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Investment Management Update- 2014 Election Impact
Trial by Jury: Why It Matters in a Democratic Society
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Polsinelli Podcast - Republicans Gain Control of the U.S. Senate - How That May Impact Health Reform
Karl Rove's Efforts to "Buy" Courts Harmed America, Says Legendary Attorney
Crisis at the Border Shows Problems in US Immigration Law
Are Criminal Laws the Right Response to Revenge Porn?
Why Does BigLaw Have So Few Black Partners?
Aquila on M&A: Dealmaking is Back
Schoenbrod: SCOTUS Ruling Helps EPA Deal With a "Stupid Statute"
ATL Law School Rankings: All About The Jobs
What Comes Next in Derivatives Regulation?
A More Perfect Union: Why Punish Russia for Crimea?
Only in DC: Ethics Rule Permits Non-lawyers to Own Law Firms
How a Reluctance to Deport Pop Stars Strengthens US Immigration Policy
Law Prof: The Clean Air Act Needs a Reboot
Is Punishment Dead in America?
The Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises of the House Financial Services Committee heard testimony on June 16, 2015 in support of proposed bills that would, among other things, increase the...more
On June 18, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced enforcement actions against 36 municipal bond underwriters, the first enforcement actions against underwriters brought by the SEC under the...more
In a letter dated June 2, 2015, Senator Elizabeth Warren described several “promises” that Mary Jo White, chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, had allegedly broken. Senator Warren focused on (1) the SEC’s failure...more
Senator Elizabeth Warren recently released a letter to SEC Chair Mary Jo White, complaining that her leadership of the SEC over the past two years has been “extremely disappointing.” The Senator opined that the nation’s...more
Consider this posting a warning to everyone in the corporate governance field. I am not known for being a chicken little and screaming “the sky is falling, the sky is falling.” I tend to be a realist when it comes to politics...more
The major trade issue is Trade Promotion Authority (“TPA”) and the Trans Pacific Partnership.
On May 22, 2015, after another close cloture vote, the TPA bill passed the Senate by a majority vote of 62 to 37 votes. The...more
Today, two former SEC Chairs and one former Commissioner delivered a letter to SEC Chair Mary Jo White politely berating (well, maybe not so politely) her failure to take action on the 2011 rulemaking petition to require...more
Last week, the Delaware Senate, in response to a prior Delaware Supreme Court ruling, voted to approve legislation that would prohibit corporations from adopting charter or bylaw provisions that shift a corporation’s legal...more
The Delaware Senate has passed a bill that would amend the Delaware General Corporation Law (DGCL) to prohibit Delaware stock-based companies from adopting bylaws or articles of incorporation that shift legal fees to the...more
The SEC proposed pay for performance rules to implement Section 953(a) of Dodd-Frank, which requires disclosure of “information that shows the relationship between executive compensation actually paid and the financial...more
Tuesday, the Delaware Senate passed legislation prohibiting publicly-traded corporations from adopting bylaws that force shareholders to pay legal fees if they bring internal corporate claims against the company in court and...more
Президент України підписав закон № 289-VIII...more
OFAC FINES PAYMENT PROCESSING COMPANY FOR PROVIDING SERVICES TO A DESIGNATED NARCOTICS TRAFFICKER -
On April 15, OFAC entered into a $23,336 settlement with an Atlanta-based payment processing company for its role in...more
The President of Ukraine has signed Law No. 289-VIII “On Amendments to Some Legislative Acts of Ukraine relating to Investors’ Rights Protection” (the “Law”) aimed at deregulating the economic activities of joint-stock...more
On May 11, 2015, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) announced that Proposed Rule G-42 (standards of conduct for nonsolicitor municipal advisors), with conforming changes to Rule G-8 (books and records), was...more
On April 29, 2015, Senator Bryan Townsend introduced legislation that would amend the Delaware General Corporation Law (DGCL) to ban fee-shifting bylaws for Delaware stock corporations (non-stock corporations would continue...more
The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) recently filed the content outline for the Municipal Advisor Representative Qualification Examination (Series 50) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Our March...more
Data compiled by S&P and Bloomberg shows that companies in the S&P 500 spent 95% of their earnings on repurchases and dividends in 2014, including spending $553 billion on stock buybacks in 2014. ...more
This alert is to inform you that the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) recently submitted Proposed Rule G-42 (standards of conduct for nonsolicitor municipal advisors) to the Securities and Exchange Commission...more
In February, I wrote about the resurrection of a bill that would clarify the status of finders under the California Corporate Securities Law of 1968. Earlier this week, the bill, AB 667 (Wagner) cleared its first policy...more
Several public watchdog organizations have sent a letter to the leaders of two congressional committees urging that Congress take action to shorten the 10-day filing period applicable to Schedule 13D....more
DOL Fiduciary Standard Proposal. The Department of Labor issued a notice of proposed rulemaking including a definition of the term “fiduciary,” a conflict of interest rule for retirement investments, new exemptions and...more
With the record-breaking campaign expenditures of the 2014 midterm elections behind us, and the 2016 campaign cycle already heating up, this is an ideal moment for investment advisers (including advisers to venture capital...more
This past December, President Obama signed an appropriations bill that provides an $11.8 million budget increase for the SEC’s Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA) intended to bolster the agency’s cost-benefit...more
Over the years the UK has seen a variety of tax efficient schemes available to incentivize management; and in 2014 the Employee Shareholder Status (ESS) regime was added into the mix.
ESS essentially allows an employee...more
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