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SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar recently spoke at the New York Stock Exchange Conference “Cyber Risks and the Boardroom.” In his speech, Commissioner Aguilar emphasized the importance of cybersecurity and how fast the need for...more
To read the full 2014 Class Action Survey report, please visit ClassActionSurvey.com.
Fifty-two percent of major companies are currently engaged in class action litigation. This percentage has remained fairly consistent...more
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It has been several years since the Federal Trade Commission’s Red Flag Rule took effect; and the banking regulators have had the Red Flag Interagency Guidance in place since 2007. Finally, entities regulated by the...more
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Preventing Or Responding To Data Security Breaches: Is Your Information Safe?; Successor Liability – Not Your Problem, Or Is It?; and Jobs Act Opens Up New Capital Raising Alternatives for Private...more
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Originally published by Bloomberg Finance L.P. in the Vol.6, No. 12 edition of the Bloomberg Law Reports—Securities Law.
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