Are Retailers Responsible for Publicly Promoted Products: Herman Details Fifth Circuit’s Recent Reversal in Defective Baby Formula Case

Special counsel Steve Herman recently published an article reviewing the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court’s reversal of a District Court’s ruling to dismiss a family’s case against Hain Celestial Group and Whole Foods over defective baby formula. Continue reading below, or click here to read on JD Supra. A recent Congressional report [i] identified the risk […]

How to Ask the Tough Questions in the Boardroom | Tip #9: Have the Courage of Your Convictions

Maureen Gershanik is a partner and a member of Fishman Haygood’s Business Section. She counsels boards of directors on corporate governance, securities law compliance, SEC reporting, executive employment matters, and executive compensation. In this biweekly series, she provides nine tips for directors as they navigate the boardroom. Click here to read Tip #8: Don’t Be Afraid […]

How to Ask the Tough Questions in the Boardroom | Tip #8: Don’t Be Afraid to “Go Public”

Maureen Gershanik is a partner and a member of Fishman Haygood’s Business Section. She counsels boards of directors on corporate governance, securities law compliance, SEC reporting, executive employment matters, and executive compensation. In this biweekly series, she provides nine tips for directors as they navigate the boardroom. Click here to read Tip #7: Mix and Mingle. […]

How to Ask the Tough Questions in the Boardroom | Tip #7: Mix and Mingle

Maureen Gershanik is a partner and a member of Fishman Haygood’s Business Section. She counsels boards of directors on corporate governance, securities law compliance, SEC reporting, executive employment matters, and executive compensation. In this biweekly series, she provides nine tips for directors as they navigate the boardroom. Click here to read Tip #6: Ask the Experts […]

Defining Liability: Herman Reports on U.S. 5th Circuit Reversal of EPA Order Regarding PFAS in Plastic Containers

Special counsel Steve Herman recently published an article reviewing the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court’s reversal of an EPA order regarding the presence of PFAS in plastic containers produced by Inhance Technologies. Continue reading below, or click here to read on JD Supra. Inhance Technologies, a Texas-based plastic and chemical transformation company, went head-to-head with the […]

How to Ask the Tough Questions in the Boardroom | Tip 6: Ask the Experts for Help

Maureen Gershanik is a partner and a member of Fishman Haygood’s Business Section. She counsels boards of directors on corporate governance, securities law compliance, SEC reporting, executive employment matters, and executive compensation. In this biweekly series, she provides nine tips for directors as they navigate the boardroom. Click here to read Tip #5: Have an Attitude […]

How to Ask the Tough Questions in the Boardroom | Tip #5 for Directors: Have an Attitude of Constructive Skepticism

Maureen Gershanik is a partner and a member of Fishman Haygood’s Business Section. She counsels boards of directors on corporate governance, securities law compliance, SEC reporting, executive employment matters, and executive compensation. In this biweekly series, she provides nine tips for directors as they navigate the boardroom. Click here to read Tip #4: Understand Your “Mandate.” […]

How to Ask the Tough Questions in the Boardroom | Tip #4 for Directors: Understand Your “Mandate”

Maureen Gershanik is a partner and a member of Fishman Haygood’s Business Section. She counsels boards of directors on corporate governance, securities law compliance, SEC reporting, executive employment matters, and executive compensation. In this biweekly series, she provides nine tips for directors as they navigate the boardroom. Click here to read Tip #3: Do Your Homework. […]

Herman Reviews Eleventh Circuit Rejection of FIFRA Preemption in Roundup Case, Discusses Future Failure to Warn Claims

Special counsel Steve Herman recently published an article reviewing the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court’s rejection of FIFRA preemption in a case involving the weed-killer brand, Roundup. Continue reading below, or click here to read on JD Supra. As of May 2022, Monsanto, the company that developed the allegedly cancer-causing weed killer Roundup, has settled more […]

How to Ask the Tough Questions in the Boardroom | Tip #3 for Directors: Do Your Homework

Maureen Gershanik is a partner and a member of Fishman Haygood’s Business Section. She counsels boards of directors on corporate governance, securities law compliance, SEC reporting, executive employment matters, and executive compensation. In this biweekly series, she provides nine tips for directors as they navigate the boardroom. Click here to read Tip #2: Don’t Be a […]

How to Ask the Tough Questions in the Boardroom | Tip #2 for Directors: Don’t Be a Lone Wolf

Maureen Gershanik is a partner and a member of Fishman Haygood’s Business Section. She counsels boards of directors on corporate governance, securities law compliance, SEC reporting, executive employment matters, and executive compensation. In this biweekly series, she provides nine tips for directors as they navigate the boardroom. Click here to read Tip #1: Understand the Board […]

How to Ask the Tough Questions in the Boardroom | Tip #1 for Directors: Understand the Board Dynamic

Maureen Gershanik is a partner and a member of Fishman Haygood’s Business Section. She counsels boards of directors on corporate governance, securities law compliance, SEC reporting, executive employment matters, and executive compensation. In this biweekly series, she provides nine tips for directors as they navigate the boardroom. Public company directors are under more pressure than ever […]

Dischargeable Versus Nondischargeable: Two Fishman Haygood Student Loan Cases Cited in CFPB Warning to Servicers

Earlier this year, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) warned servicers that they must cease any unlawful conduct as it pertains to private student loans discharged in bankruptcy court. According to the CFPB’s Compliance Bulletin and Policy Guidance, examiners found that certain loan servicers illegally returned non-qualified education loans to collections despite their discharged status, […]

Elmer Offers a Brief Look at Direct SPAC Cases

Special purpose acquisition companies (“SPACs”) have been in the litigation spotlight recently. As SPAC disputes play out in courts nationwide, one especially interesting field of play is in the Delaware Chancery courts where SPAC shareholders are pursuing breach of fiduciary duty cases against SPAC sponsors, officers, and directors. How did this litigation develop, and where […]

Burge Details Risks of Securities-Backed Loans in PIABA Bar Journal Article

Jason Burge, a partner in Fishman Haygood’s Litigation Section, authored the article “Investors Cornered: The Risks of Securities-Backed Loans” published in the most recent edition of the PIABA Bar Journal, a publication of the Public Investors Advocate Bar Association (PIABA). Burge explores several risks and disadvantages of securities-backed loans that are not as well understood or […]

Gershanik Discusses Securities Law and Opportunity Zones

As more investors eye lucrative investment opportunities in Qualified Opportunity Zones, the SEC and state regulators will be monitoring securities activities associated with the program, according to Fishman Haygood Partner Maureen Gershanik.