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WLF Legal Pulse Blog Adds New Contributor

Professor Stephen M. Bainbridge of UCLA School of Law will be providing occassional commentary on our blog as a Featured Expert Contributor on corporate governance/securities law issues. Professor Bainbridge, who is also a member of WLF's Legal Policy Advisory Board and authors the awarding-winning ProfessorBainbridge.com blog, joins seven other legal professionals in our growing roster of guest contributors.

Click on the title below to enjoy his first post.

SEC Drifting Further Away from Its Statutory Mission with Latest “Therapeutic Disclosure” Idea

 

MetLife, Inc. v. Financial Stability Oversight Council
On August 22, 2016, WLF filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, encouraging it to uphold a district court decision that overturned an administrative ruling designating MetLife, Inc. as a nonbank “systemically...
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In re: CFPB Rule on Arbitration Agreements
On August 22, 2016, WLF responded to the Consumer Federal Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) proposed rule that would govern two aspects of consumer finance dispute resolution. WLF’s comments focus on the severe limitations that the rule would impose on the...
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Associated Builders and Contractors of Arkansas v. Perez
On August 12, 2016, WLF filed a brief with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas seeking to have the Department of Labor’s new Persuader Rule struck down for violating the First Amendment. As WLF’s brief argued, the new rule...
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Tennessee v. FCC; North Carolina v. FCC
On August 10, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reversed a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) order commanding North Carolina and Tennessee to permit expanded municipal broadband Internet services—despite those state...
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Chevron Corp. v. Donziger
On August 8, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a judgment holding attorney Steven Donziger and several associates liable under RICO (the federal anti-racketeering law) for the corrupt way they pressed tort claims...
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Grocery Manufacturers Assoc. v. Sorrell
On August 5, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (acting pursuant to an agreement of the parties) dismissed this appeal as moot, because Congress adopted a statute in July 2016 that superseded the Vermont law being challenged in...
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Dramatic Increases in Federal Civil Fines Take Effect
By Jeffrey D. Ayer, Special Counsel in the Washington, DC office of WilmerHale, and Mi Hyun (Angela) Yoon, a Senior Associate in the firm’s Boston, MA office.
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Apprendi Applies to White-Collar Defendants Too
By David Debold, a Partner with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in the firm’s Washington, DC office.
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