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Emerging Technologies Push the Boundaries of Privacy Law

As technology developers continue to push the envelope on services and applications affecting the daily lives of consumers, the intersection of technology and privacy is becoming increasingly fraught with legal implications for…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Fraud-Tainted Cloning Patent: Scandalous in Theory, a Storm in a Teacup in Reality

You may have heard that the United States Patent Office (USPTO) has recently issued a patent on cloning human stem cells to Korean researcher Hwang Woo-Suk. About a decade ago, Dr. Hwang claimed to have cloned the world’s…more
| Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

The SEC Provides Significant Relief from Registration Requirements for M&A Brokers

On January 31, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an important no-action letter in which the staff of the SEC’s Division of Trading and Markets declared that it would not recommend enforcement action…more
| Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

Top Disclosure and Governance Tips for 2014

The proxy and annual reporting season is upon us and, as with other things, it is best to be prepared. Here are some thoughts for publicly traded companies to carry through the season and help plan for the remainder of the…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

Will Regulation A+ Make the Grade (by Increasing Smaller Company Access to Capital)?

On December 18, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to propose amendments to Regulation A, as mandated by Section 401 of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act). The proposals are intended to…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Proposed Changes in Public Company Auditing Standards

On December 11, 2013, the public comment period will close on two new auditing standards proposed by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) to improve the informational value of the auditor’s report. These…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Arbitrations, Courts, and Confidentiality

Generally speaking, parties can resolve their disputes either in a public court or private arbitration. One significant difference between the two is the confidentiality of the process: only private arbitration can afford…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Privacy

The Future of Exclusive Forum Bylaws

As we previously discussed (Should Your Board Adopt an Exclusive Forum Bylaw?, July 2013), in recent years many public companies have adopted “exclusive forum” bylaws, a trend that received a boost when Chancellor Leo E. Strine…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Business Torts

Anachronism Revealed: FINRA Rules Trump Italian Colors to Give Registered Members Their Day in Court

It is rare these days for a court to deny a motion to compel arbitration. It is especially surprising to find such a decision where the parties are subject to an arbitration agreement. Using the fundamental principle…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking

Against the Tide: The Role of “Commerce” in the Applicability of the FAA

Over the past few years, the buzz in the arbitration world has been the Supreme Court’s expansive view of the preemptive reach of section 2 of the Federal Arbitration Act. Most recently, as anyone who follows trends in this…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Opportunities and Pitfalls of the New Offering Rules

On July 10, 2013, the SEC substantially changed the rules for conducting unregistered offerings in reliance on Rule 506 of Regulation D by: - Lifting the ban on general solicitation and advertising in offerings where all…more
| Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Apple Found Liable of Conspiracy to Fix Prices in E-books Case

On July 10, 2013, Judge Denise Cote in the Southern District of New York handed down an opinion and order finding that Apple had violated Section 1 of the Sherman Act by persuading five leading publishers jointly to abandon…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

Should Your Board Adopt an Exclusive Forum Bylaw?

Exclusive forum charter and bylaw provisions limit certain types of shareholder litigation to the corporation’s jurisdiction of incorporation, and so potentially reduce or eliminate the cost and strategic difficulties of…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

Encryption is Key to Limiting Company Exposure for Data Security Breaches

Companies doing business in California may find themselves targeted for investigation if they fail to encrypt personal information, according to a recent report issued by the California Attorney General’s office…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

FCPA Jurisdiction: The Courts Weigh In

Introduction - The jurisdictional reach of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (‘‘FCPA’’) is famously long. U.S. regulators have claimed that the statute applies to U.S. and foreign corporations; U.S. nationals anywhere in…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade, Securities Law
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