What is a hostile work environment?
CorpCast Episode 8: The Controlling Stockholder
From Behind the Bribe: The Sharp End of Compliance
Strong Market Outlook Drives Growth of Philippine Companies
Why do we have to go to mediation?
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 178-Ben Locwin on Risk Assessments
Do I need an expert witness in my case?
Marketing to Millennials
CorpCast Episode 7: Better Know a Judge: the Honorable Mary M. Johnston of the Delaware Superior Court
Top Three Cybersecurity Misconceptions
Preparing a Company to Deal With Activist Investors
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CorpCast Episode 6: A Brief Introduction to the Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act
The Intersection of Cyber and D&O Coverage
Talking PTAB with Bob Steinberg
Is Private/Non-Profit D&O Coverage Under Priced?
CorpCast Episode 5: The eDiscovery Big Picture
BakerHostetler Attorneys James Mastracchio and Jay Nanavati Discuss Global Tax Enforcement
Richard Bistrong Weighs in on the FIFA Scandal and Takedowns
Meritas Capability Webinar - Avoiding Common Mistakes Companies Make When Operating a Business Aircraft
On this blog we’ve explored the laws related to service animals and how the ADA’s regulations extend their use far past traditional notions of “seeing eye dogs.” In Wisconsin (admit it, you assumed this blog post was going to...more
Please join us for Sheppard Mullin's annual “Breakfast with Your Labor Lawyer." 2015 presents significant developments in California labor and employment laws. We will explain how these new developments will affect day-to-day...more
Nach der auch öffentlich lebhaft geführten Debatte um die Quote und der Vielzahl an Änderungen und Modifikationen im Rahmen des Gesetzgebungsverfahrens ist der finale Gesetzestext nunmehr in Kraft getreten. Viele Unternehmen...more
Please join our experienced attorneys for an informative and lively discussion on a variety of timely topics, including:
- Leading Court Decisions and Key Legislative Developments in 2015
- Psychological Disabilities...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission? (“SEC”) has resolved its first enforcement action regarding a potentially overreaching confidentiality agreement following the “voluntary” revision of the agreement to state that it...more
The US Securities and Exchange Commission recently caused shockwaves when it announced its first enforcement action against a company for using an allegedly improper confidentiality agreement during internal investigations....more
On April 1, 2015, the SEC announced its first enforcement action against a company for utilizing language in a confidentiality agreement which could discourage whistleblowing....more
When a small business is sold, the purchaser often agrees to hire the former owner. The buyer wants to retain the seller’s expertise and experience, and the salary paid to the seller can make up part of the purchase price....more
The much-publicized Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 became effective on August 12, 2011. Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Act, requiring the implementation of diversity practices for both...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission instituted cease and desist proceedings against KBR, Inc. for the purpose of entering an agreed Cease and Desist Order which is likely to affect the drafting of all confidentiality...more
As we reported in a previous post, “SEC Investigating Companies’ Employment Contracts That Restrict Whistleblowing,” the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been vocal about its concerns regarding the effects of...more
US public companies and SEC regulated entities should re-examine their forms and policies.
On April 1, 2015, the US Securities and Exchange Commission filed its first whistleblower protection case involving...more
This Client Alert deals with the impact of the German "Act on Equal Participation of Women and Men in Executive Positions in the Private and the Public Sector". The Act was adopted on March 6, 2015 and will come into force in...more
GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS -
The Under Secretary of Defense Issues Memorandum Regarding the Appropriate Use of LPTA Source Selection Process and Associated Contract Type -
The Under Secretary of Defense for...more
This week in Raleigh the sky was falling! – well it was snowing!
The news in Raleigh was dominated by snow and ice and skeleton sessions and empty calendars. However there were a few items of interest:
Ruling implies that additional protections will be afforded to members of LLPs.
The UK Supreme Court recently ruled that members of a limited liability partnership (an LLP) are workers for the purpose of protections...more
Perform Background Checks. It seems obvious. Why would a company not want as much information about a candidate for its CFO position that it can legally obtain? But this oversight is common. Too many smaller companies hire...more
Women on Boards and in Senior Management -
The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has published for comment proposed amendments to Form 58-101F1 of National Instrument 58-101 Disclosure of Corporate Governance...more
In addition to heightened focus on director tenure, companies are facing increasing pressure to diversify their boards. The SEC requires companies to disclose whether and how the board or nominating committee considers...more
In a recent Wall Street Journal (“WSJ”) article (subscription required), Lloyd Chinn, Co-head of Proskauer’s Whistleblower & Retaliation Group, commented on Lawson v. FMR LLC, a case before the U.S. Supreme Court concerning...more
Regulators Urge Businesses to Improve Business Continuity Plans in Wake of Superstorm Sandy
by Dennis C. Linken on September 26, 2013
Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on financial firms located in New York and New Jersey,...more
E-Cigarettes Test Workplace Smoking Policies
by Donald M. Pepe on September 25, 2013
New York and New Jersey both prohibit “smoking” in the workplace. However, the growing popularity of electronic cigarettes poses new...more
In late August, the California Senate approved SCR 62 which encourages “equitable and diverse gender representation on corporate boards”. The resolution also urges...more
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has evolved from a “nice idea” or “marketing opportunity” to a true business imperative. Companies are increasingly becoming sophisticated with respect to CSR reporting and are checking...more
On July 22, 2013, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice handed down its highly anticipated decision in Choc v Hudbay Minerals Inc., 2013 ONSC 1414. Hudbay serves as a significant warning for Canadian corporations operating in...more
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