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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

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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

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Instagram Influencer Contracts: How FTC Regulations Have Spurred a Growing Legal Industry

By Alexandra Howerton   Imagine that a company sends teenagers free products to promote on their social media accounts. The teenagers, happy to receive free goods, post pictures on Instagram, tagging the company and captioning the pictures: “Check out my new stuff! #loveit =).” The next month, the company and the teenagers find out they are… Keep Reading

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#MeToo: Better for Business?

By Samantha Delbick The topic of sexual harassment has been at the forefront of public discourse since the #MeToo movement burst into the public consciousness during the fall of 2017. With people emboldened and continuing to share their stories, the anti-sexual harassment movement shows no signs of slowing down or fading anytime soon. Just as the… Keep Reading

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The Sharing Economy: The Imperfect Business Model

By Ashley Zavala  The Sharing Economy: The Future of Business?  With the integration of social media use in today’s society and the proliferation of millennial culture, millennials have embraced and created a new economic sector known as the “sharing economy.” The sharing economy is an economic sector birthed by millennial culture and is known primarily… Keep Reading

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New Chinese Court Decision Recognizing American Judgements Will Have Limited Precedential Effect

By Li Zhongheng The well-established trading relationship between China and the U.S. comes with its fair share of legal disputes. Traditionally, the judgments of American courts have not been enforced in China. However, on June 30, 2017, a Chinese local court issued a court order recognizing and enforcing an American civil money judgment. This decision… Keep Reading

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The Ban that Opened Pandora’s Box: The Impact of “Ban the Box” Ordinances on Employers Nationwide

By Gabriel Mendoza Introduction “Check here if you have a felony conviction.”[1] “Check if you’ve ever been arrested.”[2] “[Check] if you have a criminal record.”[3] Effective January 1, 2018, California joined nine other states—as well as the District of Columbia and thirty U.S. cities and counties—in mandating that both public and private employers remove questions… Keep Reading

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The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation: What Practitioners and U.S. Companies Need to Know About this New Regulation

By Krista Fonseca In order to ensure that U.S. companies maintain a competitive advantage in the European Union markets U.S. companies must comply with the GDPR and any special derogations that a Member State has enacted. Introduction The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be applicable as of May 25, 2018.[1] The GDPR… Keep Reading

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