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SEC Announces Upcoming Roundtable On The Proxy Process
On July 30, 2018, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") announced that it intends to host a roundtable in the fall 2018 ...
United States
15 Aug 2018
Counsel: Remember To Take A Look At The C-Suite
Recent events involving the former chief executive officer of Energy XXI serve as a reminder that chapter 11 counsel, committees and committee counsel should take a closer look at the C-suite.
United States
7 Aug 2018
SEC Issues Additional Guidance On CEO Pay Ratio Rule
On September 21, 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released several items that provide additional guidance on the CEO Pay Ratio Rule (the "Rule")
United States
2 Oct 2017
Key Takeaways From FHA's Health Law Summit
Foley recently co-hosted the Florida Hospital Association's (FHA) 2017 Health Law Summit...
United States
22 Mar 2017
The Top Six Takeaways From Auto-ISAC's And NHTSA's Cybersecurity Best Practices
As cars continue to rely more and more on systems that closely resemble those that run mobile phones and personal computers...
United States
10 Mar 2017
Uncertainty In The Air: Boards Face Shifting Landscape In 2017
Corporate boards have become increasingly well acquainted with uncertainty as activist shareholders, aggressive regulators and shifting investor priorities have brought new levels...
United States
22 Dec 2016
Selling A Company: Important Considerations As Discussed By The Experts
As tech founders and executives contemplate the possibility of exiting their companies, there are multiple factors they must consider.
United States
12 May 2016
Seventh Circuit Applies Strong Business Judgment Rule To Reject Assertion Of Demand Futility
In a recent decision in a diversity case, the Seventh Circuit deferred to a state legislature's "strongly pro-management version of the business judgment rule," rejecting a derivative claim filed by shareholders...
United States
15 Mar 2016
Choosing The Right Path For Liquidity: Business And Personal Considerations
Choosing to sell is only the first of many complicated decisions founders make when considering an exit. Founders face countless challenges at this crucial turning point for their company.
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10 Dec 2015
Tips For Going Global: Plan Before You Expand
A common reason why companies fail when expanding internationally is the incompatibility of the native and corporate culture.
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29 Oct 2015
Market Timing: What You Need To Know (Video Content)
Utilizing market timing strategies is controversial. Board members need to know the rationale behind the recommendation to use them … or not … before exercising their business judgment.
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26 Oct 2015
Top Considerations When Selecting A Strategic Corporate Partner
As technology companies evolve, their funding needs and strategies change and they may explore middle and later stage investments from strategic partners as well as VCs.
United States
22 Oct 2015
Identifying Your Big Data Objectives (Video Content)
Successful Big Data projects begin with well-defined business objectives. What will the organization accomplish by analyzing this data and what problems will it solve?
United States
21 Oct 2015
Shareholder Suit Challenging Groundbreaking Minimum-Support-To-Sue Bylaw Dismissed
In what is believed to be the first case nationwide seeking to strike down a groundbreaking corporate bylaw aimed at combatting frivolous shareholder class actions, Emergent Capital, Inc., has secured the dismissal...
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20 Oct 2015
Legal Considerations In Businesses' Disaster Planning
In the last decade, Disaster Recovery ("DR") and Business Continuity Planning ("BCP") have become "hot" topics, as companies attempt to deal with disasters and the associated business risks.
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17 Sep 2015
SEC Adopts Final Rules On CEO Pay Ratio Disclosure
On August 5, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission finalized rules requiring publicly traded companies to disclose the ratio of median compensation of all employees to the compensation of the principal executive officer.
United States
19 Aug 2015
Preparing A Company To Deal With Activist Investors (Video Content)
Shareholder activism has the potential to affect any publicly traded manufacturer's business approach.
United States
29 Jul 2015
Should Your Startup Become A Public Benefit Corporation?
Public benefit corporations are similar to traditional corporations, but they allow for an expanded corporate purpose where the corporation (and its directors) may balance financial and non-financial interests when making decisions.
United States
28 Jul 2015
SEC Proposes Rules On Compensation Clawback Policies
On July 1, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed rules relating to compensation clawback policies.
United States
14 Jul 2015
Making The Most Out Of Your Board Meeting
Many first-time entrepreneurs have never participated in a formal board meeting. After an initial round of financing, regular board meetings become a reality.
United States
26 Jun 2015
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