Publications - Gibson Dunn

Publications

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.

December 7, 2005

Employee Blogging: What Employers Don’t Know Could Hurt Them

December 2005Denver partner Jessica Brown is the author of "Employee Blogging: What Employers Don't Know Could Hurt Them," [PDF] published in the December 2005 issue of Law Journal Newsletters - Law Firm Partnership & Benefits Report.Reprinted with permission, December 2005 edition of Law Journal Newsletters - Law Firm
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December 2, 2005

The United States Patent and Trademark Office Adopts Interim Subject Matter Guidelines

The USPTO's Motivation for The GuidelinesOn October 26, 2005, the United States Patent and Trademark Office adopted a set of Interim Guidelines for Examination of Patent Applications for Patent Subject Matter Eligibility (the “Guidelines”). According to the USPTO, “[t]he principal objective of these Guidelines is to assist examiners in determ
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December 1, 2005

NYSE Proposes Amendments to its Corporate Governance Listing Standards

On November 23, 2005, the New York Stock Exchange filed proposed amendments to its corporate governance listing standards with the Securities and Exchange Commission for approval.  Among other things, the proposals would impact the NYSE's director independence requirements and related proxy disclosures and would mandate notification to the NYS
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November 30, 2005

Impact of Securities Offering Reform on Underwriting Arrangements

October 2005Partner Stephanie Tsacoumis is the author of "Impact of Securities Offering Reform on Underwriting Arrangements," [PDF] published in the October 2005 issue of Insights: The Corporate & Securities Law Advisor.This article is reprinted with permission from Aspen Publishers, copyright 2005, Insights, Volum
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November 30, 2005

U.S. Export Control Compliance Requirements for Government Contractors

November 2005Partners Joseph West and Judith Lee and associate Jason Monahan are authors of "U.S. Export Control Compliance Requirements for Government Contractors" [PDF] published in the November 2005 issue of Briefing Papers, a Thomson/West publication.Reprinted with permission, Briefing Papers, © 2005 Tho
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November 30, 2005

Why US companies should consider AIM

Gibson Dunn partner Kenneth Lamb and associates Justin McAnaney and Oliver s'Jacob are authors of "Why US companies should consider AIM" [PDF] published in the November 2005 issue of International Financial Law Review. Reprinted with permission.  This article first appeared in the November 2005 edition of International Financial Law R
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November 29, 2005

SEC Proposes Amendments to the Proxy Rules Regarding Internet Availability of Proxy Materials

Today, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") proposed amendments to its proxy rules that would permit issuers and non-issuers soliciting proxies from shareholders to deliver proxy materials electronically by posting them to a website. If adopted, these amendments would greatly reduce the costs of printing and mailing proxy ma
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November 28, 2005

Anonymous Reporting Procedures and Codes of Ethical Conduct in the European Union

Recent decisions by German courts and German and French Data Protection Authorities require international companies with German or French subsidiaries to carefully examine the local legal requirements before implementing anonymous reporting procedures and codes of ethical conduct. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act ("SOX") does not automatically lega
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November 20, 2005

ISS Releases Policy Updates for 2006 Proxy Season and Related Developments

On Friday, November 18, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), a leading proxy advisory firm, released its U.S. and international corporate governance policy updates for the 2006 proxy season. With ISS's permission, a copy of the ISS U.S. Corporate Governance Policy 2006 Updates (2006 Policy Updates) is available with this client alert through t
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November 18, 2005

EEOC Approves Revisions to EEO-1 Employer Reporting Form

On November 16, 2005, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") voted to approve revisions to the Employer Information Report, or EEO-1.  The EEO-1, which must be submitted on an annual basis by employers with 100 or more employees, and by certain government contractors with 50 or more employees, requires data co
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