US Antitrust Division Announces Shift in Enforcement Strategy

Betty Q. Hixson

In an April 21 speech, U.S. Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter highlighted his five policy initiatives for reinvigorating the enforcement of U.S. antitrust laws. Kanter’s five initiatives included focusing on protecting competition, adapting current antitrust laws to reflect market realities, and reviving the enforcement of Section 2 of the Sherman Act. […]

EPA Announces the 2022 National Federal Facility Excellence in Site Reuse Awards Winners

Betty Q. Hixson

May 24, 2022 WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the winners of the fifth annual National Federal Facility Excellence in Site Reuse Awards. These awards highlight the accomplishments of federal agencies, states, Tribes, local partners, and developers in restoring and reusing contaminated land at federal facilities. “Congratulations […]

Governor Hochul Announces State Resources Available for the Buffalo Community in Response to Horrific Shooting at Tops Supermarket

Betty Q. Hixson

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced resources to support the Buffalo community in response to the horrific shooting at Tops Supermarket, including additional state investments, rides to local grocery stores, and funding to cover funeral expenses for victims. “The past 24 hours have been traumatizing for New Yorkers, and my administration […]

VIRGILHR ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF ITS PLATFORM TO TRANSFORM EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW COMPLIANCE POWERED BY AI TECHNOLOGY

Betty Q. Hixson

VirgilHR is an HR technology start-up simplifying HR compliance globally by automating the research of regulatory requirements GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — VirgilHR today announces the launch of its new platform to transform employment and labor law compliance for HR teams globally. VirgilHR hosts a proprietary database of […]

Goulston & Storrs Announces 2022 Director Elevations

Betty Q. Hixson

Michael Flannery is a real estate attorney in the firm’s Boston’s office, where he focuses his practice on real estate development and transactions. He counsels investors, owners, and developers across the country through all aspects of real estate acquisition, development, and financing matters, including construction financing. He also has deep […]

DOJ Announces Charges Against PA Man for Immigration Fraud

Betty Q. Hixson

The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) recently announced federal charges against a Pennsylvania man for his involvement in a scheme to defraud the U.S. government by submitting materially false U Visa applications for noncitizens. The charges underscore the severity of the penalties associated with immigration fraud.  Allegations of Criminal Activity According to a press […]

DOJ Announces Multilateral Russian Oligarch Task Force

Betty Q. Hixson

On March 16, 2022, Attorney General Merrick Garland and Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen met with representatives from Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the European Commission to launch the Russian Elites, Proxies, and Oligarchs (REPO) multilateral task force. The White House first announced plans […]