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HTMLCompliance Officers’ Liability
Thomas M. Devaney, Jung Yeon Son; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 10, 2014, previously published on September 23, 2014
Andrew Ceresney, the Director of the Division of Enforcement of the SEC, assured compliance officers that compliance officers would not be exposed to liability when compliance officers engage and remediate problems at investment management firms in a speech given in May 2014. Mr. Ceresney...

 

HTMLGovernor Signs Off on New Tax-Increment Financing Structure
Alfred Fraijo, Kira N. Teshima; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 10, 2014, previously published on October 7, 2014
On September 29, Governor Brown signed legislation that is seen as creating a robust new financing tool which will expand the existing mechanism of Infrastructure Financing Districts (“IFDs”) and replicate some of the functions of the state’s abolished local redevelopment...

 

HTMLWhat’s New Out There? Highlights from the Federal Register
Fatema K. Merchant, Emily S. Theriault; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 9, 2014, previously published on September 29, 2014
The U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) proposes to increase small business size standards for: (1) 209 industries in North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) in the manufacturing sector; and (2) industries with employee based size standards not part of...

 

HTMLEU Strengthens Economic Sanctions Against Russia
Curtis M. Dombek, Neil Ray; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 9, 2014, previously published on September 18, 2014
The European Union (EU) put into effect on Friday (September 12, 2014) a new round of economic sanctions against Russia over its role in Ukraine. The new measures include further restrictions on (i) dual-use goods and technology to specified entities; (ii) the provision of services in relation to...

 

HTMLWho’s a “Foreign Official”? Supreme Court Could Clarify Key FCPA Term
Fatema K. Merchant; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 9, 2014, previously published on September 18, 2014
On August 14, 2014, Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriguez filed a Petition for a writ of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court seeking clarification of a key term in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Among other arguments, Esquenazi and Rodriguez (the “Petitioners”) state that the FCPA...

 

HTMLRecent Remarks By Officials Reinforce DOJ’s Focus On Criminal Fraud Investigations And Prosecutions Of Culpable Individuals
Christopher E. Hale; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 9, 2014, previously published on September 29, 2014
In a trio of speeches given at separate events on September 17, 2014, Department of Justice (“DOJ”) officials announced new initiatives and points of emphasis in the Government’s ongoing efforts to hold corporations and corporate officers criminally liable in the aftermath of the...

 

HTMLNew U.S. Restrictions on Russia: OFAC Guidance and Industry-Specific Sanctions
J. Scott Maberry, Matthew L. Riemer; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 9, 2014, previously published on September 18, 2014
Last month, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) released new guidance related to entities owned or controlled by persons designated as a Specially Designated National (SDN) on OFAC’s SDN list. Although the guidance leaves intact the current meaning...

 

HTMLDC Circuit Ruling Confirms Reasonableness Of Resellers Relying On TAA Certifications From Suppliers
Christopher M. Loveland; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 9, 2014, previously published on September 29, 2014
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has issued a ruling bringing to an end the long-running False Claims Act (“FCA”) case filed by relator Brady Folliard and providing useful guidance to resellers servicing the Federal government through the GSA Multiple Award...

 

HTMLMechanics Lien Subordination: Illinois Further Limits Construction Lenders’ Ability To Ensure Priority Against Mechanics Liens
Michael J. Roth; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 18, 2014
On July 16, 2014, Illinois enacted Public Act 98-764 (Senate Bill 3023) (“SB 3023”), which amends the Illinois Mechanics Lien Act (770 ILCS 60/ et seq.) (the “Act”) to prohibit subordination of mechanics liens on Illinois construction projects, unless such subordination is...

 

HTMLCalifornia Enacts New Law Mandating Paid Sick Leave for Employees
Travis J. Anderson, Gregg A. Fisch; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 19, 2014
On September 10, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014. As a result, most employers in California will be required to provide up to 24 hours (3 days) of paid sick leave to their employees beginning July 1, 2015. The following are...

 


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