Mondaq USA: Corporate/Commercial Law
Foley Hoag LLP
Although the SEC has been focusing substantial enforcement attention on companies that are conducting illegal coin or token offerings, it has not stopped there.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Recent events have made it clear that there is an increased regulatory focus on the conduct of investment professionals in the wealth-management industry.
Arnold & Porter
The Securities Act creates a private right of action, while the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 has been interpreted to create an implied private right of action, for investors if they believe they have been defrauded.
Butler Snow LLP
Imagine for a moment that you are a marketing executive. You are sitting at your desk, mindlessly flipping through hundreds of proposed ads for approval.
Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP
This proxy season has revealed an intensifying trend to address limitations on grants to non-employee directors in many long-term incentive plans ("LTIPs").
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
In December 2017, the United States intervened in a qui tam suit relators Marisela Carmen Medrano and Ada Lopez filed against defendants Diabetic Care RX, LLC d/b/a Patient Care America ("Patient Care")...
Cooley LLP
What are the early trends in pay-ratio disclosure? Surveys conducted by compensation consultants provide some insights.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Seyfarth Synopsis: In a much-awaited decision on which courts and counsel have reached different conclusions for years, the United States Supreme Court held on March 20, 2018 that the "SLUSA" does not...
Fenwick & West LLP
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that class action plaintiffs can bring claims under the Securities Act of 1933 in either state or federal court.
Proskauer Rose LLP
The Supreme Court ruled today that the 1998 amendments to the federal securities laws did not strip state courts of jurisdiction over class actions alleging violations ...
This continues our series of blog posts recapping our January QuickLaunch University webinar on VC investing and what to expect in 2018.
Foley & Lardner
When determining how to sell a product in the marketplace, there are a number of supply chain options from which to choose, each with its own set of legal implications.
Cooley LLP
Today, SCOTUS issued its opinion in Cyan Inc. v. Beaver County Employees Retirement Fund. The opinion by Justice Kagan for a unanimous Court answered two questions: Did the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act...
Foley Hoag LLP
A recent SEC enforcement action should serve as a potent reminder to pre-IPO and other private companies that SEC rules sometimes impose affirmative disclosure obligations on private companies...
McLane Middleton, Professional Association
Only a third of family businesses survive from the founding generation to the next.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The Delaware Supreme Court recently held that a shareholder vote on a tender offer was not fully informed where the company did not disclose why its founder, chairman and largest stockholder...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The SEC is seeking comments on a proposed new rule that would establish a pilot program to study the effects that transaction-based fees and rebates in certain National Market System ("NMS") ...
Withers LLP
The price of bitcoin declined as regulators crack down on cryptocurrency exchanges. The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that online trading platforms should be registered with the SEC, ...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
SEC Division of Investment Management Director Dalia Blass emphasized the need for SEC rulemaking on exchange-traded funds, noting that the ETF market is a $3.5 trillion market ...
Foley & Lardner
An open question coming into 2017 was whether the aggressive enforcement posture that had characterized the Obama and Bush administrations would continue under the Trump administration.
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Ruchelman PLLC
Change driven by development of intellectual property ("I.P.") is now a constant. Whether the I.P. user is a tax adviser accessing a digital library, an auto mechanic interfacing with an engine...
Carlton Fields
As of this inaugural publication, there exists no uniformity with respect to how businesses that deal in virtual currencies (also known as "cryptocurrencies") such as Bitcoin are treated among the states.
Caplin & Drysdale
The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 fundamentally changed the rules by which partnerships, and entities taxed as partnerships (such as limited liability companies), interact with the Internal Revenue Service in an audit or litigation.
Jones Day
In response to fallout from the Odebrecht scandal, which began in Brazil in 2014 and swept through Latin America, and aided by shifting political winds ...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Corporate culture can no longer be considered as a soft issue by management and boards.
K&L Gates
In In re GR BURGR, LLC, C.A. No. 12825-VCS (Aug. 25, 2017), the Delaware Court of Chancery exercised its power under Section 18-802 of the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act to effect...
Matson Driscoll & Damico
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Butler Snow LLP
As statutes go, the Tennessee Public Records Act (TPRA) is fairly straightforward. Under it, "[a]ll state, county, and municipal records shall . . . be open for personal inspection by any citizen of this state[.]"
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
After our recent client alert summarizing recent U.S. regulatory developments in the crypto-world, the House of Representatives of the State of Wyoming passed HB 70, referred to as the "Utility Token Bill"...
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Enforcement (the "Division") has published its annual report for fiscal year 2017 (the "Report").
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