Greenberg Traurig, LLP Washington, DC Document Search Results (56)
Show: results per page
|EU Sanctions Against Russia Adopted and Extended; Sanctions Extended Concerning Crimea and Sevastopol|
Renee A. Latour, Marie-José van der Heijden; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
August 24, 2016, previously published on August 12, 2016In early July 2016, the EU extended the economic sanctions targeting the financial, energy and defense industries of the Russian economy, as well as dual-use goods, until Jan. 31, 2017. These sanctions were prolonged because the European Council determined that the Minsk agreements concerning...
|Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules that a Federal Agency Does Not Have the Authority to Reallocate Power Between States and Their Political Subdivisions|
Mitchell F. Brecher; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
August 23, 2016, previously published on August 12, 2016On Aug. 10, 2016, a three judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reversed a 2015 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision which purported to preempt two states from limiting the authority of local governments chartered by those states. The communications law...
|The CFPB Outlines Its Proposals for the First-Ever Rules that would Implement the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act|
Brett M. Kitt; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
August 23, 2016, previously published on August 12, 2016On July 28, 2016, after an extended gestation period, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) at long-last published its outline of proposals (the Outline) for the first ever federal regulations that would implement the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act of 1977, 15 U.S.C. §§...
|CEQ Issues Measured Final Guidance for Federal Agencies in their Consideration of GHG Emissions in NEPA Reviews|
Francesca Ciliberti-Ayres, Howard L. Nelson; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
August 16, 2016, previously published on August 4, 2016On Aug. 1, 2016, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued its Final Guidance for Federal Departments and Agencies on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Effects of Climate Change in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Reviews. CEQ issued the guidance in an endeavor...
|President Obama Signs GMO Labeling Bill into Law|
Charles F. Bass, Robert Y. Maples, Alan Slomowitz; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
August 10, 2016, previously published on August 2, 2016On July 29, 2016, President Obama signed into law legislation that creates a nationwide mandatory labeling regime for genetically modified organisms (GMO) in foods. The law directs the Agriculture Department (USDA) to establish, within two years, a national process to identify GMO food products or...
|New Rules Take Effect at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre|
Thomas R. Snider; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
August 10, 2016, previously published on August 1, 2016The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) has updated its procedural rules. The revised rules - known as the “SIAC Rules 2016” - take effect on Aug. 1, 2016. The SIAC Rules 2016 mark the sixth edition of the SIAC’s rules since the institution commenced operations in...
|Medicare Pre-Claim Review Demonstration for Home Health Services|
Nancy E. Taylor; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
July 29, 2016, previously published on July 18, 2016Beginning Aug. 1, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS or Agency) will implement a three-year pre-claim demonstration for home health services in Illinois, followed by Florida, Texas, Michigan, and Massachusetts. The demonstration will begin in Florida no earlier than Oct 1,...
|Coscia Gets 3 Years in Prison: The Criminalization of Trading Commodities?|
Harris L. Kay, Gregory K. Lawrence; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
July 29, 2016, previously published on July 18, 2016Sarao, Coscia, and now the Berkshire Power Company, each charged with crimes - spoofing, fraud, false information - relating to commodity trading. Commodity traders likely have incorporated into their compliance regimes the general risk that allegations of criminal fraud could arise. These criminal...
|FinCEN Proposes New Rule to End North Korea’s Access to U.S. Financial System|
Kara M. Bombach, Elana Broitman, Carl A. Fornaris; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
July 7, 2016, previously published on June 20, 2016In the wake of North Korea’s nuclear tests that violated United Nations (UN) sanctions, on June 1, 2016, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) released a Notice of Finding that concludes that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK or...
|Department of Labor Issues Final Rule Revising Sex Discrimination Guidelines for Federal Contractors|
Johnine P. Barnes; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
July 7, 2016, previously published on June 17, 2016On June 14, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued the final rule updating the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Program’s regulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex. The updated regulations prohibit federal contractors with contracts or subcontracts totaling $10,000...