

More Power to the Committee On Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) The media has reported on various potential plans and ideas being discussed by lawmakers to further expand or improve the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States’s (CFIUS) scope and authorities. To date, no legislation has been introduced in Congress, and only few details about what has been proposed is publicly known.  View Full Post
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Will 2017 Be the Year of Insider Trading Reform?

By | Subject to Inquiry | March 9, 2017
Will 2017 Be the Year of Insider Trading Reform? For several years running, insider trading has been among the most high-profile enforcement priorities for both DOJ and the SEC. Unlike most federal criminal law, insider trading remains undefined by statute, having instead been largely judge-made. Unsurprisingly, since the explosion of enforcement actions began, prosecutors and defendants have both pushed the courts to clarify (or even re-define) the boundaries of the law. View Full Post
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Arbitrating PAGA Claims: The Ninth Circuit Compels It in the Valdez Case

Arbitrating PAGA Claims: The Ninth Circuit Compels It in the Valdez Case So much case law has come down in the past several years regarding California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) – and its ability to withstand class and representative action waivers – that observers might have overestimated PAGA’s arbitration-avoidance powers. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals offered a reminder on Tuesday that even though an arbitration agreement cannot validly waive the right to assert PAGA claims, View Full Post
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How Deal Team Size Can Help Produce Post-transaction Synergies

By | Deal Law Wire | March 8, 2017
How Deal Team Size Can Help Produce Post-transaction Synergies Regardless of whether the parties are public or private, the potential synergies that can be gained from an M&A transaction are among the most common reasons cited by acquirers when justifying their proposed transactions to stakeholders. However, without careful planning and execution, these synergies often fail to have the impact on the bottom line that management expects when deals are first conceived. View Full Post
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