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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

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

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…

Delaware Chancery Court Decision Highlights Risks of Liability for Directors in SPAC Deals

USA - January 24 2022 A recent Delaware Chancery Court decision highlights the liability risks faced by directors and sponsors of special purpose acquisition companies…

Laith J. Hamdan, Amy Taylor Wilson

Second Circuit Case Shows How Confidentiality Pact May Support Insider Trading Charges

USA - October 6 2020 A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit shows how an investor’s entering into a confidentiality agreement with an…