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|IRS Same-Sex Marriage Guidance May Require Adoption of Plan Amendments|
Rebecca C. Davenport, Maureen J. Gorman, Debra B. Hoffman, Cecilia A. Roth; Mayer Brown LLP;
October 17, 2014, previously published on October 14, 2014Tax-qualified US retirement plans may need to be amended by December 31, 2014 in order to comply with requirements imposed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regarding the treatment of individuals in same-sex marriages following the US Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor.
|Managing Social Media Risks in Healthcare|
Laura R. Hammargren; Mayer Brown LLP;
October 14, 2014, previously published on October 9, 2014The staggering statistics on the use of social media should come as a surprise to no one. According to 2014 numbers, 74% of adults with online access use social networking sites. For Internet users between ages 18 and 29, that figure is over 90%. Facebook alone has 1.32 billion active users.
|Key Privacy Issues in M&A Transactions|
Paul A. Chandler, Lei Shen; Mayer Brown LLP;
October 14, 2014, previously published on October 9, 2014Many merger and acquisition (“M&A”) agreements lack specific representations and warranties regarding privacy issues. Often, this is because deal lawyers do not recognize potential privacy risks where the target company (the “Target”) lacks e-commerce websites or retail...
|The Video Protection Privacy Act: Risks And Considerations When Enabling A “Like” Button On Web-Based Video Content|
Charles E. "Chuckie" Harris; Mayer Brown LLP;
October 9, 2014, previously published on October 3, 2014In a recent seminal decision in the action In re: Hulu Privacy Litigation (“Hulu”), No. C 11-03764 LB (N.D. Cal. filed June 17, 2014), the Northern District of California denied class certification, without prejudice, to a putative class alleging that, when they pressed a...
|The IRS and Treasury Issue New Anti-Inversion Guidance|
James R. Barry, Jason S. Bazar, Lee Morlock; Mayer Brown LLP;
September 26, 2014, previously published on September 25, 2014Following weeks of anticipation and speculation about administrative guidance on corporate inversions, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) and the Treasury Department (“Treasury”) released Notice 2014-52 (“Notice”) on September 22, 2014, describing new...
|Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Is Collaborative Law an Option for Resolving M&A Disputes?|
Christian W. Fabian, Brian A. Slade; Mayer Brown LLP;
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 2014Breaking up is hard to do, especially when the corporate romance sours in a merger or acquisition. Post-closing disputes in mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) are complex, costly and time-consuming. In the courtship stage of an M&A deal, the parties may overlook differences, the seller...
|Review and Analysis of the US SEC’s Adopted Final Amendments to Regulation AB|
Amanda L. Baker, Nathan A. Herbert, Eric M. Reilly, Jan C. Stewart; Mayer Brown LLP;
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 9, 2014After more than three years from the original proposal and several additional requests for comment, on August 27, 2014, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted final rules that amend Regulation AB (“Final Reg AB II”). Final Reg AB II adopts new rules,...
|SEC Adopts Rule 15Ga-2 and Rule 17g-10 Regarding Disclosure of Third-Party Due Diligence Services Relating to Asset-Backed Securities|
Haukur Gudmundsson; Mayer Brown LLP;
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 16, 2014 On August 27, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted final rules applicable to nationally recognized statistical rating organizations (“NRSROs”), including new Rule 15Ga-2 and new Rule 17g-10. The new rules implement certain requirements of Section...
|Preparing for the 2015 US Proxy and Annual Reporting Season|
Robert E. Curley, Lawrence R. Hamilton, Michael L. Hermsen, Laura D. Richman, David A. Schuette; Mayer Brown LLP;
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 16, 2014It is time for calendar year-end public companies to focus on the upcoming 2015 proxy and annual reporting season.
|US Securities and Exchange Commission Decreases Filing Fees|
Michael L. Hermsen; Mayer Brown LLP;
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 8, 2014 The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a decrease in the filing fees to be paid by public companies and other issuers. Effective October 1, 2014, the first day of the SEC’s 2015 fiscal year, the filing fee rate will decrease to $116.20 per million from the current rate of...