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"District Court Dismisses State Parties’ Challenge to SEC Rule 206(4)-5"

On September 30, 2014, Judge Beryl A. Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a challenge to the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Rule 206(4)-5 (Rule) for lack of subject matter...more

Blog: Will The SEC Intercede In The Battle Over Fee-Shifting Bylaws?

by Cooley LLP on

“The first trickle through a leak in the dam” that eventually causes the dam to collapse is how Professor John Coffee characterized the adoption of fee-shifting bylaw or charter provisions by 24 companies since May of this...more

Court Rejects GOP Challenge to Adviser Pay-to-Play Regulations

by Burr & Forman on

On September 30, the D.C. District Court rejected two GOP state committees’ challenge to the SEC’s regulation prohibiting pay-to-play among investment advisors. Bowing to “curious” precedent in which words don’t mean what...more

Insider Trading Gets Political: Trading on Political Intelligence

Some things are better left unsaid. Especially, it seems, when they involve political intelligence shared by a congressional aide with a lobbyist linked to a political intelligence firm serving Wall Street traders....more

Friday Afternoon Smackdown – The SEC v. The House Of Representatives

by Blank Rome LLP on

On Friday, June 20, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed an action against the Committee on Ways and Means of the U.S. House of Representatives and congressional staffer Brian Sutter seeking enforcement of...more

Delaware Legislation Banning Fee-Shifting in Bylaws and Charters

In a swift response to the Delaware Supreme Court’s May 8 opinion holding that fee-shifting bylaws are facially valid (ATP Tour v. Deutscher Tennis Bund), members of the Delaware bar, representing both plaintiffs and...more

Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Could Mean Little for Creditors

by Bloomberg Law on

Aug. 1 (Bloomberg) -- How Detroit is dramatically different from any other municipal bankruptcy is the first topic of discussion on the video with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia and Bloomberg News bankruptcy columnist Bill...more

Ex Parte Communications And SEC Rulemaking

by Allen Matkins on

In this recent post, I discussed a petition submitted by Professor Lucian Bebchuk and nine other academics asking that the Securities and Exchange Commission adopt rules requiring public companies to disclose to shareholders...more

Corporate Spending Post-Citizens United Decision Comes under Attack

by Morgan Lewis on

The Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. —, 130 S.Ct. 876 (2010), lifted long-standing limits on corporate and labor union political spending. Prior to Citizens United, federal...more

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