Topics covered in this issue include:

Competitors that are working toward a merger should be aware of the limits on information sharing under federal law. In this article, Abbe L. Dienstag, Daniel B. Goldman and Eleni Zanias review the redlines that exist under antitrust law regarding the sharing of competitively sensitive information and operational coordination and distil what you need to know to avoid potential pitfalls.

The SEC is proposing changes to the rules that govern advertising and cash solicitation by investment advisers. Kevin P. Scanlan, George M. Silfen and Emilie Oberlis summarize the top takeaways here, and provide links to a more thorough review of the proposed changes.

Retail restructurings present a unique set of challenges for debtors. In this article, Thomas T. Janover, Robert T. Schmidt and Nathaniel Allard examine the impact that Section 365(d)(4) of the Bankruptcy Code can have on a retail debtor, as well as discussing some relevant issues related to the Forever 21 restructuring. Kramer Levin was selected as counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Forever 21 and its affiliates.

Congress is poised to overturn two recent judicial interpretations of the whistleblower protections of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. Steven S. Sparling and Chase Mechanick examine the potential impact of the Whistleblower Programs Improvement Act, if enacted.