Professional Corporations. Legal news and articles for November 30 - 30, 2011

Legal Departments Spend MoreLindsey Dismissal Stings, But Is Not An FCPA RebukeKeith Olbermann, No Longer Afraid Of Corporate Parent Interference, Willing To ...Vermont pols push to end corporate personhoodCorporate Governance Attorney Douglas Y. Park Quoted on MF Global CollapseSan Francisco McDonald's find way around toy banGreen Automotive To Merge Into Matter of Time I Inc.when Wall Street breaks the lawGame Over? The Final Corporate Takeover of CongressOSHA sues Fernandina company for whistleblower violationsMF Global Trustee James Giddens Says JPMorgan Work by Law Firm Was LimitedCorporate Governance Attorney Douglas Y. Park Quoted on MF Global Collapse'OCCUPIED' Constitutional Amendment Would Eliminate Due Process for CorporationsNewComLink Names James Howicz General CounselExpert: Immigration law bad for Alabama economic development (George Talbot)

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Arrowhead Research Appoints Brendan P. Rae, Ph.D., J.D., Chief Business Officer
MarketWatch (press release)November 3, 2011

In this capacity, he has successfully sourced new products, led due diligence and commercial evaluation teams, and negotiated and executed agreements in the US, Europe and Far East. Most recently, Dr. Rae was the Chief Business Officer of Vivaldi ...more »

Break-Free Corporate Tax Code Misses Republican Rate Goal
BusinessWeekNovember 2, 2011

The analysis is being circulated one week after Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp, a Michigan Republican, released the first slice of a proposed comprehensive rewrite of the US tax code. Democrats say the estimate reflects the difficult choices ...more »

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Legal Departments Spend More
Philadelphia Inquirer (blog)November 30, 2011

“It is the shift of direction that's interesting as it may signal some softening of the hard line on spending that corporate law departments embraced in the last few years.” For the study, Altman Weil surveyed 1355 corporate law departments in October, ...more »

Lindsey Dismissal Stings, But Is Not An FCPA Rebuke
Wall Street Journal (blog)November 30, 2011

Court dates have meant new-found judicial scrutiny of the law, which has historically been enforced through corporate settlements outside the courts' purview. While the Lindsey case is troubling, it doesn't stem from judicial skepticism of the law. ...more »

Keith Olbermann, No Longer Afraid Of Corporate Parent Interference, Willing To ...
TechdirtNovember 30, 2011

SOPA and similar laws will also likely result in censorship. Any attempts to expand IP, or the enforcement thereof, need to be resisted. The only acceptable course of governmental action right now is to substantially retract IP law. ...more »

Vermont pols push to end corporate personhood
vtdigger.orgNovember 30, 2011

His dissent also said that the majority had “changed the case to give themselves an opportunity to change the law.” Until Citizens United, a century of US election laws prohibited corporate managers from spending general treasury funds in federal ...more »

Corporate Governance Attorney Douglas Y. Park Quoted on MF Global Collapse
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)November 30, 2011

DYP Advisors provides business informed legal services that help executives, boards of directors, and investors address issues in corporate governance, corporate law, and strategy. The firm applies its deep experience in business and law to these ...more »

San Francisco McDonald's find way around toy ban
CBS NewsNovember 30, 2011

Ensure that the media has the total. by nowayobama November 30, 2011 3:21 PM EST What needs to be remembered: This law was written by an inattentive father. The supervisor 9-10 year old daughter had several of the toys and the father was unaware that ...more »

Green Automotive To Merge Into Matter of Time I Inc.
MarketWatch (press release)November 30, 2011

As announced last month, the Company acquired all of the issued and outstanding voting securities of Matter of Time as part of its plan to have its shares registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. "This method of becoming a reporting ...more »

when Wall Street breaks the law
CNN InternationalNovember 30, 2011

The Times found 51 cases over the past 15 years in which 19 Wall Street firms broke anti-fraud laws they had promised not to break. These firms include Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America. When faced with these multiple ...more »

Game Over? The Final Corporate Takeover of Congress
OnEarth Magazine (blog)November 30, 2011

Alcee Hastings of Florida and several other Democrats wrote in opposition to the REINS Act. “This is not an academic debate,” they wrote. “The regulations that this bill undermines are our best defense against problems like polluted air and water, ...more »

OSHA sues Fernandina company for whistleblower violations
WJXT JacksonvilleNovember 30, 2011

OSHA concluded that the company had unlawfully and intentionally terminated the worker's employment for engaging in activity protected by the OSH Act. Although the employee has been reinstated to the former position by an arbitrator following the ...more »

MF Global Trustee James Giddens Says JPMorgan Work by Law Firm Was Limited
BloombergNovember 30, 2011

The parent company's Oct. 31 bankruptcy filing, the eighth- largest in US history, listed assets of $41 billion. The firm said it has about $26 million in cash. Corzine, the former co- chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS), ...more »

Corporate Governance Attorney Douglas Y. Park Quoted on MF Global Collapse
PR Web (press release)November 30, 2011

Our cost effective, high value added services give you an edge over the competition. You can find more information about the firm at http://www.dypadvisors.com. Douglas Y . Park , Palo Alto Business Attorney.more »

'OCCUPIED' Constitutional Amendment Would Eliminate Due Process for Corporations
Heritage.org (blog)November 30, 2011

The amendment would also exempt media companies and their corporate parents. Under pre-Citizens United law, news outlets enjoyed a monopoly among private companies on free political speech, meaning companies that owned those news outlets – General ...more »

NewComLink Names James Howicz General Counsel
MarketWatch (press release)November 30, 2011

He also served as Assistant Counsel at Discover Card, where he supported all aspects of business operation and oversaw corporate, banking, credit, contract, e-commerce and trademark law. Howicz began his career as an attorney for CCH Incorporated and a ...more »

Expert: Immigration law bad for Alabama economic development (George Talbot)
al.com (blog)November 30, 2011

And no company wants to put its employees in that kind of situation." Sweeney said that competing states are capitalizing on the law as they look to steal prospects from Alabama. "Alabama competes in the major leagues of economic development. ...more »

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