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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Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting 2018 AALS Annual Meeting San Diego, CA This call for papers solicits unpublished papers that analyze the question of access to…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: 78

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Feb 22

    How to Get an In-House Counsel Job

    How to Get an In-House Counsel Job
    If you are like many lawyers, at one or more times in your life you will ask yourself a simple question: “How do I get an in-house counsel job?”. This may happen after a soul-crushing week... The post How to Get an In-House…
  • Feb 21

    How Lawyers Can Learn From Failure

    How Lawyers Can Learn From Failure
    Lawyers spend a lot of time learning and “practicing”, so it should come as no surprise that, like everyone else, lawyers can learn from failure: “Before SpaceX’s successful launch of its giant Falcon Heavy…
  • Feb 20

    Fifteenth Blawgiversary of DennisKennedy.Blog

    Fifteenth Blawgiversary of DennisKennedy.Blog
    If you are an in-house counsel, you should be reading DennisKennedy.Blog. A guru, thought leader, attorney and blawger, Dennis is not only insightful and witty, but he is often the first to write or speak... The post Fifteenth Blawgiversary…
Rank this Week: 199

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 23

    PLUS Canadian Chapter Event in Toronto

    PLUS Canadian Chapter Event in Toronto
    It was my honor and pleasure this past Thursday to be a part of the PLUS Canadian Chapter event in Toronto, Ontario. It was a well-organized and really well-attended event — so well-attended in fact that it was sold out. It was standing…
  • Feb 22

    SEC Releases Cybersecurity Disclosure Guidance

    SEC Releases Cybersecurity Disclosure Guidance
    After a bit of last-minute drama, the SEC on Wednesday issued its guidance for public company cybersecurity disclosures. The Commission’s guidance document emphasizes companies’ disclosure obligations under existing law and…
  • Feb 21

    U.S. Supreme Court Adopts Narrow View of Who Can Rely on Dodd-Frank Act’s Anti-Retaliation Protection

    U.S. Supreme Court Adopts Narrow View of Who Can Rely on Dodd-Frank Act’s Anti-Retaliation Protection
    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on February 21, 2018 that the Dodd-Frank Act’s anti-retaliation provisions protect only whistleblowers that make a report to the SEC, and do not apply to whistleblowers who report internally. The…
Rank this Week: 434

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 23

    The Empirical Truth About Qualified Immunity

    The Empirical Truth About Qualified Immunity
    Joanna C. Schwartz, How Qualified Immunity Fails, 127 Yale L.J. 2 (2017). Howard M. Wasserman The critical scholarly narrative surrounding civil rights litigation is that the Supreme Court in the past decade has expanded the defense of…
  • Feb 22

    When Reading the Fine Print is Actually Worse for Consumers: The Case of Unenforceable Term

    When Reading the Fine Print is Actually Worse for Consumers: The Case of Unenforceable Term
    Meirav Furth-Matzkin, On the Unexpected Use of Unenforceable Contract Terms: Evidence From the Residential Rental Market, 9 J. Legal Analysis 1 (2017). Florencia Marotta-Wurgler While disclosure has been the preferred…
  • Feb 21

    Making Sense of Causation in Mixed Motives Case

    Making Sense of Causation in Mixed Motives Case
    Andrew Verstein, The Jurisprudence of Mixed Motives, 127 Yale L.J. (forthcoming), available at SSRN. Martin J. Katz To say that the law of causation in mixed motives cases is a mess would be an understatement, as Andrew Verstein highlights in…
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Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

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

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
Rank this Week: 574

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: 720

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/
  • Feb 23

    Legal update: M&A in the pharma sector

    Legal update: M&A in the pharma sector
    Of counsel James Baillieu explores the pharma M&A horizon in PharmaTimes magazine. The pharma sector saw deal activity fall in 2017 compared to previous years. While the number of deals remained robust, their value was significantly lower…
  • Feb 22

    Investor confidence, disruption risk and US tax reform will continue to spur M&A activity

    Investor confidence, disruption risk and US tax reform will continue to spur M&A activity
    JP Morgan recently released its 2018 Global M&A Outlook report, predicting that 1) investor confidence from solid GDP growth, 2) disruption risk from technological change, and 3) opportunities from the passing of the US tax reform will…
  • Feb 20

    Notice provisions in purchase agreements: to email or not to email

    Notice provisions in purchase agreements: to email or not to email
    Email has become an integral part of the way in which most businesses conduct their day-to-day affairs. According to a recent study, the number of worldwide email users will rise from 3.7 billion in 2018 to over 4.1 billion by 2021. While…
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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/
  • Feb 22

    Update on Endrew F.

    Update on Endrew F.
    By Arshi Pal. Esq., Littman Krooks LLP Almost a year ago, in a seminal ruling, on March 22, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States  held that school districts must provide an education “reasonably calculated to enable a child…
  • 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…
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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/
  • Feb 21

    Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protection Extends Only to Employees Who Report to SEC

    Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protection Extends Only to Employees Who Report to SEC
    By Brian Neil Hoffman and Jeremy Ben Merkelson The United States Supreme Court today narrowed the universe of plaintiffs who can claim protection under the whistleblower anti-retaliation provisions of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform…
  • 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…
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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/
  • Feb 20

    Preparing for activism in 2018: the activist investing annual review

    Preparing for activism in 2018: the activist investing annual review
    Activist Insight recently published the fifth annual edition of The Activist Investing Annual Review (the Review). The Review analyzes global activist investing trends over the past few years, with an emphasis on 2017, forecasts developments…
  • 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…
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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: 2940

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: 2208

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…
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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…
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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…
Rank this Week: 3754

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: 3084

The Wired GC

The Wired GC

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

http://www.wiredgc.com
Rank this Week: 4063

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: 4629

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: 4250