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    Blog: NextGen Financial Services Report

    California Governor Newsom Signs Blockchain and Crypto Assets Executive Order: Familiar Agencies To Lead Efforts To Regulate New Technology

    On May 4, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order aimed at creating a framework for both regulating and developing the quickly growing blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. The Order follows President Biden’s March 9, 2022, Executive Order on Ensuring responsible Development of digital Assets. In a press release announcing the Order, the Governor’s... Continue Reading

    Blog: Financial Services Perspectives

    Georgia Passes Historic Mortgage Licensing Law

    On May 2, 2022, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed SB 470, which amends provisions of Georgia’s banking laws relating to the denial or revocation of a mortgage license or registration due to certain felony convictions. SB 470 will reduce the impact on mortgage companies as a result of Georgia’s existing prohibition on the employment of...

    Blog: Antitrust Update

    Acquittals in the First Two Wage-Fixing and No-Poach Criminal Trials

    Last month, the first two trials arising from the DOJ’s recent push to criminally prosecute wage-fixing and employee non-solicitation agreements both ended in acquittals on the antitrust charges.  (Check here for our previous coverage of this prosecution trend.)  In United States v. Jindal, the defendants were acquitted on charges of price-fixing, while in United States v. [...]

    Blog: The Business Law Blog

    Lawson Lundell Submission on Draft Excessive Interest and Financing Expenses Limitation Legislation

    On February 4, the federal government put forward draft legislation setting out the new Excessive Interest and Financing Expenses Limitation (EIFEL) regime. EIFEL is intended to prevent erosion of the Canadian tax base by limiting net interest and financing deductions of certain Canadian taxpayers generally to 30% of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and ...

    Blog: C-Suite Compensation Center

    Effective D&I Programs: Strategies from an Employment Lawyer’s Perspective

    As a follow-up to my post entitled “Thoughts When Linking Public Company Executive Pay to D&I Initiatives,”  I think it is important to share, at least at a high level, the legal framework for diversity, equity and inclusion programs (i.e., it is important to successfully navigate employment laws prior to the Board taking action so... Continue Reading