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USCIS Completes H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY 2020, Reaches Advanced Degree Exemption Cap

May 23, 2019

On April 10, 2019, USCIS used a computer-generated random process to select enough H-1B petitions to meet the congressionally mandated regular cap and the U.S. advanced degree exemption for FY 2020.

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New Study Shows Companies Pay Billions in Job Training, Scholarships for U.S. Students Through H-1B Fees

May 23, 2019

The study by the National Foundation for American Policy also details how expensive it has become to petition for an H-1B professional.

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USCIS Launches Data Hub on H-1B Employers

May 23, 2019

The data hub allows the public to search for H-1B petitioners by fiscal year, NAICS code, employer name, city, state or zip code.

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USCIS Outlines Changes in InfoPass Appointment Process, Reducing In-Person Support

May 23, 2019

A goal is to limit in-person support to those who truly need assistance that can be provided only in person, the agency said.

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Coming This Summer: A Dramatic Change in Auditor Reporting

May 20, 2019

Later this summer, audit reports for large accelerated filers will include a new section addressing “critical audit matters,” which “will be a dramatic change in auditor reporting and is expected to generate significant media attention, particularly in the first year of adoption.”

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SEC Proposes Amendments to “Accelerated Filer” and “Large Accelerated Filer” Definitions

May 20, 2019

On May 9, the SEC proposed amendments to Exchange Act Rule 12b-2 that would revise the “accelerated filer” and “large accelerated filer” definitions in order to reduce costs for certain lower-revenue companies.

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SEC Announces New Streamlined Procedure for Confidential Treatment Extensions

May 20, 2019

The SEC recently announced a streamlined procedure for registrants to apply for an extension of confidential treatment for previously granted requests under the traditional CTR regime.

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SEC Approves Silicon Valley-Based Stock Exchange

May 20, 2019

On May 10, the SEC approved the Long-Term Stock Exchange’s application to become a national securities exchange, clearing the way for the San Francisco-based company to launch the nation’s 14th stock exchange.

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New Study Examines How Public Companies Measure Executive Performance

May 20, 2019

A new study by Corporate Board Member and Compensation Advisory Partners surveyed 258 public company board members to “determine how board members measure performance and incorporate it in their company’s incentive compensation plans.”

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5 Ways to Enhance Patent Strategy With Data Analytics

May 13, 2019

There has been a bloom of data analytics tools for patent practice, and some new features of these tools have profoundly enhanced patent practice. Here are five examples of how applicants and their attorneys can improve day-to-day patent strategy using the latest data analytics tools.

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