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For decades, corporate merger and acquisition deals have been plagued by meritless claims asserting, typically, that the companies and their officers and directors have provided insufficient disclosures. Courts have sought to crack down on these lawsuits, but—as in the game of whack-a-mole—the plaintiffs bringing these lawsuits have adjusted their tactics to avoid the judicially imposed

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Join the Nasdaq Center for Board Excellence and connect with fellow board members and CEOs for a discussion about the transformative role of artificial intelligence, ethics, governance, and strategies for a competitive advantage. Together with Mayer Brown, we look forward to welcoming you and sharing enriching conversations to

The SEC’s new climate regulations have sparked legal and legislative challenges. Both the House and Senate are advancing measures to revoke these rules, reflecting a broader effort to counter what is seen by many as regulatory overreach by the SEC under Chair Gary Gensler’s leadership.  Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Representative Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.) introduced

Larry Cunningham delivered the 2024 Weinberg Distinguished Lecture last week at the University of Delaware. His topic was: “Speaking Out on Hot Button Topics: How Boards Can Steer CEOs and Companies in Choppy Waters.”  Following are excerpts from the lecture, which reviews the data on this topic and the forces at work, discusses the board’s

As the business environment continues to evolve in complexity, so does the oversight role of boards. At the same time, investor, regulator, and other stakeholder expectations of board involvement in certain aspects of the business, including aspects traditionally within management’s sole purview, are changing in ways that may blur the lines of responsibility between the

Jennifer Zepralka joined our Washington D.C. office as a partner, and comes to us from the SEC, where she led the Office of Small Business Policy, working on major rulemakings.  Her insights will prove valuable to clients navigating an increasingly complex regulatory environment.  Jennifer brings a wealth of experience advising companies on compliance, corporate and

On Thursday April 11 at 1 pm ET, Larry Cunningham will deliver the University of Delaware’s 2004 Weinberg Distinguished Lecture in Corporate Governance in Wilmington at the event space of Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor.  The topic: Speaking Out on Hot Button Topics: How Boards Can Steer CEOs and Companies in Choppy Waters.  Free but registration

The SEC today paused implementation of the climate rules the agency rolled out less than one month ago, in the face of significant legal challenges in numerous federal lawsuits.  The rules would impose substantial disclosure mandates on companies, including concerning the costs of extreme weather events, corporate strategies for addressing climate change, corporate governance procedures