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General Counsel Update - November 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • November 24 2016

The outcome of the June 2016 Brexit referendum raised many significant questions of concern to business. We began our Brexit analysis 18 months before


2016 Proskauer Annual Review and Outlook for Hedge Funds, Private Equity Funds and Other Private Funds
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • European Union, Hong Kong, Ireland, OECD, United Kingdom, USA
  • November 15 2016

On March 10, 2016, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released a


Business law update - Fall 2014
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • USA
  • August 27 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court in Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer (June 25, 2014) has reset the landscape for employee stock ownership plans and company


In Windsor, Supreme Court finds federal Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • June 26 2013

By a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court ruled today that Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional insofar as it purports


DOMA held unconstitutional
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • June 26 2013

The Defense of Marriage Act, which defines "marriage" and "spouse" as excluding same-sex partners, was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court today in


Supreme Court rules DOMA unconstitutional
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • June 26 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court has just ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act "is unconstitutional as a deprivation of the equal liberty of persons that is


Religious institutions: August 2014
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2014

The IRS allegedly has a procedure in place for "signature authority" to initiate a church tax investigation or examination, subject to an independent


When a woman loves a woman: the Supreme Court strikes down DOMA
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • USA
  • June 26 2013

This morning, in a landmark ruling for gay rights, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), on Fifth


Illinois trial court holds that village does not have to pay attorneys’ fees to firefighter’s attorney for claim under the Public Safety Employee Benefits Act
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 17 2013

The Village of Oak Brook recently obtained a significant victory in the growing body of litigation brought by public safety employees for substantial


CalPERS suffers standing setback in spiking suit
  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
  • USA
  • July 23 2012

Last Friday, Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael P. Kenny ruled on demurrers to a petition for a writ of mandamus filed against the Board of Administration of the California Public Employees Retirement System, California Prison Healthcare Receivership Corporation, Judicial Council of California-Administrative Ofice of the Courts, and J. Clark Kelso