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  Spring 2014
   
     

HOW TO RESOURCE 
Legal Issues Business Leaders Need To Know in 2014

The growth of compliance challenges and risks that businesses face shows no signs of abating in 2014. We’ve compiled a list of trending and time-sensitive legal and regulatory issues that general counsel and business leaders should be aware of. They’re worth reviewing whether your company is public, private or family owned. More >


 

ISSUES AND INSIGHTS
Learn How to Make Arbitrations Work for You

Stop treating arbitration like an afterthought and start taking control of the process! There are dozens of ways to leverage arbitration decisions to your business and litigation advantage, but chances are you’re not even aware of half of them. Arnall Golden Gregory litigators Henry R. Chalmers and Allen I. Hirsch, both experienced arbitration attorneys and arbitrators with the American Arbitration Association, share vital issues to consider when deciding whether to include an arbitration provision in a contract, how to draft an arbitration provision to your advantage, and ways to control an arbitration dispute to increase your odds of winning. More >

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AGG PAST EVENTS 
The Serious and Multi-Faceted Consequences of Data Breaches and What You Should Do 

AGG's Privacy and Consumer Regulatory Practice examines the reputational, financial, and regulatory consequences of data breaches, including the role played by the Federal Trade Commission, State Attorneys General, Congress, and various state legislatures. Our attorneys describe the best ways for companies to navigate the consequences of a data breach once it has occurred.

Top 10 Things Companies Should Know About Data Breach

Recent events, such as the Target data breach, are evidence of how critical it is for companies to have effective privacy policies, compliance management systems, and data protection and breach response plans in place. AGG's Privacy and Consumer Regulatory Practice examines data breaches, and describes 10 areas of concern that any general counsel, chief privacy or security officer, or other data protection manager should be aware of to minimize risk and respond correctly should there be a suspected data leak or theft.

HUD Multifamily Programs: Meet the Atlanta Regional Multifamily HUB Director

The Affordable Housing and Multifamily Residential Practices hosted a breakfast briefing with Ruben J. Brooks, the Atlanta Regional Multifamily HUB Director, on March 12, 2014. Attendees were given the opportunity to interact with HUD senior staff members and learn more about HUD as a multifamily financing option.

Life Science: Hot Topics in Antitrust 

The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice have become more aggressive in enforcing antitrust laws that could affect the life science industry. This was illustrated by the FTC v. Actavis case, recently decided by the United States Supreme Court, where the Court held that the rule of reason should be utilized to examine 'pay for delay' type settlements. On February 28, 2014, AGG's Food and Drug Practice and Litigation Practice offers tips to in-house counsel and companies on how to best address these issues, particularly when there is litigation.

AGG UPCOMING EVENTS 
Daily Privacy and Consumer Regulatory Alert (DPCRA) Live Webinar Series 

Arnall Golden Gregory publishes the Daily Privacy and Consumer Regulatory Alert so businesses can keep abreast of critical privacy and consumer regulatory issues. On the last Wednesday of the month from 11 am - 12 pm EDT, we conduct a complimentary CLE webinar that highlights certain “hot topics” from that month and a privacy topic that’s particularly timely. Click here to view the monthly webinar topics.

2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's

Arnall Golden Gregory will be participating in The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® on September 27 in Atlanta, GA. The walk is considered to be the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. In a display of combined strength and dedication in the fight against this devastating disease, we are calling on all friends of “AGG” to participant. If you would like to join our team and/or donate to the cause, please click here. For more information about this event, please contact our team captains, Alan C. Horowitz, Hedy Silver RubingerJennifer Downs Burgar or Lanchi Nguyen Bombalier.


  

MOST READ PUBLICATIONS
Spring 2014 Quarter
In case you missed them, below are the publications that have been most
popular with our readers in the last quarter by practice.

CORPORATE AND SECURITIES
Is the Game Worth the Candle? The Burdens of the Proposed Crowdfunding Exemption

EMPLOYMENT
Liability Release Language in Forms Authorizing Background Checks Can Land Employers in Hot Water

FOOD AND DRUG
A “Double Irish” for Life Sciences Companies

HEALTHCARE 
Nursing Home Appeals $90 Million Jury Award
 

IMMIGRATION AND GLOBAL MIGRATION
Infosys Settlement – A Cautionary Tale on Immigration Violations

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Patent Litigation Reform Legislation Continues to Move Towards Passage 
 

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
Sanctions Against Russia - Part 3: Implications for Your Company

LITIGATION 
Enforcing Your Arbitration Agreement In Federal Court When the Underlying Dispute Cannot Be Removed From State Court

REAL ESTATE
Healthcare Issues in a Retail Lease – Predictable Problems  

TAX
IRS Continues Pursuit of Taxpayers with Foreign Bank Accounts
 

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This newsletter is published by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP. This information presented provides a general summary of recent legal and regulatory developments. It is not intended to be, and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Arnall Golden Gregory celebrates its 65th anniversary this year of providing exceptional client value. With more than 150 attorneys in Atlanta and Washington, DC, we have been helping clients turn legal challenges into business opportunities.  Not if, but how.
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