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March 24, 2017, Cov Financial Services

On March 24, 2017, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin gave a speech in which he identified cybersecurity as his primary concern regarding the financial sector.  Secretary Mnuchin said in his remarks that ensuring a “safe and sound financial sector” requires cooperation and investment among the various financial regulators.  The Secretary emphasized that he wants ...

March 24, 2017, Global Policy Watch

Summary Next week will be a political group week in the European Parliament.  Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) will hold meetings with their political party in preparation of the plenary week, to be held in Strasbourg from April 3 to 6. Nevertheless, a few parliamentary committee meetings will take place. On Monday, the Economic … Continue Reading

March 24, 2017, Inside Privacy

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced this week that there were a record number of data breach notices in New York in 2016, with nearly 1,300 reported data breaches exposing the personal records of 1.6 million New Yorkers.  These numbers represented a 60 percent year-over-year increase in the number of data breaches reported, … Continue Reading

March 24, 2017, Covington Alert

In a highly anticipated copyright decision issued on March 22, the Supreme Court held that the designs on Varsity Brands’ cheerleading uniforms are eligible for copyright protection. In reaching that ruling, the Court set out a standard that aims to harmonize a multitude of tests across the country.

March 23, 2017, Inside Government Contracts

On March 9, 2017, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) issued a Report entitled “Contracting Data Analysis — Assessment of Government-wide Trends” (the “Report”), detailing Government-wide trends in federal contracting for goods and services during the five-year period from 2011 through 2015.  The report highlights trends in spending, competition, ...

March 23, 2017, Global Policy Watch

Last Wednesday, the “Two Sessions” (see our introductory article here) officially came to a close as the National People’s Congress (“NPC”) wrapped up its final day (the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (“CPPCC”) concluded last Monday). Over the course of the past three weeks, various actors within the Chinese government have used the annual ...

Q&A with Deborah Garza

Media Mention

March 23, 2017, Global Competition Review

Deborah Garza discusses antitrust cartel enforcement ahead of GCR Live Cartels in an interview with Global Competition Review.

March 23, 2017, Global Times

Timothy Stratford participated in a discussion hosted by CGTN’s “The Point” and is quoted in a Global Times article providing highlights from the event, “Follow the Money 2017.” Commenting on President Trump’s Trade Agenda for 2017 and the need for freer and fairer trade, Stratford says, “I think, ideally, you have to have both of them. And you can only have ...

March 22, 2017, Inside Privacy

By Stephen Kiehl Continuing their focus on drone privacy issues, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) introduced legislation in the House and Senate this month that would require drone operators to create policies covering data collection and retention and require warrants for law enforcement agencies to conduct surveillance by drone. ...

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