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HTMLSEC Co-Chief of Division of Enforcement’s Asset Management Unit Identifies 2015 Exam Priorities for Hedge and Private Equity Funds
Thomas M. Devaney, Jung Yeon Son; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on January 27, 2015
On November 18, 2014, Julie M. Riewe, Co-Chief of the Division of Enforcement’s Asset Management Unit of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), spoke at a Practicing Law Institute seminar and identified 2015 SEC examination priorities for investment managers of...

 

HTMLSEC Releases 2015 Examination Priorities
Thomas M. Devaney, Jung Yeon Son; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on January 16, 2015
On January 13, 2015, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) released its 2015 examination priorities. The SEC identified three thematic issues: (i) matters relating to retail investors and...

 

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Justice Department’s Kleptocracy Forfeiture Action Against Real Estate Allegedly Linked to Honduran Bribery Scheme Underscores U.S. Government’s Expansive Jurisdiction

Manuel F. Gomez; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on February 3, 2015
Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a civil forfeiture action seeking to recover certain Louisiana real estate allegedly purchased with funds traceable to a $2 million bribe paid to a former Honduran government official in the Central American country. The DOJ’s action in...

 

HTMLToward a Transactional Exemption for Emerging Company Investments
John R. Hempill; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on February 10, 2015
In “Bringing the Individual Accredited Investor Definition into the 21st Century,” which was posted on December 18th of last year, it was suggested that there might be certain common venture capital transactional structures that provide protections that could justify eliminating the...

 

HTMLNew York Wage Board Recommends $7.50 Hourly Wage for Tipped Workers
Ryan Duffy; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 24, 2015, previously published on February 9, 2015
Under a proposal recommended by the state’s Wage Board on Friday, January 30, 2015, tipped workers in New York state, including restaurant servers and hospitality workers, would have their minimum hourly wage increased to $7.50 per hour before tips.

 

HTMLSecond Circuit Clarifies that Allegations of Direct Fraudulent Representations Are Not Necessary for Market Manipulation Claims Under Section 10(b) and Rule 10b-5
Tyler E. Baker, Manuel F. Gomez, John P. Stigi; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 24, 2015, previously published on February 11, 2015
In Fezzani v. Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc., No. 14-3983, 2015 WL 400547 (2d Cir. Jan. 30, 2015) (“Fezzani II”), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit clarified its opinion in Fezzani v. Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc., 716 F.3d 18 (2d Cir. 2013) (“Fezzani...

 

HTMLTerrorism Risk Insurance Act Set to Expire at Year End
Eric L. Altman; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on December 18, 2014
The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) now appears set to expire as of December 31, 2014, barring further action from Congress. The Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014 would have extended the existing terrorism insurance coverage under TRIA. Although the House of...

 

HTMLAppellate Division Panel Issues Ruling Broadly Interpreting New York State Human Rights Law
Ryan Duffy, Lisa M. Harris, Kevin J. Smith; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 13, 2015, previously published on January 23, 2015
On January 14, 2015, in a case of first impression, the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department held that an employee can sufficiently demonstrate his membership in a protected class by virtue of his association with another person - in this case, his wife. In Jeffrey Chiara...

 

HTMLTeva v. Sandoz (USSC) - Standard for Appellate Review of Claim Construction Rulings
Michael V. Solomita; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 13, 2015, previously published on January 23, 2015
On Jan. 20, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision setting forth a new standard for appellate review of a district court’s claim construction ruling. Teva Pharmas. USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc., No. 13-854, slip op., 574 U.S. &under;&under; (2015). Prior to this decision, a district...

 

HTMLNew York Court Finds That Plaintiff Who Never Worked a Day For Company Is Not Entitled To A $350,000 Performance Bonus
Kevin J. Smith, Jonathan Sokolowski; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 13, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015
On January 20, 2015, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a decision plainly reminding employers of the importance of precisely drafting employment documents. In the case of In re Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., 2015 WL 247403 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 20, 2015), the...

 


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