New Publications:  

Court Reins in SEC’s Expansive “Primary Liability” Theory
By Tammy Albarran, Special Counsel in the San Francisco office of Covington & Burling LLP.

How Will State Attorneys General Enforce Federal Consumer Law? Vermont Legal Action Provides Clues
By Hal Stratton, former Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, former Attorney General of New Mexico, and currently Senior Counsel at the law firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck.

Preparing For And Responding To Government Antitrust Investigations
By Andrew Marovitz, John Roberti, and Nick Jabbour, attorneys with the law firm Mayer Brown LLP.

Sentencing Guideline Amendments: What Impact On Regulated Enterprises?
By J. Brady Dugan, a partner, and Catherine E. Creely, an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.

What Corporate Counsel Should Know About Inspectors General Investigations
By Gregory A. Brower, a partner in the Las Vegas and Reno offices of the law firm Snell & Wilmer, LLP, and Brett W. Johnson, a partner in Snell & Wilmer’s Phoenix office.


New Litigation:

WLF Supports Virginia’s Challenge To Federal Healthcare Mandate

On June 17, 2010, WLF filed a brief in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia urging it to deny a request by the federal government to dismiss the lawsuit. The case, Commonwealth of Va. v. Sebelius, involves the Commonwealth of Virginia’s constitutional challenge to the recently enacted Patient Protections and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), a federal law containing an individual mandate that would require all uninsured Americans, under threat of civil penalty, to purchase health insurance for themselves and their dependents.