SEC News Alert: New SEC Reporting Requirements for Issuers Using Conflict Minerals

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On July 21, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-

Frank Act”). Among the highly-publicized financial regulatory reforms, Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act amends Section 13 of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and requires the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to enact rules and regulations

that impose disclosure and, in some instances, auditing requirements on publicly traded companies who use “conflict minerals” in manufacturing their products.

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Published In: Products Liability Updates, Securities Updates, Toxic Torts Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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