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July 16, 2019, Financial Times

Mark Plotkin is quoted in the Financial Times regarding the increasing demand for lawyers with CFIUS experience. Mr. Plotkin says, “With CFIUS it is not like you can pick up the book and know what you are doing. The law is not that complicated and it is reasonably straightforward, but there’s no body of cases.”

July 15, 2019, The Wall Street Journal

David Kornblau is quoted in The Wall Street Journal regarding a new SEC policy which will change the agency’s stance on waivers. According to Mr. Kornblau, the new policy doesn’t substantively change the SEC’s decision-making process on waivers, but it may make it easier for companies to enter into settlement agreements. “It allows the companies to make those ...

July 15, 2019, Bloomberg

Beth Brinkmann spoke with Bloomberg about her experience as a woman arguing before the Supreme Court. Ms. Brinkmann—who has argued before the Court 25 times—says, “People are putting more of a spotlight on these issues. But there’s so much work that needs to be done.”

July 12, 2019, Risk

Randy Benjenk is quoted in Risk regarding new liquidity rules for foreign banks’ U.S. branches. Mr. Benjenk says, “There is a concern [in the U.S.] that the home country regulators of foreign banks won’t let the foreign bank put out the fire in the U.S. because it should be conserving its liquidity for some stress event in the home country.”

July 8, 2019, Pharmaceutical Executive

Eric Carlson spoke with Pharmaceutical Executive about the compliance challenges prevalent in the Asia-Pacific region.   On the emergence of general compliance in the region, Mr. Carlson says, “When I first moved to Beijing in 2008, there were only a couple of dozen people who had compliance on their business card. It just wasn’t a job in China then. Ten years ...

June 27, 2019, Legaltech News

Alex Berengaut spoke with Legaltech News about a U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit’s decision to allow plaintiffs to sue for risk of harm, as opposed to actual harm after a data breach. According to Mr. Berengaut, while the U.S. Office of Personnel Management decision doesn’t change the nature of the split, the case may “pique the Supreme Court’s ...

June 26, 2019, CNBC

Alan Larson spoke with CNBC to discuss Iranian sanctions and U.S.-China trade negotiations. Regarding the current trade talks between the U.S. and China, Mr. Larson says, “I think both countries have a need to reassure their need domestic economies and their domestic economic leaders as well as their political systems that they can do business.”

June 25, 2019, https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/enforcement-and-litigation/iancu-v-brunetti-ruling-trademark-community-has-its-say-implications

Simon Frankel is quoted in World Trade Review regarding the Supreme Court’s decision in Iancu v Brunetti, holding that the Lanham Act’s prohibition on the registration of “immoral” or “scandalous” trademarks violates the First Amendment. Mr. Frankel says, “registration of ‘disparaging’ trademarks – today's decision is not very surprising. The Court extended its ...

June 25, 2019, Law360

Eric Mogilnicki’s comments from a recent financial services conference are mentioned in Law360. At the conference, panelist lawyers said the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau should not wait to provide a definition of what counts as an "abusive" act or practice under the Dodd-Frank Act.   Mr. Mogilnicki says, “It would not be a bad start for the Bureau to ...