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D.C. Circuit reaffirms applicability of attorney-client privilege to corporate internal investigations

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 4 2014

On June 27, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued an important decision in In re Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc., 14-5055, 2014

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

The attractive C corporation

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 2 2014

In August a major energy company announced that the corporate managing partner would tender to buy out the publicly traded interests in its master

Retail outlets: a great deal? A steal? Or “not for real”?

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 21 2014

The great American pastime of outlet shopping is now the "next big thing" in class action litigation. Since when did getting a great deal become the

Dodd-Frank implications for non-financial services companies

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 23 2010

On Wednesday, President Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Act"

Delaware Supreme Court holds that directors may not use equitable standing to pursue derivative actions

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 22 2008

A recent decision by the Delaware Supreme Court Schoon v. Smith, No. 554, 2008 Del. LEXIS 67 (Feb. 12, 2008) further reinforced a principle well entrenched in Delaware jurisprudence namely, that an individual who is a member of the board of directors cannot initiate a derivative suit on behalf of the corporation unless he or she complies with Section 327 of the Delaware General Corporation Law

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

Third Circuit decision addresses New Jersey gift card questions

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 24 2012

On January 5 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued its opinion in N.J. Retail Merchants Association v. Sidamon-Eristoff, a case involving the constitutionality of 2010 N.J. Laws Chapter 25 (the New Jersey Act), New Jersey’s recently enacted unclaimed property legislation affecting the treatment of stored value cards (SVCs

FASB and IASB issue joint statement on accounting standards convergence

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • Global, USA
  • -
  • June 4 2010

On Wednesday, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) issued a joint statement with respect to the progress made to date towards convergence of U.S. and international accounting standards

House Financial Services Committee holds hearing on economic aid for small businesses

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

Today, the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing entitled "Initiatives to Promote Small Business Lending, Jobs and Economic Growth."