Luis Mejia

Luis Mejia

Perkins Coie

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Recent Whistleblower Protection Actions by SEC and Congress Add Risk to Severance Agreements

Two recent SEC enforcement actions that describe how severance agreements may violate whistleblower protections under the federal securities laws if not properly drafted were the subject of a recent article by Perkins Coie...more

12/21/2016 - BlueLinx Holdings Confidential Information Confidentiality Agreements Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) Enforcement Actions Health Net Intellectual Property Protection Popular Rule 21F-17 SEC Securities Violations Severance Agreements Trade Secrets Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers

Issuer Reporting and Disclosure Remains Focus of SEC and Other Regulators

In a recent speech, SEC Enforcement Director Andrew Ceresney confirmed the SEC’s continued pursuit of investigations and enforcement actions relating to issuer reporting and disclosure, an area that remains a high priority...more

10/3/2016 - Audits Corporate Issuers Disclosure Requirements Disgorgement Enforcement Actions Ernst & Young Financial Reporting ICFR Internal Controls PCAOB Reporting Requirements Risk Management SEC Securities Violations Whistleblowers

Preparing for the SEC’s Increased Pursuit of Compliance Officers

The SEC’s recent aggressive enforcement posture against chief compliance officers has raised many concerns, including whether the SEC’s actions are actually chilling robust compliance efforts. To protect themselves against...more

3/8/2016 - ALJ Broker-Dealer Chief Compliance Officers Corporate Counsel Enforcement Actions Investment Adviser Risk Management SEC Securities Violations Young Lawyers

Delaware Court’s Finding of $148 Million Fraud by Dole CEO and General Counsel Offers Major Lessons in Take-Private Deals

The Delaware Chancery Court ordered Dole Food Co. Inc. CEO David Murdock and General Counsel Michael Carter to pay Dole shareholders $148 million for fraud in connection with the company’s 2013 take-private deal. The August...more

9/8/2015 - Controlling Stockholders Corporate Counsel Corporate Governance Dole Food Fiduciary Duty Fraud Publicly-Traded Companies Shareholder Litigation Shareholders Stocks Young Lawyers

2015 SEC Speaks Conference: SEC to Balance Broad Enforcement Agenda and Initiatives with Focus on Core Mission

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) touted an expansive regulatory agenda at this year’s “SEC Speaks” conference, held February 20-21, 2015, in Washington, D.C. At this year’s Speaks, SEC representatives...more

2/24/2015 - Market Participants Regulatory Agenda SEC Strategic Enforcement Plan

Directors Beware – The SEC’s High Expectations for Gatekeepers

In a recent speech, SEC Chair Mary Jo White put directors of public companies on notice of their responsibility as “essential” and “important” gatekeepers upon whom their investors and the SEC rely. Chair White described...more

7/15/2014 - Board of Directors Chief Compliance Officers Corporate Governance Directors Investors SEC Securities Act of 1933 Securities Exchange Act

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