Steven S. Kaufhold

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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TARP And The Stimulus - Keeping Them Honest

Editor: Because the Akin Gump seminars (co-sponsored by Ernst & Young and this newspaper) in Dallas (June 9) and San Francisco (June 11) were both so successful, we thought it would be of interest to our readers and Internet viewers to capture their flavor by asking three of the Akin Gump...

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Court Reforms Needed - Yet California Facing Budget Reductions

Editor's Note: Many general counsel and their CEOs are not aware of the total costs of litigation because typically defense costs are expensed annually by the legal department while liability costs are expensed by the business unit at the time a payment is made to the plaintiff. Based on...

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Compliance Readiness Essentials - Program, Investigation And Defense

Participating in this Roundtable are: Focusing on compliance programs is Jack Holleran, who is a leader in Ernst & Young's Corporate Compliance Advisory Services practice. He advises clients on identifying and prioritizing compliance risks, implementing and enhancing compliance programs,...

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Uncertain About Subprime And CDO Exposures - An Internal Investigation May Be In Order

Editor: Please discuss your experience with internal investigations and related civil litigation. Kaufhold: The focus of my practice is securities litigation and investigations. Approximately half of the securities cases that I've handled have involved some form of internal investigation,...

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Option Grant Backdating: What Boards, In-House Counsel And Executives Need To Know About The Issue

Policies and practices regarding the granting of stock options have never been subject to greater scrutiny. Scores of public companies are now subject to investigations by prosecutors and regulators, and plaintiffs' class action attorneys are not far behind, making derivative demands on boards and...

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