Dissecting The SEC's Problematic Conflict Mineral Rules

Law360, New York (November 13, 2012, 5:47 PM EST) -- Does this sound familiar?

The SEC recently adopted final rules relating to conflict minerals. Public companies should evaluate whether the rules apply to them, and if so, whether they are prepared to meet the deadline for compliance.

If so, it probably means that you’ve already read a zillion white papers and client alerts in an effort to stay on top of the latest U.S. Securities Exchange Commission disclosure requirement. The problem is that the rules are fraught with ambiguities that most public companies are finding problematic....
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