Thomas O. Gorman
Liquidity Problems of Company Yields Two Insider Trading Cases

Thomas O Gorman, Partner, Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur The Commission filed its second settled insider trading case arising out of the financial difficulties of Blueknight Energy Partners, LP, previously known as SemGroup Energy Partners LP...

Brian JM Quinn
Poison Pill Use Declines

Professor Brian JM Quinn, Boston College School of Law A Reuters piece cites FactSet SharkRepellent data to note that the number of shareholder rights plans in effect is at the lowest since 1990. The number of U.S. incorporated companies with...

Martindale-Hubbell Connected
Martindale-Hubbell Connected Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

by Laxmi Stebbins Wordham It's hard to believe it's been one year since we launched Martindale-Hubbell Connected , now the premier online professional network for the legal profession. The phenomenal growth of the network over the past 12...

Doug Cornelius
Supreme Court Rules on When Mutual Fund Fees Are Too High

Doug Cornelius, Chief Compliance Officer The Supreme Court issued its opinion in Jones v. Harris Associates , addressing the standard for when mutual fund fees are too high. Background Under §36(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940...

Mark Perlow & C. Dirk Peterson
The SEC's Concept Release on Market Structure, Proposes Risk Management Rules for Sponsored Access

Excerpt: On January 14, 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC") voted to issue a concept release intended to elicit public comment on a broad range of questions relating to the efficiency and fairness of the public equity markets (the...

Doug Cornelius
Bribery in Britain

Doug Cornelius, Real Estate Chief Compliance Officer The British government is working on a new Bribery Bill "to reform the criminal law of bribery to provide for a new consolidated scheme of bribery offenses to cover bribery both in the United...