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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 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

Delaware Supreme Court Scolds Special Committee Member that Joins Law Firm

Litigation, M&A The Delaware Supreme Court upheld the Chancery Court decision in Chester County Retirement Systems v. Collins et al.  In so doing, it noted one troubling aspect of the record as... Read more →

by   |   June 18, 2017

Faulty New Computer System Results in SEC Bringing MD&A Related Charges

Litigation, Public Companies and Securities The SEC recently brought charges against the CEO and CFO of UTi Worldwide Inc. in a settled enforcement proceeding.  The Company was engaged in multinational freight forwarding... Read more →

by   |   June 16, 2017