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March 6, 2014 | 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, David C. Olstein
On February 25, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman David Camp proposed a dramatic overhaul of the U.S. tax code that, if enacted, would have a major impact on executive compensation and benefits. Among other issues, Chairman Camp's proposals would eliminate deferred compensation and nonqualified pensions, as well as make many forms of equity compensation less desirable.
March 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 quarter's issue of Inside the Courts, Skadden's securities litigation newsletter, includes an update on two recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Chadbourne & Parke LLP v. Troice and Lawson v. FMR LLC. We also provide summaries and associated court opinions of selected cases principally decided between late October 2013 and January 2014, addressing developing state and federal court trends in class certification, fiduciary duties, application of the PSLRA, Exchange Act and Securities Act claims, and whistleblower protections.
March 4, 2014 | Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP | Jay B. Kasner, Matthew J. Matule, Edward B. Micheletti, Peter B. Morrison, Amy S. Park, Noelle M. Reed, Charles F. (Chuck) Smith, Jennifer L. Spaziano
Today, in a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Lawson v. FMR LLC that the Sarbanes-Oxley Act’s whistleblower protections apply to employees of a public company’s private contractors and subcontractors. Justice Ginsburg delivered the opinion of the Court, Justice Scalia (joined by Justice Thomas) concurred in part and in the judgment, and Justice Sotomayor dissented (joined by Justices Alito and Kennedy).
In this edition of our Privacy & Cybersecurity Update, we analyze several significant recent developments, including the NIST's release of its long-awaited "Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity," a complaint filed by the California attorney general that suggests a relatively short deadline for notifying customers of a data breach and an FTC action holding a company responsible for the data practices of its vendor.
On February 25, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman David Camp proposed a dramatic overhaul of the U.S. tax code that, if enacted, would have a major impact on real estate investment trusts. Among other issues, Chairman Camp's proposals would make it significantly more difficult for companies to obtain REIT status and would restrict the growth of existing REITs through corporate acquisitions.
February 2014 | Financial Fraud Law Report | Stuart D. Levi
2014 | ICLG To: Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2014 | Gary A. RubinThis article appeared in the 2014 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Litigation & Dispute Resolution; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London.