Oct. 14 The U.S. Supreme Court Hears North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission

Today the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission. Our firm represented the Board during earlier proceedings before the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. At issue before the Court is whether professional licensing boards, comprised of a majority of licensed professionals, and acting pursuant to state laws, are subject to federal antitrust laws.

 

Oct. 8 Announcing the Publication of the 2014 Supplement to Competition Law in Western Europe and the United States

Our attorneys author the U.S. commentary for this Kluwer publication; the 2014 revisions to the commentary are scheduled to be published this month. The U.S. commentary includes a discussion of the Sherman Act, Clayton Act, Robinson-Patman Act, and Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. It also includes an overview of the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission's roles in the enforcement of these laws, and an introduction to case law arising from the legislation. And, the commentary examines the effect of antitrust legislation on international companies selling products and offering services in U.S. markets.

 

Oct. 1 The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy Announces Expanded Delivery of the Uniform CPA Exam

NASBA, AICPA, and Prometric have expanded international delivery of the Uniform CPA Examination in the Middle East to qualified citizens and permanent residents of India. Allen, Pinnix & Nichols, P.A. provides legal assistance to NASBA facilitating the international delivery of the Uniform CPA Examination in four countries in the Middle East: Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates. 

 

Sept. 19 Jack Nichols Selected as a 2014 Leader in the Law

North Carolina Lawyers Weekly selected Allen, Pinnix & Nichols Partner Jack Nichols as a 2014 Leader in the Law. According to North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, Leaders in the Law are "legal professionals who go above and beyond in their profession," and include "the most influential individuals within our state's legal community." Jack is a shareholder and director at the firm, specializing in administrative and employment law.

 

Sept. 18 Noel Allen Presents on Comparative Data Protection to the International Business Law Consortium

Partner Noel Allen spoke at the International Business Law Consortium's 2014 Annual Meeting, in Barcelona, Spain. He provided an overview of the evolving landscape of data protection regulations in the United States and the European Union. Allen, Pinnix & Nichols is a member of the International Business Law Consortium's global alliance, offering the firm and its clients access to local, country-specific legal knowledge on six continents.

 

Sept. 18 Brenner Allen Moderates a Panel on the Legal Implications of Crimean Sanctions 

Brenner moderated a panel discussion featuring attorneys from the U.S., Belgium, Switzerland, and Russia. The topic for discussion was the practical legal implications of the sanctions imposed in response to the unfolding crisis in Ukraine. The panelists introduced the latest measures taken by the governments of their respective countries, and explained some potential consequences for businesses arising from these measures.

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