MARCH 2017
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    Save the Date: 50th Annual Securities Regulation Seminar
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    Law Firm Memos
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    is published by the Business and Corporations Law Section

    Theresa Leets
    Department of Business Oversight

    Peter M. Menard
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    Business and Corporations Executive Committee Officers:

    Barry Burten, Chair
    James Coupe, Vice Chair/Treasurer
    Candice Choh, Chair Marketing and Membership
    Theresa Leets,  Co-Chair Programming
    Peter M. Menard, Co-Chair Programming
    Katherine Blair,  Secretary

    Kevin L. Finch
    Arash Khalili

    Corporate Law Departments Section Representative
    Lois M. Jacobs

    Barristers Liaison
    Jason R. Parnell

    Department of Business Oversight Liaison
    Theresa Leets


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    Save the Date
    Save the Date: 50th Annual Securities Regulation Seminar

    The 50th Annual Securities Regulation Seminar which is sponsored by the LACBA’s Business and Corporations Section and the Securities and Exchange Commission, and co-sponsored by the California Department of Business Oversight and FINRA, will be held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles on Friday, October 20, 2017.

    Please join us to meet the new leadership of the SEC and hear about their priorities and recent developments in securities and corporate law.

    Enhance Your Practice
    Join the Executive Committee of the Business and Corporations Section

    The Executive Committee of the Business and Corporations Section is seeking new members. Membership on the Executive Committee is a terrific forum to network with your fellow corporate law practitioners across the city. Membership on the committee affords unique opportunities to participate in the creation of law in your practice area, to get to know and be known by other practitioners, to work with the recognized leaders in your field, and to stay on the cutting edge of developments and practice techniques. For further information on the Section click here.

    If you are interested, please contact

    Law Firm Memos

    Delaware Supreme Court Strictly Construes Limited Partnership Agreement in Reviewing a Related Party Transaction
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

    The Biggest Issue in Proxy Drafting for 2017 Has Been...
    Winston & Strawn LLP

    “Ostrich” Theory Enforces Ill-Defined Duty to Investigate Clients’ Conduct Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation

    SEC Conflict Minerals Rule Faces New Scrutiny Ahead of May Filing Deadline
    Beveridge & Diamond PC

    How Directors Can Use Sustainability to Drive Value
    Latham & Watkins LLP

    Blockchain technology can provide lawyers with an authentic, secure ledger
    ABA Journal

    Corporate Social Responsibility Statements - Recent Litigation and Avoiding Pitfalls
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

    M&A Report - Initial Lessons from the Anthem-Cigna M&A Lawsuit
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

    Oxford comma issue benefits drivers in overtime case
    ABA Journal

    Is It Time for You to Implement a Virtual Annual Meeting?
    O’Melveny & Myers LLP

    Newly Released Delaware Corporate Law Amendments Would Permit Blockchain Shares
    Cooley LLP

    2017 Annual Meeting Handbook
    Latham & Watkins LLP and RR Donnelley

    2017 Proposed Amendments to the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware
    Richards, Layton & Finger, PA

    Another theory on Corp Fin’s position on proxy access fix-it proposals
    Cooley LLP

    How Do We Report a Discretionary Bonus?
    Winston & Strawn LLP

    Corporate and Securities Alert: New SEC Rule Calls for Hyperlinks to All Exhibits Filed with Registration Statements and SEC Reports
    Fenwick & West LLP

    Exhibits just one click away!
    Cooley LLP

    Executive Compensation and Benefits Alert: Nuisance Plaintiffs Pursue Novel Theories to Exact Section 16 Settlements
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP 


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