Topic: Shareholders

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: Cyber Technology, FLSA Lawsuits, Proxy Advisors, LIBOR Litigation

The largest farm worker strike in the history of the United States, known as the Salad Bowl strike, was started on August 23, 1970, by César Chavéz. Exporting cyber technology products and services could become more difficult in both the US and Europe… (Sheppard Mullin) It’s a small(er) world, after all… (BakerHostetler) Cybersecurity is an… 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: FTC Approval, Gray Market, Personal Email, Say-on-Pay Lawsuits

Haven’t signed up yet for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief? What on earth are you waiting for? Why would a buyer want FTC blessing of an acquisition that falls below the HSR reporting threshold? (Perkins Coie) It’s not smoke and mirrors: gray market goods have indeed gotten a little less gray… (Quinn… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Obesity Claims, Stock Options, HIPAA Rules, China Compliance

August 6, 1965: President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law. 48 years later, in Shelby County v. Holder, the US Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional a key section of the Act, the formula used to determine which jurisdictions were required to obtain approval before changing voting laws. Nine insurance groups have… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Protecting Whistleblowers, Advertising Offerings, Reviewing Mergers, Sharing Audits

The new math: (coffee + JD Supra Corporate Brief) / Monday = Ahhh. Enjoy: An appeals court just ruled that Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower protections apply even when there are no shareholders to defraud… (Sherman & Howard) The SEC has revised its rules to allow entrepreneurs and startups to market stock offerings via advertisements and mass communications… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Risk Insurance, UK Bribery Act, 3D Printing Battles, Undercover FBI Operation

No, you’re not dreaming: the new JD Supra Corporate Brief really is here. On the market for cyber risk insurance? This update will help (Sherman & Howard) The UK government is considering changes to the UK bribery act that would decriminalize facilitation payments for small and medium businesses (Pillsbury) A new set of US Iran… Read more »

SEC Permits Corporate Communications Via Twitter, Facebook, Other Social Media

“The SEC’s release confirms that companies are permitted to announce material news through social media, provided investors know when and where to expect it.” (Orrick) The Securities and Exchange Commission has decided to let corporate communications move into the 21st Century.  Backing off from an earlier position that Netflix CEO Reed Hastings violated Regulation FD… Read more »