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Cybersecurity: what directors need to know in an era of increased scrutiny

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 6 2014

"Boards that choose to ignore, or minimize, the importance of cybersecurity responsibility do so at their own peril." SEC Commissioner Luis A

Individual members of LLC personally liable for torts committed in furtherance of the LLC’s business

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 20 2012

In the South Carolina case of 16 Jade Street, LLC v. R. Design Construction Company, the court wrestled with the scope of protection from tort liability provided to individual members of a limited liability company

Hampshire v. Kuttner: Delaware court reviews fiduciary duties of corporate officers and remedies for breach

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 27 2010

In Hampshire Group, Limited v. Kuttner, et. al., the Delaware Court of Chancery recently addressed fiduciary duties and standards of conduct applicable to corporate officers when those officers were involved in conduct that benefited their superior officer and consciously caused the company to violate the law

Georgia Supreme Court confirms business judgment rule protection

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 15 2014

In a landmark decision, FDIC v. Loudermilk, the Georgia Supreme Court confirmed that the business judgment rule protects Georgia’s directors and

Delaware’s first published administrative appeals decision addresses validity of estimation techniques

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 16 2014

In the first published decision from an administrative appeal under the Delaware Escheats Law, the independent reviewer rejected the holder's

FASB issues proposed staff position to amend Statement No. 107’s disclosure requirements related to fair value of financial instruments

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 29 2008

Last week, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued a proposed staff position seeking to “amend the disclosure requirements in FASB Statement No. 107, Disclosures about Fair Value of Financial Instruments, to increase the comparability of information about certain financial assets that have related economic characteristics but have different reporting measurement attributes."

Increased risks to disclosure of proprietary information and trade secrets presented by new California environmental legislation

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 18 2010

Product design and manufacture used to be functions that a company could conduct internally, and in so doing, protect valuable proprietary processes and trade secret information from public disclosure

Contractor’s officers liable for failure to complete punch list

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 20 2012

A cautionary tale about the consequences of disregarding the separateness of a corporate entity is told in the recent case of Christopher v. Sinyard out of Georgia

Leader communications, Inc

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 20 2007

In Leader Communications, Inc., the comptroller general of the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) upheld an agency’s award of a contract for business resources and support services that was protested on grounds of an organizational conflict of interest

Treasury releases twentieth Section 105(a) progress report

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 13 2010

Yesterday, Treasury released its latest monthly progress report to Congress on the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP