Topic: Congress

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… Read more »

Congressman Camp Releases Tax Reform Proposal – What You Need To Know

“Camp’s plan proposes to cut the top tax rate for both individuals and corporations to 25 percent and eliminate the alternative minimum tax for both individuals and corporations.” (Duane Morris) If history is any guide, reforming the Tax Code may prove to be, well, too taxing for lawmakers to push through in an election year.… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Tax Reform, Proxy Season, Drug Labels, Internal Investigations

Happy birthday, AT&T! On this day in 1885, the American Telephone and Telegraph Company is incorporated in New York State. Representative Camp says his reform plan will make the tax code simpler and fairer, spur economic growth, and create jobs. What do you say? (Evan Migdail and Bruce Thompson at DLA Piper) Bundling? Unbundling? Why… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: SEC Priorities, Cybersecurity Lawsuits, H-1B Petitions, Knowledgeable Employees

On February 26, 1995, the UK’s oldest investment bank, Barings Bank, collapses when broker Nick Leeson loses $1.4 billion by speculating on the Singapore International Monetary Exchange. When the SEC Speaks, you should listen: highlights from the 2014 SEC Speaks Conference… (Perkins Coie) Will the Cybersecurity Framework open the door to a new wave of… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cybersecurity Standards, Drone Laws, Employee Handbooks, SEC Trials

Stop looking for something to read every morning: get the JD Supra Corporate Brief delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up here. The US Senate is moving quickly to address the need for federal data security and breach notification standards… (Francine Friedman and Alice Hsu at Akin Gump) Drones are a normal part of life… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: State of the Union, Regulating the Insurance Industry, Tilting at Windmills, Reforming Corporate Taxes

And the rest is history: on this day in 1886, Karl Benz patented the first successful gasoline-powered automobile. President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address: the JD Supra reader… (JD Supra Contributors) Here’s a look at the top regulatory issues for the insurance industry in 2014… (Chris Mosley, Hilary Rowen, and Matthew Vuolo; JD… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Copyright Decisions, Leaning In, Security Audits, Iran Sanctions

Winter weather got you down? Consider this: on January 28, 1977 – the first day of a four-day storm – the Great Lakes Blizzard dropped up to 10 ft of snow on portions of upstate New York. It’s likely to be one of the most significant Supreme Court copyright law decisions in nearly 30 years…… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: HR Priorities, Patent Law, Bank Regulations, Proxy Statements

On this day in 1977, Apple Computers was incorporated. Protecting employee and customer data should be an HR priority in 2014… (Megan Anderson at Gray Plant Mooty) “Old Compound + Known Purpose + Prior Art Concentrations = Obvious“ – the new patent law math? (Jeffrey Gargano at McDermott Will & Emery) Get your bank regulation… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Whistleblower Protection, India Antitrust, Office Parties, REIT Conversions

On this day in 1999, the United Nations established November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. To remain relevant, the Office of the Whistleblower will need to continue to raise awareness of its mission… (Randy Stephens at NAVEX Global) What do multinationals need to know about India’s Competition Act?… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Attorney-Client Privilege, Brazil Corruption Law, Patent Troll Bill, JP Morgan Settlement

Dateline, November 22, 1963: President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Avoid embarrassment! Impress your friends! Know the difference between warranty and indemnity! (Richard Hsu at Shearman & Sterling) Who owns attorney-client privilege after a merger? (Herbert Kozlov and Edward Prokop at Reed Smith) Brazil’s new anti-corruption law goes into effect soon –… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: CFIUS Authority, SEC Enforcement, 2014 Proxies, Patent Trolls

Government shutdown or no government shutdown, there’s still a JD Supra Corporate Brief to read: The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States just ordered an Indian company to sell its stake in a US digital security business… (Goodwin Procter) “Costly and complicated” is one way to describe the SEC’s new CEO pay ratio… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Trade Secrets in China, Wire Fraud at Locust, Insurance Issues in Congress, Three Quarters of a Billion (Dollars)

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The most important law news? Why, it’s the JD Supra Corporate Brief, of course: “Feelings, nothing more than feelings…” The new anthem for private equity firms? (Greentarget) Taiwanese executives from HTC were arrested for selling trade secrets to China. Here’s why it matters to US companies…… 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 »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Patent Trolls, Powdered Milk, FATCA Registration, George Clooney

Go on, pour yourself a nice tall mug of law news for the ride into work. You’ll be glad you did… Could it be that some patent trolls play an important role in the country’s economic growth? (Burns & Levinson) Canada is cracking down on corruption. Time to clean up your act, eh? (Morrison &… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: False Advertising, Dodd-Frank, I-9 Investigations, Cyber Insurance

On this day in 1974, President Richard Milhous Nixon became the only US president to resign from office. Compliance with federal nutrition labeling laws doesn’t always shield a company from false advertising claims – just ask Coke… (Loeb & Loeb) What’s on the horizon for the Qualified Residential Mortgage? We should know soon… (Dechert) As… Read more »