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On September 23, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted amendments to modernize Rule 14a-8, which governs the process for shareholder proposals to be included in a company’s proxy statement.

V&E SEC Update

October 8, 2020
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Looking for the house of your dreams? OJO Labs is ready to help you find it. The fast-rising real estate tech startup empowers homebuyers to make better decisions with proprietary technology that blends machine learning and human intelligence. It all starts with an A.I.-powered virtual assistant, dubbed OJO, which interacts with consumers via text. Homebuyers…

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October 8, 2020
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Energy Evolution

September 15, 2020
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This presentation covered the legal and practical implications of these transactions, including issues specific to public company mergers and executive compensation.
September 10, 2020
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On August 26, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted amendments to Items 101, 103 and 105 of Regulation S-K. Though the SEC has made changes to certain parts of Regulation S-K over the past few years,1 these amendments will be the first changes to these specific rules since the regulation was created more than thirty years ago.

V&E SEC Update

September 3, 2020
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For a fleeting moment, companies had the ability to raise capital on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) in connection with a direct listing (“primary direct listing”).

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September 3, 2020
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What might happen if China or Russia attacked the nation’s electricity grid? The answer to that question is at the heart of an executive order issued by President Trump on May 1. Foreign adversaries are increasingly looking for ways to exploit weaknesses in the country’s bulk-power system (“BPS”) – the large interconnected electrical system that…

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August 14, 2020
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Material adverse event: Those three words can stop a deal dead in its tracks . . . and, indeed, that nearly happened when the devastating impact from two major events, the COVID-19 pandemic and a crash in oil prices, set in motion a number of steps that threatened to derail the heavily negotiated prepackaged Chapter 11 cases of…

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August 10, 2020
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On July 22, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted amendments to the proxy solicitation rules and issued guidance regarding the proxy voting responsibilities of investment advisers.

V&E SEC Update

August 4, 2020
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On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (the “Department”) proposed a rule intended to “provide clear regulatory guideposts for plan fiduciaries in light of recent trends involving environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing.”

V&E Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Update

August 4, 2020
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Facebook, Inc. recently posted “Black lives matter. We stand with the Black community” to its own Facebook page.

Published in CorpGov, July 8, 2020

July 9, 2020
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On Tuesday, June 30th, 2020, Lawrence Elbaum and Sarah Fortt spoke on panels as part of the second webinar in CorpGov’s 2020 Governance Series titled “Activism and ESG.”
June 30, 2020
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