Topic: Securities Law

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Attacks, Business Crime, Patent Trolls, India Investments

Taxation without representation: on November 1, 1765, the British Parliament enacts the Stamp Tax on the colonies to help pay the costs of keeping British soldiers in North America. Are millennials as hard to manage as conventional wisdom may claim? (John Baum at Hirschfeld Kraemer) The SEC plans to be more “aggressive and creative” in… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cuban Wins, Rabobank Pays, FDIC Warns, Australia Repeals

This day in legal history: on October 31, 2002, a federal grand jury indicts former Enron CFO Andrew Fastow on 78 counts of wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy, and obstruction of justice related to the company’s collapse. Scary! Fake Graveyards, Insulting Tombstones, & A Lawsuit Over Free Speech Violations… (Is That Legal?) It took the… 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: FATCA Regime, Securities Dealers, EU Data, Vicarious Liability

Keep your eye on the markets today: both 1929’s Black Thursday and 2008’s Bloody Friday happened on October 24. You’ve got just enough time to read the JD Supra Corporate Brief before the opening bell … The FATCA tax regime will introduce US tax withholding risk into financial transactions that have almost no nexus to… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Do Not Track, TCPA Class Action, Slack Fill Law, Comprehensive Tax Reform

Forty years ago today, US President Richard Nixon agrees to turn over the Watergate tapes. As far as we know, he didn’t tell anyone he was going to erase more than 18 minutes of conversations before doing so… Hamlet as a 21st century CEO: “To track … or not to track. That is the question…”… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Social Media Disclosure, Federal Shutdown Costs, Shanghai Free-Trade Zone, Ireland Whistleblower Protections

Sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief, and you’ll never go looking for law news again… Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn provide a 24/7 outlet for corporate disclosure… (Akin Gump) Contractors may be entitled to recover costs arising from the federal shutdown, but they’ve got to act quickly… (Morrison & Foerster)… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Insurance, Mary Jo White, CEO Liabilities, Biosimilar Law

Happy Alaska Day! This is why you need cyber insurance… (BakerHostetler) How has Mary Jo White done in her first six months on the job? (Reed Smith) Yes, the CEO could be held liable for unpaid wages… (Baker Donelson) Sure, the shutdown is over, but the questions about paying furloughed contractors remain… (Morrison & Foerster)… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cheaters’ High, Solar Power, Discriminatory Lending, Pipeline Projects

Have you signed up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief yet? It’s as easy as click, type, send. The SEC just issued important clarification for broker-dealers on the “failure to supervise” liability of compliance and legal personnel… (Morrison & Foerster) Cheating gets you high – so what can ethics and compliance officers… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Big Data, EU Sanctions, Asset Managers, Supreme Court

The government is still closed? Now that’s not a very good way to celebrate Friday, is it? How big data and data analytics are revolutionizing the delivery of health care… (Mintz Levin) Is the EU going soft on companies that do business with Iran? (Sheppard Mullin) Feds say asset managers put the country‘s financial system… Read more »

How the SEC’s $14 Million Whistleblower Award Can Buy You Peace of Mind – If You Act Now

Earlier this month, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it had awarded an anonymous whistleblower $14 million for a tip that led authorities to recover a substantial amount of funds. The award is only the third payment made under the agency’s whistleblower bounty award program since its creation three years ago under the Dodd-Frank… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: SEC Demands, Activist Money, Religious Accommodations, Risk Retention

Wait – you haven’t signed up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief? What are you waiting for? Give the SEC an inch, and they’ll want to take a mile… (Orrick) Looking for the latest in class action trends? It’s right here… (Skadden) The PTO’s first decision under the America Invents Act invalidated… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Automakers Strike Back, China Opens Up, Governor Vetoes Bill, NY Continues Moratorium

So far, no good: The government shutdown is one week old today. Hang in there, America! A group of automakers just flattened a patent troll… (Foley & Lardner) How the Shanghai FTZ makes It easier for foreign companies to invest in China… (Corporate Law Report) The feds want government contractors to update their anti-human trafficking… 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: CFIUS Authority, SEC Enforcement, 2014 Proxies, Patent Trolls

Government shutdown or no government shutdown, there’s still a JD Supra Corporate Brief to read: The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States just ordered an Indian company to sell its stake in a US digital security business… (Goodwin Procter) “Costly and complicated” is one way to describe the SEC’s new CEO pay ratio… 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 »