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Exclusive: SEC Selects Shamoil Shipchandler to Lead Regional Office

Exclusive: SEC Selects Shamoil Shipchandler to Lead Regional Office

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to announce this week that former East Texas federal prosecutor Shamoil Shipchandler is the agency’s next director of the Texas region, The…

U.S. Labor Dept. Proposed Rules could Impact Millions of Workers

U.S. Labor Dept. Proposed Rules could Impact Millions of Workers

The DOL issued two substantial pronouncements recently, including a proposed rule increasing the minimum salary to be paid for someone to be exempt and an administrative interpretation that most independent…

ALJ Dismisses SEC Allegations Against Houston Investment Firm

ALJ Dismisses SEC Allegations Against Houston Investment Firm

An administrative law judge for the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission has exonerated Houston-based Robare Group and two of its executives of all charges the agency brought against them…

SEC Director Woodcock Joins Jones Day

SEC Director Woodcock Joins Jones Day

David Woodcock, the regional director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Fort Worth office, plans to join Jones Day as a partner in its securities litigation practice at the…

UPDATED – Exclusive: David Woodcock Says Now a Good Time to Resign SEC Post

UPDATED – Exclusive: David Woodcock Says Now a Good Time to Resign SEC Post

David Woodcock, the director of the SEC’s Fort Worth Regional office, said Tuesday that “now is the right time to leave.” In an exclusive interview with The Texas Lawbook, Woodcock…

I can fly it for fun—why not for profit?
Proposed FAA Rules For Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

<em>I can fly it for fun—why not for profit?</em> <br>Proposed FAA Rules For Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Every week it seems another business is using unmanned aerial vehicles. So why is your company still grounded? That could change soon. This article takes an in-depth look at…

Texas Regulatory Expert Joins V&E

Texas Regulatory Expert Joins V&E

Barry Smitherman has been an investment banker who specializes in the capital markets. He prosecuted domestic violence cases as a lawyer in the Harris County District Attorney’s office. He chaired…

Attn. General Counsel: Big Changes are Coming to Wage-and-Hour Law

Attn. General Counsel: Big Changes are Coming to Wage-and-Hour Law

It is simply a matter of time before the federal government starts enacting changes that could increase minimum wage, raise the salary threshold for overtime exemption, and change commonly used…

SEC Brings Fraud Charges on Houston Investment Firm – Updated

SEC Brings Fraud Charges on Houston Investment Firm – Updated

The SEC claims Robare Group Ltd. failed to disclose a conflict of interest to its clients when it recommended they invest in particular mutual funds and in turn received compensation…

Two Former Xerox/ACS Executives and SEC Settle Charges for $675,000

Two Former Xerox/ACS Executives and SEC Settle Charges for $675,000

The former executives were represented by two Dallas attorneys: Paul Coggins of Locke Lord and Danny Ashby of K&L Gates.…

FAA and Businesses at Odds Over Commercial Drone Use

FAA and Businesses at Odds Over Commercial Drone Use

This article is an extensive update on the legal issues regarding commercial drone use and what is ahead.…

10 Months In, New Trade Secret Law is ‘Important Development’

10 Months In, New Trade Secret Law is ‘Important Development’

Some 10 months after a new state trade secret statute became effective, an expected surge in litigation hasn't ensued, experts say. …

Norton Rose Fulbright’s Litigation Trends Survey Reveals an Increasingly Active Regulatory Environment

Norton Rose Fulbright’s Litigation Trends Survey Reveals an Increasingly Active Regulatory Environment

Regulatory/investigations are near the top of the list of litigation concerns for senior in-house counsel, and more time is being spent on government or regulatory investigations in company legal departments.…

SEC v. The Wylys: Insider Trading Trial Goes Way Beyond Texas

<em>SEC v. The Wylys:</em> Insider Trading Trial Goes Way Beyond Texas

Dallas billionaire investor Sam Wyly wrote in his book 1,000 Dollars and an Idea that “the world owes a debt of gratitude” to junk bond king Michael Milken. Wyly is…

The Behind-the-Scenes Story in Mark Cuban’s Insider Trading Trial

The Behind-the-Scenes Story in Mark Cuban’s Insider Trading Trial

As Tom Melsheimer gave his closing argument to the jury last October, his client slipped him a piece a paper. “He wanted me to tell something to the jury,” Melsheimer…

Mark Cuban Launches New SEC Transcript Venture

Mark Cuban Launches New SEC Transcript Venture

Inspired by his own recent experience, Cuban is blogging about transcripts to "help people who have to decide how to engage the SEC in civil litigation."…

SEC: Texans Rank Fourth in Snitching on Business Fraud

SEC: Texans Rank Fourth in Snitching on Business Fraud

The SEC received 135 tips in 2013 from Texans blowing the whistle on bosses or business partners for possible fraud. …

SEC Examiners Invade Houston

SEC Examiners Invade Houston

Twenty-five agents of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission invade Houston next week to conduct dozens of financial examinations of broker-dealers and investment advisors that either haven’t been audited in…

SEC Operations During Federal Government Shutdown

SEC Operations During Federal Government Shutdown

Scott Kimpel and Cam Zachry provide insight into SEC operations if there's a government shut and how it impacts public companies.…

New Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act Aims to Protect Innovation

New Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act Aims to Protect Innovation

The TUTSA applies to acts of trade secret misappropriation occurring on or after Sept. 1, 2013, and is found in the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, Chapter 134A. …

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