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General counsel update September 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Russia, United Kingdom, USA
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  • September 29 2014

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Court's new rules come into force on 1 October 2014 and are to apply to any arbitration

Federal magistrate judge in Oregon recommends dismissing "say-on-pay" lawsuit against Umpqua board

  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 20 2012

On January 11, 2012, Magistrate Judge John Acosta recommended the dismissal of the derivative lawsuit against the Board of Directors of Umpqua Holdings Corporation ("Umpqua") for breach of fiduciary duty

Highlights of selected recent public company issues

  • Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 20 2014

The third quarter of 2014 brought a reminder that registrants must take care when considering disclosure in MD&A relating to “known uncertainties.”

How to lose $4 million when firing an executive what happens when it all goes wrong?

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 11 2011

I usually work as a defense attorney

You are what they Tweet: why clear social media policies are becoming more critical to employers in this tech age

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 31 2012

The recent termination of a top executive of a publicly traded company is another example of some of the perils of mixing personal and workplace social media

Say-on-pay: the new world order

  • Latham & Watkins LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 16 2011

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd Frank) was signed into law in the United States a little more than one year ago

Emerging growth company IPO filings initially embrace JOBS Act's reduced executive compensation disclosure requirements

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 2 2012

On April 5, 2012, the President signed into law the “Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act” (JOBS Act

SOX retaliation claims: recent developments

  • Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 1 2010

Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (the "Act" or "SOX") protects employees of public companies who "blow the whistle" by reporting conduct that they reasonably believe constitutes a violation of federal law relating to financial, securities or shareholder fraud

Dodd-Frank Act governance and compensation requirements: a “punch list” of action items

  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 20 2010

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Act"), enacted earlier this summer, imposes significant new corporate governance and executive compensation requirements that apply not just to financial institutions, but to public companies generally

Guidance for 2011 proxy season

  • Day Pitney LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 1 2010

Following the enhanced disclosures required in the 2010 proxy season by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), additional disclosures for the 2011 proxy season relating to corporate governance and executive compensation have been mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act