Stinson Leonard Street - Dodd-Frank and the Jobs Act

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Firm Profile: Stinson Leonard Street
150 South Fifth Street
Suite 2300
Minneapolis, MN 55402, United States
Contact: Steve Quinlivan, Communications and Public Relations Manager
Phone: 612.335.7076
Fax: 612.335.1657
Areas of Practice
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities Law
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Other U.S. Locations
  • D.C.
  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota

Treasury’s Recommendations for the Volcker Rule

The U.S. Department of the Treasury previously issued its first in a series of reports to President Donald J. Trump examining the United States’ financial regulatory system. The report included detailed recommendations regarding…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

SEC Commissioner Supports Mandatory Shareholder Arbitration

Reuters is reporting that SEC Commissioner Michael Piwowar urged IPO companies to request relief from the SEC to include mandatory arbitration provisions for shareholder disputes. Commissioner Piwowar apparently made the comment…more
 /  Administrative Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

New SEC Chair Announces Guiding Principles

In remarks before the Economic Club of New York, new SEC Chairman Jay Clayton discussed eight guiding principles: Principle #1: The SEC’s mission is our touchstone. Investors and capital markets will suffer if the SEC strays…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

CPA Can’t be a Whistleblower for Non-Public Entities

Reyher v. Grant Thornton, LLP analyzed whether an employee of a CPA firm is protected by the anti-retaliation provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act for lodging complaints with an employer about suspected illegal activity regarding…more
 /  Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law, Taxation

SEC Issues Additional Guidance on Voluntary Confidential Submissions for All Issuers

As previously reported here, on June 29, 2017, the Division of Corporation Finance announced that it would accept draft registration statements from all issuers for nonpublic review. The Division’s initial announcement noted…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

NYSE Proposes to Revise Notifications Prior to Dividend Announcements

The NYSE has filed a proposed rule with the SEC which will require listed companies to provide notice to the Exchange at least 10 minutes before making any public announcement with respect to a dividend or stock distribution in…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

SEC Confirms Sales of NFL Fan Memberships Fall Outside of Securities Act

In a no-action letter issued earlier this week, the Staff of the Division of Corporation Finance granted relief to LA Fan Club, “a fan club for loyal fans of the Rams football team,” to offer fan memberships for sale and resale…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

SEC Permits All Companies to File Confidential Registration Statements

The SEC announced that beginning on July 10, 2017 it will accept voluntary draft registration statement submissions from all issuers for nonpublic review. The SEC believes this will facilitate capital formation…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

Director Equity Grants and Vote Buying Subject to Entire Fairness Review

In Williams v. Ji et al, the Delaware Court of Chancery examined an alleged scheme in which the Directors of Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. granted themselves options and warrants for the stock of five subsidiaries over which the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

A Working Capital True Up is not an End Run on a Liability Bar

In Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. N.V. v. Westinghouse Electric Co. LLC, the Delaware Supreme Court examined the interaction between a working capital true up and alleged breaches of financial statement representations and warranties…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

Supreme Court to Determine Scope of Whistleblower Protection

A percolating issue with respect to the SEC’s whistleblower regulations is whether the anti-retaliation protections apply only when suspected misconduct is reported to the SEC, or whether the protections also apply when the…more
 /  Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Revenue Recognition Representations for M&A and Underwriting Agreements

Some have suggested that the FASB’s new revenue recognition standard will result in particularized representations in M&A, underwriting and loan documents. It’s easy to argue it’s not necessary and is covered by the standard…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

Delaware Supreme Court Scolds Special Committee Member that Joins Law Firm

The Delaware Supreme Court upheld the Chancery Court decision in Chester County Retirement Systems v. Collins et al. In so doing, it noted one troubling aspect of the record as follows: The plaintiff’s complaint pointed out…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

Faulty New Computer System Results in SEC Bringing MD&A Related Charges

The SEC recently brought charges against the CEO and CFO of UTi Worldwide Inc. in a settled enforcement proceeding. The Company was engaged in multinational freight forwarding and logistics operations. In connection with its…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law, Transportation

SEC Charges Chief Compliance Officer with AML Violations

The SEC announced that John David Telfer, the former chief compliance officer and anti-money laundering (AML) officer of a registered broker-dealer, agreed to a securities industry bar to settle charges in a pending…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law
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