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S&C Critical Insights – Federal Banking Agencies Propose Required Cyber Incident Notifications
In this episode of S&C’s Critical Insights podcast, Jared Fishman, a partner in S&C’s Financial Services and Capital Markets Groups, and Tony Lewis, special counsel in S&C’s Litigation Group and Cybersecurity practice, discuss a rule proposed by the Federal Reserve, the OCC and the FDIC to address cybersecurity incidents. The proposed rule would require banking organizations to notify their regulator of certain kinds of cybersecurity incidents, and also require bank service providers to notify their banking-organization customers when they experience cybersecurity incidents.
Jared and Tony discuss some of the background for this proposal, the new requirements this proposal would impose, and takeaways for organizations that could be affected.
S&C Critical Insights – FTC Authority To Obtain Monetary Relief May Be Under Threat
In this episode of S&C’s Critical Insights podcast series, Alex Willscher, deputy managing partner of the Firm’s Criminal Defense and Investigations Group, is joined by Judd Littleton, co-head of the Firm’s Appellate Practice. Alex and Judd discuss a Supreme Court case from this Term, AMG Capital Management, LLC v. FTC, which concerns what the Federal Trade Commission describes as two of its most important and effective enforcement tools—restitution and disgorgement. They cover how the FTC has historically pursued monetary penalties to combat alleged violations of the FTC Act and what the ruling might mean for the agency’s enforcement strategy going forward.For more information on this topic, read Alex and Judd’s recent expert analysis in Law360, here.
S&C Critical Insights – Mixed-use Arena and Stadium District Real Estate Development
In this episode of S&C’s Critical Insights podcast series, Pavan Surapaneni, partner in S&C’s Sports & Entertainment Group and Commercial Real Estate Group, is joined by associate Rich Le Page to discuss investments by professional sports teams in mixed-use arena and stadium district real estate development projects. As a growing number of teams in each of the major professional sports leagues continue to take leading roles in mixed-use projects, Pavan and Rich explore why these projects might be attractive to teams. They also provide key considerations for a team once it decides to get involved in a project and what the future might look like for these projects in general.
S&C Critical Insights – Annual Overview of Activism Trends
In this episode of S&C’s Critical Insights podcast series, Melissa Sawyer, co-head of S&C’s Corporate Governance & Activism Practice, and associate Lauren Boehmke provide an overview of U.S. activism trends they expect to persist into 2021. They cover the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on activism campaigns in the spring of 2020 and look forward to how companies might get back to “business as usual” in the new year. They also discuss the convergence of strategy between activist investors and private equity funds, who are increasingly willing to borrow from each other’s playbooks. Finally, they explore how activists might look to capitalize on the ESP trend that has dominated corporate governance discourse among institutional investors. Download S&C’s 2020 U.S. Shareholder Activism Review
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S&C Critical Insights – An Overview of the Equator Principles 4
In this episode of S&C’s Critical Insights podcast series, Inosi Nyatta, co-head of S&C’s global Project Development & Finance practice, and associate Sarah Mishkin discuss the Equator Principles, one of the most widely adopted environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards in the financial sector. Inosi and Sarah provide an overview of Equator Principles 4, released October 1, 2020.
Inosi and Sarah also explore key changes arising under the updated Equator Principles, as the focus on ESG considerations grows. Finally, they discuss how project sponsors and developers might adapt to the updated Equator Principles, as more stringent environmental and social responsibility requirements now apply to a wider range of projects and financing transactions.