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Paul Harris, intellectual property litigation partner at Pillsbury, gives his thoughts and observations on the commercial world, and intellectual property in particular.
OFAC has announced a settlement of nearly $6m with CWT for violations of the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, 31 CFR Part 515.
A video program distributor’s work is never done.
The Fish and Wildlife Service lists the lesser prairie-chicken as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act
On 21 March 2014, the US Fish and Wildlife Service promulgated a final rule that lists the lesser prairie-chicken as a ‘threatened’ species under the ESA.
Lehman: new limitations on plan payment of individual creditors’ committee members’ professional fees
A court has issued a decision barring reorganisation plans from paying the legal fees of members of official creditors’ committees absent a showing of substantial contribution to the estate.
Video: Pillsbury partner Elizabeth Moeller discusses crisis strategy planning in government investigations download
Pillsbury partner Elizabeth Moeller addresses the recent rise in the frequency and intensity of investigations by government entities at all levels.
Expansion of antitrust enforcement continues with extradition — foreign executive to face US antitrust charges
On 4 April 2014, the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division announced its first successful extradition of a foreign national to the US on antitrust charges.
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Improvements proposed to regulations governing petitions to the California State Water Resources Control Board
Although the process is straightforward, the demands on the State Water Resources Control Board’s limited resources have turned the petition process into a black hole.
Deadlines coming for multinationals’ retirement plans and US taxpayers with foreign financial interests
In 2010, the US enacted a sweeping change in enforcement of its tax laws on foreign financial interests, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.
In this video, Elizabeth Moeller discusses how developments in US water policy may lead to a new wave of investment spurred by public-private partnerships.
In this video, Greg Laughlin discusses the legislative steps being taken to prevent future large-scale government bailouts of distressed financial institutions.
President Obama has issued an executive order and a presidential memorandum aimed at ‘closing the persistent pay gap for women and minorities’.
In a set of comprehensive regulations affecting non-agricultural leasing on Indian land, the Department of the Interior, BIA, has made sweeping changes.
In IRS Notice 2014-19 and accompanying FAQs, the IRS issued long-awaited guidance addressing the treatment of same-sex spouses under qualified retirement plans.
In this video, Jay Gould, partner at Pillsbury, discusses operational and capital raising considerations for hedge funds in 2014.
A recent Southern District of New York decision considered coverage for a policyholder’s losses caused by ConEd’s Bowling Green Network outage.
The US Supreme Court’s decision in a campaign finance case frees individual political donors to contribute to an unlimited number of federal campaigns and committees.
The Obama administration has threatened to impose additional sanctions on Russia in response to the Ukraine crisis but so far has only blocked the assets of 32 individuals and one bank.
Over the past few years, the FTC has provided guidance regarding mobile platforms and app providers’ practices of collecting data about consumers’ locations through their mobile devices.