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Lawrence Treece

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June Marks Upsurge in SEC Whistleblower Awards

On June 9, 2016, the SEC announced a $17 million whistleblower award to “a former company employee whose detailed tip substantially advanced the agency’s investigation and ultimate enforcement action.” This is the...more

6/17/2016 - Dodd-Frank Enforcement Actions SEC Whistleblower Awards

Delaware Supreme Court Clarifies Standards in Corporate Takeovers

On May 6, 2016, the Delaware Supreme Court upheld a merger between Zale Corporation (“Zales”) and Signet Jewelers Limited (“Signet”) when it affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of a shareholder class action that sought to...more

5/26/2016 - Corporate Counsel DE Supreme Court Revlon Standard Shareholder Litigation Takeover Bids Young Lawyers Zales

Rocky Mountain Securities Conference: Cybersecurity Takes Center Stage

Given the security industry’s increased use of information technology and the constant evolution of cyber threats, cybersecurity will continue to demand significant attention from regulators and industry participants in the...more

5/20/2016 - Cybersecurity Malware Market Participants Personally Identifiable Information Ransomware SEC

Rocky Mountain Securities Conference: Corporate Disclosures Reform Next for SEC

Newly proposed reforms to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) disclosure regime would have a dramatic impact on public companies’ current disclosure obligations. Last week during her keynote at the 48th...more

5/13/2016 - Disclosure Requirements Publicly-Traded Companies SEC

Email Users Beware: Companies and Corporate Officers Should Evaluate Email Practices in Light of Delaware Chancery Court Decision

On September 5, 2013, the Delaware Chancery Court ruled that the attorney-client privilege does not protect from disclosure emails sent by corporate officers to their personal attorneys using the company’s email account. In...more

10/3/2013 - Attorney-Client Privilege Corporate Counsel Corporate Governance Corporate Officers Derivative Suit Email Family Businesses Fiduciary Duty Reasonable Expectation of Privacy

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