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June 28, 2017

On June 14, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) updated its Policy Manual to further clarify the “at risk” requirements for EB-5 capital investments and provided additional guidance on redeployment. Read our client alert for more information.

Client Alert
April 23, 2014

Marc Lieberman and Mark Lasee co-author "Impact of GASB's New Pension Rules on Government Bond Ratings," which was published in the April 14, 2014 edition of Pension & Investments online newspaper.

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April 9, 2013
As noted in our March 28, 2013 Client Alert, on March 15, 2013 the federal Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued an advisory which stated that all swap participants needed to obtain a Legal Entity Identifier number (also known as an LEI or CICI) prior to April 10, 2013. While the language of the CFTC’s advisory was unambiguous, it conflicted with a prior CFTC regulation which provided participants in existing swaps until October 7, 2013 to obtain a CICI (although anyone entering into a new swap on or after April 10 must have a CICI when entering into the new swap). Although some CFTC staff have reportedly orally acknowledged the October 7 date is correct, the CFTC has not yet officially clarified the advisory.
Client Alert
March 28, 2013

As part of the reporting regime under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, all parties to swap agreements (Swap Participants), including municipal issuers, need to have Legal Entity Identifier numbers (also known as LEIs or CICIs) that are used when dealers report swaps. Note this requirement even applies with respect to certain swaps that already have been terminated to the extent they were in effect on or after April 25, 2011. Read this client alert for more information about the need to apply for or certify LEIs.

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