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Updates & Events

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 Hires Two Associates in Des Moines

Attorneys Cara S. Donels and Austin L. Goodnight have joined Fredrikson & Byron’s Des Moines office.

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Website Accessibility Alert for Government Contractors

Government contractors, are the websites and deliverables you provide to government clients accessible?

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Business Roundtable Embraces Stakeholder Capitalism

The Business Roundtable made headlines last month when it issued a statement redefining the purpose of a corporation to embrace so-called “stakeholder capitalism.”

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The End of LIBOR: Is Your Company Prepared?

LIBOR is scheduled to be phased out by the end of 2021, and the SEC is encouraging all companies to assess their exposure to LIBOR and to appreciate the wide variety of consequences the discontinuation of LIBOR may have on their businesses.

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Leading Investor Group Urges Companies to Simplify Executive Compensation

On September 18, the CII announced that it had overhauled its Policies on Executive Compensation to urge public companies to, among other things, “dial back the complexity of their executive compensation plans and set longer periods for measuring performance for incentive pay.”

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International Politics and the SEC: Regulator Focuses on Brexit and Sanctions

Chaotic international politics—particularly the uncertainty surrounding Brexit and the Trump administration’s increasing use of sanctions as a foreign policy tool—are complicating public companies’ SEC compliance obligations.

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Increased Fees for SEC Filers; SEC Oversight Hearing Streaming Live Tomorrow Morning!

On August 23, the SEC issued a fee advisory, setting the filing fees that public companies and other issuers will pay in fiscal year 2020 to register their securities with the SEC.

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Patents Attorney Zachary Pratt Joins Fredrikson & Byron

Attorney Zachary S. Pratt has joined Fredrikson & Byron in the Patents, Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence Groups.

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Litigation Attorney Jacob Harris Rejoins Fredrikson & Byron

Jake Harris, Fredrikson & Byron Attorney Jake Harris

Attorney Jacob P. Harris has rejoined Fredrikson & Byron in the Litigation, White Collar & Regulatory Defense and Appellate Groups after serving as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Margaret H. Chutich, Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court for the Court’s 2018-2019 term.

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Trusts & Estates Attorney Jesse Beier Joins Fredrikson & Byron

Attorney Jesse C. Beier has joined Fredrikson & Byron in the Trusts & Estates and Trusts & Estates Litigation Groups. Beier dedicates his practice to trusts and estates matters, ranging from planning to litigation.

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