Monthly Archives: March 2022

Video: Record-Shattering Year for FCA Recoveries in Health Care – Thought Leaders in Health Law

From our Thought Leaders in Health Law video series:  The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) collected $5.6 billion in False Claims Act recoveries in fiscal year (FY) 2021.

That is over twice as much as 2020, and a record 90 percent of the total was collected from the health care and life sciences industries.

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Breakfast Meeting – Focus: United Arab Emirates

Breakfast Meeting - Focus: United Arab Emirates
EXP Legal is pleased to announce the new serie of “Breakfast Meeting” designed to meet…

On April 5, 2022, from 9:30 am to 11:00 am, EXP Legal will host a round table, in Rome, to discuss and analyze all the new investment opportunities in the United Arab Emirates tailored to the interests of Italian companies.

Guest of the meeting will be Mrs. Federica Bertollini, Managing Director of NUR International Group – Dubai, who will introduce attendees to the main innovations in terms of investment incentives made available by the United Arab Emirates to foreign investors.

Schedule:

  • 9:15 am – Registration of attendees;
  • 9:30 am – Commercial relations between Italy and the UAE – G. Cherubini, S. Rossi;
  • 9:45 am – Investment opportunities in the UAE for Italian companies – F. Bertollini;
  • 10:15 am – Brief overview of the reform of UAE company law – Avv. G. Cherubini, Avv. S. Rossi;
  • 10:30 am – Brief overview of the current Italian loans and grants for internationalization projects – Avv. S. Rossi;
  • 10:45 am – Q&A and light breakfast.

The event will be held in Italian and will take place at EXP Legal Law Firm – Rome office (Via di Ripetta, 141) and is intended for a maximum of 6 companies / professionals (maximum 1 person per company / professional). A second edition of the event will take place on April 12, 2022, at 9:30 am.

For any questions and reservations, please contact info@explegal.it.

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Video: State of the Union, Federal Task Force Report, Biden’s SCOTUS Pick – Employment Law This Week

As featured in #WorkforceWednesday:  This week, we’re looking at how employment laws and regulations are being impacted by the Biden administration’s recent actions on the international and national stages.

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President Biden Signed the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021

On March 3, 2022, President Biden, as expected, signed the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021 (“Act”) into law. As we previously explained, the Act amends the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) to make pre-dispute arbitration agreements for sexual assault and sexual harassment claims invalid and unenforceable. Parties remain free, however, to mutually agree to arbitration after a claim has been asserted. The new law delegates any disputes regarding the Act, including as to the arbitrability of claims, to the courts, and not an arbitrator, to decide.

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Camille Vignaud, Newest Member of our Insurance Law Practice Group

March 7, 2022 — RSS is pleased to announce that Camille Vignaud is joining the firm’s Insurance Law team. Camille’s experience is remarkably rich and diversified: graduate studies in France, experience as a litigator and advanced research and drafting courses.

Rachel Clément, the group’s Co-chair, is delighted with this recruit. “Soon as we saw Camille’s résumé, we knew that she has the ideal profile for our team, and will help RSS remain a first-rate law firm. Our clients deserve nothing but the best!”

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ILN Today Post

TRADE ENFORCEMENT DIGEST SERIES Noteworthy OFAC, FCPA, EAR, & ITAR Sanctions Enforcement Actions in 2021

Are your company’s trade activities under scrutiny by U.S. Government regulatory agencies? The answer is ….. yes!  Any U.S. business, regardless of size, commodity, or service provided, that engages in international transactions or with foreign parties is subject to enforcement actions for trade violations. But you can be prepared and avoid negative revenue stream impacts created by the imposition of U.S. regulatory agency enforcement actions for violations of export controls, economic sanctions, and anti-corruption compliance requirements. Read more…

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Social Media’s Potential Harms Continue To Be In the Spotlight

President Biden, during his first State of the Union address, called on Congress to “strengthen privacy protections, ban targeted advertising to children, [and] demand [that] tech companies stop collecting personal data on our children.” Specifically, the President is asking Congress to invest in research on social media’s mental harms, noting that there has already emerged research suggesting that social media is associated with negative mental health outcomes, particularly among young people, and that children under 18 are disproportionately vulnerable to the dangerous and harmful content they might encounter online. Read more…

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President Biden’s Vaccination Mandates for Federal Employees and Contractors Remain in Limbo

While the fate of two COVID-19 vaccination rules by federal agencies were decided in January by the Supreme Court of the United States, millions of employees working for the federal government, whether directly or as a contractor, have been waiting for clarity in the wake of court orders halting Presidential efforts to promote vaccination.  Here is a brief update on the status of litigation challenging the extent of the President’s authority to command the Executive Branch.

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Is a Recording Made Unbeknownst to a Party Admissible in Evidence?

By Patrick Henry, from our Insurance Law Practice Group

March 4, 2022 — That question was answered by the Superior Court in Droit de la famille — 2260, 2022 QCCS 136, a decision of January 18, 2022. The fact that the case was a family law dispute influenced the Court’s approach. Separating parents were arguing about custody and parenting time for their three-year-old daughter. At the hearing, the mother wanted to produce as evidence two videos of the father with the child, and audio recordings of private conversations with him. The father objected, arguing that these recordings were a violation of his privacy.

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District of Columbia Is Poised to Postpone Non-Compete Law Until October 2022

The D.C. Council (the “Council”) is poised to further postpone the Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Act 23-563) (the “Act”). On March 1, 2022, Councilmember Elissa Silverman introduced emergency legislation (B24-0683) that would push back the Act’s applicability date from April 1 to October 1, 2022. Councilmember Silverman simultaneously introduced and the D.C. Council adopted an emergency declaration resolution (PR24-0603) allowing the measure to proceed directly to Mayor Muriel Bowser’s desk for signing after a single reading.

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