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Recent News and Events

Fredrikson & Byron strives to provide clients current business developments and legal updates. See the list below for our most recent updates and events.

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DHS Delays Withdrawal of H-1B Lottery Rule Prioritizing Wages

The Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL) formally submitted a comment asking the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to withdraw its final rule prioritizing wages in adjudicating H-1B applications.

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Advertising Law Trends To Watch In 2021

Fredrikson & Byron attorneys John Pickerill and Courtney Thompson covered a lot of content in their Advertising Law Trends to Watch in 2021 presentation on April 1, 2021.

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SEC Enhances Focus on Climate Change Disclosure, Requests Public Comment

On February 24, 2021, Acting SEC Chair Allison Herren Lee issued a statement directing the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance to enhance its focus on climate-related disclosure in public company filings.

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Climate, ESG Issues are ‘Front and Center’ at SEC

Several other recent SEC actions and statements make it clear that climate change and other environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are now top priorities for the regulator.

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SEC Enforcement Action Alleges Selective Disclosure of Material Nonpublic Information to Wall Street Analysts

On March 5, 2021, the SEC announced that it had charged a large telecommunications company with repeatedly violating Regulation FD, and three of its investor relations executives with aiding and abetting the company’s violations by selectively disclosing material nonpublic information to research analysts.

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SEC Enforcement Action Highlights Importance of Disclosing Executive Perks and Related Person Transactions

On February 24, 2021, the SEC announced settled charges against a gas exploration and production company and its former CEO for failing to properly disclose approximately $650,000 worth of perks, as well as for failing to disclose certain related person transactions.

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Boardroom Culture: Insights from Behavioral Psychology

According to a recent publication from PwC’s Governance Insights Center, no boardroom culture is perfect, and insights from behavioral psychology might explain what’s holding boards back.

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IP Litigation Attorney Thomas M. Patton Joins Fredrikson & Byron

Thomas Patton, Fredrikson & Byron attorney Thomas PattonAttorney Thomas M. Patton has joined Fredrikson & Byron in the Intellectual Property Litigation Group. Patton advises clients on intellectual property and business litigation involving a variety of technologies.

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No Harm, No Foul – Measuring Damages in Commercial Lease Cases

At first glance, it would seem a commercial tenant’s failure to maintain the leased premises in violation of the lease’s terms would allow the landlord to recover the costs necessary to make the repairs.

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Business Litigation Attorney Roger Yang Joins Fredrikson & Byron

Roger Yang, Fredrikson & Byron Attorney Roger Yang

Attorney Roger Yang has joined Fredrikson & Byron as an associate in the Litigation Group.

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