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Companies Amend Bylaws in Response to Activist ‘Placeholder Slate’ Tactic

USA - September 19 2017 In the past year, more than 50 publicly traded companies, including 19 on the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, have amended their bylaws to address the...

Rodd M. Schreiber, Richard J. Grossman, David R. Clark, Rachel E. Cohn.


Supreme Court Limits Venue in Patent Litigation

USA - May 24 2017 In an 8-0 decision issued on May 22, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court, in TTC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC , restricted the available...

James J. Elacqua, P. Anthony Sammi, Douglas R. Nemec, Paul J. Lockwood.


Inside the Courts: An Update from Skadden Securities Litigators, February 2017Volume 9Issue 1

USA - February 22 2017 This quarter's issue includes summaries and associated court opinions of selected cases principally decided between November 2016 and January 2017...

Jennifer L. Spaziano, Scott D. Musoff, Seth M. Schwartz, Robert E. Zimet, Susan L. Saltzstein, Matthew R. Kipp, William P. Frank, Jay B. Kasner, Peter Simshauser, Robert A. Fumerton, Charles F. Smith, Joseph N. Sacca, James R. Carroll, Edward P. Welch, Michael Y. Scudder, George A. Zimmerman, Jennifer C. Voss, Charles F. Walker, Amy S. Park, Edward B. Micheletti, Jonathan J. Lerner, Paul J. Lockwood, Peter B. Morrison, Thomas J. Dougherty, Jonathan Frank, John K. Carroll, Jack P. DiCanio.


Delaware Supreme Court Addresses Limited Partnership Drop-Down Transactions and Conflicts Committees

USA - January 6 2017 The Delaware Supreme Court recently ruled on two appeals from Court of Chancery decisions involving "conflicts committees" of Delaware limited...

Bonnie W. David, Allison L. Land.


Court of Chancery Addresses Fundamental Issues of Derivative Litigation

USA - May 19 2016 The Delaware Court of Chancery recently issued a trio of notable opinions involving stockholder derivative actions. The opinions addressed...

Alicia M. Rodriguez, Lori W. Will.