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McDermott Will & Emery
A revised Department of Justice (DOJ) policy serves to clarify the relationship between establishing individual accountability and qualifying for cooperation credit
Jones Day
This new California law is almost certain to face legal challenges, and its future is uncertain.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Issues related to gender have been front and center in 2018 and have permeated American life. On the red carpet, we saw Natalie Portman pointedly noting "And here are the all-male nominees…"
TMF Group
Many companies will create a special-purpose vehicle (SPV) for a financing transaction when they want to isolate assets from their own credit risk.
Orrick
As part of its effort to close gender-based pay gaps, California will now require companies to increase female representation on boards of directors.
Mayer Brown
In September, California mandated women directors on corporate boards. In a new paper titled "Mandating Women on Boards: Evidence from the United States,"
Ropes & Gray LLP
Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) and Glass, Lewis & Co. (Glass Lewis) have both released updates to their proxy voting guidelines
BakerHostetler
FLSA Conditional Certification Denied Too
Cooley LLP
On the heels of the release of SLB 14J, Corp Fin has posted a couple of new no-action letters that shed some more light on the "ordinary business" exclusion of Rule 14a-8(i)(7).
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Akin Gump litigation partners Jeffery Dailey and Neal Marder have written the article "The rise in event-driven securities litigation — Why it matters to directors and officers," published by Willis
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
This practice note provides an overview of the law and legal standards governing the imposition of criminal liability on officers, directors, and corporations for the acts of employees.
Morgan Lewis
Updates for the 2019 proxy voting guidelines by Institutional Shareholder Services include guidance on board gender diversity and attendance
Mayer Brown
On November 16, 2018, the American Bar Association's Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities hosted a dialogue with William Hinman, Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC")...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
On October 16, 2018, Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery issued a post-trial opinion in In re PLX Technology Inc. Stockholder Litigation, a dispute arising from the August 2014 merger...
Berman Fink Van Horn P.C.
A derivative claim is a mechanism by which a minority shareholder in a corporation, or a member in a limited liability company, can bring a lawsuit on the company's behalf even if the company's management does not endorse the pursuit of that claim.
Cooley LLP
Yesterday, ISS announced updates to its policies for next year. Like Glass Lewis a month ago, ISS is also—shall we say "unfriendly"— to boards of companies that submit to shareholders a charter or bylaw ratification proposal ...
WilmerHale
Some interesting links we found across the web this week:
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
The 2018 California legislative session was another busy year with numerous employment-related bill signed into law.
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
The SEC warns public companies that lax cybersecurity practices could violate rules governing internal accounting controls, and offer nine scams as cautionary tales.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On August 17, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted amendments to simplify and update disclosure requirements that have become duplicative, overlapping or outdated in light ...
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
The SEC warns public companies that lax cybersecurity practices could violate rules governing internal accounting controls, and offer nine scams as cautionary tales.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
The 2018 California legislative session was another busy year with numerous employment-related bill signed into law.
Cooley LLP
Is board stability always a good thing? A new study from consultant Spencer Stuart showed that, in 2018, 428 new directors were elected to boards of companies in the S&P 500, the most new directors since 2004, ...
Ropes & Gray LLP
Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) and Glass, Lewis & Co. (Glass Lewis) have both released updates to their proxy voting guidelines
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Keeping with this evening's Halloween spirit, members of Board of Directors and Compensation Committees should be aware of an allegation that is currently floating within the ominous fog.
McDermott Will & Emery
The health system's governance committee may benefit from a general-counsel-led briefing on the relevance of the newly released revisions to the "Commonsense Principles" of corporate governance.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On August 17, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted amendments to simplify and update disclosure requirements that have become duplicative, overlapping or outdated in light ...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
On October 16, 2018, Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery issued a post-trial opinion in In re PLX Technology Inc. Stockholder Litigation, a dispute arising from the August 2014 merger...
Mayer Brown
Funds permitted to rely on the no-action relief include both registered investment companies and business development companies.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
This practice note provides an overview of the law and legal standards governing the imposition of criminal liability on officers, directors, and corporations for the acts of employees.
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