President Barack Obama intends to nominate CIA general counsel Stephen Preston to lead the legal department at the Department of Defense.
For federal agencies charged with implementing the Dodd-Frank Act, writing rules is only half the battle. They also have to come up a cost-benefit analysis that will pass muster with the courts—or avoid rulemaking entirely.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has accused Alicia Diaz, former general counsel of Detroit investment firm MayfieldGentry Realty Advisors, of aiding and abetting a $3.1 million theft from a police and firefighter pension fund.
Fifty years ago this week, the Equal Pay Act was signed into law, an anniversary marked by the White House and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission with vows to close the gender gap in salaries.
Two attorneys—one representing the National Retail Federation and the other the AFL-CIO—took different stands in Senate testimony on the responsibility of U.S. corporations for overseas working conditions in the aftermath of the recent Bangladesh garment factory collapse.
The commission should not wait for legislation or an adverse court decision but should act now to improve the Section 337 enforcement system.
New Securities and Exchange Commission Chief Counsel Robert Rice comes to the job with relevant experience from his work at Deutsche Bank AG. But one of the big Dodd-Frank whistleblower cases now on his desk comes courtesy of a former colleague.
As an alumnus of the Securities and Exchange Commission who served more than two decades in a variety of offices and divisions, columnist John H. Walsh proposes four ideas for new SEC Chair Mary Jo White.
IP litigators were generally positive about President Obama's patent reform announcement, though some aren't sure the White House's more promising ideas—like "loser pays"—can win enactment.
Intellectual property attorneys were buzzing after the Obama Administration announced it was actively taking on the problem of "patent trolls," both through legislative proposals and executive action.
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