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San Francisco, CA 94111-5800, United States
Phone: 415 693 2000
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Areas of Practice
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  • California
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Other Countries
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Number of Attorneys
800+ Attorneys

Blog: Does Inclusion Of Executive Compensation Metrics Related To Corporate Social Responsibility Lead To Long-Term Value Creation?

In this recent academic study, Social Responsibility Criteria in Executive Compensation: Effectiveness and Implications for Firm Outcomes, the authors examined the impact of the integration of elements of corporate social…more
 /  Business Organizations

Alert: Year-End Reporting for ISOs and ESPPs

This alert serves as a reminder of certain year-end reporting requirements imposed under Section 6039 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, with respect to incentive stock option exercises and transfers of stock…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Blog: High Court rules on the application of suspensive warranty provisions in insurance contracts

In Bluebon Limited (in liquidation) v (1) Ageas (UK) Limited (formerly Fortis Insurance Limited) (2) Aviva Insurance Limited (3) Towergate Underwriting Group Limited [2017] EWHC 3301 (Comm), Mr Justice Bryan held that an…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Insurance

Blog: Are graphics really good?

Is it just me? Am I the only one that finds having to decipher a load of graphics in a proxy statement to be somewhat daunting on occasion? Inclusion of graphics in lieu of copious text has been almost de rigueur in proxy…more
 /  Securities Law

Blog: A Christmas Gift From The SEC Staff: Guidance On Disclosure Of The Accounting Effect Of The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act

On December 22, 2017, the staffs of the Office of Chief Accountant and Corp Fin issued guidance regarding disclosure of the accounting impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, just signed into law on December 22. As discussed in…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Securities Law, Taxation

Alert: FAA Expands Drone No-Fly Zones

The FAA has issued a notice announcing that it is expanding the list of areas special permission is required to fly unmanned aerial vehicles (or drones) to cover seven sites operated by the federal Department of Energy,…more
 /  Transportation

Alert: Analysis of the Final Tax Reform Bill

On December 15, 2017, the Conference Committee released the final legislative text of HR 1, entitled "An Act to provide for reconciliation pursuant to titles II and V of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Taxation

SEC Nominees Off “Hold” And Awaiting Senate Confirmation

As has been widely reported, there are currently two nominees to fill the two empty slots at the SEC—from the Democratic side, Robert Jackson, a professor at Columbia Law School, and from the Republican side, Hester Peirce, a…more
 /  Securities Law

Alert: Delaware Supreme Court Reverses Dell’s Merger Appraisal Price Bump

On December 14, 2017, the Delaware Supreme Court reversed and remanded the Court of Chancery's appraisal of the fair value of Dell Inc. The trial court's 2016 ruling, which found that a $25 billion management-led buyout…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Mergers & Acquisitions

Alert: California’s Statewide “Ban the Box” Law Goes Into Effect January 1

Effective January 1, 2018, California joins a number of other states and major cities in prohibiting private employers from making pre-offer inquiries regarding an applicant's criminal history (so-called "ban the box" laws)…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Blog: High Court rules on reimbursement of defence costs under ICAEW Minimum Terms

In Michael Jonathan Christopher Oldham v QBE Insurance (Europe) Limited [2017] EWHC 3045 (Comm) Mr Justice Popplewell held that under a policy governed by the ICAEW Minimum Terms (the minimum professional liability coverage…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Insurance

Blog: OIG Releases December Work Plan Items; Focus on Opioid Prescribing Continues

As we announced earlier this year, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) is updating its Work Plan monthly rather than its previous twice-yearly publications. The December updates include 6 new Work Plan items: 1. Status…more
 /  Health

Blog: FDA Releases Digital Health Guidance to Spur Innovation

On December 7th, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the release of a much-anticipated suite of guidance documents that loosen the regulatory requirements for digital health technologies. By clarifying what is –…more
 /  Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Blog: Assessing Impact Of Major Tax Law Change, If Enacted, On Financial Statements On A Timely Basis Would Present Huge Challenge

The potential passage of the new tax bill is giving some finance departments conniptions, according to Bloomberg BNA, and they’re hoping that the SEC will address the problem. The SEC? Yes. While companies are happy to see the…more
 /  Securities Law, Taxation

Alert: US Appeals Court Strikes Ban on Registering ‘Immoral’ or ‘Scandalous’ Trademarks

In a much-anticipated and yet unsurprising outcome, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on December 15 struck the law barring registration of "immoral" or "scandalous" trademarks as unconstitutional in violation of…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology
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