Mondaq USA: Corporate/Commercial Law
Foley & Lardner
The Supreme Court in Digital Realty Trust narrowed the definition of a whistleblower under the Dodd-Frank Act only to those persons who have provided information of a securities laws violation to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), resolving a split between the Fifth and Ninth Circuits. Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers, ___ U.S. ___, No. 16-1276 (Feb. 21, 2018).
Morrison & Foerster LLP
We had previously reported on a Securities and Exchange Commission open meeting that had been scheduled for today.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
In a no-action letter dated February 12, 2018, the SEC expanded the scope of Section 3(c)(5)(C) of the Investment Company Act to apply to a sponsor of multiple securities trusts that hold whole mortgage loans.
Troutman Sanders LLP
In January 2009, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") adopted rules requiring foreign private issuers preparing their financial statements ...
Duff and Phelps
Canadian M&A activity remained strong in 2017, as low financing costs, an expanding U.S. economy and sustained domestic growth fueled a positive M&A environment.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
JP Morgan recently released its 2018 Global M&A Outlook report, predicting that 1) investor confidence from solid GDP growth, 2) disruption risk from technological change, and 3) opportunities from the passing of the US tax reform will drive significant M&A activity in the year ahead.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On 13 December 2017, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the dismissal of a consolidated putative class action against Community Health Systems, Inc.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On 20 October 2017, the Second Circuit split with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals (which hears appeals from Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania) ...
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On 6 November 2017, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals (which hears appeals from district courts in Connecticut, New York and Vermont) ...
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
While the Trump Administration is known for its deregulatory approach, including a January 25 decision by the Department of Justice to end "use of civil enforcement authority to enforce agency guidance documents,"...
Duane Morris LLP
On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, the United States Supreme Court held, 9-0, in the case of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers that the term "whistleblower" under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act does not include individuals who report violations of securities laws internally to their companies but not to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On February 9, 2018, Judge Charles E. Breyer of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California held that "newly discovered evidence" ...
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On February 12, 2018, Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois denied a motion to dismiss a putative class action ...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
SEC Commissioner Robert Jackson examined the governance of companies with perpetual dual-class stock ownership structures.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The "Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018" added the "Newman's Own" exception to the private foundation excess business holdings rule, allowing business owners to make a charitable contribution of 100% ...
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, expects the companies in which it invests to do far more than deliver quarterly profits.
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
As board members weigh their priorities for 2018, they would do well to consider a famous quote attributed to Dwight D. Eisenhower: "What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important."
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
"Press for Progress" is the theme of this year's International Women's Day, coming up on March 8.
Proskauer Rose LLP
Serving veterans is a vital part of Prosakuer's pro bono and corporate social responsibility initiatives.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
In a speech given early in the week at Stanford University's Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Commissioner Stein addressed a broad range of topics, including cybersecurity issues and shareholder engagement.
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