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Dominique Shelton, partner in the firm’s Litigation & Trial Practice and Privacy & Data Security Groups, was quoted in Law360 in an article titled “Calif. Data Breach Bill Lands in Big Retailers’ Crosshairs.”
April 15, 2014
In the Press

Richard Siegel, senior associate in the ERISA Litigation Group, was quoted extensively in a Bloomberg BNA article titled “On Remand From Sixth Circuit, State Street Beats Stock-Drop Claim; Presumption Applies.”

April 14, 2014
In the Press
Dominique Shelton, partner in the firm’s Litigation & Trial Practice and Privacy & Data Security Groups, was quoted in a Law360 article titled “Landmark FTC Win Fuels Uncertainty for Data Breach Targets.”
April 9, 2014
In the Press
Keith Gottfried, partner in the firm’s Corporate Transactions & Securities Group and leader of the firm’s Shareholder Activism Defense Practice, was quoted in Corporate Secretary magazine in an article titled “When Should Directors Speak to Investors?”
April 9, 2014
In the Press
For the second year in a row, Alston & Bird has been ranked fourth by The American Lawyer in the category of “Mergers & Acquisitions: Investment Counsel by Volume.”
April 8, 2014
In the Press

Publication Results

On April 14, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued its opinion in the challenge to Section 13(p)(1) of the Exchange Act and Rule 13p-1 thereunder (the “Conflict Minerals Rule”) brought by The National Association of Manufacturers. The appeal sought to overturn the ruling by the District Court for the District of Columbia, which granted summary judgment for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and upheld the Conflict Minerals Rule as enacted.
April 16, 2014
Advisories
The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), enacted by the 2010 HIRE Act, generally requires foreign financial institutions (FFIs) and non-financial foreign entities (NFFEs) to report certain information about their U.S. account holders and substantial U.S. owners, respectively, or be subject to a 30 percent withholding tax on “withholdable payments.” With the July 1, 2014, effective date for withholding under FATCA less than three months away, the U.S. Treasury and IRS are working to patch up holes in the compliance framework.
April 15, 2014
Advisories
This advisory discusses the memorandum signed by President Barack Obama directing the Department of Labor (DOL) to issue a rule requiring federal contractors to provide compensation data by sex and race and an executive order banning federal contractors from retaliating against employees who discuss their compensation with one another.
Aprill 14, 2014
Advisories
On April 7, 2014, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission published nine additional Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) relating to the new disclosure requirements regarding the use of conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries (the “Conflict Minerals Rules”). These FAQs provide additional insight and guidance at a time when most companies have started, or are starting, to prepare their initial Form SD filings, which cover the 2013 calendar year and are due June 2, 2014.
April 14, 2014
Advisories
On April 4, 2014, the IRS released Notice 2014-19, which clarifies the retroactive implications of the Supreme Court’s United States v. Windsor decision on qualified retirement plans. The Notice generally requires qualified retirement plans to be operated and administered in accordance with the Windsor decision effective as of June 26, 2013 (the date the Windsor decision was issued), but does not require retroactive application of Windsor prior to that date. Additionally, Notice 2014-19 clarifies important questions regarding the need for and the timing of specific Windsor-related plan amendments.
April 11, 2014
Advisories

Upcoming Event Results

April 29-May 1, 2014
Seminar
April 30, 2014
Webinar
May 6-7, 2014
Seminar
May 18-21, 2014
Seminar
May 21-23, 2014
Seminar
May 21-22, 2014
Seminar
June 29-July 2, 2014
Seminar

Video Results

April 10, 2014
2:31
Steve Hemminger, Partner in Charge of Alston & Bird’s Silicon Valley office, discusses the entrepreneurial spirit of the firm’s attorneys.
April 4, 2014
1:58
Fresh from a trial resulting in a $106M jury verdict, seasoned litigator Frank Smith talks about the importance of teamwork, science and plain English when it comes to patent trials.
March 3, 2014
2:00
Jamie Underwood, Head of Alston & Bird’s International Trade Commission Section 337 practices, answers “Why the ITC?” is a viable venue for patent litigation.