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ANALYSIS: There’s No M&A Boom Without Private Equity

A staggering $1.2 trillion in mergers and acquisitions transactions announced and pending or completed so far in 2021 have involved a private equity party. That dollar amount, which is already equal to 2020’s total annual PE deal volume, represents 40% of global M&A volume in 2021 thus far.

ANALYSIS: Section 230 Challenged by Contract, Product Claims

Section 230 protects websites, including social media platforms, from liability for hosting online content that they did not develop or create. But three appellate court decisions, all within roughly the last year, have shown that this tech liability shield is not always a successful defense to claims involving online content.

ANALYSIS: Axon’s SCOTUS Attack May Pose a Threat to the FTC

Faced with a challenge to its consummated merger, Axon Enterprise launched an assault on the constitutionality of the structure of the FTC. Axon lost in the lower courts, but its petition to the Supreme Court stands a better-than-average shot at SCOTUS review. That could spell serious trouble for the FTC.

ANALYSIS: Domestic Violent Extremists Rise as AML/CFT Priority

The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks transformed U.S. anti-money laundering regulation into the extensive AML/CFT regulatory regime of today. Similarly, albeit far more quietly, the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol has elevated domestic extremists as a priority for AML/CFT regulation and compliance.

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