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Too Big To Fail in the Dodd-Frank Era
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
Dewey's Bankruptcy Lawyer: More Large Law Firms Will Fail
Are Political Intelligence Practice Groups Too Risky?
Client Biz Dev: You're Doing It Wrong
Bill on Bankruptcy: Trustees Sleep Easy after High Court Ruling
Greenberger: Derivatives Legislation Would Seriously Weaken Dodd-Frank
Could This Law School Ranking Unseat US News?
Bill on Bankruptcy: Lehman Test Case on Judicial Nullification
S&C's Cohen: Brown-Vitter Punishes Banks For Being Big
Businessweek Reporter: BigLaw Is "Crash Landing"
With Radical Changes, Law Firms Can Beat Recession
STOCK Act Loses Much of Its Teeth, but Members of Congress Aim to Change That
Bill on Bankruptcy: Easterbrook Turns the Tide on Student Loans
Can You Patent Human Genes? ACLU Says No
Konczal: Dodd-Frank Reforms Get Roughed Up in Court
Cybersecurity Lobbying Booming: How Law Firms Can Profit
Weekly Brief: $350K in Wine Leads to $14M Lawsuit
On March 3, 2013, voters in Switzerland approved a referendum providing one of the world’s most onerous restrictions regarding executive compensation. The referendum entitled, “Eidgenössische Volksinitiative ‘gegen die...more
On February 20, 2013, SEC Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar delivered a speech regarding the need for more robust disclosure in proxy statements and highlighted areas in which disclosure can be substantially improved....more
In This Issue:
Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; Miscellaneous; and Upcoming Hearings.
Excerpt from Leading the Past Week -
Even though the Senate sent a debt limit extension to the...more
The Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. —, 130 S.Ct. 876 (2010), lifted long-standing limits on corporate and labor union political spending. Prior to Citizens United, federal...more
On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed the JOBS Act (Jumpstart Our Business Startups), the culmination of a bipartisan effort by Congress to ease restrictions on capital raising that have affected and guided companies and...more
On Thursday, March 22, the Senate cleared the House version of the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act (STOCK Act) by unanimous consent. The legislation will now head to the President’s desk to be signed into law. The...more
The House of Representatives March 8, 2012, voted down the Outsourcing Accountability Act of 2012 (HR 3875) by a vote of 230 to 175. The bill, originally introduced by Rep. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), would have amended federal...more
Governor Brown Signs SB 398, Amendments to California Placement Agent Disclosures/Lobbyist Registration Laws
On Sunday, October 9, 2011, the last day of the period in which the governor could sign or veto pending...more
As the clock continues to tick down on the U.S.‘s deadline for breaching its debt ceiling, President Obama stepped into the fray by publicly reprimanding Republicans for their lack of action on the issue. Meanwhile, with the...more
I. High Level Summary
California Assembly Bill No. 1743 (Bill) passed the California Senate on August 30, 2010, and the California Assembly on August 31, 2010. The Bill was enacted by the California Governor on September...more
An often-overlooked provision in the financial reform legislation now before Congress would allow employee whistleblowers to receive a reward of up to 30% of the fines collected by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission...more
Executive compensation and increased communication and transparency for shareholders are among the hot-button issues in economic reform. One need only look to the discussions at the recent G20 London Summit or...more
Recent news stories have featured allegations of "pay-to-play" arrangements at public employee pension funds. A pay-to-play arrangement involves directing some benefit to a pension fund official in order to obtain fund...more
On July 31, 2009, the House of Representatives passed the “Corporate and Financial Institution Compensation Fairness Act of 2009,” which would require advisory votes on executive compensation for public companies subject to...more
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