In his most-recent annual letter to CEOs of the companies in BlackRock’s portfolio, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink calls on companies to “serve a social purpose” and to articulate how they make “a positive contribution to society.”
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As board members weigh their priorities for 2018, they would do well to consider a famous quote attributed to Dwight D. Eisenhower: “What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.”
Form 10-K filers must comply with public company accounting standards, but that is easier said than done these days.
For public companies wondering when long-pending Dodd-Frank rules will hit, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton has promised action.
SEC Enforcement Targets for 2018 Include ‘Exam’ Cheating, Failure to File and ‘Pump and Dump’ Schemes
While the Trump Administration is known for its deregulatory approach, including a January 25 decision by the Department of Justice to end “use of civil enforcement authority to enforce agency guidance documents,” SEC enforcement action continues apace.
Fredrikson & Byron’s 2018 Session Outlook event provided those in attendance with an entertaining preview of what to expect during the upcoming session with tensions still lingering from political battles throughout the interim.
In 2015, Congress passed 26 U.S.C. Section 7345, entitled “Revocation or Denial of Passport in Case of Certain Tax Delinquencies.” Although this law was passed in 2015, the IRS did not begin coordinating with the State Department immediately. However, it has announced that it will begin that process in January 2018.
By J. Marc Ward
Most bank acquisitions start with a conversation and proceed to a letter of intent before the binding definitive purchase agreement is signed. Is a letter of intent necessary? Probably.
After a tumultuous, difficult year in 2017 with respect to immigration and border issues, we share our thoughts on what employers can expect in 2018.
Former DHS Secretaries Michael Chertoff, Jeh Johnson and Janet Napolitano sent a letter to Republican and Democratic congressional leaders urging swift passage of legislation to allow the 690,000 “Dreamers” under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to continue to live and work in the United States. Also, USCIS resumed accepting renewal applications for DACA based on a federal court order.