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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/
  • Jul 31

    MoneyPak, a Popular Prepaid Money Card, Opens Path to Fraud Scheme

    MoneyPak, a Popular Prepaid Money Card, Opens Path to Fraud Scheme
    The MoneyPak card, used to transfer cash by those without access to conventional bank accounts, has also caught the eye of criminals, from a Maryland jail gang to an online prostitution ring in North Carolina.
  • Jul 31

    Both Sides See Positive Signs in Report on Financial Industry

    Both Sides See Positive Signs in Report on Financial Industry
    A new report issued by the Government Accountability Office sought to answer whether big banks still enjoy an effective subsidy because of implied government support.
  • Jul 31

    Stock Market Ends July in Dive, but Analysts Are Upbeat

    Stock Market Ends July in Dive, but Analysts Are Upbeat
    The stock market ended July with the sharpest decline in the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index since April, while the Dow Jones industrial index lost all of its gains for the year.
Rank this Week: 4

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/
Rank this Week: 17

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jul 30

    The NCAA's 'Death Penalty' Sanction - Reasonable Self-Governance or an Illegal Group Boycott in Disguise?

    The NCAA's 'Death Penalty' Sanction - Reasonable Self-Governance or an Illegal Group Boycott in Disguise?
    Marc Edelman, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York ask The NCAA's 'Death Penalty' Sanction - Reasonable Self-Governance or an Illegal Group Boycott in Disguise? ABSTRACT: This Article examines why the NCAA…
  • Jul 30

    Luton Buses: Refusal to Supply and the Difficult Path to Economic Tests in Litigation (UK)

    Luton Buses: Refusal to Supply and the Difficult Path to Economic Tests in Litigation (UK)
    Paolo Siciliani, BBC explores Luton Buses: Refusal to Supply and the Difficult Path to Economic Tests in Litigation (UK). ABSTRACT: As appears in this case decided in the UK, refusal to supply cases are subject to a trade-off between…
  • Jul 30

    The Market for Keyword

    The Market for Keyword
    Kfir Eliaz, Brown University and Rani Spiegler, Tel Aviv University discuss The Market for Keywords. ABSTRACT: Can a competitive market implement an ideal search engine? To address this question, we construct a two-sided market model in which…
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/
  • Jul 28

    Joshua Wright, Martin Gaynor and Past FTC Officials to Speak at ICLE Event on Apple and Amazon Case

    Joshua Wright, Martin Gaynor and Past FTC Officials to Speak at ICLE Event on Apple and Amazon Case
    The Federal Trade Commission’s recent enforcement actions against Amazon and Apple raise important questions about the FTC’s consumer protection practices, especially its use of economics. How does the Commission weigh the costs…
  • Jul 24

    CONDITIONAL PRICING PRACTICES AND THE LIMITS OF ANTITRUST

    CONDITIONAL PRICING PRACTICES AND THE LIMITS OF ANTITRUST
    The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) June 23 Workshop on Conditional Pricing Practices featured a broad airing of views on loyalty discounts and bundled pricing, popular vertical business practices that recently have caused much ink to…
  • Jul 18

    Occupational Licensing, Competition, and the Constitution: Prospects for Reform?

    Occupational Licensing, Competition, and the Constitution: Prospects for Reform?
    U.S. antitrust law focuses primarily on private anticompetitive restraints, leaving the most serious impediments to a vibrant competitive process – government-initiated restraints – relatively free to flourish.  Thus the…
Rank this Week: 47

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    COOL story, part 3: dissent

    COOL story, part 3: dissent
    Judge Henderson dissented, believing the question of Zauderer’s appropriate scope to have been resolved in R.J. Reynolds and unfairly revisited.Judge Brown also dissented, quite vigorously. Under the majority’s reasoning, “a…
  • Jul 31

    COOL story, part 2: concurrence

    COOL story, part 2: concurrence
    AMI continued: concurrencesJudge Rogers concurred in part.  She wrote to disassociate herself from the suggested collapse of Central Hudsonand Zauderer.  “Viewing Zaudereras simply an application of Central Hudson to special…
  • Jul 31

    COOL story, part 1: DC Circuit upholds country of origin labeling rule

    COOL story, part 1: DC Circuit upholds country of origin labeling rule
    American Meat Institute v. U.S. Dep’t of Agriculture, No. 13-5281 (D.C. Cir. July 29, 2014)The D.C. Circuit here, en banc, upholds country of origin labeling (COOL) requirements for meat, and in the process holds that Zauderer’s…
Rank this Week: 67

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/
  • Jul 31

    Was Dov Charney too hot for the American Apparel Board to handle?

    Was Dov Charney too hot for the American Apparel Board to handle?
    Warning- do not click on the first link if you do not want to see nudity. Dov Charney founded retailer American Apparel in 1998 and it became an instant sensation with its 20-something year old consumer base. He mixed a...
  • Jul 31

    Daring For Impact

    Daring For Impact
    A few weeks ago a group of CEOs, business execs, policy-makers, academics and spiritual guides converged for a three-day symposium in Switzerland to discuss specific pathways for blending "inspiration," "innovation," and…
  • Jul 30

    Recent U.S./Foreign Mergers Motivated by Tax Incentive

    Recent U.S./Foreign Mergers Motivated by Tax Incentive
    There is a new face on an old problem — American companies “moving” overseas in part to avoid U.S. taxes — that has increased in popularity in the last several years and recently gained political attention. Last week President…
Rank this Week: 86

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: 87

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
Rank this Week: 95

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/
  • Jul 31

    Colbert on Inversion

    Colbert on Inversion
    America's educator, Stephen Colbert, gives us his take -- and quite an informative one at that -- on inversions. The Colbert Report -bjmq
  • Jul 31

    Buyouts shops buying from one another

    Buyouts shops buying from one another
    According to a report in the WSJ, yes it's true that M&A activity is up these days, but. But, it looks like 60% of the LBOs are private equity firms buying and selling portfolio firms to each other. That's good...
  • Jul 31

    Buyouts shops buying from one another

    Buyouts shops buying from one another
    According to a report in the WSJ, yes it's true that M&A activity is up these days, but. But, it looks like 60% of the LBOs are private equity firms buying and selling portfolio firms to each other. That's good...
Rank this Week: 104

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/
Rank this Week: 105

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: 107

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

    The Argentine Debt Litigation

    The Argentine Debt Litigation
    Alison Frankel has a very insightful post about how the looking Argentine debt default illustrates the limits of US courts to manage sovereign debt litigation: ... the hedge fund litigation with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jul 30

    Will the NLRB's McDonald's Decision Affect How We Teach Agency Law?

    Will the NLRB's McDonald's Decision Affect How We Teach Agency Law?
    The agency chapter of the Business Associations casebook I co-author with Bill Klein and Mark Ramseyer relies heavily on cases involving franchise relationships. Is the franchisee an agent of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jul 29

    Biden: "I Should Have Had One Republican Kid To Go Out And Make Money"

    Biden: "I Should Have Had One Republican Kid To Go Out And Make Money"
    The Washington Free Beacon reports that Vice President Joseph Biden made his audience “burst into laughter” at the Urban League gathering in Cincinnati when he cracked “I should have had one... [[ This is a content summary…
Rank this Week: 111

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Jun 25

    Where I've been

    Where I've been
    Friends, I want to thank you for all the support you've given this blog over the past three or four years. It's been a good run. Two or three years ago, I started blogging every day, and that was the...
  • Jun 18

    The world is not totally fucked up: Exhibit A

    The world is not totally fucked up: Exhibit A
    Here is Exhibit A for the proposition that the world is not, in fact, totally and completely fucked up: sculpture being readied, as we speak, at Jefferson Park in Seattle. What's more, this public art is to be "skateable." I...
  • May 20

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it
    Time again to safeguard the current accredited investor standard.
Rank this Week: 113

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
  • Jul 31

    Human Capital, Management Quality, and Firm Performance

    Human Capital, Management Quality, and Firm Performance
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Thomas Chemmanur and Lei Kong, both of the Department of Finance at Boston College, and Karthik Krishnan of the Finance Group at Northeastern University. The quality of the top management…
  • Jul 31

    Hedge Funds and Material Nonpublic Information

    Hedge Funds and Material Nonpublic Information
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Jon N. Eisenberg, partner in the Government Enforcement practice at K&L Gates LLP, and is based on a K&L Gates publication by Mr. Eisenberg; the complete publication, including…
  • Jul 30

    What Is a Board’s Role in a Family Business?

    What Is a Board’s Role in a Family Business?
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Dan Ryan, Chairman of the Financial Services Regulatory Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and is based on a PwC publication by Catherine Bromilow and John Morrow; the complete…
Rank this Week: 119

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/
  • Jul 31

    Will Blockchains End the Need for Specific Performance? [File this in: The Future]

    Will Blockchains End the Need for Specific Performance? [File this in: The Future]
    An article by Andrew Hinkes at Inside Counsel begins: Imagine a world where specific performance of contracts is no longer a cause of action because the contracts themselves automatically execute the agreement of the parties. Or where escrow…
  • Jul 31

    The Remedies Question Again

    The Remedies Question Again
    When I was a student my contracts teacher was Richard Fielding. He was as Socratic as he could be. I thing the first day he walked in and said: "Mr Harrison, What is my name." Ok, well not that Socratic...
  • Jul 30

    New in Print

    New in Print
    David Crump, Should the Commercial Landlord Have a Duty to Mitigate Damages after the Tenant Abandons? A Legal and Economic Analysis, 49 Wake Forest L. Rev. 187 (2014) Robert W. Emerson, Franchise Contract Interpretation: A Two-Standard…
Rank this Week: 123

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Jul 29

    Annals of Oil and Gas: "Free of All Costs and Expenses" Clause in Lease Applies If No Costs Exist

    Annals of Oil and Gas: "Free of All Costs and Expenses" Clause in Lease Applies If No Costs Exist
    Big victory for big oil . . . and big gas The Fifth Circuit handed a large win today to oil and gas lessees in the Lone Star State. The key part of the lease in question provided (with our...
  • Jul 27

    Firms Can Hide Routine Probe Details by Using Lawyers, D.C. Circuit Hold

    Firms Can Hide Routine Probe Details by Using Lawyers, D.C. Circuit Hold
    A happy outcome for counsel All you in-house lawyers out there might want to raise a hearty cheer for the D.C. Circuit. Outside counsel may want to clap also. For a panel of the appeals court held in In re...
  • Jul 16

    Ignoring Judges' Advice

    Ignoring Judges' Advice
    CLE Panels of Judges Have you noticed how many continuing legal education programs feature "judges panels" and urge you to attend so their honors can instruct you in how to win your next case? A blurb about an upcoming…
Rank this Week: 127

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Jul 31

    Reps and Warranties Insurance: Coverage for Diminution in Value Claim

    Reps and Warranties Insurance: Coverage for Diminution in Value Claim
    The purchase of reps and warranties insurance is an increasingly common part of mergers and acquisitions transactions. However, a frequently recurring question with respect to this type of insurance is how it will respond if a claim arises…
  • Jul 30

    Dark Pool Class Action Securities Suit Filed Against Barclay

    Dark Pool Class Action Securities Suit Filed Against Barclay
    On July 28, 2014, in the latest securities suit to be filed in the wake of high-profile concerns about ‘high frequency trading,” a plaintiff shareholder filed a securities class action lawsuit in the Southern District of New York…
  • Jul 29

    Guest Post: The Cloud, Cyber Security and Cloud Cyber Governance: What Every Director Needs to Know

    Guest Post: The Cloud, Cyber Security and Cloud Cyber Governance: What Every Director Needs to Know
    As I have noted frequently on this blog (most recently here), it is becoming increasingly clear that cybersecurity is viewed as a board level issue. At the same time that many boards have taken up the concerns surrounding cybersecurity…
Rank this Week: 135

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: 171

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: 174

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/
  • Jul 25

    Delaware Supreme Court Requires Wal-Mart to Produce Privileged Document

    Delaware Supreme Court Requires Wal-Mart to Produce Privileged Document
    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Indiana Electrical Workers Pension Trust Fund IBEW, Del. Supr., No. 614, 2013 (July 23, 2014). This Delaware Supreme Court en banc opinion requires Wal-Mart to produce documents about an alleged bribery scandal…
  • Jul 20

    Discussion of Key Delaware Corporate and Commercial Decisions from 2014

    Discussion of Key Delaware Corporate and Commercial Decisions from 2014
    Delaware’s Key Corporate and Commercial Cases January through June 2014 You are invited to a free audio conference for a discussion of the top ten decisions of 2014 to date from Delaware’s Supreme Court and Court of Chancery.…
  • Jul 10

    Corporate Benefit Doctrine Not Applicable to Volunteer

    Corporate Benefit Doctrine Not Applicable to Volunteer
    Raul v. Astoria Financial Corporation, C.A. No. 9169-VCG (Del. Ch. June 20, 2014). Issue Addressed: Whether attorneys’ fees were appropriate under the corporate benefit doctrine when the court considered the benefit to be in the nature…
Rank this Week: 182

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/
  • Jul 31

    Justice Entrepreneurs Project

    Justice Entrepreneurs Project
    With my background in nonprofit law, I get to know our public interest students pretty well - I'm sure many of you have the same experience. Here in West Virginia, we also have a very strong need for attorneys who...
  • Jul 30

    The National Taxpayer Advocate Isn't Happy with EO but the Form 1023 EZ Isn't the Answer

    The National Taxpayer Advocate Isn't Happy with EO but the Form 1023 EZ Isn't the Answer
    On July 16, the National Taxpayer Advocate released its mid-year report to Congress. The IRS release is here and the report itself is here. Given all that has occurred in the last year in EO, I suppose it is not...
  • Jul 29

    Love from the ABA's The Tax Lawyer (x2!)

    Love from the ABA's The Tax Lawyer (x2!)
    The spring volume of the ABA Tax Section's scholarly journal, The Tax Lawyer (67 The Tax Lawyer 517(2014)), has not one BUT TWO articles on charitable tax issues: Reforming the Taxation of Exempt Organizations and Their Patrons by David S....
Rank this Week: 202

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/
  • Jul 29

    Dangers of Relying on Joint Accounts for Estate Planning in Florida

    Dangers of Relying on Joint Accounts for Estate Planning in Florida
    Many people see joint accounts as a cheap and easy way to avoid probate, since joint property passes to the join owner at death, but these accounts can actually be quite risky when it comes to estate planning. Joint ownership of accounts can…
  • Jul 28

    Banker Suicides indicate Stress of the Profession.

    Banker Suicides indicate Stress of the Profession.
    If your family works in a high stress profession is a good idea to make sure you and your family keep their estate plans up to date. The unexpected deaths of finance workers in the past few months by suicide around the world have raised…
  • Jul 18

    Probate: Is it a good idea to give your heirs their inheritance while you are still alive?

    Probate: Is it a good idea to give your heirs their inheritance while you are still alive?
    Planning an estate can be a difficult process, but also a rewarding one because it helps to ensure that a person's heirs will be provided for after he or she dies. Many assume they should wait until after death to convey assets to their…
Rank this Week: 208

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/
  • Jun 12

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap
    Almost everyone has heard of Kickstarter by now: it’s the premier place for a team with an idea and a plan to raise capital to fund almost any sort of product. However, your return on your investment is the product itself if you pay…
  • Jun 12

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?
    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on March 25th, 2014, on the Tenth Circuit Case Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius and the Third Circuit Case Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius; a ruling is expected in late June.[i] Hobby Lobby…
  • Apr 17

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality
    The Internet is the modern day printing press; a revolutionary game changer. The Internet owes much of its success to the theory of net neutrality. While net neutrality is not a new topic of discussion, it has been thrust in the limelight…
Rank this Week: 212

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
  • Jun 5

    Tomiko Brown-Nagin, "The Honor and Burden of Being First: Judge Constance Baker Motley"

    Tomiko Brown-Nagin, "The Honor and Burden of Being First: Judge Constance Baker Motley"
    Professor Brown-Nagin's talk examines the legacy of The Honorable Constance Baker Motley—and break new ground in the study of civil rights, women's rights, and the legal profession. A protégée of Thurgood Marshall, Motley…
  • Jun 3

    M. Todd Henderson, "Do Judges Follow the Law?"

    M. Todd Henderson, "Do Judges Follow the Law?"
    In a naïve model of judging, Congress writes statutes, which courts know about and then slavishly apply. But a Chicago lawyer might doubt this model, believing judges are maximizing something other than compliance with the law. In this…
  • May 29

    A Fireside Chat with David Sacks '98, Founder and CEO of Yammer

    A Fireside Chat with David Sacks '98, Founder and CEO of Yammer
    Professor Todd Henderson leads an engaging discussion with Yammer Founder and CEO, David Sacks. David has been involved in the Internet space more than 10 years as an entrepreneur, executive and investor, starting with PayPal in 1999. He…
Rank this Week: 219

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
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
  • Jul 30

    Barmageddon: The Biggest Bar Exam Disaster Ever?

    Barmageddon: The Biggest Bar Exam Disaster Ever?
    If graduating from law school with large loans in this job market isn’t stressful enough, news reports indicate significant technical issues may be preventing thousands of bar exams takers from uploading their tests. Is this a…
  • Jul 30

    A return to law firm life for two in-house attorney

    A return to law firm life for two in-house attorney
    Stories abound of Biglaw lawyers making the move to the in-house “promised land”, but for in-house lawyers, a return to law firm life is possible and often brings its own rewards: “It’s not often you see in-house…
  • Jul 29

    12 movies with useful takeaways for lawyer

    12 movies with useful takeaways for lawyer
    Movies transport us. They take us to different times and places, bringing laughter in one moment and tears in the next. But no matter how outlandish the plot, at their core movies examine the human condition. We tell stories about ourselves…
Rank this Week: 255

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

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

    Cybersecurity: Implementing the Framework

    Cybersecurity: Implementing the Framework
    There has certainly been no shortage of attention paid to cybersecurity issues over the past couple of years, and one thorny issue that has plagued lawmakers and others is how to you compel companies to improve their cybersecurity efforts…
  • Jul 30

    Chamber Releases Disclosure Effectiveness Recommendation

    Chamber Releases Disclosure Effectiveness Recommendation
    Yesterday, the U.S, Chamber of Commerce’s Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness released a set of recommendations for the SEC as the agency considers how to make disclosure more effective.  The report contains both near-term…
  • Jul 29

    Is the JOBS Act’s IPO On-Ramp Working?

    Is the JOBS Act’s IPO On-Ramp Working?
    As we rapidly approach the August doldrums for capital markets activity, the good news is that 2014 has been a very strong year for the IPO market.  As noted in this Morrison & Foerster blog by Nilene Evans, we experienced the…
Rank this Week: 285

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/
Rank this Week: 302

US Law Watch

US Law Watch

Provides US legal and regulatory information. By BNA International.

http://www.uslawwatch.com
Rank this Week: 306

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Guest Post: Comments on SEBI’s Crowdfunding Paper

    Guest Post: Comments on SEBI’s Crowdfunding Paper
    [The following post is contributed by Debanshu Mukherjee, a Senior Resident Fellow at Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, New Delhi]Last month, SEBI had issued a Consultation Paper on regulating Crowdfunding in India. Vidhi Centre for Legal…
  • Jul 31

    Comparative Paper on M&A: Transaction Structures, Law & Practice

    Comparative Paper on M&A: Transaction Structures, Law & Practice
    Professor John Coates has a new paper titled Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring: Types, Regulation, and Patterns of Practicethat is available on SSRN. The abstract is as follows:An important component of corporate governance is the…
  • Jul 28

    SEBI: Infrastructure Investments and Portfolio Investment

    SEBI: Infrastructure Investments and Portfolio Investment
    Infrastructure Investment TrustsLast last year, we had discussedthe SEBI Consultation Paper on Infrastructure Investment Trusts. While the move towards the establishment of infrastucture investment trusts (InvITs) was welcome, certain issues…
Rank this Week: 313

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/
  • Jul 31

    Delaware Likes Garner/California Not So Much

    Delaware Likes Garner/California Not So Much
    In 1970, Richard Nixon was president, the 26th Amendment was still not part of the Constitution, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Garner v. Wolfinbarger, 430 F.2d 1093 (5th Cir. 1970).  In that case, Judge…
  • Jul 30

    I Find More Confusion On Tallying Vote

    I Find More Confusion On Tallying Vote
    I recently came across the following vote tally in Item 5.07 of Form 8-K: 73,197,209 votes for (28.9% of the voted shares) 177,776,280 votes against (70.2% of the voted shares) 2,113,797 abstentions (0.8% of the voted shares) 26,725,569…
  • Jul 29

    The Franchise Tax Board’s Doing Business Legal Ruling – Ex Nihilo, Aliquid Fit

    The Franchise Tax Board’s Doing Business Legal Ruling – Ex Nihilo, Aliquid Fit
    Today’s post will try to put the Franchise Tax Board’s recent Legal Ruling 2014-01 in perspective by imagining the following inquisition by the Franchise Tax Board: FTB: We suspect that you are doing business in…
Rank this Week: 390

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Jul 31

    LRN’s 2014 Ethics and Compliance Program Effectiveness Report

    LRN’s 2014 Ethics and Compliance Program Effectiveness Report
    For the past seven years, LRN has conducted its annual survey of Ethics and Compliance programs in search of benchmarking data, suggestions of leading practices, and trends. In 2012 LRN adopted the Program Effectiveness Index as a tool to…
  • Jul 30

    Meet the SEC Whistleblower

    Meet the SEC Whistleblower
    Since the Securities and Exchange Commission set up its whistleblower program in 2011, 6500 people have stepped forward as “whistleblowers.” Maxwell Murphy of the Wall Street Journal made a Freedom of Information Act request to…
  • Jul 28

    How Do You Exit a Ponzi Scheme?

    How Do You Exit a Ponzi Scheme?
    It looks like Bernie Madoff was $45 billion short of funds in his “investment strategy.” How was he ever going to get out of this? The original Ponzi schemer, Charles Ponzi, seems to think he could get out of his situation, at…
Rank this Week: 408

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 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…
  • Jun 1

    CA Social Media Privacy Has Another Chance

    CA Social Media Privacy Has Another Chance
    Last month, SB 242, the California bill on social media privacy failed to get the votes to move forward. It appears the bill has another chance next week when it could come up for reconsideration.  The San Francisco Chronicle has come out…
Rank this Week: 426

Pepper Podcasts

Pepper Podcasts

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

http://www.pepperpodcasts.com/pepper_podcasts/
  • Jun 2

    Hot Topics Roundtable for Fund Managers - Cybersecurity, Valuation, and More

    Hot Topics Roundtable for Fund Managers - Cybersecurity, Valuation, and More
    Representatives from Pepper Hamilton, Duff & Phelps and Freeh Group International Solutions (FGIS) led a fast-paced, interactive discussion of some of the hottest topics in the fund managing world. This podcast is a recording of this…
  • May 2

    Thomson Reuters Session - April: Investment Management, Hedg

    Thomson Reuters Session - April: Investment Management, Hedg
    Pepper partner Gregory J. Nowak has regularly hosted a roundtable in Pepper’s New York office for private funds and their managers to discuss issues in the investment management world. He has recently started to give a preview of the…
  • Apr 28

    Private Equity Fund Managers Roundtable

    Private Equity Fund Managers Roundtable
    Valuation continues to dominate private equity's "hot issues" list. Pepper Hamilton LLP hosted a roundtable in New York for private equity fund managers with Houlihan Lokey. This session featured Pepper attorneys Julia D. Corelli, James D.…
Rank this Week: 430

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: 436

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 3

    CFTC Delays Enforcement of Reporting for Cleared Swap

    CFTC Delays Enforcement of Reporting for Cleared Swap
    CFTC Delays Enforcement of Reporting for Cleared SwapsThe CFTC’s Division of Market Oversight this week granted no-action relief from certain requirements applicable to swap dealers and major swap participants regarding the reporting of…
  • Jun 16

    Congresswoman Urges Review of Bank Guarantees of Offshore Affiliate

    Congresswoman Urges Review of Bank Guarantees of Offshore Affiliate
    Congresswoman Urges Review of Bank Guarantees of Offshore AffiliatesMaxine Waters, ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee, urged the CFTC this week to begin investigating the offshore actions of Wall Street banks in avoiding…
Rank this Week: 471

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/
  • Jul 22

    Delaware Court of Chancery Rejects Indemnification Sleight of Hand

    Delaware Court of Chancery Rejects Indemnification Sleight of Hand
    In Branin v. Stein Roe Inv. Counsel, LLC, C.A. 8481-VCN, 2014 WL 2961084 (Del. Ch. June 30, 2014), the Delaware Court of Chancery held that a vested right to indemnification may not be rescinded by a subsequent amendment to the governing…
  • Jul 15

    Is Your Out-of-State LLC “Doing Business” in California?

    Is Your Out-of-State LLC “Doing Business” in California?
    Individuals and entities, including those from outside California, who invest in or do business through an out-of-state limited liability company (“LLC”) may be surprised to find out that they have filing obligations and tax…
  • Jul 7

    Second Circuit Overturns District Court’s Rejection of SEC-Citigroup Fraud Settlement

    Second Circuit Overturns District Court’s Rejection of SEC-Citigroup Fraud Settlement
    In a closely-watched decision involving judicial review of agency settlements, the Unites States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated United States District Court Judge Jed Rakoff’s 2011 order rejecting a proposed $285…
Rank this Week: 474

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/
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim
    Silverberg v. Gold, C.A. 7646-VCP (December 31, 2013) Under Delaware law, a so-called Brophy claim seeks to recover the profits made by trading on insider information. Showing that material insider information was available is not…
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability
    Grace v. Ashbridge LLC, C.A. 8348-VCN (December 31, 2013) In general, a successor entity is not liable for its predecessor's obligations when there has been a fundamental change in the identity of the entity.  Here, the Court held…
  • Jul 30

    Modest Reflections on the State of Delaware Litigation

    Modest Reflections on the State of Delaware Litigation
    Authored By Edward Mcnally This article was originally published in the Delaware Business Court Insider | July 30, 2014 Delaware’s courts are going through a period of rapid change. While it is too early to decide…
Rank this Week: 489

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/
  • Jul 18

    An Important Tip On Appealing A Decision From The NC Business Court

    An Important Tip On Appealing A Decision From The NC Business Court
    The Business Court is electronic.  Paper copies of documents are not filed with the Business Court.  So when you e-file a Notice of Appeal, is that sufficient for purposes of Rule 3 of the NC Rules of Appellate Procedure? Let's look…
  • Jul 8

    Pro Se Defendant Wins Trial On Breach Of Fiduciary Duty Claims In Business Court

    Pro Se Defendant Wins Trial On Breach Of Fiduciary Duty Claims In Business Court
    When I was a young pup preparing to go to court against the uncommon adversary who was proceeding without a lawyer, I would joke that "I hope I don't lose."  Luckily, I never did. But the Plaintiff in Seraph Garrison, LLC v. Garrison,…
  • Jul 3

    Business Court Refuses To Admit University Of Maryland's Lawyers On A Pro Hac Basi

    Business Court Refuses To Admit University Of Maryland's Lawyers On A Pro Hac Basi
    The lawsuit filed by the Atlantic Coast Conference against the University of Maryland continues to percolate in the North Carolina Business Court.  But the University will have to proceed without its chosen attorneys, as the Court last…
Rank this Week: 492

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
  • Jul 30

    MBBP Event: Unfair Competition and False Advertising

    MBBP Event: Unfair Competition and False Advertising
    On August 12th MBBP is hosting a seminar on Unfair Competition/False Advertising: How the Supreme Court’s recent decisions impact false advertising claims against competitors. The Supreme Court recently issued two decisions, Lexmark…
  • Jul 30

    Consultant or Executive Officer? SEC Brings an Action to Clarify

    Consultant or Executive Officer? SEC Brings an Action to Clarify
    By: Mark Tarallo On July 16, 2014, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) brought an action against Natural Blue Resources, Inc. (“Natural Blue”), James E. Cohen (“Cohen”) and Joseph…
  • Jul 29

    Biosimilars Developers Watch Closely as FDA Accepts First Biosimilar Application from Sandoz

    Biosimilars Developers Watch Closely as FDA Accepts First Biosimilar Application from Sandoz
    By: David Fazzolare & Joanna Brougher Sandoz, a Novartis Group company, announced on July 24, 2014 that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review its application for a biosimilar version of filgrastim. The…
Rank this Week: 494

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
  • Jul 20

    Craft Beverage Association, Survey

    Craft Beverage Association, Survey
    As of this date and writing, we have 163 good surveys. Almost all of them are submitted by people with relevant experience; 77% of the respondents have more than two years of work experience in the alcohol beverage field. These surveys…
  • Jul 7

    Help TTB Break the Logjam (Free the Labels)

    Help TTB Break the Logjam (Free the Labels)
    In this blog, every now and then, we talk about how the label and formula system at TTB can be quite slow, despite various TTB efforts to streamline things. Some top examples are here:  101 Days (to get a spirits label approved);…
  • Jun 13

    Coke Gets Served (and Pommelled)

    Coke Gets Served (and Pommelled)
    It was bad enough when Pom called out Coke for going quite a bit too far in posing its apple juice as pomegranate juice. It got even worse when various Supreme Court Justices suggested, orally, that Coke was trying to trick people. And on…
Rank this Week: 541

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/
  • Jul 25

    Sample Reps & Warranties: Conflict Mineral

    Sample Reps & Warranties: Conflict Mineral
    Recently, we got the question from a member who was marking up a definitive agreement for the purchase of target company – a manufacturer of metal products – whom they believed to be utilizing conflict minerals. The member asked…
  • Jul 24

    Examples of Social Media in M&A Transaction

    Examples of Social Media in M&A Transaction
    In his blog, Stinson Leonard Street’s Steve Quinlivan provides examples from 4 recent deals that used social media…
  • Jul 23

    Exclusive Forum Bylaws: California State Court Follows Delaware

    Exclusive Forum Bylaws: California State Court Follows Delaware
    Here’s news excerpted from this Ropes & Gray newsletter: State and federal courts in California have gone different directions on whether to follow Delaware’s lead in enforcing forum selection provisions in bylaws. In 2011,…
Rank this Week: 579

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/
  • Jul 29

    So What the Heck is Happening With Contractual Arbitration in California?

    So What the Heck is Happening With Contractual Arbitration in California?
    CBL is not just about Proposition 65 – it just sometimes seems that way. But the goal here is to provide out-of-state lawyers, general counsel, and other interested parties with some useful information about cutting edge issues facing…
  • May 21

    Attorney General Posts 2013 Proposition 65 Settlement Number

    Attorney General Posts 2013 Proposition 65 Settlement Number
    Every year, Cal Biz Lit eagerly awaits the Attorney General's release of the Alpert report, summarizing the past year's Proposition 65 settlements by defendant and by private party enforcer. CBL hasn't yet figured out who Alpert is, but…
  • Oct 9

    Assembly Bill 227: Proposition 65 Reform or Sausage Making?

    Assembly Bill 227: Proposition 65 Reform or Sausage Making?
    Two different efforts to reform Proposition 65 abuses have fallen flat. As CalBizLit readers know, last May, Governor Brown announced a plan to eliminate a number of abuses of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986.…
Rank this Week: 591

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers class action litigation, fraud, consumer law and shareholder disputes. By DiTommaso Lubin.

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 603

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: 619