Historically, companies gave little thought to antitrust considerations when they developed environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) goals and plans.
As we approach the one-year anniversary of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (“NCAA’s) interim guidance on name, image, and likeness (“NIL”), colleges and universities are starting to debut a new position: the Director of NIL Engagement.
On May 9, 2022, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) issued new guidelines to its Division I member schools on name, image, and likeness (“NIL”).
On April 4, 2022, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) Antitrust Division (the “Division”) announced important policy and practice changes to its leniency program (the “Leniency Program”) — the first substantive changes to the Antitrust Division Leniency Policy and Procedures (the “Policy”) since its inception in 1993.
On January 1, 2023, absent intervention from the California legislature, the nation’s first comprehensive data privacy law, the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”), will not only regulate consumer data but will also regulate previously exempt human resources data as well.
Speaking at the Munich Cyber Security Conference on February 17, 2022, Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) plans to prioritize “cyber disruption,” foster international partnerships, and increase its investigative and deterrent capabilities to bolster its crypto-enforcement arsenal and to combat cyber threats.
Update: The UCPA was signed into law by Governor Spencer J. Cox without amendment on March 24, 2022.
This week, Financier Worldwide Magazine released their 2022 Sanction Compliance and Enforcement RoundTable report in their March issue. David Johnson, who leads V&E’s Government Contracts, and Export Controls and Economic Sanctions practices, contributed as a panelist in the conversation, which highlights the most pressing sanctions-related issues and enforcement activity in international trade in the past year.
For over a century, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) barred student-athletes from monetizing their name, image, and likeness (“NIL”).
On December 21, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced a resolution of its criminal investigations into NatWest Markets Plc (“NatWest”), a global banking and financial services firm based in the United Kingdom.
On October 5, 2021, the Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) issued a final rule formally expanding its controls over the export of biotechnology software.