May 12 Director Jack Nichols Presents on State Action Immunity at the Occupational Licensing Agencies Best Practices Seminar
Director Jack Nichols presented on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in N.C. State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission. Jack's presentation also focused on several pending Section 1 Sherman Act cases, the outcomes of which may be affected by the decision. Additionally, he highlighted the implications of the decision on immunity for majority licensee state boards.
May 6 Director Anna Baird Choi Speaks at North Carolina’s First Annual Occupational Licensing Agencies Best Practices Seminar
Director Anna Baird Choi presented on Rulemaking: Permanent Rules; Periodic Review of Existing Rules. Anna is a Commissioner for the N.C. Rules Review Commission. Her presentation was part of a day-long seminar on professional regulation and occupational licensing at the North Carolina State Bar.
April 28 Director Jack Nichols Presents on the Supreme Court’s Decision in N.C. State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission
Director Jack Nichols presented on the implications of the Supreme Court’s decision in N.C. State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission before a meeting of the Minnesota Bar Association’s Health Care Section. Accompanying the presentation, Jack produced a paper providing background on the case and analyzing the potential regulatory implications going forward.
April 27 Amicus Curiae Brief in Commscope Credit Union v. Butler & Burke, LLP
On behalf of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), our firm submitted a brief before the Supreme Court of North Carolina. This brief seeks to clarify or correct a lower court decision, explaining that an auditor may not owe a fiduciary duty to an audit client. NASBA’s interest in this topic arises from its public protection mission, supporting the United States’ 55 boards of accountancy in their regulatory work.
April 22 Amicus Curiae Brief in American Institute of Certified Public Accountants v. Internal Revenue Service
On behalf of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), our firm submitted a brief supporting neither party in the AICPA v. IRS case, before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. This brief addressed the need for clarification regarding an issue decided by the lower court, and its implications for NASBA’s state agency members. These agencies are authorized and obligated to protect the public against the use of potentially misleading credentials.
April 7 Director Noel Allen Presents on the Supreme Court’s Decision in N.C. State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission
Director Noel Allen presented a case law update to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy’s annual executive director and legal counsel conferences. His presentation included updates on several recent decisions impacting state boards of accountancy, focusing in particular on the practical implications for state licensing agencies of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in N.C. State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission.
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