Topic: Energy

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 »

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: Non-competition Agreements, Workplace Retaliation, E-Verify Misuse, Stolen Kisses

It’s true: you can’t always get what you want. Unless of course what you want is the JD Supra Corporate Brief delivered to your inbox every weekday morning. Sign up here. Enforcement of non-competition agreements is like dating – here’s how… (Renee Inomata at Burns & Levinson) According to Forbes, 2014 is the year of… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Iran Sanctions, E-Communications Policies, UK Fracking, Union Elections

Our cure for the Monday morning blues? Two shots of espresso and the JD Supra Corporate Brief… Let’s be clear on this point: Iran is NOT open for business… (Amanda Blunt, Carrie Kroll, and Lindsay Meyer at Venable) More than 80% of business correspondence takes place via email. And that creates a lot of risk… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Shareholder Activism, Bribery Blacklists, Fracking Regulation, Compliance Trends

On this day in 1980, President Jimmy Carter authorizes legislation bailing out the Chrysler Corporation to the tune of $1.5 billion. Shareholder activism is on the rise – and here’s how to deal with it… (Akin Gump) China’s health care regulator will begin compiling “bribery blacklists” of corrupt companies and individuals… (Katherine Wang at Ropes… 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: Social Media Dangers, Online Injury Records, Italian Google Tax, Anti-Raiding Agreements

Start your day the JD Supra way: large coffee, cherry Danish, and the morning’s law news delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up here. What did Home Depot do when a “dumb, stupid, and offensive” tweet was sent out from its account? (James Ryan at Cullen and Dykman) Three unsettled TCPA issues that could potentially… 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 »

Lawsuits, Drilling Bans, and Other Issues Shaping the Future of Fracking in the US

“Lawmakers are heavily divided when it comes to the regulation of hydraulic fracturing. Currently, there are twelve bills in Congress that address the regulation of oil and natural gas operations.” (Peter Whitfield at BakerHostetler) Although the hydraulic fracturing process has been around since the late 1940s, it’s only been in the last 15 years or… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Caution on Boards, Fracking in Europe, EEOC in Court, Energy in California

Let the JD Supra Corporate Brief turn your Monday into “Funday:” In the face of market volatility and economic pressures, who can blame boards of directors for being cautious? (Cadwalader) The future of fracking in Europe is uncertain… (BakerHostetler) The shutdown is over – now what? (Mintz Levin) The gig is up for investment advisers… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: SEC Reporting, Social Media, Non-Poaching Arrangements, Fired Whistleblowers

Day Three of the government shutdown, and no end in sight. Hang in there, America… Buying or selling? It doesn’t matter – the SEC historical financial statement reporting requirements apply either way… (Skadden Arps) It’s everything you need to know about social media and securities laws. Really… (Morrison & Foerster) Colorado energy companies must act… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Government Shutdown, Cyber Insurance, Drilling Permits, Pay Ratio

Monday morning blues? Here’s a cure: two parts coffee, one part cherry Danish, and a hearty dash of JD Supra Corporate Brief: A federal shutdown would create distinct challenges for government operations… (Skadden Arps) Is it time to update the patent examination system? (MBHB) If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again – but… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: M&A Activity, Iran Sanctions, Wellness Program, Libor Scandal

Wouldn’t the world be a better place if we all just slowed down a bit, smiled a little more, worried less, and spent the morning reading the JD Supra Corporate Brief? Will M&A pick up during the second half of the year? (Morrison & Foerster) “You’re gonna need more credible evidence if you want to… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Accounting Fraud, Stolen Secrets, Activist Investors, EPA Limits

Why did the chicken cross the road? To read the JD Supra Corporate Brief, of course. And to get one of those cronuts everyone keeps talking about around the coop… How companies can prepare for the SEC’s renewed focus on accounting fraud… (Skadden Arps) A cautionary tale for every employer that lets workers access both… Read more »

Proposed OSHA Rule On Silica Exposure Could Have Significant Impact On Fracking Industry

“’Exposure to silica can be deadly, and limiting that exposure is essential,’ said Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health. ‘Every year, exposed workers not only lose their ability to work, but also to breathe. This proposal is expected to prevent thousands of deaths from silicosis—an incurable and progressive disease—as… Read more »