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by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Mr. Buffett’s decided to sell his massive 10.6 million share stake in General Electric, withdrawing from the company to which he lent roughly $3 billion to help see it through the 2008 financial crisis....more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Here’s the other shoe for that news that all the big banks passed their Fed stress tests the other day: are the “bad old days of enormous leverage and freewheeling deals” and the risk inherent in them back, too?....more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

A collection of corporate heavy hitters are betting big on the blockchain technology behind bitcoin rival Ethereum to build a computing system to track data and financial contracts. The project is seen by some as a way to...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

It may lack some of the flourish of a BBG missive, but you can be sure that plenty of insiders are paying close attention to Mr. Buffet’s annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders....more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

All those traders excited about a burgeoning US economy ahead may want to keep an eye on the commercial real estate market, which is seeing a rise in defaults and delinquencies as pre-crisis 10-year loans come due....more

New Corporate Governance Principles Include Novel Audit Committee Provision

by WilmerHale on

Recently, a group of prominent corporate executives, including Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon, as well as investment managers and institutional investors, issued a set of “Commonsense Principles of Corporate Governance.”...more

A Call to Action: Leading Executives Issue “Commonsense Principles of Corporate Governance”

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Citing the importance of publicly owned companies to the U.S. economy, a group of thirteen leading executives issued a set of principles, on July 21, 2016, outlining their vision for the critical elements of good corporate...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 5.17.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Gannet’s still after Tribune Publishing, and it’s upped its ante after Tribune “resoundingly rejected” early overtures – NYTimes... The Journal walks us through the fall of the Laplanche empire at Lending Club with a...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 5.16.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

We’ve been hearing a lot about Verizon’s bid for Yahoo. But it’s not alone. In fact, it’s bringing some odd folks to the table together. Case in point: Warren Buffet and Quicken Loans’ Dan Gilbert – NYTimes and Bloomberg...more

Trust and Integrity: The Value of a Company’s Reputation

by Michael Volkov on

Warren Buffet, the Oracle of Omaha, understands the importance of corporate culture and adhering to a code of ethics. He has been quoted: Lose money and I will forgive you. Lose even a shred of reputation and I will be...more

What's Driving Record M&A Activity — And Will It Continue?

by Bilzin Sumberg on

Corporate America just can't spend its hoarded piles of cash savings fast enough. Climbing out of the deep hole of the most recent recession, big corporate America is now fast and furiously looking for ways to spend its cash...more

Renewable Energy Update - May 2015

by Allen Matkins on

Renewable Energy Focus: SolarCity says new fund will finance $1 billion in commercial solar: Silicon Valley Business Journal - Apr 22: SolarCity is activating a fund that will finance more than $1 billion in commercial...more

Renewable Energy Update - April 2014

by Allen Matkins on

Renewable Energy Focus: Short staffing at LADWP blamed for slow solar rollout - KPCC - Mar 27: Los Angeles has the largest municipal solar program in the country, but its growth is being limited by backlogs at the Los...more

March Madness: Trade Secrets Claims Block Billion Dollar Bracket

For those of us who revel in this time of year as amateur “bracketologists,” last year’s promise of the billion dollar bracket brought an added lottery-like level of fun to the NCAA basketball tournament. Even though the...more

The Latest from Warren Buffett

It’s always refreshing, and a bit entertaining, to read Warren Buffett’s annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway’s shareholders. His willingness to talk candidly about his and the company’s performance over the past year—both...more

In Case You Missed It - Interesting Items for Corporate Counsel - March 2015

by Stoel Rives LLP on

It's difficult to discern “trends” from reactions to date on proxy access proposals, but here are some data points: Three companies, including two on the NY Comptroller’s 75-company target list have adopted...more

Six Lessons on Building Corporate Culture From Warren Buffett’s Memo To Managers

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For more than half a century, billionaire Warren Buffett has proved he knows a thing or two about how to run a company. Buffett recently released his bi-annual memo to his top managers (he calls them his “All Stars”). ...more

Blog: Will The New Coca-Cola Guidelines Become The “Classic” Model Or Just “New Coke”?

by Cooley LLP on

Coca-Cola’s decision to scale back the use of its equity compensation plan and adopt “equity stewardship guidelines” has certainly received a lot of press – for an equity plan, that is. (See for example, these pieces, in the...more

Disclosing a CEO’s Illness: Privacy vs. Transparency

From time to time, a prominent CEO’s illness makes its way into the news and highlights once again one of disclosure’s trickiest issues. Most recently, Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, disclosed that he has...more

Renewable Energy Update -- June 2014 #2

by Allen Matkins on

Renewable Energy Focus - Warren Buffett plans to double Berkshire Hathaway’s investment in renewable energy: PV Tech - Jun 24: Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. CEO Warren Buffett certainly made his presence felt at the Edison...more

Those Who Hold Themselves Apart Seem To Be Getting All The Attention

by Allen Matkins on

Who knew that abstentions were so newsworthy? Here are three recent news stories involving abstentions at annual meetings...more

In Case You Missed It - Interesting Items for Corporate Counsel (Cumulative) - March 13, 2014

by Stoel Rives LLP on

The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled in Lawson v. FMR LLC that the whistleblower provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act protect employees who work for contractors and subcontractors of public companies and not just employees...more

Non-Compete and Trade Secret Review for February 2013

by Fisher Phillips on

February 2013 was an active month in the world of non-competes and trade secrets, and if we read the tea leaves, it looks like things are only going to get busier. Before I recap some of February's highlights and direct you...more

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