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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 Litigation

Director Discretionary Compensation Awards Tested by Entire Fairness Standard According to Delaware Supreme Court

Employment, Executive Compensation, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities In a recent decision by the Delaware Supreme Court in In re Investors Bancorp Stockholders Litigation, the court found that director equity grants based on director discretion are subject to an entire fairness standard of review irrespective of whether stockholders have previously approved the equity incentive plan. According to the court, “when stockholders have approved […] Read more →

by , and   |   December 14, 2017

SEC Brings Enforcement Action for Inadequately Documented Perks but Does Not Impose Penalty

Litigation, Public Companies and Securities The SEC charged a biopharmaceutical company with committing a series of accounting controls and disclosure violations, including the failure to properly report as compensation... Read more →

by   |   December 12, 2017

Stacks of Coins

SEC Busts Fraudulent Initial Coin Offerings

Litigation The SEC charged a businessman and two companies with defrauding investors in a pair of so-called initial coin offerings, or ICOs, purportedly backed by investments in real estate... Read more →

by   |   September 29, 2017

CFTC Files Its First Anti-Fraud Enforcement Action Involving Bitcoin

Litigation The CFTC filed a federal civil enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against Defendants Nicholas Gelfman, of Brooklyn, New York, and... Read more →

by   |   September 21, 2017