April 8, 2013

The Panama Papers: addressing the consequences

The Panama Papers: addressing the consequences Approximately 11.5 million internal documents were leaked to media organizations around the world that reveal the operations of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.  The law firm’s leaked files (popularly known as the Panama Papers) show that Mossack Fonseca worked with more than 14,000 banks, law firms and companies […]

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April 7, 2013

Online Negativity: How to Fight Back

Online Negativity: How to Fight Back This article originally appeared in the November 2015 issue of Valley Lawyer Magazine by the San Fernando Valley Bar Association. It is republished here with permission. The internet is a powerful channel for communication, with great strengths compared to other media. It has been referred to as the “largest […]

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April 6, 2013

OPM and Where The Lines Are

OPM and Where The Lines Are The recent hacking of the sensitive personal information of millions of American public servants at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) points out a noteworthy distinction in how the U.S. government views some types of cybersecurity breaches for which foreign governments allegedly are responsible.   In the face of […]

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April 6, 2013

2015 Legislative Changes to Florida’s Limited Liability Company Act

2015 Legislative Changes to Florida’s Limited Liability Company Act During the 2015 legislative session, the Florida legislature adopted amendments to Chapter 605 of the Florida Statutes. Chapter 605 is the Florida Revised Limited Liability Company Act (Florida Revised LLC Act). The bill containing the amendments to Chapter 605 was signed by Governor Scott on June […]

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April 6, 2013

Advertising Law

Advertising Law In This Issue: Lee Phillips Recognized as Lawyer of the Year by Beverly Hills Bar Association FTC Checks-In a Victory in Dispute with Wyndham Over Power to Regulate Data Security Actress Sues for $6M Over a Single Tweet Including Her Image Jerk.com Scam Results in FTC Complaint Samsung Bears the Brunt of Obama, […]

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April 5, 2013

Six Regulatory Agencies Issue Joint Final Diversity and Inclusion Standards

Six Regulatory Agencies Issue Joint Final Diversity and Inclusion Standards Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Act required all agencies subject to Dodd-Frank, including the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB), to create an Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) to develop standards to assess the diversity and inclusion efforts of entities subject to regulation […]

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April 5, 2013

Orrick’s Financial Industry Week in Review

Orrick’s Financial Industry Week in Review Financial Industry Developments CFPB Finalizes Rule Aimed at Improving Credit Card Agreement Submission Process On April 15, the CFPB issued a final rule aimed at improving the way that companies submit consumer credit card agreements to the CFPB. Press Release. SEC Adopts Updated EDGAR Filer Manual On April 13, […]

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April 5, 2013

Going for Brokerage: SEC Report Highlights Best (and Worst) Practices in Cybersecurity Preparedness

Going for Brokerage: SEC Report Highlights Best (and Worst) Practices in Cybersecurity Preparedness On February 3, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission released a Risk Alert addressing cybersecurity issues at brokerage and advisory firms, along with suggestions to investors on ways they can protect themselves and their online accounts.  FINRA issued a similar, more […]

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