Legal Alerts

  1. Delaware Supreme Court Allows Plaintiff Shareholders to ‘Invade’ Corporation’s Attorney-Client Privilege for Good Cause

    Aug. 1, 2014 Over forty years ago, in Garner v. Wofinbarger, 430 F.2d 1039 (5th Cir. 1970), the Fifth Circuit held that, with a showing of good cause, a shareholder investigating potential fiduciary breaches could overcome the attorney-client privilege for internal corporate documents. In Del... more >
  2. MiFID II – New Corporate Governance Requirements for EU-Regulated Financial Services Firms

    July 31, 2014 This is the second of our series of alerts on MiFID II and MiFIR, the package of reforms and amendments to the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive. It is generally agreed that weaknesses in corporate governance in a number of financial institutions were a significant contr... more >
  3. EEOC Adopts Tougher Rules Protecting Pregnant Workers

    July 29, 2014 Pregnant employees may be entitled to accommodation under both the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s long anticipated Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and ... more >
  4. Mexico’s New Telecommunications Law — A Step in the Right Direction

    July 29, 2014 The Mexican government recently passed a new Telecommunications and Broadcasting Law (the “TBL”) with the goals of increasing competition in the telecommunications and broadcasting sectors, and improving service for Mexican consumers. The TBL implements and expands a Constitution... more >
  5. SEC Adopts Money Market Fund Reforms

    July 23, 2014 The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission voted 3-2 today to adopt significant changes to the regulation of money market funds in an effort to minimize the potential for a systemic “run” on money market funds like the one experienced in 2008.1 This alert provides a broad overv... more >
  6. D.C. Circuit Decision in Ralls Corp. v. CFIUS May Provide a Peek Behind the Government’s CFIUS Curtain

    July 21, 2014 If the recent D.C. Circuit decision in Ralls Corp. v. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, et al., No. 13-5315 (D.C. Cir. July 15, 2014) stands, it may change the review process, if not the outcome, of reaching a Committee on Foreign Investments in the United Sta... more >
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