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|New York State Releases Final BitLicense Regulation|
Michael A. Berlin, Steven M. Felsenstein, Carl A. Fornaris, William B. Mack, Niall E. O'Hegarty; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
June 15, 2015, previously published on June 9, 2015On June 3, 2015, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) published its final BitLicense regulation. The regulation requires that firms engaged in “Virtual Currency Business Activity” that involves New York State or a New York resident apply to DFS for a BitLicense...
|Senate Banking Committee Approves Changes to Dodd-Frank on Party-line Vote|
Nanette Aguirre, Tim Hutchinson, Alan Slomowitz, Albert Wynn; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
June 15, 2015, previously published on June 8, 2015On May 21, 2015, the Senate Banking Committee approved by a 12-10 vote a financial regulatory reform package developed by the Committee’s Chairman, Richard Shelby (R-AL) that includes the most significant changes to Dodd-Frank since the law was enacted nearly five years ago.
|2015 California State Assessed Property Tax Roll Released|
Bradley R. Marsh; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
June 12, 2015, previously published on June 3, 2015The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) is responsible for assessing property tax on property owned or used by telephone companies, companies selling or transmitting gas or electricity, and other specified companies operating in California. These companies are often referred to as...
|Cook County ‘Piggybacks’ on State of Illinois and City of Chicago Employee Credit Privacy Laws|
Howard L. Mocerf; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
June 10, 2015, previously published on June 3, 2015Joining a growing trend among states and local governments, the Cook County, Illinois Human Rights Ordinance was amended effective as of June 1, 2015 to add an employee or applicant’s credit history or credit report as a prohibited type of employment discrimination. The amendments (Bill No....
|New SEC Cybersecurity Guidance for Investment Advisers and Fund Managers|
Scott R. MacLeod; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
May 29, 2015, previously published on May 18, 2015The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) continues to focus on cybersecurity. In April 2015, the SEC’s Division of Investment Management issued cybersecurity guidance in the form of a Guidance Update.1 The Guidance Update followed on the heels of, and was informed by, a...
|CFPB's First ILSA Enforcement Action|
Peter L. Cockrell, Mark D. Hillier, Gil Rudolph; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
May 29, 2015, previously published on May 20, 2015The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently announced an enforcement action against a property developer in Tennessee for violation of the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act, 15 U.S.C. §§1701 et seq. (ILSA). According to the administrative consent order, the developer...
|IRS and DOJ To Build New Tax Fraud Cases Using Data Collected in Voluntary Compliance Programs|
Jeremiah Coder, Jared E. Dwyer, G. Michelle Ferreira, Scott E. Fink, Courtney A. Hopley; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
May 29, 2015, previously published on May 20, 2015On May 8, 2015, the United States Department of Justice announced that it had entered into a “non-prosecution agreement” (NPA) with Swiss bank Vadian Bank AG under the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Swiss bank program. In its press release announcing the NPA, the DOJ said,...
|U.S. Treasury & Commerce Departments Issue New Crimea Authorizations and Clarifications|
Kara M. Bombach, Sandra K. Jorgensen, Julia Sorrentino; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
May 29, 2015, previously published on May 22, 2015The U.S. Government has amended the Crimea sanctions, in part, to foster and support the free flow of information to individual citizens in the Crimea region of Ukraine (Crimea) and to ensure that the sanctions against Crimea do not have the unintended effect of preventing companies from providing...
|Parallel Texts: Tacit Collusion Still Legal|
John J. Elliott, Scott Martin; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
May 25, 2015, previously published on May 12, 2015Although it cited but a single case, a Seventh Circuit panel exhaustively addressed the crucial antitrust standard for examining parallel conduct in its April 9, 2015 affirmance of a defense summary judgment in In re: Text Messaging Antitrust Litigation.1 Judge Richard Posner authored the unanimous...
|The New UK Consumer Rights Act - The Changing Face of Collective Actions for Competition Damages in Europe|
Simon Harms, Lisa Navarro; Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP;
May 25, 2015, previously published on May 12, 2015On March 26, 2015, Royal Assent was given to the United Kingdom’s Consumer Rights Act 2015 (Consumer Rights Act), which is scheduled to come into force Oct. 1, 2015. The Act amends the UK's Competition Act 1998 (Competition Act) by making it easier for individuals and organizations to bring...