Publication - 08/13/2012

New FTC Standards for Data Security?

Data Security Client Alert

When the Federal Trade Commission, in conjunction with the White House, promulgated its Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights in February 2012, one of the more intriguing considerations was that the FTC appeared to be setting up a matrix by which a company’s voluntary decision to adopt that matrix could become the basis for an FTC enforcement action. Now, after several months, it should be back at the forefront of data security considerations for U.S. businesses.

Earlier this summer, the FTC used that matrix in authorizing a federal action against Wyndham Worldwide Corp. and three of its subsidiaries – a development that highlights a possible change in stance from FTC Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch and illustrates for businesses the importance of developing detailed data/privacy policies.

Click on the PDF link above to view the full alert.

Budget Act Creates New Partnership Tax Audit Regime

Client Alert
Jonathan D. Grossberg, Stephen D. D. Hamilton, David Shechtman

On November 2, President Obama signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (the “Budget Act”). The Budget Act repeals and replaces the rules under the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (“TEFRA”) that currently govern partnership tax audits.

U.S. Department of Education Issues New Guidance on Incentive Compensation Regulations

Client Alert
John R. Przypyszny, Jonathan D. Tarnow

On Friday, November 27, 2015, the U.S. Department of Education (the “Department”) will issue guidance in the Federal Register regarding its October 29, 2010 changes to the incentive compensation regulations at 34 C.F.R. § 668.14(b)(22) that took legal effect July 1, 2011.

Preventing Diabetes Through Proven-Effective Programs and Bipartisan Policy

Morning Consult
Ilisa Halpern Paul

District Policy Group President Ilisa Halpern Paul’s recent Morning Consult column, “Preventing Diabetes Through Proven-Effective Programs and Bipartisan Policy” discusses the diabetes epidemic and the proposed Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act (MDPA), endorsed by the American Diabetes Association. The MDPA is a bipartisan measure that Ilisa suggests could greatly improve the health outcomes and reduce the incidence of diabetes among our nation’s seniors. Currently ...

Casino Not Liable to Return Proceeds of Fraudulent Transfers

The Legal Intelligencer
Joseph N. Argentina, Jr., Andrew C. Kassner

Andy Kassner and Joe Argentina published an article discussing the recent Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals review of whether a bankruptcy trustee can recover funds from a casino where the debtor gambled with funds obtained by fraudulent transfers from a debtor.

U.S. International Trade Commission Makes Final Injury Determination On Supercalendered Paper From Canada

Client Alert
Richard P. Ferrin, Douglas J. Heffner

On November 18, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted affirmative in connection with its final injury investigation on supercalendered paper from Canada.