The Informed Board
The world is returning to work. An environmental activist fund won a quarter of Exxon's board seats. World leaders announced plans for a minimum corporate tax. This issue of The Informed Board provides insights for directors about these events. Plus, a look at the disruptive effects — and enormous benefits — that could flow from widespread adoption of blockchain technology in financial services, and a reminder about an old antitrust law that could be revived and used against tech companies.
Enforcement in Life Sciences Series
Recent settlements between the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and a range of FDA-regulated drug and medical device manufacturers provide a snapshot of the DOJ’s enforcement focus. These settlements involve new DOJ theories of liability or new ways of evaluating long-standing industry practices, and may be harbingers of future DOJ enforcement activity. In this six-part series of client alerts, we take an in-depth look at the facts and legal theories in each case or set of cases, discuss what makes each novel, and consider the compliance implications for each.
Topics Panel Section
Shareholder Proposal No-Action Requests in the 2021 Proxy Season: Dearth of No-Action Response Letters Leaves Companies Guessing
Although the SEC staff issued fewer written no-action response letters during the 2021 proxy season than in previous years, a number of notable decisions and trends emerged, providing important guideposts to understanding the staff’s current approach.Shareholder Proposal No-Action Requests in the 2021 Proxy Season: Dearth of No-Action Response Letters Leaves Companies Guessing
The Class Action Chronicle
In this edition, we examine the development of motions to strike class allegations, focusing on recent court recognition of using this option at the pleading stage when class certification is unrealistic, which can prevent time-consuming and costly litigation.The Class Action Chronicle
Companies generally will be allowed to require employees to return to the office or other facility and to mandate vaccinations and/or testing. But they will need to observe state and federal laws, apply their rules evenhandedly and be alert to permitted exceptions.Four Questions on Directors’ Minds as the World Returns to Work
The Biden Administration's “Green Book” proposals would significantly increase tax burdens on corporate and individual taxpayers and make sweeping changes to the international tax regime.Biden Administration’s Green Book Proposes Significant Changes to Tax Regime