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SEC Adopts New Approach to Rule 10b5-1’s Affirmative Defense to Insider Trading and Related Matters

January 24, 2023

Publication - Capital Markets & Securities

Naz Jalali, Kevin Roggow, and Paul D. Hallgren discuss the recently adopted amendments to Rule 10b5-1 under the Securities Exchange Act by the Securities Exchange Commission in The Legal Intelligencer.


Rogers-Shaw Deal Gets Lift as Court Rebuffs Antitrust Appeal

January 24, 2023

News - Antitrust

Michael Osborne was quoted in a Bloomberg article discussing the dismissed appeal by a Canadian appeals court in the Roger-Shaw Communications merger.


How Attys Are Advising Co-Op Boards Fearful Of Battery Fires

January 24, 2023

News - Condominiums & Cooperatives

Leni Cummins is quoted in a Law360 article discussing the recent increase in fires caused by lithium-ion batteries in New York City. While Leni is not aware of any confirmed lithium-ion explosions among her condo and co-op clients, she believes it is crucial for condo and coop boards to have conversations about implementing e-bike and scooter regulations as a preventative measure.


USCIS Extends Green Card Validity for Some Conditional Permanent Residents [Alert]

January 24, 2023

Publication - Immigration Policy & Strategy, Labor & Employment

USCIS announced it will extend the validity of Green Cards for those who properly file Form I-751 for 48 months beyond the card’s expiration date.


Opinion: Industry Committee Has No Business in Rogers-Shaw Merger Review [Financial Post]

January 24, 2023

Publication - Antitrust

Michael Osborne contributed an article to Financial Post discussing the new hearings held by the House of Commons Standing Committee in the Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications merger.


Supreme Court Unlikely to Want to Take On Rogers-Shaw Case: Competition Lawyer

January 24, 2023

News - Antitrust

In a video interview with BNN Bloomberg, Michael Osborne, chair of the firm’s Canadian Competition Practice, discussed the dismissal of the Competition Bureau’s appeal seeking to overturn the Competition Tribunal’s approval of Rogers Communications Inc.’s proposed merger with Shaw Communications Inc


State AG Pulse | “I View Businesses As Poverty Destroyers”

January 23, 2023

Publication - State Attorneys General

In the first episode in Season Two, new Virginia AG Jason Miyares dispels the myth that AGs are anti-business. He talks about how he views businesses as victims when it comes to data breaches and seeks to work with them rather than blame them.


Canada Proposes Sweeping National Security Updates to Investment Canada Act [Alert]

January 23, 2023

Publication - Antitrust, Commercial Litigation

Foreign investors in Canadian businesses are set to face tougher national security review provisions under the Investment Canada Act.


Rogers-Shaw, Canada Regulator to Duke It Out in Federal Court Over C$20 Billion Bid

January 23, 2023

News - Antitrust

Michael Osborne was quoted in a Reuters article discussing the Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications’ appeal, which will be heard tomorrow in a Federal Court of Appeal in Ottawa.


Competition Bureau Is Likely to Lose Its Appeal in Rogers-Shaw Takeover

January 23, 2023

Publication - Antitrust

Michael Osborne contributed an article to The Globe and Mail discussing the Competition Bureau’s appeal in the Rogers-Shaw Communications merger.


Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies adds Habitat for Humanity Vice President Katrell Lewis to its New York Practice

January 23, 2023

News - Government Relations - Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies

Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies adds Katrell Lewis, formerly vp of government and community partnerships for Habitat for Humanity - New York City & Westchester County, to its New York office.


Landmark Supreme Court Case Could Reshape the FCA Scienter Requirement [Alert]

January 23, 2023

Publication - Government Contracts, White Collar Defense & Investigations

The U.S. Supreme Court will soon clarify the knowledge requirement for False Claims Act (FCA) cases, agreeing to hear two such cases.


New York Note: LaSalle Rejected, City Legislation, Cannabis Dispensary

January 23, 2023

Publication - Government Relations - Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies

News in New York – Senate Judiciary Committee Votes No on LaSalle; NYC Council Passes and Introduces Legislation; First NY Cannabis Dispensary Owned by Justice-Impacted Individual Opens


Canada Gets Tough on Chinese Investors [Alert]

January 23, 2023

Publication - Antitrust, Commercial Litigation

New policies and changes to Investment Canada Act to block Chinese control of critical minerals supply chains.


The public takes aim at "un-American" noncompetes

January 20, 2023

News - Labor & Employment, Trade Secrets, Restrictive Covenants, and Computer Abuse

Michael Schmidt spoke with Axios about the Federal Trade Commission's proposed rule banning employers from using noncompete agreements.


CFPB Settles Gaze on Fine Print | FTC Closes Tab on Drizly’s Alleged Security Flaws | AGs Favor Student Debt Forgiveness

January 19, 2023

Publication - State Attorneys General

The State AG Report – 1.19.2023 Here are curated AG and federal regulatory news stories highlighting key areas in which state and federal regulators’ decisions are having an impact across the US.


Katayun I. Jaffari Elected Vice Chancellor of Philadelphia Bar Association, Will Become Chancellor in 2025

January 18, 2023

Press Release

Jaffari’s current and past Philadelphia Bar Association positions include chair of the Board of Governors, chair of the Business Law Section, co-chair of the Women’s Rights Committee, and member of the executive committee of the Public Interest Law Section.


Governor Hochul Announces Plan to Tackle New York’s Housing Crisis [Alert]

January 18, 2023

Publication - Real Estate, Zoning, Land Use & Development

During her State of the State address, Governor Kathy Hochul announced the New York Housing Compact, a strategy to build 800,000 new homes over the next decade.


DOJ Offering Increased Reductions in Fines to Incentivize Companies to Voluntarily Report Misconduct [Alert]

January 18, 2023

Publication - White Collar Defense & Investigations

Nicole H. Sprinzen & Joseph Simpson discuss the Department of Justice's changes to its existing Corporate Enforcement Policy that will grant as much as a 75% reduction in fines for companies that voluntarily self-report wrongdoing.


IRS Proposes to Permanently Allow Remote Witnessing of Spousal Consents [Alert]

January 18, 2023

Publication - Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Labor & Employment

On December 29, 2022, the IRS issued proposed regulations that would permanently allow retirement plans to accept remote participant elections and spousal consents.

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