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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: From September 8 through 10,  Boston, Massachusetts – also known as Bean Town, the City of Notions and the Cradle of Liberty – will host the 2016 Business Law Section Annual Meeting. Which of the following is the official motto of the City of Boston?

A.  Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem

B.  Libertate defenderet, justic sectantes

C.  Ad astra per aspera

D.  Sicut patribus sit Deus nobis 

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

Following the 2016 Section Annual Meeting, the September issue of Business Law Today will feature an array of highlights from the meeting in Boston. Additional topics include explaining the Defend Trade Secrets Act, diversity jurisdiction and unincorporated entities, and mitigating the threat of insolvency before it’s too late.

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

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