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DealBook

DealBook

Covers mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and law. From The New York Times.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
Rank this Week: 2

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • Aug 31

    Enforcement Discretion At The SEC

    Enforcement Discretion At The SEC
    I wrote a paper on the SEC's ALJs, which I think are plenty independent and not at all unconstitutional. They...
  • Aug 28

    Katz, et al. on Trading on SCOTUS Opinion

    Katz, et al. on Trading on SCOTUS Opinion
    Dan Katz (Michigan State), Michael James Bommarito, Tyler Soellinger (Michigan State), and Jim Chen (Michigan State) have posted a new...
  • Aug 28

    The Law And Finance Top Download List On SSRN

    The Law And Finance Top Download List On SSRN
    It's an interesting mix of law professors and business professors, empirical projects, and the opposite. And bitcoin! Ranked by most...
Rank this Week: 18

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 22

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Aug 28

    Suprema v. ITC: The Case for Chevron Deference

    Suprema v. ITC: The Case for Chevron Deference
    Recently, the en banc Federal Circuit decided in Suprema, Inc. v. ITC that the International Trade Commission could properly prevent the importation of articles that infringe under an indirect liability theory. The core of the dispute in…
  • Aug 27

    The essence of Josh Wright’s FTC tenure was to ensure that benefits outweigh costs; the rest is commentary

    The essence of Josh Wright’s FTC tenure was to ensure that benefits outweigh costs; the rest is commentary
    As the organizer of this retrospective on Josh Wright’s tenure as FTC Commissioner, I have the (self-conferred) honor of closing out the symposium. When Josh was confirmed I wrote that: The FTC will benefit enormously from Josh’s…
  • Aug 27

    Imagine

    Imagine
    by Michael Baye, Bert Elwert Professor of Business at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, and former Director of the Bureau of Economics, FTC Imagine a world where competition and consumer protection authorities base…
Rank this Week: 48

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 68

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Aug 31

    Andrew Vollmer on SEC Enforcement

    Andrew Vollmer on SEC Enforcement
    Andrew Vollmer, a law professor at the University of Virginia and a former SEC deputy general counsel, has written two excellent papers on SEC enforcement. The first, SEC Revanchism and the Expansion of Primary Liability under Section 17(a)…
  • Aug 30

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Aug. 30, 2015)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Aug. 30, 2015)
    Here are some metrics we believe are needed to raise a #SeriesA round from institutional venture investors. pic.twitter.com/JspPPFrZWz— EquityZen (@EquityZen) August 4, 2015 "LexShares lets accredited investors bet on ... corporate…
  • Aug 29

    But how will they sleep?

    But how will they sleep?
    Apparently, Paul Hastings is planning to bring lawyer cubicles to New York. First and second year associates won't get an office; instead, they'll get a cubicle. The firm pitches this as a move to enhance creativity; conveniently, it also…
Rank this Week: 91

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Aug 28

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)
    We are discussing some of the issues raised by Peter Henning in his DealBook column, The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.   In any event, the limits on discovery, the fact that ALJ decisions are…
  • Aug 26

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)
    Peter Henning wrote an interesting piece over at DealBook on the SEC's use of administrative proceedings in place of actions in federal district court.  See The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.…
  • Aug 26

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 95

Class Action Defense Blog

Class Action Defense Blog

Covers CAFA, class certification, employment law, FCRA, FDCPA and multidistrict litigation. By Michael Hassen of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://classactiondefense.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 96

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

Covers California's Unfair Competition Law. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Aug 21

    Supreme Court takes up discovery issue: Williams v. Superior Court (Marshalls)

    Supreme Court takes up discovery issue: Williams v. Superior Court (Marshalls)
    On August 19, 2015, the Supreme Court granted review in Williams v. Superior Court (Marshalls of CA, LLC), No. S227228. In this case, the plaintiff moved to compel production of employee names and contact information in a representative…
  • Aug 11

    "Will Uber drivers get class-action status for employment case?"

    "Will Uber drivers get class-action status for employment case?"
    The motion for class certification in the Uber misclassification case made the San Francisco Chronicle. The motion was argued last Thursday before U.S. District Judge Edward Chen. The article relates a few interesting exchanges that took…
  • Aug 5

    New Ninth Circuit CAFA "amount in controversy" opinion: Yocupicio v. PAE Group, LLC

    New Ninth Circuit CAFA "amount in controversy" opinion: Yocupicio v. PAE Group, LLC
    In Yocupicio v. PAE Group, Inc., ___ F.3d ___ (9th Cir. Jul. 30, 2015), the Ninth Circuit held that the amounts sought in plaintiff's non-class PAGA claim could not be added to the amounts sought in plaintiff's class claims in...
Rank this Week: 103

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Aug 28

    Merger Remedies in Oligopoly

    Merger Remedies in Oligopoly
    The JLEO has a new paper, Merger Remedies in Oligopoly under a Consumer Welfare Standard: Abstract: We analyze the welfare effects of structural remedies on merger activity in a Cournot oligopoly if the antitrust agency applies a consumer…
  • Aug 27

    Court finds fraud in Dole deal

    Court finds fraud in Dole deal
    Vice Chancellor Laster just released his post-trial opinion in Dole. You'll remember that in Dole, Murdock, the CEO, structured the transaction to include all of the structural protections required under then-Chancellor Strine's MFW opinion.…
  • Aug 27

    Richmond is hiring

    Richmond is hiring
    From the law school at the University of Richmond: The University of Richmond School of Law seeks to fill three entry-level tenure-track positions for the 2016-2017 academic year, including one in corporate/transactional law. Candidates…
Rank this Week: 108

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

Commentary on law, business, economics and culture. By UCLA School of Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge.

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Aug 31

    Theories of shareholder voting

    Theories of shareholder voting
    Paul Edelman and Randall Thomas have posted to SSRN a very interesting paper on The Theory and Practice of Corporate Voting at U.S. Public Companies (August 25, 2015), available at SSRN:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
  • Aug 29

    Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (Napa Valley) 2004

    Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (Napa Valley) 2004
    Having survived the first week of my 27th year in law teaching, I decided I deserved a treat Thursday night. So I picked up some filet mignon, baby Yukon Gold potatoes, and (I know it's cheating, so... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Aug 29

    Foxen Winery Old Vines Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard Chenin Blanc (Santa Maria Valley) 2013

    Foxen Winery Old Vines Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard Chenin Blanc (Santa Maria Valley) 2013
    It was too damned hot last night to cook, so I made a no-cook Panzanella salad (Tuscan Bread Salad With Garlic and Capers) from a Cook's Illustrated recipe. Foxen's 2013 Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 111

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Aug 31

    ISS 2016 Proxy Voting Policy

    ISS 2016 Proxy Voting Policy
    Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) is seeking feedback on policy questions as part of its process for updating its policies for the 2016 proxy season. Corporate issuers should consider communicating company views on proxy voting issues…
  • Aug 31

    Do Takeover Defenses Deter Takeovers?

    Do Takeover Defenses Deter Takeovers?
    The G-index and E-index are workhorses of empirical corporate finance research. Each counts the number of takeover defenses a firm has and is often used as a summary measure of the firm’s protection from unsolicited takeover bids. But…
  • Aug 30

    Federal Court Injunction Against SEC Prosecution

    Federal Court Injunction Against SEC Prosecution
    A federal judge in Manhattan recently granted a preliminary injunction against the Securities and Exchange Commission in the latest of a series of rulings raising issues with the SEC’s use of in-house proceedings before its…
Rank this Week: 112

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Observations on developments in law, business, medicine, culture, sports, and other matters of general interest to the Houston business, professional, and academic communities. Published by Houston attorney Tom Kirkendall.

http://blog.kir.com/
Rank this Week: 114

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Feb 20

    First Cherry Blossom

    First Cherry Blossom
    Wet and temperate in Seattle this morning. And look, Spring!
  • Feb 9

    Lark & Environ

    Lark & Environ
    Interesting stuff going on at, let's call it 10th and Seneca, about a half block east of Broadway off Madison. Lark has recently moved there, and, based on one dinner experience at the new location, is as good or better...
  • Jan 25

    One Thousand Things Worth Knowing

    One Thousand Things Worth Knowing
    This weekend I've read Paul Muldoon's newly published collection of poems, "One Thousand Things Worth Knowing." (The dust jacket sports a very pleasing design by the ubiquitous Quemadura, a brilliant designer and a kind man I will…
Rank this Week: 122

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Aug 31

    Contract Drafting Sources that Promote Substance Over Style

    Contract Drafting Sources that Promote Substance Over Style
    Now that we are back in school, I wanted to draw attention to a couple of great new resources for those who are teaching contract drafting or those who would like to incorporate some contract drafting concepts or clauses into...
  • Aug 31

    Washington Post Exposes Scam that Takes Advantage of Recipients of Structured Settlement

    Washington Post Exposes Scam that Takes Advantage of Recipients of Structured Settlement
    The article is here. It speaks for itself. There are a million reasons why these contracts, which offer pennies on the dollar on the present value of the settlement, should not be enforced. Feel free to offer your legal theories...
  • Aug 31

    New in Print

    New in Print
    Matthew D. Cain, Antonio J. Macias & Steven Davidoff Solomon, Broken Promises: The Role of Reputation in Private Equity Contracting and Strategic Default. 40 J. Corp. L. 565 (2015) Phillip Lee, A Contract Theory of Academic Freedom, 59…
Rank this Week: 129

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

Offers business trial law with a sense of humor. By Barry Barnett.

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Jun 28

    Join The Contingency

    Join The Contingency
    Dear Blawgletterati Member, You, a special person You belong to an elite group – the highly intelligent readers of Blawgletter, one of the 10 all-time most popular Trials and Litigation law blogs on Justia. With Blawgletter’s farewell,…
  • Jun 16

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!
    Blawgletter® has moved to a new location, and is now The Contingency. You will be redirected shortly.
  • Jun 14

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice
    Unpatentable subject matter A pair of Federal Circuit opinions last week rejected patents involving patent-ineligible subject matter. What does that include, you ask? As Blawgletter noted last year in "You Still Can't Patent Ideas":…
Rank this Week: 136

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

News and commentary on Directors and Officers Liability. By Kevin M. LaCroix.

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Aug 30

    A Closer Look at the Massive $148 Million Damages Award Against Dole’ s CEO and General Counsel

    A Closer Look at the Massive $148 Million Damages Award Against Dole’ s CEO and General Counsel
    A frequent theme these days in the world of corporate and securities litigation is the complaint about merger objection litigation – how virtually every deal announced attracts at least one lawsuit, and how all too often the cases are…
  • Aug 27

    The Great War: A Book List

    The Great War: A Book List
    Last August, in conjunction with the centennial of the start of World War I, I re-read Barbara Tuchman’s classic account of the war’s first days, The Guns of August. Tuchman is a great writer and she tells the story of the…
  • Aug 25

    Reps and Warranties Insurance: Increasingly Indispensable Part of M&A Deal

    Reps and Warranties Insurance: Increasingly Indispensable Part of M&A Deal
    Representations and warranties insurance has been around for years, but it is becoming an increasingly important part of M&A transactions, according to an August 24, 2015 Law 360 article (here). According to the article, more buyers are…
Rank this Week: 145

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 155

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

Offers Delaware Chancery Court and Supreme Court updates. By Francis G.X. Pileggi.

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • Aug 30

    Short Observation on Long Delaware Chancery Decision

    Short Observation on Long Delaware Chancery Decision
    Based on more than ten years that I have been highlighting corporate and commercial decisions on these pages, primarily from Delaware’s Supreme Court and Court of Chancery, I am aware that the main reason busy…
  • Aug 28

    Chancery Appoints Custodian to Break Deadlock of Profitable Corporation

    Chancery Appoints Custodian to Break Deadlock of Profitable Corporation
    In re: Shawe & Elting LLC, C.A. No. 9661-CB (Del. Ch. Aug. 13, 2015). There are many important principles of Delaware corporate law addressed in this 104-page post-trial opinion, but for the benefit of busy readers, I will highlight…
  • Aug 21

    Scholarship On Delaware Corporate Litigation

    Scholarship On Delaware Corporate Litigation
    Courtesy of a friendly email from Professor Larry Hamermesh, one of Delaware’s favorite corporate law professors, who is also a former Delaware corporate litigator, we have the good professor’s latest scholarship on cutting…
Rank this Week: 180

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

Covers constitutional law, copyright/technology, corporate law, criminal law, free speech, genetic testing, international law, national security and more.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
Rank this Week: 182

Australian Regulatory Compliance…

Australian Regulatory Compliance Review

Covers legal and regulatory impacts on Australian businesses. By David Jacobson.

http://www.djacobson.com/australian_regulatory_rev/
  • Jun 15

    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private?

    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private?
    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private? Not automatically. In dealing with ASIC and other regulators it is important to understand that the Freedom of Information Act 1982 applies to government agency records and…
  • Jun 15

    Can a special general meeting be adjourned?

    Can a special general meeting be adjourned?
    In the matter of Re1 Limited (ABN 80 145 743 862) and Re2 Limited as responsible entities for Westfield Retail Trust 1 and Westfield Retail Trust 2 (No 3) [2014] NSWSC 762 the NSW Supreme Court considered the adjournment of the adjournment of…
  • Jun 15

    Small amount credit change

    Small amount credit change
    The National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Small Amount Credit Contracts) Regulation 2014 was registered on 12 June 2014. The Regulation clarifies the changes introduced on 1 July 2013 which imposed a cap on costs and a limit on fees…
Rank this Week: 183

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Aug 31

    Church Takes Leading Role in Children’s Health Care Initiative

    Church Takes Leading Role in Children’s Health Care Initiative
    As reported in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh has a history of facilitating public policy initiatives centered on improving children’s health. It all reportedly began in the midst of the 1980s…
  • Aug 25

    NJ Hospital Loses Property Tax Exemption

    NJ Hospital Loses Property Tax Exemption
    In a recent opinion, AHS Hospital Corp. v. Town of Morristown, 2015 WL 3956132, the Tax Court of New Jersey revoked the property tax exemption of a non-profit hospital. In a lengthy and wide-ranging opinion, the court surveyed the history...
  • Aug 19

    Fleischer on Mandatory College Endowments in the NYT

    Fleischer on Mandatory College Endowments in the NYT
    Professor Victor Fleischer from the University of San Diego has an opinion piece in today's New York Times advocating an 8% annual required payout for university endowments over $100 million. Such a payout is more than the 5% amount…
Rank this Week: 211

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
  • Nov 27

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview
                      In large cities the world over, passengers have stopped reaching into the air to hail a cab and have begun reaching into their pockets for their smartphones.  Companies such…
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
Rank this Week: 213

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    How to replace or remove a Court Appointed Guardian in Florida?

    How to replace or remove a Court Appointed Guardian in Florida?
    Has your loved one been deemed incapacitated by a court order and had a court appointed guardian over their person and property? Do you believe the court appointed guardian is improperly taking care of your loved one and managing their assets…
  • Aug 13

    Voluntary Guardianship in Florida

    Voluntary Guardianship in Florida
    In Florida, a voluntary guardianship over a person’s property is available for a competent person who is unable to manage his or her own financial affairs. To begin the process, the person seeking a voluntary guardianship files a…
  • Aug 10

    What is a Trust Protection and Why would I want one?

    What is a Trust Protection and Why would I want one?
    A trust can be amended it a number of ways depending on whether the trust is revocable or irrevocable. Usually, an irrevocable trust cannot be modified unless there is a judicial modification or the trust terms allow for a modification. A…
Rank this Week: 221

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Jul 17

    Axel Honneth, “Three, Not Two, Concepts of Liberty”

    Axel Honneth, “Three, Not Two, Concepts of Liberty”
    Even for those among us who are not altogether convinced by Isaiah Berlin's famous essay "Two Concepts of Liberty," it has by now become commonplace to adopt a distinction between "negative" and "positive" liberties that largely coincides…
  • Jun 29

    William H. J. Hubbard, “Newtonian Law and Economics, Quantum Law and Economics, and ...”

    William H. J. Hubbard, “Newtonian Law and Economics, Quantum Law and Economics, and ...”
    “Newtonian Law and Economics, Quantum Law and Economics, and the Search for a Theory of Relativity” At this law school, “law and economics” is a mantra. But what is the “economics” in “law and…
  • Jun 11

    Aziz Huq, “Hobby Lobby and the Psychology of Corporate Rights”

    Aziz Huq, “Hobby Lobby and the Psychology of Corporate Rights”
    After the Hobby Lobby and Citizens United decisions, a robust public debate has emerged over corporate constitutional rights. Prof. Huq discusses ongoing empirical research about how the Hobby Lobby case has influenced public perceptions not…
Rank this Week: 222

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

Covers corporate, employment law, environmental, forms, insurance, IP, litigation and more. By Geoffrey G. Gussis.

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Aug 30

    Former GC found liable for $148M

    Former GC found liable for $148M
    A Delaware judge on Thursday found two Dole officials liable for $148 million for driving down the company’s stock price in a 2013 leveraged buyout.… The post Former GC found liable for $148M appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
  • Aug 27

    IP: Chicken sandwich can’t be copyrighted

    IP: Chicken sandwich can’t be copyrighted
    A ham sandwich, as popular lore has it, may well be indictable. But a chicken sandwich isn’t copyrightable, a federal appeals court has ruled. Agreeing… The post IP: Chicken sandwich can’t be copyrighted appeared on…
  • Aug 26

    Second Thoughts on Winning the In-house Lottery

    Second Thoughts on Winning the In-house Lottery
    In the past 18 years, I have spoken to thousands of law firm associates about their career concerns.  While there are a number of themes that are common (long and unpredictable hours, difficult clients, concerns about not making…
Rank this Week: 245

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Aug 31

    Pay Ratio: Media Tries to Sleuth Out Ratios Based on 3rd-Party Data

    Pay Ratio: Media Tries to Sleuth Out Ratios Based on 3rd-Party Data
    I’m wrapping up a comprehensive “pay ratio” chapter for the 2016 edition of our “Executive Compensation Disclosure Treatise” (order your copy now – 1600 pages!) and came across this article by Quartz.…
  • Aug 28

    SEC’s Filing Fees: Going Down 13% for Fiscal Year 2016!

    SEC’s Filing Fees: Going Down 13% for Fiscal Year 2016!
    Yesterday, the SEC issued this fee advisory that sets the filing fee rates for registration statements for 2016. Right now, the filing fee rate for Securities Act registration statements is $116.20 per million (the same rate applies under…
  • Aug 27

    I Doubt Apple’s CEO Violated Reg FD With His “China” Email to Jim Cramer

    I Doubt Apple’s CEO Violated Reg FD With His “China” Email to Jim Cramer
    Yesterday, I ran a popular poll about whether folks thought that Apple’s Tim Cook violated Regulation FD by emailing CNBC host Jim Cramer about how Apple was faring in China. The poll results indicated that 15% thought it was nowhere…
Rank this Week: 289

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Hooray for Judge Phyllis Frye!

    Hooray for Judge Phyllis Frye!
    Front page of the New York Times (here)!  I've known Judge Frye for around 15 years, and she and her wife Trish are lovely, warm, wicked-smart people.  I wish that her time at the University of Houston Law Center had been more…
  • Aug 30

    Tale of a customer service fail (GrubHub)

    Tale of a customer service fail (GrubHub)
    Last night, we decided to order in and catch up on some shows, so I did what I often do when I'm out of town--order from GrubHub.  I ordered nice and early (yes, we're early risers, so we're early diners, too), on the theory that the…
  • Aug 20

    Banality of hate (repost, with a comment).

    Banality of hate (repost, with a comment).
    Professor LeRoy makes an important point about failing to realize the precursors to evil (here).  By staying silent when evil occurs, we are making our world less safe and diminishing our civilization.
Rank this Week: 307

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Guest Post: Arbitrability of Fraud in India

    Guest Post: Arbitrability of Fraud in India
    (The following guest post is contributed by Pulkit Sharma, Advocate, Bombay High Court)The 246th Law Commission Report observes that “The issue of arbitrability of fraud has arisen on numerous occasions and there exist conflicting…
  • Aug 29

    P&H High Court Upholds Mauritius Tax Residency Certificate

    P&H High Court Upholds Mauritius Tax Residency Certificate
    The issue of whether the grant of a tax residency certificate by the authorities in Mauritius would enable a company situated there to claim the benefit of the double taxation avoidance treaty between India and Mauritius was decided…
  • Aug 27

    SEBI Consultation: Forfeiture of Shares and Impact on Takeover Regulation

    SEBI Consultation: Forfeiture of Shares and Impact on Takeover Regulation
    SEBI has issued a Discussion Paper on “Review of policy relating to forfeiture of partly paid-up shares – Amendments to SEBI (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) Regulations, 2011”. The paper opens with…
Rank this Week: 310

US Law Watch

US Law Watch

Provides US legal and regulatory information. By BNA International.

http://www.uslawwatch.com
Rank this Week: 316

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Aug 31

    In California, A Snail Is Sometimes A Fish And A Goldfish Isn’t

    In California, A Snail Is Sometimes A Fish And A Goldfish Isn’t
    With statutes, it can be dangerous to rely on plain meaning.  Most people, for example, would not consider an amphibian, such as a frog, or a mollusk, such as a snail, to be fish.  However, the California Fish & Game Code…
  • Aug 28

    Grammatical Gender And The General Corporation Law

    Grammatical Gender And The General Corporation Law
    Many, but not all languages, employ grammatical gender.  Anyone who has studied Spanish or German will know that grammatical gender is essential and can be unrelated to biological sex.  For…
  • Aug 27

    Did You Ever Wonder Whether “Within” Might Be A Superfluous Pleonasm?

    Did You Ever Wonder Whether “Within” Might Be A Superfluous Pleonasm?
    Suppose that you hold an option that must be exercised “within 30 days prior to the expiration of the option”.  Does this mean that you must exercise the option no later than thirty days before the expiration date or that you…
Rank this Week: 382

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Aug 26

    Proposed Anti-Money Laundering Regulations for Investment Advisers and Fund Manager

    Proposed Anti-Money Laundering Regulations for Investment Advisers and Fund Manager
    After years of talking about it, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a proposed a rule requiring certain investment advisers to establish anti-money laundering programs and report suspicious activity to FinCEN. The new…
  • Aug 24

    Management Fee “Waiver” Tax Treatment

    Management Fee “Waiver” Tax Treatment
    The Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations relating to disguised payments for services rendered by a partner to a partnership. Private fund managers have used management fee “waiver” mechanisms by…
  • Aug 21

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for August 21

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for August 21
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. The 5 Most Common AML Compliance Program Deficiencies by Michael Volkov in Corruption, Crime & Compliance In my view, AML programs do not get sufficient…
Rank this Week: 418

Reading Tea Leaves

Reading Tea Leaves

Covers business and legal news. By Randy Wilson.

http://rlwilsonconsulting.wordpress.com
  • Jun 4

    Reading Tea Leaves Becomes “Lawyers Get Social”

    Reading Tea Leaves Becomes “Lawyers Get Social”
    I will no longer be updating Reading Tea Leaves and soon there will be a re-direct to “LawyersGetSocial”. The purpose of the change is to reflect the change in the emphasis of what I am blogging about and also to further brand “DSD Law…
  • Jun 4

    Reading Tea Leaves Becomes “Lawyers Get Social”

    Reading Tea Leaves Becomes “Lawyers Get Social”
    I will no longer be updating Reading Tea Leaves and soon there will be a re-direct to “LawyersGetSocial”. The purpose of the change is to reflect the change in the emphasis of what I am blogging about and also to further brand…
  • Jun 2

    Google Buzz Settlement Finally Final Final

    Google Buzz Settlement Finally Final Final
    This has been dragging out far longer than the time Buzz got itself in trouble long enough to be the target of class action privacy violation lawsuits.  At long last various privacy advocacy groups will receive funds along with more than $2…
Rank this Week: 439

Pepper Podcasts

Pepper Podcasts

Features Interviews with senior attorneys on emerging legal issues. By Pepper Hamilton.

http://www.pepperpodcasts.com/pepper_podcasts/
  • May 29

    Independent Sponsors Summit Recap and Takeaway

    Independent Sponsors Summit Recap and Takeaway
    Recently, Pepper partner John A. Rogers spoke at iGlobal Forum’s Independent Sponsor Summit in New York. Mr. Rogers spent a few minutes with us to go over some issues that he heard attendees grappling with during the day; discussed…
  • May 29

    Independent Sponsors Summit Recap and Takeaway

    Independent Sponsors Summit Recap and Takeaway
    Recently, Pepper partner John A. Rogers spoke at iGlobal Forum’s Independent Sponsor Summit in New York. Mr. Rogers spent a few minutes with us to go over some issues that he heard attendees grappling with during the day; discussed…
  • Apr 21

    Fund and Adviser Tax Issue

    Fund and Adviser Tax Issue
    Pepper partners Gregory J. Nowak and Steven D. Bortnick presented a webinar for West LegalEdcenter discussing issues that affect private funds and their managers. Over the hour program, Mr. Nowak and Mr. Bortnick covered a host of various tax…
Rank this Week: 442

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Focuses on complliance, corporate governance, disclosure, mergers and tax issues. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 465

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 466

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

Covers futures, commodities and forex regulation. By Shipkevich Law Firm.

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Aug 8

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance
    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market SurveillanceIn a response to a request by the CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee for comment on how best to develop a 21st century surveillance system, the Financial…
  • Aug 6

    Massad Says CFTC Hampered by Budget Constraint

    Massad Says CFTC Hampered by Budget Constraint
    Massad Says CFTC Hampered by Budget ConstraintsRecently appointed CFTC Chairman Tim Massad announced last week that there were “a lot of things” he would like to do to continue the CFTC’s goal of regulating financial…
  • Jul 28

    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”

    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”
    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”CFTC Commissioner Scott O’Malia issued a stern warning to financial regulators in the United States and abroad that market fragmentation could have grave consequences on the…
Rank this Week: 486

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

Offers case summaries of Delaware court decisions in business-related litigation. By Morris James.

http://www.delawarebusinesslitigation.com/
  • May 13

    Court Of Chancery Explains Standard Of Review Of Special Litigation Committee Repot

    Court Of Chancery Explains Standard Of Review Of Special Litigation Committee Repot
    Iron Workers District Council Of Philadelphia & Vicinity Retirement & Pension Plan v. Andreotti, C.A. No. 9714-VCG (May 8, 2015) This may be the definitive decision on how to review the conclusion of a board of directors to accept the…
  • May 13

    Court Of Chancery Awards Loser Fee

    Court Of Chancery Awards Loser Fee
    In re Nine Systems Corporation Shareholder Litigation, C.A. No. 3940-VCN (May 7, 2015) After years of litigating a breach of fiduciary duty case, the plaintiff won the battle but lost the war when the Court held that the defendants had…
  • May 4

    Court Of Chancery Explains Creditor’s Right To File Fiduciary Duty Claim

    Court Of Chancery Explains Creditor’s Right To File Fiduciary Duty Claim
    Quadrant Structured Products Company Ltd. v. Vertin, C.A. 6990-VCL (May 4, 2015) While it is generally known that creditors may only file derivative suits when the company is insolvent, there have been many open issues about what exactly that…
Rank this Week: 495

bevlog

bevlog

Distilling a million label approvals down to the ones that affect you. Tracks legal trends in beer, wine and spirits product approvals. By Lehrman Beverage Law.

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • Aug 30

    Cannabis Labeling

    Cannabis Labeling
    Is it just a matter of time before TTB is scutinizing cannabis labels — for sneaky references to — wine? I hope so. That would be great. This article about cannabis beer got me to thinking about all manner of cannabinoid-related…
  • Aug 27

    Quick, Name an Australian Beer(?)

    Quick, Name an Australian Beer(?)
    Who did not see this coming but should have? Hey Christopherson, who says beer and wine are closely related/un-related for trademark purposes? Hey Messinger thanks for telling me about this. It is common knowledge that the beer field is…
  • Aug 27

    Here is the Bare

    Here is the Bare
    Here is the bare minimum anyone in the beer business should know — about beer trademarks. Click below to see a video, from yesterday, by Dan Christopherson, a trademark lawyer at Lehrman Beverage Law in the Washington, DC area. Go ahead…
Rank this Week: 500

North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

Reports on judicial decisions of significance to business and shareholders. By Mack Sperling of Brooks Pierce LLP.

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
Rank this Week: 510

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Aug 26

    DraftKings Kicks off Football Season at Gillette

    DraftKings Kicks off Football Season at Gillette
    MBBP Client DraftKings, the leading provider of daily fantasy sport, will be opening a branded fantasy sports lounge at Gillette Stadium. The startup, which has raised $375 million in venture funding since 2012, also announced…
  • Aug 26

    MBBP Client Sophity To Be Featured At MIN#78

    MBBP Client Sophity To Be Featured At MIN#78
    Our client Sophity, which empowers consulting businesses to increase revenue and margin by automating the collection of critical business data, thereby improving data accuracy for billing and planning purposes, has been chosen as a…
  • Aug 24

    MBBP Client ‘Fuels’ Pan Mass Challenge Rider

    MBBP Client ‘Fuels’ Pan Mass Challenge Rider
    This Summer’s Pan Mass Challenge athletes got a chance to taste what the folks at Fuel For Fire have been cooking up: an innovative nutrition product made entirely of real food. MBBP client Fuel For Fire…
Rank this Week: 526

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

Covers mergers & acquisitions. From editor Broc Romanek, who is also editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net.

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Aug 27

    HSR “Investment-Only” Exemption: Lessons from Third Point’s Yahoo! Investment

    HSR “Investment-Only” Exemption: Lessons from Third Point’s Yahoo! Investment
    Here’s the intro from this Cooley memo: While acquisitions of up to 10% of the voting interest in a target that are made “solely for the purpose of investment” are in many circumstances exempt from Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR)…
  • Aug 26

    How Carl Icahn Work

    How Carl Icahn Work
    Here’s an excerpt from this interesting blog from a while back by “The Activist Investor”: For one of the most-discussed investors these days, we know surprisingly little about Carl Icahn’s activist investing. Numerous…
  • Aug 19

    Key M&A Trends: Overseas Expansion Going Mainstream

    Key M&A Trends: Overseas Expansion Going Mainstream
    Here’s something that Randi Morrison blogged on TheCorporateCounsel.net a few days ago: Recently, Deloitte released 2015 M&A Trends Report reveals a booming, wide-reaching M&A environment spanning small, mid-sized and large…
Rank this Week: 584

Indiana Civil & Business…

Indiana Civil & Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning and intellectual property. By Sam Hasler.

http://haslerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 1

    Blogs to Check Out

    Blogs to Check Out
    Some law blogs that may be interests to some businesses:FDA Law Update - just what says it is, a way to keep up to date on happenings at the FDA.OSHA Law Blog. This may be of more interest to more businesses. Jackson Lewis hosts the blog so…
  • Feb 25

    Georgia

    Georgia
    Georgia Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning Blog: Estate Planning: A Three-Step StrategyThe estate planning pyramid gives a hierarchy of goals for estate planning. This pyramid is useful in developing an estate planning strategy based on…
  • Jan 26

    Garden Leave in Action

    Garden Leave in Action
    Considering garden leave's novelty, I thought a collection of news articles descring the use of garden leave might be of some help and interest.
Rank this Week: 611

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

Covers China law, business and economics. By Stan Abrams.

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Jan 13

    China to allow online sales of prescription drugs…

    China to allow online sales of prescription drugs…
    China to allow online sales of prescription drugs | Fox News fxn.ws/1xkkv7z — I really hope oversight is done correctly © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Jan 13

    China’s Anticorruption Campaign Drives Out M.B.A….

    China’s Anticorruption Campaign Drives Out M.B.A….
    China’s Anticorruption Campaign Drives Out M.B.A. Students – WSJ on.wsj.com/1IGDS0Z – hmm, that never occurred to me © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Jan 13

    +1 RT @SirSteven: sit back a moment and imagine ho…

    +1 RT @SirSteven: sit back a moment and imagine ho…
    +1 RT @SirSteven: sit back a moment and imagine how much better the world so far this year would be without religion. © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
Rank this Week: 627

Cal Biz Lit

Cal Biz Lit

Covers California litigation issues, including product liability, busines litigation, Proposition 65, Unfair Competition Law, and employment litigation. By Bruce Nye.

http://www.calbizlit.com/cal_biz_lit/
  • Aug 5

    CAL SUPREMES DECIDE SANCHEZ V. VALENCIA HOLDINGS – UPHOLD ARBITRATION AGREEMENT

    CAL SUPREMES DECIDE SANCHEZ V. VALENCIA HOLDINGS – UPHOLD ARBITRATION AGREEMENT
    Well, it only took 3 ½ years since the Petition for Hearing was filed, and just a year and a half since the case was fully briefed (see CBL’s posts whining about the long delay here and here) but we...
  • Apr 17

    Assembly Bill 1252: Is There Hope for a Real Proposition 65 Reform?

    Assembly Bill 1252: Is There Hope for a Real Proposition 65 Reform?
    CBL had said that an upcoming post would talk about another new Proposition 65 reform effort, Assembly Bill 1252. And now we will. Here’s what AB 1252 would change: Right now, in almost all cases, if a Proposition 65 private...
  • Apr 9

    Finally, Cal Supremes Schedule Hearing in Contractual Arbitration Case

    Finally, Cal Supremes Schedule Hearing in Contractual Arbitration Case
    For years now, companies, consumers and their lawyers have been waiting to see what would happen to the law involving contractual arbitration in Sanchez v. Valencia Holdings. The California Supreme Court has been sitting on this case for…
Rank this Week: 631