Quarterly Regulatory Update

Several regulatory developments that affect the municipal markets took place in the first quarter of 2020, almost all of which were informed by the COVID-19 pandemic. In my Quarterly Regulatory Update, I have summarized the most significant regulatory developments from the past quarter affecting municipal bond underwriters and municipal advisors. Read the full Quarterly Regulatory […]

Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act

ByJeff Kesselman, Ryan Klein, Bill Peffer, Kenneth Siegel, and Lyle Wallace  On April 24, 2020, President Trump signed another economic stimulus act titled the “Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act,” which is an amendment to the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” or “CARES Act.” This update outlines how the Paycheck Protection […]

Preliminary Guidance on Colorado Businesses Reopening

By Brooke Colaizzi, Matt Gray, Pat Miller, Ken Siegel, Sam Ballingrud Following the White House’s guidelines issued on April 16, 2020, Colorado Governor Jared Polis announced on Monday, April 20, that the State of Colorado would seek to transition from a mandatory Stay-at-Home Order to a “Safer-at-Home Order” beginning April 27 with the expiration of the Stay-at-Home Order. The Safer-at-Home […]

OSHA Addresses the Challenges of Meeting Regulatory Obligations

By Dana Svendsen On April 16, 2020, OSHA issued an Enforcement Memorandum addressing new challenges employers face in meeting OSHA regulatory obligations.  In a nutshell, the Enforcement Memorandum provides that when employers have made good faith attempts but are unable to comply with testing, training, reviews, and audits because of the Coronavirus pandemic, OSHA “shall […]

Remote Notarization in Colorado

By Cyndi Stovall Pursuant to Colorado Statute, a document must be executed in the physical presence of a notary in order for the signature on the document to be notarized. This is true even where the document is electronically signed and electronically notarized. In order to address challenges imposed by COVID-19 pandemic social distancing requirements […]

CARES Act: Impact on Public Financial Markets

By Peter Whitmore and Casey Lekahal In response to COVID-19 and its impact on the economy, public health, states, local governments, individuals, and businesses, Congress enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, more commonly referred to as the CARES Act. COVID-19 created significant economic and market volatility that continues to negatively impact the […]

Best Security and Privacy Practices for Remote Work Environments

By Jessica Arett, Emily Keimig, Melissa Reagan, and Katie Varholak As a result of COVID-19 and mandatory stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders, many employers have recently moved to 100 percent remote work environments. This transition creates unique challenges to protecting a company against a security breach or loss of client or company data. As a result, […]

Business Response to a Confirmed COVID-19 Case: Ensuring Privacy Protection

By Jessica Arett, Emily Keimig, Melissa Reagan, and Katie Varholak As government officials expect confirmed cases of COVID-19 to increase in the coming weeks, more and more businesses will have positive tests among their employees or those who regularly interact with their employees. This requires employers and businesses to strike the appropriate balance between alerting […]