This post was written by Lane Kneedler and Pakapon Phinyowattanachip.

On September 26, 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) issued new regulations governing the disclosure by faculty members and research staff of significant financial interests related to certain federal grants, and the reporting of “financial conflicts of interest” to certain federal

This post was written by Efrem M. Grail, Elizabeth S. Fenton, and Andrew P. Cross.

Public outcry, political pressure and new regulations enacted pursuant to the Dodd-Frank legislation have empowered the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to step up its investigative and enforcement efforts. Commodities traders, derivatives brokers, and energy professionals beware; your regulators are ready

This post was written by Lorraine M. Campos.

First there were PACs. Then there were Super PACs. Now there are…”Mega-PACs”?

One of the largest sources of controversy in the 2010 election cycle was the rise of Super PACs (also known by the Federal Election Commission’s (“FEC”) far blander name, “Independent Expenditure-Only Committees”). These Super PACs

This post was written by Stephen P. Murphy.

Manufacturers and importers of children’s products in the United States were emboldened to think that the third party testing burden imposed by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (“CPSIA”) would be reduced by HR 2715, signed into law by the President on August 12, 2011.

This post was written by Christopher G. Cwalina, Amy S. Mushahwar and Frederick Lah.

On August 15, the Federal Trade Commission issued an advisory opinion letter saying that it has no present intention to challenge the Council of Better Business Bureaus’ accountability program for companies engaged in online behavioral advertising. The program is designed to