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Past the Tipping Point: International Cooperation in Cross-Border Investigations

2015 | International Comparative Legal Guide to: Business Crime 2015 | Ryan D. Junck

This article appeared in the 2015 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Business Crime 2015; published by Global Legal Group Ltd., London.

USA

2014 | The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Business Crime | Gary DiBianco, Gary A. Rubin

This article appeared in the 2015 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Business Crime; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London.

United States

2015 | Getting the Deal Through: Government Investigations | David M. Zornow, Jocelyn E. Strauber

2015 Compensation Committee Handbook

2015 | Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP | Neil M. Leff, Regina Olshan, Erica Schohn, Joseph M. Yaffe, Michael R. Bergmann, Kristin M. Davis, Berit R. Freeman, Barbara R. Mirza, Alessandra K. Murata, Timothy F. Nelson

The Executive Compensation and Benefits Group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP is pleased to provide you with this first edition of its Compensation Committee Handbook, which is focused principally on companies traded on the NYSE and Nasdaq (though many of the matters discussed have broader application). The Handbook is intended to help compensation committee members understand and comply with the duties imposed upon them, and we believe it will also be a useful resource for compensation committee advisers.

Title II or Bust: The FCC Wrestles With Net Neutrality

November 19, 2014 | Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP | Ivan A. Schlager, John M. Beahn, Joshua F. Gruenspecht, David H. Pawlik

Several recent developments have impacted the FCC’s ongoing proceeding regarding network neutrality. Perhaps most significantly, earlier this month President Barack Obama publicly endorsed a controversial approach to implement net neutrality regulations. Whether or not the FCC ultimately will implement this plan is uncertain; however, the legal debates over net neutrality issues are sure to continue for some time, both at the FCC and beyond.

U.S. v. Novartis: Reaffirming the Importance of Updating and Adhering to Corporate Policies

November 18, 2014 | Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP | Michael K. Loucks, Matthew J. Matule, Alexandra M. Gorman, Sara J. van Vliet

A recent decision in a false claims act case, United States ex rel. Bilotta v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, reaffirms the importance of policing employee adherence to corporate policies and industry codes. Although this decision involves a pharmaceutical company, its potential implications extend far beyond the health care industry and should be considered by corporations in all regulated industries.

Inside the Courts: An Update From Skadden Securities Litigators

November 2014 | Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP | Jay B. Kasner, Matthew J. Matule, Edward B. Micheletti, Peter B. Morrison, Amy S. Park, Charles F. (Chuck) Smith and other members of the Securities Litigation Group

This issue of Inside the Courts, Skadden’s securities litigation newsletter, includes summaries and associated court opinions of selected cases principally decided between July and early October 2014. The cases address developing federal court trends in class certification, discovery, fiduciary duties, interpreting the U.S. Supreme Court's Janus decision, PSLRA matters, Securities Act claims, statutes of limitations and statutes of repose.

CFTC Fine-Tunes Rules, Emphasizing Relief for Commercial End-Users

November 17, 2014 | Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP | Mark D. Young, Maureen A. Donley, Theodore M. Kneller, W. Graham McCall

On November 3, 2014, the CFTC approved three proposals that its Chairman described as “fine tuning” of certain CFTC rules. The proposals seek “to make sure [the rules] do not impose undue burdens or unintended consequences, particularly for the nonfinancial commercial businesses” that use derivatives markets to hedge commercial risks, according to the Chairman. Among other effects, the proposals provide limited relief from certain recordkeeping requirements related to cash and forward delivery contracts, and clarify the test for forward contracts with embedded volumetric optionality.

Expansion of Military End-Use Controls Creates Potential Pitfalls for Exporters

November 13, 2014 | Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom LLP | Jeffrey Gerrish, Nathaniel Bolin, Jamieson Greer

On November 7, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security implemented new controls on exports, re-exports and transfers of a variety of goods, software and technologies for a “military end use” in Venezuela. The addition of Venezuela further expands the military end-use controls already in place for the People’s Republic of China and Russia. The breadth of these controls poses many compliance pitfalls and underscores the need to conduct careful presale due diligence and implement robust trade compliance programs.

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