• 11.16.17

    SEC Provides Greater Deference to Public Company Boards

    On Nov. 1, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14I(CF), which articulates important interpretive guidance relating to shareholder proposals submitted to public companies for inclusion in proxy statements.

  • 11.16.17

    Ninth Circuit: Let’s Talk About Comic-Con

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a protective order in the dispute over the “Comic-Con” trademark, finding that a prohibition on the defendants from discussing the case on social media was unconstitutional.

  • 11.16.17

    Don’t Play Around With Disclosures, CARU Tells Toy Channel

    In a recent decision, the Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) called for more prominent disclosures of ad content on a child-directed YouTube channel.

  • 11.16.17

    Lawmakers Speak Out Against Ad Tax Changes

    Legislators are pushing back against a proposed alteration to the tax code that would—for the first time—change the treatment of advertising expenses.

  • 11.16.17

    Keep It Concrete, Ad Groups Urge FTC

    In new comments filed in advance of a workshop on “informational injury,” a coalition of advertising groups encouraged the Federal Trade Commission to take action in cases involving privacy or data security issues only when consumers have suffered concrete injuries.

  • 11.16.17

    California Court Tosses Arbitration Agreement ‘Permeated’ by Unconscionability

    Concluding that an arbitration agreement was both substantively and procedurally unconscionable, a California appellate panel affirmed denial of an employer’s motion to compel arbitration.

  • 11.14.17

    2019 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters

    On October 27, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its annual proposed Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters, containing proposed changes to the regulation of the individual and small group health insurance markets for 2019 and beyond (and in some cases, sooner).

  • 11.14.17

    2018 Updates to the MACRA Quality Payment Program

    On November 2, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Final Rule with Comment updating the Quality Payment Program (QPP) under the Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).

  • 11.09.17

    Experts Share Insights on the State of Marketplace Lending

    Brian Korn, partner and co-chair of the firm’s financial services group, spoke on a panel at the First Associates Marketplace Lending Networking Breakfast on Nov. 1 in New York.

  • 11.09.17

    FTC Launches ‘Game of Loans’ Initiative

    Deceptive student loan debt relief scams are the target of a new coordinated federal-state law enforcement initiative led by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).