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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 awards made to named executive

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 in the U.S., rewriting millions

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 choose Delaware as the state

Our recent Client Advisory provides a comparison tool to assist companies in determining whether they fall within the scope of the SEC’s final climate disclosure rules (currently stayed pending review of legal challenges), the California climate disclosure laws (Senate Bills 253 and 261 and Assembly Bill 1305), and the European Union’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive

Our recent Client Alert provides an overview of significant Delaware law developments of late.  The alert describes the Delaware Supreme Court’s ruling addressing controlling stockholder conflicts of interest in In re Match Group, Inc. Derivative Litigation, which will prove consequential in many transactions involving companies with large stockholders. In addition, the alert discusses the extensive

On March 6, 2024, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to adopt final rules requiring disclosure of climate-related information in registration statements and annual reports, by both domestic registrants and foreign private issuers. The final rules are comprehensive, detailed, and intended to encourage consistent comparable, and reliable disclosure of climate-related information.