Topic: SEC

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: SEC Enforcement, eDiscovery Trends, Leadership Traits, Big Data

On this day in 1942, Henry Ford patents a plastic automobile. The SEC has promised to get tough on enforcement. This is what it might look like… (Thomas Gorman at Dorsey & Whitney) Nothing happens independently. Everything is tied to something before it… (Josh Beser at JD Supra Perspectives) 5 eDiscovery Trends to Watch in… Read more »

Insider Trading in 2013: It Was The Best of Years, It Was The Worst of Years…

“In 2013, the SEC filed 43 insider trading actions […] and DOJ brought criminal charges involving insider trading against 20 individuals or entities.” (Morrison & Foerster) Last year was another year in aggressive insider trading enforcement, write attorneys at Morrison & Foerster in their comprehensive 2013 Insider Trading Annual Review. Some highlights on the year:… 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: 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 »

The Ultimate Guide to FCPA Activity in 2013

From attorneys at Shearman & Sterling, an impressive 744-page digest of 2013 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases, official communications, and trends: “Last year, we noted that 2012 had been ‘a fairly slow time’ in terms of corporate enforcement actions, with twelve enforcement actions against corporations. 2013 was slower still, with only nine corporate enforcement actions.… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: FCPA Enforcement, Consumer Data, Trade Secrets, ERISA Advisories

Breaking up is hard to do: on this day in 1982, AT&T agrees to break up and divest itself of 22 local telephone operating companies. It’s everything you need to know about FCPA enforcement in 2013. Really – everything… (Shearman & Sterling) Do you collect personally identifiable information on your website? (Kent Schmidt at Dorsey… Read more »

Regulation A+: Quicker and Cheaper Access to Capital for Smaller Companies

“Regulation A+ … promises to provide a meaningful new tool for private issuers wishing to access the capital markets.” (Randal Jones and Richard Raymer of Dorsey & Whitney) What’s better than an “A”? An “A+,” of course… OK, that’s probably not why the Securities and Exchange Commission recently proposed new rules to Regulation A. But… 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: Volcker Rule, Workplace Gossip, Undocumented Workers, Securities Fraud

Happy New Year from JD Supra! Best wishes for a healthy and happy 2014. Cyber risk is the “new normal” – and that means companies will have to beef up their insurance coverage… (Alba Alessandro at Hodgson Russ) No gossip in the workplace? No way, says the NLRB… (Renee Phillips and Gary Siniscalco at Orrick)… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Compensation Committees & Fees, Volcker Rule & Godzilla, Tax Havens & France, Board Chairman & CEO

A different way to “ring” in the new year: 30 years ago today, the AT&T Bell System was broken up by the US government. Should you separate the CEO and Chairman of the Board roles at your company? (Akin Gump) Good news for compensation committee members of NASDAQ companies… (Goodwin Procter) If the Volcker Rule… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Information Governance, Merger Review, Patent Law, Red Tape

Go on, treat yourself to email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Because you deserve it. Was 2013 the year of “Information Governance”? Looks like it… (Judy Selby and James Sherer at BakerHostetler) Turns out the past is never dead for the FTC… (Leslie John, Jason Leckerman, and Marcel Pratt at Ballard Spahr) What… 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: Hacking Responses, California Laws, Delaware Corporations, Greenmail Threats

On this day in 1947, the transistor was first demonstrated at Bell Laboratories. We’ve come a long way… Most of the time, “hacking back” is only going to create more troubles… (Trevor Nagel and Joseph Schenck at White & Case) Ringing in the New Year in the Golden State? You’ll need to know about these… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Social Media, Search Warrants, Cyber Attacks, Year-end Bonuses

No need to wait for the New Year – you can sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief today! Yours, mine, and ours: ownership of business social media accounts still unresolved… (Anelia Delcheva and Aaron Rubin at Morrison & Foerster) You can never be too prepared to respond to a search… Read more »