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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Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting 2018 AALS Annual Meeting San Diego, CA This call for papers solicits unpublished papers that analyze the question of access to…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: 39

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Feb 19

    What Do We Know About In-House Counsel Career Satisfaction?

    What Do We Know About In-House Counsel Career Satisfaction?
    In-house counsel career satisfaction – some would say it is a given and that in-house life is sunshine and rainbows. But to face reality and delve deeper, data is needed. Help Evers Legal Search by... The post What Do We Know About…
  • Feb 14

    How To Get Recruiters and Jobs to Come to You

    How To Get Recruiters and Jobs to Come to You
    A slideshow detailing strategies to get recruiters and jobs to come to you. If you are looking for in-house counsel jobs you already may be doing some of these, but it’s always a good idea... The post How To Get Recruiters and Jobs to…
  • Feb 13

    How to Deal With a Bossy Coworker

    How to Deal With a Bossy Coworker
    Dealing with a bossy coworker? Highly unlikely, right, because you are surrounded by mild-mannered attorneys who rarely voice their opinions. Or, as in many hectic legal departments, you may be dealing with a bossy coworker... The post How to…
Rank this Week: 239

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/
  • Feb 19

    What Don’t You Know and How Will You Learn It?

    What Don’t You Know and How Will You Learn It?
    Susan Nevelow Mart, The Algorithm as a Human Artifact: Implications for Legal [Re]Search, 109 Law Libr. J. 387 (2017). Elizabeth Adelman For those of us who are not engineers or programmers, magical results appear when we run searches in…
  • Feb 19

    What Don’t You Know and How Will You Learn It?

    What Don’t You Know and How Will You Learn It?
    Susan Nevelow Mart, The Algorithm as a Human Artifact: Implications for Legal [Re]Search, 109 Law Libr. J. 387 (2017). Elizabeth Adelman For those of us who are not engineers or programmers, magical results appear when we run searches in…
  • Feb 16

    Using an Interesting Conversation to Teach Testamentary Capacity

    Using an Interesting Conversation to Teach Testamentary Capacity
    Stephen R. Alton, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll’s Will: A Tale of Testamentary Capacity, 52 Tulsa L. Rev. 263 (2017). Browne Lewis The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a popular novella that was published by Robert Louis…
Rank this Week: 2825

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Feb 18

    New York Court Rejects “Utterly Useless” Disclosure-Only Merger Objection Suit Settlement

    New York Court Rejects “Utterly Useless” Disclosure-Only Merger Objection Suit Settlement
    In a series of rulings culminating in the January 2016 decision in Trulia (about which refer here), Delaware’s courts have evinced their hostility to the kind of disclosure-only settlement in which merger objection suits are frequently…
  • Feb 15

    Guest Post: Court Requires Insurers to Advance Insureds’ Defense Cost

    Guest Post: Court Requires Insurers to Advance Insureds’ Defense Cost
    In the following guest post, Syed Ahmad, Brittany Davidson, and Andrea DeField of Hunton & Williams LLP take a look at a very interesting New York trial court decision relating to D&O insurers’ duty to advance defense costs. I…
  • Feb 14

    Guest Post: 2017 Year in Review — Securities Litigation

    Guest Post: 2017 Year in Review — Securities Litigation
    This past year was an eventful one in the corporate and securities litigation arena. In the following guest post, Haynes and Boone, LLP Partners Dan Gold, Kit Addleman, Thad Behrens, Emily Westridge Black, Carrie Huff, Tim Newman, David…
Rank this Week: 3920

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/
Rank this Week: 1506

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

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

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

    Lou Giampa – How Do I Talk To My Parents About Getting Help In Their Home

    Lou Giampa – How Do I Talk To My Parents About Getting Help In Their Home
    Our guest this week is Lou Giampa, President and Owner of Right at Home, a NYS Licensed Home Care Agency servicing Westchester County, NY.  Lou joins Bernie to discuss home health care, aging parents, and having the conversation with…
  • Feb 8

    Understand Basics of New FINRA Rules to Prevent Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Loved One

    Understand Basics of New FINRA Rules to Prevent Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Loved One
    By Stacy Sadove, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP In a positive development for seniors and individuals with disabilities, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has just approved the adoption of the Financial Industry…
  • Jan 29

    Effects of the New Tax Law on Estate Planning

    Effects of the New Tax Law on Estate Planning
    Register for our webinar: “What Do the New Tax Laws Mean and How Does It Affect Me?” on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (EST) by clicking here. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was signed into law by…
Rank this Week: 1290

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
  • Jan 29

    Disclosure Implications of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

    Disclosure Implications of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
    As companies prepare their Form 10-K and proxy statement disclosures, they will be challenged with disclosing the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on performance results for the purposes of financial reporting as well as for compensation…
  • Jan 9

    SEC Staff provides Guidance for Public Companies on Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

    SEC Staff provides Guidance for Public Companies on Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
    On December 22, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced publication of staff guidance for issuers, auditors, and others to ensure timely public disclosures of the accounting impacts of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the…
  • Jan 2

    Discretionary Equity Awards to Directors Subject to “Entire Fairness” Standard of Review

    Discretionary Equity Awards to Directors Subject to “Entire Fairness” Standard of Review
    Human nature being what it is, the law, in its wisdom, does not presume that directors will be competent judges of the fair treatment of their company where fairness must be at their own personal expense.[1] According to the Delaware Supreme…
Rank this Week: 1589

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/
  • Jan 25

    Supreme Court Denies Review of FLSA Joint-Employer Test

    Supreme Court Denies Review of FLSA Joint-Employer Test
    By Jeremy Ben Merkelson It seems like an easy question: who is an “employer” liable for paying minimum wage and overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA or Act)? The answer is not always straightforward when there are two…
  • Jan 23

    New HHS Conscience and Religious Freedom Division to Aid Healthcare Workers With Moral Objection

    New HHS Conscience and Religious Freedom Division to Aid Healthcare Workers With Moral Objection
      By Steven T. Collis This week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it created a new division within its Office for Civil Rights to “restore federal enforcement of our nation’s laws that…
  • Jan 11

    EEOC Reveals Its Strategy For Upcoming Years; Will Review Public Comment

    EEOC Reveals Its Strategy For Upcoming Years; Will Review Public Comment
    By Little V. West The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued its draft strategic plan for fiscal years (FY) 2018-2022. Because the strategic plan outlines the agency’s priorities for enforcing…
Rank this Week: 317

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/
  • Jan 18

    Trends in Environmental Social Governance

    Trends in Environmental Social Governance
    Corporations are facing increasing pressure to offer more transparency and disclosure with respect to their governance practices that promote environmental and social sustainability. This year’s trends in Environment Social Governance…
  • Jan 11

    Governance Oversight – Is Your Board An Active One?

    Governance Oversight – Is Your Board An Active One?
    In a recent interview with Christopher P. Skroupa on Forbes.com, Walied Soliman (Chair of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada, LLP and Co-Chair of Norton Rose Fulbright’s Canadian special situations team) weighs in on what it means…
  • Jan 10

    Ignoring board gender diversity is no longer an option

    Ignoring board gender diversity is no longer an option
    Discussions around board gender diversity are picking up steam in the lead up to the 2018 proxy season. Some of the leading proxy advisory firms, namely the Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis & Co. LLC (Glass Lewis),…
Rank this Week: 1498

Andrew Abramowitz, PLLC

Andrew Abramowitz, PLLC

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

http://aalegalnyc.com/blog/
  • Jan 15

    Succeeding in Business by Doing Le

    Succeeding in Business by Doing Le
    I read with interest an essay in the Wall Street Journal by a management professor, Morten T. Hansen, arguing that the key to success in business is selectivity, i.e., figuring out which tasks were the most important to complete, doing them…
  • Jan 5

    Spotify’s Possible Direct Listing

    Spotify’s Possible Direct Listing
    The political website Axios, not known, at least to me, as a source of breaking business news, reports that the music streaming service Spotify has filed papers with the SEC on a confidential basis to go public via direct listing. The Axios…
  • Nov 20

    A Possible Change to the “Accredited Investor” Definition

    A Possible Change to the “Accredited Investor” Definition
    Securities offerings that are exempt from the SEC’s registration requirements often hinge on whether some or all of the investors are “accredited investors.” There are various categories of accredited investors for business…
Rank this Week: 1920

High Tech Policy Blog

High Tech Policy Blog

From Cisco Systems.

http://blogs.cisco.com/gov
  • Dec 21

    US Justice Department Advises Prosecutors: Seek Data from Enterprises Rather than Cloud Service Provider

    US Justice Department Advises Prosecutors: Seek Data from Enterprises Rather than Cloud Service Provider
    At Cisco, we have long advocated that “data and communications stored in the cloud should receive equivalent protections against unreasonable government search and seizure just like documents stored on premises or in paper…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 981

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: 3927

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: 1110

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…
Rank this Week: 4035

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: 1374

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1186

The Wired GC

The Wired GC

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

http://www.wiredgc.com
Rank this Week: 240

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: 982

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: 2805