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By James R. Burns, Scott Arenare, Kimberly Beattie Saunders, Corey Casbarro, Shaw Horton
An RIA's fiduciary duty obligates it to take steps to protect its clients' interests from the potential ramifications of the RIA's temporary or permanent inability to provide advisory services.
By Martin Klotz, Elizabeth Gray, Amelia Cottrell, Michael Schachter, Christopher McNamara
Marwood provides hedge funds and other clients with regulatory updates and insights into developments and the potential timing of future government actions or rulemaking decisions.
By Scott Arenare, Amelia Cottrell
In a recent enforcement action, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") again demonstrated its continuing focus on private equity conflicts of interest and disclosure.
By Eugene Chang, Tara Thieme
Alice Corporation is the assignee of several patents that claim a computer-implemented method to mitigate the risk that one party to a transaction will not be able to fulfill its obligations.
By Jeffrey Hochman
The Division of Corporation Finance of the SEC recently updated its Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations ("CDIs") relating to Regulation G and the use of non-GAAP financial measures, superseding its previous Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures issued in 2003 (the "2003 FAQs").
By Kelsey Nix
The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision on October 30, 2008, in a closely watched case on the patentability of processes under Section 101 of the Patent Act.
By Frank Daniele
Major U.S. accounting firms have recently announced an interpretation of FAS 123(R) that would potentially require companies to take an additional compensation charge for antidilution adjustments made to outstanding awards under equity compensation plans.
By Demetrios Eleftheriou
We continue to see a growing number of reported data security breach incidents in the U.S. They involve such things as hacking, stolen or missing computers and backup tapes, inside jobs and stolen passwords. According to one source, approximately 85 million accounts have been compromised since the ChoicePoint incident in February 2005.