Government & Public Sector Blog
- Blog: Waller Law BlogSEC Chairman Sees ICOs as Securities OfferingsPosted on November 16, 2017 by Marc J. Adesso,Wes ScottSEC Chairman Jay Clayton spoke at the PLI Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in re: The DAO and his skepticism about ICOs being a securities offering.
- Blog: Appellate InsightPeremptory Challenge Denied? Take a WritPosted on November 7, 2017 by Josephine MasonIn the Roman Republic, the right to appeal (provocatio, as in “provocation”) from a magistrate’s summary use of power was regarded as one of the most important safeguards of liberty. The democratic force of the right to appeal survives today. (See, e.g., Griffin v. Illinois (1956) 351 U.S. 12, 18; Cassandra Burke Robertson, The Right […]
- Blog: Exempt Org Resource - Nonprofit Law BlogProposed Tax Reform Bill Impacts Philanthropy and Tax-Exempt OrganizationsPosted on November 7, 2017 by On November 2, 2017, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) introduced H.R. 1, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (the “Bill”). At over four hundred pages, the Bill promises substantial changes to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”). Although the Bill could have significant and long-term impact for [...]
- Blog: TSMP ForefrontBig data and the death of the shopping mallPosted on November 6, 2017 by How retailers can harness technology to beat e-commerce at its own game.
- Blog: Global Capital Markets LitigationSecond Circuit Affirms $806 million Judgment Against Nomura and RBSPosted on October 20, 2017 by Meg Slachetka and Carly ColemanLast month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld a 2014 ruling holding issuers of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) liable for securities fraud. In the opinion by U.S. Circuit Judge Richard C. Wesley, the court emphasized the policies underlying the passage of the Securities Act of 1933 and related state laws, which aim...… Continue Reading
- Blog: INGOTS: Raw Thoughts and Unpolished IdeasBusiness Model and Computer Program Will Soon be Patentable in ChinaPosted on March 30, 2017 by Spilman AdministratorWe recently received an informational white paper from our agents in China, Lynn Wang and Zhou Jiaxin at NTD Intellectual Property, with news about a change to make software and business methods patentable as long as certain conditions are met. … Continue reading →