Senate Bill Looks to Boost Electric Grid Cybersecurity

The Senate Energy Committee recently passed the Protecting Resources On The Electric Grid with Cybersecurity Technology Act (the “PROTECT Act”). As a result of the PROTECT Act, electric utility companies will receive incentives from the federal government to boost their cybersecurity technology. Temple Law alum Alan M. Seltzer (LAW ’78) provides some context for the passage of the PROTECT Act.

On November 20, 2019 Chief Judge Maurice Foley of the U.S. Tax Court delivered this year’s Fogel Lecture at Temple Law School, which he dubbed “Pathways and Pitfalls, A Candid Discussion of My Path to the Bench.” Before becoming the first African-American appointed to the United States Tax Court in 1995, Judge Foley was an attorney for the Legislation and Regulations Division of the Internal Revenue Service, Tax Counsel for the United States Senate Committee on Finance, and Deputy Tax Legislative Counsel in the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Tax Policy.

Antitrust Agency Turf War Over Big Tech Investigations

Temple Law alumnus Carl Hittinger discusses the positions of the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice as calls for antitrust investigations into “Big Tech” companies escalate. The agencies, which share civil antitrust enforcement authority, reportedly are tussling over the right to investigate social media, online retail, search engine, and app store companies, raising the possibility of wasted resources, duplicative investigations, inconsistent positions, and confusion.