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Checklist - 15 Sample Questions When Performing a Risk AssessmentPosted on 10-31-2017

Checklist provided by Stephen R. Martin , partner at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP This checklist includes key themes from the compliance program expectations of government regulators around the world and best practices broken into five essential elements of corporate compliance that should... Read More

Conducting a Risk AssessmentPosted on 10-31-2017

By: Stephen R. Martin ARNOLD & PORTER KAYE SCHOLER LLP What is a Risk Assessment? A risk assessment is a review undertaken to help an organization understand its business and manage the related strategic, operational, financial, and/or compliance risks. In the compliance context, U. S. regulators... Read More

Regulation of Self-Driving Cars Headed for the Fast LanePosted on 06-03-2016

By: Korey Clark Development of autonomous, or self-driving, vehicle technologies by Google, Tesla Motors, and others has been progressing rapidly in recent years. But state efforts to regulate the testing and operation of self-driving cars on public roads have been moving at a more deliberate pace... Read More

A Briefing on Emerging Issues Impacting Transactional Practice - Summer 2016Posted on 06-03-2016

SEVENTEEN STATE “NEW ENERGY FUTURE” COALITION FORMED GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO AND 16 OTHER GOVERNORS signed the Governors’ Accord for a New Energy Future. The accord describes six shared goals, diversification of energy generation and expansion of clean energy sources, modernization... Read More

10 Legal Issues with Fantasy SportsPosted on 03-11-2016

By: James Gatto , Sheppard Mullin LEXIS PRACTICE ADVISOR RESEARCH PATH: Business & Commercial > E-Commerce > Social Media > Articles > Sweepstakes, Contests and Prize Promotions 1. Fantasy Sports Models Need to Avoid Federal and State Gambling and Lottery Laws Many federal and... Read More

Increasing Regulation of Daily Fantasy Sports GamesPosted on 03-11-2016

By: Lori W. Sieron LEXIS PRACTICE ADVISOR RESEARCH PATH: Business & Commercial > E-Commerce > Social Media > Articles > Sweepstakes, Contests and Prize Promotions UNTIL RECENTLY, THE ONLINE BUSINESSES THAT ALLOW people to wager on daily and weekly fantasy sports games were operating... Read More

A Briefing on Emerging Issues Impacting Transactional Practice 2016Posted on 03-11-2016

HIGH-IMPACT EVENT TO GLOBAL FINANCIAL SYSTEM MORE LIKELY, PREDICT FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS ACCORDING TO ONE MEASURE, RECENT WORLD EVENTS have financial professionals unnerved. Forty-five percent of those surveyed by the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) say the probability of a “high... Read More

A Briefing on Emerging Issues Impacting Transactional PracticePosted on 11-30-2015

ENERGY DEPARTMENT UNVEILS ROADMAP SEEKING TO DOUBLE U.S. ENERGY PRODUCTIVITY BY 2030 THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY HAS UNVEILED A strategic plan laying out a path businesses, state and local governments, consumers, and other stakeholders can use to double U.S. energy productivity by 2030. The strategies... Read More

Carsharing Getting Relatively Easy Regulatory RidePosted on 11-30-2015

By: Korey Clark FOR-PROFIT RIDESHARING, OFFERING PASSENGERS RIDES for money, and carsharing, renting cars for short periods of time, have both been around for decades, really catching on only recently in their smartphone app-based iterations. But while the modern variety of ridesharing has riled a... Read More

FDA Releases First Two Rules under the Food Safety Modernization ActPosted on 11-30-2015

By: Breia L. Schleuss and Rachael Dettmann Spiegel, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP THE FOOD SAFETY MODERNIZATION ACT (FSMA) REPRESENTS one of the most sweeping and substantial changes to U.S. food safety laws in over 70 years. After years of delays in publishing final rules, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration... Read More

Contract Drafting ConcernsPosted on 04-12-2017

By: Timothy Murray , Murray, Hogue & Lannis. RECENTLY A TEXAS COURT CONSTRUED A CONTRACT replete with common provisions designed to limit the supplier’s financial exposure in the event of its breach and proceeded to hold every one of them inoperative in the interest of fairness. CGBM 100... Read More