JD Supra Corporate Brief: M&A Jargon, Conflict Minerals, European Technology, Trade Secrets

On the day in 1946, Winston Churchill coined the phrase “Iron Curtain” in a speech delivered at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.

The M&A Word of the Day? PIPE (Martin Saywell at Latham & Watkins)

Is the SEC’s Conflict Minerals rule just the beginning of “conflict sourcing” laws? (Chesley Blevins, Arcie Jordan, and Doug Paisley at Jackson Walker)

What’s new in the European technology landscape? (Kit Burden at DLA Piper)

No, PATSIA’s not a new virus but the latest effort from lawmakers to create a law that will allow business owners to use federal courts for trade secret theft… (T. Wayne Harman, Scott Lindlaw, and William Molinski at Orrick)

Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower protections apply to employees of private contractors that work for public companies, says the Supreme Court… (Skadden Arps)

Here’s a look at the final Fed rules for foreign banks in the US… (Joseph Lynyak and Rodney Peck at Pillsbury)

What you need to know about Congressman Camp’s tax reform proposal… (JD Supra Contributors)

It’s true that nothing in information security is really new, but the same old security policy thinking will bring about the same old security breach results… (The Network)

Yes, a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. But what’s it worth to a regulator? (Charles Sartain at Gray Reed & McGraw)

Three tips for recordkeeping and retention practices to limit employer liabilities in the event of an investigation, claim, or lawsuit… (Melissa Zinkil at Akerman)

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[Featured Author] Carrie Hill Allen at Akin Gump

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