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HTMLD.C. Circuit Decision in Ralls Corp. v. CFIUS May Provide a Peek Behind the Government’s CFIUS Curtain
Raechel Keay Anglin, Rebecca S. Hartley, Carl A. Valenstein; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 25, 2014, previously published on 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 States...

 

HTMLSEC Brings First Whistleblower Anti-Retaliation Claim Under the Dodd-Frank Act
Matthew T. Bohenek, Steven W. Hansen; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 10, 2014
Dealing with a whistleblower who remains an employee after going to the Government has always been something like traversing a mine field. When the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted Rule 21F-2, defining a “whistleblower” and making a violation of the...

 

HTMLSecretary Lew Calls on Financial Institutions to Strengthen Their Cybersecurity Defenses
Steven G. Brody, Jason E. Glass; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 17, 2014
On July 16, 2014, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew delivered the keynote speech at the Delivering Alpha conference, a gathering of hedge fund industry participants. Secretary Lew used this event to issue strongly-worded remarks on the serious nature of cyber-incursions, in particular the...

 

HTMLEuropean Commission Pushes Forward on Merger Review Expansion to Minority Acquisitions With a Competitive Link
Davina Garrod; Bingham McCutchen (London) LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014
Controversial EC proposals to review certain acquisitions of non-controlling minority acquisitions are now out for consultation until 3 October 2014. The proposals, contained in a White Paper, come amidst continued opposition from businesses and the investor community, and are of particular concern...

 

HTMLSEC Staff Issues Proxy Voting Guidance
Abigail Bertumen, Lea Anne Copenhefer, Barry N. Hurwitz, Christopher D. Menconi; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 11, 2014
Just before the July 4th holiday, the SEC’s Division of Investment Management and Division of Corporate Finance issued guidance on proxy voting. The guidance, which is a staff bulletin in the form of a Q&A, is the next chapter in an ongoing discussion about how investment advisers satisfy...

 

HTMLSEC Orders a Pilot Program on Tick Sizes to Study Trading Behavior
Russell M. Fecteau; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014
On June 24, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ordered national stock exchanges and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to craft a yearlong pilot program that requires specific stocks (“Pilot Securities”) to trade in five-cent increments rather than...

 

HTMLFedEx Indictment: Government Seeks to Outsource Criminal Enforcement
Brianna L. Abrams, Nicholas M. Gess, Nathan J. Hochman; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014
On July 17, 2014, a federal grand jury in San Francisco returned a 15-count indictment charging FedEx with crimes for allegedly failing to heed warning signs that illegal Internet pharmacies were using FedEx facilities to ship drugs to consumers. United States v. FedEx Corporation, et al.,...

 

HTMLEmployers Get Second Bite at the Apple as Supreme Court Finds Senate Recess Appointments Unconstitutional
Jessica Boar, Debra L. Fischer; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 2, 2014
In a unanimous decision, on June 26, 2014, the United States Supreme Court held in Noel Canning v. NLRB that President Obama violated the Recess Appointment Clause by appointing three members of the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB” or “Board”) while the Senate was...

 

HTMLSEC Division of Investment Management Issues Guidance on Mutual Fund Disclosure
Mana Behbin, Michael Glazer; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 3, 2014
On June 26th, the staff of the SEC’s Division of Investment Management published guidance on its 2009 mutual fund disclosure enhancements (“Guidance”). The enhancements were adopted as amendments to Form N-1A (the registration form used by mutual funds) and Rule 498 under the...

 

HTMLEPA Proposes Rule Requiring Existing Power Plants to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Steve W. Black, David K. Brown, Rick R. Rothman; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2014, previously published on June 17, 2014
On June 2, 2014, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its Clean Power Plan, a much anticipated proposed rule under the Clean Air Act to reduce carbon pollution from existing electric generating power plants. Through a combination of emissions reductions, greater reliance...

 


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