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Foley Hoag LLP
This is the fifth in a series of posts reflecting excerpts from a chapter that I authored on corporate social responsibility for the Corporate Legal Compliance Handbook.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice have continued their aggressive stance against proposed mergers that the antitrust agencies perceive as harmful to competition.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The SEC requested comments on the annual list of rules to be reviewed pursuant to Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The SEC adopted the preliminary determination related to a "notice of covered action" which awarded "more than $4 million to a whistleblower whose original information alerted the agency to a fraud."
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
In a letter to Congress, MSRB Chair Nathaniel Singer declared that the MSRB has "concluded [the] development of a core regulatory framework for municipal advisors, implementing a regime mandated by Congress under the Dodd-Frank.
In June 2014, the Office of Investor Education and Advocacy at the SEC issued an alert cautioning that investment newsletters are often "used to carry out schemes designed to deceive investors."
Foley Hoag LLP
The Non-Profit Organizations/ Public Charities Division of the Office of the Attorney General recently released helpful guidance regarding good governance of charitable organization...
Fox Rothschild LLP
Although the two arenas overlap to some degree, the difference between appellate and trial practice can be stark.
Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams
FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-14 on Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities. ASU 2016-14 represents the most significant changes to not-for-profit financial reporting since 1993.
Fish & Richardson
A research report released last week on the supposed cyber vulnerabilities of St. Jude Medical's devices opens a worrisome new front on cybersecurity-related risk.
Ed Batts, Global Co-Head of Orrick's M&A and Private Equity group, recently spoke with The Wall Street Journal regarding a proposed bill to regulate proxy advisory firms.
Holland & Knight
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit's Aug. 25, 2016, decision in Allen v. GreatBanc Trust Co., No. 15-3569, made it the first court in a published opinion...
Newmeyer & Dillion
Recently, I received a call from the owners of one of my clients who explained the shocking news that they had apparently lost the right to their limited liability company's (LLC's) name.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
In August 2016, the SEC approved FINRA's proposal to permit firms conducting only enumerated corporate financing activities to operate under a more limited FINRA rule set.
Foley & Lardner
The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act, passed in December 2015, extended an often overlooked provision of the tax code with the potential to provide significant savings...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The SEC approved an MSRB proposal, as modified by Amendment No. 1, to provide academic institutions with post-trade municipal securities transaction data collected through the MSRB Real-Time Transaction Reporting System...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The SEC approved a FINRA proposal, as amended, to eliminate or reduce several of the filing requirements applicable to FINRA members' communications with the public pursuant to FINRA Rules 2210...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
At the 2016 annual meeting, FINRA announced the results of its nominations proceedings for new Board Governors.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The SEC settled charges concerning two partners of a public accounting firm who "got too close to their clients on a personal level and violated rules that ensure firms maintain their objectivity and impartiality during audits."
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
SEC Director of Enforcement Andrew Ceresney reported that a jury verdict found the City of Miami to be "a recidivist violator of the federal securities laws.
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Morrison & Foerster LLP
In order to provide an overview for busy in-house counsel and compliance professionals, we summarize below some of the most important international anti-corruption developments from the past month...
Robert Stewart did not testify at trial, asserting his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
Fox Rothschild LLP
AstraZeneca did not self-report its violations; however, it was still able to work toward a settlement based on its cooperation with the SEC.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
In light of the continued compliance and litigation challenges presented by the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Mintz Levin's TCPA and Consumer Calling Practice team have launched an inaugural newsletter.
Anderson Kill
Cyber risks should have directors and officers thinking beyond specialty cyber coverage that covers their companies' first-party losses and third-party liabilities.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Section 262 of the DGCL was amended to limit appraisal rights for de minimis claims and to allow corporations to tender payment to appraisal claimants to reduce interest on appraisal awards, as further described below.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The Government Accountability Office ("GAO") examined company disclosures filed in 2015 in response to the SEC conflict minerals regulations...
Brown Smith Wallace
Given the complexity of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it should come as no surprise that many employers occasionally stumble in their compliance efforts. The
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
SEC Investor Advocate Rick A. Fleming expressed concern about the current state of municipal bond ownership.
Kaye Scholer LLP
On July 14, 2016, the Department of Justice reached a settlement with parties to an asset acquisition that the DOJ said would create an unlawful
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