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SPOTLIGHTUS Election

Mayer Brown

Post-Election Analysis: The Future of US Policy and Implications for Businesses and the Economy

The US federal election could have sweeping regulatory and legislative impacts across virtually every major sector of the economy. To help understand how government policy might change over the next four years and what that means for domestic and global businesses, we invite you to join the first of our post-election programs.

Whistleblower Guidance Released by US Federal Reserve

On September 8, 2022, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System released a statement that encourages whistleblowers to report certain activities at banking organizations it regulates . The 2022 Guidance is notable as one of the first interpretations by a federal banking regulator of the whistleblower provisions of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

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ESG Impacts on Chemical Industry M&A

ESG issues have increasingly become a priority of publicly traded and privately held companies. Major chemicals companies have leaned into ESG by setting ambitious, long-term goals to improve their ESG performance and being increasingly transparent about their progress toward achieving these goals.

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President Biden Signs Executive Order on U.S. Intelligence Activities to Implement EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework

On October 7, 2022, President Biden signed an Executive Order on Enhancing Safeguards for United States Signals Intelligence Activities,1 which is intended to implement U.S. commitments under the Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework (DPF) announced in March 2022. With the new executive order, the Biden administration aims to strengthen the legal foundation for trans-Atlantic data flows following the 2020 Schrems II decision.

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EBA Final Draft Regulatory Technical Standards relating to Risk Retention

On 12 April 2022 the European Banking Authority published final draft regulatory technical standards relating to risk retention pursuant to the EU Securitisation Regulation. The Final Draft will enter into force on the 20th day following its publication. It will replace the current technical standards under the EU Capital Requirements Regulation.

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Landmark US Humanitarian Parole Program: Uniting For Ukraine

The conflict in Ukraine has caused civilian casualties and destruction of infrastructure. Since the Ukraine-Russia military crisis escalated two months ago, over 5.2 million Ukrainians have left their homeland as they seek safety and protection in neighboring countries and abroad.

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Poland Expands Support for Ukrainians

Over the past two months, approximately 5 million Ukrainians have departed their homeland due to the escalating military conflict with Russia. Poland has received the majority of these individuals—taking in more than 2.8 million people according to the latest estimate from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

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