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SEC Rule Amendments on Insider Trading Arrangements
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) held an open meeting on December 14, 2022, in part, to consider amendments to Rule 10b5-1 and related disclosure rules, including Rule 10b5-1 trading plans, insider trading policies, and issuer and insider...
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Meet Diana Ramos, Our Newest Financial Services Attorney
Dec 08, 2022
The Miller Nash financial services industry team is thrilled to welcome Diana Ramos. Diana is a seasoned banking industry professional who will be working in our Portland office. She assists banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions with...
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ABA’s Bank Marketing Newsletter: College Athletes Starring in Bank Marketing—NIL Rule Changes Mean New Opportunities
On July 1, 2021, the National Collegiate Athletic Association adopted major changes to its longstanding prohibition on student-athlete participation in marketing opportunities, ushering in a new era for college athletics. As the name, image, and like...
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Why Does My Lender Want My Attorney to Send It an Opinion Letter?
Although they have been around for many years, it is becoming more common for a commercial loan lender to require that the borrower’s counsel provide it with an opinion letter. At first blush, this may seem like an oddity: why should the borrower’s l...
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SEC Expands Electronic Submission Requirements
Jul 18, 2022
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In 1993, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) began mandating the electronic submission of various reports and other documents filed with the SEC. The SEC has once again expanded the categories of documents that must be filed electronically;...
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Bank Liable for Attorneys’ Fees for “Prelitigation Bad Faith” Says Washington Court of Appeals
In a recent decision, the Washington Court of Appeals established a new equitable exception to the American rule for attorneys’ fees, which generally denies an award of fees and costs to a prevailing party absent a contractual or statutory basis. In...
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