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Konczal: Dodd-Frank Reforms Get Roughed Up in Court
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Obama Administration Calls for Free Access to Federally Funded Research
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A New York administrative law judge recently held in Matter of C.V. Starr & Co., Inc. that income received by a taxpayer from its ownership of common stock was investment income. In so holding, the ALJ addressed an important...more
Central clearing of over-the-counter derivatives is a central pillar of the financial services reforms that are embodied in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”). The presumption...more
On December 28, 2012, the Council of Institutional Investors (CII) submitted a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requesting that the SEC implement rulemaking to impose new requirements with respect to...more
The FCPA world is fast-becoming the leader in new compliance strategies. The Justice Department and the SEC have embraced the requirement for conducting “proactive audits.”...more
We recently gave a presentation at a CLE titled Securities Law Essentials for Growing Companies. The presentation included an overview of what constitutes a public offering, what is a security, classical private placements,...more
It is hard to know whether the government’s aggressive enforcement of insider trading laws deters criminals from violating securities laws. One key factor in this equation is the risk of getting caught. The Obama...more
Nasdaq has amended its proposal regarding independence of compensation committees required by the Dodd-Frank Act. Nasdaq proposes to clarify that a compensation committee is not required to conduct the independence...more
Among the taxpayer-favorable aspects of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (Act), the 100 percent exclusion from gross income of gain on the sale of Qualified Small Business Stock (QSBS), provided for in section 1202 of...more
The Federal Trade Commission recently announced higher reporting thresholds for pre-merger notifications filed on or after February 11, 2013. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced revised thresholds for...more
On Jan. 10, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission made its annual announcement of revisions to thresholds that determine whether companies must abide by the pre-merger filing and waiting period requirements set forth in the...more
Swaps trade in a global market. Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act amended the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) to impose a panoply of regulation on the swaps market mostly through regulations adopted by the Commodity Futures...more
On December 19, 2012, the European Commission adopted nine regulatory and implementing technical standards to complement obligations defined under the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation on OTC derivatives, central...more
On November 28 the Council of Institutional Investors (CII), an association of public, corporate and union pension funds and other employee benefit plans, submitted a letter to Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently has set its sights on registered entities and their officers and directors for overvaluing the entities’ assets....more
On December 17, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced a settlement under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) with Allianz SE (“Allianz”), the insurance company based in Germany, resulting...more
On August 3, 2011, a group of leading academics, including Harvard Law School Professor Lucian A. Bebchuk, submitted this petition for rulemaking to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The petitioners asked the SEC to...more
On November 28, 2012, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) issued the reasons for the decision it had made following a hearing to consider an application made by Inmet Mining Corporation for certain relief in...more
Today the NFA wrote a letter to the CFTC requesting more time to comment on pending regulation. This time, though, the regulation directly affects NFA. Specifically, the NFA wants to extend the deadline of the rulemaking...more
China Securities Regulatory Commission (“CSRC”), the securities regulator of the People’s Republic China (the “PRC” or “China”), has scrapped quantitative threshold requirements for Chinese companies applying for offshore...more
Non-Executive Employment of Family Members No Longer Precludes Nomination of Non-Independent Directors under “Exceptional and Limited Circumstances”
Until recently, a director of a NASDAQ-listed company could serve as an...more
The upcoming 2013 proxy season will likely be impacted by new policies issued by proxy advisers, as well as shareholder activists taking advantage of previously adopted rules, rather than by recent legislative or rulemaking...more
Final Rules on Compensation Committee Listing Standards -
On June 20, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted Exchange Act Rule 10C-1 implementing listing standard requirements pursuant to Section 952...more
In an effort to enhance oversight and investor protection over private placement activity of firms on behalf of other issuers, new Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) Rule 5123 became effective on December...more
In a case involving fair valuation of structured notes, the SEC signaled that when investment company fund boards delegate the responsibility to fair value portfolio securities, they must provide “meaningful substantive...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission has adopted final rules requiring disclosure of the use of "conflict minerals" by public companies (including smaller reporting companies and foreign private issuers) in products they...more
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