I’d like to remind our dedicated D&O Discourse readers about our companion blog, D&O Developments (www.DandODevelopments.com), launched last spring.

D&O Developments primarily reports and digests published appellate decisions in Private Securities Litigation Reform Act cases.  Various members of our Securities Litigation Practice Group contribute pieces.

In our latest D&O Developments post, my partner Heidi Bradley discusses the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Retail Wholesale & Department Store Union Local 338 Retirement Fund v. Hewlett-Packard Co., 845 F.3d 1268 (9th Cir. 2017), in which the Ninth Circuit held that former H-P CEO Mark Hurd’s violations of its ethics policy did not demonstrate that their statements about ethics-policy compliance were materially false or misleading.

Please consider subscribing to D&O Developments as well as D&O Discourse, through the Subscribe function located on the right-hand side of the page of both blogs.  Just scroll down a little, enter your email address, and click “Subscribe.”

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From a field of hundreds of potential nominees, D&O Discourse has received enough nominations to join one of the largest competitions for legal blog writing online today.

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Today, we are launching a new blog, D&O Developments (www.DandODevelopments.com), which will report and digest appellate decisions in Private Securities Litigation Reform Act cases, and other key securities litigation decisions.  My partner Claire Davis is the editor-in-chief.  Various members of our Securities Litigation Practice Group will contribute pieces, in addition to contributions from Claire and me.  We are launching D&O Developments with reports of nine recent securities litigation appellate decisions.

We designed D&O Developments to complement D&O Discourse, which provides monthly in-depth opinion on key issues of law and practice in the world of securities and corporate governance litigation.  So we will now have two blogs: D&O Developments, designed to allow practitioners to track and understand important securities litigation decisions, and D&O Discourse, designed to provoke thought and discussion on key issues.

Thank you for your support of D&O Discourse. We hope you enjoy D&O Developments as well.

Because I continue to believe that the advent of significant cyber security shareholder litigation and SEC enforcement is near, I remain committed to helping public companies and their directors, officers, insurers, and brokers understand cyber security oversight and disclosure issues, risks, and defenses.  This spring, I will be discussing these topics at three programs:

Facets of Board Oversight of Cyber Security, National Association of Corporate Directors, Northwest Chapter, Boise, March 16, 2016

2016 Executive Risk Insights Conference, Advisen, Chicago, May 10, 2016

12th Annual D&O Liability Insurance ExecuSummit, Uncasville, CT, May 17-18, 2016

I hope you can attend one of them.

 

There are several bits of D&O Discourse news to share:

1.  I hope that you can attend conferences at which I’m speaking this fall:

  • I am co-chairing ACI’s D&O Liability Forum in New York City on September 17-18, and moderating a panel discussing significant securities litigation developments.  Readers of D&O Discourse can receive a discount off the current price.  Please email me: greened@lanepowell.com.
  • I am co-chairing and speaking on a panel discussing board oversight of cybersecurity at a meeting of the National Association of Corporate Directors, Northwest Chapter, in Seattle on October 20, 2015.

2.  The ABA is accepting nominations for the list of the Top 100 Law Blogs.  If you are so inclined, I’d be grateful for your nomination of D&O Discourse. Nominations are due by the end of the day on August 16.  Here is the link to the nomination page.  Thank you.

3.  We continue to try to make D&O Discourse as useful as possible.  We now have three features:

  • The D&O Discourse blog itself:  In the blog, we provide opinion about key issues in the law and practice of securities and corporate governance litigation and SEC enforcement.  We write an opinion-based piece roughly monthly.
  • Twitter:  Because the D&O Discourse blog doesn’t attempt to chronicle current events, we started a Twitter feed to identify current developments that we think would be most important to our readers.  You can follow us by reading our Twitter feed on the left-hand side of the D&O Discourse blog, or on Twitter, @DandODiscourse.
  • LinkedIn:  We recently set up a special LinkedIn page, where we publish thoughts that are too long for Twitter but too short for a blog post.  Here is an example:

“In writing my 2014 year-in-review piece, it occurred to me that the judicial environment for securities and corporate governance litigation seems about as neutral as it has been in a long time. We’ve seen streaks of decisions that feel pro-plaintiff or pro-defendant, driven in part by judicial skepticism caused by the waves of corporate scandals since Enron and WorldCom. But over the past year or so, the decisions feel pretty even. The 2nd Circuit / 9th Circuit split over whether omission of matters covered by Item 303 of S-K can be actionable epitomizes the current judicial environment.”

Here is a link to our LinkedIn page.  Please click “Follow” to receive updates in your LinkedIn feed.

4.  In the upcoming issue of the PLUS Journal, my partner Claire Davis and I are publishing an article about the importance of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Omnicare, based on one of our D&O Discourse blog posts.  As our readers know, Claire and I wrote an amicus brief that shaped the Supreme Court’s Omnicare opinion.

We hope you enjoy the rest of your summer.

Following our post on the Supreme Court’s decision in Halliburton II, we decided to take the summer off from further blogging.  We will resume our regular postings in September.

In addition to reading the blog, I hope that you can attend conferences at which I’m speaking this fall:

  • I am co-chairing a panel discussion on board oversight of cybersecurity at a meeting of the Northwest Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors in Seattle on September 23.
  • I am co-chairing and speaking at ACI’s D&O Liability Forum in New York City on September 30 – October 1.  Readers of D&O Discourse can receive a discount off the current price by registering using the code DWG200.
  • I am speaking on cybersecurity oversight and disclosure at the PLUS Conference in Las Vegas on November 5 – 7.

We also want to remind you about our Twitter feature.  We tweet current securities and corporate governance litigation news and links.  Our goal is to help turn the fire hose of securities litigation news into a drinking fountain, by tweeting the current developments that we find most important.  You can follow us by reading our Twitter feed on the left-hand side of the D&O Discourse blog, or on Twitter, @DandODiscourse.

We hope you enjoy the remainder of your summer.

D&O Discourse is now on Twitter, @DandODiscourse.  We will tweet current securities and corporate governance litigation news and links.

You can follow us on Twitter, of course.  And you can view our tweets on the blog — there’s a feed on the lower left hand side of the website.

Our goal is to help turn the fire hose of securities litigation news into a drinking fountain, by tweeting the current developments that we find most important.  So please visit D&O Discourse for daily-ish news, in addition to our opinion-based blog posts.

Thanks very much for your support of D&O Discourse.