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MAKING SENSE OF DODD-FRANK

The Dodd-Frank Act has broad and deep implications that will touch every corner of financial services and multiple other industries. This site, developed and maintained by attorneys at Stinson Leonard Street, is dedicated to making sense of this complex legislation and helping businesses understand how it will affect them specifically. Our Bloggers »

Dodd-Frank Executive Compensation

Director Equity Grants and Vote Buying Subject to Entire Fairness Review

Executive Compensation, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities In Williams v. Ji et al, the Delaware Court of Chancery examined an alleged scheme in which the Directors of Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. granted themselves options and warrants for the stock of five subsidiaries over which the corporation had voting control. Shortly before or after the options grants, the board transferred valuable assets and opportunities […] Read more →

by   |   June 28, 2017

Supreme Court to Determine Scope of Whistleblower Protection

Employment, Executive Compensation, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities A percolating issue with respect to the SEC’s whistleblower regulations is whether the anti-retaliation protections apply only when suspected misconduct is reported to the... Read more →

by   |   June 26, 2017

CFTC Revises Whistleblower Rule to Enhance Anti-Retaliation Protection

Derivatives, Employment, Executive Compensation The CFTC has adopted final amendments to its whistleblower rules that will, among other things, strengthen the CFTC’s anti-retaliation protections for whistleblowers and enhance... Read more →

by   |   May 22, 2017

Shareholder Dismisses Case with Prejudice that Sought to Block Amendment to Intel Stock Plan

Employment, Executive Compensation, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities As we noted here, a shareholder of Intel sought a preliminary and permanent injunction and any other appropriate relief with respect to a stockholder vote to approve the amendment... Read more →

by   |   May 19, 2017