Reprinted with the permission of The Legal Intelligencer. 

Since its adoption in 2012, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) conflict minerals rule has generated widespread controversy and prolonged litigation. Recent developments suggest that the conflict minerals litigation will continue for some time to come. Meanwhile, as a result of disclosures over the past two years, best practices and reporting trends are emerging. Interestingly, as the rule is litigated, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), activist groups and other constituencies.. MORE >