JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Attacks, China Regulations, Virtual Currencies, Religious Accommodation

We know how this turned out… On this day in 1876, both Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray applies for a patent on the telephone. Worried you might be targeted for a cyber attack? Read this. Today… (Roberta Anderson and Katherine Blair at K&L Gates) China’s current regulatory environment continues to present new challenges for the pharmaceutical… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Employee Handbooks, Self-Disclosure, .bike Domains, Twitter Crises

It’s Thursday, the coffee’s hot, and the JD Supra Corporate Brief is here. Ain’t life grand? You could say that the NLRB is working its way through the employee handbook, provision by provision… (Luis Avila and David Khorey at Varnum LLP) Does it pay to turn yourself in for misconduct in the health care industry?… Read more »

Public Companies: Here’s Your 230-Page Field Guide to the 2014 Proxy Season

From the corporate finance team at law firm Morrison & Foerster, a long-read guide to just about everything you need to prepare your company for this year’s proxy season, covering legislative and regulatory developments, say-on-pay, key disclosure considerations, shareholder activism and corporate governance, and much more: [Link: The Proxy Season Field Guide – Fourth Edition]… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Proxy Guidance, Whistleblower Tips, Legalized Marijuana, DOL Investigations

Email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief is the new black. It’s that time of the year again. And this 230-page guide has everything you need for a successful proxy season… (Morrison & Foerster) Employers should consider specialized insurance for responding to the dramatic increase in wage and hour lawsuits… (Kami Quinn and Jason… Read more »

New SDX Protocol Provides a Framework for Investors And Public Companies To Work Together

Friends, shareholders, directors, lend me your ears … Thanks to the Shareholder-Director Exchange, “a working group of leading independent directors and representatives from some of the largest and most influential long-term institutional investors,” public company boards and corporate shareholders now have a framework for working together to achieve their common – and individual – objectives.… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Europe’s Volcker Rule, 2104 Proxy Season, Ohada Commercial Code, Shareholder-Director Communication

On this day in 1937, General Motors recognized the United Auto Workers, ending a sit-down strike that began more than a month earlier. A Volcker Rule for Europe? In the works… (White & Case) Are you ready for the 2014 proxy season? (James Barrall and Steven Stokdyk at Latham & Watkins) Seven tips for complying… Read more »

It’s Getting Harder And Harder To Find A Good Tax Haven These Days. Because FATCA…

Used to be, if you wanted to hide assets from US tax authorities, you’d open a Swiss bank account and be done with it. Not anymore: last year, more than 100 of Switzerland’s banks agreed to disclose all American-held accounts to the IRS last year to avoid accusations of aiding tax evaders (and the hefty… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Iran Sanctions, E-Communications Policies, UK Fracking, Union Elections

Our cure for the Monday morning blues? Two shots of espresso and the JD Supra Corporate Brief… Let’s be clear on this point: Iran is NOT open for business… (Amanda Blunt, Carrie Kroll, and Lindsay Meyer at Venable) More than 80% of business correspondence takes place via email. And that creates a lot of risk… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Annual Meetings, SEC Priorities, Information Governance, Trade Disputes

The beginning of the end: 24 years ago today, the Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party agrees to give up its monopoly on power. Getting ready for year-end SEC filings and the 2014 annual meeting? Read this first… (Megan Gates and Pamela Greene at Mintz Levin) 2014 priorities for the SEC’s investigation arm: fraud,… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cybersecurity Standards, Drone Laws, Employee Handbooks, SEC Trials

Stop looking for something to read every morning: get the JD Supra Corporate Brief delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up here. The US Senate is moving quickly to address the need for federal data security and breach notification standards… (Francine Friedman and Alice Hsu at Akin Gump) Drones are a normal part of life… Read more »

Do Business in Europe? 5 Developments to Follow in 2014

From JD Supra authors, five regulatory changes that could have an important impact on your European activities this year: 1. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP):  United States and European Union Negotiators Hold 3rd Round of TTIP Negotiations – Scott Lincicome and Justin Miller of White & Case The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: The… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Attacks, Human Trafficking, H-1B Visas, Mortgage Insurers

On this day in 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt launched his ill-fated plan to add more justices to the US Supreme Court. Are we as prepared for cyber attacks as we need to be? It doesn’t look like it… (Travis Wall at Barger & Wolen) Here’s what companies can do to ensure that their operations… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Retail Cybersecurity, Striking Workers, Snow Days, Transfer Pricing

On February 4, 1801, John Marshall is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States. Could Bitcoin make retail cybersecurity obsolete? (Henry Dinger, Grant Fondo, and William Stern; JD Supra Perspectives) Employers, you need to read these Affordable Care Act updates… (JD Supra Contributors) There’s a lot at stake for the NLRB in its… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Export Control, Clean Air, Global M&A, IT Contracts

On February 3, 1917, the Sixteenth Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified, giving the federal government the right to collect an income tax… How’d You Get That Job? Jared Cohen, General Counsel and VP of Operations at Kickstarter, tells his story… (Jared Cohen, JD Supra Perspectives) Ignorance of the (export control law) is no… Read more »