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|Congress Finally Passes the Cybersecurity Act of 2015|
Elana Broitman; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 6, 2016, previously published on December 21, 2015After seeking to pass broad private sector cybersecurity legislation for a number of years, Congress finally passed the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 (Cybersecurity Act) as Division N of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Omnibus).
|FCC Proposes to Relax Limitations on Telecom Service to Cuba|
Kara M. Bombach, Mitchell F. Brecher, Cyril T. Brennan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 6, 2016, previously published on December 18, 2015On Nov. 24, 2015, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a public notice inviting comments on its proposal to remove Cuba from its Exclusion List. If implemented, Cuba’s removal from the Exclusion List would allow U.S. telecommunication carriers to provide facilities-based...
|Federal Circuit Takes a New Slant on Disparaging Trademarks|
Joel Ross Feldman; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 6, 2016, previously published on December 22, 2015While the world’s attention has been focused on the Washington Redskins’ 0-2 record before the Trademark Office and federal court (its appeal to a federal appellate court is currently pending), a similar case has been making its way through the appeals process in a different appellate...
|Déjà vu: FERC’s Etracom Show Cause Order and Allegations of Related Trading, Market Manipulation, and CAISO Software Errors|
Gregory K. Lawrence, Mian R. Wang; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 5, 2016, previously published on December 22, 2015On Dec. 16, 2015, FERC issued an Order to Show Cause and Notice of Proposed Penalty, directing Etracom LLC (Etracom) and its principal member and primary trader Michael Rosenberg, to show cause: (1) why they should not be found to have violated FERC’s anti-manipulation rules and the Federal...
|Federal Legislative Year in Review 2015|
Diane J. Blagman, Andrew Zausner; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 5, 2016, previously published on December 23, 2015With 2015 drawing to a close, Dec. 18 marked the end of the first session of the 114th Congress. The second session will commence in January 2016. As part of the Government Law and Policy Group’s efforts to disseminate information that may be of interest to our colleagues and their clients,...
|OSHA Penalties to Increase in August 2016|
Michael G. Murphy; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
December 28, 2015, previously published on December 16, 2015The OSHA penalty structure, which hasn’t changed since 1990, is about to get a boost to catch up with current prices. The long-standing maximum penalty amounts of $7,000 for a serious violation and $70,000 for a willful violation may jump to as much as $12,400 and $124,000 respectively. On...
|FAA Moves to Register Drones Ahead of Holiday Rush|
Jonathan P. Leleu; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
December 28, 2015, previously published on December 15, 2015Whether you are expecting to unwrap an unmanned aircraft (drone or UAS) this year, or to give this highly popular device as a gift, take heed of a new regulation enacted by the FAA on Dec. 14, 2015. In anticipation of nearly 400,000 drones expected to be sold over the holidays, and citing a surge...
|Philadelphia Expands the Reach of Its ‘Ban the Box’ Ordinance|
Kelly Dobbs Bunting, Christiana L. Signs; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
December 28, 2015, previously published on December 16, 2015On Dec. 15, 2015, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter amended the city’s current “ban the box” law to expand the number of employers it covers and increase restrictions on the use of criminal background checks during the hiring process. The amendments take effect in just 90 days and...
|Four Things That Offshore Funds Should Not Do|
John Kaufmann; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
December 23, 2015, previously published on December 14, 2015There are two things that offshore fund managers and their advisors should remember about income that is effectively connected with a United States trade or business (ECI)
|Foreign Banks, U.S. Branches, and Equity Swaps|
John Kaufmann; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
December 22, 2015, previously published on December 08, 2015When foreign banks doing business in the U.S. calculate gain or loss from equity swaps, they would do well to pay attention to common law doctrines of beneficial ownership. This is the case even though these doctrines have recently lost much of their relevance for withholding tax purposes.