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Client Alert

Considerations for Preparing Your 2021 Form 10-K

We offer our observations on new developments and recommended practices for calendar-year filers to consider in preparing their Form 10‑K. This alert reviews the recent amendments to Regulation S-K adopted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and discusses how public companies are reacting to these new requirements.

January 21, 2022

New York City Enacts Pay Transparency Law Requiring Salary Ranges in Job Postings

Adding to the growing list of jurisdictions that have passed pay transparency laws, effective May 15, 2022, employers in New York City will be required to include salary ranges in job postings. 

January 21, 2022

2021 Artificial Intelligence and Automated Systems Annual Legal Review

Gibson Dunn lawyers examine a number of the most significant developments from 2021 affecting companies as they navigate the evolving AI and autonomous systems landscape.

January 20, 2022

UK Financial Services Regulation – 2021 Year-End Review

Following an unprecedented year for UK regulated firms in 2020, the UK Financial Conduct Authority used 2021 to advance a number of regulatory initiatives. Gibson Dunn lawyers assess the regulatory landscape through the lens of three notable “hot topics”: environment, social and governance (“ESG”) developments; fintech and cryptoassets; and individual accountability and conduct risks.

January 19, 2022

California Introduces New Restrictions on Employers’ Separation and Settlement Agreements with Employees

California SB 331, or the “Silenced No More Act,” introduces additional restrictions on settlement agreements, non-disparagement agreements and separation agreements executed with employees in California after January 1, 2022. Our lawyers discuss the potential impact of this new law.

January 19, 2022

2021 Year-End Securities Enforcement Update

Gibson Dunn lawyers look at the significant developments in securities enforcement from the second half of 2021.

January 19, 2022

Federal Antitrust Enforcers Announce Review of Merger Guidelines

On January 18, 2022, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (“DOJ”) held a press conference to announce a joint public inquiry aimed at revising the agencies’ merger guidelines. Gibson Dunn lawyers provide an overview of the planned inquiry.

January 19, 2022

Another Step Towards the Regulation of Cryptocurrency in Hong Kong: HKMA Releases Discussion Paper on Stablecoins

Gibson Dunn lawyers provide an overview of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority's views on crypto-assets and stablecoins as outlined in a recently-released Discussion Paper, discuss the implications for players in the stablecoin ecosystem if the proposed changes are implemented, and suggest next steps for interested parties.

January 18, 2022

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Goes Into Effect in the United States

On December 23, 2022, President Biden signed the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act into law. The UFLPA, which received widespread bipartisan support in Congress, is the latest in a line of U.S. efforts to address the plight of Uyghurs and other persecuted minority groups in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

January 14, 2022

2021 Year-End German Law Update

Once more, 2021 demonstrated that constant change should become your friend and ally. After a second year of global uncertainty caused by the formidable challenges of the COVID-pandemic, we all long for a return “back-to-normal.” However, chances are that 2022 will continue to present drastic and unpredictable challenges.

January 13, 2022

Supreme Court Stays OSHA Vaccine-Or-Testing Mandate

On Thursday, January 13, 2022, by a 6–3 vote, the Supreme Court prevented the implementation of an OSHA rule that would have imposed a vaccine-or-testing regime on employers with 100 or more employees.

January 13, 2022

How Former President Trump’s Tangles with Committees Have Weakened Congress’s Investigative Powers

The tense political battles between former President Donald J. Trump and the United States House of Representatives under Democratic leadership renewed debates over the nature and extent of Congress’s authority to investigate and conduct oversight and have wide-ranging implications for congressional investigation of not just the Executive Branch but also of private parties.

January 10, 2022

New York City Enacts Law Restricting Use of Artificial Intelligence in Employment Decisions

Effective January 1, 2023, New York City employers will be restricted from using artificial intelligence machine-learning products in hiring and promotion decisions. Gibson Dunn lawyers provide an overview of the new law and its implications for employers.

December 27, 2021

SEC Proposes Rules on Insider Trading, Rule 10b5-1 and Share Repurchases

On December 15, 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) held a virtual open meeting where it considered four rule proposals, including two that are particularly pertinent to all public companies: (i) amendments regarding Rule 10b5-1 insider trading plans and related disclosures and (ii) new share repurchase disclosures rules.

December 23, 2021

The Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan: Update & Overview of Gibson Dunn’s Recent Efforts

Gibson Dunn's Pro Bono team provides an update on the firm's broad efforts to help Afghans at heightened risk of Taliban reprisals, after the collapse of the Afghan government and the Taliban's takeover of Kabul.

December 22, 2021

Gibson Dunn | Europe | Data Protection – December 2021

Gibson Dunn lawyers provide a look at personal data and other privacy-related legal developments across Europe for December 2021.

December 22, 2021

Gibson Dunn | Europe | Data Protection – December 2021 (Part 2)

Gibson Dunn lawyers provide a look at personal data and other privacy-related legal developments across Europe for the latter half of December 2021.

December 22, 2021

New York Court of Appeals Round-Up & Preview

The New York Court of Appeals Round-Up & Preview summarizes key opinions in civil cases issued by the Court over the past year and highlights a number of cases of potentially broad significance that the Court will hear during the coming year. 

December 20, 2021

New York City Issues Guidance on Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Private Employers

On December 15, 2021, New York City issued much-anticipated guidance on its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private sector employers, which goes into effect on December 27, 2021.  Gibson Dunn lawyers provide need-to-know information about the mandate for affected employers.

December 16, 2021

Virginia and Colorado Privacy Update: In 2022, Prepare for New Rules and Possible Privacy Law Amendments

Virginia and Colorado, which earlier this year enacted comprehensive state privacy laws following California’s 2018 lead, are now poised to follow California in another way in 2022: writing implementing regulations and weighing changes to the laws themselves. Gibson Dunn lawyers discuss how companies should account for these regulations and changes as they develop programs to comply with the laws, which take effect in 2023.

December 14, 2021