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Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP | USA | 23 May 2018

Federal Circuit Issues Two Decisions Impacting Standing to Challenge Validity of Pharma Patents

Two recent Federal Circuit decisions address when a party has standing to challenge the validity of a patent. Though the cases arose in different


Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 22 May 2017

Union Adherent’s Antics Not Protected By Act, NLRB Rules

The NLRB recently issued a rare decision completely dismissing all allegations against an employer; rarer still because it was unanimous. In Brooke


Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | Australia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, etc. | 1 Mar 2017

General Counsel Update - February 2017

When we began analysing in depth the possibility of Britain exiting the European Union, 18 months prior to the June...


Seyfarth Shaw LLP | USA | 2 Sep 2016

Board Ties Judges’ Hands In Settling Cases Directly

Seyfarth Synopsis: Overturning 25 years of precedent, the NLRB rules that an ALJ may only enter an order approving and incorporating settlement terms


Winston & Strawn LLP | USA | 20 Jul 2016

Officer’s Fiduciary Duty When Negotiating HisHer Own Compensation Agreements

I have blogged frequently on the fiduciary duty of a board of directors or compensation committee when negotiating and setting executive compensation


Duane Morris LLP | USA | 2 Nov 2011

Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower protections apply to non-tangible employment action

The U.S. Department of Labor Administrative Review Board (ARB) has concluded in Menendez v. Halliburton, Inc., that an employer's release of a whistleblower's identity to other employees violated the whistleblower's right to confidentiality, which by itself constituted an adverse action against the whistleblower and thus violated the anti-retaliation provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX).


Littler Mendelson PC | USA | 14 Oct 2011

DOL Administrative Review Board holds that breach of a SOX complainant's confidentiality is retaliation under SOX

In a decision falling somewhere between surprising and alarming, the U.S. Department of Labor's Administrative Review Board (ARB) held recently that section 806 of the Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX), 18 U.S.C. 1514A, protects a whistleblower against a breach of the confidentiality obligation in the internal reporting system of a publicly traded company


Winston & Strawn LLP | USA | 29 Aug 2011

Only company founders might be liable to the investor in a closely held firm

On August 23rd, the Ninth Circuit partially reinstated a Rule 10b-5 lawsuit filed by an investor in a closely held company against the company, its founders and its general counsel.


Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP | USA | 28 Aug 2011

Hotel lawyers on terminating hotel operators: M Edition lawsuit against Marriott has a new twist - Marriott is replaced overnight

This weekend has been a busy one for owners tired of dealing with their branded managers.


Baker & Hostetler LLP | USA | 8 Jun 2011

Sony & Epsilon support national data breach notice law in testimony before House subcommittee

On June 2, 2011, representatives from Sony Network Entertainment International and Epsilon Data Management, LLC appeared before a House panel to answer questions regarding their responses to recent security breaches.

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