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San Francisco, CA 94111-5800, United States
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800+ Attorneys

Blog: High Court Supports SFO Bid To Obtain Documents Claimed As Privileged

In a landmark ruling on 8 May 2017, the High Court ordered that the Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (“ENRC”) should hand over to the SFO documents prepared during an internal investigation, despite the fact that the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law

Blog: Are Lone-Insider Independent Boards Too Much Of A Good Thing?

At more than half of the companies in the S&P 1500, the CEO is the lone board insider, according to this study and the related article in the WSJ. Isn’t that a good thing? Maybe not, say the authors, whose study showed that…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts

Alert: The First Trump Cybersecurity Executive Order

On May 11, 2017, less than four months after his inauguration, President Trump signed a long-anticipated Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure (hereinafter, the "EO")…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Blog: Considerations Regarding The Defensive Health Of Newly Public Companies

As discussed in this December 2016 Cooley Alert, this proxy season, the policies of ISS and Glass Lewis provide that they will recommend voting against the re-election of directors of “newly public” companies that, prior to or…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts

Alert: New Pubcos Should Consider Defensive Health in Light of ISS/GL Recommendations

ISS and Glass Lewis are continuing to apply special scrutiny to certain corporate governance provisions of "newly public" companies (generally, companies that have gone public in 2014 or later). In short, the latest policies…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts

Blog: New Revenue Recognition Standard—Are Companies Overlooking The Disclosures?

The warnings are everywhere—it’s time to get serious about revenue recognition. The new standard is expected to result in significant changes to measuring, recognizing and reporting of revenue—regarded as the key line item in…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Blog: New Revenue Recognition Standard— Don’t Ignore The Impact On Compensation

At the recent Bloomberg BNA Conference on Revenue Recognition, a Deloitte partner observed that, to the extent that, in awarding compensation, companies use metrics that are keyed to revenue, the new revenue recognition…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts

Blog: You’re a Delaware Public Benefit Corporation — Now What?

So you’ve decided to incorporate as (or convert into) a Delaware Public Benefit Corporation (PBC). In your Certificate of Incorporation you have chosen a public benefit, or mission statement. Now what? This article discusses the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts

Blog: So You Want to Be a “B Corp.” — What Does That Mean?

Many of our clients approach us with some variation of “We want to be a B Corp.” What does that mean exactly? The term “B Corp” is often used interchangeably to refer to both benefit corporations and Certified B Corporations,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts

Blog: Delaware Public Benefit Corporation — Is It Right For You? A Five-Part Test

If you’re an entrepreneur considering incorporating as or converting into a Delaware Public Benefit Corporation (PBC), the following five-part test may be helpful in determining whether it is the right choice of entity. …more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts

Blog: What is a Benefit Corporation?

Over the last several years, there has been a dramatic increase in entrepreneurs interested in using business to drive positive social change. While corporations retain substantial flexibility to pursue social and environmental…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts

Alert: E-commerce Sector Inquiry Final Report Heralds Renewed Enforcement by the Commission

The European Commission published the hotly anticipated final report of its two year E-commerce Sector Inquiry on 10 May. As predicted by our client briefing on the Commission’s Preliminary Report, which the Commission published…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Blog: GAO Releases Fintech Report

In April, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), an independent agency that oversees government spending, released a report on fintech to help Congress better understand the industry. The report focused on the…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

Blog: House Passes AHCA; Senate Says “Not So Fast”

Last week, the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by a razor-thin margin of 217-213. No Democrats supported the bill and 20 Republicans voted against it. Recall in March, the House was forced to…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health

Blog: Court Clarifies Jurisdiction To Exempt Bank From Potential Criminal Liability For Making Payments Before NCA Approval Received

What happens when a company’s bank accounts are frozen and, as a result, faces imminent collapse, but the bank opposes a court application to process key transactions on the basis that if the bank is made to do so by the court,…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking
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