Jones Day Talks: Consumer Protection Enforcement Changes Likely After SCOTUS AMG Decision-

JONES DAY TALKS®: Consumer Protection Enforcement Changes Likely After SCOTUS AMG Decision



In AMG Capital Management v. FTC, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Federal Trade Commission Act does not allow the FTC to seek, from violators of the Act, “equitable monetary relief” in the form of restitution or disgorgement.

Jones Day partner David Morrell talks about how the Court’s decision could alter the FTC’s consumer-protection enforcement actions moving forward, the Justice Department’s newly prominent role in these matters, and what potentially affected parties should know.


ONES DAY TALKS A False Sense of Security Cyber Disclosure Obligations for Public Contractors

JONES DAY TALKS®: A False Sense of Security: Cyber Disclosure Obligations for Public Contractors



Cybersecurity threats remain a constant concern for every business and organization, regardless of size, location, or industry. The stakes relating to possible litigation, financial repercussions, and reputational risk, are high.

In this second episode of “A False Sense of Security”, Jones Day Talks‘ series of programs focusing on legal issues that arise in connection with cybersecurity requirements and representations, Jeff Rabkin, Jamila Hall, and Grayson Yeargin discuss the special considerations confronting public sector contractors relative to cyber threats and data breaches. They talk about what can trigger a mandatory disclosure under a public sector contract, consequences and practical considerations regarding disclosures, and False Claims Act decisions concerning cybersecurity issues.

The conversation concludes with a look at President Biden’s May 2021 Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity.


Crypto and DeFi Platforms: Aggressive SEC Enforcement on the Way?



SEC Chairman Gary Gensler has left little doubt that his commission will closely monitor activity in the cryptoasset markets and the actions of decentralized finance, or DeFi platforms, as investor interest continues to grow. In prepared remarks delivered at an early August event, the chairman said, “We just don’t have enough investor protection in crypto … we have taken and will continue to take our authorities as far as they go.”

Jones Day’s Josh Sterling, Brian Rabbitt, and Mark Rasmussen talk about what the heightened scrutiny means for crypto market participants, and discuss what additional regulatory and enforcement actions could be coming.


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JONES DAY TALKS®: Supreme Court Rules on Constitutionality of Administrative Patent Judges



The United States Supreme Court has delivered its decision in U.S. v. Arthrex, which determined whether appointments of administrative patent judges to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) were constitutional.

Jones Day’s Matt Johnson and John Evans talk about the background of the Arthrex case, how the decision could affect the way the PTAB operates, and the implications for parties with matters pending.

Read the full transcript on the Jones Day website.


JONES DAY TALKS®: Alston, the NCAA, and the Future of College Sports

JONES DAY TALKS®: Alston, the NCAA, and the Future of College Sports



The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled 9-0 in National Collegiate Athletic Association v. Alston that the NCAA violated antitrust law by prohibiting member colleges from providing athletes with certain educational benefits. Specifically, the case dealt with the NCAA’s restrictions on providing athletes with non-cash, academic-related compensation, such as computers and internships.

Jones Day’s Chris Pace and Marc Weinroth discuss the Alston decision and its possible long-term implications for college sports.

Read the full transcript on the Jones Day website.


75 Years of the Lanham Act and Changes in U.S. Trademark Law

JONES DAY TALKS®: 75 Years of the Lanham Act and Changes in U.S. Trademark Law



Signed into law in July of 1946, the Lanham Act has, for 75 years, governed U.S. trademark, servicemark, and unfair competition matters. In this edition of the Jones Day Talks Women in IP series, Meredith Wilkes, Anna Raimer, and Carrie Kiedrowski discuss how trademark laws have changed and evolved since the Lanham Act’s implementation, and talk about recent cases relating to trademark dilution, internet domain names, and willful infringement. They also examine the significant changes that are part of the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020.

Read the full transcript on the Jones Day website.


JONES DAY TALKS®: Carbon Markets are Booming, and Regulators are Watching

JONES DAY TALKS®: Carbon Markets are Booming, and Regulators are Watching



Efforts by government agencies, companies, and investors to limit the effects of climate change continue to influence activity in the financial markets. Interest in carbon markets, where emission credits are purchased and sold─and also where derivatives on those credits are traded─is growing rapidly, and that trend is expected to continue. Some estimates predict the cost of carbon could eventually double, due to the increased focus on climate issues and the tightening of greenhouse gas standards by global regulators.

The increase in trading volume has attracted the attention of regulators and enforcement agencies. Jones Day partner Josh Sterling explains how the carbon markets work, details the risks participants face, and describes what companies using these markets should do now.

Read the full transcript on the Jones Day website.


JONES DAY TALKS-Private Antitrust Litigation Spain

JONES DAY TALKS®: Private Antitrust Litigation in Spain



Jones Day’s series on private enforcement actions relating to antitrust matters in Europe turns to significant developments in Spain. Raimundo Ortega and Antonio Canales explain why antitrust actions in Spain have increased, discuss how damages are disputed and quantified, and review the key takeaways from the high-profile Truck Cartel and Paper Envelope Cartel matters.

Read the full transcript on the Jones Day website.


Jones Day Talks Takeaways from a Landmark Cryptocurrency Antitrust Case

JONES DAY TALKS®: Takeaways from a Landmark Cryptocurrency Antitrust Case



The surging interest in cryptocurrency continues to raise new legal challenges for market participants and interested parties. This is largely uncharted territory, so there’s comparatively little case law. However, a recent federal court’s decision in United American v. Bitmain provided some insight as to how courts would apply antitrust laws to cryptocurrency.

Jones Day partners Craig Waldman, Mark Rasmussen, and Chris Pace talk about the key takeaways from the court’s decision and discuss the other potential types of crypto asset antitrust claims we might see in the months and years ahead.

Read the full transcript on the Jones Day website.


JONES DAY TALKS Energy Derivatives and Regulatory Enforcement by the CFTC and FERC

Jones Day Talks®: Energy Derivatives and Regulatory Enforcement by the CFTC and FERC



The energy markets are highly regulated, and producers, transmitters, and consumers of energy all use the highly regulated derivatives markets to hedge their energy risks. How do the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) respond when there are price disruptions, like with Winter Storm Uri, or evidence of manipulation or other potential wrongdoing in those markets? Listen as our partners and former senior FERC and CFTC regulators David Applebaum and Joshua Sterling share their views on how those agencies bring enforcement actions and how they will seek to address climate change and other issues relevant to the energy markets.

Read the full transcript on the Jones Day website.