December 16, 2014

Conflict Minerals: Briefs Filed in Appeals Case

As noted in this Cooley blog and Davis Polk blog, the SEC, intervenor Amnesty International and amici Global Witness and Free Speech for People have filed their briefs in support of upholding the conflict minerals disclosure requirement in the appeals case. In a joint statement, SEC Commissioners Gallagher and Piwowar said they oppose the position taken in the SEC’s brief. Briefs from appellants are due in about 10 days.

Also see this Keith Bishop blog entitled “SEC Seeks To “Overrule” Fifth Circuit Whistleblower Interpretation“…

The Wall Street Takeover of Charity

It’s that time of the year – the time to give. But this article notes how folks are giving to charity funds rather than actual charities – and that actual charities aren’t receiving enough of the money…

Cap’n Cashbags: Time to Grant Stock Options (Seriously)

Did you ever want to see Cap’n Cashbags cry? In this 20-second video, Cap’n Cashbags – a CEO – is still hoping to get his mega-grant of stock options soon (here’s the related video):

– Broc Romanek