PublicationsInsights on Current Policy Issues

  • August 13, 2018

    By David E. Franasiak, Joel G. Oswald, Michael D. Kans, and Rebecca L. Konst

     This memorandum will provide a survey of federal action on cryptocurrencies (aka virtual currencies), including enforcement and guidance. At present, some federal regulators have begun asserting oversight and enforcement authority under their existing powers while other potential regulators have not yet indicated publicly what, if any, oversight they will exercise. Other federal stakeholders on cryptocurrencies have also begun to engage. However, the U.S. government’s approach to virtual currencies remains fluid.

     

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  • April 19, 2018

    By David E. Franasiak, Joel G. Oswald, Michael D. Kans, and Rebecca L. Konst

     This memorandum will provide a survey of federal action on cryptocurrencies (aka virtual currencies), including enforcement and guidance. At present, some federal regulators have begun asserting oversight and enforcement authority under their existing powers while other potential regulators have not yet indicated publicly what, if any, oversight they will exercise. Other federal stakeholders on cryptocurrencies have also begun to engage. However, the U.S. government’s approach to virtual currencies remains fluid.

     

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  • February 5, 2018

    By David E. Franasiak, Joel G. Oswald, Michael D. Kans, and Rebecca L. Konst

     This memorandum will provide a survey of federal action on cryptocurrencies (aka virtual currencies), including enforcement and guidance. At present, some federal regulators have begun asserting oversight and enforcement authority under their existing powers while other potential regulators have not yet indicated publicly what, if any, oversight they will exercise. Other federal stakeholders on cryptocurrencies have also begun to engage. However, the U.S. government’s approach to virtual currencies remains fluid.

     

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In the News

Articles featuring Williams & Jensen and our team

By The Atlantic

Williams & Jensen’s CEO Susan Hirschmann is highlighted in the Atlantic’s multi-media piece, “Breaking Glass & Taking Charge on K Street.” The article released in advance of the feature length movie Miss Sloane starring Jessica Castain, about a formidable woman lobbyist in DC, profiles some of Washington’s more prominent women lobbyists.

 

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By The Hill

The Hill ranked Williams & Jensen CEO Susan Hirschmann and Chairman J. Steven Hart among the “Top Lobbyists of 2016”.

 

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By The Atlantic

On December 8, 2016, The Atlantic gathered policymakers, experts and innovators to lay out the issues and the way forward to bring America’s infrastructure and transportation systems into the 21st century. Tracy Taylor, partner at Williams & Jensen, spoke on behalf of FP2 on the “Power of Pavement.”

 

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By NCPERS

Williams & Jensen’s Tony Roda participated in the July 19, 2016 National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS) live webcast providing a mid-year update on legislation affecting public pension plans.

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By Tony Roda

In January 2016, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service released proposed regulations on the applicability of the 2007 normal retirement age (NRA) regulations to state and local governmental pension plans, i.e., public pension plans that meet the definition of Internal Revenue Code section 414(d). While final regulations on NRA were promulgated in 2007, the applicability of those rules to state and local government pension plans was delayed by a series of Treasury-IRS guidance. The article discusses the unique issues involved in applying the rules to state and local pension plans and explains the structure proposed 2016 regulation, including the safe harbor regime.

 

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By actmedia

Eric Stewart, President of the American-Romanian Business Council (AMRO), and Williams & Jensen Principal, met with Romania’s Foreign Minister Lazar Comanescu on January 13. “The Foreign Minister reiterated on the occasion the Romanian Government's commitment to consolidating the economic dimension of the Romania - USA Strategic Partnership. According to a Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) release, Lazar Comanescu underlined the role AMRO can play in stimulating investment and bilateral commercial exchanges.”

 

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PublicationsInsights on Current Policy Issues

  • August 13, 2018

    By David E. Franasiak, Joel G. Oswald, Michael D. Kans, and Rebecca L. Konst

     This memorandum will provide a survey of federal action on cryptocurrencies (aka virtual currencies), including enforcement and guidance. At present, some federal regulators have begun asserting oversight and enforcement authority under their existing powers while other potential regulators have not yet indicated publicly what, if any, oversight they will exercise. Other federal stakeholders on cryptocurrencies have also begun to engage. However, the U.S. government’s approach to virtual currencies remains fluid.

     

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  • April 19, 2018

    By David E. Franasiak, Joel G. Oswald, Michael D. Kans, and Rebecca L. Konst

     This memorandum will provide a survey of federal action on cryptocurrencies (aka virtual currencies), including enforcement and guidance. At present, some federal regulators have begun asserting oversight and enforcement authority under their existing powers while other potential regulators have not yet indicated publicly what, if any, oversight they will exercise. Other federal stakeholders on cryptocurrencies have also begun to engage. However, the U.S. government’s approach to virtual currencies remains fluid.

     

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  • February 5, 2018

    By David E. Franasiak, Joel G. Oswald, Michael D. Kans, and Rebecca L. Konst

     This memorandum will provide a survey of federal action on cryptocurrencies (aka virtual currencies), including enforcement and guidance. At present, some federal regulators have begun asserting oversight and enforcement authority under their existing powers while other potential regulators have not yet indicated publicly what, if any, oversight they will exercise. Other federal stakeholders on cryptocurrencies have also begun to engage. However, the U.S. government’s approach to virtual currencies remains fluid.

     

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