Topic: Board of Directors

JD Supra Corporate Brief: FATCA Update, Whistleblower Dilemna, European Data, Foreign Banks

Great moments in IP history: on this day in 1794, Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin. What to make of news that Sonos will ‘forward-publish’ patents? Depends on whom you ask… (JD Supra Contributors) This should be the last substantial change to FATCA before it goes into effect… (Skadden Arps) The… Read more »

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: Dodd-Frank, Myanmar Exports, M&A Brokers, LinkedIn Announcements

On this day in 1803, the United States Supreme Court established the doctrine of judicial review when it ruled in Mabury v. Madison that Section 13 of the Judiciary Act of 1789 was unconstitutional. What do bank boards of directors need to know about Dodd-Frank? These five things… (Paul Reynolds at Dinsmore & Shohl) US… 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 »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cybersecurity Checklist, Tax Reform, Iran Sanctions, Confidential Documents

Cold, colder, coldest? Fight the Arctic chill with a hot cup of coffee, a wool sweater, and the JD Supra Corporate Brief: Here’s a Top Ten cybersecurity checklist for boards of directors… (Ed Batts at DLA Piper) Canada is about to implement the harshest anti-spam law in the G-8 – and you need to know… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Energy Regulation, FCA Enforcers, Activist Investors, Government Surveillance

Happy birthday, Department of Homeland Security! An appeals court just confirmed that Daniel Rochow is entitled to a $3.8 million payment stemming from the denial of his ERISA benefits… (Robert Shaw and Mark Thomas at Williams Mullen) EPA regulation, Tier 3 & 4 standards, carbon capture, and other top energy and environmental regulatory issues to… 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: 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: 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 »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Information Governance, Merger Review, Patent Law, Red Tape

Go on, treat yourself to email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Because you deserve it. Was 2013 the year of “Information Governance”? Looks like it… (Judy Selby and James Sherer at BakerHostetler) Turns out the past is never dead for the FTC… (Leslie John, Jason Leckerman, and Marcel Pratt at Ballard Spahr) What… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Hacking Responses, California Laws, Delaware Corporations, Greenmail Threats

On this day in 1947, the transistor was first demonstrated at Bell Laboratories. We’ve come a long way… Most of the time, “hacking back” is only going to create more troubles… (Trevor Nagel and Joseph Schenck at White & Case) Ringing in the New Year in the Golden State? You’ll need to know about these… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cybersecurity & Corporate Boards, OSHA & Dirty Laundry, IP & Wearable Computers, Corruption & Agency Cooperation

Always nice, never naughty: the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Cybersecurity has become one of the hottest topics in the corporate boardroom… (Akin Gump) Get ready to read about your company’s dirty workplace illness and injury laundry online… (Joe Liburt, Michelle O’Meara, and Tracy Scheidtmann at Orrick) Is wearable computing the next intellectual property battleground? (Quinn… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Golden Cybersecurity Rules, California Whistleblower Protections, CyptoLocker Ransom Threats, EU Merger Review

Start your week off on the right foot: large coffee, cherry Danish, and the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Five golden rules for avoiding cybersecurity coal in your SEC comment letter stocking in 2014… (Adam Veness at Mintz Levin) Happy New Year, California whistleblowers… (Keith Goodwin and Laura Reathaford at Proskauer) How to protect your brand… 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 »