Thursday, August 28, 2014

Court Blocks California Cap-And-Trade Program Until New Environmental Analysis Completed

The California Air Resources Board must not take any additional steps to implement its planned greenhouse gas emissions cap-and-trade program until the agency completes an adequate environmental analysis of the program, a state court ruled May 20…

‘Protect IP Act’ Would Give Department Of Justice, Rights Holders New Tools To Curb Rogue Websites

The Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act, or Protect IP Act (S. 968) will provide the Justice Department and rights holders with important new tools to crack down on rogue websites dedicated to infringing activities and will protect American companies’ investments in developing brands and consumers, Leahy said on the Senate floor the day of the bill’s introduction…

SEC Signs First Deferred Prosecution Pact; Tenaris To Pay $8.9 Million Over FCPA Breaches

The Securities and Exchange Commission May 17 announced its first ever deferred prosecution agreement, entering into a pact with steel pipe manufacturer Tenaris S.A. (TS) over allegations that company employees bribed Uzbekistan officials to secure oil pipeline contracts…

OCC Letter Sketches Implementation Plan For Preemption Regime Under Dodd-Frank

A new letter by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency sketches how the national bank regulatory agency will implement preemption provisions in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, sending the clearest signal yet on what those sections will mean for national banks and federal thrifts…

White House Unveils Global Strategy To Achieve Open, Secure Cyberspace

The White House May 16 unveiled a strategy document calling for the U.S. government to work with other nations to build consensus around common cyberspace policies…

BNA INSIGHTS: Understanding USTR’s 2011 Special 301 Report: A Guide for International Copyright Practice

The author reviews the details and implications of the U.S. Trade Representative’s recent Special 301 Report on IP protection and enforcement abroad…

Obama Cybersecurity Legislative Proposal Includes Mandatory Breach Notice Provision

The White House May 12 unveiled a cybersecurity legislative proposal to protect computer networks and critical infrastructure that also includes a national data breach notification mandate for certain businesses…

BNA INSIGHTS: Banking Regulatory Relationship Management: Building Trust, Credibility With Regulators

May 16, 2011 in Banking Report · Leave a Comment 

This multi-part series, entitled “Regulatory Relationship Management,” sets forth key principles and practical strategies for establishing and maintaining productive regulatory relationships, with an emphasis on banks and banking regulators. Through effective regulatory relationship management, banks can streamline and simplify supervisory oversight, reduce risk of regulatory sanctions, and enhance their own and the industry’s reputation for compliance and competence…

BNA INSIGHTS: Banking Regulatory Relationship Management: Planning, Organizing and Managing Examinations

May 16, 2011 in Banking Report · Leave a Comment 

In part two of this multi-part series on “Regulatory Relationship Management,” the authors describe a best practices approach for preparing for and managing banking examinations. By centralizing exam management in a regulatory relationship manager and leveraging a network of key contacts within each area of the financial institution to provide information rapidly, the bank should be in a constant exam-ready mode, which will contribute to a successful outcome…

U.S. Prosecutors May Be Emboldened by Guilty Verdict in Rajaratnam Insider Trading Trial

The May 11 guilty verdict in the insider-trading trial of former Galleon Management LLC principal Raj Rajaratnam may embolden federal prosecutors to use increasingly aggressive tactics during insider trading cases, former prosecutors told BNA May 11 (United States v. Rajaratnam…

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