Government & Public Sector Blog
- Blog: Exempt Org Resource - Nonprofit Law BlogHouse Passes Tax Bill; Senate Proposal on Track for VotePosted on December 12, 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 “Initial House Bill”). Our previous alert discussed the possible impact of certain provisions of the Initial House Bill on tax-exempt organizations. On November 16, 2017, the House of Representatives passed an amended version of H.R. 1 [...]
- Blog: Waller Law BlogSEC Chairman Issues Personal Statement on ICOs in Wake of SEC Enforcement ActionsPosted on December 12, 2017 by Marc J. AdessoOn December 11, 2017, the SEC’s Cyber Unit issued a cease and desist order halting an utility token-based initial coin offering (“ICO”) one day after the launch of the ICO. On the same day, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton issued a personal statement stating that Mr. Clayton believes that ICOs “can be effective ways for entrepreneurs and others to raise funding, including for innovative projects,” while simultaneously
- Blog: TSMP ForefrontHousing The MillennialsPosted on December 4, 2017 by Understanding the Gen Y mindset is crucial to riding the next wave of property sales.
- 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: 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 →