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A weekly roundup of some interesting articles and resources we've found. Links compiled by John Wagner.

From WilmerHale's Cybersecurity, Privacy and Communications Practice. After months of debate about the fate of the US-EU Privacy that thousands of companies used to lawfully obtain personal data from the European Union, we finally have some details about the successor mechanism for handling transatlantic data transfers. Dubbed the “EU-US Privacy Shield,” the new voluntary framework envisions a more active role for government officials and regulators on both sides of the Atlantic.

A weekly roundup of some interesting articles and resources we've found. Links compiled by John Wagner.

In a recently published client alert, of WilmerHale’s Regulatory and Government Affairs Department and Energy, Environment and Natural Resources and Legislative Affairs and Public Policy Practices, shared thoughts on the legislative issues and milestones that may be in store for companies in the energy sector.

As a founder, you need to be scrappy, take care of that bottom-line. We get that, we’re all for a DIY approach when it makes sense (psst we even help you do that through our very free document generator). But, there is a fine line. There comes a time where you need to rope in the legal pros—a lawyer’s experience and knowledge that comes from hours and hours of advising , doing deals and even cleaning up DIY-that-went-wrong is your best bet for the long-term.

A weekly roundup of some interesting articles and resources we've found. Links compiled by John Wagner.

On January 26, partners from WilmerHale’s Regulatory and Government Affairs Department and Cybersecurity, Privacy and Communications Practice discussed key elements of the current state of data protection regulation in the European Union, as part of the firm’s 2016 Cybersecurity, Privacy and Communications Practice webinar series.

Since the 1849 gold rush, California has had a reputation as a great place to seek—and find—your fortune. The Golden State is home to the Golden Gate Bridge, the Golden State Warriors and, in Silicon Valley, golden opportunities. But, as you might suspect, California sometimes operates like its own country, with laws that aren’t like anyone else’s.

A weekly roundup of some interesting articles and resources we've found. Links compiled by John Wagner.

Most companies will eventually face the unpleasant task of terminating an employee or group of employees. When they do, it’s critical that they follow best practices and comply with applicable laws for many reasons, ranging from maintaining employee morale to minimizing legal risk. As a founder, here are some of the steps you should take when faced with a potential employee termination.

will want to make note of this. In a January ruling, a federal district court in Minnesota held that the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) allows the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to bring suit against individuals for willfully violating the BSA’s anti-money laundering program requirement.