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IBOR Transition – IBA Announces Plan For Key USD LIBOR Tenors Beyond 2021

The ICE Benchmark Administration (“IBA”) announced earlier this week that it will consult on its intention to extend publication of the overnight and one-, three-, six-, and 12-month USD LIBOR rates until June 30, 2023. The June 2023 extension, however, applies only to legacy contracts—no new USD LIBOR contracts will be permitted after 2021.1 The…

Client Alerts | December 3, 2020 | Commercial and Corporate Litigation | Derivatives | Hedge Funds | Risk Management

Kleinberg Kaplan Partner Marc Rosen featured in Board Agenda

Kleinberg Kaplan partner Marc Rosen was recently published in Board Agenda. His article #MeToo Continues: Why Sexual Harassment Is a Growing Litigation Risk discusses how corporations and their officers and directors can get embroiled in compliance-related, securities fraud cases by motivated investors trying to capitalize on the #MeToo movement. As Rosen states, these litigants contend…

Firm News | July 15, 2020 | Risk Management | Commercial and Corporate Litigation | Employment Litigation

Supreme Court Declares Discrimination Against Gay and Transgender Individuals in the Workplace “Defies the Law”

On Monday, June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a monumental decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, declaring that any employer who discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which protects individuals in the workplace from…

Client Alerts | June 25, 2020 | Risk Management | Employment Litigation

#MeToo Breaks New Ground for Corporate Liability Under Federal Securities Laws

The legal landscape has changed dramatically since the commencement of the #MeToo movement. Companies’ potential exposure to employment law liability has significantly increased, but now employment claims are not the only ones requiring the attention of the corporate world. A new ground for liability against corporations and their high-level executives has emerged under the federal securities…

Client Alerts | June 17, 2020 | Risk Management | Commercial and Corporate Litigation | Employment Litigation

Wish You Were Here: Notarizing in the Age of Social Distancing

As we manage the many dislocations resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, some of the more ordinary tasks still need to be undertaken. One such task is notarization. How can one subscribe and swear “before” a notary in this age of social distancing? Fortunately, workarounds are available, some new and some already existing pre-pandemic. New York State Notarization Using…

Client Alerts | April 14, 2020 | Risk Management

Is Your Business in Compliance with the SHIELD Act?

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Act (the “SHIELD Act”), amending New York’s data breach laws (N.Y. Gen. Bus. Law § 899-aa) to address the growing cybersecurity risks faced by businesses, employees and consumers. The SHIELD Act now requires businesses and employers collecting private information of New York residents,…

Client Alerts | April 7, 2020 | Risk Management