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Top 10 topics for directors in 2015

  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 12 2014

U.S. public companies face a host of challenges as they enter 2015. Here is our list of hot topics for the boardroom in the coming year: Oversee

Common mistakes, problems and concerns companies face during implementation and maintenance of corporate compliance programs

  • Burr & Forman LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 26 2014

An effective corporate compliance program is an essential component of internal controls for uncovering and preventing ethical lapses and criminal

SEC renews focus on insider trading in private company stock

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 20 2011

On December 12, 2011, the SEC announced an enforcement proceeding that serves as a useful reminder that the federal laws against insider trading and misrepresentation apply as forcefully to private companies purchasing stock from employees and other shareholders as they do in the public company setting

M&A and Corporate Governance Newsletter-Fall 2014

  • Kaye Scholer LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 18 2014

On November 4, 2014, the district court in Allergan, Inc. v. Valeant Pharmaceuticals Int'l, Inc., Case No. SACV 14-1214 (C.D. Cal.) ruled on

Responding to California’s Transparency in Supply Chains Act

  • Holland & Knight LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 25 2012

Sweeping new legislation that went into effect in California earlier this year requires qualifying companies to detail and publicly disclose the nature and scope of their corporate compliance efforts to eliminate human trafficking, slavery and child labor from their global supply chains

SEC’s “gatekeeper” enforcement initiative impacts directors

  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 26 2014

Senior SEC officials have become increasingly vocal in recent months about the roles and responsibilities of corporate "gatekeepers" and the need to

SEC settles accounting fraud case against former Biovail senior executive

  • Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 17 2010

On September 8, 2010, the Hon. Lewis A. Kaplan of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York entered a final consent judgment against defendant John Miszuk, Biovail Corporation's former vice president, controller and assistant secretary, with respect to violations of the federal securities laws alleged by the Commission in a civil enforcement action filed in March 2008

SEC settles alleged accounting fraud action against Navistar International Corp. and current and former executives

  • Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 6 2010

On August 5, 2010, the SEC announced settlements with Navistar International Corporation and several of its current and former officers and other executives

The Second Circuit reinstates a securities fraud suit against Grant Thornton involving its audit of Winstar Communications’ 1999 financial statements

  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 30 2012

On July 19, 2012, the Second Circuit vacated a district court order granting summary judgment in favor of Grant Thornton LLP (“GT”) in a securities fraud action arising from GT’s audit of Winstar Communications, Inc.’s 1999 financial statements

SEC's new focus on accounting fraud raises risks for public companies

  • Faegre Baker Daniels
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  • USA
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  • November 1 2013

The SEC is ramping up its enforcement efforts regarding accounting and disclosure fraud. On July 2, 2013, the agency announced its creation of a