The Delaware General Assembly recently adopted amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law (the “DGCL”), effective as of August 1, 2022.  Among other changes, the amended DGCL provides for exculpation of officers from liability for breaches of the duty of care and also expands the ability of boards to delegate authority to members of management in connection with the issuance of shares of common stock and options.  The change with the most potential for far-reaching impact is with respect to officer exculpation.  For existing corporations, a charter amendment is required to take advantage of the new officer exculpation, and it is an open question as to whether shareholders (and proxy advisory firms) will support extending exculpation to officers.

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Milbank LLP Litigation & Arbitration partners Antonia M. Apps and Adam Fee, and special counsel Matthew Laroche, who recently rejoined the firm after his tenure as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, have authored an article on modern ransomware attacks for the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, a leading online resource on corporate governance issues.
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On June 15, 2021, within hours of her Senate confirmation as a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Commissioner, 32-year-old Lina Khan was appointed by President Biden to serve as the youngest FTC Chair in history.

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