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SEC Enforcement Division Highlights Priorities for 2018

The co-directors of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Enforcement Division, Stephanie Avakian and Steven Peikin, recently released the SEC division’s 2017 annual report and took the opportunity to highlight their enforcement priorities.

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2017 Removal Roundup: How Can Defendants Get Into Federal Court?

Schiff Hardin Product Liability & Mass Torts Blog

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Tax Reform: House and Senate Have Agreement in Principle on Tax Reform

U.S. House and Senate Republicans have reached a deal that reconciles the differences between the House and Senate tax reform plans, paving the way for a final vote next week and final passage of tax reform by Christmas.

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Why Not Evasion?

Tax Notes

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Four Issues that Grabbed the U.S. Supreme Court’s Attention on Constitutionality of Inter Partes Review

IPRs have become a common, attractive tool for patent challengers because of their more favorable standard of review and one-year deadline to final written decision.

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CPSC Issues Final Rule on Phthalates in Toys and Child Care Products

Schiff Hardin Product Liability & Mass Torts Blog

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The EPA and Army Propose to Delay WOTUS Rule until 2020

Schiff Hardin Energy & Environmental Law Adviser

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Tips on How to Proactively Address Workplace Harassment

Schiff Hardin Employment Law Landscape

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Time Limit for Extension of Notice of Appeal Not Jurisdictional

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the time limit set by Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 4(a)(5)(c) for extensions to file notices of appeal is not jurisdictional.

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Regulatory Reform: Where Are We Now?

Schiff Hardin Energy & Environmental Law Adviser

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Summaries of State Decanting Statutes

Decanting is a technique that permits a trustee to make certain modifications to an irrevocable trust. While a few states permit decanting under the common law, about half of the states have adopted decanting statutes.

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Employer-Sponsored Charities May Allow Businesses to Help Employees Affected by Recent Disasters

The destruction caused by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and the wildfires in California have led to an outpouring of charitable gifts and donations.

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SEC Proposed Rule Changes Intended to Simplify Regulation S-K

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed rule amendments last week that are intended to both simplify and modernize Regulation S-K’s disclosure requirements.