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Clarifying the Original Clawback: Interpreting Sarbanes-Oxley Section 304 Through the Lens of Dodd-Frank Section 954

Clarifying the Original Clawback: Interpreting Sarbanes-Oxley Section 304 Through the Lens of Dodd-Frank Section 954

In the early 2000s, major accounting scandals involving reporting violations and audit failures sent the United States financial markets into turmoil. Congress and President George W. Bush reacted to the controversy by passing the Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act, better known as the Sarbanes–Oxley Act (SOX), in July of 2002. Section 304 created an explicit procedure, whereby the SEC could disgorge or clawback a CEO or CFO’s incentive-based compensation or stock gains…
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JBEL Symposium 2018

JBEL Symposium 2018

The Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law invites you to attend its annual symposium on March 28, 2018 at Cross Campus in Santa Monica. This year, the event will feature highly reverenced legal counsel and entrepreneurs, whose distinct perspectives will provide us with a 360-degree view of the legal implications for start-ups and stimulate discussions pertaining to protecting the integrity of developing brands, the evolution of start-ups, and the successes and failures of start-ups, all…
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Post Co-Authorship and Past Congeniality: Creative Relationship Spoils

Post Co-Authorship and Past Congeniality: Creative Relationship Spoils

Synergy is the sharing of talent and ideas, the combining of two or more minds in order to produce a product superior to anything one is capable of creating alone. Partnerships may look like a constructive arrangement, one where everyone benefits. Maybe that is the case in the beginning, but what happens when the relationship falls apart? What is the consequence of that fleeting love affair or late night bar fight? In the context of…
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Keeping Secrets: The Case for a North American Trade Secret Agreement

Keeping Secrets: The Case for a North American Trade Secret Agreement

In this paper, I attempt to give an overview of the statutory trade secret protections available in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and suggest a solution to the problem of inadequate and confusing trade secret legislation: an international agreement between the NAFTA signatories criminalizing the theft of trade secrets. Download Full Comment Here
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Who’s Preparing for the Pecuniary Downside of the Merger? Economy: The Imperative in the Reunification of North and South Korea

This Comment views the North and South Korea's reunification process in light of economic principles and policies. This Comment broadly summarizes the role/need of foreign investors in North Korea for the preparation of the reunification. First, this Comment briefly reviews the History of North and South Korea. Second, this Comment scrutinizes North Korea-its economic history, current economy, and predicted future. Third, this Comment will link economy and reunification, will explain why reunification is more than…
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Is Copyright Evolving or Mutating? What American Broadcasting Cos. v. Aereo, Inc. Says About U.S. Copyright Law in the Twenty-First Century

In this article, I will look in-depth at the case of American Broadcasting Cos. v. Aereo, Inc. (Aereo). Aereo centers on an alleged infringement of American Broadcasting Company's (ABC)'s public performance right that was achieved through a complicated technological process meant to circumvent the law. In its opinion, the Supreme Court of the United States tries to stretch the language of the Copyright Act to apply to new technology by analogizing it with more familiar…
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From Old Spice to the Texas Law Hawk: How Inbound Marketing, Content Leadership and Social Media Can Level the Playing Field for Solo Practitioners

The advent of technological tools such as social media present the legal industry with the potential for both perilous liability and unparalleled rainmaking. However, the full potential of social media remains untapped in the legal field because the topic has yet to be fully integrated into a broader understanding of inbound marketing and content leadership. The current treatment of social media in the legal literature is uneven-it tends to disproportionately emphasize the potential liabilities over…
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No Need to Reinvent the Wheel: Why Existing Liability Law Does Not Need to Be Preemptively Altered to Cope with the Debut of the Driverless Car

First, in part I, this article seeks to explore the background of driverless vehicles, including their history, the technology involved, and general issues and potential problems that may arise from these vehicles entering the market. In part II, the article will discuss existing regulations already in place for autonomous driverless vehicles in both state and federal law. Part III will examine two proposals, those for additional laws, or for the adaptation of existing laws to…
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Islamic Financing: A Successful Takeoff or a Crash Landing? Whether or Not Islamic Financing Should Be Used to Finance and Lease Aircraft

As international air travel continues to increase, Islamic financing is a key option to consider in securing aviation financing. This paper begins with background information of the foundation of Islam. Then, it explains the applicable international treaties and their roles within Middle Eastern nations. Next, Islamic finance law is addressed, followed by Islamic aviation and leasing in general. Finally, this paper concludes with a case study of how these principles come into play in the…
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