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Latham & Watkins LLP

Bill To Impose Gender Quotas in Boardrooms Reflects Larger Trend

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California Senate Bill 826 has passed the California Legislature and is headed to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown, who will have until the end of September to approve or veto it. If enacted, SB 826 will require all companies,...more

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Corporate & Financial Weekly Digest, Featuring Articles on Tick Size Pilot Program, FinTech Innovations, Senior Managers and...

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BROKER-DEALER - SEC Releases Statement on Expiration of Tick Size Pilot - On September 10, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced the early expiration of its Tick Size Pilot Program. Under the program, the...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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Even while we’ve spent that past few weeks looking back at the origins of the 2008 financial crisis a decade later, market watchers are keeping an eye on the roots of the next one that “might already be taking hold.”...more

Thomas Fox

The Evolving Ethics and Compliance Marketplace

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This week I am running a special five-part podcasts, which considers the evolving landscape around risk, compliance and ethics. In this podcast series, I will visit with Paul Johns, Chief Marketing Officer, and Rebecca Turco,...more

Stoel Rives LLP

In Case You Missed It - Interesting Items for Corporate Counsel - September 2018

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Much has been written about what on earth Elon Musk was thinking when he tweeted last month: “Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured.” The tweet led to a 9% spike in Tesla’s stock price and to a...more

Thomas Fox

Scooby Doo and Curiosity in Compliance

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I thought about the need for curiosity for a Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) in the context of a 2016 New York Times (NYT) piece which profiled Soledad O’Brien, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Starfish Media Group, a...more

Stoel Rives LLP

In Case You Missed It - Interesting Items for Corporate Counsel - May 2018

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Pay equity advocates were undoubtedly disappointed that inaugural disclosure of the ratio of CEO pay to median employee pay fizzled. See, for example, here. CEO pay has, of course, been publicly disclosed forever; only the...more

Morris James LLP

Corporate Governance: Bankruptcy Petition Filing Authorization

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Corporate governance battles spill into bankruptcy courts and at times serve as the genesis for bankruptcy petition filings. For example, recently the Fifth Circuit in In re Franchise Services of North America Inc. addressed...more

Opportune LLP

2018 SEC Comment Letter Trends & Disclosure Best Practices

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As we wind down the third quarter of 2018 and turn our attention toward year-end disclosures, it is helpful to review U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) comment letter trends to improve financial statement...more

Bennett Jones LLP

Litigating Securities Fraud in the Climate-Change Era

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Climate change disclosure is receiving greater attention from Canadian public companies and their investors. As various legal claims begin to shape the world of climate change litigation, both in and outside of Canada,...more

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Public Company Corporate Governance Features in the Energy Sector

Following up on groundbreaking studies last year examining corporate governance structures in the tech sector, Orrick today released a new report detailing the corporate governance approaches of the leading public companies...more

Allen Matkins

Test Your Knowledge Of California Corporate Law!

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Over the years, I've made mental notes of some obscure California corporate law questions. Can you identify the following types of corporations corporations?...more

White and Williams LLP

The Viability of Dually Direct and Derivative Claims Is Under Fire in Delaware Corporate Litigation

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The business and affairs of a Delaware corporation are managed by its board of directors. The board’s managerial oversight includes deciding whether to pursue a claim belonging to the corporation. A stockholder may demand...more

Latham & Watkins LLP

The Latham FPI Guide: Accessing the US Capital Markets From Outside the United States

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Fabry-Pérot Interferometer, SA is a highly successful non-US company known to the world as FPI. FPI is considering doing a debt or equity offering in the United States. What are the key legal issues it, and its underwriters...more

Cooley LLP

Blog: Would a shift to semiannual reporting really affect short-termism?

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You remember, of course, that last month, the president, on his way out of town for the weekend, tossed out to reporters the idea of eliminating quarterly reporting. The president said that, in his discussions with leaders of...more

Latham & Watkins LLP

UK Serious Fraud Office Director Outlines Priorities in Keynote Speech

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New director Lisa Osofsky confirms her focus on cross-border and corporate cooperation. On 3 September 2018, in her first speech, after only one week as head of the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Lisa Osofsky laid out her...more

Broadcat

How to implement the DOJ's Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs

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“This is interesting, but what am I supposed to do with, like, a million questions?” - you, after reading the DOJ’s Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs. Don’t worry. That’s what everyone is thinking....more

Littler

Future of Work Agenda Includes Controversial Workplace Proposals

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Last week, flanked by lawmakers at a Capitol Hill press conference, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka highlighted a report laying out an ambitious workforce policy agenda. ...more

Thomas Fox

Wuthering Heights Week: Part III, Heathcliff and Obsession

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Interestingly, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has been talking about the effectiveness of your compliance program since at least 2015. This was shown by the release in 2017 of its Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs...more

Thomas Fox

Wuthering Heights Week: Part II, Catherine and Tragedy

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How does your organization support its ethics and corporate values required to support an integrity program? This is more than creating institutional justice and institutional fairness....more

Allen Matkins

Why California's Gender Quota Bill Is More Likely To Be Unconstitutional Than California's Pseudo-Foreign Corporation Statute

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In the waning hours of the current session, the California legislature passed a bill that will impose gender quotas on publicly held domestic or foreign corporations whose principal executive offices, according to the...more

Latham & Watkins LLP

Boardroom Perspectives: Gender Diversity in Boardrooms Gains Momentum

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Taking steps to address board composition for the long term. The movement toward greater diversity in the boardroom continues to gain momentum as market and legal forces drive boards to increase their gender and ethnic...more

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Mandatory Female Representation on Public Company Boards – An Important California Corporate Governance Development

The California Legislature has approved and sent to the Governor for signature a bill ("SB 826") requiring companies incorporated in California and foreign corporations (such as Delaware corporations) headquartered in...more

Thomas Fox

Wuthering Heights Week Part I: Integrity Agenda Framework

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This year is the 200thanniversary of the birth of Wuthering Heights’ author, Emily Brontë. While her sister Charlotte received more acclaim as an author, I found Wuthering Heights to appeal much more greatly to my dark side. ...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Private Equity and Venture Capital Pre-IPO Investments are now used by the Hong Kong Stock Exchange to Validate Pre-Revenue/Profit...

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On April 30, 2018, the new listing regime published by The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Exchange”) for companies from emerging and innovative sectors took effect. The new listing regime makes it possible for...more

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