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Supreme Court grants certiorari in Second Circuit case testing the role of MD&A disclosures in Rule 10b-5 cases

USA - April 3 2017 The Supreme Court recently agreed to review a case involving the impact of MD&A disclosures on Rule 10b-5 liability, and its opinion will draw...

Karl D. Belgum, Richard A. McGuirk.


Ninth Circuit embraces broad whistleblower protection under Dodd-Frank, deepening split among the circuits

USA - March 13 2017 The Ninth Circuit recently ruled that whistleblowers can file retaliation claims under Dodd-Frank, even when they reported their concerns only...

Karl D. Belgum, Carolyn G. Nussbaum.


Massachusetts high court declares that public company directors owe fiduciary duty to corporation rather than to shareholders

USA - March 13 2017 Massachusetts SJC holds that directors of publicly traded Massachusetts corporations owe fiduciary duties not to the shareholders (as in Delaware)...

Eric Walz, William E. Kelly.


First Circuit affirms insider trading conviction for stock tip written on clubhouse napkin

USA - February 28 2017 On February 24, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, in United States v. Bray, No. 16-1579, affirmed a criminal insider trading...

Charles Dell'Anno, Stephen M. LaRose.