Mondaq USA: Corporate/Commercial Law
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.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On March 12, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a shareholder's claims to recover on behalf of Dynegy, Inc. ("Dynegy") alleged short-swing profits...
Proskauer Rose LLP
It was reported this month that ING Groep NV and a major international bank recently completed the first live securities lending transaction settled using distributed ledger technology ("DLT").
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Dollar General's "core customers" are low and fixed income households who rely on SNAP benefits.
McDermott Will & Emery
The New York attorney general's (NYAG) recent civil rights complaint against the Weinstein Company highlights the personal liability risks of leadership inaction to credible harassment evidence.
McDermott Will & Emery
Newly updated proxy voting guidelines from the prominent asset management firm BlackRock can provide the health system governance committee with a useful and informed perspective on trends in boardroom practices.
McDermott Will & Emery
A new academic article offers interesting commentary on the elements of board structure and processes that can contribute to board deadlock and other similar forms of debilitating disagreements between directors.
McDermott Will & Emery
The general counsel can play an important role in providing advice concerning the emerging phenomenon of "CEO activism," in which companies and their CEOs publicly comment on leading social issues.
McDermott Will & Emery
The rapid convergence of federal regulation efforts and heightened expectations of governance accountability is creating a significant challenge for the audit & compliance committee.
McDermott Will & Emery
As "member substitution"-styled M&A transactions proliferate in health care, greater consideration is warranted on the most effective use of board and committee seats as "currency" for such transactions.
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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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