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White Collar Defense & Investigations FinCEN Seeks Comments on Ownership Disclosure Requirements in New Federal Anti-Money Laundering Law

On April 1, 2021, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking giving companies and individuals the chance to comment on the new beneficial ownership disclosure requirements contained in the recently-enacted Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”), which is part of the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 (“AMLA”) included in […]

White Collar Defense & Investigations The Next Wave of CARES Act Enforcement: Paycheck Protection Program Civil Fraud Investigations

The March 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) created enormous incentives for companies to apply for economic stimulus funding and grants to alleviate the devastating economic impacts from the worldwide pandemic. Until recently, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) focused mainly on filing criminal actions against individuals who allegedly committed fraud […]

White Collar Defense & Investigations White Collar Enforcement Forecast: What to Expect in 2021

Changes in administrations often bring changes in law enforcement priorities. Whereas fines and prosecutions of white collar offenses declined under the previous administration, we can expect increased white collar enforcement under the Biden administration as new federal anti-money laundering laws take effect and new leadership is installed at the U.S. Department of Justice and other […]

Artificial Intelligence and Patent Litigation Group AI Magazine: What Happens When Artificial Intelligence Invents: Is the Invention Patentable?

In a decision published on April 27, 2020, the United States Patent and Trademark Office determined that only a human can be considered an inventor. So, who owns the patent when artificial intelligence makes the invention? What are the practical and logistical complications inherent in artificial intelligence-created inventions? With technology advancing faster than the legal […]

Corporate COVID Relief Bill: Changes to the Paycheck Protection Program and New Lending Terms

On December 27, 2020, the President signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (“2021 Act”), which contains the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act (“Economic Aid Act”). The acts contain changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) that are intended to limit assistance to small businesses that need the financial support. The […]

Labor & Employment Independent Contractors: AB 2257 Significantly Changes AB 5 on Classification of Workers

Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5), California’s statute governing the classification of independent contractors, underwent fundamental changes on September 4, 2020 when AB 2257 became law. The new exemptions and revisions apply to exemptions for business-to-business relationships, referral agencies, professional services, performance artists, and other classifications. AB 5 codified the rigid “ABC” test for determining whether […]