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Shearman & Sterling LLP
The SEC announced charges and asset freezes against the operators of a worldwide pyramid scheme targeting Asian and Latino communities in the US and abroad.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On 5 March 2014, the Commission proposed a regulation to develop an integrated EU approach for the responsible sourcing of conflict minerals.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
ESMA published for consultation its draft guidelines on alternative performance measures on 13 February 2014, used by issuers in any of their public regulatory (e.g. financial) disclosures.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
ESMA published various draft regulatory technical standards on the financial instruments subject to the notification of major shareholdings regime.
The European Securities and Markets Authority published a Q&A paper on the application of the European Social Entrepreneurship Funds Regulation.
Duane Morris LLP
The Division of Corporate Finance of the SEC issued two new Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations dealing with social media.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
SEC sanctioned Chinese affiliates of U.S. public accounting firms for failing to produce work papers relating to the audit of U.S. issuers operating in China.
Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams
One of the most attractive aspects of a not-for-profit organization is the ability to operate and produce income which is not subject to taxation.
On April 15, 2014, the Staff of the SEC’s Division of Trading and Markets issued its first set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding Rule 15c3-5 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced a new economic plan and filed legislation which included a plan to eliminate non-competition agreements.
Pepper Hamilton LLP
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals held that a provision requiring a company to describe its products as not "DRC conflict-free" was compelled speech.
Day Pitney LLP
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) issued a Risk Alert last week on managing cybersecurity risks.
McGuireWoods LLP
On April 11, 2014, the SEC set up a spotlight page on its website relating to disclosure effectiveness.
Foley Hoag LLP
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion in a case that sought to challenge the conflict minerals rule released by the SEC in August 2012.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
In response to growing concerns surrounding cybersecurity, the SEC hosted a roundtable discussion on the issues and challenges of cybersecurity.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Secondary actors in securities transactions should be on alert in the wake of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in "Chadbourne & Parke v. Troice".
Fox Rothschild LLP
We have repeatedly warned broker-dealers and registered investment advisers that they needed to be prepared as it related to cybersecurity.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
An Ohio federal court enjoined a tender offer by Great American Insurance for the 48 percent of National Interstate Corporation not already owned by AFG.
Fox Rothschild LLP
We continue to get questions and comments on the private placement technique of raising funds for your vineyard or winery.
Fox Rothschild LLP
So by now, you’ve probably heard of the tale of the Rabbi versus Northwest Airlines. Northwest, Inc., et al. v. Ginsberg, 572 U.S. ___, (2013) (slip op.). Rabbi Ginsberg lives in Minneapolis.
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Foley Hoag LLP
On July 1, 2014, FATCA will go into effect.
Fox Rothschild LLP
If you have watched any of the NCAA’s "March Madness", you almost certainly saw a Taco Bell commercial for its new breakfast offerings.
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
The SEC has adopted amendments to Rule 506 under the Securities Act of 1933 that permit general solicitation and general advertising in securities offerings under this exemption from securities registration provided all purchasers are accredited investors.
Law Office of Martin Mushkin LLC
Bitcoin is the latest and well-known form of digital currency in a long line of digital currencies.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Effective January 1, 2014, the existing limited liability company (LLC) statute in California (the "Old Act") will be replaced by the California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (RULLCA).
Mayer Brown
SEC reporting companies, regardless of their fiscal year, must file a report on new Form SD by Monday, June 2, 2014, if, during calendar year 2013, they used conflict minerals that were necessary to the functionality or production of a product they manufacture or contract to be manufactured.
Carter Ledyard & Milburn
This advisory addresses certain key fiduciary duty concepts applicable to managers of limited liability companies with a particular focus on Delaware LLCs.
Pepper Hamilton LLP
This month there have already been two cases in the staffing industry that highlight the risks posed to that industry and their clients where the workers being referred are paid on a 1099 basis.
Venable LLP
On October 26, 2013, the Washington Post reported that from 2008 to 2012, more than 1,000 nonprofit organizations disclosed hundreds of millions in losses attributed to theft, fraud, embezzlement, and other unauthorized uses of funds and organizational assets. According to a study cited by the Post, nonprofits and religious organizations suffer one-sixth of all major embezzlements, second only to the financial services industry.
Carter Ledyard & Milburn
Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the New York Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013 into law on December 18, 2013
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