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  • Thousands of bargaining committee members, including commercial cleaners and porters, rally in New York City in December 2023, seeking higher wages and improved benefits.
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    What employers need to know about union organizing in 2024

    The game has completely changed in the wake of the Cemex decision, attorneys from Cozen O’Connor said in a March 21 webinar.

  • SEC Chair Gary Gensler testifies before Congress
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    SEC asks 8th Circuit not to pause climate rule pending challenges

    The agency said Liberty Energy and Nomad Proppant Services have “identified no imminent harm” that would justify halting the rule’s implementation.

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    Invisible assets, visible impact: Understanding the patent advantage

    Protecting your company’s intellectual property by developing a patent strategy isn’t typically a priority for general counsel, but it should be if you want to fully monetize your company’s assets. 

  • Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock, speaks at a roundtable discussion.
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    Mississippi hits BlackRock with cease and desist order over ESG investments

    The secretary of state accused the world’s largest asset manager of securities fraud and said it could face a multimillion-dollar administrative penalty.

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    FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried gets 25 years in prison

    The former crypto exchange CEO was convicted in November on seven counts of fraud and conspiracy.

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    Walmart can break off Capital One card partnership early, judge says

    It won’t be easy for Walmart to find a new partner to replace Capital One, though, said Brian Riley, co-head of payments at Javelin Strategy & Research.

  • The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission seal hangs on the facade of its building.
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    SEC fines Arista Networks founder Bechtolsheim $1M for insider trading

    Andreas “Andy” Bechtolsheim, who resigned as Arista chairman in December, allegedly arranged put options contracts for a relative based on non-public information about an imminent deal.

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    Deere appoints chief legal officer

    Kellye Walker, formerly of Eastman Chemical Company, joins as the manufacturer faces lawsuits over farmers’ rights to repair their equipment.

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    Private plaintiffs follow DOJ’s Apple antitrust case with proposed class actions

    The lawsuits are substantively similar to the federal government’s, making them dependent on how well the agency fares in breaking up the company’s smartphone stranglehold.

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    EU wastes no time leveraging competition law to go after Apple, Meta and Alphabet

    The regulatory body has launched an investigation to see if the tech companies are using their heft to give themselves a business advantage.  

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    Visa, Mastercard reach landmark credit card settlement

    The two biggest U.S. card networks agreed to cap interchange fees for five years, among other terms, to settle merchant litigation that has lasted nearly two decades.

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    SEC asks judge to green-light $2B penalty for Ripple

    The crypto firm hasn’t accepted responsibility for the portion of XRP sales a judge ruled illegal in July, the SEC said. In a social post, Ripple’s CEO said the company would “expose the SEC for what they are” in a filing next month.

  • onstage during "The Mandalorian" panel at the Star Wars Celebration at McCormick Place Convention Center on April 14, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.
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    Mandalorian actor’s lawsuit against Disney invokes unique California law

    California Labor Code protects workers’ right to participate in political events outside of work.

  • Jim Jordan, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, strikes the gavel to start a hearing.
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    House Judiciary subpoenas As You Sow CEO, expands antitrust probe

    The Republican-led committee has summoned Andrew Behar, head of the shareholder advocacy group, for a deposition later this week as part of its ongoing ESG probe.

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    Report: DOJ opens criminal probe into RealPage, multiple landlords

    The Justice Department also has an ongoing civil investigation into the data and software provider.

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    DOJ faces tough road in Apple antitrust lawsuit

    The agency points to its challenge over Microsoft 20 years ago as a legal template, but the two cases differ in important ways, antitrust specialists say. 

  • A passenger checks-in for their flight at an airport kiosk.
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    Department of Transportation to review privacy practices of US airlines

    The review will look at how the largest 10 airlines collect, handle, maintain and use customers’ personal data.

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    SEC to face all climate rule challenges in U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals

    The agency had nine legal challenges to its rule requiring public companies to disclose certain climate risks consolidated into one venue.

  • AI and patent law
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    AI-assisted inventions should be encouraged, USPTO official says

    The practice comes with risks but the competitiveness of the U.S. relies on the future use of AI assistance in inventions, USPTO Director Kathi Vidal says. 

  • An Association of Corporate Counsel panel in Las Vegas focused on corporate pro bono programs
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    How Amazon’s legal team built a global pro bono program

    Amazon GC David Zapolsky said it’s been inspiring to see members of his department provide legal support to those in need across the world. 

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    Azure OpenAI Service has confidentiality loophole, Legaltech News reports

    A contract provision gives Microsoft the right to retain and have its employees review certain prompts, creating a problem for law firms and companies trying to protect sensitive information.

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    Fortune 500 GCs are increasingly external hires, report finds

    The growing remit of general counsel is prompting more large corporations to appoint seasoned legal chiefs, according to Russell Reynolds Associates.

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    DOJ, state AGs sue Apple for monopolization of smart phone market

    Apple has maintained monopoly power over smartphones by violating federal antitrust law, Attorney General Merrick Garland says. 

  • state laws regulating use of AI
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    16 states have AI laws, most of them to curb profiling

    Half of all states have AI laws under consideration, with profiling the biggest concern, a compilation shows.

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    U.S. Bank to pay $6M to settle CFTC WhatsApp probe

    The penalty comes a month after the SEC ordered the Minneapolis-based bank to pay $8 million over record-keeping failures and alleged use of off-channel communications.