Topic: Insurance

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Risk Insurance, UK Bribery Act, 3D Printing Battles, Undercover FBI Operation

No, you’re not dreaming: the new JD Supra Corporate Brief really is here. On the market for cyber risk insurance? This update will help (Sherman & Howard) The UK government is considering changes to the UK bribery act that would decriminalize facilitation payments for small and medium businesses (Pillsbury) A new set of US Iran… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Total’s Bribery, Trade Secrets, IP Rights, Iran Sanctions

You can put away your umbrellas now – it’s June. Happy reading! Who remembers what went on in the 90s? The SEC, apparently… (Brooks Pierce) Want to make sure your trade secrets are protected? You’ll have to take the first step… (Venable) It is possible to maintain the confidentiality of competitively valuable information during a… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Proxy Voting, Intern Lawsuits, 401(k) Audits, Internal Investigations

Memorial Day: the unofficial start of summer, backyard grilling, lounging at the beach, and more. We hope you had a good holiday. Now get back to work… What’s the going rate for an early look at proxy voting results? (Leonard, Street and Deinard) Former Hearst interns cannot be certified into a class action, but don’t… Read more »

5 Ways to Prepare for a Cyber Attack

Is your business prepared for a cyber attack? It should be, writes Roberta Anderson of K&L Gates: “As the incidences of cyber attacks escalate, the costs associated with attacks are also increasing. In data breach cases, companies may incur substantial expenses relating to federal and state notification requirements… Companies may also face governmental and regulatory… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Immigration Reform, Insider Trading, Cyber Insurance, Caffeine Fix

Briefcase? Check. Coffee? Check. JD Supra Corporate Brief? Check. Let the commute begin! The draft “Gang of Eight” immigration bill proposes higher limits on foreign workers in exchange for more regulation of employers (but that’s not all…) (Franczek Radelet) Should insider traders be punished for their actions, or for the profits they made through the… Read more »

What Companies Should Do Now in Response to President Obama’s Cybersecurity Order [VIDEO]

[Link: How to Respond to President Obama’s Cybersecurity Executive Order] “Cybersecurity” is now front-and-center, thanks to Barack Obama’s executive order on the matter; but the president’s framework will take months to implement. In the meantime, what can business leaders do today to respond to the call for a framework to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure… Read more »

Latest Iran Sanctions: Need-to-Know from JD Supra

The net of international sanctions on Iran and entities that do business with the Iranian regime continues to tighten. For your reference, here’s a roundup of latest commentary and analysis on sanctions imposed by the United States and Europe: U.S. Activity New Iran Sanctions Enacted (BakerHostetler): “The [latest] law, which comes just shy of five… Read more »

Does Your Business Insurance Cover Losses from Hurricane Sandy?

“Superstorm Sandy has caused immense damage to the East Coast, with losses estimated in the tens of billions. Those affected face significant challenges as they begin the process of recovering from severe flood and wind damage, utility outages, impaired access, disrupted supply and customer chains, and extended business interruption.” (Pillsbury) For businesses beginning the long… Read more »

IRS Defines “Full-Time” Employees for Health Care Benefits

Earlier this month, the Internal Revenue Service issued important guidance for employers on the rules for identifying “full-time” employees for the purposes of the Affordable Care Act. It’s an important clarification, write employment attorneys Josh Bobrin and Edward Leeds (Ballard Spahr), because: “Effective January 1, 2014, employers with 50 or more full-time equivalent employees are… Read more »

California Law Update: Toxic Products, Iran Investments, Non-Competes, Teacher Layoffs, More

Allen Matkins’ Eileen Nottoli on why businesses that sell consumer products in California need to be aware of – and act on – the state’s new Safer Consumer Product regulations. [Link: New Consumer Product Regulations: Manufacturers, Importers and Retailers Need to Prepare] For your reference, a JD Supra roundup of commentary on a range of… Read more »

Sanctions Update: U.S. Turns Up Pressure on Iran, Syria

Earlier this month, President Obama signed into law the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012. From law firm Skadden Arps: “The Act is the U.S. government’s latest response to Iran’s illegal nuclear program and the situation in Syria, and it reflects an intensified effort to counter perceived efforts by non-U.S. companies… Read more »

New FDA User Fee Law Includes Biosimilar & Generic Drug Approval Pathways

On July 9, 2012, President Obama signed the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) into law. The new legislation extends through 2017 the FDA’s program of charging user fees on drug applications – used to pay the agency’s employee salaries – in exchange for a quicker and more transparent product review process.… Read more »

Most Popular Corporate Law Posts – June 2012

What’s on your mind? ICANN’s generic top-level domain names, HIPAA compliance and violations, the SCOTUS RadLAX ruling, the EU Cookie Directive, that’s what (and more!). For your reference, the most-read Corporate Law Report posts in June, 2012: 1. HIPAA Compliance: 6 Audit Questions (and Answers) for Covered Entities “Late last year, members of the Senate… Read more »

Health Insurance Exchanges after the Obamacare Ruling

Last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act means that states will need to act quickly to develop health insurance exchanges as mandated by the law. From law firm McKenna Long: “With the ACA emerging relatively unscathed in the Supreme Court’s ruling, exchange planners have a… Read more »