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New Law Promotes Transparency in State’s Hiring of Outside Counsel

March 5, 2014
Co-Author: Andrew Lang Last year, the Wisconsin Legislature enacted the Transparency in Private Attorney Contracting Act, 2013 Wisconsin Act 105....

When Open Records Obligations Clash with DPPA Requirements

Michael ModlAugust 8, 2013
*This article was originally published in the August issue of Wisconsin Counties Magazine. To view the article in a PDF...

FCPA Penalties

Edward Lawton
Edward Lawton explains how to minimize these penalties and offers tips for compliance.

FCPA Safe Harbors and Affirmative Defenses

Edward Lawton
Edward Lawton provides a detailed description of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act’s (FCPA) safe harbors and affirmative defenses.

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

Edward Lawton
Edward Lawton explains who this act applies to and how it applies to certain businesses and organizations.

Mining Legislation in Wisconsin

Buck Sweeney, Carl SinderbrandFebruary 4, 2013
There is a considerable amount of controversy regarding newly proposed iron mining legislation, known as SB/AB-1. The legislation is controversial...

Court Upholds Part of Controversial Wisconsin Collective Bargaining Law

May 14, 2012
Over the past year, the state of Wisconsin has garnered national attention for its changes to public-sector collective bargaining, resulting Capitol protests, Senate recalls,...

Voting in Wisconsin Under Assembly Bill 7

June 8, 2011
On Thursday, Secretary of State Doug LaFollette will publish the 2011 Assembly Bill 7, a controversial new law that will have...