FCA Changes at the SEC, and Impact to Ds&Os

Early this month, the House of Representatives passed the Financial Choice Act of 2017 (the “FCA”). This bill extensively amends the Dodd Frank Act that was enacted in 2010 after the financial crisis. It now goes to the Senate, where more debate and publicity will likely occur. The most significant change proposed in the FCA […]

Trump and Lieutenants, Their Impact to Directors and Officers

The ABD Team recently hosted The Women’s General Counsel Network (“WGCN”), to discuss the Trump’s Administration effect on companies. The WGCN is an invitation-only group dedicated to supporting its high-achieving members through a peer network. The WGCN sought to understand Trump Administration changes currently in the pipeline from a health care perspective and a director […]

Securities Class Action Lawsuits: A thing of the past?

The Supreme Court of the United States is set to hear Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. this spring with a ruling expected late summer or fall.  If defendants win, federal securities class actions could be eliminated in most circumstances.   This would materially reduce the exposure to directors and officers and insurance carriers providing […]