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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.
This article appeared in the 2015 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Business Crime; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London.
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.
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.
2014 | Practical Law | Elaine D. Ziff
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.
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.
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.
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.