Topic: Conflict Minerals

JD Supra Corporate Brief: IPO Communication, Employee Engagement, African Electricity, Inversion Transactions

For some, it’s only Thursday. For others, it’s already Thursday. But for all of you, it’s the JD Supra Corporate Brief, and that makes any day a little bit brighter… Considering an IPO? The JOBS Act now lets you “test the waters” of potential investors without violating SEC communications rules… (Morrison & Foerster) What are… 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: BYOD Policies, Conflict Minerals, Cyber Crime, Class Actions

Go ahead, sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. It is Friday, after all… Unfortunately for employers, there is no boilerplate BYOD policy that will work for all situations… (Michelle Keogh at Snell & Wilmer) What if the key to overturning the SEC conflict minerals rule were the First Amendment? (Frank… 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: Conflict Minerals, Google Glass, 3-D Printing, Pay Gap

Get a head start on your holiday shopping: sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief today! Can’t determine the origin of your conflict minerals? There’s a description for that: “DRC conflict undeterminable”… (Jill Radloff at Leonard, Street and Deinard) How will the rise of Google Glass impact e-discovery? (Michele Lange, JD… 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: DOL Agenda, Ominbus Rule, EEOC Tactics, Conflict Minerals

Live from New York, it’s the Xerox 914 – on September 16, 1959, Xerox introduces the world’s first successful plain-paper photocopier to the world via live television. US Labor Secretary Thomas Perez is making it clear that the DOL will pursue an aggressive, pro-union agenda of labor and employment law reforms under his watch… (Ogletree… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Prohibited Persons, Conflict Minerals, Food Labels, Frequent Flyers

Looking for the latest business law news? Look no further: As many as 50,000 names of “prohibited persons” are included on the US, UK, EU, and UN sanctions lists… (Michael Volkov) The CFTC’s new guidance on how Dodd-Frank Act requirements will apply to cross-border swap activities is the agency’s most complicated undertaking in the past… Read more »

Court Upholds SEC Conflict Minerals Rule – First Reports Due in Less Than A Year

“[The] rule […] will require about 6,000 publicly traded companies to report whether their products contain four so-called conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where warlords use proceeds from the mineral sales to finance murder, rape and torture.” (The National Law Journal) On July 23, 2013, a federal court rejected a challenge… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Corporate Governance, Material Omissions, HSR Notification, Consumer Privacy

July 26, 1947: President Harry Truman signs the National Security Act of 1947, and in doing so creates the CIA, the US Department of Defense, the US Air Force, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the US National Security Council. Have proxy advisory firms become the gatekeepers of corporate governance? (Dechert) A federal court just… Read more »

SEC Clarifies Conflict Mineral Disclosure Rules: What You Need to Know

“Payments made to majority-owned government transportation services to supply people or materials to an extractive job site are considered ancillary or preparatory and not subject to disclosure.” (Holland & Knight) Late last month, the Securities and Exchange Commission published a set of Frequently Asked Questions on the agency’s conflict mineral and resource extraction disclosure requirements.… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Congressional Requests, Independent Directors, Conflict Minerals, Class Actions

In-house lawyers, this brief’s for you… Our latest feature: the JD Supra Corporate Brief – a daily wrap-up of timely law news, compiled with in-house counsel in mind. Read it here on the Corporate Law Report every morning, or get it delivered directly to your email. As always, we’d love to hear what you think.… Read more »

[Video] Corporate Law Report: News to Use… Now

Happy Valentine’s Day, and welcome to the latest edition of the Corporate Law Report. You know what to do: Watch the video overview above and, for any topics that interest you, go deeper with the legal analysis and commentary below>> Latest Need-to-Know… H-1Bs for FY 2014 – Fowler White Boggs P.A. Petitioners File Opening Brief… Read more »

SEC Adopts Final Rules for Reporting Resource Extraction Payments

The Securities and Exchange Commission has adopted a new rule that will require oil, natural gas, and mineral extraction companies to disclose payments made to foreign governments. For your reference, here’s a roundup of legal updates on the topic: SEC Adopts Final Resource Extraction Rules (Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP): “The new rules will require SEC… Read more »

Most Popular Corporate Law Posts – Feb 2012

For your reading pleasure, here’s a roundup of the most-read Corporate Law posts over the past month: human trafficking, HIPAA compliance, FATCA regulations, fracking, conflict minerals and more.  1. California Transparency in Supply Chains Act Takes Effect January 1, 2012 “The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 goes into effect on January 1,… Read more »