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National Federation of the Blind Sues Epic Systems: New Chapter in Accessibility Litigation for Employers and Technology Vendors

Internet, Technology, Trademark & Advertising Alerts

January 9, 2019

In December 2018, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) sued Epic Systems, a provider of one of the most widely-used electronic medical record systems in the country.

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2019 Midwest Legal Conference on Privacy & Data Security

Internet, Technology, Trademark & Advertising Alerts

January 9, 2019

Find out what are top Minnesota GCs thinking about when it comes to data privacy & security.

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Knock it Off: E-Commerce Platforms Continue to Battle Counterfeiters

IP Intel

December 14, 2018

In the face of the nagging problem of fake products posing as genuine goods in online marketplaces, major e-commerce platforms are continuing to refine their strategies to address counterfeiting.

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SEC Enforcement Chiefs Defend Effectiveness of Enforcement Activity During Fiscal 2018

The Ticker

October 30, 2018

SEC Enforcement Division Co-Directors Stephanie Avakian and Steven Peikin recently gave speeches looking back on fiscal year 2018, which ended on September 30 and was their first full fiscal year in office. Both speeches dispute the notion that fiscal year 2018 saw a decline in the SEC’s enforcement activity. 

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Spotlight on Gender Diversity in the Boardroom Continues to Intensify

The Ticker

October 30, 2018

The movement to increase the number of women in the boardroom has gained momentum since The Ticker published “Spotlight on Gender Diversity in the Boardroom,” in February. 

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Release of Commonsense Principles 2.0

The Ticker

October 30, 2018

On October 18, a group of high profile CEOs and institutional investors released version 2.0 of the Commonsense Principles, a set of corporate governance principles for public companies, their boards and their institutional investors.

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SEC Extends Filing Deadlines for Victims of Hurricane Michael, Warns Investors Against Scams

The Ticker

October 30, 2018

In an October 16 press release, the SEC said that companies hit by Michael will receive an extension on certain filing deadlines.

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Tips for Year Two of Pay Ratio Disclosure

The Ticker

October 30, 2018

With the second year of pay ratio disclosures approaching, most public company counsel will likely feel that the worst is behind them now that they have a process in place and important personnel are up to speed.

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The SEC is now Announcing Edgar Outages

The Ticker

October 30, 2018

In light of recent outages of Edgar’s filing system, this blog post from The Corporate Counsel discusses the SEC’s transparency (and historic lack thereof) with respect to such down time.

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Pioneer Press Reports: First Website Accessibility ADA Lawsuits Hit Minnesota Courts

Internet, Technology, Trademark & Advertising Alerts

October 12, 2018

The first known website accessibility ADA case has been filed by a Minnesota plaintiff in a Minnesota court. What steps can you take to reduce your risk of getting sued?

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