Topic: FINRA

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: 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: Exotic Mortgages, Foreign Investors, Unlimited Leave, Green Chemistry

On January 22, 2002, Kmart filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. As it turns out, there’s a lot of value for a company in compliance… (Cindy Knezevich at The Network) The days of exotic mortgage programs may be over… (Shalia Sakona and Robert Siegel at Bilzin Sumberg) Those who do fail to learn from history… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: China Antitrust, EPA Updates, Ethics Lessons, Japanese Mushrooms

Sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. It’s as easy as click, type, send… Here’s an excellent overview of antitrust and competition law enforcement in China last year… (Simon Baxter, Frederic Depoortere, David Foster, and Sharis Pozen at Skadden Arps) Three ways the EPA is celebrating the New Year… (Corporate Law… 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: 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: Child Labor, Whistleblower Protections, Swiss Banks, FATCA Compliance

Turns out that when he wasn’t developing the general theory of relativity, Albert Einstein also invented … a refrigerator. Here’s the patent to prove it, granted November 11, 1930. Complying with child and forced labor laws around the world is more than good business sense – it’s also the right thing to do… (Cheryl Behymer… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Crowdfunding Portals, FCPA Charges, President Obama, TCPA Filings

150 years ago today, the International Red Cross was formed in Geneva. Happy birthday! Running a crowdfunding portal isn’t for the faint of heart… (Brian Korn at Pepper Hamilton) Diebold just agreed to pay the SEC and the DOJ $48 million to settle criminal charges of violating the FCPA… (Max Chester, Pamela Johnston, and David… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Leased Photocopiers, Zero Tolerance, Big Data, Elder Abuse

Plan to sneak out of the office a little early today? Better read the JD Supra Corporate Brief right now then: What’s a leased photocopier going for under the new HIPAA regime? About the same as a lost laptop… (Polsinelli) The SEC’s “Zero Tolerance” policy is paying off… (BakerHostetler) According to a recent survey, companies… 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 »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Bribery Act, Dodd-Frank, FMLA Abuse, Penny Stocks

Expecting a busy week? Get your daily fix of business law news delivered straight to your inbox and you’ll have one less thing to worry about… Sign up here>> There’s a first time for everything: the Serious Fraud Office just charged three individuals with violating the UK Bribery Act… (Pillsbury) Has Dodd-Frank been worth it?… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: China Detentions, HIPAA Policies, Compounding Pharmacies, Club Deals

Sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief, and you’ll never go hungry for reading material again! The key lesson for multinationals from China’s arrest and detention of four GSK employees? Update your anti-corruption programs… (K&L Gates) Worried that the Supreme Court’s ruling against “pay to delay” agreements in Actavis could expose… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Apple Taxes, Trademark Scams, Email Systems, Renewable Fuels

Of course we think you should still subscribe to a hard copy of the newspaper. How else are you going to protect your tablet if it rains? Want to be like Apple and save big money on taxes? Hire a tax attorney! (Moskowitz) This is a trademark renewal scam. Don’t fall for it (Burns &… Read more »