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Southern District Decision Highlights Challenges for Private Litigants Pursuing Manipulation Claims Under the CEA

April 19, 2017 | Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP | Mark D. Young, Jonathan Marcus, Gary A. Rubin, Theodore M. Kneller

The U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York recently dismissed a class action lawsuit alleging that Total, S.A., Total Gas & Power North America, Inc., and Total Gas & Power Limited (collectively, “Total”) manipulated physical and financial natural gas prices in...

Key Takeaways: Corporate Governance Series — Key Trends in Executive Compensation, Employment Law and Compensation Committee Practices

March 21, 2017 | Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP | David E. Schwartz, Thomas M. Asmar, Michael R. Bergmann

On February 28, 2017, Skadden hosted a webinar titled “Key Trends in Executive Compensation, Employment Law and Compensation Committee Practices.” The Skadden panelists were labor and employment law partner David Schwartz, and executive compensation and benefits counsel Thomas Asmar and...

Key Takeaways: Lessons Learned From Tax-Related Whistleblower Litigation and Shareholder Actions

March 21, 2017 | Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP | Nathaniel Carden, Armando Gomez, Peter B. Morrison

On March 8, 2017, Skadden hosted a webinar titled “Lessons Learned From Tax-Related Whistleblower Litigation and Shareholder Actions.” The Skadden panelists were tax partners Nathaniel Carden and Armando Gomez, and litigation partner Peter Morrison. Overview Mr. Carden opened with a...

Key Takeaways: Recent Investment Management Litigation and Regulatory Developments

March 9, 2017 | Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP | Eben P. Colby, Colleen P. Mahoney, Seth M. Schwartz, Kenneth E. Burdon

On February 28, 2017, Skadden hosted a webinar titled “Recent Investment Management Litigation and Regulatory Developments.” The Skadden panelists were litigation partners Eben Colby and Seth Schwartz, securities enforcement and compliance partner Colleen Mahoney and investment...

Regulators Provide Some Flexibility on the Swaps Variation Margin Compliance Deadline

February 24, 2017 | Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP | Mark D. Young, Maureen A. Donley, Daniel B. O'Connell, Shekida A. Smith

On February 23, 2017, U.S. federal banking regulators (Prudential Regulators), European regulators and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) issued statements clarifying their expectations on compliance with the March 1, 2017, variation margin (VM) requirements for...

Key Takeaways: Corporate Governance Series — Key SEC Financial Reporting, Accounting and Enforcement Matters

February 15, 2017 | Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP | Katherine D. Ashley, Colleen P. Mahoney, Michael Y. Scudder

On February 2, 2017, Skadden hosted a webinar titled “Key SEC Financial Reporting, Accounting and Enforcement Matters,” the third installment of our four-part Corporate Governance Series focused on trends in corporate governance, company management and Securities and Exchange Commission...

Skadden's 2017 Insights

January 30, 2017 | Skadden's 2017 Insights

Significant political developments in 2016 set the stage for potentially big shifts in regulation, international relationships and enforcement activity in the year ahead. How these factors play out — and the subsequent impact they have on business activity — remains to be seen. We offer...

Reform, Not Repeal, Likely for US Swaps Regulations

January 30, 2017 | Skadden's 2017 Insights | Mark D. Young, Maureen A. Donley, Rachel Kaplan Reicher

Swaps transactions, virtually unregulated before the 2008 financial crisis, are regulated in the U.S. under Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act. Title VII empowers the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), for most swaps, and the Securities and Exchange Commission, for the balance of swaps...

Trump’s Proposed Changes to Tax, Dodd-Frank, DOL Could Impact Executive Compensation

January 30, 2017 | Skadden's 2017 Insights | Neil M. Leff, Regina Olshan, Jeffrey A. Lieberman, Audrey J. Murga

President Donald Trump’s campaign proposals included changes to tax rates and a promise to repeal the Dodd-Frank Act. If enacted, these proposals could have a significant impact on the way businesses handle executive compensation, permitting companies greater flexibility in structuring...

A Trump-Appointed AG May Not Translate to Less Aggressive Enforcement

January 30, 2017 | Skadden's 2017 Insights | Gary DiBianco, David Meister, Jocelyn E. Strauber, Eli S. Rubin, Paul E. Schied

Forecasting the enforcement priorities of the Department of Justice (DOJ) under the Trump administration is difficult at best. Previous statements from both President Donald Trump and his nominee for attorney general, U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., shed some light as to their views. While some...

Trump's Focus on Deregulation Could Shape SEC Priorities in 2017

January 30, 2017 | Skadden's 2017 Insights | Brian V. Breheny, Colleen P. Mahoney, Lily S. Huang

In his statement announcing the appointment of Jay Clayton to run the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), President Donald Trump said that “we need to undo many regulations which have stifled investment in American businesses, and restore oversight of the financial industry in a way...

Change in Administration Presents Opportunity to Revisit DOL Fiduciary Rule

January 30, 2017 | Skadden's 2017 Insights | Michael D. Dorum, Jeffrey A. Lieberman, Christopher M. Gandia

In 2016, regulatory developments introduced fundamental changes in the legal standards that govern the relationship of broker-dealers with their customers. Although the changes are not applicable until April 10, 2017, most in the industry have already been preparing for compliance. The new...

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