Topic: Arbitration

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Activist Shareholders, Tax Reform, Ukraine Sanctions, EU Privacy

On this day in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell was granted a patent on the invention he called the “telephone.” Just in time for proxy season: three practical steps you can take to stay ahead of activist shareholders… (Steven Stokdyk and Joel Trotter at Latham & Watkins) The sweeping reforms in Representative Camp’s proposed tax reform… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: CEO Divorces, Reverse Churning, IRS Guidance, Employee Benefits

Naughty? Nice? No matter: we won’t put coal in your stocking. Just the JD Supra Corporate Brief: Should the CEO’s divorce be reported in SEC filings? (Kerry Berchem at Akin Gump) The SEC is crunching a lot of data these days, and one of the things they’re looking for is reverse churning… (Daniel Nathan at… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Integrity Act, Irreparable Harm, Horton Ruling, Money Laundering

“I’m not a saint unless you think a saint is a sinner who keeps on trying.” — Nelson Mandela Ignoring the new requirements of the Integrity Act will come back to bite you… (Noa Baddish, Susan Friedfel, and Fredric Leffler at Proskauer Rose) No (irreparable) harm, no (trademark) foul… (Eric Ball, Sebastian Kaplan, and Jedediah… Read more »

After D.R. Horton v NLRB Ruling Employers Free to Use Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements

“This is an enormous victory for employers because a class action waiver can defeat a class or collective action at the outset.” (Ron Chapman, JD Supra Perspectives) Earlier this month, an appeals court rejected a National Labor Relation Board (NLRB) ruling that employee class action waivers violate federal labor laws. Ron Chapman – the lawyer… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Horton Victory, Tax Loopholes, Front Pay, Bird Deaths

  On this day in 1945, the US Senate votes to approve the country’s participation in the newly-formed United Nations. Horton heard a huge victory over the NLRB yesterday. Here’s Q&A with D.R. Horton’s lead lawyer on what the ruling means for all companies… (Ron Chapman, JD Supra Perspectives) Lawmakers want to close loopholes that… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Dual-Track Process, Conflict Minerals Disclosure, Forced-Placed Insurance, Insider Trading Risk

Need a break from the hustle and bustle of your morning commute? Just pull up the JD Supra Corporate Brief on your tablet, pop in your earbuds, and let the law news take you away… There are two reasons companies should pursue a dual-track mergers and acquisition and initial public offering process… (Cathy Birkeland at… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Crowdfunding Rules, Data Protection, Sleep Studies, Foreign Whistleblowers

It’s Friday, and that means a hearty helping of law news around the JD Supra breakfast table. Dig in! How to run an IPO while pursuing a private confidential auction of your company? Start with this video… (Cathy Birkeland at Latham & Watkins) The new SEC crowdfunding proposal: one small step for regulators, one giant… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Insurance, Mary Jo White, CEO Liabilities, Biosimilar Law

Happy Alaska Day! This is why you need cyber insurance… (BakerHostetler) How has Mary Jo White done in her first six months on the job? (Reed Smith) Yes, the CEO could be held liable for unpaid wages… (Baker Donelson) Sure, the shutdown is over, but the questions about paying furloughed contractors remain… (Morrison & Foerster)… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Tax Transparency, Foreign Official, CEO Fraud, Financial Disaster

It’s Wednesday and the government is still shut down: you’re gonna need more coffee. And the JD Supra Corporate Brief: The G20 want greater tax transparency across the globe – but can their recommendations be put into practice? (Skadden Arps) For the first time in history, an appeals court will consider whether an employee of… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: SEC Enforcement, ADR Clauses, Russian Deals, Swiss Banks

Picture this: on this day in 1884, George Eastman received a US patent on paper-strip photographic film. No violation is too small to attract the attention of the SEC’s Enforcement Division… (Morrison & Foerster) Looks like Wells Fargo will have to face the DOJ’s False Claims Act lawsuit after all… (BuckleySandler) Here’s a good question:… Read more »

“Keep an Open Mind” … and Other Ways to Get Your Deal Done in Russia [with Video]

[Link: Russian Mergers & Acquisitions Market – Challenges and Opportunities – White & Case LLP] From attorneys David Crook and Eric Michailov of White & Case, an insider’s perspective on the challenges and opportunities of investing in Russia, complete with tips on getting your deal done: Stay ahead of political and legislative changes Be attuned… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Trade Secret Theft, Business Continuity Planning, NAFTA Arbitration Claim, Comprehensive Tax Reform

The bad news: it’s still not Friday. The good news: it’s pretty darn close. The law news: This can’t be good: foreign defendants avoid prosecution for theft of trade secrets by fighting the government’s attempts to serve process… (Orrick) Business continuity planning in the financial industry might not be as simple as regulators think… (Dechert)… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: China Trademarks, Offshore Wind, Mandatory Arbitration, Butterfly Effect

It’s Wednesday, and that means an extra cup of coffee for all of us here at the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Care to join us? Good news: the G20 finally agree on something. Too bad it’s about sharing tax records around the world… (BakerHostetler) China just revised its trademark law again… (Sheppard Mullin) It’s time… Read more »

HR in Hollywood, Background Checks, Holiday Parties, and Whistleblowers – It’s What We’re Reading Now

Whoever said “the more things change, the more they stay the same” couldn’t have been talking about employment law. Here’s a roundup of recent commentary and analysis we’re reading now on legal issues in the workplace: Investigations By Human Resources Professionals: The 10 Pitfalls To Avoid HR Life and Law in Hollywood Be Careful With… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Unauthorized IP, Unpaid Interns, Insider Tweeting, Venture Capital

The greatest invention since sliced bread? Email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. And you can sign up right now. Do you know whose IP is in your suppliers’ stream? (White & Case) What’s hot in cybersecurity? This… (Corporate Law Report) You might be surprised to know who’s been sued by former unpaid interns… Read more »