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Shearman & Sterling LLP
On March 23, 2020, Stephanie Avakian and Steven Peikin, co-directors of the Securities & Exchange Commission's ("SEC") Division of Enforcement, issued a statement reminding public companies, officers...
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
On March 25, 2020, the Division of Corporate Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission published guidance on disclosure obligations of companies with respect to COVID-19 and related disruptions.
Winston & Strawn LLP
Everyone is talking and writing about the high-level issues of performance goal setting, equity award timing, option repricing, and share pool problems,...
Shearman & Sterling LLP
In response to the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus disease, the Securities and Exchange Commission took extraordinary action to bolster liquidity for registered investment companies through at least June 30, 2020.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
As part of its response to the effects and economic disruption that the novel coronavirus disease 2019 is causing to the worldwide economy, on March 25, 2020, the SEC issued an order to extend the conditional relief ...
Mayer Brown
A number of public companies have experienced dramatic fluctuations in their stock price, trading volume and market capitalization as a result of the recent market downturn triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jones Day
The Situation: The spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to the Italian government enacting certain extraordinary measures aimed at curbing the pandemic ...
Mayer Brown
On April 3, 2020, the New York Stock Exchange filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for approval two proposals designed to assist NYSE-listed companies with temporary relief in response to the market-wide declines as a result of COVID-19.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On March 18, 2020, Judge Richard G. Andrews of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware dismissed a putative class action claiming violations of Sections 14(a) and 20(a) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, ...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
After the Senate failed to secure the needed votes for a comprehensive coronavirus rescue package over the prior weekend, on Friday, Congress finally passed a $2 trillion package (the "CARES Act")...
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
On April 1, 2020, Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. ("Bed Bath") filed a complaint in the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware.
Mayer Brown
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in severe market volatility in U.S. capital markets and the loss of significant equity value for many U.S. public companies. As a result, many companies may be at risk of losing their status...
Proskauer Rose LLP
On March 25, 2020, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC" or "Commission") announced an Order to provide further extensions for public company filing deadlines due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Ropes & Gray LLP
The recently enacted Families First Coronavirus Response Act and CARES Act cover topics of interest to employers, including expanded paid leave, payroll retention tax credits, payroll tax deferral and unemployment insurance.
Withers LLP
With the Coronavirus crisis now officially a pandemic by World Health Organization standards, there is nowhere that will remain unaffected by it.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the "JOBS Act"), was promoted as a new piece of legislation creating groundbreaking additional pathways to funding for companies
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has extended the filing relief period for issuers affected by COVID-19.
Cooley LLP
The staff of various SEC divisions, including Corp Fin, has just issued a new Statement Regarding Rule 302(b) of Regulation S-T in Light of COVID-19 Concerns.
Cooley LLP
Today, the Co-Directors of the SEC Division of Enforcement, Stephanie Avakian and Steven Peikin, issued a brief cautionary statement regarding market integrity...
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
Companies should brace themselves for likely coronavirus-related delays in their own distribution chains for the foreseeable future. Some companies
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