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  • Regulation of cryptocurrency By Jay Levine    In this episode, Jay and Porter Wright attorney Brett Thornton dive into e-currency, with a focus on cryptocurrency. They start by covering the basics: what it is, the different types and the technology that facilitates the exchanges. Brett explains the rules and regulations for this currency, securities law ramifications to be aware of, and what other agencies might be involved in these types of transactions. ... More
  • Changes in online shopping By Jay Levine    “In most situations, no more tax-free shopping on the internet,” our colleague Mark Snider said based upon a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. In Wayfair v. South Dakota, the court overruled two older decisions that allowed retailers to avoid collecting sales tax on customers outside of its home state and outside other states where the retailer had employees, a store, warehouse and other physical presence. Read the full blog post at Technology Law Source. ... More
  • Food & Agriculture Quarterly: March 2018 By Jay Levine    I am delighted to bring to you the second edition of Food & Agricultural Quarterly (FAQ). This industry-focused publication is designed to focus on the key issues food and agriculture industry stakeholders are facing – regardless of whether you are a small, family-owned farming operation or international food producer. This edition contains three very diverse articles that are informative and thought-provoking. First, Emily Lane explains how agriculture is becoming ever more affected by “Big Data” and the Internet of Things (IoT). Interestingly, I recently... More
  • FTC revises HSR and interlocking directorate thresholds By Jay Levine    On Jan. 26, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the annual changes to the notification thresholds for filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (HSR), as well as certain other values under the HSR rules. As background, the HSR Act requires that acquisitions of voting securities or assets that exceed certain thresholds be disclosed to U.S. antitrust authorities for review before they can be completed. The “size-of-transaction threshold” requires that the transaction exceeds a certain value. Under... More
  • Porter Wright presents Food & Agriculture Quarterly By Jay Levine    Welcome to our inaugural issue of Food & Agricultural Quarterly (FAQ). This new, industry-focused publication was designed to focus on the key issues food and agriculture industry stakeholders are facing – regardless of whether you are a small, family-owned farming operation or international food producer. In our first issue, we bring together three rather diverse articles. First, Emily Taylor describes the phenomenon of urban farming, and the challenges facing such would-be agrarians. Next, Devan Flahive provides us with an... More
  • DCMA agent requirements changing By Jay Levine    Bob Morgan, our colleague at Technology Law Source, shares detail about the upcoming Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA) agent filing change that takes effect Dec. 31. This agent filing is a necessary element of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) safe harbor provision (Title II of the DMCA (the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act)) — an Act which shields online service providers from liability for material posted by their users. If your company has an interactive website, social media presence, or message board... More
  • Is it time to change the focus of the antitrust laws? The debate is heating up By Jay Levine and Devan Flahive    There is currently a tug-of-war going on over the heart and soul of the antitrust laws. Well, perhaps that is a bit dramatic. But it is certainly fair to say that there is surging sentiment that the antitrust laws, and specifically antitrust enforcement, should be recalibrated to address concerns that are “populist” in nature. This was particularly evident last week by the introduction of two bills by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) that seek to make... More
  • Access to “data” – the new competitive battlefield By Jay Levine and Devan Flahive    Data is a buzzword popular in the media today. Most often we hear or read the word in conjunction with a breach of a major retailer or healthcare company. It is also used by companies to target us with behavioral advertising. But it also has become the new coin of the realm. Being neither a physical asset nor intellectual property, data has become the engine that powers much of our new commerce. And for precisely... More
  • What does it take to bring foreign companies to the US? By Jay Levine    In this episode, Jay talks to Oded Shenkar, Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management and Ohio State professor, about the challenges and opportunities facing foreign businesses who wish to come to the United States. The duo talks about regulatory matters, strategic factors and how the political climate will affect a company’s decision to doing business in the United States. ... More
  • Private equity deals By Jay Levine    What is on the horizon for private equity deals in 2017? What does the market look like for buyers, sellers and foreign investors? Jay talks with Porter Wright M&A attorneys Bob Tannous and Jeremy Siegfried about these issues, exit strategies, Brexit and more in our most recent podcast. ... More