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Cooley Expands Financial Services Capabilities With Top Litigation Team

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 6:45pm

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    Michelles focus on defending providers of consumer financial services in supervisory and enforcement matters, paired with the teams deep history of working with banks, nonbank financial services providers and fintech companies, will contribute meaningfully to our mission of strategically enhancing our best-in-class financial services and government enforcement practice, added Obrea Poindexter , who co-chairs Cooleys financial services regulatory practice alongside Sean Ruff .
  • Rogers has been recognized by Chambers USA for Nationwide Financial Service Regulation: Banking (Enforcement & Investigations), and Legal 500 for Financial Services: Litigation, Financial Services: Regulation, Fintech and Cyber Law.
  • I am excited to join this fantastic team to expand its enforcement and litigation capabilities, further solidifying Cooleys place as a destination for regulatory, enforcement and litigation support for financial services providers.
  • Halliday represents financial services industry clients in a wide range of litigation matters, including class actions, government enforcement matters, regulatory examinations and internal investigations.

PROJECT ON FAIR REPRESENTATION WARNS NEW YORK DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ABOUT RACIALLY DISCRIMINATORY PRIORITIZATION OF COVID-19 TREATMENTS

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 8:22pm

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --Late yesterday, the Project on Fair Representation sent a letter to New York Department of Health Acting Commissioner Mary T. Basset warning the Department about serious legal problems in the Department's new racially discriminatory guidance on the prioritization of COVID-19 treatments.

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  • AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --Late yesterday, the Project on Fair Representation sent a letter to New York Department of Health Acting Commissioner Mary T. Basset warning the Department about serious legal problems in the Department's new racially discriminatory guidance on the prioritization of COVID-19 treatments.
  • The letter notes that the Department's policy already has resulted in a lawsuit and warns the State will surely be sued again if it continues to prioritize treatments for certain racial and ethnic groups over others.
  • Edward Blum, president of the Project on Fair Representation said, "if permitted to continue, this policy will lead to needless loss of life and will illegally perpetuate immoral racial categories."
  • The shortage of COVID-19 therapeutics is bad enoughNew Yorkers of all races deserve better than having these lifesaving treatments rationed based on the color of their skin."

ALLIANCE FOR FAIR BOARD RECRUITMENT WARNS THE NEW YORK DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES AGAINST ADOPTION OF RACIALLY DESCRIMINATORY PROGRAM

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 8:05pm

This policy explicitly encourages race and sex discrimination, in clear violation of the Fourteenth Amendment, federal anti-discrimination laws, and New York State law.

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  • This policy explicitly encourages race and sex discrimination, in clear violation of the Fourteenth Amendment, federal anti-discrimination laws, and New York State law.
  • If the McKinsey study had found that having more women on boards decreased corporate performance, that would not justify sex discrimination against them.
  • Edward Blum, the president of the Alliance for Fair Board Recruitment said, "DFS's policy is illegal and immoral.
  • Its reduction of diversity to race and sex is wrongheaded and illegal."

Super Majority of Californians Oppose $1.4B Capitol Annex Project as Planned

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 6:29pm

The historic Capitol Annex, which is a recognized state and national landmark, is a 70-year-old addition to California's Capitol building.

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  • The historic Capitol Annex, which is a recognized state and national landmark, is a 70-year-old addition to California's Capitol building.
  • Multiple lawsuits have since been filed by several organizations challenging the Capitol Annex Project.
  • More than 68% of voters oppose this shocking lack of transparency around the Legislature's Capitol Annex plan.
  • "For a multitude of reasons, it's clear that California voters do not approve of the Capitol Annex Project as currently planned even after hearing arguments in support of the Project."

Advisory - Lichtenberg generators pose life-threatening danger to users

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 5:50pm

Issue:Lichtenberg generators rely on high-voltage energy sources and contain exposed wiring that can result in death to users and bystanders.

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  • Issue:Lichtenberg generators rely on high-voltage energy sources and contain exposed wiring that can result in death to users and bystanders.
  • What to do:Do not attempt to build or use a Lichtenberg generator for any purpose; immediately disassemble and deactivate any homemade Lichtenberg generators; and report the sale of any Lichtenberg generators to Health Canada.
  • Health Canada is aware of six reports of fatal injuries in Canada since 2017 resulting from the use of wood-burning devices know as Lichtenberg generators.
  • Lichtenberg generators are often promoted as wood-burning devices that are intended to create art or abstract objects.

PSLF Is Getting Big Changes. Could You Qualify for Forgiveness Now?

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 5:34pm

Keep reading to learn more about the big changes that will make it easier to get student loan forgiveness, from myFICO.

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  • Keep reading to learn more about the big changes that will make it easier to get student loan forgiveness, from myFICO.
  • Here's what you need to know about the PSLF changes and what you'll need to do to take advantage of them.
  • You still need to be working full-time for a qualifying employer to join PSLF and to make progress towards forgiveness.
  • This second requirement means that you'll need to work for a qualifying employer at least 10 years to earn PSLF forgiveness.

Aldo Esterhuizen, PhD, HCLD (ABB), Joins Ovation Fertility as Lab Director

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 2:00pm

Nashville, Jan. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ovation Fertility is pleased to announce that Aldo Esterhuizen, Ph.D., HCLD (ABB) , has joined the company as a lab director.

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  • Nashville, Jan. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ovation Fertility is pleased to announce that Aldo Esterhuizen, Ph.D., HCLD (ABB) , has joined the company as a lab director.
  • In this role, she will oversee all IVF, embryology and andrology operations at the Ovation Fertility Nashville IVF lab, while ensuring lab safety and compliance.
  • Its rare to find a lab director with the breadth and depth of experience that Dr. Esterhuizen brings to the table, says Conor Beardsley, Ovation president.
  • Ovation also helps IVF labs across America improve their quality and performance with expert off-site lab direction and consultation.

Liberty Military Housing Announces $31.3 Million Project to Deliver New Homes at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 1:54pm

San Diego, CA, Jan. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Liberty Military Housing (LMH) continues to deliver on its commitment to improving military housing as part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI) with the announcement of a $31+ million dollar reinvestment and redevelopment project for the Capehart community in Yuma, Arizona.

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  • San Diego, CA, Jan. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Liberty Military Housing (LMH) continues to deliver on its commitment to improving military housing as part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI) with the announcement of a $31+ million dollar reinvestment and redevelopment project for the Capehart community in Yuma, Arizona.
  • Capehart is one of several LMH communities that serve over 820 military families at the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma installation.
  • As part of the MHPI, Liberty Military Housing uses net operating revenues to improve existing homes and infrastructure and build new assets for communities.
  • Liberty Military Housing (LMH), formerly known as Lincoln Military Housing, is the leading privatized housing provider and the largest employee-owned company in the multifamily industry.

Ryan Melsert Recognized as Innovator of the Year in Waste360’s 2022 “40 Under 40” Awards

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 1:21pm

It is an honor to be selected as one of Waste360s 40 under 40, and specifically to be chosen for the Innovator Award of 2022 for our work within the battery recycling industry, shared American Battery Technology Company CEO Ryan Melsert.

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  • It is an honor to be selected as one of Waste360s 40 under 40, and specifically to be chosen for the Innovator Award of 2022 for our work within the battery recycling industry, shared American Battery Technology Company CEO Ryan Melsert.
  • Waste360s 40 under 40 program recognizes inspiring and innovative professionals under the age of 40 whose work in waste, recycling, and organics has made a significant contribution to the industry.
  • Waste360s series of in-depth conversations highlighting the winners lives and careers will be published at a later date.
  • Ryan Melsert brings twenty years of multidisciplinary expertise to his positions as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Company.

Aldo Esterhuizen, PhD, HCLD (ABB), Joins Ovation Fertility as Lab Director

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 8:00am

Nashville, Jan. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ovation Fertility is pleased to announce that Aldo Esterhuizen, Ph.D., HCLD (ABB) , has joined the company as a lab director.

Key Points: 
  • Nashville, Jan. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ovation Fertility is pleased to announce that Aldo Esterhuizen, Ph.D., HCLD (ABB) , has joined the company as a lab director.
  • In this role, she will oversee all IVF, embryology and andrology operations at the Ovation Fertility Nashville IVF lab, while ensuring lab safety and compliance.
  • Its rare to find a lab director with the breadth and depth of experience that Dr. Esterhuizen brings to the table, says Conor Beardsley, Ovation president.
  • Ovation also helps IVF labs across America improve their quality and performance with expert off-site lab direction and consultation.