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Overview On April 4, 2024, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“the Proposal”) for cyber incident reporting for critical infrastructure on. A public comment period will last for 60 days following the publication of the Proposal. In the Proposal, CISA seeks comment on the requirements and implementation of...
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Overview Since the release of OpenAI’s ChatGPT in November 2022, concerns about the future of artificial intelligence (AI) have taken the country by storm. Early in 2023, the Executive Branch focused its oversight of AI on the creation of voluntary principles adopted by a select group of leading U.S.-based technology companies. On October 30, this...
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By: Frank Vlossak, Mahlet Makonnen, and Joseph Maalouf Over the past year, several regulators and agencies along with the Biden Administration proposed and implemented new cybersecurity rules and frameworks for the federal government and critical infrastructure sectors. Read more
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By: David Franasiak and Mahlet Makonnen On March 21, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) proposed a new rulemaking that would require domestic and foreign issuers (“registrants”) to provide certain climate-related information in their registration statements and annual reports.1 The proposal generally impacts companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges or that publicly offer their securities in...
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By: David Franasiak, Mahlet Makonnen, and Joel Oswald On January 26, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) proposed a rule  to (i) amend certain terms used in the statutory definition of “exchange” under Section 3(a)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Exchange Act) to include a newly-coined “Communication Protocol Systems” terminology and...
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By: Mahlet Makonnen and Windham Hunter On January 20, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved an antitrust bill (S. 2992) aimed at Big Tech, which brings the legislation one step closer to becoming law. The bill, the American Innovation and Choice Online Act, would prevent technology companies from giving preference to their own products and services....
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By Frank Vlossak As the Biden Administration’s legislative agenda slows in a closely divided Congress, federal agencies are expected to use 2022 to make further progress on promulgating environment, climate, and energy regulations. President Biden established priorities for these regulations in a series of executive orders, with a distinct focus on climate change and environmental...
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By Frank Vlossak On November 15, 2021 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) targeting methane emissions from oil and natural gas facilities. The rule is a key part of the Biden Administration’s overall campaign to regulate the greenhouse gas (GHG) from multiple sources. Read More
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By Frank Vlossak One of the environmental policies declared by President Joe Biden in his first days in office is the goal of conserving 30 percent of U.S. lands and waters by 2030. Read More
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On March 25, 2021, Williams & Jensen’s David Franasiak will moderate the “Featured Conversation: Commissioner Hester M. Peirce, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission” as part of the Security Traders Association of New York’s (STANY) Spring Snapshot conference. Read More
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