Election Interference 2020: Microsoft’s New Legal Strategy Against Trickbot

By: Meghan Chilappa Foreign election interference ahead of the 2020 election is a substantial threat, with law enforcement and national security officials sharing their concerns.[1]  Cybersecurity firms and the U.S. government continue to dismantle cybercriminals that engage in ransomware attacks.[2]   On Monday, October 12, 2020, Microsoft VP Tom Burt shared that the company disrupted […]

Combatting Human Rights with Export Controls: Industry Implications of BIS’ Licensing Policy Changes Under the EAR

By: Poppy Doolan Concerns relating to China’s alleged human rights violations have been increasingly at the forefront of U.S. policymaking priorities.[1] In 2020, Human Rights Watch asserted that the Chinese Communist Party has suppressed political freedom, implemented high tech surveillance, and strictly censored its internet to maintain its power and control.[2] Human Rights Watch called […]

Modifications to the Volcker Rule: This Time a Win for CLOs

By: Ashlee Kuan In June of 2019, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”), Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (“Board”), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”), Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) (collectively the “Agencies”) issued a final rule where the Agencies announced adoption of amendments […]

Copyright Enforcement: Protecting Artists or Stifling Innovation?

By: Morgan Thaler A plethora of new obstacles hit the music industry in the new millennium, but perhaps it is about to face the most expensive one yet: copyright infringement lawsuits.[1] The infamous Blurred Lines case, consisting of five years of litigation, resulted in Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke owing $5.3 million in damages to Marvin Gaye’s estate […]

Setting Their Own Table: Africa’s Resilience & Economic Opportunity Through COVID-19

By: Lola Abdulai Early commentary just a few months into the coronavirus pandemic predicted that African countries would not fare well as the pandemic’s impact was felt in economies across the globe.[1] However, despite being the second-most populous continent on the planet, as of October 14, 2020, the continent accounted for just over 1.2 million […]

All In: States Wage Their Hands in Sports Betting

By: Raina Barbee In 2018, the Supreme Court ruled in Murphy v. NCAA[1] that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) was unconstitutional because it “regulate[s] state governments’ regulation” of their citizens.”[2] This ruling opened the flood gates for the potential of legalized sports betting and has since become legal in eighteen states.[3] Next […]