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Jackson Lewis P.C.

Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Training for Boards – Not Just a Compliance Exercise

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“The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own personal example.” John Wooden- Boards play a pivotal role in establishing an organization that champions, highlights, and capitalizes on diversity, inclusion and...more

White & Case LLP

Key Considerations for the 2022 Annual Reporting and Proxy Season Part I: Form 10-K Considerations

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This is Part I of a two-part series outlining key considerations from White & Case's Public Company Advisory Group for US public companies during the 2022 annual reporting and proxy season. Part I of this memo describes...more

Mitratech Holdings, Inc

Why DEI Has to Be an HR Focus for 2022

If diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) aren’t at the top of your Human Resources priorities for 2022, you may be setting yourself up for any number of unwanted difficulties both this year and beyond. According to...more

Wiley Rein LLP

Inclusive Trade at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR): A Conversation with Jamila Thompson

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Jamila Thompson, Senior Advisor to the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), joins Wiley partner Derick Holt to discuss Jamila’s career in international trade, her time in former Representative John Lewis’s office and their work...more

Legal Internet Solutions Inc.

22 in ‘22

I’m not one for “manifesting things into the universe” or vision-boards and such. But writing these goals lists every year seems to help me stay on track and make things happen. And after 57% growth at LISI in 2020 and 62%...more

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

IRS Publishes Final IBOR Transition Regulations

On December 30, 2021, the Treasury Department and IRS issued final regulations to address the taxability of modifications that replace LIBOR or another interbank offered rate (an IBOR) with a qualified rate like SOFR....more

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New York City Council Passes Salary Range Transparency Law

The New York City Council passed a bill which would amend the New York City Human Rights Law and require employers to state the minimum and maximum salary for any position located in New York City. This applies to job...more

Hanzo

How Can We Celebrate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion This Holiday Season?

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In the wake of the ongoing social justice crisis in the United States, Hanzo—like many companies—has been reevaluating its policies and practices around diversity, equity, and inclusion. With the end-of-year holiday season...more

Lowenstein Sandler LLP

An Ounce of Prevention: Preparing for Your Pre-Seed Financing Round

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Benjamin Franklin famously cautioned that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Although Franklin was warning the people of Philadelphia that preventing a fire is better than fighting one, the same admonition...more

Wiley Rein LLP

FCC to Examine Spectrum Sharing Rules for NGSO FSS Systems

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On November 23, 2021, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) issued a Draft Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Order and NPRM) to address the agency’s rules for sharing spectrum among...more

Rivkin Radler LLP

Not Selling Despite Tax Increases? Review the Buy-Sell Agreement Among Owners

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Not Selling Your Business This Year? Beginning shortly before the House Ways and Means Committee released its version of the President’s Build Back Better plan, several posts on this blog have explored the uptick in M&A...more

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Corporate Governance & Executive Compensation Survey 2021 - 19th Annual Survey of the 100 Largest U.S. Public Companies

Today, Shearman & Sterling released its 19th annual Corporate Governance & Executive Compensation Survey, which finds that the boards of directors of the largest 100 U.S. companies have maintained their strong focus on...more

Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA)

[Virtual Event] Louisville Regional Healthcare Compliance Conference - October 29th, 8:25 am - 4:30 pm EDT

Our Virtual Regional Healthcare Compliance Conferences provide updates on the latest news in regulatory requirement, compliance enforcement, and strategies to develop effective compliance programs. Watch, listen, and ask...more

Winstead PC

Court Holds That Promissory Note Did Not Allow Partial Conversion To Equity

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In Hotze v. In Mgmt., LLC, family members sued each other over control of a family business. No. 14-18-00995-CV, 2021 Tex. App. LEXIS 5821 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] July 22, 2021, no pet. history). Three of the brothers...more

K&L Gates LLP

Pennsylvania's New Lobbying Equity Report: Short Legislation Leads to Long List of Questions

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Tucked into an obscure corner of Pennsylvania’s Administrative Code by Act 70 of 2021 is a brief paragraph that is now causing significant confusion for Pennsylvania’s lobbying community. Beginning 7 October 2021 and...more

McGlinchey Stafford

Leading For Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, And Wellness In The Workplace

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America’s population — and therefore, our workforce — has been steadily diversifying for decades. Soon the country will not have a plurality of any particular race, and with members of Generation Z, or those born after 1997,...more

Wiley Rein LLP

New Equity Report Required of Lobbyists & Lobbying Firms in Pennsylvania

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Starting this year, Pennsylvania is requiring all registered lobbyists and lobbying firms to file an Annual Equity Report. The report must disclose: (1) how much equity, as a percentage, the lobbyist/lobbying firm holds or...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

New Pennsylvania Report on Lobbyists and Lobbying Firms Disclosing Ownership Interests Due October 7

As required by Act 70 of 2021, Pennsylvania lobbyists and lobbying firms must file their initial equity reports by October 7, 2021. The reports disclose either the total value or percentage of equity held by a lobbyist or...more

DirectEmployers Association

OFCCP Week In Review: September 2021 #2

The DE OFCCP Week in Review (WIR) is a simple, fast and direct summary of relevant happenings in the OFCCP regulatory environment, authored by experts John C. Fox, Candee Chambers and Jennifer Polcer. In today’s edition, they...more

McGlinchey Stafford

Equity and Codeswitching in the Workplace [More with McGlinchey, Ep. 27]

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It’s been proven that equity in the workplace is an asset for both businesses and their employees because it encourages innovation, creativity, and empathy. Yet the journey through diversity efforts towards equity and...more

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New Definition of Qualified Client Takes Effect, FINRA Speaks on Best Execution, Margin Requirements and Private Placements and...

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For Investment Advisers and Broker-Dealers - Trading Restrictions Impacting Chinese Military Companies Persist but Modified Under New Executive Order. President Biden signed Executive Order 14032 (“E.O.”) on June 3, 2021,...more

Vandeventer Black LLP

[Event] 2021 Labor & Employment Law Review & Update - October 6th, Norfolk, VA

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A program for CEOs, Managers, In-House Counsel, and Human Resource Professionals. The post-pandemic workplace is full of challenges, both old and new, in the HR realm. Our attorneys will be providing a full day of...more

Rumberger | Kirk

A Closer Look at One Fortune 500 Company’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Efforts

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What can companies do to embrace and improve diversity, equity and inclusion in their organizations? In this episode of Legally Qualified, RumbergerKirk employment and labor attorney Linda Bond Edwards talks with Janelle...more

Foley Hoag LLP - Energy and Cleantech Counsel

NESCOE Report Advances Governors’ Demands for Climate Leadership at ISO-NE

The managers of the New England States Committee on Electricity (“NESCOE”) recently released a report (“Report”) to New England’s governors to advance its shared vision for a clean, affordable, and reliable 21st-century...more

Mintz

Hertz Leaves Bankruptcy, Taps Directors for New Board

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With Hertz emerging from a bankruptcy with a positive result for shareholders, we are reminded of the interplay between the equity markets and the bankruptcy alternative....more

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Updates to This Policy

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