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The October 2016 Visa Bulletin
September 2016

Discovery Considerations in Cross-Border Investigations
Neil T. Bloomfield
August 2016, Today’s General Counsel

Sumner and Scarminach Published in Litigation Trial Practice
Robert E. Sumner, IV
August 2016

August 8 Deadline for 7-Month, STEM OPT Extension
Amanda Carrano Franklin, Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert, Anne K. Wilson, Michael (Mike) E. Zeller
August 2016

MVA Attorneys Author GDPR Blog Post
Robert E. Sumner, IV
July 2016

North Carolina Legislative Newsletter - July 5, 2016
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie
July 5, 2016

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for July 5, 2016.


North Carolina Legislative Newsletter - June 24, 2016
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie
June 24, 2016

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for June 24, 2016.


North Carolina Legislative Newsletter - June 17, 2016
June 17, 2016

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for June 17, 2016.


North Carolina Legislative Newsletter - June 10, 2016
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie
June 10, 2016

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for June 10, 2016.


North Carolina Primary Election Report
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price
June 8, 2016

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Primary Election Report.


North Carolina Legislative Report - June 3, 2016
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for June 3, 2016.


North Carolina Legislative Report - May 27, 2016
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for May 27, 2016.


North Carolina Legislative Report - May 20, 2016
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for May 20, 2016.


North Carolina Legislative Report - May 13, 2016
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for May 13, 2016.


North Carolina Legislative Report - May 6, 2016
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for May 6, 2016.


North Carolina Legislative Report - April 29, 2016
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for April 29, 2016.


North Carolina Legislative Report - April 15, 2016
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for April 15, 2016.


Sumner and Braccia’s article published by ABA, Litigation Section, Trial Practice Committee
Jennifer E. Braccia, Robert E. Sumner, IV
April 2016

USCIS Conducts H-1B Visa Lottery
Amanda Carrano Franklin, Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Anne K. Wilson
April 2016

USCIS hits H-1B Cap for FY2017
Amanda Carrano Franklin, Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Anne K. Wilson
April 2016

North Carolina Legislative Report - April 1, 2016
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for April 1, 2016.


North Carolina Legislative Report - March 18, 2016
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for March 18, 2016.


North Carolina Primary Election Analysis
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price
March 16, 2016

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Election Report.


North Carolina Legislative Report - March 4, 2016
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for March 4, 2016.


North Carolina Legislative Report - February 19, 2016
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for February 19, 2016.


South Carolina Legislative Update - February 1, 2016
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on February 1, 2016.


Changes to Visa Waiver Program Take Effect
Amanda Carrano Franklin, Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Anne K. Wilson
January 2016

South Carolina Legislative Update - January 26, 2016
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on January 26, 2016.


North Carolina Legislative Report - January 25, 2016
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for January 25, 2016.


North Carolina Legislative Report - January 8, 2016
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for January 8, 2016.


Reading the Section 5(a) Tea Leaves: What the end of 2015 may suggest about the FTC priorities in 2016
Breana Chea Jeter
January 2016

The end of 2015 represented a mixed bag for the Federal Trade Commission on privacy enforcement. In November, the FTC’s Chief Administrative Law Judge dismissed the FTC’s complaint against LabMD for a possible data breach of 1,718 patients’ insurance claim information.


South Carolina Legislative Update - January 20, 2016
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on January 20, 2016.


Federal Trade Commission PrivacyCon 2016 Recap: Insights into the FTC’s Perspective on Privacy and Data Security
Karin McGinnis
January 2016

NC Legislative Campaign Filing Update
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price
December 22, 2015

South Carolina Legislative Update - December 14, 2015
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on December 14, 2015.


Immigration Update: 'Tis the season to prepare for H-1B petition filing
Amanda Carrano Franklin, Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Anne K. Wilson
December 2015

Due to the high demand for H-1B visas, we encourage employers to identify any employees who may require initial sponsorship and begin the process as soon as possible.


South Carolina Legislative Update - December 7, 2015
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on December 7, 2015.


North Carolina Legislative Report - November 20, 2015
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for November 20, 2015.


Charlotte General Election Newsletter
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price
November 3, 2015

The Public Affairs team has issued a Charlotte General Election Newsletter.


Immigration Update: Holiday Travel for U.S. Visa Holders
Amanda Carrano Franklin, Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Anne K. Wilson
October 2015

Planning ahead can alleviate much of the stress of international travel and the visa process.


Rayburn Quoted in Legal Futures Article
C. Cowden W. Rayburn
October 2015

North Carolina Legislative Report - October 16, 2015
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for October 16, 2015.


McGrath's Second Article Published on Corporate Compliance
Peter J. McGrath, Jr.
October 2015

North Carolina Legislative Report - October 2, 2015
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for October 2, 2015.


North Carolina Legislative Report - September 25, 2015
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for September 25, 2015.


North Carolina Legislative Report - September 18, 2015
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for September 18, 2015.


McGrath Published in Corporate Compliance
Peter J. McGrath, Jr.
September 17, 2015, Corporate Compliance

Charlotte Primary Election Newsletter
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price
September 16, 2015

The Public Affairs team has issued a Charlotte Primary Election Newsletter.


North Carolina Legislative Report - September 11, 2015
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for September 11, 2015.


North Carolina Legislative Report - September 4, 2015
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for September 4, 2015.


North Carolina Legislative Report - August 28, 2015
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for August 28, 2015.


North Carolina Legislative Report - August 21, 2015
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for August 21, 2015.


North Carolina Legislative Report - August 14, 2015
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for August 14, 2015.


North Carolina Legislative Report - August 7, 2015
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for August 7, 2015.


North Carolina Legislative Report - July 31, 2015
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for July 31, 2015.


Immigration Update: Precedent Decision Impacts H-1B Workers & Employers
Amanda Carrano Franklin, Stephen (Steve) M. Hader
July 24, 2015

USCIS has issued a final guidance memorandum in regards to the precedent AAO decision in the Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC.


North Carolina Legislative Report - July 24, 2015
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for July 24, 2015.


North Carolina Legislative Report - July 17, 2015
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for July 17, 2015.


North Carolina Legislative Report - July 2, 2015
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for July 2, 2015.


North Carolina Legislative Report - June 26, 2015
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for June 26, 2015.


Immigration Update: Technical Issues Continue to Impact U.S. Visa Processing Worldwide
Amanda Carrano Franklin, Stephen (Steve) M. Hader
June 19, 2015

U.S. Department of State (DOS) continues to address the technical problems with their visa systems. It is anticipated the system will not be online before next week.


North Carolina Legislative Report - June 19, 2015
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for June 19, 2015.


Immigration Update: Visa Processing Delays at U.S. Consulates
Amanda Carrano Franklin, Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Anne K. Wilson
June 16, 2015

U.S. Department of State (DOS) recently announced that individuals who submitted online visa applications or were interviewed for visas on or after June 9, 2015 may experience a delay in the processing.


North Carolina Legislative Report - June 12, 2015
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for June 12, 2015.


South Carolina Legislative Update - June 9, 2015
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on June 9, 2015.


North Carolina Legislative Report - June 5, 2015
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for June 5, 2015.


South Carolina Legislative Update - June 2, 2015
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on June 2, 2015.


Hader Authors Article for CBJ's Global Report
Stephen (Steve) M. Hader
June 2015, Charlotte Business Journal

North Carolina Legislative Report - May 29, 2015
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for May 29, 2015.


Gwaltney and Watkins Published in The SRR Journal
Alton (Larry) L. Gwaltney III, Jonathan M. Watkins
May 2015, SRR Journal

Larry Gwaltney and Jonathan Watkins were featured as guest authors in the Spring 2015 edition of The SRR Journal.


Immigration Update: Employers Must File Petition When H-1B Worker Changes Locations
Amanda Carrano Franklin, Stephen (Steve) M. Hader
May 29, 2015

The April 9 decision by the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) in Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC sets a new precedent for requirements when moving a H-1B worker from one worksite location to another.


South Carolina Legislative Update - May 27, 2015
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on May 27, 2015.


North Carolina Legislative Report - May 22, 2015
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for May 22, 2015.


South Carolina Legislative Update - May 19, 2015
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on May 19, 2015.


North Carolina Legislative Report - May 15, 2015
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for May 15, 2015.


South Carolina Legislative Update - May 12, 2015
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on May 12, 2015.


North Carolina Legislative Report - May 8, 2015
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for May 8, 2015.


South Carolina Legislative Update - May 5, 2015
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on May 5, 2015.


North Carolina Legislative Report - May 1, 2015
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for May 1, 2015.


Immigration Update: EAD Eligibility for H-4 spouses
Amanda Carrano Franklin, Stephen (Steve) M. Hader
April 30, 2015

North Carolina Legislative Report - April 24, 2015
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for April 24, 2015.


South Carolina Legislative Update - April 27, 2015
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on April 27, 2015.


South Carolina Legislative Update - April 20, 2015
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on April 20, 2015.


Immigration Update: USCIS completes H-1B Visa lottery
Amanda Carrano Franklin, Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
April 14, 2015

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) conducts lottery after reaching H-1B cap for FY2016.


Immigration Update: USCIS hits H-1B Cap for FY2016
Amanda Carrano Franklin, Stephen (Steve) M. Hader
April 8, 2015

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will conduct a H-1B lottery.


Applications like WhatsApp are reshaping government investigations and should be refocusing how compliance departments handle employee oversight
White Collar, Regulatory Defense, and Investigations Client Update
Neil T. Bloomfield
April 2015, Law360

North Carolina Legislative Report - April 3, 2015
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for April 3, 2015.


South Carolina Legislative Update - April 3, 2015
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on April 3, 2015.


South Carolina Legislative Update - March 30, 2015
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on March 30, 2015.


North Carolina Legislative Report - March 27, 2015
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for March 27, 2015.


MVA mentioned in Citizen Schools television interview
John C. Gilson, C. Cowden W. Rayburn
March 2015

North Carolina Legislative Report - March 20, 2015
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for March 20, 2015.


South Carolina Legislative Update - March 23, 2015
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on March 23, 2015.


All Politics is Local: Varying Responses To Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing
Peter McGrath
March 18, 2015, WestLaw Journal Environmental

North Carolina Legislative Report - March 13, 2015
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for March 13, 2015.


South Carolina Legislative Update - March 16, 2015
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on March 16, 2015.


Immigration Update: USCIS accepting FY2016 H-1Bs as of April 1, 2015
Amanda Carrano Franklin, Stephen (Steve) M. Hader
March 16, 2015

The United States Citizenship and Immigration will accept petitions within the first five business days of April.


South Carolina Legislative Update - March 9, 2015
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on March 9, 2015.


North Carolina Legislative Report - March 6, 2015
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for March 6, 2015.


North Carolina Legislative Report - February 27, 2015
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for February 27, 2015.


South Carolina Legislative Update - March 2, 2015
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II
March 2, 2015

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on March 2, 2015.


Immigration Update: Department of Homeland Security announces action on employment authorization for certain H-4 spouses
Amanda Carrano Franklin, Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
February 24, 2015

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that effective on May 26, 2015, certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants will be eligible for employment authorization.


North Carolina Legislative Report - February 20, 2015
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for February 20, 2015.


South Carolina Legislative Update - February 20, 2015
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on February 20, 2015.


Efforts to Fix Data Security Flaws Carry Weight With FTC
Karin McGinnis and Leslie Pedernales
February 2015, National Law Journal

South Carolina Legislative Update - February 16, 2015
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on February 16, 2015.


North Carolina Legislative Report - February 13, 2015
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for February 13, 2015.


North Carolina Legislative Report - February 6, 2015
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for February 6, 2015.


North Carolina Legislative Report - January 30, 2015
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for January 30, 2015.


South Carolina Legislative Update - January 26, 2015
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on January 26, 2015.


North Carolina Legislative Report - January 16, 2015
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news for January 16, 2015.


South Carolina Legislative Update - January 16, 2015
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on January 16, 2015.


Immigration Update: H-1B Visa Petitions for 2016 Fiscal Year
Amanda Carrano Franklin, Stephen (Steve) M. Hader
January 12, 2015

The limited role of privacy concerns in Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl
Rachel W. Coyne
December 2014, Westlaw Journal Computer & Internet

Taxation Counsel Julie Bradlow and Taxation Member Rachel Coyne authored an article published in Westlaw Journal on December 18.


North Carolina Legislative Report - December 19, 2014
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news from December 1 - 19.


South Carolina Legislative Update - December 19, 2014
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on December 19, 2014.


Charlotte could do more for startups
Heslin authors call to action editorial
Brian S. Heslin
December 2014, Charlotte Business Journal

Brian Heslin authored an editorial that serves as a call to action for organizations to support Charlotte's entrepreneurial community.


South Carolina Legislative Update - December 12, 2014
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on December 12, 2014.


Employment & Labor Update - Supreme Court Approves Employers’ Right To Conduct Security Screening Without Wage Liability
Karin M. McGinnis, Paul J. Peralta, Russell (Russ) F. Sizemore
December 11, 2014

Moore & Van Allen's Employment & Labor team issued an update about the right to conduct security screenings without wage liability.


Impact Of The Revised 'Passive Business Rule' On SBICs
John R. Evans, John C. Gilson, Ryan M. Smith
December 2014, Law360

Members John Gilson, John Evans and Ryan Smith were published by Law360 on December 5.


Does your company have insurance coverage for a data breach?
Sumner & Firestone publish data breach litigation article
Lesley A. Firestone, Robert E. Sumner, IV
December 2014, InsideCounsel

Sumner and Firestone were published by InsideCounsel on December 3.


South Carolina Legislative Update - December 5, 2014
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on December 5, 2014.


The Ever Expanding Scope of Employee Privacy Protections
Karin M. McGinnis
December 2014, ACC Charlotte Chapter Q4 2014 Newsletter

Member Karin McGinnis was published in the Association of Corporate Counsel Charlotte Chapter's Q4 2014 newsletter.


Wealth Transfer Newsletter December 2014
Current Developments, Planning Opportunities & Updates
Wealth Transfer Team
December 2014

In this edition of our newsletter, we reflect on various matters including irrevocable trusts, estate and tax planning innovations and income tax planning opportunities.


Natural Gas Exports
Keeping Pace In The LNG Race
Brian S. Heslin, Tonya L. Mercer
November 2014, The American Oil & Gas Reporter

Brian Heslin and Tonya Mercer authored an article for The American Oil & Gas Reporter that published as the November 2014 Exclusive Story.


North Carolina Legislative Report - November 25, 2014
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news from November 15 - 25.


Cybersecurity Special Report: Trade Commission Takes Hard Line on Data Security
Judge agrees that absence of adequate safeguards can represent an unfair trade practice.
Karin McGinnis & Todd Taylor
November 2014, National Law Journal

Karin McGinnis and Todd Taylor were published in National Law Journal on November 24.


IP Team Authors Chapter for Westlaw Publication
F. Emmett Weindruch
November 2014, World Intellectual Property Rights and Remedies

Several of MVA's IP attorneys assisted in authoring and updating a chapter published within Thomson Reuters Westlaw's World Intellectual Property Rights and Remedies.


Immigration Update: Executive Actions on Immigration and What They Mean
Amanda Carrano Franklin, Stephen (Steve) M. Hader
November 21, 2014

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced new executive actions on immigration.


North Carolina Legislative Report - November 14, 2014
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news from November 1 - 14.


North Carolina Post-Election Newsletter
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price
November 5, 2014

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Post-Election Newsletter.


South Carolina Post-Election Newsletter
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II
November 5, 2014

Moore & Van Allen's Public Affairs team has issued a South Carolina Post-Election Newsletter.


The consumer may not be your worst enemy in the case of a data breach
Sumner & Gaskins publish data breach litigation article
Brandon Gaskins, Robert E. Sumner, IV
November 2014, InsideCounsel

Robert Sumner and Brandon Gaskins authored a data security article published in InsideCounsel on November 3.


North Carolina Legislative Report - October 31, 2014
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news from October 18 - 31.


Domestic Violence Awareness Month – A Time for More than Just Awareness
Mindy Vervais
October 27, 2014, North Carolina Lawyers Weekly

North Carolina Lawyers Weekly published Mindy Vervais' call to action piece in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.


SBIC Client Alert: Changes to Passive Business Rule
John Gilson, John Evans, Ryan Smith
October 22, 2014

Earlier this week, the revised and final “Passive Business Rule” (13 CFR 107.720(b) of the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, as amended) was released by the U.S. Small Business Administration (the “SBA”).


North Carolina Legislative Report - October 17, 2014
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news from October 3 - 17.


Immigration Client Alert: Here come the holidays…ready to travel?
Amanda Carrano Franklin, Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
October 9, 2014

The Immigration team issued a client alert offering tips and considerations to help visa holders alleviate the stress of international holiday travel.


North Carolina Legislative Report - October 3, 2014
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news from September 20 - October 3.


The typical data breach lawsuit and how to protect your company
Sumner & Vervais publish data breach litigation article
Robert E. Sumner, IV, Melinda (Mindy) L. Vervais
October 2014, InsideCounsel

Robert Sumner and Mindy Vervais were published by InsideCounsel in October. The article is first in a three-piece data breach series.


Immigration Client Alert: Diversity Visa ("Green Card Lottery") Registration
September 29, 2014

On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, online registration for the Diversity Visa (DV) 2016 Program will begin.


The Hidden Tax Expenditures
Canaan Huie
September 25, 2014

Immigration Client Alert: Changes in Visa Fees
Amanda Carrano Franklin, Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
September 22, 2014

North Carolina Legislative Report - September 19, 2014
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news from September 6 - 19.


Heslin Energy Blog Published as “Law Firm Perspective"
Brian S. Heslin
September 2014, Breaking Energy

Breaking Energy published Brian Heslin’s August 4 blog post “Will the Commerce Department’s Approval to Export Condensate Change the World?” as “Law Firm Perspectives."


A (Somewhat) Brief History of Local Sales Taxes
Canaan Huie
September 5, 2014

North Carolina Legislative Report - September 5, 2014
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news from August 23 - September 5.


Behind the Veil and the Blurred Distinctions of Entity Liability
Three Charleston Attorneys Published by ACC
Robert Kerr, Chris Ogiba, Trey Robinson
August 2014, Association of Corporate Counsel South Carolina Chapter Summer Newsletter

Three Charleston attorneys were published in the ACC South Carolina Chapter's Summer 2014 newsletter.


North Carolina Legislative Report - August 22, 2014
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news from August 11 - August 22.


Immigration Update: L-1 Visa Update
Amanda Carrano Franklin, Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
August 22, 2014

Over the past three years, the L-1 Intracompany Transferee visa category has come under higher scrutiny from USCIS. Petitions for both L-1A Executive/Manager and L-1B Specialized Knowledge classifications continue to be extensively reviewed and the rate of denials for these petitions has steadily increased.


Sumner Published in ABA Litigation Reference Book
Robert E. Sumner, IV
August 2014, Trying Your First Case— A Practitioner’s Guide

Member Robert Sumner was published in the ABA litigation reference book "Trying Your First Case."


Immigration Update: Delays continue in U.S. Visa issuance
Amanda Carrano Franklin, Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
August 5, 2014

As of August 4, 2014, U.S. Department of State (DOS) has made significant progress and issued most of the worldwide backlog of nonimmigrant (temporary) visa cases.


North Carolina Legislative Report - August 1, 2014
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news from July 26 - August 1.


Immigration Update: On-going Delays with U.S. Visa Issuance
Amanda Carrano Franklin, Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
July 31, 2014

The U.S. Department of State continues to experience technical problems with passport/visa system, delaying issuance of nonimmigrant and immigrant visas at U.S. Consulates.


North Carolina Legislative Report - July 25, 2014
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news from July 19 - July 25.


North Carolina Legislative Report - July 18, 2014
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news from July 12 - July 18.


Miller & Clay Publish "A New Litigator’s Guide"
Article a top-read piece of "Expert Analyses"
M. Cabell Clay
July 2014, Law360

Renee Miller and Cabell Clay published a piece for new litigators in Law360.


North Carolina Legislative Report - July 11, 2014
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news from July 5 - July 11.


North Carolina Legislative Report - July 3, 2014
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news from June 30 - July 3.


Compliance Plans: The Ounce of Prevention that Avoids the Pound of Cure
Neil T. Bloomfield
June 2014, North Carolina Bar Association Newsletter

North Carolina Legislative Report - June 27, 2014
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news from June 21 - 27.


Privacy & Data Security Update: Supreme Court Rules that Warrants are Required for Cell Phone Searches
Karin M. McGinnis, Todd C. Taylor
June 27, 2014

On June 25th, the Supreme Court brought the Fourth Amendment into the digital age with its ruling in Riley v. California.


South Carolina Runoff Election Update - June 25, 2014
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Runoff Election Update on June 25, 2014.


South Carolina Legislative Update - June 24, 2014
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on June 24, 2014.


North Carolina Legislative Report - June 20, 2014
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news from June 14 - 20.


North Carolina Legislative Report - June 13, 2014
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news from June 7 - 13.


South Carolina Legislative/Election Update - June 13, 2014
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative/Election Update on June 13, 2014.


South Carolina Legislative Update - June 10, 2014
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on June 10, 2014.


North Carolina Legislative Report - June 6, 2014
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news from June 1 - 6.


South Carolina Legislative Update - June 2, 2014
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on June 2, 2014.


Schools, Bloomfield Author Article for NCBA Newsletter
June 2014

Litigation Members Scott Schools and Neil Bloomfield have co-written "Compliance Plans: The Ounce of Prevention that Avoids the Pound of Cure."


North Carolina Legislative Report - May 30, 2014
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news from May 24 - 30.


Sumner & Firestone Published by SCDTAA
Robert Sumner and Lesley Firestone
May 2014, The DefenseLine

Litigation attorneys Robert Sumner and Lesley Firestone were published in the Spring 2014 issue of The DefenseLine.


North Carolina Legislative Report - May 23, 2014
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news from May 16 - 23.


South Carolina Legislative Update - May 22, 2014
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on May 22, 2014.


North Carolina Legislative Report - May 16, 2014
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news from May 9 - 16.


South Carolina Legislative Update - May 19, 2014
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on May 19, 2014.


LDCs Struggle With CFTC Regulations
Brian Heslin
May 2014, Oil & Gas Financial Journal

Brian Heslin addresses impact of CFTC regulations on LDCs.


Immigration Client Alert: USCIS Proposed Rule on Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Spouses
Amanda Carrano Franklin, Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
May 14, 2014

The Department of Homeland Security has proposed to provide work authorization benefits to spouses of H-1B visa holders.


Social Media - Love it or leave it?
Charlotte Privacy & Data Security Member published in 2014 Law Journal
Karin McGinnis
May 2014, Business North Carolina

Member Karin McGinnis published social media insight for businesses in Business NC's 2014 Law Journal.


South Carolina Legislative Update - May 12, 2014
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on May 12, 2014.


North Carolina Legislative Report - May 9, 2014
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news from April 26 - May 9.


South Carolina Legislative Update - May 5, 2014
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on May 5, 2014.


Employment & Labor Update - Executive Order to Bring Changes to FLSA Overtime Exemption Regulations
Benjamin P. Fryer, Russell (Russ) F. Sizemore
April 30, 2014

The Employment & Labor team issued an update on April 30, 2014, highlighting an executive order that will bring changes to FLSA overtime exemption regulations.


South Carolina Legislative Update - April 28, 2014
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on April 28, 2014.


North Carolina Legislative Report - April 25, 2014
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news from April 11 - 25.


South Carolina Legislative Update - April 21, 2014
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on April 21, 2014.


South Carolina Legislative Update - April 16, 2014
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on April 16, 2014.


North Carolina Legislative Report - April 11, 2014
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news from March 29 - April 11.


Immigration Client Alert: USCIS Announces H-1B Cap Numbers
Amanda Carrano Franklin, Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
April 11, 2014

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that 172,500 H-1B petitions were received during the filing period which began April 1, 2014.


Immigration Client Alert: USCIS hits H-1B Cap for FY2015
Amanda Carrano Franklin, Stephen (Steve) M. Hader
April 8, 2014

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal year (FY) 2015.


South Carolina Legislative Update - April 7, 2014
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on April 7, 2014.


DOJ Confirms, Once Again, That Compliance Plans Really Do Matter
Scott Schools
March 2014, Law.com

Litigation Member and Law.com Contributor Scott Schools published his first column on March 31.


South Carolina Legislative Update - March 31, 2014
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on March 31, 2014.


North Carolina Legislative Report - March 28, 2014
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news from March 15 - 28.


South Carolina Legislative Update - March 24, 2014
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on March 24, 2014.


South Carolina Legislative Update - March 17, 2014
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on March 17, 2014.


North Carolina Legislative Report - March 14, 2014
Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news from March 1 - 14.


South Carolina Legislative Update - March 10, 2014
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on March 10, 2014.


South Carolina Legislative Update - March 3, 2014
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on March 3, 2014.


North Carolina Legislative Report - February 28, 2014
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news from February 15 - 28.


South Carolina Legislative Update - February 21, 2014
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on February 21, 2014.


North Carolina Legislative Report - February 14, 2014
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news from February 1 - 14.


South Carolina Legislative Update - February 14, 2014
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on February 14, 2014.


South Carolina Legislative Update - February 7, 2014
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on February 7, 2014.


North Carolina Legislative Report - January 31, 2014
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news from January 18 - 31.


South Carolina Legislative Update - January 31, 2014
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on January 31, 2014.


South Carolina Legislative Update - January 27, 2014
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on January 27, 2014.


Immigration Client Alert: New H-1B visas for fiscal year 2015
Amanda Carrano Franklin, Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
January 21, 2014

North Carolina Legislative Report - January 17, 2014
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news from January 1 - 17.


South Carolina Legislative Update - January 17, 2014
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on January 17, 2014.


South Carolina Legislative Update - December 30, 2013
C. (Reid) R. McMillan, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Update on December 30, 2013.


North Carolina Legislative Report - December 20, 2013
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news from December 7 - December 20, 2013.


North Carolina Legislative Report - December 6, 2013
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report containing updates and news from November 30 - December 6, 2013.


North Carolina Legislative Report - November 15, 2013
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report, with updates and news from November 9-15, 2013.


Charlotte-Mecklenburg Election Report
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price
November 6, 2013

The Public Affairs team has issued a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Election Report.


Civil Litigators’ Insights from the District Attorney’s Office
Renee Miller & Cabell Clay
November 2013, North Carolina Lawyer

Renee Miller and Cabell Clay authored an article that was published in the November 2013 issue of North Carolina Lawyer.


Gwaltney Authors Legal Update for ESOP Report
Alton (Larry) L. Gwaltney III
November 2013

Litigation Member Larry Gwaltney authored the 'Legal Update' for the ESOP Association's monthly newsletter.


North Carolina Legislative Report - November 1, 2013
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report, with updates and news from October 19 - November 1.


North Carolina Legislative Report - October 18, 2013
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report, with updates and news from October 4 - October 18, 2013.


Physicians Agreements May Cost South Carolina Hospital More Than $237.5 Million
White Collar, Regulatory Defense, and Investigations Client Update
Neil T. Bloomfield
October 2013

Physicians Agreements May Cost South Carolina Hospital More Than $237.5 Million
Health Care Client Update
Carol Ewald Bowen, Kimberly Short Kirk
October 2013

North Carolina Legislative Report - October 4, 2013
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report, with updates and news from Sept. 21 - Oct. 4, 2013.


Immigration Update
Government shutdown and its impact on U.S. immigration services
Immigration Practice Team
October 1, 2013

MVA's Immigration team sheds light on how the federal shutdown might impact immigration-related services.


North Carolina Legislative Report - September 20, 2013
Steven Allison, Katie Hallaway, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report, with updates and news from September 6-20.


The Eye of the Beholder
Canaan Huie
September 12, 2013

North Carolina Legislative Report - September 6, 2013
Steven Allison, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report, with updates and news from August 24 - September 6.


North Carolina Legislative Report - August 23, 2013
Steven Allison, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report, with updates and news from August 10-23.


North Carolina Legislative Report - August 9, 2013
Steven Allison, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report, with updates and news from July 30 - August 9.


North Carolina Legislative Report - July 26, 2013
Steven Allison, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report, with updates and news from July 20 - 26.


North Carolina Legislative Report - July 19, 2013
Steven Allison, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report, with updates and news from July 13 - 19.


North Carolina Legislative Report - July 12, 2013
Steven Allison, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report with updates and news from July 6 - 12.


South Carolina Legislative Report - July 12, 2013
Walter S. Price, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Report on July 12, 2013.


North Carolina Legislative Report - July 3, 2013
Steven Allison, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report, with updates and news from July 1 - 3.


OIG Special Advisory - The Effect of Exclusion from Participation in Federal Health Care Programs
Health Care Client Alert
Carol Ewald Bowen, Kimberly Short Kirk
July 2013

The Health Care group issued a client alert on the OIG's Special Advisory Bulletin on exclusion from Federal Health Care Programs.


Immigration Update
Amanda Carrano Franklin, Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
June 28, 2013

U.S. Senate passes Immigration Reform bill


North Carolina Legislative Report - June 28, 2013
Steven Allison, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report, with updates and news from June 22 - 28.


South Carolina Legislative Report - June 28, 2013
Walter S. Price, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Report on June 28, 2013.


North Carolina Legislative Report - June 21, 2013
Steven Allison, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report, with updates and news from June 15 - 21.


South Carolina Legislative Report - June 21, 2013
Walter S. Price, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Report on June 21, 2013.


North Carolina Legislative Report - June 14, 2013
Steven Allison, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report, with updates and news from June 8 - 14.


North Carolina Legislative Report - June 7, 2013
Steven Allison, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report, with updates and news from June 1 - 7.


South Carolina Legislative Report - June 7, 2013
Walter S. Price, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Report on June 7, 2013.


What To Expect From Proposed Immigration Bill
June 5, 2013, Law360

Immigration Associate Amanda Carrano co-wrote an article published in the Law360 Employment and Public Policy wires.


North Carolina Legislative Report - May 31, 2013
Steven Allison, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report, with updates and news from May 17 - 31.


South Carolina Legislative Report - May 31, 2013
Walter S. Price, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Report on May 31, 2013.


North Carolina Legislative Report - May 24, 2013
Steven Allison, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report, with updates and news from May 18 - 24.


South Carolina Legislative Report - May 24, 2013
Walter S. Price, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Report on May 24, 2013.


North Carolina Legislative Report - May 17, 2013
Steven Allison, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report, with updates and news from May 11 - 17.


South Carolina Legislative Report - May 17, 2013
Walter S. Price, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Report on May 17, 2013.


North Carolina Legislative Report - May 10, 2013
Steven Allison, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report, with updates and news from May 4 - 10.


South Carolina Legislative Report - May 10, 2013
Walter S. Price, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Report on May 10, 2013.


South Carolina Election Alert
Walter S. Price, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II
May 7, 2013

The Public Affairs team has issued a South Carolina Election Alert.


Business of Law Update
Corporate and Securities Update
Carolyn P. Meade
May 6, 2013

Corporate Member Carolyn Meade issued a Business of Law Corporate and Securities Update focused on Equity-Based Crowd Funding.


North Carolina Legislative Report - May 3, 2013
Steven Allison, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report, with updates and news from April 27 - May 3.


South Carolina Legislative Report - May 3, 2013
Walter S. Price, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Report on May 3, 2013.


Immigration Update
Amanda Carrano Franklin, Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
April 30, 2013

New I-94 Arrival/Departure Process for Foreign Visitors


North Carolina Legislative Report - April 26, 2013
Steven Allison, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report, with updates and news from April 20 - 26.


South Carolina Legislative Report - April 26, 2013
Walter S. Price, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Report on April 26, 2013.


Immigration Update
Amanda Carrano Franklin, Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
April 19, 2013

How Will the New Immigration Bill Affect US Businesses?


North Carolina Legislative Report - April 19, 2013
Steven Allison, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report, with updates and news from April 12 - 19.


South Carolina Legislative Report - April 19, 2013
Walter S. Price, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Report on April 19, 2013.


North Carolina Legislative Report - April 12, 2013
Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report, with updates and news from April 5 - 12.


South Carolina Legislative Report - April 12, 2013
Walter S. Price, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Report on April 12, 2013.


Immigration Update
Amanda Carrano Franklin, Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
April 9, 2013

H-1B Cap-Subject Filings Go To Lottery


North Carolina Legislative Report - April 5, 2013
Steven Allison, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report, with updates and news from April 1 - 5.


South Carolina Legislative Report - April 5, 2013
Walter S. Price, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Report on April 5.


Immigration Update
Amanda Carrano Franklin, Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
April 1, 2013

Paper I-94 Cards Being Phased Out


North Carolina Legislative Report - March 29, 2013
Steven Allison, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report, with updates and news from March 22 - March 29.


OIG Special Fraud Alert
Health Care Client Alert
Carol Ewald Bowen, Kimberly Short Kirk
March 2013

The Health Care team has issued a client alert pertaining to the Office of Inspector General's Special Client Alert.


North Carolina Legislative Report - March 22, 2013
Steven Allison, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report, with updates and news from March 16 - 22.


South Carolina Legislative Report - March 22, 2013
Walter S. Price, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Report on March 22.


North Carolina State Government Report
Governor Pat McCrory Announces Spending Plan
Steven Allison, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price
March 20, 2013

Public Affairs issued a North Carolina State Government Report that outlines McCrory's spending plan.


Immigration Update
Amanda Carrano Franklin, Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
March 19, 2013

Last Call for 4/1 H-1B Filings, Premium Processing Update


South Carolina Election Alert
Walter S. Price, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II
March 19, 2013

The Public Affairs team has issued a South Carolina Election Alert.


North Carolina Legislative Report - March 15, 2013
Steven Allison, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report, with updates and news from March 9 - 15.


South Carolina Legislative Report - March 15, 2013
Walter S. Price, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Report on March 15.


Immigration Update
Amanda Carrano Franklin, Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
March 11, 2013

USCIS Releases New I-9 Form, Prior Versions CANNOT Be Used After May 7th


North Carolina Legislative Report - March 8, 2013
Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report, with updates and news from March 2 - 8.


South Carolina Legislative Report - March 8, 2013
Walter S. Price, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Report on March 8.


Immigration Update
Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
March 7, 2013

Sequestration & Its Impact on U.S. Immigration


North Carolina Legislative Report - March 1, 2013
Steven Allison, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report, with updates and news from February 23 - March 1.


South Carolina Legislative Report - March 1, 2013
Walter S. Price, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Report on March 1.


North Carolina Legislative Report - February 22, 2013
Steven Allison, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report, with updates and news from February 16 - 22.


North Carolina Legislative Report - February 15, 2013
Steven Allison, Cameron L. Henley, Canaan Huie, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report, with updates and news from February 9 - 15.


South Carolina Legislative Report - February 15, 2013
Walter S. Price, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Report on February 15.


HITECH Final Rule
Health Care Client Alert
Carol Ewald Bowen, Kimberly Short Kirk
February 2013

The Health Care Team published a client alert pertaining to the Office for Civil Rights' HITECH final rule.


Physician Payments Sunshine Act Final Rule
Health Care Client Alert
Carol Ewald Bowen, Kimberly Short Kirk
February 2013

The Health Care Team published a client alert pertaining to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' final rule to implement the requirements of section 6002 of the Affordable Care Act.


North Carolina Legislative Report - February 8, 2013
Steven Allison, Cameron L. Henley, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report, with updates and news from February 2 - 8.


South Carolina Legislative Report - February 8, 2013
Walter S. Price, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Report on February 8.


North Carolina Legislative Report - February 1, 2013
Steven Allison, Cameron L. Henley, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report, with updates and news from January 26 - February 1.


South Carolina Legislative Report - February 1, 2013
Walter S. Price, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Report on February 1.


Immigration Update
Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
January 28, 2013

Plan ahead for E-3 Extensions


North Carolina Legislative Report - January 25, 2013
Steven Allison, Cameron L. Henley, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report, with updates and news from January 18-25.


South Carolina Legislative Report - January 25, 2013
Walter S. Price, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Report on January 25.


North Carolina Legislative Report - January 18, 2013
Steven Allison, Cameron L. Henley, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report, with updates and news from January 11-18.


South Carolina Legislative Report - January 18, 2013
Walter S. Price, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Report on January 18.


Top 10 for 2013
Employment, Employee Benefits and Immigration Teams Issue Top "To Dos" for the New Year
January 2013

The Employment & Labor, Employee Benefits and Immigration teams issued their top 10 "to do" items for 2013.


Immigration Update
Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
January 14, 2013

H-1B Filing Season Approaches


North Carolina Legislative Report - January 11, 2013
Steven Allison, Cameron L. Henley, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report, with updates and news from January 5-11.


South Carolina Legislative Report - January 11, 2013
Walter S. Price, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Report on January 11.


North Carolina Legislative Report - December 20, 2012
Steven Allison, Cameron L. Henley, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs issued a North Carolina Special Legislative Report with updates on Gubernatorial Appointments and House Budget Chairs.


South Carolina Legislative Report - December 20, 2012
Walter S. Price, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Report on December 20.


North Carolina Legislative Report - December 17, 2012
Steven Allison, Cameron L. Henley, Walter S. Price

MVA Public Affairs issued a North Carolina Special Legislative Report with updates on General Assembly Leadership Elections and Appointments.


North Carolina Legislative Report - December 14, 2012
Steven Allison, Cameron L. Henley, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report for the weeks of December 3 and December 10.


South Carolina Legislative Report - December 14, 2012
Walter S. Price, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Report on December 14.


South Carolina Legislative Report - December 7, 2012
Walter S. Price, Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team issued a South Carolina Legislative Report on December 7.


North Carolina Legislative Report - November 30, 2012
Steven Allison, Cameron L. Henley, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report for the weeks of November 19 and November 26.


North Carolina Legislative Report - November 9, 2012
Cameron L. Henley, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report for the weeks of October 29 and November 5.


North Carolina Legislative Report - October 26, 2012
Cameron L. Henley, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report for the weeks of October 15 and October 22.


Immigration Update
October 17, 2012

Holiday Travel Advisory: Plan Ahead for Visa Issuance.


North Carolina Legislative Report - October 12, 2012
Cameron L. Henley, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report for the weeks of October 1 and October 8.


Navigating the Implied Waiver of Attorney Client Privilege After Adoption Of Federal Rule 502 of the Federal Rules of Evidence
Neil T. Bloomfield
Fall 2012, New York University Law School, Annual Survey of American Law, Volume 67, Issue 4

North Carolina Legislative Report - September 28, 2012
Cameron L. Henley, Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report for the weeks of September 17 and September 24.


Immigration Update
September 27, 2012

North Carolina E-verify Requirement for Large Companies Takes Effect on October 1st


Work with Your State Attorney General to Avoid Enforcement Actions
Vervais and McDowell Featured in American Banker
Valecia M. McDowell
September 24, 2012

Work with Your State Attorney General to Avoid Enforcement Actions
McDowell and Vervais have co-authored an article for American Banker
Valecia M. McDowell, Melinda (Mindy) L. Vervais
September 24, 2012, American Banker

North Carolina Legislative Report - September 14, 2012
Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report for the weeks of September 2 and September 10.


North Carolina Legislative Report - August 31, 2012
Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report for the weeks of August 20 and August 27.


North Carolina Legislative Report - August 17, 2012
Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report for the weeks of August 6 and August 13.


South Carolina Legislative Report - August 17, 2012
Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team has issued a South Carolina Legislative Report for the weeks of August 6 and August 13.


North Carolina Legislative Report - August 3, 2012
Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report for the week of July 23.


South Carolina Legislative Report - August 3, 2012
End of Session Update - 2012
Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team has issued a South Carolina Legislative Report with a 2012 End of Session Update.


North Carolina Legislative Report - July 20, 2012
Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report for the weeks of July 9 and July 16.


South Carolina Legislative Report - July 20, 2012
Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team has issued a South Carolina Legislative Report for the week of July 16.


North Carolina Legislative Report - July 6, 2012
Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report for the week of July 2.


North Carolina Legislative Report - June 29, 2012
Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report for the week of June 25.


South Carolina Legislative Report - June 29, 2012
Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team has issued a South Carolina Legislative Report for the week of June 25.


South Carolina Election Alert
Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II
June 27, 2012

The Public Affairs team has issued a South Carolina Election Alert.


North Carolina Legislative Report - June 22, 2012
Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report for the week of June 18.


South Carolina Legislative Report - June 22, 2012
Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team has issued a South Carolina Legislative Report for the week of June 18.


Wealth Transfer Newsletter June 2012
Current Developments, Planning Opportunities & Updates
Wealth Transfer Team
June 2012

In this edition of our Newsletter, we reflect on various matters including the 2013 Greenbook Proposals, Beneficiary Defective Inheritor Trust, and planning opportunities in a favorable interest rate environment.


Immigration Update
June 13, 2012

The Global Immigration team released a client alert on June 12, 2012.


North Carolina Legislative Report - June 8, 2012
Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report for the week of June 4.


South Carolina Legislative Report - June 8, 2012

The Public Affairs team has issued a South Carolina Legislative Report for the week of June 4.


North Carolina Legislative Report - June 1, 2012
Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report for the week of May 28.


South Carolina Legislative Report - June 1, 2012
Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team has issued a South Carolina Legislative Report for the week of May 28.


North Carolina Legislative Report - May 25, 2012
Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report for the week of May 21.


South Carolina Legislative Report - May 25, 2012
Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team has issued a South Carolina Legislative Report for the week of May 21.


North Carolina Legislative Report - May 18, 2012
Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report for the week of May 14.


South Carolina Legislative Report - May 18, 2012
Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team has issued a South Carolina Legislative Report for the week of May 14.


South Carolina Legislative Report - May 11, 2012
Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team has issued a South Carolina Legislative Report for the week of May 7.


Immigration Update
May 9, 2012

The Global Immigration team released a client alert on May 9th entitled "New H1-B Numbers Going Fast".


North Carolina Legislative Report - May 4, 2012
Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued a North Carolina Legislative Report for the week of April 30.


South Carolina Legislative Report - May 4, 2012
Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team has issued a South Carolina Legislative Report for the week of April 30.


Global Immigration Team Releases Client Alert
May 3, 2012

The Global Immigration team released a client alert entitled "Immigrant Visa Numbers Exhausted for EB-2 India/China until FY2013" on May 3rd.


Employment Law Update- New EEOC Guidance on the Use of Criminal Records in Making Employment Decisions
April 30, 2012

The Employment & Labor team released an Employment Law Update on April 30th.


South Carolina Legislative Report - April 27, 2012
Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team has issued a South Carolina Legislative Report for the week of April 23.


North Carolina Legislative Report - April 20, 2012
Walter S. Price

The Public Affairs team has issued an inaugural North Carolina Legislative Report.


South Carolina Legislative Report - April 20, 2012
Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team has issued a South Carolina Legislative Report for the week of April 16.


Employment Update- NLRB Posting Requirement Delayed Again
April 2012

South Carolina Legislative Report - April 13, 2012
Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team has issued a South Carolina Legislative Report for the week of April 9.


Corporate and Securities Update
Daniel (Danny) L. Johnson, Jr., Emily E. Vaughn
April 2012

The Securities & Capital Markets team has issued a Corporate and Securities Update entitled "Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act."


Employment Update
Employers Must Comply with the NLRB Notice-Posting Rule By April 30, 2012
April 6, 2012

The Employment & Labor team released an Employment update entitled "Employers Must Comply with the NLRB Notice-Posting Rule By April 30, 2012".


South Carolina Legislative Report - March 30, 2012
Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team has issued a South Carolina Legislative Report for the week of March 26.


South Carolina Legislative Report - March 23, 2012
Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team has issued a South Carolina Legislative Report for the week of March 19.


Immigration Update
Visa Services Limited at the London Consulate Due to Summer Olympics
March 16, 2012

The MVA Global Immigration team send out a client alert on Friday, March 16th entitled "Visa Services Limited at the London Consulate due to Summer Olympics".


South Carolina Legislative Report - March 9, 2012
Robert (Rob) R. Smith, II

The Public Affairs team has issued a South Carolina Legislative Report for the week of March 5.


Authored sixth article in series for InsideCounsel.com titled “Concepcion’s potential impact on federal antitrust actions” which was published on March 8, 2012.

Immigration Update
USCIS Reaches Fiscal Year 2012 H-1B Cap on November 22, 2011
Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
November 30, 2011

The MVA Global Immigration Team sent out a client alert on Monday, November 28th entitled "USCIS Reaches Fiscal Year 2012 H-1B Cap on November 22, 2011".


Immigration Update
New H-1B Visas Still Available But For How Long?
Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
October 13, 2011

The MVA Global Immigration team sent out an Immigration Client Alert on Thursday, October 13 entitled "New H-1B Visas Still Available But For How Long?"


Wealth Transfer Newsletter October 2011
Current Developments, Planning Opportunities & Updates
Wealth Transfer Team

In this edition of our Newsletter, we reflect on various matters including Re-Roth Your IRA, Fiduciary Litigation, and the availability of Portability due to TRA 2010.


Immigration Update
The H-2B Prevailing Wage Debacle - What This REALLY Means For Your Other DOL Filings
Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
September 21, 2011

The MVA Global Immigration Team sent out a client alert on Wednesday, September 21 entitled "The H-2B Prevailing Wage Debacle - What This REALLY Means For Your Other DOL Filings".


Immigration Update
Changes to I-130 Filing Procedure Increases Processing Time
Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
September 8, 2011

The MVA Global Immigration Team released a client alert on 9/8/11, discussing the changes to I-130 Filing Procedure Increases Processing Time for Family Members of US Citizens Living Abroad.


Immigration Update
DOL Suspends Wage Determination Processing
Global Immigration Group
August 2011

Department of Labor Suspends All Prevailing Wage Determination Processing


ICANN Approves New gTLD Program
Trevor Schmidt
July 2011, Intellectual Property Client Update

ICANN's approval of the gTLD expansion could change the domain game as we know it. How might it impact your business?


Immigration Update
Client I-9 Update
Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
May 23, 2011

On Monday, May 23 the MVA Global Immigration team sent out an Immigration Update entitled "Client I-9 Update".


Immigration Update
April Showers Bring May Social Security No-Match Letters
Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
May 4, 2011

The MVA Global Immigration team sent out a client alert entitled "April Showers Bring May Social Security No-Match Letters" on May 3, 2011.


Immigration Update
2012 H-1B Cap Opens....To Much Smaller Demand Than Expected
Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
April 13, 2011

The Moore & Van Allen Global Immigration team sent out an Immigration alert entitled "2012 H-1B Cap Opens....To Much Smaller Demand Than Expected" on April 11, 2011.


Have Increased Government Investigations Remedied the Causes of the Financial Crisis?
Neil T. Bloomfield
2011, Bloomberg Law Reports- Corporate Counsel

Immigration Update
USCIS Accepting New H-1B Visa Petitions as of April 1, 2011
Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
March 14, 2011

The Moore & Van Allen Global Immigration practice group sent out an Immigration Update on March 14, 2011.


Employment Update
Another Expansion of Federal Discrimination Laws: U.S. Supreme Court Rules that Employers Can Be Liable for Discriminatory Bias of Non-Decision Makers.
Karin M. McGinnis, Paul J. Peralta, Randel E. Phillips
March 10, 2011

The MVA Employment & Labor team released an Employment Update entitled, "Another Expansion of Federal Discrimination Laws: U.S. Supreme Court Rules that Employers Can Be Liable for Discriminatory Bias of Non-Decision Makers" on March 10th.


Wealth Transfer Newsletter February 2011
Current Developments, Planning Opportunities & Updates
Wealth Transfer Team
February 2011

In this edition of our Newsletter, we reflect on various matters surrounding the Tax Relief Act of 2010 including what it means to one's estate planning documents and planning opportunities available as a result of TRA 2010.


Top 10 for 2011
Employment & Labor, Employee Benefits & Global Immigration Update
Ana M. Flynn, Beth Yount Grimes, Alton (Larry) L. Gwaltney III, Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Janet J. Higley, Daniel (Danny) L. Johnson, Jr., Karin M. McGinnis, Christopher A. Ogiba, Paul J. Peralta, Randel E. Phillips, Scott D. Syfert, Ann P. West
February 2011

It is a good time to focus on some top "to do" items in the employment, employee benefits and immigration arenas.


Employment Update
The Ever Expanding Net of Title VII Retaliation Liability
Karin M. McGinnis, Paul J. Peralta, Randel E. Phillips
January 31, 2011

The MVA Employment & Labor team released an Employment Update entitled, "The Ever Expanding Net of Title VII Retaliation Liability" on January 31st.


Immigration Update
USCIS Reaches Fiscal Year 2011 H-1B Cap on January 27, 2011
Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
January 28, 2011

The Global Immigration team released an Immigration Update entitled, "USCIS Reaches Fiscal Year 2011 H-1B Cap on January 27, 2011" on January 28th.


Immigration Update
Increase in Security Clearances for U.S. Visa Applicants with Technical Backgrounds from India and China
Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
January 19, 2011

The MVA Global Immigration team released an Immigration alert entitled, "Increase in Security Clearances for U.S. Visa Applicants with Technical Backgrounds from India and China" on January 19, 2011.


Immigration Update
2011 H-1B Cap Numbers Going Fast
Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
January 18, 2011

The MVA Global Immigration team released an Immigration alert entitled, "2011 H-1B Cap Numbers Going Fast" on January 18, 2011.


Wealth Transfer Practice Group Alert
Wealth Transfer Team
December 22, 2010

The Wealth Transfer team released a Wealth Transfer alert on December 22, 2010 regarding President Obama signing into law the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (the "2010 Bill").


Immigration Update
New H-1B visas still available, but for how long?
Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
December 16, 2010

The MVA Global Immigration team released an Immigration alert entitled, "New H-1B visas still available, but for how long?" on December 16, 2010.


Immigration Update
CIS Announces Important Changes to Form I-129
Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
November 18, 2010

MVA's Global Immigration Team released an Immigration Update on 11/18 entitled, " CIS Announces Important Changes to Form I-129."


Wealth Transfer Newsletter November 2010
Current Developments: Planning Opportunities & Updates
Wealth Transfer Team
November 2010

In this edition of our Newsletter, we reflect on various matters including - current developments in tax and estate planning, transfers to GST exempt trusts in 2010, and planning opportunities in a favorable interest rate environment.


Immigration Update
New USCIS Fees Take Effect on Nov. 23, 2010
Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
November 5, 2010

On Nov. 5th, MVA's Global Immigration Team released an Immigration Update entitled "New USCIS Fees Take Effect on Nov. 23, 2010."


SALT Newsletter
Taxation Group
October 2010

The Taxation Team has released its inaugural state and local tax ("SALT") newsletter. This newsletter highlights recent developments in North Carolina and South Carolina tax law.


Immigration Update
FY-2011 H-1B Cap Still Available - CAP NOT REACHED YET
Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
July 19, 2010

MVA's Global Immigration team released an Immigration Update entitled "FY-2011 H-1B Cap Still Available - CAP NOT REACHED YET" on 7/19/2010.


Intellectual Property Update
June 28, 2010

MVA's IP Team releases news of the Bilski v. Kappos decision.


Employment Update
US High Court Supports Employer Right to Monitor Employee Private Communications Over Employer-Provided Systems
Karin M. McGinnis, Paul J. Peralta, Randel E. Phillips
June 21, 2010

MVA's employment team released a new employment alert on June 21, 2010.


Employment Update
Hire Act Payroll Tax Exemption and Credit
Karin M. McGinnis, Paul J. Peralta, Randel E. Phillips
June 15, 2010

MVA's Employment and Labor group released a practice group update on 6/15/2010 entitled Hire Act Payroll Tax Exemption and Credit.


Immigration Update
Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
June 9, 2010

Moore & Van Allen's Global Immigration Team released an Immigration Update entitled "E-Verify Redesign Requires New Tutorial Completion to Continue Program Use."


Wealth Transfer Newsletter
Current Developments: Planning Opportunities and Updates
Wealth Transfer Team
May 2010

In this edition of our Newsletter, we reflect on various matters including - Roth IRA conversion, legislation updates, and gifts and GRATs.


Immigration Update
USCIS still accepting cap-subject H-1B filings
Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
April 9, 2010

MVA's Global Immigration Team released an Immigration Update entitled "USCIS still accepting cap-subject H-1B filings."


Immigration Update
April 1st Filing Window for New H-1B visas is Quickly Approaching
Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
February 17, 2010

The Global Immigration Team released its newest Immigration alert entitled "April 1st Filing Window for New H-1B visas is Quickly Approaching" on February 17th.


Employment Law News
Cobra Subsidy: New Notice & Tax Credit Procedures
Ana M. Flynn, Daniel (Danny) L. Johnson, Jr., Karin M. McGinnis, Paul J. Peralta, Randel E. Phillips
January 11, 2010

The Employment & Labor and Employee Benefits groups released a newsletter on January 11, 2010 highlighting Cobra Subsidy: New Notice & Tax Credit Procedures.


Immigration Update
USCIS Reaches Fiscal Year 2010 H-1 Cap
Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
December 23, 2009

On December 22, 2009, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it had received a sufficient number of H-IB petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal year (FY) 2010.


Wealth Transfer Newsletter
Current Developments, Highlights & Changes
Wealth Transfer Team
December 2009, Wealth Transfer Newsletter - December 2009

In this edition of our Newsletter, we reflect on various matters including- the latest on Estate Tax Legislation and planning opportunities with IRAs.


Top 10 for 2010
Employment & Labor, Employee Benefits & Global Immigration Update
Ana M. Flynn, Beth Yount Grimes, Alton (Larry) L. Gwaltney III, Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Daniel (Danny) L. Johnson, Jr., Karin M. McGinnis, Christopher A. Ogiba, Paul J. Peralta, Randel E. Phillips, Scott D. Syfert, Ann P. West
December 14, 2009

The year 2010 promises to bring with it continuing challenges for employers.


Immigration Update
New H-1B visas still available, but for how long?
Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
November 3, 2009

Yesterday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) reported that as of October 25, 2009, it had received approximately 52,800 petitions against the 58,200 H-1B standard cap numbers available.


Wealth Transfer Newsletter
Current Developments, Highlights & Changes
Wealth Transfer Practice Group
August 2009

In this edition of our Newsletter, we reflect on various matters including: pending legislation, important income tax considerations, and the continued viability GRATs.


Immigration Update
USCIS Visits H-1B Employers and Employees
Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
August 25, 2009

IRS Announcement of Qualifying Advanced Energy Project Program
Sprunger & Joyner
August 2009, Energy Update

The Treasury Secretary and the Internal Revenue Service announced the establishment of the qualifying advanced energy project program to implement the new investment credit under Section 48C of the Internal Revenue Code.


Grants in Lieu of Credits
Sprunger & Joyner
July 2009, Energy Update

The Treasury Department and the Department of Energy announced that they are now accepting applications for grants in lieu of production tax credits (“PTCs”) and investment credits for specified energy properties.


Update Regarding Red Flags Rules Enforcement
MVA Health Care Team
July 31, 2009, Health Care Alert

FTC Again Postpones Red Flags Rules Enforcement


Reminder: Federal Minimum Wage Changes
Federal Minimum Wage Increase goes into Effect Today (7/24/09)
MVA Employment & Labor Team
July 24, 2009, Employment Alert

On Friday, July 24, 2009 the Federal Minimum wage increases to $7.25 per hour.


ICE launches nationwide I-9 Audit Initiative
MVA Immigration Team
July 6, 2009, Immigration Update

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is launching a new audit initiative by issuing Notices of Inspection (NOIs) to 652 businesses nationwide – which is more than ICE issued throughout all of last fiscal year.


Supreme Court Addresses Employee’s Burden in Mixed-Motives ADEA Cases
U.S. Supreme Court Shields Employers from the Burden of Persuasion
MVA Employment & Labor Team
July 1, 2009, Employment Law Alert

In Mixed- Motives ADEA Cases, the U.S. Supreme Court Shields Employers from the Burden of Persuasion.


Immigration Update
USCIS to Resume Premium Processing Option for Select Form I-140 Filings
Stephen (Steve) M. Hader, Scott D. Syfert
June 24, 2009

USCIS announced today that effective June 29, 2009, it will resume Premium Processing Service for Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, in accordance with 8 CFR 103.2(f)(2).


New Travel Requirements for U.S. Citizens
MVA Immigration Team
May 2009, Immigration Update

On June 1, 2009, the U.S. government will implement the land and sea requirements of The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI).


Immigration Update
New Labor Condition Application (ETA-9035) Process Causes Filing Delays
MVA Immigration Team
May 6, 2009

Effective as of May 15, 2009, the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) will fully implement a new portal system, called iCERT, for the submission of the new ETA Form 9035E - Labor Condition Application (LCA).


Wealth Transfer Newsletter
Current Developments, Highlights and Legislative Changes
Wealth Transfer Practice Group
April 2009

President Obama has signed one of the most significant pieces of legislation to have been passed by Congress, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the “Stimulus Act”). In this edition of the Newsletter, we will highlight for you portions of the Stimulus Act that we believe would be most relevant to the wealth transfer planning area.


Immigration Update
USCIS still accepting cap-subject H-1B filings
MVA Immigration Team
April 8, 2009

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today (April 8, 2009) that it continues to accept H-1B nonimmigrant visa petitions subject to the fiscal year 2010 (FY 2010) cap.


Immigration Update
US Employers Now Required to Use New I-9 Form
MVA Immigration Team
April 3, 2009

As of April 3, 2009 a new Form I-9 is required. The new form and handbook are available.


Health Care Alert
Summary of Changes to HIPAA Privacy and Security Requirements included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
MVA Health Care Team
April 2009

On February 17, 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (the “Act”) was signed into law. A portion of the Act, known as the Health Technology and Economic and Clinical Health Act (the “HITECH Act”), relates to investments in health information technology and contains a number of changes to HIPAA’s Privacy and Security Rule requirements.


Employment Law News
Battle Begins Over the Employee Free Choice Act
Alton (Larry) L. Gwaltney III, Karin M. McGinnis, Paul J. Peralta, Randel E. Phillips
March 16, 2009

On March 10, 2009, Senator Tom Harkin and Representative George Miller introduced the Employee Free Choice Act of 2009 into the U.S. Senate (S. 560) and House of Representatives (H.R. 1409).


Health Care Alert
Health Care Related Developments to Watch in 2009 Part 2
MVA Healthcare Team

With a new President in office and an economic stimulus package allocating billions of dollars for healthcare and related activities, 2009 promises to be a very exciting year for the healthcare industry.


Immigration Update
April 1 Deadline for Fiscal Year 2010 H-1B Lottery Filing
MVA Immigration Team
March 3, 2009

As a reminder, April 1, 2009 will be the first day USCIS will accept new petitions for H-1B Professional Worker Visas. USCIS has a cap of 65,000 H-1B visas(as well as an additional 20,000 for U.S. Masters degree holders), available per CIS fiscal year which runs from October 1 to September 30.


Employment Law News
Ana M. Flynn, Beth Yount Grimes, Alton (Larry) L. Gwaltney III, George V. Hanna III, Janet J. Higley, Daniel (Danny) L. Johnson, Jr., Karin M. McGinnis, Paul J. Peralta, Ann P. West
February 20, 2009

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ("ARRA"), enacted February 17, 2009, includes COBRA provisions that will affect employers who laid off or otherwise involuntarily terminated employees since September 1, 2008 or who will involuntarily terminate employees during the rest of 2009.


Employment Law News
U.S. Supreme Court Confirms Broad Protection of Employee Opposition to Discrimination
Benjamin P. Fryer, Alton (Larry) L. Gwaltney III, Karin M. McGinnis, Paul J. Peralta, Randel E. Phillips
February 5, 2009

Immigration Update
USCIS Publishes Notice of Delay of I-9 Interim Final Rule
MVA Immigration Team
February 4, 2009

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), has delayed the effective date of its interim final rule ``Documents Acceptable for Employment Eligibility Verification,'' for 60 days, from February 2, 2009 to April 3, 2009.


Healthcare Alert
Healthcare Related Developments to Watch in 2009
MVA Healthcare Team

With a new President in office and an economic stimulus package allocating billions of dollars for healthcare and related activities, 2009 promises to be a very exciting year for the healthcare industry.


Immigration Update
USCIS Revises Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification
MVA Immigration Team
January 29, 2009

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently revised Form I-9 in an effort to streamline the Employment Eligibility Verification process.


Immigration Update
Changes to Visa Requirements for Switzerland
MVA Immigration Team
January 15, 2009

Switzerland has recently become part of the Schengen visa scheme and therefore the requirements for U.S. permanent residents (aka "green card holders") and non-immigrant visa holders living in the U.S. traveling to Switzerland has changed.


Immigration Update
Increase in Security Clearances for U.S. Visa Applicants
Immigration Team
January 13, 2009

MVA has identified a recent trend in U.S. Consulates abroad subjecting larger numbers of nonimmigrant visa applicants to extensive security clearances.


Immigration Update
Preparing for the FY2010 H-1B Deadline
MVA Immigration Team
December 16, 2008

As a reminder, April 1, 2009 will be the first day USCIS will accept new petitions for H-1B Professional Worker Visas.


2009 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule
Anti-Mark Up and IDTF Requirements for Mobile Entitles Finalized
Health Care Team
November 2008, Health Care Alert

CMS Finalizes Anti-Mark Up and IDTF Requirements for Mobile Entitles; Defers Stark Exception for Incentive Payment/Shared Savings Programs


Immigration Update
Seven New Countries to be Added to the Visa Waiver Program
MVA Immigration Team
November 17, 2008

On October 20, 2008, President George Bush announced that seven countries will be added to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).


Red Flag Rules Delayed
Healthcare providers have additional time for compliance
Healthcare Practice GroupHealthcare Alert

On 10/22/08, the FTC announced "Red Flag Rules" enforcement delayed by six months, a reprieve for many healthcare providers who did not know the rules applied to their industry.


Wealth Transfer Newsletter
Current Developments, Highlights and Legislative Changes
Wealth Transfer Practice Group
November 2008

The economy and our financial institutions have seen unprecedented losses and hardships and those just elected face monumental challenges. Our team remains committed to providing you with pertinent information and guidance as you navigate through these times. This Newsletter marks our first regularly scheduled update giving you highlights relevant to estate and tax planning matters, current information on the latest strategies and techniques that may be helpful as you evaluate your own estate situation, and the latest on the ever-changing tax laws.


Immigration Update
TN Status for Mexican and Canadian Nationals Extended to Three Years
MVA Immigration Team
October 27, 2008

On October 15th, USCIS announced by publication in the Federal Register that they are extending the maximum period of admission for Canadian and Mexican nationals in TN status from one year to three years.


Immigration Update
New Electronic System for Travel Authorization ("ESTA")
Immigration Practice Team

The United States Customs and Border Protection ("CBP") has launched a new online travel authorization program that will become mandatory for any visa waiver travel that will occur on or after January 12, 2009.


Employment Law News
New EEOC Publications on Religious Discrimination May Help Employers
Alton (Larry) L. Gwaltney III, Karin M. McGinnis, Paul J. Peralta, Randel E. Phillips
August 13, 2008

Immigration Update
E-Verify Now Mandatory for Federal Contractors
MVA Immigration Team
June 9, 2008

On June 9, 2008, the White House issued an Executive Order amending Executive Order 12989, to state that contracting agencies may not enter into contracts with employers that do not use an electronic employment eligibility verification system designated by the Secretary of Homeland Security.


Immigration Update
H-1B "Cap Gap" Provisions for F-1 Students
MVA Immigration Team
April 23, 2008

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) has recently announced "Cap Gap" provisions for F-1 students who are beneficiaries of H-1B petitions selected in the fiscal year 2009 H-1B lottery process.


Immigration Update
New F-1 Optional Practical Training Regulations
MVA Immigration Team
April 8, 2008

Citizenship and Immigration Services (“CIS”) published a new interim final regulation, effective immediately.


Immigration Update
USCIS REACHES FY 2009 H-1B CAP
MVA Immigration Team
April 8, 2008

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has received enough H-1B petitions to meet the congressionally mandated cap for fiscal year 2009.


Immigration Update
USCIS Revises Re-entry Permit Application Process
MVA Immigration Team

On March 5, 2008, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued revised instructions for filing Form I-131, Application for Travel Document for Lawful Permanent Residents (Green Card holders) requesting re-entry permits.


Immigration Update
Preparing for the FY2009 H-1B Cap
MVA Immigration Team
January 15, 2008

As a reminder, April 1, 2008 will be the first day USCIS will accept new petitions for H-1B Professional Worker Visas.


Immigration Update
Immigration Team
December 18, 2007, Immigration Update - Issue 003

10-Fingerprint Scanners to Deploy at all Ports of Entry and New Documentation Requirement for Travelers


Immigration Update
New I-9 Form Becomes Mandatory
Immigration Team
November 27, 2007

On November 26th 2007, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (“USCIS”) published in the Federal Register that use of the new I-9 form will become mandatory on any I-9 forms completed on or after December 26th, 2007.


Immigration Update
USCIS Releases New I-9 Form
Immigration Practice Team
November 8, 2007

Revisions to new I-9 form bring the form into compliance with latest immigration laws.


Immigration Update
USCIS Publishes Final Rule on Travel for H & L Nonimmigrants
Immigration Team
November 1, 2007

Immigration Update
USCIS Raises Filing Fees as of July 30, 2007
Immigration Practice Team

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) increases fees for petitions and applications.


Immigration Update
H-1B Cap Reached for Fiscal Year 2008
Immigration Practice Team

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has received enough H-1B petitions to meet the congressionally mandated cap for fiscal year 2008 (FY 2008). As of late Monday afternoon (April 2), USCIS had received approximately 150,000 cap-subject H-1B petitions. Therefore no new H-1B petitions for FY2008 will be accepted as of Wednesday, April 4.


Immigration Update
H-1B Visa Cap
Immigration Practice Team

As of April 1, 2007, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service ("CIS") will begin accepting H-1B Cap Subject Petitions for the new fiscal year beginning October 1, 2007. Unlike other visa types, H-1B Professional Worker visas are subject to a limitation – or "cap" – on the number of petitions that the CIS will grant each federal fiscal year.


Immigration Update
H-1B Cap Imminent for U.S. Masters Degree Holders
Immigration Practice Team

As of July 6, 2006, USCIS has received or granted more than 15,000 H-1B applications for foreign workers with a U.S. Advanced Degree. The cap of 20,000 will soon be reached.


Immigration Update
H-1B Cap Imminent
Immigration Practice Team

As of May 25, 2006, USCIS approved 7,718 H-1B beneficiaries (not holding a U.S. Advanced Degree) with an additional 41,316 applications pending, for a total of 49,034 applications either granted or pending.


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Invention Capture: The Beginning of Intellectual Property Management

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Intellectual Property Risks in the Global Innovation Economy
Intellectual Property Practice Team

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Highlights from the 2005 "Special 301 Report" from the U.S. Trade Representative - A key source for global IP strategy information
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Employment Law News
Age Discrimination Based on a Neutral Policy — A New Threat
Employment & Labor Practice Team

In a significant case for employers, the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) allows current and former employees to prevail on claims for age discrimination even when an employer did not intentionally discriminate based on age.


Employment Law News
When Does an Employer Obtain a Background Check on an Applicant?
Employment & Labor Practice Team

Historically, employers in most circumstances have had no duty to investigate a prospective employee’s prior work history or background, unless the employer knew of circumstances indicating the applicant was unsuitable. Exceptions were made for jobs that could pose unusual danger if the wrong person were hired e.g., armed security guards. A recent decision by the federal Court of Appeals for North and South Carolina demonstrates the continuing evolution in the employer’s duty to make an appropriate investigation into an applicant’s background before extending an offer of employment.


Employment Law News
Fair Credit Reporting Act and Third Party Investigations
Employment & Labor Practice Team

An employee commits an alleged act of misconduct. You, the employer, decide to have an outside firm investigate. The investigation should be conducted in accordance with the safe harbor provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) to avoid the advance consent and disclosure requirements of FCRA.


Employment Law News
Workplace Violence Prevention Act
Employment & Labor Practice Team

An employee receives an actual threat of workplace violence—what do you do? Effective December 1, 2004, North Carolina employers have another tool to help prevent workplace violence. The recently enacted Workplace Violence Prevention Act allows employers to seek a civil no-contact order on behalf of an employee who has been threatened with or actually suffered physical harm as a result of an individual’s action.


Employment Law News
Non-Union Employees Have No Weingarten Right
Employment & Labor Practice Team

In an important decision affecting all non-union employers, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently reversed itself when it concluded that employees at non-union companies have no right to have a co-worker present during an investigatory interview.


Employment Law News
Another Step in the Trend Disfavoring Employee Noncompetes
Employment & Labor Practice Team

The North Carolina Court of Appeals, following a recent trend and joining what South Carolina courts have concluded, recently held a noncompete overbroad and unenforceable because it prohibited an employee from performing work after termination that was not related to the work that he did for the employer. VisionAIR, Inc. v. James.