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Carter Ledyard & Milburn
Special Purpose Acquisition Companies are blank check companies with no operations that undergo an Initial Public Offering to raise capital with the intent of acquiring an operating company.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
In Chadha v. Wahedna, 2021 NY Slip Op. 50509(U) (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Cnty. 2021), Justice Ostrager of the New York County Commercial Division, dismissed Plaintiff Nilsa Chadha's ("Plaintiff")...
Brennan Manna & Diamond
As a tax law attorney, friends and acquaintances ask me this question all the time: what type of entity should I form when starting a new business.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
On June 21, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. v. Arkansas Teacher Retirement System...
Cooley LLP
Gary Gensler was sworn in as chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 17, 2021. Chairman Gensler has promised to strengthen transparency and accountability in the financial market
Bertram LLP
Law firm owners face a challenge in pursuing Title VII gender and race discrimination and retaliation claims against their firms.
Cooley LLP
Although BlackRock, which manages assets valued at over $9 trillion, and its CEO, Laurence Fink, have long played an outsized role in promoting corporate sustainability and social responsibility, BlackRock...
Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
Yesterday's post discussed the relevance of the maturity date of a debt security to the definition of a "sale-of-assets" reorganization under California's General Corporation Law.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
On July 21, in S.E.C. v. Collector's Coffee, Inc. et al., a New York federal court held that a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) whistleblower protection rule...
When selling a company through a competitive auction process, a seller may have multiple bidders seeking to purchase the target company.
Fenwick & West LLP
Today, shareholders are increasingly demanding corporate accountability on a variety of issues, ranging from compensation and human capital management to governance and board diversity, among others.
Cooley LLP
On Tuesday, the Brookings Institution held a panel discussion regarding the role that the SEC should play in ESG investing.
Proskauer Rose LLP
While 2021 has been exceptionally lucrative for SPAC sponsors – even more so than 2020's "Year of the SPAC" – U.S. regulators appear emphatic that 2021 be the year of SPAC supervision.
Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
Shares that otherwise meet California's definition of "dissenting shares" are not dissenting shares if immediately before the reorganization or short-form merger...
Cooley LLP
Most everyone knows that trading on the basis of material non-public inside information is likely to get you in trouble with the law, but charitable giving on the basis of MNPI—maybe not so much.
Cooley LLP
In 2015, an academic study, reported in the WSJ, showed that corporate insiders consistently beat the market in their companies' shares in the four days preceding 8-K filings
Proskauer Rose LLP
While we are growing accustomed to pandemic-based shareholder actions relating to improper health and safety disclosures or misrepresentations relating to COVID-19 treatments and tests...
Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
Chapter 5 of the California General Corporation Law limits when a California corporation may make a distribution to its shareholders.
Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
Earlier this month, a Texas non-profit membership association filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Central District (Western Division) of California, Alliance For Fair Board Recruitment v. Weber ..
Jones Day
A number of shareholder derivative lawsuits in federal court have been filed seeking to hold directors and officers of major companies accountable for alleged failures to ...
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