Brian JM Quinn
Ganor on the Power to Issue Stock and Top-up Options

Mira Ganor has posted a paper, The Power to Issue Stock . She takes on the question of board discretion to issue stock. In particular, she focuses on the top-up option that has attracted recent attention. Abstract : Studies of management's...

Richard Goldfarb
UK Foot-and-Mouth Disease Study: Impacts for the Future, Not the Past

A May 6 study in Science with the banal title of "Relationship Between Clinical Signs and Transmission of an Infectious Disease and the Implications for Control," written by a number of scientists at the Institute for Animal Health in Surrey...

Thomas Fox
M&A in the FCPA Context: What a Seller Should Do

I have written about mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the context of the requirements of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). However I usually write about the acquiring company and its obligations under the FCPA. I recently have worked with...

Thomas Fox
Lindsey Convictions, Stevens Acquittal: Implications for the FCPA Compliance Officer

It has been quite a week in the white collar criminal defense world. It began with the convictions, on all counts, of all defendants in the Lindsey Manufacturing case involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and yesterday with the conviction...

Thomas O. Gorman
The First Company to Be Tried on FCPA Charges Is Found Guilty

Lindsey Manufacturing, the first company to stand trial on FCPA charges, was convicted on all counts by a jury in the Central District of California yesterday. Keith Lindsey, Steve Lee and Angela Aguilar were also convicted. Mr. Lindsey is the owner and...

The Conference Board
More Evidence that Executive Pay Practice Change is Starting

by Gary Larkin Now that two other major news organizations have confirmed it, I guess it can be proclaimed that indeed CEOs of American public companies received sizable compensation raises in 2010. In the past week, both the Associated Press and...