Publications - Gibson Dunn

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Our lawyers provide sophisticated analysis, practical guidance and thought leadership on a wide range of topics. We encourage our readers to review this collection of client alerts, articles and white papers and benefit from the authors’ exceptional experience, market knowledge, practiced judgment and singular insights.

August 23, 2021

Second Quarter 2021 Update on Class Actions

This update provides an overview of key class action developments during the second quarter of 2021.  Part I covers TransUnion v. Ramirez, 141 S. Ct. 2190 (2021), an important decision from the Supreme Court about Article III standing and its application to damages class actions.  Significantly, the Supreme Court for the first ti
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August 19, 2021

Shareholder Proposal Developments During the 2021 Proxy Season

This client alert provides an overview of shareholder proposals submitted to public companies during the 2021 proxy season, including statistics and notable decisions from the staff (the “Staff”) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on no-action requests. I. Top Shareholder Proposal Takeaways from the 2021 Proxy Season As
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August 19, 2021

New EPA Rule Bans Use of Pesticide Chlorpyrifos on Food

On August 18, 2021, EPA released a final rule revoking tolerances for chlorpyrifos residues on food.[1]  EPA took this action to “stop the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos on all food to better protect human health, particularly that of children and farmworkers.”[2] The agency will also issue a Notice of Intent to Cancel under
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August 16, 2021

Surge in False Claims Act enforcement continues

Los Angeles partners Nicola T. Hanna and James L. Zelenay Jr. and associate Sean S. Twomey are the authors of "Surge in False Claims Act enforcement continues," [PDF] published by the Daily Journal on August 13, 2021.
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August 13, 2021

Supreme Court Enjoins Enforcement of New York State’s Eviction Moratorium

Decided August 12, 2021 Chrysafis v. Marks, No. 21A8 On Thursday, August 12, 2021, the Supreme Court granted Gibson Dunn’s request for an extraordinary writ of injunction pending appeal and held that New York State’s eviction moratorium law (“CEEFPA”)—which bars landlords from commencing or continuing eviction proceed
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August 12, 2021

SEC Approves New Nasdaq Board Diversity Rules

On August 6, 2021, a divided Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) voted to approve new listing rules submitted by The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) to advance board diversity through a “comply or disclose” framework and enhance transparency of board diversity statistics (the “Final Rules”). The Final
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August 11, 2021

Artificial Intelligence and Automated Systems Legal Update (2Q21)

After a busy start to the year, regulatory and policy developments related to Artificial Intelligence and Automated Systems (“AI”) have continued apace in the second quarter of 2021.  Unlike the comprehensive regulatory framework proposed by the European Union (“EU”) in April 2021,[1] more specific regulatory guidelines in t
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August 10, 2021

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) Introduces the “Ending The Carried Interest Loophole Act” That Would Require Current Ordinary I

On August 5, 2021, U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and U.S. Senate Finance Committee member Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island) introduced legislation entitled the “Ending the Carried Interest Loophole Act.”[1]  According to a summary released by the Finance Committee, the legislation is intended to c
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August 5, 2021

Gibson Dunn Launches Global Financial Regulatory Practice

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has launched a Global Financial Regulatory Practice, which provides comprehensive advice to financial institutions on all aspects of regulatory compliance, enforcement and transactions. The launch of this practice draws together our market-leading regulatory la
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August 5, 2021

ISS Releases Surveys for 2022 Policy Updates

On July 28, 2021, the proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services (“ISS”) opened its Annual Benchmark Policy Survey (available here), covering a broad range of topics relating to non-financial environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) performance metrics, racial equity, special purpose acquisition corporations (
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