White House tax reform principles, preparing for enforcement of the FCPA, 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 April 2017.

financial reports

Fund Forum – April 2017

This issue of Venable's Fund Forum discusses:

  • Cyber diligence and practical advice for managing cyber risk in the deal context
  • An optimistic outlook for community banks
  • Enterprise risk management advice for community banks
  • A tax update for VC funds
  • An examination of regulatory rules impacting the financial services industry
  • A spotlight on our team and panel at the ACG InterGrowth conference in Las Vegas

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The White House

The White House Tax Reform Principles

The Trump administration released a set of principles and provisions for guiding tax reform. Presented by Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and NEC Director Cohn, the plan incorporated many of Trump's campaign promises but provided few specifics on how such a plan would work. Secretary Mnuchin and Director Cohn both declined to comment on when the full details of the plan will be available but they noted that the administration is "determined to move as fast as we can and get this done this year."

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global perspective

Full Steam Ahead: Prepare for Enforcement of the FCPA

Despite a recent lull in FCPA resolutions, a top U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) official confirms that, under the new administration, the DOJ is committed to continued aggressive enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

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money and pills

ACA Repeal-and-Replace Continues: What Employers Need to Know About the MacArthur Amendment

On April 25, 2017, a new proposal tweaking the repeal-and-replace legislation surfaced. Called the "MacArthur Amendment" because it was proposed by Representative Tom MacArthur, it has not been subject to any debate and may or may not move forward. The MacArthur Amendment has significant implications for the individual health insurance market, especially with respect to affordability and availability of coverage. Those issues are important, but they are not our focus here. This alert provides a brief summary of the ways in which the MacArthur Amendment could affect employer group health plans.

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financial data

What's Inside the CFPB Enforcement Policies and Procedures Manual 2.0

Despite facing significant legal challenges and a shifting political landscape, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is virtually unrestrained in its ability to launch investigations and threaten enforcement actions. We've obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request the most recent official CFPB Enforcement Policies and Procedures Manual Version 2.0. The Enforcement Policies and Procedures Manual "is the source for policies governing the work of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Office of Enforcement." As a result, it is the agency's playbook for investigations and enforcement actions that continue to make headlines and reverberate through the consumer financial services legal and regulatory landscape.

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A legal tip for content creators and distributors, the perpetual duty of trademarking, and more in the April 2017 issue of IP Buzz

CFPB focuses on business lending, a self-help guide for community banks, and more in the April 13, 2017 issue of Consumer Financial Services Practice Digest

Criminal charges brought against telemarketers, FTC confirms interest in lead generation, and more in the April 2017 issue of Lead Generation Digest

Key Legal Tip for Creators, Publishers, or Distributors of Content: Make Certain That You Have Media Insurance

House Financial Services Committee Hearing on "The 2016 Semi-Annual Reports of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection"

The "More Muscular" Buy American Policy Involves a Waiting Period

Legal Developments for Contractors to Consider

A Look into Trump's New Executive Orders on Trade

Regulatory Roll-Back: Frequently Asked Questions on the President’s New "One In-Two Out" Regulatory Policy

New York City Council Passes Ban on Salary History Inquiries

The D.C. Universal Paid Leave Act Is Passed into Law

Asking About or Using Employee Credit Information Is an Unlawful Employment Practice in D.C.