News Archive 2018

6/7/2018: Professor Alan Appel spoke on a panel (“Standing at the Edge of a Cliff-Advising Clients on Uncertain Tax Opinions”) at Hofstra University convened by the Private Wealth & Taxation Institute.

6/5/2018: Professor Stacy-Ann Elvy was recently appointed to serve as an advisor on the American Law Institute’s Principles for a Data Economy (a new joint project with the prestigious European Law Institute) that seeks to study data trade transactions with the goal of issuing transformative transnational legal principles for domestic and international courts, lawyers, legislators, regulators and academics.

5/13/2018: Professor Alan Appel had an article published by the Practicing Law Institute titled “Taxation of Foreign Persons who Dispose of Interests in Partnerships.” Read the article on this link.

4/20/2018: Professor Houman Shadab spoke at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group’s Spring Meeting in Washington DC, on the panel “Smart Contracts: Are They Really Contracts and Are They Really Smart?”

4/18/2018: Professor Stacy-Ann Elvy is quoted in “What Congress Should Know About the Internet” in JSTOR Daily.

3/9/2018: Professor Ronald Filler co-authored an amicus brief filed on March 8 with the U.S. Supreme Court in Michael Coscia v. United States (Docket 17-1099) which supports the petitioner who was found guilty in a criminal case by engaging in a trading strategy known as “spoofing.” The brief concludes that the legislation that defines “spoofing” is unconstitutionally vague.

2/4/2018: Professor Stacy-Ann Elvy’s article “Paying for Privacy and the Personal Data Economy” which has been published in the Columbia Law Review was recently identified as one of the best works of recent scholarship relating to Commercial Law and Privacy Law in a peer review published January 8, 2018, in Jotwell: The Journal of Things We Like (Lots). For the peer review, click here.