Topic: Shareholders

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Activist Shareholders, Tax Reform, Ukraine Sanctions, EU Privacy

On this day in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell was granted a patent on the invention he called the “telephone.” Just in time for proxy season: three practical steps you can take to stay ahead of activist shareholders… (Steven Stokdyk and Joel Trotter at Latham & Watkins) The sweeping reforms in Representative Camp’s proposed tax reform… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Attacks, Patent Eligibility, Proxy Voting, Dodd-Frank

You’ve got mail! Or rather, you WOULD have mail if you signed up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief… Is your IT security keeping up with increasingly complex and sophisticated cyber attacks? (Bertrand Liard and Agathe Malphettes at White & Case) Wonder if your subject matter is patent eligible? Check the new… Read more »

Public Companies: Here’s Your 230-Page Field Guide to the 2014 Proxy Season

From the corporate finance team at law firm Morrison & Foerster, a long-read guide to just about everything you need to prepare your company for this year’s proxy season, covering legislative and regulatory developments, say-on-pay, key disclosure considerations, shareholder activism and corporate governance, and much more: [Link: The Proxy Season Field Guide – Fourth Edition]… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Proxy Guidance, Whistleblower Tips, Legalized Marijuana, DOL Investigations

Email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief is the new black. It’s that time of the year again. And this 230-page guide has everything you need for a successful proxy season… (Morrison & Foerster) Employers should consider specialized insurance for responding to the dramatic increase in wage and hour lawsuits… (Kami Quinn and Jason… Read more »

New SDX Protocol Provides a Framework for Investors And Public Companies To Work Together

Friends, shareholders, directors, lend me your ears … Thanks to the Shareholder-Director Exchange, “a working group of leading independent directors and representatives from some of the largest and most influential long-term institutional investors,” public company boards and corporate shareholders now have a framework for working together to achieve their common – and individual – objectives.… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Europe’s Volcker Rule, 2104 Proxy Season, Ohada Commercial Code, Shareholder-Director Communication

On this day in 1937, General Motors recognized the United Auto Workers, ending a sit-down strike that began more than a month earlier. A Volcker Rule for Europe? In the works… (White & Case) Are you ready for the 2014 proxy season? (James Barrall and Steven Stokdyk at Latham & Watkins) Seven tips for complying… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Copyright Decisions, Leaning In, Security Audits, Iran Sanctions

Winter weather got you down? Consider this: on January 28, 1977 – the first day of a four-day storm – the Great Lakes Blizzard dropped up to 10 ft of snow on portions of upstate New York. It’s likely to be one of the most significant Supreme Court copyright law decisions in nearly 30 years…… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber-Attack Technology, Anti-Corruption Landscape, D&O Safety Net, Health Care Enforcement

115 years ago today, the Pemberton Medicine Company – now known as the Coca-Cola Company – was incorporated. Drink up! Are your risk factor disclosures and forward looking statements adequate for today’s cyber-attack technology? (Tracy Crum and Alice Hsu at Akin Gump) In recent years there has been dramatic change to the global anti-corruption landscape… (Shanti… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Shareholder Activism, Bribery Blacklists, Fracking Regulation, Compliance Trends

On this day in 1980, President Jimmy Carter authorizes legislation bailing out the Chrysler Corporation to the tune of $1.5 billion. Shareholder activism is on the rise – and here’s how to deal with it… (Akin Gump) China’s health care regulator will begin compiling “bribery blacklists” of corrupt companies and individuals… (Katherine Wang at Ropes… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: HR Priorities, Patent Law, Bank Regulations, Proxy Statements

On this day in 1977, Apple Computers was incorporated. Protecting employee and customer data should be an HR priority in 2014… (Megan Anderson at Gray Plant Mooty) “Old Compound + Known Purpose + Prior Art Concentrations = Obvious“ – the new patent law math? (Jeffrey Gargano at McDermott Will & Emery) Get your bank regulation… 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: 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: Caution on Boards, Fracking in Europe, EEOC in Court, Energy in California

Let the JD Supra Corporate Brief turn your Monday into “Funday:” In the face of market volatility and economic pressures, who can blame boards of directors for being cautious? (Cadwalader) The future of fracking in Europe is uncertain… (BakerHostetler) The shutdown is over – now what? (Mintz Levin) The gig is up for investment advisers… Read more »

“Keep an Open Mind” … and Other Ways to Get Your Deal Done in Russia [with Video]

[Link: Russian Mergers & Acquisitions Market – Challenges and Opportunities – White & Case LLP] From attorneys David Crook and Eric Michailov of White & Case, an insider’s perspective on the challenges and opportunities of investing in Russia, complete with tips on getting your deal done: Stay ahead of political and legislative changes Be attuned… Read more »