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Oct142013

Some Of The External Marketing Initiatives Of Xyz's Centralized Marketing Services Might Include: Increasing Visibility Of Xyz Throughout The Communities It Serves.











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Oct132013

U.s. Department Of Justice Awaits Swiss Banks? Voluntary Disclosure Of Banking Activities


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The U.S. Department of Justice (?DOJ?) established a Program for Non-Prosecution Agreements or Non-Target Letters for Swiss Banks (the ?Program?) on August 29, 2013. The Program is intended to facilitate a resolution with the approximately one hundred Swiss Banks not already under investigation in connection with the DOJ?s ongoing probe of the use of foreign bank accounts to commit tax evasion from August 2008 forward (the ?Applicable Period?). The DOJ and Swiss authorities are cooperating, having jointly announced the Program, and in that announcement noting that Switzerland ?intends to draw the attention of the Swiss Banks to the terms of the Program and encourages them to consider participating therein,? with the DOJ further warning of ?significant risks for individuals and banks that continue to fail to cooperate.?
The Program identifies four categories of Swiss Banks, and permits three of the four categories to participate in the Program. Category 1 Banks, those which are already subject to DOJ investigation, are ineligible. Swiss Banks may self-identify as a Category 2, Category 3, or Category 4 Bank, but the DOJ requires that a bank?s categorization ultimately be verified by a qualified independent attorney or accountant (an ?Independent Examiner?). While specific approval of the Independent Examiner is not required, the DOJ reserves the right object to a particular attorney or accountant (although the Program states that the DOJ will not act unreasonably in this regard).
Bank Categories
The categories of Banks are summarized as follows: 
A Category 1 Bank is one that is currently under investigation by the DOJ (based on prior statements, there are at least 14 financial institutions in this category).
A Category 2 Bank is one ?that has reason to believe it may have committed tax-related offenses . . . or monetary transactions offenses? under certain provisions of U.S. law (the ?Tax Offenses?) and is seeking a Non-Prosecution Agreement (?NPA?) from the DOJ.
A Category 3 Bank is one that does not have reason to believe it may have committed any Tax Offenses and is seeking a Non-Target Letter (?NTL?) from the DOJ.
A Category 4 Bank is seeking an NTL due to its qualification as a financial institution which, among other things, has a client base comprised almost exclusively of residents of Switzerland.
Benefits and Costs of a Non-Prosecution Agreement
A Category 2 Bank that executes an NPA and meets all of the obligations of the NPA will not be prosecuted by the DOJ for any of the Tax Offenses which occurred during the Applicable Period. However, if facts are later discovered by the DOJ which contradict the conclusions of the NPA, the United States may pursue any and all legal remedies available to it against the Swiss Bank (with the Swiss Bank agreeing to prosecution for any offenses for which the statute of limitations had not expired as of August 29, 2013).
A Swiss Bank that executes an NPA must agree to pay as a penalty an amount determined by reference to the maximum aggregate dollar value of its ?U.S. Related Accounts? (which, generally, includes accounts beneficially held by U.S. persons that exceeded $50,000). The penalty is equal to the sum of (A) for all such accounts that existed on August 1, 2008, 20% of the maximum aggregate dollar value of those accounts during the Applicable Period, plus (B) 30% of the maximum aggregate dollar value of all such accounts opened http://prolawpress.com/sign-up/ between August 1, 2008 and February 28, 2009, plus (C) 50% of the maximum aggregate dollar value of all such accounts opened after February 28, 2009. The maximum dollar values used for determining this penalty may be reduced to exclude accounts that if their existence was declared or disclosed to the IRS.
The DOJ retains the right to require a Swiss Bank seeking an NPA to enter into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) instead of an NPA.
Benefits and Costs of a Non-Target Letter
A Swiss Bank that successfully requests an NTL will receive a letter from the DOJ stating that, as of the date of the NTL and based on the facts at that time, the bank is ?not the target of a criminal investigation? related to the Tax Offenses. In contrast to an NPA, and because it confirms that there has been no wrongdoing, there is no penalty associated with obtaining an NTL. However, if facts are later discovered by the DOJ which contradict the conclusions of the NTL, the United States may pursue any and all legal remedies available to it against the Swiss Bank (with the Swiss Bank agreeing to prosecution for any offenses for which the statute of limitations had not expired as of August 29, 2013).
Requirements of a Request for a Non-Prosecution Agreement or Non-Target Letter
Category 2 Banks are required to request an NPA on or before December 31, 2013, while Category 3 Banks and Category 4 Banks may request an NTL Letter between July 1, 2014 and October 31, 2014.
A request for an NPA must include a plan for complying with the requirements of an NPA (described below) within a reasonable time, but not to exceed 120 days from the date of the letter of intent (subject to a potential 60 day extension). In addition it must provide the identity and qualifications of the Independent Examiner, state that the Swiss Bank will maintain all records required for compliance with the terms of an NPA, including all records that may be sought by treaty requests; and state that the Swiss Bank agrees that with respect to any applicable statute of limitations that has not expired as of August 29, 2013, the Bank waives any potential defense based on the statute of limitations for the period from August 29, 2013 to the issuance of an NPA or a DPA.
A request for an NTL (as a Category 3 Bank or Category 4 Bank) must include a plan for complying with the requirements of an NTL (described below) within a reasonable time, but not to exceed 120 days from the date of the letter of intent. In addition it must provide the identity and qualifications of the Independent Examiner, state that the Swiss Bank will maintain all records required for compliance with the terms of an NTL; and state that the Swiss Bank agrees that with respect to any applicable statute of limitations that has not expired as of August 29, 2013, the Swiss Bank waives any potential defense based on the statute of limitations for the period from August 29, 2013 to the issuance of an NTL.
Conditions to receiving a Non-Prosecution Agreement 
A Category 2 Bank requesting an NPA must cooperate in the disclosure of certain evidence and information and have that information verified by an Independent Examiner. That evidence and information includes: 
prior to executing the NPA, an in-person presentation and documentation conveying information as to how the bank?s cross-border business was structured, operated, supervised, and marketed to U.S. account holders, along with the names and functions of those individuals who managed and service U.S. Related Accounts;
prior to executing the NPA, the total number of U.S. Related Accounts and the maximum dollar value, in the aggregate, of the U.S. Related Accounts in existence on August 1, 2008, opened between August 1, 2008 and February 28, 2009, and opened after February 28, 2009; and
upon execution of the NPA, the total number of U.S. Related Accounts that were closed during the Applicable Period, and for each account (1) the maximum value during the Applicable Period, (2) the number of U.S. persons or entities affiliated (or potentially affiliated) with each account and the nature of such affiliation, (3) whether the account was held in the name of an individual or an entity, (4) whether it held U.S. securities, (5) the name and function of any relationship manager, client advisor, asset manager, financial advisor, trustee, fiduciary, nominee, attorney, accountant, or other similar person known to the bank to be affiliated with the account, and (6) information related to fund transfers into and out of the account.
While the bank will not be required to provide specific account information (e.g., accountholder names and addresses) to the DOJ, the bank must agree to cooperate with the United States in its investigations. This cooperation includes: 
providing information for the DOJ to draft treaty request to seek account information, and collecting and maintaining all records that are potentially responsive to those requests;
retaining all records relating to its U.S. cross-border business, for a period of 10 years;
providing, upon request, testimony or information as needed to enable the United States to use the information obtained through the Program or a treaty request in a future proceeding, and assistance in identification and transaction of significant documents at the expense of the bank;
closing any and all accounts of recalcitrant account holders, and implementing procedures to prevent further concealment of those accounts in connection with closing the account or transferring any funds; and
only opening U.S. accounts on conditions that ensure the account will be declared to the United States and will be subject to disclosure by the Swiss Bank.
Conditions to Receiving a Non-Target Letter
A Swiss Bank requesting an NTL as a Category 3 Bank must engage an Independent Examiner to conduct an independent internal investigation, and the bank and the Independent Examiner must:
verify the percent of the Swiss Bank?s account holdings and assets under management that are U.S. Related Accounts;
verify that the bank has an effective compliance program, and provide a description of that program; and
provide a report that includes a list of witnesses interviewed by the Independent Examiner and a summary of the information provided by each witness, identification of the files reviewed by the Independent Examiner and the factual findings and conclusions of the Independent Examiner.
The Category 3 Bank does not have the same level of information reporting requirements as a Category 2 Bank requesting an NPA, but the bank must still agree to:
maintain all notes, drafts correspondence, etc. created by, prepared by, reviewed by or provided to the Independent Examiner for a period of 10 years;
close any and all accounts of recalcitrant account holders, and to implement procedures to prevent further concealment of those accounts in connection with closing the account or transferring any funds; and
only open U.S. accounts on conditions that ensure the account will be declared to the United States and will be subject to disclosure by the Swiss Bank.
A bank requesting an NTL as a Category 4 Bank must also engage an Independent Examiner for the purpose of verifying that it has met the requirements to be a Category 4 Bank described above. The bank must also agree to maintain records sufficient to establish the basis for verification of its status for a period of 10 years.
Questions Remain
The announcement of the Program has piqued the interest of the Swiss banking community as well as the U.S. and Swiss press. The Program raises many questions, and there is the hope that the DOJ will release additional guidance to assist with Program. In particular, 
What are the criteria that the DOJ is looking for in an Independent Examiner? What type of accountant or attorney would the DOJ object to?
Under what circumstances would the DOJ allow a bank applying for an NPA as a Category 2 Bank to shift its position to apply for an NTL?
What will the DOJ require of a Category 2 Bank in order to exclude the value of its compliant U.S. Related Accounts to reduce the required penalty payment?
What is the likelihood of investigation of a bank that does not submit a request under the Program, or one that submits a request but ultimately withdraws that request?
The determination of whether a Swiss Bank is able to obtain an NPA or an NTL under the Program is a difficult one, and the decision to participate in the program is a decision that should not be made lightly. Dechert tax and internal investigation lawyers can work with banks to examine these questions under the Program and help to determine the correct approach. Clients regularly count on our lawyers for skillful representation in all aspects of contested tax matters, including investigations, and we have an impressive track record of resolving these difficult and sensitive matters discreetly and favorably without prosecution.

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Oct132013

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Oct132013

Argument Report: Illinois Supreme Court Debates Status Of Water Facility Contractor



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When does an independent contractor become a public utility? That's the question the Illinois Supreme Court debated during the September term in People ex rel. Department of Labor v. E.R.H. Enterprises, Inc. Based upon the heavy questioning of both sides, the Justices of the Court appear to be conflicted.
The Labor Department issued defendants a subpoena for product of certain employment records in 2008. The subpoena stated that the Department was investigating whether the defendant's repair work on certain water mains for the Village of Bement had been done in compliance with the Prevailing Wage Act. Several months later, the Department filed a complaint seeking to have defendant held in civil contempt for failing to comply with the subpoena. The defendant defended on the grounds that it was a public utility and therefore exempt from the Prevailing Wage Act.   http://prolawpress.com/about-us/ The trial court twice rejected the company's position, holding that defendant was not a public utility. However, the Appellate Court reversed, holding that defendant satisfied the definition of a public utility from the Public Utilities Act, which it imported into the Prevailing Wage Act.
Counsel for the Illinois Department of Labor began by sketching the factual background of the case. Justice Freeman asked whether defendant was obligated to provide water services to the residents. Counsel responded that defendant was obligated to assist the village in providing water services. Justice Freeman asked whether that would indicate that defendant was operating the facility for public use. Counsel responded that it would not pursuant to the Court's own precedent in Mississippi River Fuel Corp. v. Illinois Commerce Commission, where the Court defined public use as occurring where the company held itself out as the one providing the service. Defendant can walk away from its contract with the village in five years, counsel argued; a public utility can't do that. Counsel argued that under Public Utilities Code Section 3-105, if a facility is municipally owned, it could not be a public utility, even if it was operated by a lessee or agent.   Part of the purpose of the Public Utilities Act is to get records and reports from the company, counsel argued. One doesn't have that need when a municipality like the village owned the facility. Justice Burke asked whether defendant provided water to every resident, and counsel responded that the Department would say that the defendant helps the village do so. Justice Garman stated that the Prevailing Wage Act doesn't apply to public utilities, and counsel confirmed that. Justice Garman pointed out that the Act doesn't expressly incorporate the definition of a "utility" from the Public Utilities Act, and wondered why the Court should do so. Counsel argued that the legislature had adopted the Prevailing Wage Act in 1941 against a backdrop of the Public Utilities Act, which was enacted years earlier. Justice Burke asked whether the Court should look to the conduct of the parties - wasn't the welfare of the entire community dependent on the conduct of the defendant in providing the water? Surely the village was intimately involved, working hand-in-hand with the defendant, then? Counsel conceded that there was a significant public benefit from the services defendant provides. The statute requires more, however; under Mississippi River Fuel Co., the company has to be holding itself out to the public as the entity providing the service. Justice Karmeier suggested that if the Court didn't look to the Public Utilities Act, why shouldn't it look to Black's Law Dictionary for the definition of a utility, as the Appellate Court did? Counsel responded that the statutory exception which excluded a government-owned facility was a long-standing one, forming the law of the period which the legislature would have legislated against. It makes sense, counsel argued, to exclude public utilities if rates were subject to regulation by the Illinois Commerce Commission because otherwise, two agencies would be pulling in opposite direction. Here, the defendant is not regulated by the ICC. Justice Karmeier asked whether, if the village was doing exactly what the defendant was doing, the village would be subject to the statute. Counsel responded that government entities are never subject to the statute. Justice Karmeier clarified that counsel meant government entities were exempt whether they were technically public utilities or not, and counsel explained that government had once been classified as regulated utilities, but the Court struck that statute down in the early 1960s.
Counsel for the defendant began by pointing out that his client operates water and sewer systems for twenty different municipalities. Justice Thomas asked why the public utilities exception to the Prevailing Wage Act would be meant to apply to one who provides services not to the public, but to municipalities. Counsel responded that Bement was a small village; there was nobody else to operate the plant. The defendant didn't assist the village in providing service; the defendant itself provides the service. If they don't, service just doesn't happen. Counsel argued that if the Prevailing Wage Act is applied to companies like the defendant, older, smaller cities may not be able to pay their contractors to run their systems anymore. Justice Karmeier wondered why Section 3-105(b) doesn't take the defendant out of the definition of a public utility. Counsel responded that to accept the Department's argument, one must shift from talking about companies in subsection (a) to talking about pipes, a plant and a delivery system in subsection (b). Justice Thomas asked whether the concept of the defendant being a public utility is based on the job it's performing at a particular time -- if the defendant walks away in five years at the end of its contract, is it no longer a public utility? Is the defendant a public utility for one facility and not another? Counsel responded that the defendant's relationships tend to be long term; its business relationship with the village was lasted approximately twenty-six years. Justice Thomas asked whether the defendant is barred from work that would clearly not be that of a public utility. Counsel responded that defendant was not; from time to time, it did public works, and it bid and paid prevailing wages when it did. Justice Thomas proposed a hypothetical: what about a company that spent 90% of its time doing public works and ten percent as a public utility - was it still a public utility? Counsel said yes; the status went with what the defendant's expertise and primary function is.  Justice Thomas asked if the defendant were filling out an application and it asked are you a public utility, would the company say "sometimes"? Counsel suggested that the defendant would say "primarily." Justice Garman asked whether, if the system was operated entirely by the village, it would qualify as a public utility. Counsel repeated that in that case, the system would be exempt from the Prevailing Wage Act pursuant to the Court's former decisions.
In rebuttal, counsel for the Department argued that if the village owned the system, it would not be a public utility. The legislature made the decision to apply a different rule on these facts in order to protect the defendant's workers, counsel argued. Justice Garman asked whether the issue was one of statutory interpretation, and equitable considerations didn't inform the decision. Counsel responded that it was primarily a statutory question, and the policy issues had already been taken into account by the legislature. The fact that the Illinois Commerce Commission had no contact with the defendant and didn't regulate it was significant, counsel argued.
 

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Oct132013

For Example, Let's Say That Xyz Company Already Has In Place Elements Of A Foundation For Its Organizational Brand Message Strategy.











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