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Stock Options Compliance

Is Exercising Employee Stock Options Illegal Insider Trading? Maybe

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Amidst the flurry of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) cases involving improper employee stock option backdating several years ago, many commentators opined on the potential insider trading implications of companies'...more

When It Comes To Proxy Statements, The U.S. District Courts May Not Be So Exclusive After All

by Allen Matkins on

A recent ruling by Vice Chancellor Donald F. Parsons, Jr. caused me to ponder why a case involving alleged misstatements in a proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission wasn’t immediately tossed out on...more

Federal Merger Enforcement Increases To Highest Level In Five Years

by Perkins Coie on

Hart-Scott-Rodino Filings Decreased Slightly in 2012, but Percentage of Investigations Leading to Second Requests and Enforcement Actions Increased; FTC Continues to Enforce HSR Act in Connection with Corporate Officers' and...more

When Does Optionee Have A Legally Binding Right To Shares – Vesting Or Exercise?

by Allen Matkins on

Congress enacted Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code in 2004. Given the statute’s complexity, the expense associated with compliance and its iron-fisted results, I’ve been amazed that there hasn’t been a greater clamor...more

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