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|ISS Releases 2013-2014 Policy Survey Results and Policy Updates|
James J. Hanks, Michael F. Sheehan; Venable LLP;
December 5, 2013, previously published on December 2, 2013Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (“ISS”) recently released the results of its 2013-2014 Policy Survey (the “Survey”). The stated goal of its annual Survey is to gather feedback from its institutional investor clients regarding (a) the importance to them of various...
|FDA’s Message to Medical Device Company: Stop|
Ralph S. Tyler; Venable LLP;
December 2, 2013, previously published on November 27, 2013The widely publicized start-up company 23andMe, Inc. markets its “personal genome service product” as providing reports on hundreds of diseases and conditions that enable users to “take steps toward mitigating serious diseases,” including diabetes, coronary heart disease,...
|Federal Grant & Contract News for Nonprofits|
Elizabeth A. Buehler, Dismas Locaria, Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum, Jason R. Wool; Venable LLP;
November 29, 2013, previously published on November 2013With the federal government back to work, we saw several important federal initiatives continue in earnest in November. Two of these initiatives will have a tremendous impact on nonprofits’ reliance on federal grant and contract funds - the President’s cybersecurity efforts under...
|Warning: Upcoming Enforcement Action - CBBB Announces Compliance Deadline for Web Publishers|
Stuart P. Ingis, Michael A. Signorelli, Ariel S. Wolf; Venable LLP;
November 28, 2013, previously published on November 2013The Council of Better Business Bureaus (“CBBB”) has issued a Compliance Warning letter announcing that, beginning January 1, 2014, the CBBB will commence enforcement actions against website publishers, operators, and other first parties that do not provide transparency with respect to...
|The CFPB's Supervisory and Enforcement Functions and How They Work Together|
Allyson B. Baker; Venable LLP;
November 27, 2013, previously published on November 25, 2013In an October 9 speech to the FDIC’s Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion, Steve Antonakes, the Deputy Director of the CFPB and also the Associate Director of the CFPB’s Supervision, Enforcement and Fair Lending (SEFL) Unit, discussed the CFPB’s supervisory and enforcement...
|NIST Holds Fifth Workshop on Cybersecurity Framework; Incentives Still Lacking|
November 22, 2013, previously published on November 2013On November 14-15, 2013, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) held a workshop at North Carolina State University on the preliminary Cybersecurity Framework (PCF). Venable attended the workshop in Raleigh, as well as all of the previous NIST workshops addressing the Framework.
|NAD Case Reports in Federal Court: What Evidentiary Value Does a Self-Regulatory Decision Hold?|
Roger A. Colaizzi, David D. Conway, Amy Ralph Mudge; Venable LLP;
November 15, 2013, previously published on November 13, 2013This week we are planning to post a series of blogs looking at NAD procedural issues. For advertisers, how NAD works can sometimes be as important as what NAD decides. This first posting, however, pertains to the intersection between the NAD and the federal courts. The evidentiary value of an...
|SEC Sheds Light on Its Pursuit of "Streamlined" Investigations|
Hillary S. Profita, Michael J. Rivera; Venable LLP;
November 7, 2013, previously published on November 2013Securities market participants and their counsel have fretted recently over the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (the Commission) new aggressive enforcement initiatives. In particular, in several recent speeches, Chairwoman Mary Jo White has warned that she intends for the Commission to...
|Innovative Financial Disclosures|
Allyson B. Baker, Tara Sugiyama Potashnik; Venable LLP;
November 5, 2013, previously published on October 29, 2013Do you represent twenty-first century clients that offer consumer financial products or services? Perhaps their offerings are available online and via mobile. Or perhaps your clients have been around for decades and prefer traditional modes of conducting business but have begun to realize that...
|New SBA Regulations Address Multiple Award Contracts|
Keir X. Bancroft, Nathaniel S. Canfield, Paul A. Debolt; Venable LLP;
November 5, 2013, previously published on October 2013Any contractor performing under a multiple award contract (MAC), including an IDIQ, a GSA Schedule Contract, a GWAC, or a multiple award task or delivery order contract, should be aware that small business regulation of such contracts will change drastically because of a recent rule by the Small...