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FTC releases revised Hart-Scott-Rodino Act thresholds for 2020

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released the annual changes to the minimum size of transaction threshold under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended. The minimum reporting thresholds will increase by approximately 4.4% over the 2019 thresholds.

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Winners are forged in the fire of economic duress

In their article for Crain's Cleveland Business, Chris Hewitt and Jayne Juvan offer advice to boards for navigating the inevitable recession.

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Jayne Juvan Comments to Law360 on Private Equity "Health Care Craze"

On November 7, Jayne Juvan provided commentary to Law360 in "How Attys Can Capitalize on PE's Health Care Craze." The article focuses on the increasing activity of private equity firms in acquiring healthcare companies, even in light of a potential recession.

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Tucker Ellis and Elizabeth Park Capital Management co-host Sixth Annual Banking Forum

On October 31, Tucker Ellis LLP and Elizabeth Park Capital Management co-hosted the Sixth Annual Banking Forum at the Cleveland office of Tucker Ellis. Held on Halloween, the "M&A Spooktacular" began with opening remarks to the 65 attendees from Pat Oliver and a welcome from event co-chairs Glenn Morrical and Fred Cummings, President of Elizabeth Park Capital Management.

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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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