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White Collar Defense & Investigations White Collar Enforcement Forecast: What to Expect in 2022

The Biden Administration is ramping up white collar enforcement in 2022. Whereas fines and prosecutions of white collar offenses declined under the previous administration, we are seeing increased white collar enforcement under the Biden Administration as it implements new strategies on countering corruption, and new leadership is installed at the U.S. Department of Justice and […]

Labor & Employment Labor & Employment New Year Round-Up: What to Expect in 2022

Expansions to the California Family Rights Act Effective January 1, 2022, Assembly Bill 1033 (AB 1033) adds “parent-in-law” to the list of persons that an employee may take time off to care for, pursuant to the California Family Rights Act (CFRA). AB 1033 also recasts the notice provisions of the small employer family leave mediation […]

White Collar Defense & Investigations New Guidance on Speaker Programs Highlights Potential Compliance Risks for Pharmaceutical Companies and Health Care Professionals

by Vince Farhat and Lena Streisand The PhRMA Code on Interactions with Health Care Professionals (PhRMA Code or Code) is a voluntary code of ethics covering pharmaceutical company dealings with health care professionals (HCPs). Signatory companies submit annual certifications attesting that they have policies and procedures in place to foster compliance with the Code. First […]

Client Alert: Department of Cannabis Control Drafts Modified Regulations in California

Big changes are happening in California’s state regulatory system for cannabis. The major change that has already happened is that the three separate entities previously charged with regulating cannabis state-wide (Bureau of Cannabis Control; Department of Food and Agriculture, CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division; Department of Public Health, Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch), have all been consolidated […]