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Proxy Access: More File to Exclude Proposals

Public Companies and Securities, Uncategorized Since our last update, the following public companies have submitted no-action letters to exclude shareholder proposals submitted by the New York City Pension Funds because the proposal will “directly conflict” with the issuer’s own proxy access proposal: Exelon Corporation – 5% for 5 years Apache Corporation – 5% for 3 years Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. […] Read more →

by   |   January 9, 2015

SDNY Says Whistleblowers Must Report to the SEC

Employment, Public Companies and Securities, Uncategorized In Berman v. Neo@ogilvy LLC, the Unites States District Court for the Southern District of New York held an employee must report information to the SEC in order to qualify for the... Read more →

by   |   December 29, 2014

Scale and Gavel

Court of Chancery Speaks to Exclusivity Agreements in Public Company Acquisitions

Litigation, Public Companies and Securities, Uncategorized You reach the point in the sale of almost every public company where the buyer wants an exclusivity agreement. Lawyers representing the target wring their hands about the effect... Read more →

by   |   December 15, 2014


SEC Describes Profiles of Successful Whistleblowers

Employment, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities, Uncategorized In its 2014 Report to Congress on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program, the SEC described the profile of successful whistleblowers. Because the SEC must keep the identity of... Read more →

by   |   November 18, 2014