Monthly Archives: February 2019
What opportunities and risks International Coin Offerings (ICOs) pose for Australia and whether our regulatory framework is well placed to manage those opportunities and risks is the subject of an Issues Paper released by Treasury in the most recent regulatory response to the growing digital environment and structural changes in financial services markets. Interested parties can make submissions by 28 February 2019.
Connolly Gallagher’s Managing Partner, Chip Connolly Appointed to The First State Fintech Lab Advisory Board
Arthur G. (“Chip”) Connolly III was appointed to The First State Fintech Lab advisory board. According to co-founder, John Collins, “In our Advisory Board we have assembled a diverse, world class group of leaders who see the potential Delaware has to be a financial technology leader. As the rewiring of traditional financial relationships takes place, we need to make sure that no one is left behind.”
The 25th episode of McDonald Hopkins’ podcast series MH Business Exchange has been released.
During the episode entitled “Cybersecurity Best Practices for the Healthcare Industry,” McDonald Hopkins healthcare attorney Rick Hindmand joins host Mike Witzke for a deeper dive into the topic.
Free the Data! . . . Better Think Twice . . . . Legal Issues regarding Data Sharing and Secondary Data Use
Data is king! A robust privacy, security and data governance approach to data management can position an organization to avoid pitfalls and maximize value from its data strategy. In fact, some of the largest market cap firms have successfully harnessed the power of data for quite some time. To illustrate this point, the Economist boldly published an article entitled “The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data.” This makes complete sense when research shows that 90% of all data today was created in the last two years, which translates to approximately 2.5 quintillion bytes of data per day.
#WearRedDay is held the 1st Friday of Feb to raise awareness about heart disease being the #1 killer of women. Our offices raised more than $1,300 today!
As we’ve discussed, the California Court of Appeal in AMN Healthcare, Inc. v. Aya Healthcare Services, Inc., recently ruled that a broadly worded contractual clause that prohibited solicitation of employees for one year after employment was an illegal restraint on trade under California law.
Seventh Circuit Holds External Job Applicants Cannot Pursue Disparate Impact Claims Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act
In a major decision sure to provoke controversy and legislative attempts to overrule it, the en banc Seventh Circuit, by a vote of 8 to 4, has held in Kleber v. CareFusion Corp., (No. 17-1206, Jan 23, 2019), that Section 4(a)(2) of the federal Age Discrimination In Employment Act (“ADEA”) does not provide rejected external applicants with a cause of action.
The Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR), established on 30 January 2012, has celebrated its seventh birthday.