Our primary consideration when approaching compliance assignments is practicality – a program won’t work if it is not grounded in the systems, culture, economics and business needs of our clients. We help our clients prevent, detect and correct potential wrongdoing by developing compliance programs that are tailored to their specific situations. Our approach is designed to build on a client’s existing needs so that internal resources can be allocated efficiently and initiatives can evolve over time. We also regularly test and assess our clients’ compliance programs to ensure ...
Billy Jacobson, a partner in our White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation, and Compliance group, recently participated in The Compliance & Ethics Blog’s podcast, “Billy Jacobson on the New DOJ Compliance Program Evaluation Criteria.”
Our team has extensive experience advising companies on initial listing, corporate governance issues, follow-on offerings, M&A transactions, structured products and corporate reorganisations, leveraging our teams in London, Paris, Italy, Germany and Moscow. We also have a team of U.S.-qualified securities lawyers in London able to provide seamless, integrated advice on the application of U.S. securities matters to the European capital markets. Our practice also benefits from close integration with our market-leading European Finance team, which advises on finance matters and complex ...
On November 28, the European Commission published a communication (COM(2018) 767 final) on the capital markets union ("CMU"). The Commission outlined that the CMU is a key priority for a number of reasons: completing the CMU is essential to make member state economies more resilient and to safeguard financial stability;
We have undertaken scores of internal investigations and compliance reviews for companies in industries as varied as semiconductors, aerospace and defense, energy, consumer electronics, and financial services. We represent clients in voluntary disclosures to the U.S. government and in administrative enforcement actions under economic sanctions and anti-money laundering rules, and we negotiate settlements with enforcement authorities.
Apart from embargoes and sanctions applicable to U.S. companies and individuals, we have a particular depth and expertise in U.S. measures that provide for ...
Members of the Orrick team co-authored an article examining an advisory recently issued by the U.S. Department of State that aims to help U.S. businesses manage the risk of violating the North Korea sanctions prohibitions.
We work with clients across every part of the energy spectrum, including electric power, renewables and oil and gas. Our clients range from the largest global sponsors and developers to banks and funds, new market entrants and government entities on six continents.
Our practices and teams are recognized globally as leaders in their sector. Chambers & Partners 2019 rates our teams across 28 energy and infrastructure categories in markets worldwide, including the United States, Africa, France, Italy, Japan, Latin America and the UK. In addition, our lawyers have earned 54 individual rankings ...
As discussed in our Renewable Alert Letter 39 dated February 5, 2019, installation and modification work for solar power facilities over a certain scale will now be subject to environmental impact assessment pursuant to the Environmental Impact Assessment Act (“Act Assessment”).
In addition to representing issuers, we have acted as underwriters’ counsel for all of the leading investment banks:
- BOC Internatonal
- BMO Capital Markets
- Bank of America Merrill Lynch
- CCB International
- Credit Suisse
- Deutsche Bank Securities
- Goldman Sachs
- Guotai Junan Capital
- JP ...
This comprehensive service includes participant reports and tax notices, capitalization tables, Blue Sky compliance, Rule 701 or Reg. D compliance, equity grant guidelines, and Section 12(g) compliance.
We routinely assist our public company clients with corporate governance, reasonable compensation, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, proxy disclosure and M&A issues, 1933/1934 Act compliance, Section 16 compliance, insider trading and 10b5-1 plans, Section 162(m) deduction limits, stock option repricings, global stock plans, and accounting issues. With the recent enactment of Section 409A of the ...
Key Takeaways: 1. Having a shareholder-approved director compensation limit may not be enough to avoid a director compensation suit | 2. Proxy advisors have begun to focus on director compensation | 3. Providing enhanced director compensation disclosure is becoming more important
Orrick's ERISA and Benefits Litigation lawyers counsel clients on withdrawal liability exposure in multiemployer pension plans and on the effects of asset sales and corporate transactions on potential withdrawal liability. Our lawyers also arbitrate disputes concerning withdrawal liability assessments and litigate a broad range of ERISA issues, including multiple plaintiff denial of benefit claim enforcement actions.
Our ERISA and benefits litigation lawyers work closely with Orrick's Compensation and Benefits Group, whose lawyers have extensive experience in the application of the tax ...
On April 23, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor issued Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2018-1, which provides guidance on environmental, social and governance ("ESG") issues. The Bulletin's stated purpose is to provide guidance to the Employee Benefits Security Administration's to assist in addressing questions they may receive from ERISA plan fiduciaries and other interested
If left unmanaged, eDiscovery can quickly consume a significant slice of the litigation budget. In the worst case, such costs can dictate litigation strategy. Orrick focuses on ensuring that discovery is proportional to the value of the case. Our eDiscovery lawyers advocate at meet-and-confer, negotiate discovery plans to reduce cost and scope, and when necessary, play a leading role on motion practice and appeals. We have a record of successfully litigating eDiscovery challenges, including issues related to preservation, cost shifting, proportionality and spoliation claims.
Orrick Chief Innovation Officer Wendy Butler Curtis was a featured guest on this week’s Law.com “Legal Speak” podcast, discussing breakthroughs in legal innovation in career paths, artificial intelligence and the way legal departments increasingly rely on data in their decision-making.
We’ve secured important precedents in the wage and hour arena. And we bring deep subject area knowledge in areas most important to employers throughout the world.
Leading companies turn to us for help avoiding the courtroom in the first place. We partner with our in-house teams to conduct investigations and audits, draft employment policies, and tailor executive compensation agreements that attract top C-suite talent. And we do it on a global basis.
In selecting us as Employment Group of the Year in 2018, Law360 highlighted our high-profile wins for Microsoft and Twitter and our position as ...
Effective May 10, 2020, New York City employers may no longer test prospective employees for marijuana and tetrahydrocannabinols (THC), the active ingredient in marijuana. This bill- which is the first of its kind in the country- makes such testing an unlawful discriminatory practice under the New York City Human Rights Law.
We advise clients on all areas of employment law including the creation of global employment practices and procedures, proactive audit and risk identification in the employment arena, planning and implementing reductions in force and alternative right-sizing programs, performance, incentive and compensation (executive and staff), pre and post-employment restrictions, data privacy and expatriate matters.
We take into account differences in our clients’ industry and business models and provide advice appropriate for their marketplaces and internal cultures. We partner with our clients’ in ...
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