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Areas of Practice
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Number of Attorneys
800+ Attorneys

Alert: SEC Issues New Guidance on Cybersecurity Disclosure and Policies

In February, the SEC announced that it had adopted long-awaited new guidance on cybersecurity disclosure. While the new guidance builds on Corp Fin's 2011 guidance on this topic, it carries more weight because it bears the…more
 /  Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Blog: Court of Appeal addresses “experience of insurance or reinsurance” for the purposes of appointing an arbitrator

In Allianz Insurance PLC & Ors v Tonicstar Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 434, the Court of Appeal decided that, under an arbitration clause requiring the appointed arbitrators to have “not less than ten years’ experience of insurance…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Insurance

Drug Price Transparency Bill Enacted in Oregon

The Governor of Oregon signed into law this week House Bill 4005, the Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act (Act). The Act requires manufacturers to report by March 31st each year information regarding each prescription…more
 /  Health

Blog: BDO Identifies Questions Companies May Need To Address At Annual Meetings Of Shareholders This Season

Just in time to get ready for those annual meetings of shareholders, accounting firm BDO’s Center for Corporate Governance and Financial Reporting has developed a list of topics that companies should be prepared to address at…more
 /  Business Organizations

Blog: SEC Chair Confirms Mandatory Shareholder Arbitration Provisions And Dual-Class Share Structures Not Near-Term Priorities

Last week, at a meeting of the SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee, SEC Chair Jay Clayton delivered an opening statement, part of which addressed two governance topics of recent debate. One of the topics—dual-class share…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Business Organizations

Alert: GDPR: Guidance on Consent Requirements

In December 2017, the Article 29 Working Party released for comment a draft of its guidance on consent under the GDPR. Consent is one of the lawful bases for processing personal data and one of the permitted means by which…more
 /  International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Blog: Safe Harbor Rule Narrowed: Supreme Court Opens Door for Possible Avoidance of Previously Protected Transactions

Over the last twenty years, courts have increasingly insulated transactions from avoidance as fraudulent transfers by invoking the so-called “settlement payment” defense codified in section 546(e) of the Bankruptcy Code. The…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking

Blog: Equilar Reports On Advances In Board Gender Diversity

Happy International Women’s Day! According to the latest Equilar Gender Diversity Index (GDI), based on the current rate of growth, board gender parity for companies in the Russell 3000 is now expected to be achieved by 2048,…more
 /  Business Organizations

Blog: Purdue Unbound: The Road Ahead for Conversions and Shared Services Transactions

Almost a year ago, we wrote what turned out to be 2017’s most read CooleyEd blog post: “Assessing Kaplan-Purdue.” We highlighted the ways in which that deal was more evolutionary than revolutionary, and we forecast its eventual…more
 /  Education

Blog: ISS Highlights Trends In Shareholder Proposals For The 2018 Proxy Season

In this article, ISS provides a snapshot of shareholder proposals thus far in the 2018 proxy season. The most salient point is that over two-thirds of the proposals in the ISS database related to social or environmental issues,…more
 /  Business Organizations

Blog: SEC Approves Amendments To NYSE Manual Largely Eliminating Requirement To Deliver To NYSE Hard Copies Of Proxy Materials

On March 1, the SEC approved the NYSE’s proposal to largely eliminate the requirement to provide hard copies of proxy materials to the NYSE. Prior to approval of the amendment, listed companies were required to provide hard…more
 /  Securities Law

Alert: Bloggers Beware: New York Federal Court Holds In-Line Linking May Be Copyright Infringement

On February 15, 2018, a federal district judge in New York City ruled that in-line linking constitutes prima facie copyright infringement, an alarming decision inconsistent with appeals court precedent in California and other…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Blog: Court of Appeal provides guidance on forseeability in mesothelioma claims

In Bussey v Anglia Heating ([2018] EWCA Civ.243, 22 February 2018), the Court of Appeal looked at asbestos exposure levels sufficient to found liability for causing mesothelioma. Mr Bussey had developed mesothelioma as a result…more
 /  Civil Procedure

EU Publishes Draft Withdrawal Agreement

The European Union Trade Mark (EUTM) is a single trade mark that applies in all 28 Member States of the EU, including the UK. In a referendum in June 2016, the UK voted to leave the EU. When the UK leaves the EU, the EUTM (and…more
 /  Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Blog: Corp Fin Grants Relief Under “Economic Relevance” Exclusion Of Rule 14a-8(I)(5)

You might recall that, in November last year, Corp Fin issued new Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14I, Shareholder Proposals, which, among other things, addressed the “economic relevance” exclusion of Rule 14a-8(i)(5). That rule…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law
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