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Delaware Supreme Court Holds That Boards May Adopt Fee-Shifting Bylaws
June 10, 2014
Edward B. Stevenson, Stephen D. Brodie, Patrick D. Sweeney
In ATP Tour, Inc. v. Deutscher Tennis Bund, the Delaware Supreme Court recently found that a provision in a Delaware corporation's bylaws, if drafted for a proper corporate purpose, may provide that the losing party in intra-corporate litigation must pay the winning party's legal fees.
SEC Scrutinizes Fee and Expense Practices at Private Equity Fund Advisers
May 2014
Irwin M. Latner, Patrick D. Sweeney, Colin Bowes-Carlson
Private Fund Alert
In a recent speech, the director of the SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations ("OCIE"), Andrew Bowden, identified key compliance issues facing private equity firms observed by OCIE since it began conducting presence exams of the industry in October 2012.
The Volcker Rules for the Volcker Rule
February 2014
Patrick D. Sweeney, Julie Albinsky
Dodd-Frank Alert
A fundamental principle underscoring the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 ("Dodd-Frank" or the "Act") is the perceived necessity to curb the proprietary trading and other risk-taking activities of banks, and to divest banks of risky assets, including interests in hedge funds and private equity funds.
Dodd-Frank Brings Regulatory Change to Investment Advisers
May 13, 2013
Patrick D. Sweeney, Matthew H. Kunkes
New York Law Journal
Patrick Sweeney, a corporate partner at Herrick, Feinstein and Matthew Kunkes, a corporate associate, were featured in the May 13, 2013 Financial Reform Special Section of the New York Law Journal. Their article addresses the regulatory impact  of Dodd-Frank on investment advisers and discusses changes emanating from Dodd-Frank's Title IV, the "Private Fund Investment Adviser Registration Act of 2010."
Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Outline
Irwin M. Latner, Stephen D. Brodie, Patrick D. Sweeney, Julie Albinsky, Jessica D. Wessel
This outline, a briefing on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, was used during the Fourth Annual Capital Markets Symposium on September 16, 2010.
SEC Proposes “Family Office” Definition
November 2010
Irwin M. Latner, Patrick D. Sweeney, Richard M. Morris
Hedge Fund and Private Equity Fund Alert
Recent Changes to "Accredited Investor" Standard
July 2010
Irwin M. Latner, Patrick D. Sweeney
Hedge Fund and Private Equity Fund Alert
Impact of New Financial Reform Legislation
July 2010
Irwin M. Latner, Patrick D. Sweeney
Hedge Fund and Private Equity Fund Alert
SEC Steps Back Up To The Plate of Hedge Fund Regulation
February 13, 2007
Patrick D. Sweeney
Complinet
Pat Sweeney’s Hedge Fund Regulation Corporate Quick Hit is republished on Complinet’s US Securities & Banking online news service.
The SEC's Hedge Fund Manager Registration Rule Becomes Effective
March 2006
Patrick D. Sweeney
Loan Syndication and Trading Association (LSTA) Annual Loan Market Review
Pat Sweeney's article "The SEC's Hedge Fund Manager Registration Rule Becomes Effective" appears in the Loan Syndication and Trading Association (LSTA) Annual Loan Market Review.
Current Regulatory Developments Concerning the Distribution of Mutual Fund Shares
May 2005
Patrick D. Sweeney
The Investment Lawyer
Pat Sweeney's article entitled "Current Regulatory Developments Concerning the Distribution of Mutual Fund Shares" appears in The Investment Lawyer.
Mutual Fund Shares Distributions: the Changing Rules of the Game
February 2005
Patrick D. Sweeney
The Journal of Taxation and Regulation
Pat Sweeney authors this article on mutual fund shares distributions.