Category: Securities Law

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Exotic Mortgages, Foreign Investors, Unlimited Leave, Green Chemistry

On January 22, 2002, Kmart filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. As it turns out, there’s a lot of value for a company in compliance… (Cindy Knezevich at The Network) The days of exotic mortgage programs may be over… (Shalia Sakona and Robert Siegel at Bilzin Sumberg) Those who do fail to learn from history… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Insurance, Financial Employers, Bitcoin Payments, Net Neutrality

Be the first on your block to get email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Sign up here. Yes, you need insurance for data breaches – because it’s not of a question of “if,” but “when”… (Roberta Anderson at K&L Gates) Pay disputes, whistleblower programs, and other hot topics for employers in the financial… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Legalized Marijuana, Polar Vortex, Data Breaches, Qualified Mortgage

“One who breaks an unjust law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.” – The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Legalized pot can be an HR nightmare… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber-Attack Technology, Anti-Corruption Landscape, D&O Safety Net, Health Care Enforcement

115 years ago today, the Pemberton Medicine Company – now known as the Coca-Cola Company – was incorporated. Drink up! Are your risk factor disclosures and forward looking statements adequate for today’s cyber-attack technology? (Tracy Crum and Alice Hsu at Akin Gump) In recent years there has been dramatic change to the global anti-corruption landscape… (Shanti… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: China Antitrust, EPA Updates, Ethics Lessons, Japanese Mushrooms

Sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. It’s as easy as click, type, send… Here’s an excellent overview of antitrust and competition law enforcement in China last year… (Simon Baxter, Frederic Depoortere, David Foster, and Sharis Pozen at Skadden Arps) Three ways the EPA is celebrating the New Year… (Corporate Law… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: SEC Enforcement, eDiscovery Trends, Leadership Traits, Big Data

On this day in 1942, Henry Ford patents a plastic automobile. The SEC has promised to get tough on enforcement. This is what it might look like… (Thomas Gorman at Dorsey & Whitney) Nothing happens independently. Everything is tied to something before it… (Josh Beser at JD Supra Perspectives) 5 eDiscovery Trends to Watch in… Read more »

Insider Trading in 2013: It Was The Best of Years, It Was The Worst of Years…

“In 2013, the SEC filed 43 insider trading actions […] and DOJ brought criminal charges involving insider trading against 20 individuals or entities.” (Morrison & Foerster) Last year was another year in aggressive insider trading enforcement, write attorneys at Morrison & Foerster in their comprehensive 2013 Insider Trading Annual Review. Some highlights on the year:… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Conflict Minerals, Patent Reform, Third-Party Risk, Successful Recruiting

Great moments in corporate history: on this day in 1870, John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil. If you’re rooting for the SEC in the Conflict Minerals Rule dispute, you probably won’t be cheering after this week’s oral arguments… (Frank Murray at Foley & Lardner) Expect a busy year in patent reform… (Jennifer Albert and April… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Software Transfers, Financial Settlements, Insider Trading, Transfer Pricing

We’ve come a long way, baby: on this day in 2007, Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduces the first iPhone. Are your software transfers compliant with U.S. economic sanctions? (Jeffrey Richardson at Miller Canfield) Should the power of federal regulators and prosecutors to impose financial settlements for white collar crimes be limited? (Lawrence Bader at Morvillo… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: FCPA Enforcement, Consumer Data, Trade Secrets, ERISA Advisories

Breaking up is hard to do: on this day in 1982, AT&T agrees to break up and divest itself of 22 local telephone operating companies. It’s everything you need to know about FCPA enforcement in 2013. Really – everything… (Shearman & Sterling) Do you collect personally identifiable information on your website? (Kent Schmidt at Dorsey… Read more »

Regulation A+: Quicker and Cheaper Access to Capital for Smaller Companies

“Regulation A+ … promises to provide a meaningful new tool for private issuers wishing to access the capital markets.” (Randal Jones and Richard Raymer of Dorsey & Whitney) What’s better than an “A”? An “A+,” of course… OK, that’s probably not why the Securities and Exchange Commission recently proposed new rules to Regulation A. But… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: SEC Enforcement, Boardroom Confidentiality, Social Media, Patent Trolls

Email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief? Why, yes, thank you, I’ll take two! Where do I sign up? The future of SEC enforcement begins with its recent past… (Thomas Gorman at Dorsey & Whitney) The only calendar of retirement and health and welfare plan deadlines you’ll need… (King & Spalding) How can corporate… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: HR Priorities, Patent Law, Bank Regulations, Proxy Statements

On this day in 1977, Apple Computers was incorporated. Protecting employee and customer data should be an HR priority in 2014… (Megan Anderson at Gray Plant Mooty) “Old Compound + Known Purpose + Prior Art Concentrations = Obvious“ – the new patent law math? (Jeffrey Gargano at McDermott Will & Emery) Get your bank regulation… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Volcker Rule, Workplace Gossip, Undocumented Workers, Securities Fraud

Happy New Year from JD Supra! Best wishes for a healthy and happy 2014. Cyber risk is the “new normal” – and that means companies will have to beef up their insurance coverage… (Alba Alessandro at Hodgson Russ) No gossip in the workplace? No way, says the NLRB… (Renee Phillips and Gary Siniscalco at Orrick)… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Compensation Committees & Fees, Volcker Rule & Godzilla, Tax Havens & France, Board Chairman & CEO

A different way to “ring” in the new year: 30 years ago today, the AT&T Bell System was broken up by the US government. Should you separate the CEO and Chairman of the Board roles at your company? (Akin Gump) Good news for compensation committee members of NASDAQ companies… (Goodwin Procter) If the Volcker Rule… Read more »