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Andrew Ledbetter
New NYSE and Nasdaq Compensation Committee Listing Standards

As we previously blogged , in June 2012 the SEC adopted final rules directing national securities exchanges to establish listing standards relating to compensation committees. The NYSE and Nasdaq have now done so. Our colleagues Christopher C....

Corporate and Securities Law Community Staff
Petitions to Modify or Set Aside CFPB Civil Investigative Demands: Analysis of Recent Decisions

by Amanda M. Raines and A.J. Dhaliwal Amanda M. Raines and A.J. Dhaliwal, of BuckleySandler LLP, discuss how the power of civil investigative demands (CIDs) has been brought into focus by two Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) decisions...

Timothy Raub
Standard & Poor’s Sued Over Inflated Ratings on Structured Debt Securities

LOS ANGELES - (Mealey's) The U.S. government on Feb. 5 announced the filing of a lawsuit in California federal court against Standard & Poor's Ratings Services alleging that the ratings agency lied about its objectivity and independence...

K & L Gates LLP
SEC Issues Proposed Rules to Permit General Solicitation and General Advertising in Certain Private Offerings

by David Mishel, Nicholas S. Hodge, Kay A. Gordon, Yusef Alexandrine, and Remsen M. Kinne IV On April 5, 2012, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act ("JOBS Act") became effective. The JOBS Act mandated, among other things, that the Securities...

FFIEC Proposes Social Media Guidance

by Michael B. Raines and Jeffrey E. Jamison Last week, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council ("FFIEC") issued proposed risk management guidance regarding the use of social media by financial institutions, including banks...