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 Weisbruch at Goodwin Procter)

The CFPB has begun to investigate class action waivers in credit card agreements… (Shannon Petersen and Lisa Yun at Sheppard Mullin)

Third party risk is still the ethics and compliance ‘Achilles heel’ for multinationals… (Shanti Atkins at NAVEX Global)

Here are some tips for successful recruiting… (Paul Callegari and Emma Thomas at K&L Gates)

New power plants will have to meet new greenhouse gas standards, says the EPA… (Lorene Boudreau, Brendan Collins, and Ronald Varnum at Ballard Spahr)

Have the feds already begun to back down on the Volcker Rule? (Jeffrey Werthan at Katten)

Ladies and gentlemen – start your (H-1B) engines… (Susan Cohen and Miles Roeder at Mintz Levin)

The latest Senate discussion draft on the reforming the tax code contains a number of provisions that could significantly impact the real estate industry… (Christina Novotny, Alexander Szilvas, and Lucas Witters at BakerHostetler)

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