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February 20, 2024 Blog

New SFO Director Sets Tone for Tenure

Motivated by a “visceral reaction” to large-scale economic crime, Nick Ephgrave lays out vision for a bolder, more pragmatic, and more proactive agency.
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The Book of Jargon Series – Word of the Day®

The Book of Jargon® is a series of practice area and industry-specific glossaries published by Latham & Watkins.

Riparian Right

the right belonging to landowners to use water that flows naturally either on or adjacent to their Property.

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Mainnet

the operating copy of a Blockchain that effectuates the purpose of such Blockchain. For example, the Bitcoin Mainnet operates to transfer Bitcoin from one public address to another.
In contrast, see Testnet.

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Debenture

a Bond with a maturity longer than 10 years. Bonds with a maturity of 10 years or less are usually called Notes.

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Clawback

when a bankruptcy court requires a creditor to return assets or payments that are determined to be Preferential Transfers or Fraudulent Transfers. Clawback actions are always highly fact-specific and may involve a range of potential defenses, even if the statutory elements for a prima facie claim are met.

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Write-Offs

a colloquial term for tax deductions in the oil and gas industry, including Tangible Drilling CostsIDCs and Depletion allowances.

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