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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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Fredrikson & Byron Announces New Shareholders

Fredrikson & Byron has elected eight new shareholders: Nikola L. Datzov, Steven R. Kinsella, Katie A. Perleberg, Christopher D. Pham, Joseph J. Schauer, Benjamin R. Tozer, Emily A. Unger and Haley Waller Pitts.

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81 Fredrikson & Byron Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020

81 Fredrikson & Byron attorneys were included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020. Five of these Fredrikson attorneys were also named a “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers®. Only one attorney in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

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SEC Proposes Amendments to Regulation S-K to Modernize Disclosures of Business, Legal Proceedings and Risk Factors

On August 8, the SEC proposed amendments to modernize the description of business, legal proceedings and risk factor disclosures that registrants are required to make pursuant to Regulation S-K.

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Key Takeaways from the 2019 Proxy Season

The Ernst & Young Center for Board Matters recently published a report on the 2019 proxy season, highlighting five key takeaways and offering related questions for boards to consider.

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The Emergence of a New Standard for Director Overboarding

Another key takeaway from the 2019 proxy season is the emergence of a new, stricter standard for what constitutes director “overboarding.”

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Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Remains Costly and Time Consuming

“Seventeen years after passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), those not involved in SOX compliance might assume that by now it would be a rote activity requiring diminishing effort. They would be wrong.” So begins a recent CFO.com article discussing the results of Protiviti’s 2019 Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Survey.

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Does Your Board Need a ‘Qualified Technology Expert,’ or Even a Technology Committee?

A recent Forbes article argues that it is becoming increasingly necessary for boards to possess cyber security and technology expertise.

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Corporate Attorney David Tibbals Joins Fredrikson & Byron

David Tibbals, Fredrikson & Byron Associate David Tibbals

Attorney David B. Tibbals has joined Fredrikson & Byron as an associate in the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions, Business & Tax Planning and Tax Disputes & Litigation Groups.

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Expedited Removal Expands to Interior of United States

With immediate effect, DHS issued a notice to dramatically expand the process of expedited removal. The ACLU has promised to file a suit challenging the action.

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USCIS Amends EB-5 Regulations, Raising Minimum Investment Amounts and Modifying TEA Designations

A long-anticipated final rule provides priority date retention for certain EB-5 investors, increases the required minimum investment amounts, changes the targeted employment area (TEA) designation process, and clarifies USCIS procedures for the removal of conditions on permanent residence.

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