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HTMLTribe’s Gamble That Casino Land Transfer Approval Not Subject to CEQA Pays Off
Whitney Hodges, John E. Ponder; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 16, 2014, previously published on October 2, 2014
In a recent Third District Court of Appeal published opinion, the court in Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians v. Edmund G. Brown, Jr. (3rd. Dist. 2014) strictly interpreted the California Environmental Quality Act’s definition of “public agency,” holding that it only applies...

 

HTMLAccounts and Accountability: Arab Bank Found Liable for Transactions Under the Anti-Terrorism Act
Fatema K. Merchant; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 14, 2014, previously published on October 9, 2014
On September 22, 2014, a Brooklyn jury found Arab Bank, Jordan’s largest lender, guilty of violating the U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act for providing financial services to individuals and entities linked to Hamas. Hamas is currently designated as a terrorist organization by the U.S. Treasury...

 

HTMLBeyond the Checklist: Seven Keys to Effective Trade Due Diligence
Mark L. Jensen, Thaddeus Rogers McBride; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 14, 2014, previously published on October 9, 2014
Anti-corruption due diligence can be vexing even in the best of conditions; it is often made more complicated by time and business pressures that arise in the context of a merger or acquisition or an urgent sales opportunity. Anti-corruption compliance is always fact-intensive, and due diligence...

 

HTMLMissing Data Protocols Under AB1103 Energy Use Disclosure Rule And Other Important Facts You Need To Know
Lydia Lake, Pamela L. Westhoff; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 10, 2014, previously published on October 2, 2014
Many commercial property owners have approached us with questions about missing data protocols, how to properly comply with AB 1103 (and the consequences of non-compliance) and what buildings are affected. Here is what you need to know.

 

HTMLUPDATE: Comment Period for OPR Rethink of CEQA Guidelines on Transportation Impacts Extended Until November 21, 2014
Tetlo N. Emmen, Alfred Fraijo; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 10, 2014, previously published on October 2, 2014
The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) has extended the comment period for its draft of changes to the way that transportation impacts are analyzed under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The new deadline for submission of comments is November 21, 2014. OPR is...

 

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...

 

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...

 

HTMLNew Commercial Division Rule Seeks to Streamline Privilege Log Requirements for Litigants
Sarah E. Aberg, Lindsay Colvin; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 10, 2014, previously published on October 7, 2014
Effective September 2, 2014, the New York Supreme Court implemented a major change to the Commercial Division rules governing privilege logs submitted during the course of litigation. (See New York Supreme Court, Administrative Order of the Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts: Rule 11-b (July...

 

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...

 

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...

 


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