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
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

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

Trump Administration Plan for Financial Regulation Includes Reducing Regulatory Compliance Activities for Bank Boards

The U.S. Department of the Treasury yesterday issued its first in a series of reports to President Donald J. Trump examining the United States’ financial regulatory system. Appendix B to the report includes 16 pages of detailed…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

U.S. House of Representatives Pass Bill That Would Dismantle Many Aspects of Dodd-Frank

On June 8, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Financial CHOICE Act, a bill designed to replace many of the financial regulations imposed by Dodd-Frank. Among other things, the Financial CHOICE Act would…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

Separate Shareholder Vote to Approve Insider Transaction Found Coercive Under Corwin

Sciabacucchi v. Liberty Broadband Corporation (Del. Ch. 2017) involved Charter Communications, Inc.’s (“Charter” or the “Company”) acquisition of Bright House Networks, LLC (“Bright House”) and the merger with Time Warner Cable…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

Early Revenue Recognition Adopters Provide Some Guidance on MD&A Disclosures

I recently wrote a blog on considerations for MD&A disclosures on adoption of the new revenue recognition standard. After learning a few Form 10-Qs had been filed by early adopters, I took a look to see if they lined up with my…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

PCAOB Approves Expanded Auditor’s Report to Require Communication of Critical Audit Matters

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board adopted a new auditor reporting standard that will require more information about the audit. The new standard is subject to SEC approval…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

The First MD&A Following Adoption of the New Revenue Recognition Standard

The SEC has made clear its expectations regarding MD&A disclosure for periods prior to the adoption of the new revenue recognition standard. What has received less attention is the content of MD&A after the new revenue…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

CFTC Revises Record Keeping Requirements

The CFTC has issued final amendments to Regulation 1.31 which sets forth the form and manner in which all regulatory records must be kept by records entities. “Records entities” are persons required to keep records pursuant to…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

CFTC Revises Whistleblower Rule to Enhance Anti-Retaliation Protection

The CFTC has adopted final amendments to its whistleblower rules that will, among other things, strengthen the CFTC’s anti-retaliation protections for whistleblowers and enhance the process for reviewing whistleblower claims…more
 /  Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Shareholder Dismisses Case with Prejudice that Sought to Block Amendment to Intel Stock Plan

As we noted here, a shareholder of Intel sought a preliminary and permanent injunction and any other appropriate relief with respect to a stockholder vote to approve the amendment and restatement of Intel’s 2006 equity incentive…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

FASB Clarifies Accounting for Modifications of Equity Awards

The Financial Accounting Standards Board has issued an Accounting Standards Update (ASU 2017-09; Topic 718) to clarify the accounting for modifications to outstanding share-based payment awards such as stock options and…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

SEC Commissioner Wonders if SAFEs are Safe for Crowdfunding

In remarks at the Annual SEC/NASAA Conference, SEC Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar focused on the suitability and adequacy of disclosure of a security known as a “SAFE” that has been used in crowdfunding transactions. SAFE is an…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law
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