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SEC Adopts Rules to Modernize and Simplify Regulation S-K

The Ticker

April 15, 2019

On March 20, the SEC announced that it had adopted final rules to modernize and simplify certain disclosure requirements in Regulation S-K.

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SEC Issues Guidance on Redaction of Exhibits Containing Immaterial, Competitively Harmful Information

The Ticker

April 15, 2019

On April 1, the SEC issued guidance to assist registrants in complying with the new rules and procedures governing the redaction of exhibits.

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SEC Issues Guidance on Board Diversity Disclosure

The Ticker

April 15, 2019

The SEC recently updated its compliance and disclosure interpretations (CDIs) to provide guidance on what disclosure of directors’ self-identified diversity characteristics is required under Item 401 of Regulation S-K and, with respect to director nominees, under Item 407.

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Proposed Legislation Would Mandate Board and C-Suite Diversity Disclosure

The Ticker

April 15, 2019

The proposed legislation would require any proxy statement relating to the election of directors to include disclosure of certain self-identified diversity characteristics of the company’s directors, director nominees and executive officers.

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Director Diversity and Other Board Matters: A Look at the Data

The Ticker

April 15, 2019

Two new publications by Deloitte and Ernst & Young provide useful data to assist boards in comparing their own composition, views and practices to those of other boards.

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Critiquing Stability in the Boardroom

The Ticker

April 15, 2019

“Corporate boards are very stable. That’s not necessarily a good thing.” So begins an article published late last year in The Wall Street Journal, discussing the findings of the 2018 U.S. Spencer Stuart Board Index.

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Amazon’s Project Zero Initiative Seeks to Place Brand Owners in Control

IP Intel

March 25, 2019

Brand owners recently gained a new weapon for their arsenal in the ongoing fight against counterfeit products sold on online marketplace giant Amazon.com.

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Five Tips to Remember When Negotiating with Ag Lenders

The Restructuring Report

February 19, 2019

We are currently in or entering a new bust cycle in production agriculture. While producers have generally managed to continue operating, bankruptcy filings and farm foreclosures are on the rise and prior fixes may no longer be available. Dealing with lenders can be a challenge in these circumstances, and it is important for professionals advising producers to follow a few simple rules to effectively negotiate with their clients’ lenders.

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How Do the Recent Rule Changes Affect You?

The Restructuring Report

February 19, 2019

This article provides a brief examination of the changes in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure that went into effect on December 1, 2018, and how those changes may impact the bankruptcy practice.

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What Does the Rebound From the Great Recession Reveal About the Nature of the Next Slow-Down?

The Restructuring Report

February 19, 2019

Worldwide debt has grown to nearly $250 trillion, a substantial increase since the Great Recession in 2008. The makeup of the debt held by individuals has changed and the amount of corporate debt has significantly increased. With economic challenges on the horizon, these changes will likely affect the processes individuals and corporations pursue to address debt.

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