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Dentons recruits leading London corporate insurance partner to help build global practice
Dentons is pleased to announce that leading corporate insurance partner Martin Mankabady has joined the Firm in London.
Creditors will struggle in bankrupt individuals cases starting 1 October 2015
Climate change science is back in the headlines and social media. New York is attempting to use its powers under the Martin Act to investigate prior corporate disclosures on climate change.In early November, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a subpoena to Exxon and sources say New York is investigating Exxon’s disclosures to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in light of recent allegations that Exxon suppressed internal investigations on climate science over the last 40 years.
Constitutional Court provides clarity on rights of licensees to construct facilities on another person’s land under the Electronic Communications Act
In City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality v. Link Africa (Pty) Ltd and Others (CCT 184/14)  ZACC 29, the Constitutional Court confirmed the constitutionality of a provision in the Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005 (ECA) that allows licensees to enter into and construct electronic communications networks on another person’s land without the landowner’s consent.
Recent provider-based legislative changes: Any GME implications?
On November 2, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, among other things, making changes to Medicare reimbursement for outpatient services furnished in off-campus provider-based departments (Off-Campus PBDs).
Offering memorandum exemption introduced in Ontario and modified in five other provinces
On October 29, 2015, securities regulators in six provinces announced their intention to adopt or modify a prospectus exemption available to issuers that prepare and deliver an offering memorandum (OM) to investors.
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With 125+ locations in 50+ countries, Dentons is home to top-tier talent that is found at the intersection of geography, industry knowledge and substantive legal experience. Working with Dentons, you will have the opportunity to learn from the best lawyers in the industry at the largest law firm in the world.
Dentons Hosts CHINCA Conference 2015: China Outbound Investment - "One Belt, One Road"
Dentons held the 5th in its series of "Geographic focused" China International Contractors Association (CHINCA)'s annual conferences for over 140 representatives from largest Chinese contracting companies at a one day event on November 3 in Xiamen.
Zofia Ulz, a former Main Pharmaceutical Inspector, joins the Dentons Pharmaceutical Law and Health Care team
Best Lawyers, an annual directory highlighting top legal practitioners in the US, recognized 131 individual lawyers from Dentons in its 2016 edition. This extraordinary figure includes 12 Dentons lawyers being added to the list for the first time
Dentons included in list of Most Feared Law Firms by BT
Dentons is one of only 40 firms to make BTI Consulting Group's "Honor Roll of Most Feared Law Firms" in the legal consultancy's annual litigation report, BTI Litigation Outlook 2016.
Tom Walls is a principal in the Public Policy and Regulation practice. He relies on broad experience in the public and private sectors to provide strategic government relations advice to clients on a broad array of issues, including telecommunications, trade, health care, agriculture and energy. As a member of the firm’s political law compliance team, he works to ensure that clients who pursue an aggressive policy agenda comply with key legal and ethical requirements. He has advised large companies and institutions regarding political action committee compliance issues, lobby disclosure and congressional investigations.
Tom is a Capitol Hill veteran. Before joining Dentons, he served on the staff of three United States senators. Most recently, he was chief counsel and legislative director to Senator Mark Warner (D-VA). In that capacity, he provided general strategic and substantive advice and managed an active and aggressive policy agenda for Senator Warner, who serves on the Banking and Commerce committees. Earlier in his career, Tom served as legislative director for Senator Russ Feingold , playing a key role in legislative battles over campaign finance reform and other major issues before the Senate. His Capitol Hill career began in 1990, when he joined the staff of Senator Dale Bumpers (D-AR), covering appropriations, judiciary and telecommunications issues and serving as a general policy and legal advisor and speechwriter. Tom has held senior staff positions for senators serving on most of the major committee, including Commerce, Banking, Energy, Appropriations, Judiciary and Foreign Relations.
For nearly a decade he was a partner at McGuireWoods LLP in Washington, DC, and served as senior vice president of McGuireWoods Consulting, a lobbying firm. In the course of his career, he has assisted clients, ranging from large corporations to universities and foreign governments, with an array of legislative, political and regulatory matters. Tom has enjoyed particular success in building coalitions and coordinating policy efforts with ongoing litigation and communications strategies, often leading critical communications efforts. He began his legal practice in New York, where he represented large corporate clients in a variety of litigation matters.
Tom has been active in Democratic politics for many years and has served on a number of campaigns, from local races to presidential contests. He began his career in Washington, DC, as a campaign staffer and political consultant, working on many Democratic congressional and statewide campaigns and the 1984 presidential campaign of Gary Hart. He was an early supporter of US President Obama, and in 2008 served as an informal advisor and organizer for the Obama campaign, mobilizing DC-based professionals and deploying them to key primary and general election states.
Tom is an adjunct faculty member at George Washington University Law School, where he teaches a course on lobbying and the legal and ethical compliance issues faced by lawyers who engage in lobbying.
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