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Art Mertes moderates PDA panel on private equity company board strategies

In front of a packed audience, Art Mertes moderated a Private Directors Association (PDA) panel of private equity company thought leaders, experienced principals, and executives who shared their insights and strategies on managing, planning, and executing across economic cycles.

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Energy Intelligence Finance quotes Chris Hewitt on Icahn's Oxy strategy

On June 12, Energy Intelligence Finance quoted Chris Hewitt in "With Few Options, Icahn Targets Oxy Board," an article that discusses activist investor Carl Icahn's strategy behind his growing criticism of Occidental Petroleum's (Oxy) management.

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Failure is an option

In their article for Ethical Boardroom, Jayne Juvan and Chris Hewitt examine the board governance paradigm in the United States and argue that it works well to encourage calculated risk taking. 

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Can a tweet really provide the basis for a shareholder's records demand?

In their recent article for Bloomberg Law, Tod Northman and Daniel Schiau analyze a Tesla stockholder’s request for corporate books and records spawning out of Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s Twitter activities, over which the stockholder alleges Tesla’s Board of Directors did not exercise sufficient control. Tod and Daniel’s commentary suggests that Tesla’s actions in response to the request may have enhanced the stockholder’s claims to review the books and records. The case, which is pending in the Delaware Court of Chancery, appears to be a straightforward application of the common law “necessary and essential” test weighing in favor of disclosure.  

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Jayne Juvan moderates acquisitions panel at Aspire 2019

On May 2, Jayne Juvan moderated a panel discussion on "A Deep Dive on the Buy-Side" at Aspire 2019 in Cleveland.

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Bob Loesch quoted in Boardroom INSIDER on stock buy-backs

In its May 2019 issue, Boardroom INSIDER quoted Bob Loesch on the hot topic of stock buy-backs and the questions board members should ask to ensure that a buy-back plan makes sense.

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Jayne Juvan quoted in Bank Director on cognitive diversity

On April 19, Bank Director quoted Jayne Juvan in its article exploring cognitive diversity – or diversity of thought – which is particularly important to bank boards of directors that tend to be composed of older white males.

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Record keeping and forum selection can limit ESI requests

In their recent article for Law360, Daniel Schiau and Tod Northman examine how Delaware corporations can anticipate and fend off shareholder requests to review electronically stored information by diligently maintaining paper corporate records, and how Delaware corporations can dictate the jurisdiction in which they must litigate corporate matters with their shareholders by incorporating forum selection provisions in their corporate documents.

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Northman and Sanders to speak on entity veil piercing

On March 26, corporate partner Tod Northman and litigation associate Emmanuel Sanders will present “Piercing the Limited Liability Veil – Avoiding Mistakes and Minimizing Exposure" in a national 1.5-hour webinar.

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FTC announces annual adjustments to the HSR filing thresholds and Interlocking Directorates"Size of transaction" and "size of parties" thresholds to increase; filing fees and maximum daily penalties do not

Effective April 3, 2019, the minimum dollar thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, and its rules and regulations will increase. The “size of transaction” threshold will increase from $84.4 million to $90 million.  For transactions valued at more than $90 million but less than $359.9 million, the “size of parties” thresholds will also increase.  Filing fees will not increase.

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