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No Further Delay on Implementation Date of DOL Conflict of Interest Rules
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • USA
  • May 26 2017

In a May 23, 2017, op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta indicated that the conflict of interest regulation (commonly


Plaintiffs’ Securities Claims Denied Class Treatment for Failure to Satisfy Predominance Requirement
  • Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP
  • USA
  • May 25 2017

On May 15, 2017, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York denied class treatment to a proposed class action alleging


Could This Maryland SOX Whistleblower Case Be a Sign of Things to Come?
  • Katz Marshall & Banks LLP
  • USA
  • May 25 2017

In Olekanma v. Wolfe, No. CV-DKC-15-0984, 2017 WL 784121 (D. Md. Mar. 1, 2017), Maryland’s federal district court granted a motion to dismiss claims


No Additional Delay on Effective Date of New Fiduciary Standards - DOL
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • May 25 2017

This week, new U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Acosta announced that the final fiduciary regulations would go into effect on June 9, 2017. The


Fiduciary Rule ̶ No Further Delays
  • K&L Gates
  • USA
  • May 25 2017

Three items of key importance with respect to the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) rule changing the definition of the term “fiduciary” (the “Fiduciary


SEC Disclosure Trends Related to Brexit and the Trump Administration
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • May 25 2017

The Brexit vote and President Donald Trump’s election and proposed regulatory and other reforms have led to worldwide geopolitical uncertainty. We


DOL Lets New Definition of ERISA Fiduciary Take Effect June 9, 2017; Some Private Investment Funds May Require Prompt Action
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • May 25 2017

Private investment fund managers who are not ERISA fiduciaries today may want to review, and if necessary tweak, their investor communications and the


DOL Puts Advisers on Notice: Fiduciary Rule Will Be Effective June 9th
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • May 25 2017

On March 2, 2017, the DOL extended the applicability date of the Conflict of Interest Rule (the "Fiduciary Rule") from April 10, 2017 to June 9, 2017


Does it pay to challenge the SEC over non-GAAP financial measures?
  • Cooley LLP
  • USA
  • May 25 2017

As discussed in this article, the WSJ engaged Audit Analytics to perform an analysis of SEC comment letters and company responses regarding the use of