Topic: SEC

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cybersecurity & Corporate Boards, OSHA & Dirty Laundry, IP & Wearable Computers, Corruption & Agency Cooperation

Always nice, never naughty: the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Cybersecurity has become one of the hottest topics in the corporate boardroom… (Akin Gump) Get ready to read about your company’s dirty workplace illness and injury laundry online… (Joe Liburt, Michelle O’Meara, and Tracy Scheidtmann at Orrick) Is wearable computing the next intellectual property battleground? (Quinn… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Golden Cybersecurity Rules, California Whistleblower Protections, CyptoLocker Ransom Threats, EU Merger Review

Start your week off on the right foot: large coffee, cherry Danish, and the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Five golden rules for avoiding cybersecurity coal in your SEC comment letter stocking in 2014… (Adam Veness at Mintz Levin) Happy New Year, California whistleblowers… (Keith Goodwin and Laura Reathaford at Proskauer) How to protect your brand… Read more »

Feds Approve Volcker Rule, Bringing in New Era of Financial Regulation

“Federal regulators voted on Tuesday to approve a rule that strikes at the heart of Wall Street risk-taking, a moment that punctuates three years of internal squabbling and bank lobbying over an effort to reshape the financial landscape.” (Ben Protess and Peter Eavis, New York Times) Earlier today, the five federal agencies responsible for writing… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Trade Secrets, Employee Hours, Iran Sanctions, Snowden Revelations

Yes, it’s Monday. Good thing there’s law news (and coffee!): There are seven different bills related to trade secrets currently pending before Congress… (Daniel Corbett and Gabriel Ramsey at Orrick) Here are 2.75 million reasons why you need to be very very careful when rounding employee hours… (Michael Cardman at XpertHR) 2013 has been an… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: International Class Actions, 2014 Proxy Season, Fraud-on-the-Market, Student Loan Servicers

On this day in 1955, the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merged to form the labor union that once represented nearly all unionized workers in the United States. Class actions are riding the globalization wave… (Quinn Emanuel) What’s ISS thinking about for next year’s proxy season? (Kenneth Alberstadt at Akerman)… 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 »

Recap: What Anti-Corruption Authorities Want In-House Lawyers and Compliance Officers to Know About Enforcement

Did you miss the 30th International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act earlier this month? Not to worry: attorneys at Akin Gump have distilled some of the key discussions into a series of helpful updates on anti-corruption and bribery compliance. Highlights: •  Expect more settled administrative procedure cases: “[Kara Brockmeyer, Chief of the SEC’s… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Stopping 23andMe Sales, Buying Privacy Liabilities, Changing Proxy Policies, Approving REIT Conversions

On November 27, 1924, the very first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade was held. As it should be… Happy Holidays! The FDA is routinely criticized in cases where regulation is perceived to stymy innovation. Shutting down 23andMe isn’t one of them… (Andrew Ittleman and Kelly Lightfoot, JD Supra Perspectives) Every mobile app that glitters is not… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Fair Use, In-House Whistleblowers, Mortgage Lenders, Tick Sizes

Great Moments in Internet history: on November 21, 1969, the first permanent ARPANET link is established between UCLA and the Stanford Research Institute (SRI). Your lease might be more important to the success of your business than you think… (Jeff Moerdler at Mintz Levin) Influential court of appeals says in-house lawyers shouldn’t use privileged information… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: EU Trade Secrets, Social Media Firings, Common Whistleblower Complaints, Chief Compliance Officers

For the record, Tuesday is in fact Newsday here at JD Supra… Enjoy! The EU just took a significant step closer to uniform protection of trade secrets… (Orrick) Turns out that sometimes it’s OK to fire employees based on their social media activity… (Stephen Asay at Pillsbury) Good news for proponents of California’s cap-and-trade auction…… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: DOL Investigations, Risk Management, EU-China Treaty, Food Labels

Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse! Say what you want about the FCPA, but don’t call it anti-business… (Randy Stephens at NAVEX Global) “Uh, yeah, there’s a man here who says he’s from the Department of Labor… What do I do?” (Eric Su at Ogletree Deakins) Now more than ever, banks must adopt risk management processes that… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Dumping Claims, Free Trade, Ethics Rules, Data Privacy

Looking for law news? You’re in luck: A change in the way the US Commerce Dept reviews dumping claims could be costly to smaller exporters… (Harry Clark and Clark McFadden at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe) Europe and the US have entered a second round of negotiations over an EU-US free trade agreement… (Aline Doussin and… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Compliance Programs, Patent Glossaries, Paternity Leave, Insider Trading

Happy Birthday, Condi Rice! What’s the one thing missing from your corporate compliance program? (JD Supra Contributors) The problem of patent glossaries: ambiguity and the nature of meaning… (Robert Sachs at Fenwick & West) Stay tuned for more on CNN reporter Josh Levis’ paternity leave lawsuit against his employer – it’s one to watch… (Kathryn… 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: 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 »