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Compliance into the Weeds-Episode 39, Disclosure of Ransomware Attacks [Video]

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode Matt Kelly and I take a deep dive into the question of whether a company has a duty to disclose ransomware attacks. We consider it from the regulatory, legal, ethical, law enforcement, business, PR and some...more

Health Alert (Australia) May 1, 2017

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: - Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. - Excerpts from Judgments: 21 April 2017 - ILS Rehab Pty Ltd v Josephine Borg (as administrator of the estate of the late Damien Robert Borg) [2017] NSWSC 442...more

Data Breach Risks for 401(k) and Retirement Plans

by Jones Day on

There has been a recent spike in attacks on 401(k) and retirement plans by cyber criminals. Some have been reported publicly, and we are aware of several nonpublic incidents as well....more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Bill Ackman, not known for giving up easily, is finally throwing in the towel on Valeant (even after taking a board seat at the company) and cutting his losses after a failed “two-year bet that lost about $4 billion for his...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Snap Inc. filed its first public prospectus yesterday in advance of its fast-approaching offering date, playing up the strength of its ad revenue in just two short years as part of its pitch for big-time value....more

Everything Compliance-Episode 5, year-end wrap up Part II [Video]

by Thomas Fox on

We turn to the 2016 year in review, in this Part II of a two-part series. Jonathan Armstrong leads a discussion on Privacy Shield, information and data privacy issues the past year. Mike Volkov relates what he saw as the top...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

For a start-up looking to unseat Bloomberg as the go-to insider source for financial news [other than this blog, of course], there’s a surefire way to gain some instant credibility: hire one of Bloomberg’s former top execs,...more

SDNY Awards Front Pay in Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Retaliation Case

Perez v. Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc., involved a case where Plaintiff Perez drafted a memo to Progenics’ general counsel and his department head, accusing Progenics of committing fraud by publishing a false press release...more

Private Company Employee Stock Sales Highlight Hidden Dangers of Compliance Failures

We noted with interest the latest moves by some Bay Area tech giants to permit their employees to sell restricted stock to help them realize the stock value as part of their compensation: See New York Times reporting here. ...more

Restructuring Liquidation Preferences

by WilmerHale on

Job candidates may choose to work for a startup to help build something new, to work in an environment that fosters and rewards creativity, or to get the thrill of climbing aboard a “rocket ship.” New employees rarely, if...more

Equity compensation trend: extending the time to exercise vested stock options

by DLA Piper on

A number of high-profile technology companies recently adjusted their equity compensation programs in a manner they hope will help attract employee talent by providing an extended period to exercise vested stock options after...more

Gender pay gap – a new frontier?

by DLA Piper on

Stockholder proposals regarding gender pay equality have been proposed at several large companies during this year’s proxy season, particularly among technology companies....more

Recent Developments in Cybersecurity: The SEC is Preparing Cases against Firms for Lack of Cybersecurity Preparedness and Phishing...

by Goodwin on

SEC Enforcement - Andrew Ceresney, head of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement confirmed during a panel discussion at the Investment Company Institute’s Mutual Funds and Investment Management Conference in Orlando, Fla.,...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - March 2016 #4

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: - How The Fiduciary Rule Will Harm Fintech And Startups - The Department of Labor may not be the first federal agency on an early-stage startup founder’s...more

BakerHostetler 2015 Year-End Review of Class Actions

by BakerHostetler on

The BakerHostetler 2015 Class Action Year-End Review offers a summary of some of the key developments in class-action litigation during the past year. The 2015 Year-End Review is a joint project of the firm’s Class Action...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 11.25.15

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

A groundbreaking move by Calpers—California’s state pension fund—to disclose how much money it’s made from and paid to private equity funds ($24.2 billion and $3.4 billion, respectively, since 1990) may help pave the way for...more

Preview of NAVEX Global’s 2015 Ethics and Compliance Virtual Conference

by NAVEX Global on

As 2015 draws to a close (where did the time go?), the 2016 planning season is in full swing. You likely already have an idea of initiatives you’ll want to tackle, but taking your ethics and compliance program to the next...more

That is SO last week - August 2015 #2

by Zelle LLP on

Pay was the big deal last week. A divided Securities and Exchange Commission voted to approve the CEO Pay Ratio Rule. The new rule requires publicly traded companies to disclose the ratio of their chief executive officer’s...more

2015 Mid-Year Securities Litigation and Enforcement Highlights

by BakerHostetler on

Welcome to the 2015 Mid-Year Report from the BakerHostetler Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Practice Team. The purpose is to provide a periodic survey, apart from our team Executive Alerts, on matters we...more

Changing the Status Quo with Extended Option Programs

As technology companies find themselves pushing back IPO timelines and staying private for longer periods of time, they continue to aggressively compete for talent, often against public companies like Google and Facebook. ...more

Immigration Corner: Scams Abound, Getting Acquainted with the Business Visitor, and CBP Eases Your Next U.S. Entry

by Baker Donelson on

New Initiatives = New Targets for Scams - Unfortunately, where there is uncertainty, there are those who will use scams to target those individuals looking for clarity. On November 20, 2014, the President announced a...more

2 New Cases Temper Post-Halliburton Expectations

by Carlton Fields on

In June of this year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a defendant can rebut the presumption of reliance at the class certification stage of a securities fraud class action by showing that the alleged misstatement did not...more

HEAL Advisory: Whistleblowers Rewarded Again by SEC and the Judiciary

by Epstein Becker & Green on

On August 29, 2014, two whistleblower developments of particular interest to health care and life science entities emerged from the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals,...more

Show Me The Money – Employee Compensation To Prevent Bribery And Corruption

by Thomas Fox on

The GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) matter continues to resonate across the compliance world. ...more

Australia: Life Sciences Boardroom Lunch Series - A Summary

by DLA Piper on

Over the past 10 months, Grant Thornton and DLA Piper have launched a successful life sciences boardroom lunch series. Events have been held in Melbourne and Perth, and Sydney is about to be added to the roster. This...more

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