January 31, 2012

Inside Business Law

Consumer Financial Services Committee Programs and Content

Blue Sky Update

Do your clients offer the sale of securities across multiple jurisdictions? Do you ever find yourself poring over the securities statutes of several states, trying to decipher the correct securities filing requirements? If so, the State Regulation of Securities Committee has the newsletter for you: The Blue Sky Bugle. The current issue includes an excellent review of Rule 506 developments at the state level, as well as a useful roster of Committee liaisons to securities administrators in all 50 states.

Focus on Commercial Law

The Commercial Finance and Uniform Commercial Code Committees have published their Winter newsletter, the Commercial Law Newsletter, and you will not want to miss the many significant and timely articles, including:

Crisis Management for the In-House Counsel

Are you ready if your company ever faces a true crisis? Most in-house counsel are ready for the manmade crises of missed deadlines and zealous plaintiffs, but what if your company is faced with a natural or manmade disaster, or a catastrophic product failure? And what if that disaster or failure is perceived (fairly or unfairly) as being your company's fault? If you wish to be better prepared for these possibilities, these materials from the 2011 ABA Annual Meeting will prove very helpful. The presentation includes tips for corporate communications, building crisis and risk management plans in advance of a crisis, and unique ethical concerns for the in-house counsel.