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Buyer beware: the reporting implications of buying (and selling) a significant amount of public securities

USA - February 14 2013 Sections 13 and 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), require certain holders of public company securities to

Debt to equity conversions

USA - February 21 2012 As a result of current economic conditions, many companies have been having difficulty generating sufficient cash flow and net income to comply with their covenants and, often, satisfying their payment obligations under their existing credit facilities

Limiting your liability: protect yourself with a well-written general release

USA - August 27 2014 The first sentence of this General Release Agreement (reference A in the text below) recites the "consideration," or the amount of

The SEC issues new guidance on reporting of group members' beneficial ownership of other group members' securities

USA - January 16 2014 On January 3, 2014, the SEC provided new guidance on when an individual must report beneficial ownership of equity securities of other members of a

Data breach liability: confidentiality vs. privacy

USA - May 21 2015 IT service providers, particularly cloud service providers, increasingly are resisting unlimited liability for breaches of privacy and data security

Securities: US Supreme Court affirms insider-trading conviction for tipping family relatives

USA - December 27 2016 This month, the US Supreme Court affirmed the conviction for insider trading of Bassam Salman, who had argued that his insider trading conviction

California Anti-SLAPP Statute: attorney's communicative acts in representing a client can constitute protected activity

USA - December 27 2016 The California Court of Appeal confirmed in October 2016 (as amended last month) that an attorney's acts in connection with representing a client may

Class actions: Seventh Circuit orders dismissal of putative class action under facta for lack of standing

USA - December 27 2016 The Seventh Circuit ordered a district court to dismiss a putative class action this month under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act

Far-Flung Places: The Travails and Travels of a Product Liability Litigator

USA - December 22 2016 Sure, I can tell you good and bad jurisdictions for my clients, the best lawyers to team up with in the most out of the way places, the most

Presidential Prohibition of Chinese Company Purchase of Semiconductor Firm Highlights Increased U.S. Government Scrutiny of Chinese Investments

USA - December 21 2016 On December 2, 2016, President Obama issued an executive order blocking Chinese investors' acquisition of Aixtron U.S., the California subsidiary of a