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Is Your Company's Board Of Directors Cyber Savvy?
governance, management, survey, risk, response, report, cyber, breach, board of directors, Advanced Cyber Security Center, ACSC, corporate
United States
5 Apr 2019
Better Late Than Never? New Disclosure Requirements For Hedging Policies
These rules were called for by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 but weren't proposed until February 2015.
United States
17 Jan 2019
WARN Act Damages Not Subject To Massachusetts Wage Act
Corporate insolvencies and near insolvencies regularly generate significant claims and litigation initiated by creditors seeking payment ...
United States
14 Jan 2019
Is Your Director Compensation Program Vulnerable To Attack?
A recent case offers a fresh reminder that directors must satisfy their fiduciary obligations when setting their own compensation.
United States
2 Oct 2018
Related-Party Transaction Disclosures Aren't Always Obvious
Related-party transactions are often easy to spot: the company is on one side of a contract, and a director or officer, or a company they control, is on the other side.
United States
14 Sep 2018
Most Executives Are Probably Underpaid
Every day it seems there is another outcry over excessive executive compensation at public companies.
United States
13 Jun 2018
Fiduciary Duties Of Directors In Connection With An Acquisition: A Massachusetts Difference
Customary analysis of the fiduciary duties of directors in connection with their consideration of an acquisition of the corporation focuses on the nature of that fiduciary duty:
United States
18 May 2017
Alien Tort Case Development: The U.S. Supreme Court Will Review The Question Of Corporate Liability
On Monday, April 3, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a petition for a writ of certiorari filed by plaintiffs in Jesner v. Arab Bank, No. 16-499.
United States
10 Apr 2017
Changes To The New York City Retirement Systems' Proxy Guidelines
The New York City Retirement Systems (NYRS) recently published a major overhaul of their proxy voting policies, the first in 30 years.
United States
30 Jun 2016
U.K. Modern Slavery Act: New Disclosure Requirements For Companies Operating In The United Kingdom
Companies that do business in the United Kingdom should assess their exposure to the U.K. Modern Slavery Act, which goes into effect this October.
20 Aug 2015
Trinity Wall Street v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. − "Lawyers, Guns And Money"
On July 6, 2015 the Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued its eagerly awaited opinion in Trinity Wall Street v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc...
United States
17 Aug 2015
RICO Indictment Of NECC Executives For Acts Of Second-Degree Murder
In December 2014, the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts obtained a sweeping indictment that charges business executives of the New England Compounding Center ("NECC") with 25 acts of second-degree murder as predicate offenses under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations ("RICO") Act.
United States
3 Feb 2015
Cayman Islands Directors Registration And Licensing Law: CIMA Requires Registration Or Licensing Of Fund Directors By September 3 (Including Directors Employed By Fund’s Investment Manager)
Under the Cayman Islands Directors Registration and Licensing Law 2014 directors of "mutual funds" must register with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.
Cayman Islands
28 Jul 2014
Delaware Enacts Benefit Corporation Legislation
On July 17, Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed into law legislation enabling the formation of public benefit corporations in Delaware. In doing so, Delaware became the 19th state to enact this type of legislation. The new law will become effective on August 1, 2013.
United States
29 Jul 2013
Benefit Corporations: Twelve States And Counting
On December 1, a new benefit corporation statute went into effect in Massachusetts, making the state one of twelve that have enacted legislation allowing for the formation of this new form of corporate entity.
United States
9 Jan 2013
Massachusetts Passes Legislation Recognizing Benefit Corporations
Socially minded entrepreneurs and businesses in the Commonwealth now have the option to more securely advance the public-benefit focus of their activities by using a new form of corporate entity: the benefit corporation.
United States
22 Aug 2012
Options: What Your Board Members Want To Know And How Not To Keep Employees Waiting For Options
Option grants are usually a non-issue at the typical board meeting.
United States
13 Aug 2012
Compensation At Startups
I am asked all the time about compensation. How much should I pay my CFO? My CEO? My… you fill in the blank.
United States
12 Jul 2012
Founder Vesting
A couple of quick observations resulting from a quick read of a "standard" founder vesting agreement.
United States
13 Jun 2012
Net Neutrality - The SEC Finally Comes Around
Lawyers read exciting periodicals such as SEC No-Action Letter Weekly (published by Wolters Kluwer see
United States
29 Mar 2012
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