Some interesting legal reads for the week of March 10, 2014:
- Some skepticism from DealBook’s The Deal Professor about theories of rampant insider trading among SEC staffers.
- Findings from Prof. Steven Davidoff (here not in his capacity as The Deal Professor) that newly-public small companies struggle to succeed in comparison to their larger brethren.
- A study of staggered boards, which finds that companies adopting them have higher shareholder returns following adoption, and more generally challenges the notion that increasing shareholder power is always positive.
- Joe Wallin on the mechanics of actually filing a 83(b) election.