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  • CFTC Chairman Giancarlo Reaffirms Commitment to Aggressive Enforcement Efforts
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
    David Meister, Jonathan Marcus, Daniel B. O'Connell, Shekida A. Smith
    On October 2, CFTC Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo forcefully reiterated the agency’s commitment to a robust enforcement program. In a speech to the Economic Club of Minnesota, Giancarlo said that the vigorous application of the Commodity Exchange Act and CFTC regulations is essential to a safe and fair market for consumers.
  • The Class Action Chronicle – Midyear Update
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
    Lauren E. Aguiar, John H. Beisner, Anthony J. Dreyer, Karen Hoffman Lent, Jessica D. Miller, Jason D. Russell, Nina R. Rose, Geoffrey M. Wyatt, Brian Baggetta, Kelsey M. Castleberry, Catherine Fisher, Brenna L. Frey, Tim Grayson, Hillary A. Hamilton, Kent T. Hiebel, Vishal Iyer, Andrew M. Karp, Adam K. Lloyd, Donald R. Munson, Francisco A. Nagel, Kasonni Scales, Jordan M. Schwartz, Matthew Stein, Caroline Van Ness

    This is the 20th edition of The Class Action Chronicle, a quarterly publication that provides an analysis of class action trends, along with a summary of recent class certification and Class Action Fairness Act rulings. Our publication is designed to keep both practitioners and clients up to date on class action developments in antitrust, mass torts/products liability, consumer fraud and other areas of law.

  • CFIUS Pilot Program Expands Jurisdiction to Certain Noncontrolling Investments, Requires Mandatory Declarations for Some Critical Technology Investments
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
    Michael E. Leiter, Ivan A. Schlager, Donald L. Vieira, Jonathan M. Gafni, Daniel J. Gerkin, Michelle A. Weinbaum

    On October 10, 2018, the Treasury Department issued interim rules that include a pilot program expanding CFIUS jurisdiction over noncontrolling foreign investments in critical technology companies and requiring declarations advising CFIUS of foreign investments in such companies. The interim rules are expected to take effect on November 10, 2018, but certain provisions will apply to transactions taking place as soon as October 11, 2018.