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FINRA’s Revolving Door: Much Ado About Nothing

From Ulmer’s Broker-Dealer Law Corner Blog By Michael A. Gross As loyal readers are undoubtedly already aware, I used to work for NASD, and Michael Gross more recently came to Ulmer from FINRA. That hardly means we win every FINRA Enforcement case we are engaged to defend. To suggest that because we…

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Reverse-Churning: BDs Are Damned If They Do, And Damned If They Don’t

From Ulmer’s Broker-Dealer Law Corner Blog By Alan M. Wolper A couple of years ago, I blogged about the concept of “reverse churning,” i.e., putting a customer who trades only infrequently into a fee-based account, thus costing the customer a lot more than it would have cost that customer to be in a commission-based…

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USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY 2019

On April 11, USCIS used a computer-generated random selection process to select enough H-1B petitions to meet the congressionally-mandated cap and the U.S. advanced degree exemption, known as the master’s cap, for fiscal year (FY) 2019. USCIS received 190,098 H-1B petitions during the filing period, which began April 2, including…

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Fix Your Lease Even if You Can’t Fix the Weather

From Ulmer’s Real Estate Advisor Law Blog By Scott Kadish I attended the recent ICSC Regional Law Conference in Columbus, Ohio. It was a great conference where I reconnected with many great colleagues – including my son Kendall who is only in his second year practicing law, but recently took advantage of…

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