March 2020

Law Enforcement Actions in the Wake of COVID-19

The Department of Justice, State Attorney Generals and federal and state regulators will be vigilant and aggressive in identifying, investigating and prosecuting fraud. Industries that are involved in government contracting and receive federal and state…

President Trump Signs “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” (H.R. 6201)

On March 25, 2020 the DOL's Wage and Hour Division issued it's first round of guidance.On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act,” which passed by a majority of votes in both houses of Co…

December 2019

Hinckley Allen Represents Hartford Courant in First Amendment Case

Hinckley Allen attorney William S. Fish, Jr. along with the Hartford Courant and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, recently filed suit in U.S. District Court in regards to a new Connecticut law that may violate speech and open government ri…

November 2019

Proposed SEC Exemptive Order Provides Limited Municipal Advisor Relief

Last month, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a proposed exemptive order (Release No. 34-87204) that would permit a registered municipal advisor, acting on behalf of a municipal issuer or obligated person, to solicit certain institutional…

October 2019

IRS Releases Proposed Regulatory Guidance on the LIBOR “Sunset”

Recently, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service released proposed regulations (REG-118784-18) offering guidance related to the anticipated transition in the financial markets away from interbank-offered reference rates (IBORs) such as th…

September 2019

The Medicare Home Health Patient Driven Grouping Model: New Requirements for Home Health Care

The Medicare Home Health Patient Driven Grouping Model (PDGM), the most significant change to how agencies are reimbursed for home health services in 20 years, takes effect on January 1, 2020. Predicting the financial impact in transitioning to this new mo…