The court’s decision is the latest development in the litigation over the SEC’s final rules, which have faced numerous legal challenges since their adoption.

By Paul A. Davies, Sarah E. Fortt, and Betty M. Huber

On March 15, 2024, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit granted an administrative stay of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s recently finalized climate disclosure rules, in response to a March 8 request.[1] Petitioners had requested the stay in light

By: Kelly Richardson, Buck Endemann and Achraf Farraj

On August 22, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) adopted a final rule implementing the conflict minerals provision of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act).[1]  The final rule and its adopting release clarify several issues raised by the SEC’s proposed rule, published in the Federal Register on December 23, 2010.  Significantly, the final rule differs from the proposed rule in one key