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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Insights on Current Policy Issues

On April 19, Williams & Jensen Principal David Franasiak gave a presentation on "The American Energy Renaissance". Frank Vlossak assisted in the preparation of this presentation.

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On March 25, Williams & Jensen Principal David Franasiak spoke before the meeting of the International Stock Exchange Executives Emeriti on "The Regulatory Landscape – Current Regulatory Proposals and the Issues Raised". Joel Oswald, Eric Robins and Rebecca Konst assisted in the preparation of this presentation.

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Unlike last year, when the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC", "Agency", "Commission") regularly held open meetings as it has moved through rulemakings implementing its requirements under the Dodd-Frank Act, addressed shortcomings that lead to the 2010 Flash Crash, or modernized the securities laws to keep up with the changing marketplace, this year has been different. Well, so far..

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Report on the budget sequestration process triggered by the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction's failure to agree on legislation that would reduce the deficit by the November 23rd deadline, prepared by Denis Dwyer and Michael Kans.

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This is a summary of the Territorial Tax Reform Draft. This draft was released on October 26, 2011 by Ways and Means Committee Chriman Dave Camp (R-MI) and this summary was created by Christopher Hatcher. 

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On the evening of August 1, 2011, the House of Representatives passed S. 365, the Budget Control Act of 2011 by a vote of 269 to 161. 174 Republicans and 95 Democrats voted "aye" and 66 Republicans and 95 Democrats voted against the bill. The Senate is expected to pass the legislation on August 2nd and the President has stated that he will promptly sign the bill into law.

The design of this memorandum created by George Olsen is to describe the major features of the legislation as they relate to the extension of the debt limit and reduction of the federal budget deficit. S. 365 has four major titles.

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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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