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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 18

    Faculty Position - Richmond

    Faculty Position - Richmond
    Richmond is seeking to fill slots in the corporate area. See notice below: The University of Richmond School of Law seeks to fill three tenure-track positions for the 2018-2019 academic year, including one in corporate/securities law.…
  • Apr 21

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting
    CALL FOR PAPERS AALS Section on Transactional Law and Skills Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting 2018 AALS Annual Meeting San Diego, CA This call for papers solicits unpublished papers that analyze the question of access to…
  • Apr 4

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation
    Fifth Annual Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation: Call for Papers UCLA School of Law, in conjunction with the University of Richmond School of Law, Boston University School of Law, and University of Illinois College of Law,…
Rank this Week: 109

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Dec 14

    Another ICO Draws a Securities Class Action Lawsuit

    Another ICO Draws a Securities Class Action Lawsuit
    According to news reports, the amount raised through Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) in 2017 now exceeds $4 billion. This surge of activity has drawn the attention of regulators. The SEC is clearly stepping up its ICO-related enforcement…
  • Dec 13

    Yet Another Data Breach-Related Securities Suit Filed

    Yet Another Data Breach-Related Securities Suit Filed
    While commentators (like me) were predicting a blitz of data breach-related D&O litigation, the anticipated onslaught failed to materialize. The few cases that were filed –in the form of shareholder derivative suits — were…
  • Dec 12

    Guest Post: Which ICOs are Next to Get Caught up in the SEC’s ICO Dragnet?

    Guest Post: Which ICOs are Next to Get Caught up in the SEC’s ICO Dragnet?
    One of the most interesting and arresting business stories of 2017 has been the astonishing proliferation of initial coin offerings (ICOs), as I discussed in a prior post (here). Readers who have been watching this story develop undoubtedly…
Rank this Week: 140

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

Covers managing in-house counsel groups. By Rees Morrison.

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
Rank this Week: 141

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Dec 14

    How Can I Be Real At Work – When Everyone Else Is Fake?

    How Can I Be Real At Work – When Everyone Else Is Fake?
    Keeping it real in the workplace can be a real challenge: “Dear Liz, I love your philosophy that we should bring ourselves to work, but it’s not always easy to follow that advice. I work with... The post How Can I Be Real At…
  • Dec 11

    Lawyer Works and Sleeps in Shack to Raise Money for Her Nonprofit Law Firm

    Lawyer Works and Sleeps in Shack to Raise Money for Her Nonprofit Law Firm
    If you’re looking for a way to help, check out the link to the GoFundMe page.  Better yet, if you are in the Detroit area, reach out to the organizer to see how you can... The post Lawyer Works and Sleeps in Shack to Raise Money…
  • Dec 8

    Clients are Biggest Competitors to Law Firm

    Clients are Biggest Competitors to Law Firm
    Law firms are facing competition from their very own clients, who are taking work in-house and using technology to get work done efficiently: “Clients are the biggest competitors to law firms and are taking work... The post Clients are…
Rank this Week: 221

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Dec 14

    A Compelling Case for a General Theory of Contract

    A Compelling Case for a General Theory of Contract
    Robin Kar, Contract as Empowerment, 83 U. Chi. L. Rev. 759 (2016).Daniel BarnhizerContract in the common law lacks a unifying theory. In this article, Robin Kar offers an intriguing descriptive and normative theory of “contract as…
  • Dec 13

    Furthering Civic Engagement in the Environmental Arena

    Furthering Civic Engagement in the Environmental Arena
    The Environmental Law Institute & the American Bar Association’s Civil Rights and Social Justice Section, Environmental Protection in the Trump Era (2017).Kathryn WattsSince January 2017, the news headlines have been screaming about…
  • Dec 12

    When Does Healthcare Ethics Consultation Constitute the Practice of Law?

    When Does Healthcare Ethics Consultation Constitute the Practice of Law?
    Anya E. R. Prince & Arlene M. Davis, Navigating Professional Norms in an Interprofessional Environment: The 'Practice' of Healthcare Ethics Committees, 15 Conn. Pub. Int. L.J. 115 (2016), available at SSRN. Carl…
Rank this Week: 254

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/
  • Sep 8

    OK, Blogger. I give up.

    OK, Blogger. I give up.
    You're not letting me update my links, so I'm not posting to this blog any more.
  • Apr 28

    Why the Westin Cincinnati is likely the very worst Westin in the country.

    Why the Westin Cincinnati is likely the very worst Westin in the country.
    How do we count the ways in which the Westin Cincinnati is a very, very bad hotel?First, the good news:  friendly staff and great location.  That, however, is the only good news.1.  Let's start with safety.  There should…
  • Apr 20

    Predicted this in 2012.

    Predicted this in 2012.
    The story on Whittier in the NYT is here.As I said in 2012, "[t]he world doesn’t need as many ABA-accredited law schools as it has already, just as the world has figured out that it doesn’t need as many U.S.-based BigLaw firms as…
Rank this Week: 294

The Wired GC

The Wired GC

Covers compliance, corporate governance, management, regulations, tactics and technology.

http://www.wiredgc.com
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Lawdable

Lawdable

Discusses cost-effective and flexible legal solutions for corporate legal departments and law firm. By Counsel on Call.

http://www.lawdable.com/
  • Mar 30

    So Much to Read, So Little Time ...

    So Much to Read, So Little Time ...
    There is a lot going on in the legal industry these days. And while much of the talk is about Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity at the moment, we all know that technological progress isn't limited to just one practice area. We at…
  • Mar 17

    Artificial Intelligence, Lawyers and What The Future Might Hold

    Artificial Intelligence, Lawyers and What The Future Might Hold
    The following post is related to the upcoming Vanderbilt Law School’s conference on artificial intelligence, April 13-14 in Nashville. More information and registration can be found on the event website. Our robot overlords are…
  • Oct 9

    The 'Doers' Perspective: Fully Deploy the Integrative Law Model

    The 'Doers' Perspective: Fully Deploy the Integrative Law Model
    Change requires “doers.” I’ve been fortunate to work with some of the brightest minds in the legal industry—attorneys who have a real sense of where we are as a profession and where we need to go. However, in meeting…
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Jonathan B. Wilson

Jonathan B. Wilson

By the Senior Vice President, Legal and Corporate Development for Web.com, Inc.

http://www.jonathanbwilson.com/index.html
Rank this Week: 1574

High Tech Policy Blog

High Tech Policy Blog

From Cisco Systems.

http://blogs.cisco.com/gov
  • Dec 6

    Cisco Weighs in on Mobile Privacy Case

    Cisco Weighs in on Mobile Privacy Case
    Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court took up a case, U.S. v. Carpenter, that turns upon the “third-party doctrine.” The question before the court is whether cell phone location information obtained from a third-party mobile service…
  • Aug 3

    Mid-Band Spectrum: the Goldilocks Band

    Mid-Band Spectrum: the Goldilocks Band
    Today’s announcement from the Federal Communications Commission that it is launching a “Notice of Inquiry” for mid-band spectrum is a development that wireless users can cheer, just as industry players already have.…
  • Apr 26

    Statement of Cisco’s VP of Government Affairs Jeff Campbell On FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s Vision for Updated Net Neutrality Policy

    Statement of Cisco’s VP of Government Affairs Jeff Campbell On FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s Vision for Updated Net Neutrality Policy
    “FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today laid out his vision for revising net neutrality policy.  The proposal will review what is needed to protect consumers and prevent anti-competitive behavior, while rolling back Title II reclassification,…
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InnovaCounsel Blog

InnovaCounsel Blog

Covers legal and compliance issues faced by executives and general counsels.

http://innovacounsel.com/blog/
  • Jun 21

    The Managerial Overtime Exemption, and How to Keep It

    The Managerial Overtime Exemption, and How to Keep It
    The federal Fair Labor Standards Act requires employers to pay employees at least minimum wage for every hour (or fraction) worked, and to pay overtime (at time-and-a-half) for all time exceeding 40 hours in a week.   Some states and…
  • May 30

    Does Your Employee Handbook Undermine Your Company Culture?

    Does Your Employee Handbook Undermine Your Company Culture?
    In a tightening market for talent (especially tech talent), your company’s culture is a key differentiator. The CEO of Scentsy, (a company known for being a great place to work) recently said: “The right company culture attracts…
  • May 23

    No Harm, No Foul? No Way!

    No Harm, No Foul? No Way!
    Here’s a risk management tip for employers who aren’t located in California but decide they need to hire people residing in the Golden State.   Many states permit employers to include non-compete clauses in their employment…
Rank this Week: 1797

Corporate Law and Democracy

Corporate Law and Democracy

A repository of ideas, comments and papers on a range of issues related to corporate law and democracy. By Boston College Law School Professor Renee Jones.

http://reneejones.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 18

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?
    Susan Antilla of Bloomberg news published a recent column  revisiting the question of the continued viability of state securities regulators’ enforcement authority.  I spoke to Susan about my research  on the issue and I am quoted in…
  • Nov 18

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?
    Susan Antilla of Bloomberg news published a recent column  revisiting the question of the continued viability of state securities regulators’ enforcement authority.  I spoke to Susan about my research  on the issue…
  • Sep 19

    Bailout-palooza

    Bailout-palooza
    The federal goverment’s proposal for a bailout of the financial industry sounded somewhat familiar to me.  I remembered that I had blogged about a similar proposal about a year ago on Conglomerate.
Rank this Week: 2416

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

Provides best practice tips, checklists and updates designed to keep organizations of all sizes in compliance with federal and state employment laws. By Holland & Hart.

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2535

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Dec 14

    Canadian M&A activity stays hot, more in store

    Canadian M&A activity stays hot, more in store
    According to a recently published PwC report (the Report), Canadian mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity is booming. We recently reported that Canadian-backed equity financing activity in emerging venture capital companies is…
  • Dec 13

    Sell-side due diligence: knowing your buyer

    Sell-side due diligence: knowing your buyer
    M&A deals aren’t easy to close. As we previously reported, due diligence typically increases the likelihood of a deal closing. Buyers often conduct extensive diligence: they analyze the financial documents, projections, contracts…
  • Dec 13

    Intent to pursue deals at an all-time high among oil and gas executive

    Intent to pursue deals at an all-time high among oil and gas executive
    In a recently released report, the Global Capital Confidence Barometer, EY suggests that M&A intentions in the global oil and gas sector are at an all-time high. Most notably, 69% of the oil and gas executives surveyed indicated that they…
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Andrew Abramowitz, PLLC

Andrew Abramowitz, PLLC

News, advice, and trends from the corporate law world.

http://aalegalnyc.com/blog/
  • Sep 14

    A Possible Expansion of Regulation A+

    A Possible Expansion of Regulation A+
    On September 5, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill that would allow already-public reporting companies to use the provisions of so-called Regulation A+ to make securities offerings. Regulation A+ in its…
  • Aug 30

    The Limits of Networking

    The Limits of Networking
    Business professor Adam Grant, writing in the New York Times, argues that business networking activities are overrated. (Grant is the author of Give and Take, one of the rare business advice books that I have actually read. It’s…
  • Aug 21

    Why Robots Won’t Replace Lawyers Anytime Soon

    Why Robots Won’t Replace Lawyers Anytime Soon
    Ezra Klein, writing in Vox, argues that at least over the short to medium-term, robots won’t be taking our jobs. Stating that most jobs a hundred years ago involved the production of food and collection of water, he goes on to note…
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Littman Krooks LLP Blog

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

Covers corporate, elder law, estate planning and special needs planning.

http://www.littmankrooks.com/blog/
  • Dec 14

    Holiday Wishe

    Holiday Wishe
    By Marion M. Walsh, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP All of us at Littman Krooks wish you a holiday season filled with joy, happiness and success.   We know how difficult this season can be for those with disabilities or illnesses who are…
  • Dec 14

    Disclosing Disabilities in the Workplace

    Disclosing Disabilities in the Workplace
    By Marion M. Walsh, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP Whether to disclose an invisible disability to a potential employer poses a challenge.  Disability information is confidential and potential employees may be concerned about discrimination…
  • Dec 1

    New Federal Law Helps Protect Senior

    New Federal Law Helps Protect Senior
    Bipartisan legislation was passed by Congress and signed by President Trump to protect seniors from financial exploitation. The Court-Appointed Guardian Accountability and Senior Protection Act passed Congress as part of the Elder Abuse…
Rank this Week: 3959

Special Situations Law

Special Situations Law

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Covers shareholder activist and defence mandates, as well as complex reorganization transactions.

http://www.specialsituationslaw.com/
  • Dec 12

    Overboard, under deliver?

    Overboard, under deliver?
    We recently reported that Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) released its 2018 Americas Proxy Voting Guidelines Updates (the Policy Update), which, among other things, establishes modified guidelines for determining whether a director…
  • Dec 5

    Shareholder activism leads to higher rate of CEO turnover – win or lose

    Shareholder activism leads to higher rate of CEO turnover – win or lose
    Shareholder activism is now a global phenomenon. Activists commonly seek to shake up the board of a target company in hopes of instilling change and increasing shareholder value. The impact on target companies can be both disruptive and…
  • Nov 22

    ISS releases 2018 Americas Proxy Voting Guidelines Update

    ISS releases 2018 Americas Proxy Voting Guidelines Update
    On November 16, 2017, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) released its 2018 Americas Proxy Voting Guidelines Updates (the Updates). These updates implement changes in a number of areas, with the most significant being a gender diversity…
Rank this Week: 4008

InHouseOwl

InHouseOwl

Provides employee legal training guidance to corporate counsel.

http://www.inhouseowl.com/blog
  • Mar 8

    How long does it take to set up a compliance training program?

    How long does it take to set up a compliance training program?
    Employees are bored. The company is expanding internationally or entering a new market. No matter the reason, you will outgrow your current compliance training program at some point. Unfortunately, once you see the need for new compliance…
  • Feb 8

    5 Reasons Why Employees Are Tuning Out Your Compliance Training

    5 Reasons Why Employees Are Tuning Out Your Compliance Training
    Annual compliance training - words that can strike fear into your employees' hearts. Unfortunately, annual compliance training is often met with low enthusiasm. Uninterested and disengaged employees will often tune out your carefully…
  • Feb 1

    Can you over-prepare for a presentation?

    Can you over-prepare for a presentation?
    We‘ve all had the same nightmare. You wake up an hour before your alarm goes off and realize you forgot to prepare for your huge presentation. You frantically race around to room to cram in all the information you can (hopefully to…
Rank this Week: 4374

Governance & Compliance Insider

Governance & Compliance Insider

Tracks the latest developments, trends and best practices in compliance, corporate governance, and disclosure. By Dorsey & Whitney LLP’s Corporate Governance & Compliance Practice Group.

http://governancecomplianceinsider.com
  • Dec 4

    Upcoming CLE Seminar: Preparing for the 2018 Proxy Season

    Upcoming CLE Seminar: Preparing for the 2018 Proxy Season
    On Tuesday, December 12, Dorsey will present our annual review of developments and disclosure requirements for the upcoming proxy season, including practical advice on how to prepare your proxy statement and annual report in 2018. Click here…
  • Nov 15

    Do You Need a Risk Factor for Proposed U.S. Federal Income Tax Reform?

    Do You Need a Risk Factor for Proposed U.S. Federal Income Tax Reform?
    Tax reform efforts by Congress are ongoing, and the substance of the tax bills remains fluid. However, for foreign corporations with U.S. operations, there are some specific potential risks to consider, such as additional limitations on the…
  • Nov 8

    Annual Report Reminders for Foreign Private Issuer

    Annual Report Reminders for Foreign Private Issuer
    There are a couple of recent developments that we would like to remind issuers to keep in mind for their upcoming annual reports. Foreign private issuers who prepare their financial statements in accordance with the International Financial…
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