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BLT: December 2013

Our Mini-Theme: Recent Topics from the 2013 LLC Institute

Feature Articles

Our Mini-Theme: Recent Topics from the 2013 LLC Institute

This article provides an introduction to the mini-theme in this issue of Business Law Today as well as an invitation the join the committee.

On November 12, the SEC announced it had entered into a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with Scott Herckis, a former hedge fund administrator. This is the first time since introducing a formal Cooperation Initiative in 2010 that the SEC has entered into a DPA with an individual.

The law in Delaware on forum selection clauses is relatively clear. But what if the forum selection clause is found in a corporate charter or bylaws?

The Business Law Section held its 2013 Fall Meeting on November 22 and 23 in Washington, D.C. The meeting featured outstanding CLE programs, seven of which we highlight in this issue. In addition, the meeting featured the always standing room only “Dialogue with the Director of the Division of Corporate Finance,” which we also highlight.

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Question: In 2013, Edward Snowden facilitated the release of more than 58,000 classified documents and exposed the Section 215 bulk data collection and PRISM monitoring programs. Who is credited in some circles as pulling off the first network “hack” in history? 

Please see Inside Business Law for the answer to this month’s Business Law Section Trivia Question.

The June 2016 issue of Business Law Today will have two main themes: compliance and white collar crime. Compliance topics include practical tips ranging from hiring in the workplace to regulatory compliance with company jets. White collar crime will look inside encryption for lawyers as well as multijurisdictional bribery enforcement. In this issue, readers will get acquainted with the brand-new cyber technology column and the second piece in a three-part series on commercial contracts.

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Saratoga Institute on Equine, Racing and Gaming Law
August 9-10, 2016
Saratoga Springs, NY

Business Law Section Annual Meeting
September 8-10, 2016
Boston, MA

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