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Private Equity Newsletter — March 9, 2009

This issue includes the article “Pending ‘EFCA’ Labor Legislation Would Bring Sweeping Change to American Labor Laws,” which discusses how enacting EFCA labor legislation would likely increase both unionization and the speed with which it can occur. Also featured is “New Illinois Anti-“Pay-to-Play” Ethics Laws Applicable to Private Equity Funds and Their Portfolio Companies,” which reports on the new Illinois ethics laws. Additionally, the article “Investment Firms Fined $800,000 for Failure to Make HSR Filings,” which discusses the recent enforcement of HSR Act reports and obligations.