Assessing the impact of executive orders, NIST's influence on cybersecurity, and more in this issue of Business News Digest

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Venable attorneys produce periodic alerts and newsletters covering a variety of topics and practice areas. For your convenience, we have assembled below a collection of the latest alerts and newsletters from March 2017.

financial markets

Fund Forum – March 2017

This issue of Venable's Fund Forum provides:

  1. a discussion of the proposed expansion of New York State's Real Estate Transfer Tax,
  2. a summary of the New York State Department of Financial Services' mandatory cybersecurity requirements for financial services entities,
  3. information on recent IRS scrutiny of micro-captive insurance companies,
  4. details on recent IRS guidance regarding the accumulated earnings tax, and
  5. a spotlight on our team and panel discussion at the upcoming SIFMA conference in San Diego.

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executive order

The Trump Executive Order Train: Why Not All Executive Orders Are Created Equal

The Executive Branch has many tools at its disposal for expressing policy preferences and implementing statutes passed by Congress. Agencies can issue regulations and discretionary guidance. The President can sign, revoke, or choose not to enforce or defend Executive Orders. When assessing the impact of a proposed regulation, rumored revocation of a previous Administration's policy, or shiny new EO, it is critical to take a step back and consider what action the Administration is taking, including the type of EO at issue.

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NIST in the Private Sector

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a non-regulatory agency within the Department of Commerce, is responsible for developing technology, metrics, and standards for federal agencies. Although relatively small and unknown by the public, it is a leader in the data protection, cybersecurity, and privacy fields. In recent years, its reach and influence in such fields have begun to extend to the private sector. Although relatively unknown by the general public, NIST has been providing valuable input to the data protection, cybersecurity, and privacy fields for many years. Recently, its reach and influence has grown along with cybersecurity concerns in all sectors.

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April 11, 2017: Government Contract M&A: What You Don't Know May Hurt You, a Deloitte-Hosted Webinar

April 20, 2017: International Law: Checklist of Key International Issues for Corporate and Business Attorneys at the MSBA Advanced Business Law Institute

May 9, 2017: Individual and Executive Liability Panel at MBA's Legal Issues & Regulatory Compliance Conference 2017

May 18, 2017: Moving Money Overseas and Back: What Every Nonprofit Operating Internationally Needs to Know, a Venable Luncheon and Webinar


NY cybersecurity requirements for financial institutions, CFPB hearing on alternative data, and more in the March 3, 2017 issue of Consumer Financial Services Practice Digest

CFPB RESPA enforcement, proposed delay of prepaid rule effective date, and more in the March 15, 2017 issue of Consumer Financial Services Practice Digest

FTC requirements for debt collectors, credit reporting of public records data, and more in the March 20, 2017 issue of Consumer Financial Services Practice Digest

Legal developments for contractors to consider, enforcement outlook for 2017, and more in the March 1, 2017 issue of Government Contracts Update

SCOTUS rules on fashion standards, House Judiciary approves a bill to make Register of Copyrights a presidential appointee, and more in the March 2017 issue of IP Buzz

Labor and employment under President Trump, news in non-competes, and more in the March 2017 issue of Labor & Employment Law Update

CFPB RESPA Enforcement: Alive and Kick(back)-ing

Don't "Waive" Your OCI Protest Grounds Goodbye Through Untimely Filing

Narrowing the Jurisdictional Channel: What the President's Executive Order on the Waters of the United States Rule Means for the Scope of Federal Jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act

New York FOIL Bill Reappears: Attorneys' Fee Standard Shifts Again

What Employers Need to Know About the GOP's Proposed "ACA Replacement"