Our recent Client Alert discusses the United States Supreme Court’s long-awaited ruling in Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo (Loper Bright), a decision with far-ranging implications for federal administrative law. The Supreme Court’s six-Justice majority held that the Administrative Procedure Act requires courts interpreting agency regulations to determine independently

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On July 8, 2024, SEC Chair Gary Gensler announced the release of the SEC’s Spring 2024 Regulatory Agenda (Regulatory Agenda), which outlines the SEC’s planned regulatory actions over the next 12 months. This latest Regulatory Agenda includes a total of 34 rules, with 15 rules at the proposed rulemaking stage and 19 rules at the final rulemaking stage. While the Regulatory Agenda provides insights into Chair Gensler’s priorities (compiled as of May 1, 2024) and the anticipated timing of proposed and final rules, actual rule adoption or proposal timing may vary significantly, and could come before or after the listed dates. The outcome of the 2024 presidential election may also impact timing and priorities.Continue Reading SEC Announces Release of Spring 2024 Regulatory Agenda

Our new client alert discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent holding in Securities and Exchange Commission v. Jarkesy that the Seventh Amendment to the United States Constitution entitles a defendant to a jury trial when the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) seeks civil penalties for securities fraud. As a

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As part of its continuing efforts to clarify the application of the SEC’s rules regarding the disclosure of material cybersecurity incidents,[1] on June 24, 2024, the Division of Corporation (Corp Fin) issued five new Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations (CDIs). All five of the CDIs focus on the materiality determination required under Item 1.05 of Form 8-K and are summarized below. The full text of the CDIs is set forth at the end of this post.Continue Reading Corp Fin Issues CDIs on Cybersecurity Incident Reporting

As questions and commentary continue to arise with respect to the SEC’s rules on disclosure of material cybersecurity incidents, the SEC staff has sought to provide additional guidance on the application of the final cybersecurity disclosure rules.[1] On June 20, 2024, Erik Gerding, the Director of the SEC’s Division

Continue Reading Corp Fin Issues Additional Guidance Relating to Cybersecurity Incident Disclosure

This recent post on the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance submitted by Wilson Sonsini discusses that the 2024 proxy season, the second year with universal proxy cards, has produced incremental evidence of the effect that universal proxy has had on proxy fights and on advance notice bylaws with

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On May 21, 2024, Erik Gerding, the Director of the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), released a statement (statement) on the disclosure of cybersecurity incidents. This statement relates to disclosures made under new Item 1.05 of Form 8-K, which was adopted by the SEC in July 2023,[1] and requires companies to disclose information relating to material cybersecurity incidents within four business days of determining that the incident is material. For more information on the cybersecurity rules, please see our previous Client Alert.Continue Reading Corp Fin Issues Guidance on Disclosure of Cybersecurity Incidents

In December 2022, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted final rules relating to insider trading arrangements and related disclosures. Among other things, the final rules require new issuer disclosures relating to Rule 10b5-1 trading plans, insider trading policies and procedures, option grant policies and procedures, and certain option

Continue Reading REMINDER: New Insider Trading and Option Grant Disclosures for March 31 FYE Companies

Our recent Client Alert discusses the Federal Trade Commission’s approval of a final rule that prevents all for-profit employers nationwide from using non-compete agreements for any worker, regardless of whether they are designed to protect legitimate business interests of employers. The final rule may have a sweeping impact on businesses

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Our recent Client Advisory addresses the conversation that has emerged over the past several months as to whether Delaware should remain the favored state of incorporation for business entities. Specifically, it discusses various factors that entrepreneurs, investors, and companies should consider when weighing whether to remain in Delaware or to

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