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19 Jul '18

Akin Gump litigation partner Peter Altman was quoted by Variety  for an article regarding insider trading concerns which arise when large gatherings of CEOs occur, specifically at annual conferences like the annual Allen & Co. media retreat. Altman said, “People try to get access to public company information all the time through meetings with management or calls to investor relations, but the concentration of power brokers heightens the possibility of improper exchanges of information taking place. That’s what’s potentially problematic.”

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09 Jul '18

Akin Gump has issued an alert detailing the background, key provisions, enforcement and penalties of the recently passed California Consumer Privacy Act. In addition, we outline proactive steps for businesses to take to protect themselves from the likely effects of the act.

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10 May '18

Akin Gump has released an alert on President Trump’s announcement that the U.S. government has withdrawn from the Iran Nuclear Deal and that secondary sanctions will be re-imposed. The sanctions will restrict non-U.S. persons from engaging in a broad range of business in Iran and it remains to be seen how the sanctions will square with the policies in the other countries that plan to continue their commitment to the deal.

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09 Apr '18

Akin Gump has issued an alert on the sanctions placed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on prominent Russian businessmen, senior Russian government officials and state-owned Russian companies. The alert provides background, a summary of the sanctions designations and consideration of potential risk exposure.

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19 Mar '18

Bloomberg Law's Securities Regulation & Law Report has published the article “Big Data and the Risks of Insider Trading,” written by Peter Altman and Kelly Handschumacher, litigation partner and associate, respectively, at Akin Gump, and Jennifer Hustwitt, a vice president in the financial institutions group at Marsh & McLennan. The article looks at how investment advisors can prevent, or even mitigate, liability for insider trading in connection with the use of alternative data.

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16 Mar '18

This week we highlight a report by BDO’s Center for Corporate Governance and Financial Reporting on a variety of topics that corporate management and boards of directors should be prepared to address in connection with their 2018 annual meetings. The main issues include the impact of efforts by the current administration regarding taxes and deregulation, as well as corporate accountability and compliance concerns.

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28 Feb '18

Akin Gump has issued an alert on SEC guidance regarding disclosure of material cybersecurity risks and incidents to investors, comprehensive policies and procedures related to cybersecurity risks and insider trading policies of public companies that should address and protect against misuse of nonpublic information related to cybersecurity risks.

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22 Feb '18

Akin Gump recently attended a conference held by Advisen that focused on exploring cyber risks and how companies can mitigate potential exposure. The key takeaways and trends include reputational-harm coverage, strengthened laws for data breaches and a preview for what to expect from GDPR implementation.

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