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Risky business: recording board meetings

USA - September 30 2021 With the Delta variant surge, many companies have delayed plans for a return to in-person board and committee meetings. The go-to alternative, in…

Robert J. Endicott, Victoria R. Westerhaus.

SEC Brings First Case Charging Shadow Insider Trading

USA - September 1 2021 The SEC’s filing of its first shadow trading case earlier this month signals the agency’s willingness to pursue actions based on expanded theories of…

U.S. Supreme Court: Courts Must Consider Generic Nature of Statements in Considering Certification of Securities Class Action, but Defendants Bear Burden in Rebutting Price Impact

USA - June 25 2021 In a closely followed case concerning class certification in securities fraud class actions, the U. S. Supreme Court has held that the generic nature…

John R. Bielema, Michael P. Carey, Heather S. Goldman, Jonathan Potts.

As SPACs’ Popularity Explodes, Liability Risks Rise As Well

USA - April 20 2021 Special purpose acquisition companies (“SPACs”), it seems, are everywhere. SPACs have been around for decades, but use of a SPAC to t…

Amy Taylor Wilson.

Defense Bill Significantly Bolsters SEC’s Disgorgement Authority

USA - January 26 2021 The National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”) became law on January 1, 2021 after Congress overrode a president…

J. Ashley Ebersole.