January 23, 2019 | Business of Home
This feature story looks at how the longest government shutdown is impacting the furniture industry. The piece notes that several governing agencies are largely shuttered, and companies are experiencing decreasing sales and delayed shipments, among other consequences. The author notes that the overall feeling within the industry is one of significant uncertainty. Mintz Member Matt Howsare, Chair of the firm’s Consumer Product Safety Practice, is among the industry sources quoted. Matt tells Business of Home, “The longer the shutdown continues, the more unilateral recalls we should expect to see. Companies should not just sit on a recall simply because the CPSC is closed if they believe there is a risk to their customers.”
This Law360 “Expert Analysis” column discusses how important compliance is in today’s aggressive immigration enforcement environment. The column is authored by a team of Mintz attorneys – Susan Cohen, Bill Coffman and Kevin McNamara.
January 17, 2019 | Boston Business Journal
Megan Gates, Member and Co-Chair of Mintz’s Securities & Capital Markets practice, is quoted providing commentary in this Boston Business Journal feature article on how the partial government shutdown is impacting Massachusetts businesses. Megan specifically addresses how public stock offerings are being effected.
January 11, 2019 | Law360
This feature story notes that for the second consecutive year, the U.S. Department of Justice has lagged behind in False Claims Act (FCA) litigation recoveries. The piece goes on to address what this performance means for the DOJ’s FCA efforts in the future. Mintz’s Jordan Cohen is among the industry sources providing commentary.