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|The Election Results Are In: Now What?|
J. Trent Scofield; Burr & Forman LLP;
November 25, 2016, previously published on November 2016President-elect Donald J. Trump successfully campaigned using a simple pledge to, "Make America Great Again!" In January, the Trump administration and a Republican-majority Congress will begin work on what could be sweeping economic changes targeted toward trade, commerce, tax, energy and...
|How Appalachian Shale Delivered the Presidency to Trump|
William Beckley, Christopher William Capcara; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
November 25, 2016, previously published on November 9, 2016Political pundits across the country have begun the autopsy of the historic 2016 presidential election. While creative minds will undoubtedly conjure complex explanations for last night’s result, the answer may be quite simple: a dramatic shift in voting within the Appalachian Basin played an...
|What the Election Means to the Financial Services Industry|
Ryan D. Israel, Larry C. Lavender; Jones Walker LLP;
November 25, 2016, previously published on November 22, 2016With the election of Donald Trump as president and the return of Republicans to both houses of Congress, the potential for significant regulatory relief for the banking industry has never been greater. Because President-elect Trump did not make financial services reform a major issue during the...
|2016 Florida General Election Results and Legislative Forecast|
Fred W. Baggett, Agustin G. Corbella, Hayden R. Dempsey, Leslie Y. Dughi, Fred E. Karlinsky; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
November 25, 2016, previously published on November 2016The 2016 election cycle will most likely be remembered as one of the most combative in history - beginning long before the Primary and lasting through the General Election. The harsh criticisms levied during coarse and protracted Primary and General Election debates served to increase voter...
|2016 Georgia Election Update|
Chuck L. McMullen; Greenberg Traurig LLP;
November 24, 2016, previously published on November 16, 2016Incumbent Senator Johnny Isakson (R) defeated his two challengers Democrat Jim Barksdale and Libertarian Allen Buckley and avoided a run off Senator Isakson secured 54.9 percent of the vote. Republicans will maintain a majority in the U.S. Senate and won an open seat in Indiana as well as securing...
|California Elections Results|
Jean-Paul Buchanan, Leslie R. Katz, Jeffrey Leacox, Thomas L. Sheehy; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
November 24, 2016, previously published on November 15, 2016With the dust from more than 4 million uncounted ballots still settling, there are a small handful of close races where the outcome may remain unknown for a few more weeks. But here is what we do know.
|Democrats Pick Up Super Majority in the California Assembly|
Thomas L. Sheehy; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
November 24, 2016, previously published on November 15, 2016The California 2016 election results for president were not surprising. Hillary Clinton easily defeated Donald Trump in the longtime Democratic stronghold. Clinton received 61 percent of the vote to Trump’s 33 percent. However, although the Nov. 8 election was historic in many respects...
|New York State 2016 Election Results|
Michael J. Murphy, Joshua L. Oppenheimer; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
November 24, 2016, previously published on November 9, 2016New York’s only statewide race was the reelection of Senator Schumer, but all 213 of New York’s State legislators were up for election. Leading into Election Day there was no expectation for a significant shift in the make-up of the State Assembly, but there was uncertainty regarding...
|Supreme Court to Rule in Landmark Insider Trading Case|
Jennifer Dowdell Armstrong; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
November 24, 2016, previously published on October 5, 2016The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments and resolve a federal circuit split this fall in Salman v. United States. The Court must decide whether the personal benefit to the insider that is necessary to establish insider trading requires proof of “an exchange that is objective,...
|Office of Government Ethics Revises Executive Branch Gift Rules|
Bryson B. Morgan, Trevor Potter, Matthew T. Sanderson; Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered;
November 23, 2016, previously published on November 18, 2016Effective January 1, 2017, the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is revising the gift rules applicable to executive branch employees. The revisions were prompted by the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, which requires OGE to periodically update its regulations. For the most part, the revisions are...