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New SEC Disclosure Guidance on Intellectual Property and Technology Risks Associated with International Business Operations

USA - January 13 2020 The staff of the Division of Corporation Finance at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released new guidance on December 19, 2019, about...

Lawton B. Way, Sheila Mortazavi, Jessica Kirkland, Cecilia Y. Oh, Naomi R. Sosner, Susan S. Failla, Aaron P. Simpson, Scott H. Kimpel.

Upcoming Changes to 2020 Proxy Statements and Annual Reports

USA - January 7 2020 As our calendars turn to 2020, proxy and annual report season is upon us. The following provides an overview of some considerations to keep in mind...

Lawton B. Way, Susan S. Failla, W. Lake Taylor, Jr., Scott H. Kimpel, Scott D. McKinney.

Treasury Publishes Proposed Regulations Intended to Ease Transition from LIBOR

USA - October 24 2019 On October 9, 2019, the US Department of the Treasury (Treasury) published proposed regulations addressing the federal income tax consequences of...

Robert J. McNamara, Lawton B. Way, Alexander G. McGeoch, Kimberly C. MacLeod, Susan S. Failla, Jeffry M. Blair.

Shareholder Proposals: New SEC Staff Guidance on the "Ordinary Business" Exclusion and Other Rule 14a-8 Matters

USA - October 23 2019 On October 16, 2019, the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Division of Corporation Finance (the Division) issued Staff Legal...

Steven M. Haas, Lawton B. Way, James V. Davidson, Jessica Kirkland, W. Lake Taylor, Jr., Scott H. Kimpel.

SEC and CFTC Charge a Bitcoin-Funded International Securities Dealer

USA - October 1 2018 On September 27, 2018, the Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) charged an international...