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Are Political Intelligence Practice Groups Too Risky?
Greenberger: Derivatives Legislation Would Seriously Weaken Dodd-Frank
Bill on Bankruptcy: Lehman Test Case on Judicial Nullification
S&C's Cohen: Brown-Vitter Punishes Banks For Being Big
Cohen: Cyprus Is Not A Template For Future Restructurings
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
Bill on Bankruptcy: Kodak Plan Bumps the Debt, Craters Stock
STOCK Act Loses Much of Its Teeth, but Members of Congress Aim to Change That
Lessons Learned from the Parker Drilling DPA and Ralph Lauren NPA
Bill on Bankruptcy: Lawyers Easily Make Simple Words Complicated
Raj Mahajan, Allston Trading CEO, Talks HFT and the Business of Prop Trading
Lessons Learned from the BizJet Executives FCPA Enforcement Actions
Konczal: Dodd-Frank Reforms Get Roughed Up in Court
Bill on Bankruptcy: ResCap Report, a Bargain at $83 Million
Sullivan & Cromwell's M&A Hotline is Ringing
Bill on Bankruptcy: Stockton May Win the Battle, Lose the War
NFA Chairman Chris Hehmeyer Talks Bankruptcy Reform
An Update on SEF, IDB and Swap Regulation from Chris Ferreri of ICAP
Jaffe Sees 'A Lot' of IPOs in 2013 'Pipeline'
Bill on Bankruptcy: Why is Kodak's Stock Soaring?
On May 20, 2013, the United States Supreme Court granted a petition for a writ of certiorari to review the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit’s decision holding that SOX’s whistleblower protection does not...more
Two partners from a self-described law firm that specializes in the representation of whistleblowers have sent a letter to the SEC Commissioners complaining about the use of severance agreements to prevent employees from...more
In this article we consider some alternative approaches to the proposed U.K. status of “employee shareholders,” who receive capital gains tax-exempt shares in their employer (or its parent) in return for waiving certain...more
New Growth and Infrastructure Act introduces employee shareholder provisions that are expected to come into force later this year.
On 25 April, the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 came into effect and, among other...more
After twice rejecting the Government’s proposals, the House of Lords has just finally voted to accept the much argued Clause 27 of the Growth and Infrastructure Bill, thereby paving the way for new legislation that will...more
On 8 October 2012, George Osborne announced that the UK Government was proposing a new type of employment contract, dubbed the “employee-shareholder” contract....more
The Justice Department and the SEC should be credited with promoting new compliance strategies and best practices. Whatever you may think about the DOJ/SEC FCPA enforcement program, they have pushed businesses to enhance...more
Upon learning that his obituary had been published in the New York Times, Mark Twain famously quipped, “Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” The same can be said about class action lawsuit filings after the...more
In This Issue:
- Chapter 1 Choice Of A Business Entity
- Chapter 2 Introduction To Federal Securities Laws
- Chapter 3 From Let’S Go Shopping To Closing: U.S. M&A Process
- Chapter 4...more
When an employee or service provider receives stock that is subject to vesting, they should immediately consider how that stock might be treated under Section 83 of the Internal Revenue Code. Stock grants subject to Section...more
California Labor Code Section 450(a) forbids employers from coercing the patronage of their employees: It provides...more
In recent months, the UK has seen a growing focus on the protection afforded to whistleblowers. This attention has emerged because of recurring question linking diverse scandals, such as phone hacking and those that have hit...more
Employers concerned about their organizations’ FCPA compliance have a new, free resource available to them. Recently, the DOJ and the SEC published a long-awaited FCPA guidance for employers. The comprehensive guidance...more
On 15 February 2013, the government published a set of proposals relating to the implementation of the Nuttall Review’s recommendations on share buybacks. The changes are designed to reduce the barriers that disincentivise...more
In Advisory Opinion 2013-01A (February 7, 2013), the Department of Labor (DOL) issued an important advisory opinion addressing the treatment under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA), of...more
As almost everyone knows, Lance Armstrong spoke for the first time about his performance enhancing drug (PED) use recently on Oprah. On the first night he admitted for the first time that he used PEDs during his seven wins at...more
In 2008, Siemens AG paid $800 million to settle charges that it had violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which generally prohibits bribery of foreign officials for the purpose of obtaining or retaining business. That...more
The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or JOBS Act, was designed to facilitate capital-raising transactions by smaller companies, including private companies. A likely but less heralded consequence of the JOBS Act is that...more
In this era of whistleblower risk, companies need to prepare for whistleblower complaints which are made outside the company. Whistleblowers are not required to report complaints internally nor wait for any specific period...more
Say-on-pay has contributed to an environment where shareholder engagement is an increasingly critical component of corporate governance.
In this section, we take a broad look at the corporate governance landscape to...more
In a recent interview with The American Lawyer, Sean McKessey, Chief of the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower since February 2011, cautioned employers about dissuading potential whistleblowers from complaining to the SEC....more
On November 15, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission released its Fiscal Year 2012 Annual Report on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program (the “Report”), the first full-year report issued since the enactment of...more
Originally published in The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation - September 12, 2012.
Under the Gutfreund standard, a legal or compliance professional can be held responsible as a supervisor if he has the...more
In Fillpoint, LLC, v. Maas, Case No. G045057, 2012 Cal. App. LEXIS 914 (Cal. App. Aug. 24, 2012), the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth District recently refused to enforce a covenant not to compete against the former...more
I expect that a decade ago, whistleblower issues were considered primarily to be the province of employment law attorneys. Then there was Sherron Watkins, Enron and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Suddenly, issues involving...more
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