News Updates

Statute of Limitations on Disgorgement Claims Brought by the SEC – Resolving the Circuit Split

By: Nirav P. Patel The Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) has retained the right to seek enforced restitution or disgorgement for ill-gotten profits of securities violations since 1965.1 Disgorgement entails the repayment of monies obtained as a result of alleged violations of the federal securities laws. The statute of limitations on such actions, however, has […]
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Legal and Immigration Updates – August 2017

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Implication on Visa Holders By: Deepika Singh Employers and foreign nationals in the United States on nonimmigrant work visas status (such as H-1B, L-1, and O-1 visas) are subject to severe consequences following an arrest on the grounds of driving under the influence (DUI) or driving […]
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PERM Updates

PERM Processing Times (as of 07/31/2017) Processing Queue Priority Dates Month Year Analyst Review May 2017 Audit Review January 2017 Reconsideration Requests to the CO July 2017
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Why Every Company Needs to Have an Immigration Attorney

By: Phani Bobba and Jalpa Shah, Esq. While U.S. immigration laws play a significant role in corporate transactions, immigration attorneys are often not sought advice from during mergers and acquisitions. For important reasons, immigration attorneys should be involved in mergers and acquisition from the beginning. Generally, in mergers of two or more legal entities, the […]
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Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

By: Qudrat Kunder Children’s safety has become a growing issue with the advancement of technologies, especially the internet. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) allows parents to control what information websites can collect from children. While it is especially important for websites that aim their content at a younger audience, any website that collects […]
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Preserving Confidential Information in Today’s Digital Age

By: Mishita Jethi Advancement in the digital age has dramatically transformed how attorneys engage with their clients. Most law firms, attorneys, and clients today rely exclusively on emails and other social and digital media to communicate information about their cases and about their practice areas. As technology becomes more complex and intertwined with legal representations, […]
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Facial Recognition in U.S. Airports

By: Padma Athreya The U.S. government has rolled out a plan to reshape airport security around facial recognition, playing off a wealth of passport photos and visa applications. Soon, it may be hard for visa holders to board an international flight without submitting to a facial geometry scan. Customs and Border Protection began testing facial […]
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LEX Revisers

BANKS HAVE TO BE MORE CAUTIOUS! Due to significant growth in the cyber crimes pertaining to credit card, ATM, debit card and Internet banking, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued Cyber Security Framework for the Banks, mandating Banks to put in place a Board-approved Cyber-Security Policy, which covers the risks from Cyber threats and […]
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Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2017

The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2017 was passed by the Lok Sabha on 27th July 2017 and now only the approval of Rajya Sabha along with the President’s Assent is pending to give it the stature of Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017. The major amendments proposed in the New Bill include clarity on definitions for identifying associate […]
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