October 23rd, 2017
With the Equifax data breach fresh in everyone’s mind and fintech on the march, we sat down with Richard Ledgett, former Deputy Director of the National Security Agency, to discuss cyber risk to our financial systems, the role of technology in increasing and mitigating risk, and what can be done to make the system and the individuals and organizations that use it more secure.
September 23rd, 2017
As in most matters, President Trump has taken an assertive, often belligerent, tone in addressing the issue of trade. He has talked of trade deals being the “worst ever,” and threatened to tear up trade agreements and dissolve long-term relationships often with long-standing allies. In his world, trade agreements should benefit the United States in general and U.S. jobs in particular, or at a minimum provide a level playing field on which U.S. business can compete.
December 6th, 2017
U.S. stock markets are hitting record highs, often led by so-called tech stocks like Google, Facebook, and Amazon, now valued at three to five times their 2008 prices. In contrast to tech titans like Microsoft and Apple that produce and sell technology products, however, these companies earn their revenue largely through advertising.
November 21st, 2017
November 7th, 2017
House Ways and Means Chairman Brady has put forward his chairman’s mark on H.R.1, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” Our latest Client Briefing discusses the bill, its costs, and the rationale for our conviction that tax reform will pass this year.