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Court Finds California Board Gender Diversity Statute Unconstitutional

USA - May 19 2022 On May 13, the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, issued a verdict following a bench trial that effectively struck down SB 826, a…

Samantha Alman, Christopher Auguste, Alan R. Friedman, Jamie D. Kocis, Shari Kahn Krouner, Kerri Ann Law, Todd E. Lenson, Nolan J. Robinson, Jordan M. Rosenbaum, Steven S. Sparling

Court Concludes That California Board Diversity Statute Is Unconstitutional

USA - April 11 2022 On April 1, 2022, the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, granted a summary judgment motion that effectively struck down AB 979, a…

Samantha Alman, Christopher Auguste, Alan R. Friedman, Jamie D. Kocis, Shari Kahn Krouner, Kerri Ann Law, Todd E. Lenson, Nolan J. Robinson, Jordan M. Rosenbaum, Steven S. Sparling

Diversity in the Boardroom: A Litigation and Governance Update

USA - March 10 2022 As noted in previous client alerts (including here), boardroom diversity continues to be an increasing focus of stakeholders ranging from legislators…

Yasmeen Al-Bader, Samantha Alman, Christopher Auguste, Nicholas Devine, Alan R. Friedman, Jamie D. Kocis, Shari Kahn Krouner, Kerri Ann Law, Todd E. Lenson, Nolan J. Robinson, Jordan M. Rosenbaum, Steven S. Sparling

District Court Denies Motion to Dismiss SEC’s First ‘Shadow Trading’ Complaint

USA - January 25 2022 Judge William H. Orrick of the Northern District of California recently denied a motion to dismiss the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC’s)…

Alan R. Friedman, Dani R. James, Darren LaVerne, Kerri Ann Law, Todd E. Lenson, Michael Martinez, Gary P.Naftalis, Jordan M. Rosenbaum, Aaron L. Webman

Corporate Governance 2021 Year in Review (and a First Look at 2022)

USA - January 5 2022 2021 was a busy year for corporate governance matters, with new legislation passed early in the year and new enforcement priorities emerging under the…

Jonathan M. Wagner, Alan R. Friedman, Arthur H. Aufses III, Shari Kahn Krouner, Todd E. Lenson, John "Luke" Pizzato, Adam C. Rogoff, Jordan M. Rosenbaum, Steven S. Sparling, Jeffrey H. Taub, Aaron L. Webman