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Imagine if you are having what you think is a private conversation about your plans to terminate an employee and accidentally pocket dial a co-worker of the soon-to-be terminated employee. Even worse, that employee listens to your conversation - for 91 minutes - puts it on speaker phone, and records part of it. Now what?
The SEC has published a concept release seeking comments on the disclosure requirements for audit committees at listed companies. The SEC seeks information on the effectiveness of disclosures about the audit committees' oversight of independent auditors and whether improvements can be made.
In recent interpretive guidance, the SEC staff confirmed that issuers may solicit investor interest in a Regulation A offering using a word-limited tool like Twitter, provided that the communication links to the more complete statements required by Rule 255.
Effective August 1, 2015, Delaware corporation law will prohibit charter or bylaw provisions that shift company litigation expenses to shareholders who bring and lose a claim against the company and its directors and officers.
On July 1, 2015, the SEC proposed rules requiring public companies to recover executives' incentive-based compensation following an accounting restatement to correct a material error. The proposals are controversial, because they require no misconduct by the executive, have a three-year look back and apply to a broad group of officers.
Magistrate Judge Leung considered this question in Stratasys, Inc. v. Microboards Technology, LLC.
Plaintiffs Ecolab USA Inc. and Kleancheck Systems, LLC survived a motion for summary judgment of non-infringement filed by Defendant Diversey, Inc.
The 2015 proxy season has seen a significant increase in proposals seeking to give shareholders the ability to nominate directors of U.S. public companies using the company’s ballot. While voting results for proxy access proposals have been mixed, these proposals generally have received unprecedented levels of shareholder support.
In the wake of headline-making cyber breaches and government investigations over data losses, companies face growing scrutiny and evolving legal and regulatory standards.
The SEC recently released an economic analysis of its pay ratio disclosure rule previously proposed in September 2014. The analysis by the SEC’s Division of Economic and Risk Analysis considers the impact of various methods of calculating the required disclosures, based on including or excluding certain categories of employees.