Document(s) published by this organization: 59
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|What the Election Means to the Financial Services Industry|
Ryan D. Israel, Larry C. Lavender; Jones Walker LLP;
November 25, 2016, previously published on November 22, 2016With the election of Donald Trump as president and the return of Republicans to both houses of Congress, the potential for significant regulatory relief for the banking industry has never been greater. Because President-elect Trump did not make financial services reform a major issue during the...
|Preparing for the 2017 Proxy Season: Recent Developments in Proxy Access and Universal
Monique Angelle Cenac, Dionne M. Rousseau; Jones Walker LLP;
November 25, 2016, previously published on November 22, 2016Proxy access has become one of the fastest-moving corporate governance initiatives ever. In addition, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently proposed changes to the proxy rules to mandate the use of universal proxy cards in contested director elections at annual meetings. Below is a...
|FDIC Holds De Novo Outreach Conference|
Daniel H. Burd, John J. Spidi; Jones Walker LLP;
November 16, 2016, previously published on October 27, 2016As part of its recent efforts to encourage de novo bank applications, on October 13, 2016, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) held a Community Banking De Novo Outreach Meeting in its New York Regional Office. The program was entitled "Strategies for Successful De Novo Bank...
|Cyber Rules: The Regulators Prepare to Act|
Larry C. Lavender; Jones Walker LLP;
November 16, 2016, previously published on November 10, 2016The October 19 joint advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) issued by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Fed), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) (together, "the agencies") is the second indication in...
|OSHA Issues Guidance Memo on Incentive, Disciplinary, and Drug-Testing Programs|
Jane Henican Heidingsfelder; Jones Walker LLP;
November 16, 2016, previously published on October 31, 2016On October 19, 2016, OSHA published a memo advising the new provisions of Section 1904.35, which require employers to set up reasonable procedures for reporting workplace injuries/illnesses and prohibit employers from retaliating against employees who reported work place injuries/illnesses. The...
|Pretrial Investigative Files and the Work-Product Doctrine|
Christopher K. Ulfers; Jones Walker LLP;
October 19, 2016, previously published on October 11, 2016The idea that certain documents, materials, and communications are privileged from discovery is well-known. Indeed, under Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, for example, documents and materials prepared by or for an attorney in anticipation of litigation are privileged and are thus...
|Comptroller of the Currency Issues Guidance, Best Practices, Relating to BSA/AML Compliance|
George A. LeMaistre; Jones Walker LLP;
October 19, 2016, previously published on October 13, 2016The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) last week issued guidance relating to compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act, and with requirements for the adoption and implementation of effective anti-money laundering programs, for depository institutions supervised by the OCC that hold...
|District Court Denies Physical Supplier Maritime Lien in First Post-Trial Decision in the United States Arising Out of OW Bunker Collapse|
William C. Baldwin; Jones Walker LLP;
October 19, 2016, previously published on October 11, 2016On September 28, 2016, following a bench trial, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama issued a decision on the competing maritime liens of a physical supplier and the purported assignee of a fuel trader arising out of a single fuel supply to a pipelay vessel in...
|Root Cause Analyses: When Safety and Legal Concerns Collide|
Matthew S. Lejeune; Jones Walker LLP;
October 19, 2016, previously published on October 11, 2016A primary component of many safety management systems is a root cause analysis (RCA). Following incidents and near misses, factual investigations are conducted. The findings of the investigation, as well as an analysis of the cause of the incident, are documented in an RCA. The RCA also typically...
|The Fifth Circuit Revisits the Definition of ‘Vessel’ Under the LHWCA|
Christopher K. Ulfers; Jones Walker LLP;
October 19, 2016, previously published on October 11, 2016In August 2016, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decided Baker v. Director, OWCP, et al., a decision which offers another useful interpretation of the definition of a "vessel" under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA). Baker v. Director, Office of...