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Client Alerts
Russia Sanctions Update September 2014
Client Alert
September 24, 2014
Russia Sanctions Update: US and EU impose restrictions on finance, energy, and military
Client Alert
August 6, 2014
Bitcoin Regulatory Framework Announced for New York State
Client Alert
July 23, 2014
PhRMA HSR Case Summary
Client Alert
July 22, 2014
SEC Staff Offers Guidance on Proxy Voting
July 11, 2014
Supreme Court Reaffirms Basic’s Fraud-on-the-Market Presumption, but Holds Defendants Can Challenge Price Impact of Misrepresentations Prior to Certifying a Securities Fraud Class Action
Client Alert
July 8, 2014
Puerto Rico Claims Authority to Nonconsensually Restructure Public Corporation Debt
Client Alert
July 7, 2014
Supreme Court Rejects Presumption of Prudence in Stock Drop Cases
Client Alert
July 2, 2014
Judge Robinson's “Limited Prosecution Bar:” The New Normal?
Client Alert
June 24, 2014
Russian Debtors Can No Longer Hide from the Russian Double-Headed Eagle in England
Client Alert
June 5, 2014
China Widens Door to Outbound Investment
Client Alert
May 9, 2014
SEC Issues Order for Partial Stay of Conflict Minerals Rules
Client Alert
May 5, 2014
SEC Issues Guidance on Conflict Minerals Rules
Client Alert
April 30, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court Deals Major Blow to Patent Trolls
Client Alert
April 29, 2014
Indonesia Gives Notice: Foreign Investors to Lose Treaty Protection
Client Alert
April 24, 2014
Broker-Dealers Required to Take Steps to Safeguard Online Data and Avoid Expected SEC Crackdown
Client Alert
April 23, 2014
Limits Set on New York Courts’ Reach Over Predominantly International Transactions That Pass Through New York Banks
Client Alert
April 22, 2014
U.S. Court of Appeals Issues Ruling in Conflict Minerals Case
Client Alert
April 21, 2014
Ukrainian Parliament Adopts a New Wording of the Law on Public Procurement
April 17, 2014
Ukrainian Government Implements Fiscal Measures to Ease Economic Crisis
Client Alert
April 16, 2014
Ukrainian Government Implements Fiscal Measures to Ease Economic Crisis
April 16, 2014
Ukrainian Parliament Adopts Law to Enable Lustration of Judges
Client Alert
April 14, 2014
Ukrainian Parliament Adopts Law to Enable Lustration of Judges
April 14, 2014
IRS Issues Guidance on Retroactive Application of Windsor Case to Retirement Plans
April 9, 2014
The US Department of Justice Raises the Stakes for Misleading Statements on Product Safety
April 3, 2014
Russia – Ukraine – US and EU Sanctions: Legal Issues on Which Chadbourne is Working
April 2014
New York City Council Passes Amendments to the Sick Time Act; Law to Be Effective for All NYC Employers on April 1, 2014
Client Alert
March 10, 2014
Long-Awaited Final Employer "Pay or Play" Regulations Issued
Client Alert
February 28, 2014
Is Arbitration Right for Your Workforce? Recent Developments Make Now a Good Time to Consider (or Reconsider) Arbitration
Client Alert
February 27, 2014
Brazil Kicks Off New Year with Clean Companies Act
Client Alert
February 24, 2014
Employer "Pay or Play" Health Care Mandate Is Further Delayed Until 2016 for Medium-Sized Companies
Client Alert
February 11, 2014
FTC Revises Hart-Scott-Rodino Thresholds for 2014
Client Alert
February 10, 2014
US Supreme Court Further Restricts Jurisdiction Over Multinational Companies Where Claims Arise Outside the US
Client Alert
January 28, 2014
Iran Sanctions Update: Limited Relief from US and EU Sanctions Now in Effect
Client Alert
January 27, 2014
Marks and Spencer v BNP Paribas Securities Services and its Impact on Lenders
Client Alert
January 17, 2014
IRS Sheds Additional Light On New Tax Equity Guidelines – Rev. Proc. 2014-12, Historic Boardwalk, Section 47 Tax Credits, Partnership Flips, Inverted Leases
Client Alert
January 6, 2014
SEC Proposes Rules on “Regulation A+”
Client Alert
January 2, 2014
IRS Issues Tax Equity Guidance (Special Update)
Client Alert
December 30, 2013
Doubts About State-Mandated Power Contracts (Special Update)
Client Alert
December 2013
Energy Storage on the Cusp (Special Update)
Client Alert
December 2013
Ethanol Loses Steam (Special Update)
Client Alert
December 2013
US Tax Changes Start to Take Shape (Special Update)
Client Alert
December 2013
Nasdaq Amends Rules on Compensation Committee Independence
Client Alert
December 6, 2013
Power Africa: Market Reaction to the Obama Initiative (Special Update)
December 2013
South Africa: Lessons From Projects Financed to Date (Special Update)
Client Alert
December 2013
Yield Cos Compared (Special Update)
Client Alert
December 2013
China Moves To Ramp Up Shale Gas Production (Special Update)
Client Alert
December 2013
“But I’m Canadian!” And Other CFIUS Dilemmas (Special Update)
Client Alert
December 2013
Agreements to Negotiate in Good Faith May Mean More Than You Think (Special Update)
Client Alert
December 2013
FX Close-Out Profits Closed Out
Client Alert
November 18, 2013
SEC Releases Proposed Crowdfunding Rules Under the JOBS Act and FINRA Releases Related Proposed Crowdfunding Portal Rules
Client Alert
November 1, 2013
Year 2014 Retirement Plan Cost-of-Living Adjustments
Client Alert
November 1, 2013
Directors’ Duties Revisited – The Madoff Directors Case
Client Alert
October 18, 2013
Renewable Energy Opportunities in The Middle East (Special Update)
Client Alert
October 2013
UK Green Bank Update (Special Update)
Client Alert
October 2013
Legislative Victories Promise Further Growth for Rooftop Solar in California (Special Update)
Client Alert
October 2013
Additional Power Needed in Southern California (Special Update)
Client Alert
October 2013
Hawaii: Renewables Paradise? (Special Update)
Client Alert
October 2013
Bridge PPAs (Special Update)
Client Alert
October 2013
Chinese Solar: On The Upswing? (Special Update)
Client Alert
October 2013
Islamic Bonds Go Mainstream (Special Update)
Client Alert
October 2013
European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) – Are You in Compliance?
Client Alert
September 24, 2013
SEC Proposes Pay Ratio Rules
Client Alert
September 24, 2013
IRS Updates Construction-Start Rules (Special Update)
Project Finance NewsWire
September 20, 2013
Second Circuit Affirms Bankruptcy Court’s Denial of Loan Trustee’s Attempts to Obtain Payment of Make-Whole Amount
Client Alert
September 18, 2013
Wider Application of the UK Takeover Code to AIM Companies
Client Alert
September 17, 2013
The “Little Energy Three-Pack” - New Rules for Trading in Gaseous Fuels in Poland
Client Alert
August 29, 2013
Renewable Energy Installations Accelerate In Hawaii (Special Update)
Client Alert
August 2013
Two Surprises in Jeff Bezos’ Purchase of The Washington Post
Client Alert
August 14, 2013
Delaware General Corporation Law Amendment Facilitates Tender Offer Structures
Client Alert
August 9, 2013
First Circuit Holds That Private Equity Funds Can Be Liable For Portfolio Company Pension Plan Obligations
Client Alert
August 8, 2013
P3 Update: TIFIA Program Developments (Special Update)
Client Alert
August 5, 2013
Technology and New Media Companies Could Benefit from a Merger of Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications
Client Alert
July 30, 2013
SEC Adopts Final Rules That Change How Private Funds Can Raise Capital in the US
Client Alert
July 25, 2013
DOL Extends Deadline for Providing Annual Comparative Charts
Client Alert
July 23, 2013
The D.C. Circuit Decision in The Conference Group Case Blurs The Line Between Rulemaking and Adjudication and Requires Attention from Companies Regulated by Federal Agencies
Client Alert
July 18, 2013
SEC Adopts Final Rules Disqualifying Securities Offerings Involving Certain “Bad Actors” from Reliance on Rule 506
Client Alert
July 16, 2013
SEC Adopts Final Rules Eliminating the Prohibition Against General Solicitation and General Advertising in Rule 506 and Rule 144A Offerings
Client Alert
July 12, 2013
Unpaid Internships—A New Employment Litigation Risk
Client Alert
July 9, 2013
FCC Acts to Protect Cellphone Data from Cyberattacks
Client Alert
July 8, 2013
US District Court Vacates SEC’s Resource Extraction Payment Disclosure Rule
Client Alert
July 5, 2013
White House and Treasury Delay Employer “Pay or Play” Health Care Mandate Until 2015
Client Alert
July 2, 2013
Delaware Court of Chancery Upholds Forum Selection Bylaws
Client Alert
June 27, 2013
US Bankruptcy Court Releases ResCap Examiner Report
Client Alert
June 27, 2013
Iran Sanctions Update
Client Alert
June 26, 2013
Supreme Court Holds that the Use of “Reverse Payment” Settlement Agreements to Resolve Patent Infringement Litigation are Not Exempt from Antitrust Scrutiny
Client Alert
June 26, 2013
Supreme Court’s Second Class Arbitration Ruling of the Term Rejects Challenge to Contractual Prohibition Against Class Arbitration, Even Where the Prohibition is Claimed to Prevent Effective Vindication of Federal Statutory Rights
Client Alert
June 24, 2013
Recent Amendments to the Russian Civil Code - Including a Small Boost for Lenders Operating in Russia
Client Alert
June 21, 2013
Supreme Court’s Deference to Agreements by Parties to Arbitrate Proves a Double-Edged Sword, as Court Refuses to Disturb Arbitrator’s Decision That Parties’ Contract Authorized Class Arbitration
Client Alert
June 17, 2013
Liberty Reserve Charged in One of the Largest Money Laundering Cases in History
Client Alert
June 5, 2013
Recent Legal Developments Expected to Increase Risks and Costs for Many New York City Employers
Client Alert
June 4, 2013
SEC Issues FAQs Regarding Conflict Minerals and Resource Extraction Payment Disclosures
Client Alert
June 4, 2013
The Rush To Start Construction (Special Update)
Client Alert
June 3, 2013
The CHP Revival (Special Update)
Client Alert
June 3, 2013
Power Contracts With The US Military (Special Update)
Client Alert
June 3, 2013
US Public-Private Partnerships: A Few Steps Forward And One Possible Step Back (Special Update)
Client Alert
June 3, 2013
Shale Gas In China: How Far From Dream To Reality? (Special Update)
Client Alert
June 3, 2013
Sunny Days Ahead For Solar In Turkey (Special Update)
Client Alert
June 3, 2013
Accelerating The (Commercial) PACE (Special Update)
Client Alert
June 3, 2013
How REITs Are Already Investing In Renewables (Special Update)
Client Alert
June 3, 2013
Oman: Future Power and Water Needs (Special Update)
Client Alert
June 3, 2013
More US Gas Exports Approved: What Next? (Special Update)
Client Alert
June 3, 2013
Commercial Microgrids: The Next Big Thing? (Special Update)
Client Alert
June 3, 2013
Recent Developments in New York State Wage-and-Hour Laws: Guidance Issued Regarding Deductions from Employee Wages and Minimum Wage Increased to $9.00 per Hour by End
Client Alert
May 21, 2013
Sunny Days Ahead for Turkish Solar Power
Client Alert
May 8, 2013
U.S. Supreme Court Significantly Narrows Applicability of Alien Tort Statute to Claims of Human Rights Abuse Committed Abroad
Client Alert
April 19, 2013
Tips For Construction Contractors to Avoid Costly Missteps (Special Update)
Client Alert
April 12, 2013
Iran Sanctions Enforcement Not Keeping Pace With Rhetoric (Special Update)
Client Alert
April 12, 2013
Drive to Reduce the Cost of Capital (Special Update)
Client Alert
April 12, 2013
China Sets New Energy Goals (Special Update)
Client Alert
April 12, 2013
SEC Provides Regulation FD Guidance on Use of Social Media
Client Alert
April 8, 2013
SEC Staff Issues Answers To Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Rule 15a-6 And Foreign Broker-Dealers
Client Alert
April 5, 2013
China Sets New Energy Goals (Special Update)
Client Alert
March 15, 2013
House Tax Staff Proposes Rewrite of Partnership Tax Rules (Special Update)
Client Alert
March 12, 2013
Supreme Court Holds Proof of Materiality Not Required to Certify a Securities Fraud Class Action
Client Alert
March 11, 2013
Sequestration Haircut for Section 1603 Payments (Special Updates)
Client Alert
March 4, 2013
Updated FMLA Regulations Have Been Issued; Employers Subject to the FMLA Should Ensure Compliance
Client Alert
March 4, 2013
SEC Approves NYSE and Nasdaq Listing Rules on Compensation Committee and Adviser Independence
Client Alert
February 6, 2013
Important Amendments to Turkish Merger Control Filings
Client Alert
February 4, 2013
Treasury Cash Grant Update (Special Update)
Client Alert
February 2, 2013
American Taxpayer Relief Act Extends Certain Employee Benefits
Client Alert
January 31, 2013
Health Care Reform: DOL Extends Deadline and Issues FAQs for Exchange Coverage Notices
Client Alert
January 31, 2013
FTC Revises Hart-Scott-Rodino Thresholds for 2013
Client Alert
January 30, 2013
D.C. Circuit Lets Stand its Decision to Vacate Cross-State Clean Air Rule (Special Update)
Client Alert
January 28, 2013
Start of Construction (Special Update)
Client Alert
January 4, 2013
New U.S. Sanctions on Iran Target Shipping, Shipbuilding, Insurance, and Trade in Metals by Non-U.S. Companies
Client Alert
January 4, 2013
Congress Delays Fiscal Cliff (Special Update)
Client Alert
January 1, 2013
Ukraine Reintroduces Mandatory Conversion of Foreign Currency
Client Alert
November 27, 2012
IRS Provides Retirement Plan Relief for Hurricane Sandy Victims
Client Alert
November 19, 2012
SEC Staff Issues New Guidance Regarding Rule 14a-8 Shareholder Proposals
Client Alert
October 23, 2012
ISS Releases Draft 2013 Policy Updates
Client Alert
October 23, 2012
WTO Expected to Rule Against Local-Content Requirements (Special Update)
Client Alert
October 22, 2012
New York Employment Law Newsflash
Client Alert
October 22, 2012
Year 2013 Retirement Plan Cost-of-Living Adjustments
Client Alert
October 18, 2012
NYSE and Nasdaq Propose Listing Rules on Compensation Committee and Adviser Independence
Client Alert
October 5, 2012
Climate Change Lawsuits Update
Client Alert
October 4, 2012
New Health Care Reform Guidance for Employers
Client Alert
September 2012
LNG Exporters Queue Up (Special Update)
Client Alert
September 2012
Section 1603 Payments May Face Haircut (Special Update)
Client Alert
September 2012
Governments Move to General Principles to Combat Aggressive Tax Planning (Special Update)
Client Alert
September 2012
Section 1603 Update (Special Update)
Client Alert
September 2012
Project Finance Newswire: In Other News - A Tax Equity Transacttion
Project Finance Newswire
September 2012
New York Labor Law Amended to Expand Permissible Wage Deductions
Client Alert
September 14, 2012
SEC Issues Proposed Rules Eliminating the Prohibition Against General Solicitation and General Advertising in Rule 506 and Rule 144A Offerings
Client Alert
September 7, 2012
U.S. Prohibits Foreign Subsidiaries from Conducting Iran Transactions, Enhances SEC Reporting Requirements Relating to Iran and Expands Coverage for Non-U.S. Companies
Client Alert
September 6, 2012
SEC Adopts Final Rules Regarding Conflict Minerals and Resource Extraction Payment Disclosures
Client Alert
August 29, 2012
Pollution Limits Set Aside (Special Update)
Client Alert
August 23, 2012
Russian-Law Suretyship Agreements
Client Alert
August 22, 2012
Changes to the Currency Regulation: Amendments to the Procedure for the Submission to Banks of Information Regarding Currency Operations
Client Alert
August 22, 2012
Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Law: Next Steps for Employers
Client Alert
July 13, 2012
SEC Adopts Final Rules Requiring Listing Standards Related To Compensation Committees and Compensation Consultants
Client Alert
June 28, 2012
Appeals Court Upholds US Greenhouse Gas Rules (Special Update)
Client Alert
June 27, 2012
Ukrainian Competition Authorities Strengthen Sanctions for Antimonopoly Infringements
Client Alert
June 27,2012
US Mercury Rule Survives Senate Vote (Special Update)
Client Alert
June 20, 2012
Financial Guaranty Insurance Company ("FGIC") In New York Rehabilitation Proceeding
Client Alert
June 19, 2012
Restructuring Corporate Bonds: A Menu of Options
Corporate Practice NewsWire
May 2012
Update: Recent Developments Under the NLRA
Client Alert
April 24, 2012
The JOBS Act’s Impact on Private Funds
Client Alert
April 16, 2012
An Alert from Chadbourne's Private Client Group Highlighting Tax Favorable Wealth Transfer Opportunities Available During 2012
Client Alert
April 13, 2012
State of the Tax Equity Market (Special Update)
Client Alert
April 10, 2012
The JOBS Act
Client Alert
April 6, 2012
US Fish And Wildlife Service Voluntary Land-Based Wind Project Guidelines (Special Update)
Client Alert
March 2012
EPA Proposes Greenhouse Gas Limitations for New Power Plants (Special Update)
Client Alert
March 2012
Certain Incentives for Investing in the Wind Energy Sector in Ukraine (Special Update)
Client Alert
March 2012
California Rules Worry Out-Of-State Generators (Special Update)
Client Alert
March 2012
In re Delphi Financial Group Shareholder Litigation
Client Alert
March 23, 2012
Recent Delaware Chancery Court Opinion Focuses on Conflicts of Interest in a Sale of Control
Client Alert
March 14, 2012
Mobile Applications -- Now Under the FTC's Watchful Eye
Client Alert
February 9, 2012
Second Circuit Reinstates Arbitration Award Obtained By Chadbourne for Travelers; Finds No "Evident Partiality"
Client Alert
February 7, 2012
NYSE and NYSE Amex Restrict Broker Discretionary Voting on Certain Corporate Governance Proposals
Client Alert
January 27, 2012
FTC Revises Hart-Scott-Rodino Thresholds For 2012
Client Alert
January 26, 2012
Overview of the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act
Client Alert
January 20, 2012
Upcoming Changes To TCPA Liability Standards?
Client Alert
January 20, 2012
SEC Adopts Final Rules Regarding Mine Safety Disclosure
Client Alert
January 11, 2012
SEC Adopts Revised "Accredited Investor" Definition
Client Alert
December 30, 2011
Update: Recent Developments Under the NLRA
Client Alert
December 27, 2011
SEC Sets New Limits on Confidential Submissions of Registration Statements by Foreign Private Issuers
Client Alert
December 14, 2011
Turkey Promulgates New Regulation on the Auditing of Electricity Market Players
Client Alert
December 5, 2011
REMINDER: Employers Must Provide New York State Employees With Labor Law Notice In Early-2012
Client Alert
November 30, 2011
US Inbound Investment Strategies For Renewable Energy (Special Update)
Client Alert
November 2011
Practical Advice: Wind and Solar Projects on BLM Lands (Special Update)
Client Alert
November 2011
SEC Approves More Stringent Listing Requirements for Reverse Merger Companies
Client Alert
November 17, 2011
Section 1603 Update (Special Update)
Client Alert
November 2011
Chinese Solar Cells May Face US Import Duties (Special Update)
Client Alert
October 21, 2011
Year 2012 Retirement Plan Cost-of-Living Adjustments
Client Alert
October 20, 2011
Recent Developments Under the NLRA -- Why All Employers Should Take Note
Client Alert
October 19, 2011
Turkey Promulgates Renewable Energy Regulations
Client Alert
September 28, 2011
New Pension System in Ukraine Becomes Effective from October 1, 2011
Client Alert
September 23, 2011
SEC Amendments to Facilitate Shareholder Director Nominations Effective
Client Alert
September 20, 2011
NYSE and NASDAQ Propose More Stringent Listing Requirements for Reverse Merger Companies
Client Alert
August 19, 2011
Fiduciary Liability of LLC Managers and Members
Client Alert
August 16, 2011
New York State's Marriage Equality Act: Impact on Employee Benefit Plans
Client Alert
August 15, 2011
Plan Fiduciary Action in Wake of U.S. Credit Downgrade and Global Market Fluctuations
Client Alert
August 9, 2011
SEC Revises Short-Form Registration Eligibility for Non-Convertible Debt Offerings
Client Alert
August 1, 2011
U.S. Court of Appeals Strikes Down SEC Proxy Access Rule
Client Alert
July 26, 2011
Report Identifies Numerous Advantages of New York Law and New York Dispute Resolution for International Transactions
Client Alert
July 26, 2011
FTC and DOJ's Antitrust Division Change Initial Reporting Requirements for M&A Transactions under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act
Client Alert
July 25, 2011
IRS Issues Proposed 162 (m) Regulations Clarifying Rules on Deductibility of Performance-Based Compensation
Client Alert
July 13, 2011
Supreme Court Rejects Expansive Approaches to Exercising Personal Jurisdiction Over Out-of-State Companies Based on “Stream of Commerce” Theory
Client Alert
June 30, 2011
Acciones colectivas en México para consumidores, usuarios de servicios financieros, temas de medio ambiente y competencia económica
Client Alert
June 30, 2011
Delaware Chancery Court Addresses Application of Revlon Standard to 50/50 Cash and Stock Merger
Client Alert
June 23, 2011
Supreme Court Rejects Securities Fraud Liability For Investment Advisor Who Participated In Drafting But Did Not Itself Issue Allegedly Misleading Prospectuses
Client Alert
June 23, 2011
Wisconsin regulator's decision on Ambac illustrates key features of surplus notes as well as challenges faced by policyholders in rehabilitation proceedings
Client Alert
June 20, 2011
Supreme Court Holds Proof of 'Loss Causation' Not Required to Obtain Class Certification of Securities Fraud Claim
Client Alert
June 20, 2011
Renewables Opportunities in Mexico (Special Update)
Client Alert
June 15, 2011
SEC Adopts Whistleblower Rules
Client Alert
June 2, 2011
'Til Deadlock Do Us Part
Client Alert
June 1, 2011
Pennsylvania District Court Taxes E-Discovery Costs Against Losing Party
Client Alert
May 25, 2011
In Olson v. ev3, the Delaware Chancery Court Revisits Top-Up Options and Critiques the Appraisal Dilution Theory
Client Alert
May 9, 2011
Supreme Court Approves Amendments to Bankruptcy Rule 2019
Client Alert
May 6, 2011
Despite SEC and CFTC proposed rules on "swap" definition in Dodd-Frank Act, uncertainty remains on financial guaranty insurance policies
Client Alert
May 4, 2011
Rhode Island Court Approves, For the First Time, a Solvent Insurer's Commutation Plan
Client Alert
May 2, 2011
How Close Are Large-Scale Ocean Energy Projects? (Special Update)
Client Alert
April 23, 2011
SEC Provides Foreign Private Issuers with Temporary XBRL Relief for IFRS Financial Statements
Client Alert
April 22, 2011
SEC Proposes Rules Requiring Listing Standards Related To Compensation Committees and Compensation Consultants
Client Alert
April 4, 2011
Turkey Introduces Tax Incentives for Leasing Certificates
Client Alert
March 30, 2011
The Ukrainian Parliament Changes the Procedure for Acquisition of Material Shareholding in Ukrainian Banks
Client Alert
March 21, 2011
Project Sales: Market Update (Special Update)
Client Alert
March 2011
Turkey Overhauls Media Regulation
Client Alert
March 10, 2011
TOUSA: $300 Million Revolving Loan Facility Avoids Fraudulent Conveyance Attack
Client Alert
March 8, 2011
Argentina Publishes New Rules Requiring Foreign Reinsurers To Open An Argentine Branch By September 1, 2011 Or Otherwise Be Barred From Transacting Business
Client Alert
March 4, 2011
Delaware Chancery Court Upholds Poison Pill in Airgas Case
Client Alert
February 28, 2011
SEC Proposes Amendments to Revise Short-Form Registration Eligibility for Non-Convertible Debt Offerings
Client Alert
February 16, 2011
TOUSA: Indirect Benefits and Impossible Burdens – District Court “Quashes” Bankruptcy Court Decision
Client Alert
February 15, 2011
SEC Adopts Say-on-Pay Rules
Client Alert
February 1, 2011
New Law Increases Burdens and Risks For New York State Employers
Client Alert
January 26, 2011
FTC Revises Hart Scott Rodino Thresholds For 2011
Client Alert
January 25, 2011
PPPs in the Middle East (Special Update)
Client Alert
January 2011
Ukraine Adopts the First Tax Code
Client Alert
January 6, 2011
Ninth Circuit Orders Enforcement of Grand Jury Subpoena for Foreign-Origin Documents Produced Pursuant to Protective Order in Civil Trial between Private Parties
Client Alert
December 31, 2010
“Climate Change” Litigation Update -- U.S. Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in Climate Change Lawsuit -- Will Decide Whether Companies May Be Sued for Their Greenhouse Gas Emissions And Resultant Contribution to Global Warming
Client Alert
December 17, 2010
New Law Permits "In-Plan" Roth Conversions
Client Alert
November 2010
Delayed Effectiveness of FASB Proposal on Disclosure of Certain Loss Contingencies
Client Alert
November 1, 2010
2011 Retirement Plan Limits Generally Remain Unchanged
Client Alert
October 28, 2010
New York’s Top Court Endorses Broad Scope For In Pari Delicto Defense When Outside Professionals Are Sued In Connection With Corporate Frauds
Client Alert
October 25, 2010
SEC Proposes Say-on-Pay Rules
Client Alert
October 22, 2010
Court of Justice of the European Union Rejects Privilege for In-House Counsel Communications in European Commission Antitrust Investigations
Client Alert
October 15, 2010
SEC Proposes New Rules on Short-Term Borrowing Disclosures and Issues Interpretive Guidance on Liquidity and Capital Resource Disclosures
Client Alert
October 13, 2010
SEC Stays Recently Adopted Proxy Access Rules on Shareholder Director Nominations
Client Alert
October 5, 2010
Tax-Qualified Retirement Plans: Year End Action May Be Required
Client Alert
September 23, 2010
Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Plans: Year End Action May Be Required
Client Alert
September 23, 2010
"Open for Business" - The Tax Benefits of United Kingdom Holding Companies
Client Alert
September 13, 2010
SEC Adopts Rule Amendments Facilitating Shareholder Proxy Access to Nominate Directors
Client Alert
September 8, 2010
Third Circuit Confirms That Parties Cannot Opt Out Of Federal Arbitration Act Vacatur Standards Absent Clear Intent
Client Alert
September 8, 2010
“Fraud Created The Market” Securities Fraud Theory Rejected By The Third Circuit, Widening Circuit Split
Client Alert
August 25, 2010
New York Amends Power of Attorney Law to Exclude Most Corporate Transactions
Client Alert
August 23, 2010
FASB Proposal on Disclosure of Certain Loss Contingencies
Client Alert
August 23, 2010
Fourth Circuit Declines To Permit State Suit Alleging TVA’s Power Plants’ Interstate Air Emissions Constitute A Public Nuisance
Client Alert
August 16, 2010
Dodd-Frank Act: Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance Provisions
Client Alert
August 12, 2010
Summary and Analysis of the Volcker Rule in the Dodd-Frank Act - Prohibiting Bank Proprietary Trading and Investing in Hedge Funds, Private Equity Funds and Other Private Funds - It Affects More Than Just Funds
July 29, 2010
SEC Issues Concept Release Seeking Comment on U.S. Proxy System
Client Alert
July 26, 2010
New York’s Top Court Affirms That Hedge Fund Investors Cannot Pursue Fraud Claims Against Accounting Firm For Purely Derivative Damages
Client Alert
July 13, 2010
Supreme Court Limits Federal Securities Fraud Claims to Securities Traded, Purchased or Sold Domestically
Client Alert
July 8, 2010
Business Methods and Software Remain Patentable: Supreme Court Rejects Rigid Patent Eligibility Test
Client Alert
June 28, 2010
Health Care Reform: New Grandfathered Health Plan Guidance
Client Alert
June 18, 2010
Insurers and Reinsurers Must Prepare For Complex And Costly Issues From Gulf Coast Oil Spill
Client Alert
June 11, 2010
“Climate Change” Litigation Update -- Fifth Circuit Dismisses En Banc Appeal On Procedural Grounds, So District Court Decision Dismissing Claims Related To Climate Change Stands As Good Law
Client Alert
June 11, 2010
Delaware LLC Challenged By United Kingdom Tax Authority
June 2, 2010
Revised Horizontal Merger Guidelines Issued By FTC, DOJ
May 24, 2010
No Securities Fraud Liability for Persons Who Merely Participate in Drafting False or Misleading Statements if Those Statements Are Not Attributed to Them
Client Alert
May 6, 2010
Chilean Earthquake
Client Alert
May 4, 2010
Clarifications on Limited Liability Companies Legislation
April 30, 2010
Developments in Derivatives Regulation
April 28, 2010
COBRA Subsidy Extended Through May 31, 2010
April 19, 2010
Optional Jurisdiction Clauses
April 12, 2010
Privacy and Information Security Law Update, March, 2010
April 7, 2010
Nasdaq Modifies Public Announcement Requirements for Listed Companies
Client Alert
April 2, 2010
“Climate Change”: Litigation- and Regulatory Update
Client Alert
March 31, 2010
SEC’s March Toward Adoption of Global Accounting Standards Raises Potential Litigation Challenges for U.S. Issuers and their Auditors
Client Alert
March 31, 2010
Secured Lenders Do Not Have An Absolute Right to Credit Bid Their Claims in Bankruptcy Sales Under a Plan
March 30, 2010
En Banc First Circuit Rejects SEC’s Attempt to Broaden Scope of Primary Liability for Securities Fraud Under “Implied Representations” Theory
Client Alert
March 26, 2010
COBRA Subsidy Extended Through March 31, 2010
March 3, 2010
Proposed changes to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act
February 2010
SEC Releases Guidance on Climate Change Disclosure
Client Alert
February 19, 2010
Toll Road Update
February 2010
U.S. Department of Justice Seeks to Recover Conditional Medicare Payments From Liability Insurance Carriers Who Participated In Claims Settlement
February 8, 2010
SEC Proposes Amendments to Issuer Repurchases of Common Stock Under Rule 10b-18
February 5, 2010
Harsh Sanctions Ruling Signals Federal Courts' Decreasing Tolerance for Insufficient E-Discovery Procedures
Client Alert
February 2, 2010
FTC Issues Decreased Hart-Scott-Rodino and Interlocking Directorate Thresholds
Client Alert
February 2, 2010
Study Links Genetically-Modified Corn to Organ Damage in Laboratory Animals
January 29, 2010
DOL Issues Updated Model COBRA Notices, Posters and Flyers
January 19, 2010
IRS Announces Long-Awaited Section 409A Document Correction Program
January 2010
DOL and IRS Issue Guidance on COBRA Subsidy Extension
January 11, 2010
RiskMetrics 2010 Executive Compensation Policy Updates
Client Alert
January 2010
RiskMetrics 2010 U.S. Corporate Governance Policy Updates
Client Alert
December 2009
Amendments to Russian Regulation of Derivatives and Repos
December 30, 2009
Significant Changes to Russian Laws
December 30, 2009
IRS Issues Final Regulations Affecting Employee Stock Purchase Plans
December 24, 2009
COBRA Subsidy Extended For Additional Six Months
December 22, 2009
SEC Approves Final Rules on Enhanced Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance Proxy Disclosure
Client Alert
December 22, 2009
IRS Extends Year-End Deadline for Adopting Certain Pension Protection Act Amendments
December 14, 2009
Funds U.S. Regulatory Alert
December 2009
Nasdaq Rule Change Mandates Notification 10 Minutes Prior to Release of Material Information
December 7, 2009
New York Insurance Department Orders FGIC to Stop Writing Policies and to Cease Paying Claims Until its Minimum Surplus Is Brought Into Compliance
December 3, 2009
Section 162(m): Immediate Action May Be Required to Preserve Performance-Based Compensation Deduction
November 20, 2009
Section 409A: Certain Violations May be Corrected by Year End
November 20, 2009
Toll Road Update
November 2009
Treasury and IRS Grant Limited Relief for Cash Balance Plans
November 13, 2009
NY Employment Law Update -- NY Department of Labor Mandates Use of Official Form for New Hires
November 13, 2009
FMLA's Military Leave Provisions Expanded
November 12, 2009
AFTER LEXINGTON The Implications of Lexington v Wasa Decision of the House of Lords 30 July 2009
November 6, 2009
Recent Decisions Permit Claims That Private Companies are Contributing to 'Climate Change'
Client Alert
November 5, 2009
SEC Proposes Changes to E-Proxy Rules
October 26, 2009
No Retirement Plan Cost-of-Living Increases for 2010
October 15, 2009
SEC Extends Deadline for Compliance With Sarbanes-Oxley Internal Control Audit Requirements For Small Public Companies
October 7, 2009
SEC Enforces Regulation FD Violation Against CFO  But Not the Company
October 1, 2009
NYSE Proposes Amendments to Corporate Governance Listing Standards
September 4, 2009
The New 30% Tax Credit For "Green" Factories
August 24, 2009
Recent Developments in New York Employment Law
August 20, 2009
Employment Law Roundup of the Supreme Court's 2008-2009 Term
August 6, 2009
Reminder -- Pension Protection Act Amendments Generally Due By End of 2009; Also, It May Not Be Too Late to Make Required Section 415 Amendments
July 29, 2009
SEC Proposes Enhanced Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance Proxy Disclosure
July 28, 2009
SEC Proposes Say-on-Pay Rules for TARP Recipients; Treasury Proposes Broader Legislation
July 21, 2009
NYSE and Nasdaq Modify Certain Continued Listing Requirements
July 16, 2009
Toll Road Update
July 2009
SEC Approves NYSE Proposal to Eliminate Discretionary Broker Voting in Uncontested Director Elections
July 13, 2009
SEC Proposes Rule Amendments Facilitating Shareholder Proxy Access to Nominate Directors
July 6, 2009
New York Stock Exchange Temporarily Lowers Market Capitalization and Stockholders’ Equity Continued Listing Requirements
June 8, 2009
New York Stock Exchange Temporarily Lowers Market Capitalization and Stockholders’ Equity Continued Listing Requirements
June 8, 2009
Supreme Court Decision on Terrorism Suspect’s Civil Rights Claims May Also Help Commercial Defendants Win Early Dismissals
Client Alert
May 28, 2009
SEC Proposes Rule Amendments Facilitating Shareholder Proxy Access
May 27, 2009
Doing Business in Cuba: New Guidance on Embargo Rules
April 28, 2009
IRS Issues New COBRA Subsidy Guidance
April 1, 2009
Nasdaq Further Extends Temporary Suspension of Minimum Bid Price and Market Value Requirements
March 25, 2009
DOL Issues New Model COBRA Notices
March 19, 2009
NYSE Temporarily Suspends Minimum $1.00 Closing Price and Extends Lower Market Capitalization Requirements
March 5, 2009
2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: New COBRA Obligations Require Immediate Action
February 24, 2009
2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Expanded Restrictions on Executive Compensation for TARP Recipients
February 20, 2009
Underwater Options: Practical Guidance
February 19, 2009
Proposed Legislation Seeks to Regulate Hedge Funds and Private Funds
February 9, 2009
New Limits on Executive Pay for Financial Institutions Receiving Federal Funds
February 5, 2009
FTC Issues Increased Hart-Scott-Rodino Thresholds; Fines for HSR Violations Raised
January 30, 2009
Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009; Retaliation Law Development
January 29, 2009
New York Stock Exchange Temporarily Lowers Market Capitalization Requirement
January 29, 2009
Consider Financial Crisis Impact When Updating Risk Factors
January 7, 2009
Nasdaq Extends Temporary Suspension of Minimum Bid Price and Market Value Requirements
January 6, 2009
Year End Pension Relief
December 30, 2008
New Section 409A Guidance on Income Inclusion and Reporting and Withholding Obligations
December 29, 2008
New York Proposes to Change Collateral Requirements for Certain Unlicensed Reinsurers
December 29, 2008
New FMLA Regulations and Employer Obligations Go into Effect in January 2009
December 19, 2008
IRS Provides Relief for 403(b) Plans
December 16, 2008
SEC Proposes Roadmap for the Adoption of IFRS for U.S. Issuers
December 12, 2008
New Program to Correct Certain 409A Operational Failures
December 12, 2008
Second Circuit Refuses to Grant Pre-Hearing Discovery from Non-Parties to an Arbitration Proceeding
Client Alert
December 8, 2008
New York Aborts Attempt to Regulate Credit Default Swaps as Insurance
November 24, 2008
SEC Staff Provides Additional Guidance on Shareholder Proposals and Exchange Act Rule 14a-8
November 17, 2008
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Renders a Much-Anticipated Decision Regarding the Patentability of Business Methods, Computer Software & Financial Services
October 31, 2008
“Foreign-Cubed” Securities Fraud Actions — by Foreign Plaintiffs against Foreign Issuers Based on Foreign Stock Purchases — Can Fall Within Subject Matter Jurisdiction of U.S. Federal Courts Under Appropriate Facts
October 29, 2008
Delaware Court Rules No MAE in Hexion/Huntsman Litigation
October 28, 2008
SEC Adopts Amendments to Foreign Private Issuer Reporting Requirements
October 28, 2008
Nasdaq Temporarily Suspends Minimum Bid Price and Market Value Requirements in Response to Market Turbulence
October 20, 2008
Year 2009 Retirement Plan Cost-of-Living Adjustments
October 17, 2008
United States Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Controversial Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Case: Expansive Enforcement of the FCPA Likely to Continue
October 13, 2008
SEC Adopts Amendments to Cross-Border Tender Offer, Exchange Offer and Business Combination Rules
October 10, 2008
Credit Default Swaps Under Siege
October 10, 2008
Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008: The U.S. Government’s Attempt to Rescue the Financial Industry
October 2008
New Rules Limit Circumstances Under Which Inadvertent Disclosure Waives Attorney-Client Privilege
Client Alert
October 2, 2008
SEC Adopts Amendments to Exchange Act Rule 12g3-2(b) Exemption for Foreign Private Issuers
Client Alert
October 2008
ADA Amendments: New Protections for Employees and Key Obligations of Employers
September 2008
Alcatel Executive Sentenced to Thirty Months in Prison Reflecting Ever-Increasing Reach of U.S. Anti-Corruption Laws
September 25, 2008
DOJ Revises Guidelines to Limit Demands that Corporations Waive Attorney-Client Privilege or Not Advance Employees’ Legal Fees as a Condition of 'Cooperating' with a Government Investigation
Client Alert
September 8, 2008
Nasdaq and NYSE Amend Definition of Independent Director
September 5, 2008
Nasdaq Joins NYSE and AMEX in Allowing Listing of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs)
Client Alert
August 20, 2008
SEC Provides Guidance on Use of Company Websites
August 19, 2008
Certain Shelf Registration Statements Will Expire Beginning December 1, 2008
Client Alert
July 31, 2008
SEC Proposes New Rules for Credit Ratings Organizations
July 30, 2008
SEC Proposes Changes to Exchange Act Rule 15a-6 Regarding Exemptions Available to Certain Foreign Broker-Dealers
July 21, 2008
Recent Court Decision May Affect Disclosure of Equity Swaps; However, Activist Hedge Funds May Vote Shares in CSX Proxy Fight
June 25, 2008
SEC Proposes Amendments to Cross-Border Tender Offer, Exchange Offer and Business Combination Rules
June 20, 2008
Reformas al Procedimiento Ordinario Mercantil en México
May 27, 2008
Mexico Enacts Important Commercial Litigation Reform
April 28, 2008
Toll Road Update
April 2008
Foreign Private Issuers Preparing Financial Statements in Accordance with IFRS are No Longer Required to Reconcile to U.S. GAAP
Client Alert
April 17, 2008
SEC Proposes Changes to Registration Exemption for Foreign Private Issuers Under Exchange Act Rule 12g3-2(b)
Client Alert
April 4, 2008
SEC Proposes Changes to Foreign Private Issuer Reporting Requirements Intended to Improve Accessibility of the U.S. Public Capital Markets and Information Available to Investors
March 18, 2008
New IRS Position on Section 162(m) Performance-Based Compensation for Top Executives to be Applied on a Prospective Basis
February 22, 2008
Toll Road Update
February 2008
Section 162(m): IRS' Reversal of Position on Performance-Based Compensation for Top Executives Raises Significant Issues For Public Companies
February 2008
Revised HSR Jurisdictional Thresholds for Pre-merger Notifications Under Section 7A
January 30, 2008
Pay-to-Play or No-Way!
January 15, 2008
SEC Adopts Significant Changes to Rule 144
December 20, 2007
Another HSR Pre-Merger Violation: Investment Firm Will Pay a Civil Penalty of $1.1 Million for Numerous HSR Violations
December 19, 2007
U.S. Supreme Court Significantly Expands Discretion of District Courts under Sentencing Guidelines
Client Alert
December 18, 2007
SEC Proposes Revisions to Limited Offering Exemption Under Regulation D
December 14, 2007
DOL Issues Final Regulations on Qualified Default Investment Alternatives
November 21, 2007
New U.S. Patent Rules Notice
October 25, 2007
Treasury and IRS Grant Additional Transitional Relief Under Section 409A
October 23, 2007
Year 2008 Retirement Plan Cost-of-Living Adjustments
October 18, 2007
HSR Act Violations Will Cost You: Iconix Brand Group Fined $550,000 for Failure to Submit Documents Required by HSR
October 16, 2007
Reinsurance Industry Targeted as Connecticut Attorney General Sues Insurance Broker Guy Carpenter & Co., Alleging Anticompetitive Conspiracy
October 12, 2007
Toll Road Update
October 2007
Ninth Circuit Adopts Clear Cost-Based Standards to Evaluate Antitrust Liability of 'Bundled Discounts'
September 27, 2007
One Step Closer to Market Economy: China Adopts New Antitrust Law
September 17, 2007
Treasury and IRS Extend Deadline for Amending Plans to Comply with 409A and Provide Additional 409A Relief
September 11, 2007
SEC Adopts New Antifraud Rule For Investment Advisers to Pooled Investment Vehicles
August 9, 2007
U.S. Supreme Court Holds that Federal Securities Regulations Immunize IPO Underwriters from Antitrust Liability
July 10, 2007
U.S. Supreme Court Loosens Antitrust Review Standard for Manufacturer Resale Price Maintenance Practices
July 5, 2007
U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies and Tightens the Pleading Requirements for Private Securities Fraud Lawsuits
June 28, 2007
SEC Regulation NMS Pilot Effective July 9, 2007: Anticipated Effects on the Equity Trading Markets
June 28, 2007
Toll Road Update
June 2007
IRS Excludes CFO From $1 Million Tax Deduction Limit on Compensation Paid by Public Companies
June 18, 2007
SEC Adopts Major Changes to the Short Sale Rules
June 15, 2007
New York Court of Appeals Makes It More Difficult for Accounting Malpractice Plaintiffs to Avoid Statute of Limitations Problems Under “Continuous Representation” Doctrine
June 14, 2007
Supreme Court’s Dismissal of Antitrust Conspiracy Complaint May Ease Path for Early Dismissals of Weak Claims Generally
May 25, 2007
States (1) - Feds (0): FTC’s Bid to Block Natural Gas Acquisition Rejected under State Action Immunity Doctrine
May 23, 3007
Don’t Forget to File HSR: Hedge Fund Director Fined $250,000 for Alleged HSR Violations
May 23, 2007
SEC Fines Investment Bank For System Failures
May 22, 2007
Failure to Timely Record Mortgage May Jeopardize Such Mortgage in a Mortgagor Bankruptcy
May 7, 2007
Equity Arrangements Under 409A’s Final Regulations
May 3, 2007
Toll Road Update
May 2007
Third Circuit Holds That The McCarran-Ferguson Act Does Not Preclude Private RICO Claim Against Insurer
April 11, 2007
SEC Adopts Long-Awaited Final Rules to Ease the Deregistration Process for Foreign Private Issuers
April 10, 2007
Treasury and IRS Issue Long-Awaited Final 409A Regulations
April 10, 2007
Standards Tighten for Imposing Securities Fraud Liability on Banks and Other 'Secondary Actors,' but Issue Awaits Supreme Court Review
March 28, 2007
FTC Files Suit to Block Acquisition of The Peoples Natural Gas Company
March 23, 2007
Second Circuit Holds That Mere Auditor 'Review' Of Quarterly Financials Will Not Give Rise To Liability Under The Federal Securities Laws
Client Alert
March 14, 2007
FTC Order in the Rambus, Inc. SDRAM Matter Sheds Light on the Commission’s Ability to Fashion Broad Remedies for Competitive Harm
March 9, 2007
Second Circuit Confirms That Auditors Can Have A 'Duty To Correct' Their Own Prior Misstatements Under The Federal Securities Laws
Client Alert
March 6, 2007
Introduction of the 'Insurance Industry Competition Act' May Bring New Federal Antitrust Scrutiny to the Insurance Industry
March 2, 2007
Toll Road Update
March 2007
U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Brooke Group Legal Predatory Pricing Test Also Applies to Predatory Bidding Claims
February 21, 2007
Toll Road Update
February 2007
FTC Signals More Stringent Antitrust Review of Private Equity Investments with Challenge of Kinder Morgan Acquisition
January 31, 2007
SEC Provides for Internet Availability of Proxy Materials and Proposes Mandatory Compliance
January 30, 2007
U.S. Supreme Court to Review Standard for Pleading Scienter in Securities Fraud Actions
January 19, 2007
FTC Revises the Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 7A and Section 8 of the Clayton Act
January 17, 2007
Internal Revenue Service Issues More Pension Protection Act Guidance
January 15, 2007
SEC Reproposes Rules to Ease the Deregistration Process for Foreign Private Issuers
January 9, 2007
SEC Revises Disclosure Requirements for Equity-Based Compensation
January 4, 2007
U.S. Department of Justice Moderates Guidelines for Prosecution of Corporate Fraud
December 21, 2006
Second Circuit Clarifies Standard for Class Certification
December 12, 2006
Treasury and IRS Issue Interim 409A Reporting and Disclosure Guidance for 2005 and 2006
December 11, 2006
Deadline Extended for New Qualified Plan Employer Stock Diversification Requirements
December 7, 2006
Toll Road Update
December 2006
Reminder: New Form 8-K Requirements for Executive Compensation Matters Take Effect November 7, 2006
November 1, 2006
Toll Road Update
October 2006
Year 2007 Retirement Plan Cost-of-Living Adjustments
October 23, 2006
Treasury and IRS Extend Deadline for Written Compliance With Section 409A
October 15, 2006
Toll Road Update
September 2006
SEC Adopts Amendments to Executive Compensation and Related Person Transaction Disclosure Rules
August 25, 2006
SEC Adopts Amendments to Executive Compensation Disclosure Rules
August 1, 2006
Toll Road Update
July 2006
Third Circuit Panel Circumscribes 'Deepening Insolvency' Cause of Action
July 10, 2006
Toll Road Update
June 2006
Will Recent Nationalisations in Bolivia Give Rise to Claims Under Political Risk Insurance Policies?
June 8, 2006
Recent Federal Court Decision Dismissing as Preempted Pharmaceutical Failure-to-Warn Claims
June 7, 2006
Toll Road Update
May 2006
New York Amends Newspaper Publication Requirements Applicable to Limited Liability Companies and Other Entities
May 1, 2006
Buyers of Bankruptcy Claims Should Proceed With Caution
April 11, 2006
Toll Road Update
April 2006
Treasury and IRS Issue Transitional Relief for Funding Nonqualified Compensation Plans Through Offshore and 'Springing Rabbi' Trusts
March 29, 2006
Toll Road Update
March 2006
SEC Proposes Amendments to Executive Compensation and Related Party Disclosure Rules
February 21, 2006
New FDA Rule on Prescription Drug Package Inserts
February 14, 2006
Toll Road Update
February 2006
SEC's Proposed Rules to Ease Deregistration Process for Foreign Private Issuers
January 31, 2006
Toll Road Update
January 2006
Recent SEC Interpretations and Rulemaking
December 28, 2005
SEC Proposes Internet Availability of Proxy Materials
December 21, 2005
NYSE Proposes Amendments to Corporate Governance Rules
December 19, 2005
IRS Suspends 409A’s Reporting and Wage Withholding Requirements for 2005
December 12, 2005
Treasury and IRS Issue 'Second Round' of 409A Guidance: What You Need to Know and Do Before Year End
October 27, 2005
New Guidance Clarifies 409A’s Application to Separation Pay Arrangements
October 27, 2005
Treasury and IRS Exempt Many Foreign Plans and Arrangements Under Proposed 409A Regulations
October 27, 2005
Year 2006 Retirement Plan Cost of Living Adjustments
October 14, 2005
SEC Issues FAQs on Securities Offering Reform Transition
October 4, 2005
SEC Proposes New Accelerated Filer Category and Revised Filing Deadlines and Extends Internal Control Compliance Deadline for Smaller Companies
October 4, 2005
Treasury and IRS Issue Long-Awaited 'Second Round' of 409A Guidance
September 29, 2005
SEC Enforcement: District Court Dismisses 'Nit-Picking' Allegations of Regulation FD Violations
September 26, 2005
Second Circuit Decision Limits Non-Debtor Party Releases
September 1, 2005
IRS Opens New Program for Determination Letter Applications
August 31, 2005
SEC Adopts Major Securities Offering Reforms
July 29, 2005
SEC Staff Comment Letters and Company Responses Publicly Available
May 12, 2005
U.S. Bankruptcy Code Amendments Affect Ancillary Proceedings: Chapter 15 to Replace Section 304
May 9, 2005
Recent Amendments to the United States Bankruptcy Code Affecting Commercial Entities
May 2005
SEC Enforcement: Reaffirmation of Earnings Guidance in Violation of Regulation FD
April 18, 2005
Supreme Court Finds Disparate Impact Claims Permitted Under ADEA
April 5, 2005
Class Action Fairness Act of 2005
February 28, 2005
FERC Orders Notification of Change in Status by Utilities with Market-Based Rate Authority
February 18, 2005
Treasury and IRS Issue Key Guidance on New Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Law - December 2004
December 20, 2004
SEC Releases Final Rules Mandating Registration of Hedge Fund Advisers Under Investment Advisers Act
December 14, 2004
SEC Proposes Major Securities Offering Reforms
December 8, 2004
District Court Decision Negates Bank Guarantees Granted by Fortune 500 Affiliates
November 29, 2004
DOL Issues Guidance for Locating Missing Participants in Terminated 401(k) Plans
October 21, 2004
Year 2005 Retirement Plan Cost of Living Adjustments
October 20, 2004
Sweeping Changes to Law Governing Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans
October 14, 2004
SEC Proposes One-Year Postponement of Accelerated Filing Deadlines
September 4, 2004
NYSE and Nasdaq Corporate Governance Amendments
September 1, 2004
Treasury and IRS Delay Relative Value Regulations Effective Date
July 5, 2004
SEC Proposes Mandatory Registration of Hedge Fund Advisers Under Investment Advisers Act
July 1, 2004
Treasury and IRS Withdraw Proposed Cash Balance Regulations
June 15, 2004
U.S. Sentencing Commission Proposes Amendments to Guidelines on Organization Compliance and Ethics Programs
June 4, 2004
Reminder: New Form 8-K Requirements Take Effect August 23, 2004
June 1, 2004
SEC Staff To Make Public Comment Letters and Company Responses
June 1, 2004
SEC Amends Form 8-K and Accelerates Filing Date
March 25, 2004
SEC Extends Deadline for Compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Internal Control Report Rules
February 27, 2004
NYSE and Nasdaq Representatives Discuss New Corporate Governance Rules; NYSE Issues Related FAQs
February 4, 2004
Treasury Proposes New Legislation on Cash Balance Plans
February 3, 2004
SEC Issues Interpretive Guidance on MD&A Disclosure
January 29, 2004
New NYSE and Nasdaq Corporate Governance Rules Take Effect in 2004
January 15, 2004
SEC Adopts New Proxy Disclosure Rules Regarding Board Nominating Committees and Shareholder Communications With Boards of Directors
December 22, 2003
SEC Amends Rule 10b-18 Safe Harbor for Issuer Share Repurchases
December 22, 2003
Environmental Enforcement Against Telecom Companies
December 1, 2003
SEC Proposes New Rules Regarding Shareholder Proxy Access for Director Nominations
November 19, 2003
NYSE and Nasdaq Submit Amended Corporate Governance Rule Proposals to the SEC
October 21, 2003
Year 2004 Retirement Plan Cost of Living Adjustments
October 17, 2003
SEC Proposes New Proxy Disclosure Rules Regarding Board Nominating Committees and Shareholder Communications With Boards of Directors
August 20, 2003
NYSE and Nasdaq Adopt Final Rules on Shareholder Approval of Equity Compensation Plans and Broker Voting
July 8, 2003
SEC Adopts Final Rules Requiring Management Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting
July 8, 2003
Expansive New IRS Tax Shelter Disclosure, List Maintenance and Registration Rules - Final Regulations Issued; Potentially Applicable to and Must Be Considered For Significant Transactions - Even Routine Transactions
May 22, 2003
Treasury and IRS Withdraw Cash Balance Regulations
April 8, 2003
SEC Adopts Final Rules Restricting Insider Trading During Pension Fund Blackout Periods
February 28, 2003
SEC Adopts Final Rules on Standards of Professional Conduct for Attorneys and Extends Comment Period on Noisy Withdrawal Proposal
February 28, 2003
SEC Adopts Final Rules on Auditor Independence
February 19, 2003
SEC Adopts Final Rules on MD&A Disclosure of Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements and Contractual Obligations
February 18, 2003
SEC Adopts Final Disclosure Rules Regarding Audit Committee Financial Experts and Codes of Ethics for Senior Executives
January 31, 2003
SEC Adopts Final Rules on Use of 'Pro Forma' Financial Information and Required Furnishing of Earnings Releases on Form 8-K
January 31, 2003
SEC Proposes New Rules on Listed Company Audit Committees
January 31, 2003
SEC Proposes Amendments to Rule 10b-18 Safe Harbor For Issuer Share Repurchases
January 17, 2003
SEC Proposes New Rules on Electronic Filing and Website Posting of Section 16 Filings
January 17, 2003
SEC Proposes New Rules on Auditor Independence
December 23, 2002
SEC Enforcement of Regulation FD
December 9, 2002
SEC Proposes New Rules on Standards of Professional Conduct for U.S. and Non-U.S. Attorneys
November 27, 2002
SEC Proposes New Rules on Use of 'Pro Forma' Financial Information and Requiring Filing of Earnings Releases on Form 8-K
November 21, 2002
SEC Proposes New Disclosure Requirements to Implement Sarbanes-Oxley Act
November 18, 2002
NPRM Examining FCC International Settlements, International Simple Resale, and Benchmark Policies
November 15, 2002
NYSE and Nasdaq File Proposed Rule Changes on Shareholder Approval of Equity Compensation Plans
October 30, 2002
Year 2003 Retirement Plan Cost of Living Adjustments
October 21, 2002
Application of Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 to Non-U.S. Companies
October 15, 2002
New SEC Rules Implement Certification Requirements and Accelerate Periodic Filings
September 5, 2002
New SEC Rules Implement Section 16 Amendments
August 30, 2002
NYSE Files Proposed New Corporate Governance Rules with the SEC
August 23, 2002
SEC to Adopt Rules to Implement Section 16 Amendments
August 8, 2002
SEC Issues Order Requiring Filing of Sworn Statments Regarding Accuracy of SEC Filings
July 1, 2002
Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 Amends Securities Laws to Crack Down on Corporate Fraud
July 1, 2002
SEC Proposes Certification of Disclosure in Companies' Annual and Quarterly SEC Reports
July 1, 2002
SEC Proposes Additional Disclosure Requirements and Acceleration of Filing Date for Form 8-K
July 1, 2002
SEC Proposes New Rules on Disclosure in MD&A of Critical Accounting Policies
May 30, 2002
SEC Proposes New Rules on Acceleration of Periodic Report Filing Dates and Disclosure of Certain Management Transactions
April 22, 2002
SEC Proposes New Rules on Disclosure of Equity Compensation Plan Information
February 1, 2001
SEC Adopts New Rules on Insider Trading
August 1, 2000
President Yeltsin Signs Amendments to PSA Law; Related Amendments to Other Legislation Expected Shortly
Law on Bankruptcy of Credit Organizations
Establishment of Local Operations in Russia
Litigating in Russia
FERC Issues First Order Approving QF that Exceeds 50 Percent Utility Ownership in the Early Years of Operation
D.C. Circuit Upholds Cogeneration User's Right to Back-up Power