In this final installment of our Health Care Enforcement Review and 2017 Outlook series, we analyze health care enforcement trends gathered from 2016 civil settlements and criminal resolutions of health care fraud and abuse cases. Behind the headlines covering enormous recoveries in 2016, several themes are apparent. The False Claims Act continued to generate large […]

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2016 Year-End Review Despite an increase in the federal funds rate by the Federal Open Market Committee in December, municipal bond interest rates throughout 2016 were (and still are) extremely low when compared to historic rates.  As a result, the volume of municipal bond issues reached an all-time high in 2016. As discussed below, the Treasury Department released … Continue Reading
2016: Blinded by the Likes I put off writing this post for months, because I found the April news item so profoundly disturbing.  But as I reflect on the past year, now that 2016 has finally come to a close, it strikes me that one detail of this news story metaphorically captures a deep and troubling problem in our technology-fueled, dysfunctional relationship with information. On February 27, in […]
2016 antitrust developments: Foreshadowing 2017?

It’s that time of year again, when we reflect on what happened during the prior year and prepare for another one. Let’s take a moment to look at some trending antitrust topics from 2016, and take a stab at what we believe will be some of the hottest trending topics in antitrust law going forward.

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While the gush of new cases has slowed to a trickle, it is remarkable to note that new cases are indeed still being filed – the most recent of which was filed in November 2016. Perhaps more remarkable than new cases however, …


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By Kirsten Thompson, Ana Badour, Heidi Gordon, Laure Fouin and Jessica Firestone

This year was a tremendously active year for Fintech in Canada and internationally, and 2017 promises to be even more so.  In the Fall of 2016, we co-authored a comprehensive report together with the Digital Finance Institute, “FinTech in Canada: British Columbia Edition” on the state of the Canadian Fintech ecosystem, highlighting a number of the then-current industry and regulatory developments.  As we head into 2017, we provide a brief summary of some of last year’s Fintech regulatory developments in Canada and globally, … Continue Reading

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2016 – A Bad Year For Bad Guys in Energy

Posted by Charles Sartain

Let’s look back at a cavalcade of crooks, criminals and miscreants who met up with justice in 2016.  We do it to be reminded of the others who will be lurking in the 2017 shadows. Perp: David Kent, founder of Oilpro.com Offense: Wire fraud by computer hacking. How: Created a “backdoor entry” into the computer system of Rigzone  (the company he founded and sold... Continue Reading

Top 5 Labor Law Developments of 2016 Well, 2016 is finally in the history books. It was certainly a momentous year for labor law.  Here is my take on the five most significant developments in 2016: Donald Trump Elected President.  As explained in my post-election post, there are two vacant seats on the NLRB and Member Miscimarra’s (R) term is expiring in… Continue Reading
More on iPads and Appellate Arguments

Happy New Year! After seeing my recent post on how I’m using my iPad Pro for appellate arguments, the good folks at the Texas Bar Journal asked if I’d like to publish a version of it in print. That version appears in the just-released January issue, an electronic copy of which is available here. I’ve since … Continue Reading

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