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Updates & Events

Recent News and Events

Fredrikson & Byron strives to provide clients current business developments and legal updates. See the list below for our most recent updates and events.

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Does Your Board Suffer from Choice-Supportive Bias?

A recent article in The Wall Street Journal argues that boards may have a hidden bias towards the CEOs they chose.

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The SECURE Act and the Elimination of the Stretch IRA May Require Action

On December 20, President Trump signed the SECURE Act, the biggest legislative change to the U.S. retirement system in over a decade, which will have a significant impact on qualified retirement plans and IRAs.

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Fredrikson & Byron Represents Innovative Chemical Products Group in its Acquisition of Hi-Tech Coatings

Fredrikson served as legal counsel to Audax Private Equity portfolio company Innovative Chemical Products Group, LLC.

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Litigator Amanda Mills Joins Fredrikson & Byron

Fredrikson & Byron attorney Amanda MIlls

Attorney Amanda M. Mills has joined Fredrikson & Byron as an associate in the firm’s Litigation Group.

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U.S.-China Phase One Trade Deal

The United States and China announced on December 13, 2019, that the two countries have reached agreement on a Phase One trade deal.

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New Requirements to Extend IMMEX and PROSEC Benefits to Additional Addresses and Amendment to List of Products that Must Comply with NOMs

Mexico’s foreign trade rules were modified by decree published on December 9, 2019. The decree includes new and revised conditions for Mexico’s IMMEX and PROSEC programs.

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H-1B Denial Rates Remain at High Levels Through First Three Quarters of FY 2019

National Foundation for American Policy study finds historically high denial rates for H-1B petitions through the first three quarters of fiscal year 2019.

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Federal Judge Places Temporary Restraining Order Against Trump Public Charge Order Requiring Proof of Health Insurance for Immigrants

Federal Judge places TRO on Trump’s public charge order, preventing its application for the duration of the 28-day restraining order.

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Supreme Court Hears DACA Arguments

On November 12, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court heard almost 90 minutes of oral argument on the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program.

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USCIS Proposes Substantial Fee Increases

USCIS published its proposed Fee Increase Regulation and, to no one’s surprise, fees are increasing dramatically in a number of categories, and the Regulation also contains procedural changes to application and petition processing that go beyond mere increases in processing fees.

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