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Social Media For The CEO: Lessons Learned From The Netflix/SEC Tussle And Reg FD

Yes, you can use social media to make material public disclosures. The SEC did not punish Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. The reality is, however, the SEC gave a warning to executives: we are not going to do anything this time...more

4/10/2013 - CEOs Facebook Investors Netflix Public Disclosure Reed Hastings Regulation FD SEC Social Media Training

Crowdfunding Not Quite As Open As Recent Reports May Suggest

My friends in the start-up community are excited about recent headlines suggesting the SEC has greenlighted crowdfunding. Leave it to the lawyer in the crowd to suggest they temper their excitement. As lawyers, we are used...more

4/3/2013 - Accredited Investors AngelList Broker-Dealer Crowdfunding Fundersclub.com General Solicitation SEC Startups

Crowdfunding Now And What Was Supposed To Be

Crowdfunding is legal. Sort of. Before you start soliciting for investors on Facebook, you need to know that general solicitations to sell equity to your company not listed on the stock exchange or otherwise registered is...more

2/26/2013 - Crowdfunding General Solicitation JOBS Act SEC

Legal Guidelines For CEOs On Social Media – Avoid The Netflix Issue

In July, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings posted on Facebook that viewing on his company’s site “exceeded 1 billion hours” of videos in June. The stock rose 6.2% on the day of the post. Last week, the SEC sent Netflix notice it...more

12/11/2012 - Disclosure Requirements Facebook Netflix SEC Social Media Twitter

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