High-Frequency Trading: A Regulatory Strategy

High-Frequency Trading: A Regulatory Strategy

Charles R. Korsmo* The events of May 6, 2010 took high-frequency trading from the edges of public consciousness to being front page news. American stock markets had opened that morning to unsettling rumblings from Europe. The previous day had seen violent protests in...
The Copyright/Patent Boundary

The Copyright/Patent Boundary

Viva R. Moffat* In passing the Copyright Act in 1976, Congress provided that “pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works” were to be protected, but at the same time made clear that works of industrial design, as opposed to works of applied art, were not to be protected...
Synthetic CDOs, Conflicts of Interest, and Securities Fraud

Synthetic CDOs, Conflicts of Interest, and Securities Fraud

Jennifer O’Hare* Following the financial crisis, the synthetic collateralized debt obligation (“CDO”)—a complex derivative that received little mainstream attention prior to the housing meltdown—became big news. Journalists wrote numerous articles explaining how...
Reclaim This! Getting Credit Seller Rights in Bankruptcy Right

Reclaim This! Getting Credit Seller Rights in Bankruptcy Right

Lawrence Ponoroff* The oxymoronically titled Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (“BAPCPA” or “2005 amendments”) has received considerable attention since its passage, and considerably less than all of it is positive. By even a neutral...
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