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Skinny-Labeling in Hatch-Waxman Litigations: The Law in Flux?

The Hatch-Waxman Act was originally designed to spur pharmaceutical innovation and increase consumer access to affordable drugs. However, given the complex nature of this law, several regulatory and patent issues have come to light, including the use of carved-out labels, or “skinny labels,” by generic drug manufacturers. However, skinny labels could potentially induce infringement. Thus, the need for pharmaceutical companies to keep track of emerging issues and recent court rulings surrounding this evolving legal climate remains paramount. Listen as a panel of key thought leaders and practitioners organized by The Knowledge Group provide the audience with an in-depth look at [...]

Child Abuse and Neglect: Ethical and Responsible Reporting Guidelines

Protecting children from all forms of harm is a critical moral obligation shared by all members of society, but more so for people in positions of authority. For this purpose, state and federal laws require certain professionals, such as teachers, healthcare workers, lawyers, and other practitioners, to report any signs or suspicions of child abuse and neglect. However, mandated reporters face various ethical and legal challenges arising from issues of confidentiality and informed consent, as well as penalties for false reports and non-compliance. Hence, to mitigate potential risks, staying informed of the current guidelines in reporting child maltreatment is of [...]

The Rise of Quantum Computing: Protecting Quantum Innovations with Patents

Quantum computing is starting to gain mainstream acceptance because of its capability to revolutionize our way of processing information while safeguarding critical data through quantum-safe cryptography solutions. Various businesses are now looking into the potential of quantum computing to leverage their products and services. With the promising future of this emerging technology, companies must step in and discover how to make the most out of the vast opportunities. Quantum computing is set to transform many industries, thus, companies should prepare ahead to reap its benefits. Join a panel of key thought leaders and practitioners as they offer a comprehensive discussion [...]

Transforming Businesses with Tax Automation: Effective Tools and Best Practices

Keeping pace with the ever-evolving tax rules is one of the biggest pain points for tax teams. New legislation and regulatory updates continue to emerge which pose significant compliance challenges to businesses. Failure to adapt to the shifting regulatory paradigm may compromise business operations and incur legal liabilities. This underscores the need for organizations to integrate automated sales tax compliance solutions to help them comply with the increasingly complex tax requirements. Revamping sales tax strategy is crucial in ensuring real-time product taxability, reducing pressure on tax teams, and managing tax obligations. Join a panel of key thought leaders and practitioners [...]

Latest Updates on FINRA Arbitration Rules: Effective Litigation Strategies Explored

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) continues its heightened regulation of crowdfunding platforms, trading volume overstatements, and digital signature forgery. Several policy initiatives also remain concerning complex product trading and “restricted firm” designations.  Notably, FINRA recently proposed a new set of rule changes that aim to impose austere requirements for registered representatives seeking the expungement of customer disputes. While these are likely to create drastic implications for arbitration proceedings, practitioners must look closely at any FINRA developments to develop an effective arbitration strategy. Join a panel of key thought leaders and distinguished professionals organized by The Knowledge Group as they provide a comprehensive [...]

Chapter 11 Corporate Bankruptcy Reorganizations: Leases and Executory Contracts

A Chapter 11 bankruptcy involves numerous complex issues. One of the most complex elements of a chapter 11 bankruptcy can be the treatment of executory contracts and unexpired leases. The application of bankruptcy laws to the terms of a contract or lease can significantly alter the rights and obligations of all parties to the agreement. A thorough understanding of how bankruptcy laws intersect with contracts and leases is critical for companies considering a chapter 11 restructuring, parties to an agreement with a financially distressed counterparty, and purchasers of bankrupt businesses, among many others.

The Prevalence of Substance Abuse and Addiction Among Lawyers: Major Issues and Challenges

The excruciating workload and tough court cases that lawyers navigate daily have placed them at increased risk of substance abuse and addiction. Heavy drinking habits and abuse of drugs breed adverse psychological outcomes and poor job performance which remains to be a severe and unending problem in the legal profession. However, the fear of possible reputational damage and stigma around this scenario has placed a big barrier for lawyers in seeking medical help.

Antitrust Merger Enforcement: Significant Regulatory Developments and Issues Explored

To aggressively enforce its antitrust agenda, the Biden Administration is taking bolder approaches by ramping up antitrust enforcement. In one of its recent moves, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division jointly announced their plans to modernize current merger guidelines. The ongoing merger surge has bred mounting concerns relating to antitrust and other significant competition practices. Recent developments in this area of law also point to a stricter regulatory landscape and potential reforms. Thus, companies and all affected individuals must stay updated with the critical issues and considerations posed by this heightened scrutiny. [...]

Financial Reporting Developments and Implications for Securities Litigation

In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide and present an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent developments in Financial Reporting Developments and Implications for Securities Litigation. Speakers will also present all important issues surrounding this significant topic. Join us for this Knowledge Group Webinar!

Bolstering BSA/AML Compliance in 2023: Effective Risk Management Programs Explored

The need for banks and other financial institutions to design their Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance program is paramount to mitigate financing risks and, most importantly, ensure conformity with the heightening BSA/AML regulations. Adopting a risk-based approach that focuses on detection and mitigation measures from potential illicit financial transactions is at the core to avoid hefty fines and legal liabilities. Moreover, banks and financial institutions must keep themselves abreast with emerging regulatory developments to avoid pitfalls. Join a panel of key thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group as they delve into an in-depth discussion of [...]

Countering Fraud Risks in the Insurance Industry: A Blueprint for Your Business

New and emerging technologies continue to bring opportunities to the insurance services sector. Besides enhancing actuarial and underwriting processes, insurtech is also a cost-effective way for insurance companies to launch new product developments and improve customer experience. However, this complex networked system also poses advanced fraud risks for insurers. This underscores the need for insurance companies to recognize different fraud schemes and other cybersecurity challenges and adopt a fraud risk management program to help address the organization’s vulnerabilities. Join a panel of key thought leaders and distinguished experts organized by The Knowledge Group as they provide a comprehensive discussion of [...]

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