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Proxy Statements under Maryland Law 2017
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2017

The 2017 proxy season is here. Based on our experience reviewing proxy statements for Maryland public companies, we would like to call your attention


Welcoming the Trojan Horse: Arkansas voters approve term limits, while banning corporate contributions and lobbyist gifts
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • November 10 2014

When Arkansas legislators gave voters a chance to approve a constitutional amendment banning corporate contributions and gifts from lobbyists, even


2011 Delaware corporate and alternative entity law developments
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • March 30 2012

With the start of 2012, it is important to bear in mind the various amendments to the Delaware corporate and alternative entity statutes adopted in the previous year.


FTC request for comments on proposed rule to amend COPPA
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • October 3 2011

On September 15, 2011, The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) released a proposed rule (“Proposed Rule”) to amend its Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (“COPPA Rule”).


Next up the California tax amnesty initiative
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • September 20 2011

The federal 2011 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative (“2011 OVDI”) ended on Friday, September 9, 2011.


Lobbying: what does it mean for nonprofits?
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • September 15 2011

Nonprofit organizations that conduct federal lobbying must be cognizant of at least two different definitions of lobbying in order to comply with applicable federal tax law and federal lobbying disclosure laws.


Patent reform bill update
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • September 8 2011

On Tuesday, September 6, the United States Senate voted 93-5 to move ahead with final debate on the America Invents Act, which would modify the U.S. patent system from a first-to-invent to a first-to-file patent system, as well as alter the Patent and Trademark Office’s fee system.


Health care reform: June 30 compliance deadline fast approaching
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • June 22 2011

As of January 1, 2011, amounts paid for over-the-counter drugs (other than insulin) may no longer be reimbursed through a health flexible spending account, health reimbursement account, or health savings account, unless prescribed by a doctor.


Long-term FAA reauthorization passes in House
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • April 7 2011

Late last week, the House passed a four-year, $59.7 billion reauthorization for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).


New say-on-pay rules
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • February 1 2011

The Securities and Exchange Commission has adopted new rules to require companies (i) to seek a shareholder advisory vote to approve compensation for executives disclosed pursuant to Item 402 of Regulation S-K; (ii) to conduct a separate shareholder advisory vote on how frequently the company will seek the shareholder vote on such compensation; and (iii) to disclose "golden parachute" compensation arrangements and, under certain circumstances, conduct a separate shareholder advisory vote to approve golden parachute compensation.