Publication - 02/28/2012

Congress Gives the Green Light to Incentive Auctions

Telecommunications Alert

On February 17, both the House and the Senate passed the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012. Among other things, the Act provides for the extension of the payroll tax holiday and unemployment benefits and prevents cuts in Medicare physician payment rates. To help offset the cost of the Act, the legislation includes significant spectrum provisions centered around preparations and details of a future auction of spectrum currently held by broadcast television licensees to other users, likely including commercial wireless carriers. This process is ultimately expected to raise billions of dollars for the Treasury, while also helping to fund the creation of a nationwide public safety broadband network for emergency first responders, another subject of the Act.

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


Tough Sell for Bechtel: American General Files Suit in Florida

Life Insurance Alert
Stephen C. Baker, Leslie J. Coletti, Nolan B. Tully, Katherine Villanueva


SOX Section 304 Enforcement At The SEC’s Whim?

Mary P. Hansen, Garrett D. Trego


Defined Benefit Plan Sponsors Beware – Potential Liability Related to Facility Closings and Sales of Business Units

Client Alert
Summer Conley, Howard J. Levine


Has the Legal Threshold for ‘Willful Blindness’ Really Changed Since Global-Tech?

BNA White Collar Crime Report
Barry Gross, Stephen G. Stroup


New Jersey Choice of Law

New Jersey Mass Torts & Class Action Treatise (New Jersey State Bar Association/New Jersey Law Journal) (2015)
Deirdre R. Kole, Michael C. Zogby