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Schiff Hardin Named to Forbes’ America’s Top Corporate Law Firms in 2019

Schiff Hardin LLP has been recognized on Forbes’ inaugural list of America’s Top Corporate Law Firms in 2019, and received a “most recommended for” designation in Corporate Governance law. Schiff was among 243 most-recommended corporate law firms on the list.

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SEC Proposes Clawback Rules

On July 1, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a proposed rule that implements the clawback provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act.

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Amendments to Regs E and Z for Prepaid Accounts – Not so EZ

On October 5, the CFPB released its final rule to amend Regulations E and Z which extended the scope of its coverage – it applies to prepaid cards bought at your local convenience store as well as prepaid accounts that are used entirely online, such as digital wallet accounts.

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Banking Agencies Remind Banks about Correspondent Banking and BSA/AML Compliance

Releases like the August 30, 2016 “Joint Fact Sheet on Foreign Correspondent Banking: Approach to BSA/AML and OFAC Sanctions Supervision and Enforcement” summarizing expectations and existing obligations in the area of correspondent banking tend to follow observations of non-compliance in the subject matter summarized.

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Coming Soon: New Incentive Comp Limits for Financial Institutions

In June 2016, several federal agencies published a proposed rule on incentive-based compensation arrangements, which implements an important section of the Dodd-Frank Act.

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ISS and Glass Lewis Policy Updates for the 2016 Proxy Season

With the 2016 proxy season getting started, we would like to remind clients that Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis have each made some revisions to their 2016 voting policies. If your proxy statement involves any of the following topics, you should review these updates.

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Regulating FinTech

Over the last few years, financial technology, commonly referred to as FinTech, has been used to describe a multitude of firms, activities, and capabilities for financial services.

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SEC Enforcement Action Finds Confidentiality and Waiver Provisions in Severance Agreement Violate Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protections

The SEC has settled an enforcement action with a public company, finding that severance agreements containing a confidentiality provision and a waiver of the right to claim a whistleblower award violate the SEC rule which prohibits impeding whistleblower communications to the SEC.

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The Fifth Pillar and FinCEN’s New Rules on Customer Due Diligence

FinCEN’s New Rules on Customer Due Diligence are not only significant in substance and scope, but will also require a substantial investment in time and money as covered financial institutions prepare to implement the new (fifth) pillar for an AML program in time for required compliance on May 11, 2018.

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Shareholders Demand More Disclosure of Climate-Change Risks

Schiff Hardin Energy & Environmental Law Adviser

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U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Whether Failure to Make Required MD&A Disclosure Can Provide Basis for Damages Under Rule 10b-5

On March 27, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a petition for certiorari to decide whether a public reporting company can be held liable for damages under Rule 10b-5 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 for failure to include a disclosure mandated by an SEC rule.

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New Pass-Through Deduction Presents Tax Planning Opportunities for Pass-Through Owners

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) will dramatically change the tax treatment of income from many partnerships, limited liability companies, and S corporations.