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Update: Senate Passes Revised Version of Inflation Reduction Act of 2022; Carried Interest Changes Omitted and Tax on Corporate Stock Buybacks Added

On August 7, 2022, the Senate voted 51-50 to pass the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which broadly addresses climate change, taxes, health care, and inflation. The action sends the measure to the House of Representatives for a vote as early as Friday of this week. 

Client Alert | August 10, 2022

Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 Would Modify the Tax Treatment of Carried Interests, Include a Corporate Minimum Tax, and Expand Clean Energy Tax Incentives

On July 27, 2022, Senator Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) and Senator Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) announced an agreement on a reconciliation package entitled the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 to address climate change, taxes, health care, and inflation.

Client Alert | July 29, 2022

Roscoe Jones, Jr. Elected to The American Law Institute

Washington, D.C. partner Roscoe Jones, Jr. was elected as a member of The American Law Institute, which “drafts, discusses, revises, and publishes Restatements of the Law, Model Codes, and Principles of Law.”

Firm News | July 25, 2022

Mylan Denerstein Named Among New York’s Notable Diverse Leaders in Law 2022

Crain’s New York Business named New York partner Mylan Denerstein to its 2022 Notable Diverse Leaders in Law list, which honors attorneys who “excel in their practice at New York’s leading law firms across a range of specialties” and “demonstrate a commitment to community service, philanthropy, professional mentorship, and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.”

Firm News | July 11, 2022

The FTC at Full Strength: What to Expect Next

The addition of Commissioner Alvaro Bedoya establishes the first Democratic majority at the FTC since Commissioner Rohit Chopra left the agency. This alert addresses key issues that may see more activity in light of the new Democratic majority.

Client Alert | May 16, 2022

CFPB Invokes Dormant Dodd-Frank Authority to Regulate Nonbank Financial Companies

On April 25, 2022, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that it will begin relying upon a “largely unused legal provision” of the Dodd-Frank Act to supervise nonbank financial companies that purportedly pose risks to consumers.

Client Alert | May 5, 2022

The Biden Administration’s Digital Assets Executive Order and Its Implications

On March 9, 2022, President Biden signed a long-awaited Executive Order regarding the U.S. government’s strategy for digital assets. Our lawyers review the three principal takeaways from the Executive Order.

Client Alert | March 10, 2022

Mylan Denerstein and Randy Mastro Named to City & State New York’s 2022 Law Power 100

New York partners Mylan Denerstein and Randy Mastro were named to City & State New York’s 2022 Law Power 100, recognizing “the legal professionals who aren’t simply influential in their field, but powerful in New York’s governmental landscape.”

Firm News | March 7, 2022

Mylan Denerstein Named Among New York’s Notable Black Leaders 2022

Crain’s New York Business named New York partner Mylan Denerstein to its 2022 Notable Black Leaders list, which honors “talented and accomplished Black individuals whose professional and communal achievements enhance New York City and the lives of its inhabitants.”

Firm News | February 23, 2022

Roscoe Jones, Jr. Named to The National Black Lawyers Top 100 Black Lawyers

Washington, D.C. counsel Roscoe Jones, Jr. was named to The National Black Lawyers Top 100 Black Lawyers, “an honor given to only a select group of lawyers for their superior skills and qualifications in the field.”

Firm News | December 13, 2021

Roscoe Jones, Jr. Receives Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Award

Washington, D.C. counsel Roscoe Jones, Jr. received the Brooks Burdette “Rising Impact” New Board Member Award by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law because he “has distinguished himself through pro bono efforts on critical policy matters in 2021,” including his work for Kristen Clarke’s nomination to serve as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights and for the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.

Firm News | December 9, 2021

Infrastructure Bill’s New Reporting Requirements May Have Sweeping Implications for Cryptocurrency Ecosystem

On November 15, 2021, President Biden signed into law the “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act,” which adds new reporting requirements for certain cryptocurrency transactions that have little to do with infrastructure, but could have potentially dramatic implications for millions of United States businesses and consumers who have embraced cryptocurrency for its efficiency, transparency, and accessibility.

Client Alert | November 18, 2021

Mylan Denerstein Named to City & State New York’s 2021 The Power of Diversity: Women 100

New York partner Mylan Denerstein was named to City & State New York’s 2021 The Power of Diversity: Women 100, recognizing “the prominent women wielding power across New York state.”

Firm News | November 9, 2021

Gibson Dunn Promotes 27 Lawyers to Partnership

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has elected 27 new partners, effective January 1, 2022. 

Press Releases | November 4, 2021

Webcast: Recent Developments at the New York State Department of Financial Services

The New York State Department of Financial Services is the state’s primary regulator of financial institutions and activity, with jurisdiction over approximately 1,400 financial institutions and 1,800 insurance companies. In this webcast, a panel of Gibson Dunn lawyers discusses not only changes to the agency’s leadership and organizational structure, but also recent developments with respect to the agency’s guidance, regulations, and enforcement matters.

Webcasts | October 25, 2021

U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Proposes Substantial Extension and Expansion of Clean Energy Tax Incentives

If enacted into law in its current form, the Build Back Better Act would substantially extend and expand available clean energy tax incentives, including the investment tax credit (“ITC”), the production tax credit (“PTC”), and the carbon capture and sequestration credit. Gibson Dunn lawyers examine the current state of the proposed legislation.

Client Alert | October 13, 2021

The U.S. Comptroller of the Currency Nominee and Her Writings: What They Mean for Banks and Fintechs

On September 23, 2021, President Joseph Biden announced his intention to nominate Professor Saule Omarova of Cornell Law School to be the next Comptroller of the Currency. This alert touches on the key themes of her academic writings and addresses how these themes could translate into regulatory priorities at the OCC and FDIC.

Client Alert | September 27, 2021

Bipartisan Group of Senators Strikes Infrastructure Deal, But Challenges For Senate Passage Remain

On March 31, 2021, President Biden unveiled the American Jobs Plan (“Jobs Plan”), a sweeping $2.25 trillion proposal designed to create jobs through upgrading public infrastructure, revitalizing manufacturing, prioritizing workforce training, and expanding long-term health care services.

Client Alert | June 15, 2021

Second Circuit Dismisses New York DFS Lawsuit Challenging Special Purpose National Bank Charters

On June 3, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued an important decision dismissing a lawsuit by the New York State Department of Financial Services, which was challenging the authority of the federal Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to grant special purpose national bank charters.

Client Alert | June 7, 2021

New York State Legalizes Online Sports Wagering

The New York State Legislature, as part of its annual revenue bill, has authorized mobile sports wagering in New York, and the Governor is expected to sign that bill momentarily.

Client Alert | April 13, 2021

Senator Klobuchar Proposes Major Antitrust Bill

On February 4, 2021, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced S. 225, the Competition and Antitrust Law Enforcement Act, a comprehensive legislative effort to revamp current antitrust laws and strengthen enforcement. On March 11, 2021, as the Chair of the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee, Senator Klobuchar gaveled in the first of likely many hearings on antitrust policy in the 117th Congress.   

Client Alert | March 22, 2021

Mylan Denerstein and Randy Mastro Named to City & State New York’s 2021 Law Power 100

New York partners Mylan Denerstein and Randy Mastro were named to City & State New York’s 2021 Law Power 100, recognizing those who are “having an impact in New York’s political and government spheres.” The list was published on March 15, 2021.

Firm News | March 16, 2021

President Biden Issues Executive Orders on Climate Change Policy

On January 27, 2021, Climate Day, President Biden issued two Executive Orders and a Memorandum addressing the “climate crisis” and scientific integrity, which include a moratorium on new oil and gas lease permits on federal lands and waters.

Client Alert | February 9, 2021

New York State Department of Financial Services Round-Up – February 2021

The New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) is the state’s primary regulator of financial institutions and activity, with jurisdiction over approximately 1,500 financial institutions and 1,800 insurance companies. Gibson Dunn lawyers summarize recent key developments regarding the agency.

Client Alert | February 2, 2021

Webcast: New Congress and New Administration: A Different Legislative and Policy Landscape for Companies

In this webcast, a panel of Gibson Dunn lawyers explores the policy agenda of the Biden Administration and the legislative agenda of the 117th Congress, and how both could impact the private sector.

Webcasts | January 22, 2021

Small Business Administration Publishes Interim Final Rules for First Draw and Second Draw PPP Loans

In early January 2021, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued two interim final rules incorporating changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) prescribed by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act. Gibson Dunn lawyers discuss the key provisions of the interim final rules.

Client Alert | January 14, 2021

Financial Policy in the Incoming Biden Administration: What Can We Expect?

Washington, D.C. counsel Roscoe Jones Jr., New York partner Joel Cohen, Washington, D.C. partner Michael Bopp, New York partner Arthur Long, Washington, D.C. partner Jeffrey Steiner, Washington, D.C. associate Samantha Ostrom, Orange County associate Maggie Zhang and San Francisco associate Alexandra Farmer are the authors of "Financial Policy in the Incoming Biden Administration: What Can We Expect?" published by Wall Street Lawyer in its December 2020 issue. 

Article | January 8, 2021

Coronavirus Relief Package Passed by Congress Would Revive Paycheck Protection Program and Provide Additional Relief to Eligible Businesses

On December 21, 2020, Congress passed a massive $2.3 trillion, 5,593-page, bicameral and bipartisan year-end legislation package to fund the government and provide long-delayed coronavirus relief.

Client Alert | December 23, 2020

Webcast: What’s Next? The Legislative and Policy Landscape After the 2020 Election

Following the U.S. election of 2020, this webcast explores the agenda and policy goals of the Administration and Congress in 2021 that could impact the private sector.  The webcast discusses the upcoming Washington agenda, potential roadblocks, and how the process may play out.

Webcasts | December 2, 2020

Gibson Dunn Ranked in the 2021 UK Legal 500

Gibson Dunn earned 13 practice area rankings in the 2021 edition of The Legal 500 UK. Four partners were named to Legal 500’s Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals who receive consistent feedback from their clients for continued excellence, and four other partners were named Leading Lawyers in their respective practices.

Firm News | October 5, 2020

Webcast: Recent Developments at the New York State Department of Financial Services

In this one-hour webcast, three experienced Gibson Dunn practitioners explain key developments at the New York State Department of Financial Services as of July 2020.

Webcasts | July 9, 2020

Best Lawyers in France 2021 Recognizes 17 Gibson Dunn Attorneys

Best Lawyers in France 2021 recognized 17 Gibson Dunn attorneys and named Gibson Dunn the Insolvency and Reorganization Law “Law Firm of the Year.”

Firm News | June 25, 2020

New York State Businesses Must Adhere to Strict Compliance Requirements As They Reopen

On June 17, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that New York City and Long Island will proceed to the next phase of the State’s reopening process.

Client Alert | June 18, 2020

Federal Reserve Modifies Main Street Lending Programs to Expand Eligibility and Attractiveness

On June 8, 2020, the Federal Reserve announced revisions to the three Main Street lending facilities it is creating under the CARES Act.

Client Alert | June 9, 2020

President Signs Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

On June 5, 2020, the President signed into law H.R. 7010, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (“PPP Flexibility Act”), which relaxes a number of requirements of and restrictions on the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) and clarified by subsequent guidance from the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury.[i]  The bill passed the House by a vote of 417-1 and the Senate by voice vote, reflecting the strong bipartisan support behind the legislation.  Below is a summary of the major changes to the PPP instituted by the PPP Flexibility Act. 

Client Alert | June 8, 2020

New York State Legislature Passes Relief Package for Renters and Property Owners

On May 28, 2020, the New York State Legislature fast-tracked a set of bills providing accommodations for renters and property owners affected by COVID-19.

Client Alert | June 2, 2020

Federal Reserve Releases Application Materials and Guidance for the Main Street Lending Programs

On May 27, 2020, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston released additional information on the three lending facilities the Federal Reserve is creating under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

Client Alert | June 1, 2020

Mylan Denerstein Named to City & State New York’s 2020 Albany Power 100

New York partner Mylan Denerstein was named to City & State New York’s 2020 Albany Power 100 list, recognizing the “power structure in Albany” and the “ebbs and flows in political influence.” The list was published on June 1, 2020.

Firm News | June 1, 2020

President Trump Issues Executive Order on Regulatory Relief to Support Economic Recovery

On May 19, 2020, President Trump signed an executive order entitled “Regulatory Relief to Support Economic Recovery," which seeks “to combat the economic consequences of COVID-19.” The Order instructs agencies to “rescind[], modify[], waiv[e], or provid[e] exemptions from regulations and other requirements that may inhibit economic recovery.”

Client Alert | May 20, 2020

Small Business Administration Publishes Loan Forgiveness Application

On May 15, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) released the much anticipated loan forgiveness application for loans issued under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Client Alert | May 18, 2020

New York Moratorium on Residential and Commercial Evictions Extended Through August 20, 2020

On May 7, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state’s moratorium on residential and commercial COVID-19-related evictions will be extended through August 20 and that new rent relief measures will be imposed.

Client Alert | May 7, 2020

Federal Reserve Issues New Guidance on Primary Market Corporate Credit Facility, Including Use of Subsidiary Issuers

The Federal Reserve issued revised guidance on May 4, 2020, with respect to the Primary Market Corporate Credit Facility (PMCCF) and noted that it expects the PMCCF to be operational sometime in early May 2020.

Client Alert | May 5, 2020

Federal Reserve Announces Revisions To And Expansion Of The Main Street Lending Programs

On April 9, 2020, we published an alert on the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System’s (“Federal Reserve”) announcement that it was creating two loan facilities, the Main Street New Loan Facility (“MSNLF”) and the Main Street Expanded Loan Facility (“MSELF”), pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”).

Client Alert | May 1, 2020

The Constitutional Consequences of Governmental Responses to COVID-19:  The Right to Travel and the Dormant Commerce Clause

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented governmental actions at the federal, state, and local levels.  Those actions have raised substantial constitutional questions. 

Client Alert | May 1, 2020

Small Business Administration Publishes Additional Interim Final Rules and New Guidance Related to PPP Loan Eligibility and Accessibility

In the last week, as the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) prepared for additional Paycheck Protection Program (the “Program” or “PPP”) funding and began accepting—for the second time—applications from participating lenders, the SBA issued a series of new guidance materials related to Program eligibility, fund accessibility, and loan amount calculations.

Client Alert | April 29, 2020

The Multipronged Approach to Government Oversight and Investigations Related to COVID-19 and the CARES Act

Gibson Dunn lawyers describe the various government entities that will oversee and investigate the use of CARES Act funds.

Client Alert | April 24, 2020

Colorado and Georgia Plan to Relax COVID-19 Restrictions and Allow Some Businesses to Reopen

On April 20, 2020, the governors of Colorado and Georgia announced plans to begin easing the restrictions the states imposed in response to the outbreak of COVID-19.

Client Alert | April 22, 2020

California’s COVID-19 Executive Orders Create a Layered Patchwork of Rules That Are Sometimes Conflicting and Always Changing

Gibson Dunn lawyers review the various state and local government orders in California pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated uncertainty for businesses, as of April 20, 2020.

Client Alert | April 20, 2020

New York Governor v. New York City Mayor: Who Has the Last Word on New York City’s Business Shutdown?

Across the country, government officials at various levels of state, federal, and local government have disagreed about how to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gibson Dunn lawyers examine the implications for businesses operating in New York City of potential conflicting orders from local and state governments.

Client Alert | April 18, 2020

Constitutional Implications of Rent- and Mortgage-Relief Legislation Enacted in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

In a previous alert, we discussed the constitutional principles governing legislative responses to COVID-19 under the Takings, Contracts, Due Process, and Equal Protection Clauses of the U.S. Constitution. Here, Gibson Dunn applies those principles to proposals currently being debated in state legislatures that would provide broad residential and commercial rent and mortgage relief.

Client Alert | April 15, 2020

New York Empire State Development Corporation Further Updates Guidance on Businesses Deemed Essential Under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s “New York State on PAUSE” Executive Order

On April 9, 2020, the New York State Development Corporation (“ESD”) further updated its guidance for determining whether businesses are “essential” and therefore exempt from the in-person workforce restrictions established in Governor Cuomo’s March 20, 2020 “New York State on PAUSE” Executive Order (EO 202.8).  That March 20 order required all non-essential businesses keep 100 percent of their workforce at home.  These updates, which we review in this alert, demonstrate that ESD is continuing to evolve the breadth and depth of its guidance on what constitutes an essential business.  It is therefore critical that businesses continue to stay apprised of the latest developments. 

Client Alert | April 10, 2020

Treasury and Fed Release High-Level Terms of Main Street and Paycheck Protection Lending Facilities

On April 9, 2020, the Federal Reserve announced that it would establish two new facilities to promote lending to businesses with up to 10,000 employees or up to $2.5 billion in 2019 annual revenue. The Federal Reserve also announced a lending facility for depository institutions that originate loans under the CARES Act’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). 

Client Alert | April 9, 2020

Analysis of Small Business Administration Memorandum on Affiliation Rules and FAQs on Paycheck Protection Program

On April 8, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) published a memorandum and new Frequently Asked Questions clarifying the size standards and affiliation rules applicable to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Client Alert | April 9, 2020

The PREP Act Provides Limited Liability Protection for Certain Coronavirus Countermeasures

On March 17, 2020, Alex Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Services, issued a Declaration activating the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act, extending immunity “from suit and liability under federal and state law with respect to all claims for loss caused by, arising out of, relating to, or resulting from” administration or use of qualifying products used to combat or reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Client Alert | April 6, 2020

Small Business Administration Issues Interim Final Rule on Affiliation, Summary of Affiliation Tests, Lender Application Form and Agreement, and FAQs for Paycheck Protection Program

The U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) published an interim final rule on affiliation (the “Affiliation IFR”) a summary of affiliation tests (the “Summary”), a lender application form and agreement, and FAQs, with respect to, the Paycheck Protection Program (the “Program” or “PPP” and such rule, the “Rule”). 

Client Alert | April 4, 2020

Small Business Administration Issues Interim Final Rule and Final Application Form for Paycheck Protection Program

On April 2, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration published an interim final rule regarding, and a “final” form application with respect to, the Paycheck Protection Program.

Client Alert | April 3, 2020

What Is an “Essential Business”? New York and California Take Different Approaches

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues, state and local jurisdictions across the country have issued unprecedented directives restricting in-person business operations in order to minimize the spread of the virus.  New York and California illustrate two differing approaches to this novel issue. 

Client Alert | April 2, 2020

Small Business Administration and Department of Treasury Publish Paycheck Protection Program Loan Application Form and Instructions to Help Businesses Keep Workforce Employed

On March 31, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and U.S. Department of the Treasury published guidance on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), including an application form and related instructions.

Client Alert | April 1, 2020

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the Department of Homeland Security Updates Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce Guidance

On March 28, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) revised its list of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers,” which provides expressly non-binding guidance to state and local authorities on identifying their essential workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Client Alert | April 1, 2020

COVID-19 Resources for Non-Profits and Small Businesses (NJ, NY & CT)

We have received many questions about aid to small businesses and non-profit organizations in the New York tri-state area. Below please find a compilation of Federal and state-specific resources that are available to assist eligible small businesses and non-profit organizations in the New York tri-state area related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Client Alert | March 31, 2020

The CARES Act Decoded:  A Primer for Real Estate Stakeholders & What to Focus on Next

On March 29, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“ CARES ACT”), a $2.2 trillion stimulus package designed to mitigate the effects of the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”).   The ACT provides, among other things, unprecedented economic assistance to millions of Americans and small and distressed businesses.

Client Alert | March 31, 2020

Coronavirus: EU Economic and Fiscal Measures

Governments of many EU Member States – as well as the European Commission - have announced special measures to support businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Gibson Dunn identifies some of the key fiscal measures being put in place by the governments of the UK, France and Germany to help companies manage their cash flows during these times.

Client Alert | March 27, 2020

Tax Relief in the CARES Act

On Friday, March 27, 2020, Congress passed and President Donald Trump signed into law the third major piece of legislation intended to address the economic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Client Alert | March 27, 2020

New York State Empire State Development Corporation Revises Guidance on Construction Businesses Deemed Essential Under New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s “New York State on PAUSE” Executive Order

On March 27, 2020, the New York State Empire State Development Corporation (ESD) revised its guidance for determining whether businesses are “essential” and therefore exempt from the in-person workforce restrictions under Governor Cuomo’s March 20, 2020 “New York State on PAUSE” Executive Order (EO 202.8), which requires that all non-essential businesses keep 100 percent of their workforce at home. 

Client Alert | March 27, 2020

Constitutional Implications of Government Regulations and Actions in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Gibson Dunn lawyers discuss the constitutionality of proposed and actual legislative and executive action during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Client Alert | March 27, 2020

SBA “Paycheck Protection” Loan Program under the CARES Act

Gibson Dunn lawyers discuss how the Small Business Administration provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), as passed by the Senate on March 25, 2020, will impact businesses.

Client Alert | March 27, 2020

Senate Advances the CARES Act, the Largest Stimulus Package in History, to Stabilize the Economic Sector During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Gibson Dunn provides a comprehensive look at the CARES Act passed by the Senate on March 25, 2020, the largest emergency stimulus package in United States history.

Client Alert | March 26, 2020

Enforcement of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s March 20, 2020 Executive Order Restricting Non-Essential Business Activity

Gibson Dunn lawyers provide an update as of March 24, 2020 on actions by the New York State government to enforce Governor Cuomo's March 20 executive order restricting business activity.

Client Alert | March 24, 2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Introduces New Executive Order Restricting Non-Essential Business Activity

In a press conference held on the morning of March 20, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he would be signing an executive order requiring businesses—with the exception of those providing “essential” services—to keep 100 percent of their workforce at home, effectively shuttering any non-essential business whose workforce cannot work from home.

Client Alert | March 20, 2020

Senate Majority Leader Introduces Emergency Stimulus Bill

Gibson Dunn lawyers provide an update on a $1 trillion stimulus package introduced in the U.S. Senate on March 19, 2020, to address significant economic concerns surrounding the COVID019 pandemic.

Client Alert | March 20, 2020

Emergency Federal Measures to Combat Coronavirus

Gibson Dunn lawyers review the U.S. federal government's response to the COVID-19 outbreak as of March 18, 2020.

Client Alert | March 18, 2020

New York State Department of Financial Services Round-Up – February 2020

The Round-Up summarizes recent key developments from the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) as of February 2020.

Client Alert | February 24, 2020

The Constitutionality of Mobile Sports Wagering in New York State

Mylan Denerstein, Akiva Shapiro and Lee Crain discuss developments surrounding the New York State legislature taking up the issue of mobile sports betting during its 2020 session.

Client Alert | February 4, 2020

Brexit Update

On the day that the United Kingdom officially leaves the European Union, January 31, 2020, Gibson Dunn lawyers provide an overview of the key issues and Brexit's future implications.

Client Alert | January 31, 2020

Gibson Dunn Adds Roscoe Jones, Jr. to Public Policy Practice Group in D.C.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Roscoe Jones, Jr. has joined the firm as counsel in its Washington, D.C. office. Jones focuses his practice on advising clients on various public policy matters.

Press Releases | December 17, 2019

New York State Department of Financial Services Proposes New Regulation Easing Information Sharing Between Regulated Entities and Professional Advisors

In November 2019, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) proposed a new regulation allowing regulated entities to share “confidential supervisory information” with their legal counsel and independent auditors without first obtaining approval from DFS.

Client Alert | November 22, 2019

New York Lengthens the Limitations Period for Public Water Suppliers to Sue for Alleged Water Contamination

In early November 2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a new measure lengthening the statute of limitations period for public water suppliers to sue for water contamination.

Client Alert | November 13, 2019

Navigating the Murky Waters of Impeachment: FAQs

Gibson Dunn lawyers provide a series of questions and answers regarding impeachment, in light of the 2019 House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Client Alert | November 13, 2019

New York State Enacts Sweeping Emissions Reduction Law

Last week, the New York State Legislature passed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, Senate Bill S6599 (“CLCPA”). It is considered to impose “the most aggressive legal mandate in the country” for emissions reduction.

Publications | June 25, 2019

H.R. 4010: The Congressional Subpoena Compliance and Enforcement Act of 2017

Late last year, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4010, the Congressional Subpoena Compliance and Enforcement Act of 2017 (the "Bill"). The Bill seeks to strengthen Congressional subpoena enforcement power by: (1) codifying the subpoena enforcement power and process in statute; (2) expediting litigation arising from non-compliance with the subpoena; (3) codifying a court's power to levy financial penalties against the head of a U.S.

Client Alert | July 9, 2018

Webcast: Developments in Virtual Currency Law and Regulation

The past year has seen an explosion in virtual currency offerings, as well as significant legal and regulatory developments as U.S. regulators have tried to keep pace with the industry.

Webcasts | June 27, 2018

The Trump Administration Pulls the Plug on the Iran Nuclear Agreement

On May 8, 2018, President Donald Trump announced his decision to abandon the 2015 Iran nuclear deal—the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the "JCPOA")—and re-impose U.S.

Client Alert | May 9, 2018

Trump Administration Rescinds Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program

On September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration announced the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program ("DACA").  Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Administration's decision in remarks delivered on Tuesday morning.  Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke subsequently issued a memorandum formally rescinding the program, after which the White House issued a separate statement explaining President Trump's decision.

Client Alert | September 5, 2017

Update on Immigration Executive Order

Gibson Dunn previously issued several client alerts regarding President Trump's January 27, 2017 and March 6, 2017 Executive Orders restricting entry into the United States for individuals from certain nations and making other immigration-related policy changes.

Client Alert | June 29, 2017

The Power to Investigate: Table of Authorities of House and Senate Committees for the 115th Congress

For the fourth successive Congress, we are releasing a table of authorities that summarizes the investigative authorities and powers of each House and Senate committee.  We believe that understanding a committee's investigative powers is crucial to successfully navigating a congressional investigation.  Congressional committees have the power to issue subpoenas to compel witnesses to produce documents, testify at committee hearings, and, in some cases, appear for depositions.  Moreover, standing committees may appeal to the full House or Senate to hold in contempt any witness who refuses to appear, answer questions, or produce documents, though note, of course, that Constitutional protections apply to witnesses in congressional investigations.

Client Alert | June 1, 2017

Court Orders Block Implementation of New Immigration Executive Order

Gibson Dunn previously issued several client alerts regarding President Trump's January 27, 2017 and March 6, 2017 Executive Orders restricting entry into the United States for individuals from certain nations and making other immigration-related policy changes.

Client Alert | March 16, 2017

Analysis of March 6, 2017 Executive Order on Immigration

Gibson Dunn previously issued several client alerts regarding President Trump's January 27, 2017, Executive Order restricting entry into the United States for individuals from certain nations and making other immigration-related policy changes.

Client Alert | March 7, 2017

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Issues Opinion Upholding Nationwide TRO of January 27 Immigration-Related Executive Order

On Monday, January 30, 2017, Gibson Dunn issued a client alert regarding President Trump's January 27 Executive Order restricting entry into the United States for individuals from certain nations, and making other immigration-related policy changes.

Client Alert | February 10, 2017

President Trump Issues Executive Order on Financial Regulation, and Memorandum on Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule

Last Friday, February 3, 2017, President Trump took two executive actions relating to U.S. financial markets and institutions. First, the President issued an executive order titled "Core Principles for Regulating the United States Financial System." The Executive Order articulates "core principles" with respect to financial regulation and directs the Secretary of the Treasury to advise the President within 120 days of actions being taken to promote those principles and to identify legal requirements that are inconsistent with the principles.

Client Alert | February 6, 2017

Recent Developments Regarding Executive Order on Immigration

On Monday, January 30, 2017, Gibson Dunn issued a client alert regarding President Trump's January 27 Executive Order restricting entry into the United States for individuals from certain nations and making other immigration-related policy changes.

Client Alert | February 1, 2017

President Trump Issues Executive Order on Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs

On January 30, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order entitled "Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs." As the title suggests, the order is intended to reduce the burden imposed by federal regulations and establish a cap on the costs that such regulations impose on the United States economy.

Client Alert | January 31, 2017

President Trump Issues Executive Order on Immigration

On January 27, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order entitled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States."

Client Alert | January 30, 2017

Tools of Transition: Procedural Devices That Could Help the President-Elect Implement His Agenda

In the wake of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, this alert discusses tools available to President-elect Trump to implement his campaign positions, as well as their likely efficacy and limits.

Client Alert | November 30, 2016

Sovereign Immunity Limits Imposed by the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act

On September 28, 2016, the U.S. Congress voted to approve the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act ("JASTA").  President Obama had vetoed JASTA on September 23, 2016 but both the U.S.

Client Alert | September 30, 2016

One Small Step or One Giant Leap? FAA Releases Final Rules on Commercial Drone Use in the United States

After more than a year of considering public comments on its February 23, 2015 proposed rules regulating the commercial use of small (weighing less than 55 pounds) unmanned aircraft systems ("UAS" or "drones"), the United States Federal Aviation Administration ("FAA") on June 22, 2016 issued its final rule, bringing the use of drones one step closer to mainstream commercial integration.While the personal and commercial use of drones has mushroomed in recent years, a practical regulatory framework has lagged behind the technological innovation and economic demand driving the boom.  Proponents of the commercial use of drones have argued that this regulatory lag was stifling the growth of a market that is estimated to generate over $80 billion in t

Client Alert | June 27, 2016

Trouble Ahead, Trouble Behind: Executive Branch Enforcement of Congressional Investigations

When responding to a request from a congressional committee, a company's counsel does not often consider immediately whether and how the response could trigger an Executive Branch enforcement action.  But it has become increasingly necessary for those responding to congressional requests to think about not only how the requesting committee will view their response, but also whether it could trigger interest by federal or state enforcement agencies.

Article | May 16, 2016

Addressing Open Carry Challenges For Texas Employers

​Dallas partner Karl Nelson and associate Chelsea Glover are the authors of "Addressing Open Carry Challenges For Texas Employers" [PDF] published on March 15, 2016 by Law360.

Article | March 15, 2016

“Implementation Day” Arrives: Substantial Easing of Iran Sanctions alongside Continued Limitations and Risks

On January 16, 2016, the comprehensive international sanctions restricting dealings with Iran and Iranian entities were substantially eased.  Financial institutions and businesses hoping to access the Iranian market have new, immediate and substantial opportunities to do so; but this potential comes with continued complexities, ambiguities, and risks, particularly for U.S.

Client Alert | January 18, 2016

The 2015 Myanmar Elections: Impact on Myanmar Sanctions

Myanmar went to the polls on November 8, 2015 (the "2015 Elections") to elect members of the upper and lower houses of the national legislature and 14 state and regional legislatures.  The 2015 Elections witnessed participation by the National League for Democracy (the "NLD") (headed by Aung San Suu Kyi), which had boycotted the 2010 general elections.  Based on the preliminary results released through November 15, 2015, the NLD has secured an overwhelming majority of the seats of the national legislature (referred to as the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw).  The members of the newly elected national legislature will elect the next President of Myanmar to lead the new Myanmar Government from April 1, 2016.  Given the majority secured by the NLD, the next Pre

Client Alert | November 17, 2015

The Power to Investigate: Table of Authorities of House and Senate Committees for the 114th Congress

​For the third successive Congress, we are releasing a table of authorities that summarizes the investigative powers of each House and Senate committee.  We believe that understanding a committee's investigative powers is crucial to successfully navigating a congressional investigation.  Congressional committees have the power to issue subpoenas to compel witnesses to produce documents, testify at committee hearings, and, in some cases, appear for depositions.  Although the Fifth Amendment applies in the context of a congressional investigation, standing committees nevertheless may appeal to the full House or Senate to hold in contempt any witness who refuses to appear, answer questions, or produce documents.  Congressional contempt authority may take one of three

Client Alert | October 21, 2015