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June 15, 2016

Two bankruptcy courts recently have issued opinions that invalidated “golden share” provisions in a bankruptcy-remote entity’s organizational documents.

January 26, 2016

Kutak Rock attorney Chris Heroux has published an article titled "Six Oil and Gas Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Issues for 2016."

Article
September 11, 2015

Kutak Rock attorney Bryan Handlos authored an article, “Your Bank Is Not a Gazelle," in the July/August 2015 edition of Nebraska Banker magazine.

Article
August 27, 2015

Kutak Rock attorney Matthew Sgnilek co-authored the article “California Moves to Address Workplace Bullying” for the August 2015 edition of the Entertainment Human Resources Network.

Article
February 16, 2015
The SEC recently proposed rules to implement Section 955 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which calls for disclosure of whether a company’s employees and directors are permitted to purchase financial instruments (including prepaid variable forward contracts, equity swaps, collars, and exchange funds) designed to hedge or offset any decrease in the market value of the company’s equity securities.
Client Alert
October 24, 2014

It has been a while since the SEC moved forward with any rulemaking under the Dodd-Frank Act. In fact, the last action taken by the SEC was in December 2013 when it approved amendments to Nasdaq listing rules relating to compensation committee independence. Nothing has happened since then. The SEC’s previous rulemaking schedule indicated some action would be taken by the end of October 2014.

Client Alert
January 14, 2014
A NASDAQ listed company must certify to the exchange that it is in compliance with new rules.
Client Alert
December 13, 2013

Nasdaq adopted a two-pronged compensation committee independence test beginning in January 2014 as mandated by Dodd-Frank.

Client Alert
September 19, 2013
Yesterday the SEC proposed the controversial pay-disparity rules that will require companies to disclose the median annual total compensation of all employees and the ratio of that median to the annual total compensation of the company’s CEO. Click for a few features of the proposed rules we found interesting.
Client Alert
July 11, 2013
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