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Haynes and Boone | March 2003

Department of Homeland Security/Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Service: * Immigration benefits previously provided by the Department of Justice’s Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) are now the responsibility of the Department of Homeland Security’s Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Service (BCIS). All familiar customer services are to remain in place ...

Haynes and Boone | April 2003

Department of Homeland Security/Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Service: * BCIS announced plans to implement electronic filing (e-filing) as an option for two of the most commonly submitted immigration applications, the Application to Renew or Replace a “green card” and the Application for Employment Authorization. BCIS plans to launch e-filing for these applications in May 2003 and to further expand e-filing to other applications and petitions in fall 2003 ...

Haynes and Boone | May 2003

Two Class Certification Denials Reinforce Rule 23 Adequacy Principles, While Exposing the Fiction of “Lead Plaintiff Groups” Introduction A decade ago, William S. Lerach, of Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach, infamously declared, “I have the greatest practice of law in the world. . . . I have no clients ...

Haynes and Boone | May 2003

The Most Common Legal Problems Entrepreneurs Encounter and How to Solve Them How to Avoid Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory The Most Common Legal Problems Entrepreneurs Encounter and How to Solve Them Rob Kibby Chuck Powell Haynes and Boone, LLP Areas of Concern Areas of Concern • Ownership Ownership • Employees (and Independent Contractors) Employees (and Independent Contractors) • Tax Matters Tax Matters • Securities Law Matters Securities Law Matters • Accounting M

Haynes and Boone | May 2003

The SEC’s Final Rules regarding Implementation of Standards of Professional Conduct for Attorneys purport to allow attorneys who appear and practice before the Commission to disclose client confidences to the Commission in three situations: (i) To prevent the issuer from committing a material violation that is likely to cause substantial injury to the financial interest or property of the issuer or investors; (ii) To prevent the issuer, in a Commission investigation or administrative proce

Haynes and Boone | May 2003

On April 9, 2003, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) issued a new rule directing the national securities exchanges and national securities associations to prohibit the listing of any security of a company that is not in compliance with the audit committee requirements mandated by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. The new rule implements the requirements of Section 10A(m)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) by adding new Exchange Act Rule 10A-3 ...

Haynes and Boone | May 2003

As required by Section 403 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) has adopted final rules and form amendments mandating the electronic filing, and website posting by issuers with corporate websites, of beneficial ownership reports filed by officers, directors and principal security holders under Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) ...

Asters | May 2003

The Internet is a rather young, but a very popular source of information for Ukrainian businesses and consumers. The Internet segment of the market has been actively developed recently and has acquired a high level of commercialization. According to the Ukrainian mass media, the number of Internet users in the Ukraine increased by over 70 % in 2002 ...

Haynes and Boone | May 2003

Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (“BCIS”): * BCIS has announced the availability of electronic filing (e-filing) for two types of applications: Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, and Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization Document. Although many applicants will be eligible to take advantage of the e-filing system, some applicants will still need to make paper filings. Additional e-filing information may be obtained at www.bcis.gov ...

Haynes and Boone | June 2003

Five years ago your CEO told you that your company had to have a “web” strategy. So, you learned everything about the Internet. You hired specialty law firms, bought software, and entered into web development and hosting agreements. You mastered all the web lingo. Now, all of that is passé ...

Haynes and Boone | June 2003

Discovery for a New Millennium I. THE CHALLENGES OF ELECTRONIC EVIDENCE Computer usage now pervades all elements of society. Most businesses and many individuals conduct a significant percentage of communications through electronic media. E-mail, facilitated by the Internet, has become the dominate form of inter-office and intra-office communication ...

Haynes and Boone | July 2003

On Monday, June 30, 2003, the SEC approved new rules proposed and adopted by the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) and the Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”) requiring shareholder approval of equity compensation plans or material amendments to existing equity compensation plans ...

Haynes and Boone | July 2003

Technology Update Authors Brian D. Barnard Randall E. Colson M. Ann Newton Related Practice Groups Intellectual Property A new California Law (Assembly Bill No. 700, Chapter 1054) went into effect on July 1, 2002 that requires companies who conduct business in California to notify their California-resident customers if their unencrypted personel information may have been stolen as a result of a security breach ...

Haynes and Boone | July 2003

Advanced Personal Injury Law Course 2003

Haynes and Boone | August 2003

Introduction All companies that engage in international commerce, whether large or small, should develop and implement a corporate compliance policy and training program so that employees, whether based in the US or abroad, are aware of conduct that could create liability for themselves or their company ...

Haynes and Boone | August 2003

American Bar Association Annual Meeting 2003 Introduction Description of Revision Process How the 2003 Revisions Affect the Neutrality of Party-Appointed Arbitrators How the 2003 Revisions Affect Ex-Parte Communications Between the Arbitrators and the Parties and Between Themselves

Haynes and Boone | August 2003

California Law Requires Telling Your Customers That You've Been Hacked A new California Law (Assembly Bill No. 700, Chapter 1054) went into effect on July 1, 2002 that requires companies who conduct business in California to notify their California-resident customers if their unencrypted personel information may have been stolen as a result of a security breach ...

Haynes and Boone | August 2003

I. Introduction The Institute for Intellectual Property and Information Law at the University of Houston Law Center publishes “www.patstats.org,” providing United States patent litigation statistics. Specifically, with respect to the issue of validity, in 2000, the alleged infringer “won” the issue 53% of the time and the patent was held invalid, while the patentee “won” the issue only 47% of the time, and the patent was held valid ...

Asters | October 2003

IntroductionOn September 15 2003 the president of Ukraine signed a new Law on Advertising, which was passed by the Parliament on July 11 2003 ...

Haynes and Boone | November 2003

Attorneys and other service providers who deal with securities may unwittingly become liable for aiding and abetting violations of the Texas Securities Act. Introduction: A recent decision from the Fort Worth court of appeals should concern anyone who deals with securities transactions, because the burden of proof for imposing liability on a person as an aider and abettor under the Texas Securities Act (“TSA”) just became a little easier ...

Veirano Advogados | January 2004

The globalization of markets, the opening-up of world trade, and technological development have allowed multinational corporations to gain ground, arousing concerns related to the defense of competition. Some nations and regional blocks, such as the U.S.A ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2004

Considerable publicity and a sense of shock surrounded a judgment of the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) published on 3 December in relation to a proposed merger of two companies involved in the supply of data systems to the NHS. The judgment focuses on how decisions are reached by the bodies responsible for UK merger control and, in particular, the degree of discretion given to the OFT to clear cases without ordering a full four month inquiry ...

Asters | January 2004

Corporate law issues in Ukraine are mainly regulated by the 1991 Enterprises Act, 1991 Companies Act, 1991 Ownership Act, 1991 Securities and Stock Exchange Act, and 1996 State Regulation of the Stock Market in Ukraine Act. As we can see, the majority of Acts laying down the basic concepts and principles of Ukrainian corporate law date back to 1991, when Ukraine gained its independence ...

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