January 8, 2018

Shira Scheindlin and Joel Cohen author op-ed "After #MeToo, we can’t ditch due process"

The Guardian | Former United States District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin, of counsel in Stroock’s Litigation Group, and Joel Cohen, of counsel in Stroock’s Litigation and Government Relations Groups, authored an op-ed in The Guardian that discusses the recent groundswell of high profile “televictions” of men accused of workplace harassment and finding a better way to deliver justice so that everyone is given a fair shake through a swift and fair process.


JAN17

AIRROC and Stroock are pleased to host AIRROC's first event of 2018 in New York City on January 17.

This program covers a range of topics including tips and trends in insurance insolvency, best practices and emerging technology in claims handling, and an update on insurance business transfer statutes in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Oklahoma.

Karen Weldin Stewart (The Weldin Group, Inc.), former Delaware Commissioner of Insurance, will present a keynote speech on the opportunities and challenges facing insurers in receivership as we begin 2018.

  • January 24, 2018 - NYSBA Annual Meeting 
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  • January 24, 2018 - Trade Policy Forum's CFIUS in 2018: Is It Time to Reform the CFIUS Process?
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  • January 31, 2018 - ACI's 4th National Forum on CFIUS & Team Telecom 
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  • December 28, 2017 | STROOCK SPECIAL BULLETIN

    "The Largest Tax Reform in 30 Years"

    On December 20, 2017, Congress passed the bill informally known as the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act", and on December 22, 2017, the president signed it into law as Public Law 115-97 (the "Tax Reform Act" or the "Act"). The final version of the law is based mostly on the previous Senate bill, but has many significant modifications.

    This Stroock Special Bulletin discusses certain significant provisions in the Tax Reform Act, and how they may impact individuals and businesses starting in 2018.

  • December 22, 2017 | STROOCK SPECIAL BULLETIN

    "ISO-lated No More?"
    Alternative Minimum Tax thresholds in the Tax Reform Act

    The reconciliation of the House and Senate versions of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, the sweeping tax reform bill overhauling the U.S. federal income tax code (the “Tax Reform Act”), has been finalized and signed by the President. One of the features of the Tax Reform Act is the change in the thresholds considered for the alternative minimum tax (“AMT”).

    The changes in the AMT may present opportunities for those who may wish to consider granting incentive stock options, or ISOs. This Stroock Special Bulletin provides a brief overview for consideration by clients and friends.

  • December 14, 2017 | STROOCK SPECIAL BULLETIN

    "December 31 Deadline for Electronically Registering DMCA Agents with the Copyright Office"

    Online service providers who wish to avail themselves of the safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) face a December 31, 2017 deadline to register with the Copyright Office.

    Failure to electronically register a DMCA agent before the deadline can result in increased risk of liability for copyright infringement on such provider’s website.

  • December 4, 2017 | STROOCK SPECIAL BULLETIN

    "The Elephant in the Room"

    This Stroock Special Bulletin discusses legislation introduced in the Senate by Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) that would give the U.S. Secretary of Commerce the power to review foreign investments in the United States to determine their “economic effect.” Following that review, the Secretary could order modification of the investment – or prohibit it outright. The Brown-Grassley bill was introduced shortly before the comprehensive CFIUS reform bill introduced by Senator John Cornyn and others on November 8th. The Cornyn bill (which has already attracted some business critics) does not direct CFIUS to consider the economic impact of foreign investments.

    The broad reach of the Brown/Grassley bill makes it an easy target, given the extraordinary power it would vest in the Commerce Secretary. It is not likely to pass. Nevertheless, Brown and Grassley are senior lawmakers. Chances are very good that Congress will enact CFIUS reform legislation in 2018, and there will be pressure to write some measure of economic protection into the bill. All of this argues for taking a hard look at the Brown-Grassley proposal.