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Responding To Books And Records Demands In An Increasingly Digital World - 3 Key Tips
Stockholder "books and records" requests have become increasingly prevalent in the past decade. These requests can be a used as tools by activist investors to gather information
United States
9 Aug 2019
California Codifies Gender Diversity Requirements For Public Company Boards
California is the first state to codify boardroom gender diversity requirements. On September 30, 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 826, which requires publicly traded
United States
10 Oct 2018
Buy-Side Directors Face Risk In Conflict Deals
The M&A community understands that corporate directors deciding to sell a company face significant risk of stockholder litigation and enhanced judicial scrutiny.
United States
8 Oct 2018
Common Misconceptions Regarding Preferred Stock Create Risk Of Costly Mistakes
Preferred stock is commonly used for venture capital and private equity investments.
United States
3 Aug 2018
Preferred Stock Redemption Obligations: Not as Mandatory As You Might Think
Many investors treat the mandatory redemption date for preferred stock as the equivalent of a loan maturity date.
United States
13 Jun 2018
Uncertainty In The Air: Boards Face Shifting Landscape In 2017
Corporate boards have become increasingly well acquainted with uncertainty as activist shareholders, aggressive regulators and shifting investor priorities have brought new levels...
United States
22 Dec 2016
When Must Executives Testify In Corporate Litigation? Wisconsin Judge Provides Insight
When can top executives in large corporations and other organizations avoid testifying in litigation involving the organization?
United States
18 Mar 2016
Seventh Circuit Applies Strong Business Judgment Rule To Reject Assertion Of Demand Futility
In a recent decision in a diversity case, the Seventh Circuit deferred to a state legislature's "strongly pro-management version of the business judgment rule," rejecting a derivative claim filed by shareholders...
United States
15 Mar 2016
Federal Circuit Sanctions PTO's Authority To Institute IPR On A Claim-By-Claim Basis In Synopsis v. Mentor Graphics
In Synopsys, Inc. v. Mentor Graphics Corp., a split panel of the Federal Circuit found "that there is no statutory requirement that the Board's final decision address every claim raised in a petition for inter partes review."
United States
23 Feb 2016
Role Of Talent In Site Selection For Manufacturers
One of the leading challenges facing many manufacturers in the U.S. is the attraction and retention of talent.
United States
3 Dec 2015
Cybersecurity Means Greater Liability For Directors And Officers (Video Content)
An emerging trend sees directors and officers liable and responsible for cybersecurity.
United States
23 Oct 2015
Preparing A Company To Deal With Activist Investors (Video Content)
Shareholder activism has the potential to affect any publicly traded manufacturer's business approach.
United States
29 Jul 2015
Should Your Startup Become A Public Benefit Corporation?
Public benefit corporations are similar to traditional corporations, but they allow for an expanded corporate purpose where the corporation (and its directors) may balance financial and non-financial interests when making decisions.
United States
28 Jul 2015
Making The Most Out Of Your Board Meeting
Many first-time entrepreneurs have never participated in a formal board meeting. After an initial round of financing, regular board meetings become a reality.
United States
26 Jun 2015
Taking Control Of Cybersecurity: A Practical Guide For Officers And Directors
Major cybersecurity attacks of increased sophistication — and calculated to maximize the reputational and financial damage caused to the corporate targets — are now commonplace.
United States
13 Mar 2015
To Pay (Directors) Or Not To Pay – That Is The Question
The question of whether to pay the directors of a tax-exempt organization is hotly contested. Although this practice is legal, there can be drawbacks.
United States
7 Aug 2014
How To Become A Director Of The Year
Manufacturing companies and their boards of directors have responded to new challenges to increase productivity, reduce costs, better manage data, and develop new and better products.
United States
22 Jul 2014
Board Engagement In The Age Of Next Gen Manufacturing
Manufacturing is experiencing a renaissance.
United States
19 Aug 2013
ACA Update: Deadline FOR Providing Exchange Notice Delayed
The U.S. Department of Labor has recently announced that it would delay the March 1, 2013 deadline for the delivery of the employer-provided notice of health insurance exchanges to employees.
United States
11 Feb 2013
Regulatory: Director Liability For Proxy Statement Disclosure - Recent Lawsuits Highlight Directors’ Duty To Properly Inform Shareholders
Shareholders have brought a number of recent lawsuits against companies alleging, among other things, that the proxy statements used to solicit their votes were false or misleading.
United States
15 Aug 2012
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