Elan Kandel, a new member of the Global Insurance Department in New York, writes, “Assuming the current pace of merger and acquisition activity continues, 2014 is shaping up to be the most active year for mergers and acquisitions since 2007. In this sellers market, however, private equity buyout firms are facing stiff competition among themselves and Corporate America for opportunities to invest their record $1 trillion in “dry powder.” As a result, many U.S.-based private equity firms are increasingly seeking out investment opportunities in emerging markets worldwide.
The firm's annual Health Law Year in Review takes place in December this year, in past years it was held in February, at the Hub Cira Center in Philadelphia.
The number of discrimination charges filed with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission each year has steadily increased over time. And, for some employers, those charges have resulted in EEOC enforcement suits, including both direct lawsuits filed by the EEOC and intervention actions where the Agency joins in the litigation. This briefing will identify the most common and emerging issues that have received particular focus and interest by the EEOC, and will also explore ways in which employers can effectively respond to and defend against charges of discrimination or other EEOC actions.