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Responding to California’s Transparency in Supply Chains Act
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • 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


Narrow “governing law” clause precludes forum non conveniens motion
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • June 22 2015

Governing law provisions are seemingly ubiquitous in all contracts, but even so, drafting errors, or an arguable lack of precision, remain prevalent


FFIEC’s Cybersecurity Assessment Tool: guidance for CEOs and boards
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • July 8 2015

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) released a Cybersecurity Assessment Tool (CAT) on June 30, 2015, to assist


Recent prison sentences demonstrate increased exposure for corporate officers
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • November 29 2011

Last week, three former executives of a medical device company were sentenced to federal prison terms for their roles in managing a company that marketed a device for an unauthorized use and conducted unauthorized clinical trials that were associated with the deaths of three participants


Chief Accountant reminds lawyers that GAAP and not the ABA-auditor treaty governs loss contingency disclosure
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2011

At a recent New York Bar Association conference, Wayne Carnall, Chief Accountant of the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance, warned registrants to avoid relying on the long-standing ABA-auditor "treaty" between lawyers and auditors when deciding what to report about litigation contingencies in financial statements


Changes in the UAE Commercial Agency Law
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • United Arab Emirates
  • October 14 2010

One of the areas of greatest uncertainty for foreign investors seeking to do business in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the commercial agency arrangement


SBA proposed rule outlines new mentor-protégé program for all small businesses
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2015

Impacts to All SBA Contracting Programs, Including 8(a) Business Development, HUBZone, Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and Service-Disabled Veteran


Second Circuit considers no oral modification clause in helicopter contract
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • October 23 2014

The Second Circuit recently issued a summary decision concerning the scope of a "no oral modification" clause in contracts governing the sale of


ISS releases 20 FAQs on 2012 compensation guidelines
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • February 7 2012

On January 25, 2012, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) released 20 frequently asked questions on its 2012 compensation guidelines


Maintaining a California subsidiary may expose foreign corporations to service in California
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • March 17 2011

A recent California Court of Appeals ruling greatly expands the exposure of foreign corporations to suit in California