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The Affordable Care Act: major actions in 2017 and what to expect in 2018

Although the U.S. Congress was not successful in its attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in full by the end of 2017, President Trump took another route in October 2017 and released an Executive Order aimed at essentially weakening the law at its most critical points. The EO directed officials in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), alongside both the Departments of Labor and Treasury, to move forward in promulgating certain regulatory changes that began impacting the health insurance markets in 2017. This ongoing evolution will certainly continue on through 2018 and beyond.


To learn more about these regulatory change directives, please read the full article written by DLA Piper Policy Advisor Melissa Gierach.

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The Financial Report

In the latest issue of DLA Piper’s Financial Report Series, which offers financial news from the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe, our colleagues discuss and analyze:

  • News from the Americas
  • US Securities and Exchange Commission Developments
  • US Commodity Futures Trading Commission Developments
  • US Banking and Treasury Department Developments
  • US Exchanges and Self-Regulatory Organizations
  • News from Asia and the Pacific
  • News from Europe
  • Global Regulators

Read the entire issue here.

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Dutch Government’s proposals for the introduction of a binding, pre-insolvency composition – the “Dutch Scheme”

In our latest Restructuring Global Insight Series e-newsletter, our colleagues Marc Molhuysen and Connie van Niekerk take a look at the so-called “Dutch Scheme” to better understand the proposal likely to transform Netherlands insolvency legislation.  To learn more about the recently drafted bill, referred to as the Court Confirmation of Extrajudicial Restructuring Plans to Prevent Bankruptcy Act (Wet homologatie onderhands akkoord ter voorkoming van faillissement, the “WHOA”), please click here.

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Donald Trump’s America: Financial Risks and Rewards in a New Era…. and Why The Experts Got It All Wrong

On November 29th, we co-hosted a breakfast event with Yigal Arnon & Co. featuring Gregory Zuckerman, Special Writer at the Wall Street Journal.  Mr. Zuckerman gave fascinating insights into President Trump’s impact on the global economy, with a special focus on Israel. His talk concluded with a short Q & A session with the audience, which included a number of U.S. expats.

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Beware secured creditors: The newly amended US Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure now require filing a proof of claim

In our last Restructuring Global Insight e-newsletter of 2017, San Francisco-based partner, Joshua D. Morse, discusses certain recent amendments to Rule 3002 of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure (which became effective on December 1, 2017), which impose affirmative obligations on secured creditors to protect the right to distribution in a bankruptcy case.  To read the article, please click here.

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Jay Finkelstein Leads International Negotiations Course at TAU Law School

On January 1, 2018, DLA Piper’s Israel Country Group had the pleasure of visiting the law school at Tel Aviv University (TAU) to observe an intensive international negotiations mini-course led by our colleague, Jay Finkelstein.  The course is structured around a simulated negotiation exercise, spanning over two weeks, in which students from TAU and UC Berkeley School of Law actively participate in training, class discussions, written exchanges, and, ultimately, multi-day live negotiations.   This now his fourth year teaching at TAU, Jay also regularly teaches the course to students and professionals around the world.  Our own Jeremy Lustman taught a similar course alongside Jay in late 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya as part of DLA Piper’s New Perimeter Global Pro Bono Initiative, helping to train mid-level government lawyers involved in negotiating contracts related to natural resources.

Our group was also treated to a tour of the TAU law school, led by Professor David Schorr, where we had the opportunity to meet with Dean Sharon Hannes, as well as learn about the important work undertaken by the various clinics of the law school, including the Holocaust Survivors’ Rights Clinic, the Refugee Rights Clinic, and the Environmental Justice and the Protection of Animal Rights Clinic.

We look forward to Jay’s return to Israel in the spring, when he will again lead the negotiations course for students from TAU law school and Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law.

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IP & Tech News: Text, Blood and Rock ‘N’ Roll


As we all know, the EU’s GDPR understandably received a lot of attention in 2017.  At the same time, of course, we can’t lose sight of other jurisdictions.  In our 2017 Q4 issue of Intellectual Property and Technology News (North America), our colleagues deliver an instructive study of eDiscovery rules, address global cybersecurity and data protection from a risk management standpoint, and dial in multiple patent matters, among other things.

To see our complete Intellectual Property and Technology News Series, please click here.

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Be Global: 2017 in review

In this month’s edition of our Be Global: Employment law newsletter, our colleagues bring together a summary of the most significant international employment law developments from the past 12 months, as reported on GENIE, DLA Piper’s Global Employment, News, Insights & Events website.  Be Global is our snapshot of key global employment law developments designed to help you identify legal hot spots across your global operations and assess the impact on your employment practices and procedures.

To read this month’s newsletter, click here.