David Lavan

David Lavan

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

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Halliburton Ruling will Impact Securities Class Actions

In 2013, total settlement dollars from securities class actions totaled $4.8 billion. Due in part to the large sums of money involved, securities class action litigation has become an expensive proposition for plaintiff and...more

6/26/2014 - Basic v Levinson Class Certification Fraud Fraud-on-the-Market Halliburton Halliburton v Erica P. John Fund Presumption of Reliance SCOTUS Securities Fraud

Appeals Court Opinion Changes Conflict Minerals Rules Compliance Landscape

On Monday, April 14, 2014, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (the DC Circuit) struck down part of the federal rules requiring publicly traded companies to report on their use of “conflict...more

4/15/2014 - Conflict Mineral Rules Disclosure Requirements Dodd-Frank Form SD SEC

New SEC Guidance Provides Answers on Conflict Minerals Disclosures

As the deadline approaches for publicly traded U.S. companies to file new conflict minerals reports, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued new guidance designed to help companies prepare the mandatory...more

4/10/2014 - Compliance Conflict Mineral Rules Reporting Requirements SEC

What Startup Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Crowdfunding Before They Raise Money

What's the one thing entrepreneurs and small business owners need to know about crowdfunding before they raise money? For a JD Supra Perspective, that’s the question we put to experts writing on this matter. Here’s what we...more

1/20/2014 - Crowdfunding Legal Perspectives Regulation D Startups

Conflict Minerals Disclosures are Due in May – Will You be Ready?

As required by the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted new rules for all public companies and foreign private issuers that use conflict minerals. The conflict minerals rules require...more

11/7/2013 - Conflict Mineral Rules Disclosure Requirements Minerals SEC

SEC Proposes New Pay Ratios Rules

The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”), by a 3-2 vote, proposed rules to require companies to disclose the median annual total compensation of all employees and the ratio of that median to the annual total...more

9/20/2013 - Disclosure Requirements Dodd-Frank Pay Ratio SEC Wages

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