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|CFIUS Annual Report Reveals Increase in Scrutiny of Foreign Investments in the United States and Perceived Threat To Critical US Technologies|
Timothy J. Keeler, Simeon M. Kriesberg, Kelsey M. Rule; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 10, 2015, previously published on March 3, 2015The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) issued its Annual Report to Congress in February 2015, covering CFIUS activity during calendar year 2013. The report reflects the US government’s intensified scrutiny of risks to US national security from foreign investment....
|US Federal Judge Enjoins Obama Administration Plan to Stay Removal and Provide Work Authorization for Millions of Undocumented Aliens|
Elizabeth (Liz) E. Stern, Paul Virtue; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 5, 2015, previously published on February 17, 2015On February 16, a federal judge in Brownsville, Texas, issued a preliminary injunction against a plan announced by President Obama last November to defer the removal of several million parents of US citizens and green card holders. The so-called Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA)...
|What ERISA Plan Fiduciaries Can Learn From Tibble v. Edison International|
Reginald R. Goeke, Brian D. Netter, Nancy G. Ross; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 5, 2015, previously published on February 26, 2015On February 24, the US Supreme Court heard arguments in an ERISA case challenging the prudence of certain investment options included within a 401(k) lineup. Although a decision is not expected until spring, certain risk avoidance lessons for plan sponsors and fiduciaries follow from the...
|The Cartel Report: Commentary on Antitrust Enforcement from Around the World|
Robert E. Bloch, Kiran S. Desai, Adam L. Hudes, Kelly B. Kramer, Stephen M. Medlock; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 18, 2014Not too long ago, many countries—perhaps even most countries—either did not criminalize cartel conduct or did not enforce the laws prohibiting cartels. In the past 20 years or so, that has changed dramatically. Today, cartels, “the supreme evil of antitrust,” are unlawful...
|Anticipated Energy Policy Issues in the 114th US Congress|
David I. Bloom, Michael J. Kelley, Mickey Leibner; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 17, 2014As Republicans prepare to assume control of both the US House and Senate in January, energy issues will be at the top of the agenda. In a number of areas, Republican energy priorities are set to clash with the goals of the Obama administration and the Democratic minority. Legislative action early...
|The New US Policy Toward Cuba: The Business Implications|
Carol J. Bilzi, Simeon M. Kriesberg, Mickey Leibner; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 18, 2014President Obama has announced that he is “charting a new course on Cuba,” including re-establishing diplomatic relations and easing the five-decade-long economic embargo. The President also directed the Secretary of State to review Cuba’s designation as a “state sponsor of...
|Federal Reserve Board Issues Volcker Rule Conformance Period Extension|
Scott A. Anenberg, Michael D. Lewis, Jerome J. Roche, David R. Sahr, Donald S. Waack; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 19, 2014On December 18, 2014, the Federal Reserve Board (“Board”) announced that it is extending the Volcker Rule conformance period for certain fund investments and relationships from July 21, 2015, until July 21, 2016, and that it intends next year to grant a further extension of the...
|First Recommended Decision in Contested CFPB Adjudication issued by US Securities and Exchange Commission ALJ|
Catherine A. Bernard, Reginald R. Goeke, Jeffrey H. Redfern; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 16, 2014On November 25, 2014, US Securities and Exchange Commission Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Cameron Elliot issued the first-ever “recommended decision” in a contested Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) adjudication.
|The US Department of Energy Releases Loan Guarantee Solicitation for Up To $12.5 Billion for Advanced Nuclear Energy Projects|
J. Paul Forrester, Cameron S. Hamrick; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 19, 2014The US Department of Energy (the “DOE”) has released a solicitation for new loan guarantees under Section 1703 of Title XVII of the Energy Policy Act for up to $12.5 billion for innovative nuclear energy projects in the United States that avoid, reduce, or sequester greenhouse gases....
|Electronic Discovery & Information Governance - Tip of the Month: Proposed Amendments to the US Federal Rules of Civil Procedure|
Michael D. Battaglia, Eric B. Evans, Michael E. Lackey, Kim A. Leffert, Edmund Sautter; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 31, 2014On September 16, 2014, the Judicial Conference of the United States approved several proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The revised rules, now pending before the Supreme Court and to be transmitted to Congress, will take effect on December 1, 2015, absent some...