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May 2019

Posted on in Finance/Investment/Public Policy

The Razor’s Edge: How the Trump Administration is Loosening Dodd-Frank and the Ramifications of its Actions

By Nabi Menai             Perhaps one of the most cataclysmic events of the 21st century was the financial crisis that began in 2008. Not only did it send the United States into a historic recession, its effects reverberated around the world and the ramifications of the crisis can still be felt today. Banks and law… Keep Reading

Posted on in Manufacturing/Technology

Autonomous Vehicles Today

By Vaheh Manoukian Whether it’s Tesla, Google, or Uber, technology companies are racing to advance the technology and policies to promote the autonomous vehicle (“AV”) movement. Waymo, a project originated by Google, is leading the way in this $6 billion industry.[1] Waymo’s current mission includes safely improving and scaling AVs through robust testing. Its Arizona–based… Keep Reading

Posted on in Business Organizations/Tax

TCJA Section 199A Means Business—But What Kind?

By Claudia Fendian Introduction The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) offers no shortage of changes to U.S. tax law, but perhaps most notable is the Section 199A Deduction (commonly referred to as the “20% Deduction” or the “Pass-Through Deduction”). Understanding the requirements and implications of the 199A Deduction can be challenging.[1] Thus, this article… Keep Reading

Posted on in Public Policy/Technology

How the Compulsory Licensing System Has Impacted Sampling in Today’s Music Industry and Potential Calls for Reform

By Bruce Fan Sting recently sued up-and-coming rapper Juice WRLD for copyright infringement because Juice WRLD’s hit song “Lucid Dreams” used samples from Sting’s “Shape of My Heart.” Sampling occurs when composers “manipulate a recorded fragment of sound from a pre-existing recording and then use it as a part of a new composition.”[1] Juice WRLD’s… Keep Reading

Posted on in Government/Public Policy

Is Immigration Enforcement Good for Business? A Look Inside GEO Group, Inc.

By Ashley Zavala Spotlight – The Geo Group, Inc. Since his inauguration, President Trump has posted tweets and has implemented executive orders and immigration policies that have been extensively covered by the American news media. With politics so heavily publicized and debated, certain factors often go overlooked, such as how these immigration policies are carried… Keep Reading

Posted on in Technology

Predicting the Legal Personhood of AI through the Fate of Two Chimpanzees in the Matter of Nonhuman Rights Project, Inc. v. Lavery

By Eun Suk Yang Often, a “best friend” inherits a fortune.[1] Thus, some may imagine a future in which people will wish to bequeath their fortune to a humanoid robot whom they consider their “best friend.” Thinking that “[w]ell you seem like a person, but you’re just a voice in a computer,” one may think… Keep Reading

Posted on in Social Media/Technology

Don’t Copystrike This Article: How YouTube’s System for Handling Copyright Continues in Contention with Its Creators

By Krisha Mae Cabrera YouTube creators Ethan and Hila Klein, together known as “h3h3,” have over 6.2 million subscribers on their main channel “h3h3Productions,” 2.1 million subscribers on their secondary  “Ethan and Hila” channel, and an additional 1.8 million subscribers for their podcast channel.[1] The creators attribute their rise to fame to their parodies, skits,… Keep Reading

Posted on in Business Organizations/Capital Markets/Technology

The AT&T and Time Warner Merger: A Microcosm of a Changing M&A Industry

By Conner Morris An Introduction to the AT&T and Time Warner Merger and the DOJ Appeal  On June 12, 2018, a federal judge approved AT&T and Time Warner’s $85 billion merger, one of the largest mergers in the media and telecom industry history.[1] The merger will combine Time Warner’s content (HBO, CNN, Warner Bros, etc.)… Keep Reading

Posted on in Public Policy/Real Estate

Hey, Government! Smart Growth is Smart for Business and Curbing Climate Change

By Paulina Knotts Introduction At alarming rates, America’s growing population, industrialization, and consumerism are depleting its finite land and natural resources, while simultaneously accelerating global warming.[1] [This acceleration is largely due to heightened greenhouse gas emissions, which inefficient and unplanned “sprawl” development has increased.[2]  Sprawl is a modern “form of urbanization distinguished by leapfrog patterns… Keep Reading

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