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Publications & Presentations

We encourage you to peruse this Publications & Presentations section for timely analysis and industry insights, including bylined articles, client alerts, white papers, practice and industry newsletters, audio and video broadcasts, featuring interviews with our lawyers, as well as case studies highlighting compelling legal challenges our clients have faced.

Also, please visit our Events page to learn more about upcoming seminars, CLE programs, and other presentations which may be of interest.

Recent Publications


12/7/2016
Supreme Court: Don’t Give Inside Information to Friends or Family
Authors: Bruce A. Ericson, Maria T. Galeno, David G. Keyko

On December 6, the Supreme Court held unanimously that people who trade on inside information can be civilly and criminally liable even if the insider did not receive a concrete financial benefit for the tip, so long as the trader and the insider are friends or family. The decision increases the risk for those tempted to do others the dubious favor of passing along inside information.

12/5/2016
Toxic Substances Control Act
EPA Identifies Additional 10 Chemicals Slated for Risk Assessments
Authors: Corrie L. Plant, Andrew W. Homer, Kevin Ashe, Rebecca M. Lee

Under the recently amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), EPA is bound by new requirements and enforceable timetables to complete risk assessments for chemicals manufactured, distributed and imported to the United States.

December 2, 2016
Applicability of U.S. Risk Retention Rules to Structured Aircraft Portfolio Transactions

Authors: Vanessa C. Gage, Jonathan C. Goldstein, Mark N. Lessard, led the team at Pillsbury that worked on this white paper. The white paper was coauthored by Clifford Chance LLP; Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP; Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP; Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; and Vedder Price P.C.

The purpose of this White Paper is to provide general guidance to transaction participants and practitioners in their consideration of the application of the provisions of Section 15G of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), as added by section 941 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”) and the federal interagency credit risk retention rules promulgated thereunder, codified at 17 C.F.R. Part 246 (the “CRR Rules”), to a typical issuance of securities by a newly formed special purpose vehicle that owns or will own, among other things, a portfolio of aircraft and related leases (a “Structured Aircraft Portfolio Transaction”). This White Paper was prepared by the law firms named above, but does not reflect the view of any law firm in the context of any particular transaction. The guidance set forth in this White Paper is for informational purposes only, and is subject to change in light of future federal interagency decisions interpreting the CRR Rules or applicable legislative or judicial action. Neither this publication nor the law firms that authored it are rendering legal or other professional advice or opinions on specific facts or matters, nor does the distribution of this publication to any person constitute the establishment of an attorney-client relationship.

12/2/2016
California Cities To Tax Streaming Video?
Author: Michael J. Cataldo

Many cities in California are considering the expansion of their Utility User Tax (UUT) to streaming video services. Such an expansion may be inconsistent with the cities’ existing ordinances, be invalid under Proposition 218 and the Internet Tax Freedom Act, and raise constitutional nexus and fair apportionment issues.

12/1/2016
DMCA Safe Harbor: Registration Time
Authors: Michael P. Heuga, Cydney A. Tune

Any company with a designated agent under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) must re-register its agent through the U.S. Copyright Office’s new online system before December 31, 2017.

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