Topic: Securities Law

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Accounting Fraud, Stolen Secrets, Activist Investors, EPA Limits

Why did the chicken cross the road? To read the JD Supra Corporate Brief, of course. And to get one of those cronuts everyone keeps talking about around the coop… How companies can prepare for the SEC’s renewed focus on accounting fraud… (Skadden Arps) A cautionary tale for every employer that lets workers access both… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: IP Police, Tobacco Advertising, Pay Ratio, Lehman Brothers

Looking for a great way to kick off the weekend? Add a little milk and sugar to your morning coffee. And read the JD Supra Corporate Brief: London calling: the UK’s new Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit launched on September 13… (DLA Piper) Advertise ‘em if you sell ‘em… (Pillsbury) Is it just us, or… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Sleeping Employees, First Amendment, Automated Trading, Religious Accommodation

Isn’t it time you signed up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief? Can an employer fire a worker who falls asleep on the job? The answer might surprise you… (Duane Morris) California’s “Do Not Track” law goes into effect in two weeks. Are you ready? (Proskauer) The Telephone Consumer Protection Act does… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Trade Secrets in China, Wire Fraud at Locust, Insurance Issues in Congress, Three Quarters of a Billion (Dollars)

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The most important law news? Why, it’s the JD Supra Corporate Brief, of course: “Feelings, nothing more than feelings…” The new anthem for private equity firms? (Greentarget) Taiwanese executives from HTC were arrested for selling trade secrets to China. Here’s why it matters to US companies…… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Performance Evaluations, Mount TCPA, FCPA Investigation, Price Effect

How to save time in the morning? Our suggestions: programmable coffeemaker, all-weather dog door, email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Performance evaluations can be helpful to both employee and employer – if they’re done right… (Spilman) It ain’t over ‘til the loan officers sign… (Ballard Spahr) It’s everything you need to know about… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Mandatory Vaccinations, Retaliation Claims, Religious Beliefs, Cybersecurity Framework

Happy birthday, California! On this day in 1850, the Golden State is admitted as the 31st US state. Want to impose mandatory vaccinations on your employees this flu season? Tread carefully… (BakerHostetler) Three weeks isn’t a lot of time to prepare for the new HIPAA rules. But it’s all you’ve got… (Spilman Thomas & Battle)… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Trade Secret Theft, Securities Fraud, Hijacked Domains, Credit Card Surcharges

Sure it’s a short week. But there’s still a lot of law news to read: Victims of cyber attacks: the ITC can help… (Quinn Emanuel) “The good news: you won’t be prosecuted for securities fraud that took place outside the US. The bad news? We’ve determined you were in the US…” (Morvillo Abramowitz) The Department… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: China Antitrust, Government Overreaching, Wellness Programs, TCPA Rules

We thought he’d never stop talking… On this day in 1957, Senator Strom Thurmond ended the 24 hour and 18 minute filibuster he began a day earlier in opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1957. The bill passed shortly after, and was signed into law on September 9 by President Eisenhower. As it turns… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Can Openers, Anti-Competitive Agreements, Free Trade, Leased Photocopiers

On August 16, 2010, China officially surpassed Japan as the world’s second-biggest economy, just three decades after Deng Xiaoping opened the country to foreign investment, private competition, and the “socialist market economy.” This is why you don’t want to challenge a patent attorney to an argument… (Fenwick & West) 2015 will be here before you… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Secured Creditors, Trade Secrets, Employer Mandate, Compulsory Dissolution

Happy birthday, Justice Breyer! “Freedom’s just another word for not printin’ out the code” – employee’s fate changed the moment he pressed “print” to get a hard copy of the stolen trade secrets… (Orrick) Maybe the one-year delay of the ACA Employer Mandate isn’t such a good thing after all for companies… (BakerHostetler) Picture this:… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Sun Capital, Foreign Investment, China Copyrights, Effective Compliance

It’s Friday, and the weekend’s not far behind. Sounds like a good reason to celebrate, with the JD Supra Corporate Brief! An appeals court just found that PE fund Sun Capital was engaged in a “trade or business” in a ruling that could have drastic implications for the private equity industry… (JD Supra Contributors) Lawmakers… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Prohibited Persons, Conflict Minerals, Food Labels, Frequent Flyers

Looking for the latest business law news? Look no further: As many as 50,000 names of “prohibited persons” are included on the US, UK, EU, and UN sanctions lists… (Michael Volkov) The CFTC’s new guidance on how Dodd-Frank Act requirements will apply to cross-border swap activities is the agency’s most complicated undertaking in the past… Read more »

Court Upholds SEC Conflict Minerals Rule – First Reports Due in Less Than A Year

“[The] rule […] will require about 6,000 publicly traded companies to report whether their products contain four so-called conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where warlords use proceeds from the mineral sales to finance murder, rape and torture.” (The National Law Journal) On July 23, 2013, a federal court rejected a challenge… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Data Collection, Background Checks, Two-Step Acquisitions, Securities Fraud

On the go? Get the JD Supra Corporate Brief delivered to your inbox, every weekday morning. Sign up here. New guidance from the Digital Advertising Alliance sets forth specific requirements for the collection and use of data from mobile devices… (Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati) Financial institutions that use criminal background checks to screen job… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Proxy Litigation, Data Collection, Confidentiality Clause, Mobile Payments

On this day in 1701, the trading post at Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit was founded. Nearly 312 years later to the day, the city it became – Detroit, Michigan – filed the country’s largest municipal bankruptcy… What’s new in say-on-pay trends and proxy litigation? Quite a bit, actually… (Skadden) Protect your company’s information from a… Read more »