Craig A. Newman and Kade N. Olsen
The Conclusion of the “Transitional Period” for New York’s Cybersecurity Regulation Marks the Beginning, Rather Than the End, of an Organization’s Compliance Efforts
Financial institutions will have to certify annually that their internal controls and cybersecurity practices remain up to snuff. And now that the transitional periods for implementing the cyber regulation have passed, covered institutions will need to certify that they have complied with each provision.
Law Firms Partner With the Big Four to Serve Their Clients, But the Accountants Pose an Existential Threat. What Will Happen If — or When — They Turn Competitive?
For law firm leaders, rank-and-file partners and everyone else in the law firm ecosystem, the Big Four shouldn’t be a laughing matter. They are serious about selling legal services, and clients are listening.
The advent of cryptocurrencies has raised a host of legal issues; some of the most immediate ones — such as whether cryptocurrencies are securities — appear to have been resolved, but cryptocurrency theft remains a major concern for traders and investors given that billions of dollars of cryptocurrency are stolen every year.
John A. Thomson, Jr.
The Supreme Court’s decision in Lamar, Archer & Cofrin, LLP v. Appling has significantly constricted the range and nature of statements that will support a successful objection by a creditor to the discharge of a debt that was obtained by the statements in question. This constriction could have a very real impact on how entities that loan money or provide services on credit review and collect information regarding a borrower’s creditworthiness.
William Jacobson and Lauren Muldoon
The Potential Impact of Multilateral Development Bank Sanctions
What could be worse than a several-hundred-million dollar Foreign Corrupt Practices Act fine hitting your company? How about not being allowed to even compete for many of your most important contracts for a period of several years.
Roy Strom and Ben Hancock
There Is More Money Than Ever In the Hands of Litigation Financiers, But Can They Convince Law Firms to Use It?
Robert M. Jason
The tax reform bill signed by President Trump at the end of 2017 has caused us to take a fresh look at many long-held assumptions about how to take into account income taxes in planning for the entertainment industry. At the same time, the California Supreme Court recently decided a case that has the potential to eviscerate loan-out corporations entirely. This article discusses loan-out corporations in light of these two important developments.
The U.S. Small Business Administration updated its standard operating procedures to prohibit providing loans to both marijuana- and hemp-related businesses and businesses deriving any gross revenue from sales to marijuana-related businesses (MRBs) including those providing lighting, hydroponic equipment or testing services.
Nineteen states currently allow government agencies to revoke the professional licenses — including law licenses — of student loan defaulters. But that may change.
Jodi Misher Peikin and Brent M. Tunis
U.S. Supreme Court Denial of Cert Leaves Statute Vague
This article analyzes the confusion faced by commodity futures traders in assessing whether their trading strategies constitute illegal spoofing and examines whether the CFTC and Seventh Circuit have provided sufficient guidance on the distinction between spoofing and legitimate trading activity.