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|EEOC Adopts Tougher Rules Protecting Pregnant Workers|
Mae Kieng Hau, Douglas T. Schwarz; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
July 30, 2014, previously published on July 29, 2014Pregnant 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 Related...
|SEC Brings First Whistleblower Anti-Retaliation Claim Under the Dodd-Frank Act|
Matthew T. Bohenek, Steven W. Hansen; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 10, 2014Dealing 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...
|Secretary Lew Calls on Financial Institutions to Strengthen Their Cybersecurity Defenses|
Steven G. Brody, Jason E. Glass; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 17, 2014On 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...
|SEC Orders a Pilot Program on Tick Sizes to Study Trading Behavior|
Russell M. Fecteau; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014On 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...
|SEC Staff Issues Proxy Voting Guidance|
Abigail Bertumen, Lea Anne Copenhefer, Barry N. Hurwitz, Christopher D. Menconi; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 11, 2014Just 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...
|D.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;
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014If 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...
|FedEx Indictment: Government Seeks to Outsource Criminal Enforcement|
Brianna L. Abrams, Nicholas M. Gess, Nathan J. Hochman; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014On 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.,...
|European Commission Pushes Forward on Merger Review Expansion to Minority Acquisitions With a Competitive Link|
Davina Garrod; Bingham McCutchen (London) LLP;
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014Controversial 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...
|Agencies Publish Volcker Rule Frequently Asked Questions|
Yevedzo R. Chitiga, Andrew B. Kales; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
July 14, 2014, previously published on June 17, 2014On June 10, 2014, the U.S. federal banking agencies,1 the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (collectively, the “Agencies”), published answers to six frequently asked questions (“FAQs”) regarding the Volcker Rule.2 The...
|California Supreme Court Gives Class Action Waivers in the Employment Context Two Thumbs Up|
Jessica Boar, Mae Kieng Hau, James Severson; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014Employers who for years have questioned whether they may contractually bar employees from bringing class action claims can now breathe a sigh of relief. On June 23, 2014, the California Supreme Court in Iskanian v. CLS Transp. L.A., LLC, No. S204032, held that class action waivers in arbitration...