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CFTC’s Massad on End-Users

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Derivatives, Energy CFTC Chair Timothy G. Massad delivered a speech on the importance of providing flexibility in the CFTC’s regulations to accommodate hedging by commercial end-users of derivatives.  Mr. Massad highlighted the following: Last September the CFTC amended its rules so that local, publicly-owned utility companies could continue to effectively hedge their risks in the energy swaps […] Read more →

by   |   February 26, 2015

Scale and Gavel

Supreme Court Interprets Sarbanes-Oxley Evidence Destruction Provisions

Litigation, Public Companies and Securities We now know that Sarbanes-Oxley does not apply to fish . . . While conducting an offshore inspection of a commercial fishing vessel in the Gulf of Mexico, a federal agent found... Read more →

by   |   February 25, 2015

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ISS Speaks: Proxy Access, Fee Shifting By-laws and More

Public Companies and Securities ISS has published its policy on proxy access matters.  ISS will generally recommend in favor of management and shareholder proposals for proxy access with the following... Read more →

by   |   February 19, 2015

Scale and Gavel

Sandy Hook Parents and Securities Law Professors Support Trinity Wall Street; Wal-Mart Replies

Litigation, Public Companies and Securities A group comprised of parents whose children or spouses were victims in the Sandy Hook tragedy, together with the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, have filed a brief in support... Read more →

by   |   February 15, 2015