Selling Cyber Insurance to Professional Services Firms
Rod Beckstrom Discusses Cyber Security and Metasploit
Look At Business Strategy Before the Bribe
Corruption Risk in the Defense Sector
Why You Should Have a White Collar Litigator on Speed Dial
Big Data: A Good Return on Investment for Your Business?
A Front-Line Interview on "the Currency of Impact" with Author Dorie Clark
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 198-Leona Lewis on her new podcast, the Masters of Disaster
Cyber Caremark: Protecting Your Board from Shareholder Derivative Litigation After a Data Loss Event
Why We Say Yes to Corruption
What will happen at my mediation?
How Ethical Behaviors Can "All Go So Wrong."
Information-sharing legislation is coming: Senator Chambliss shares 4 top points for companies
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 190-Interview with Vivian Carpenter, author of The Fifth Letter
Front Line Interview Episode 1. Alison Taylor: Organizations, Compliance & Corruption
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 189-Compliance Evangelist
The Social Engineering Cyber Exposure
Taking A Proactive Approach to Cyber Security
An FCPA Journey to the Darkside & Steps to Protect Your Organization
What is a hostile work environment?
AMO Pharma Limited has announced it has secured $25 million in private equity financing.
AMO Pharma, with offices in Philadelphia and London, is a privately held biopharmaceutical company focusing on debilitating...more
Non-Enforcement Cybersecurity Is At the Top of SEC Examination Concerns In a recent SEC “risk alert” for registered broker-dealers and investment advisers, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE)...more
On September 22, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced its first cybersecurity-related enforcement action against an investment adviser for failure to protect customer records and information. According...more
“Crowdfunding”: In broad terms, it’s a decade-old means to an end for those with bright ideas and dim financials who hope to bring an inspired cause to market. As established as the practice is, with the more recent explosion...more
Nearly every founder or executive considers selling their company at one point or another. Before embarking on the complex process, it is crucial for the company leaders – especially within the ever-evolving tech community –...more
The Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (the OCIE) has just published a new Risk Alert on cyber risks and precautions identifying specific areas it will be focusing on during the second round of examinations of...more
On September 15, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) issued a risk alert release announcing that the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) will be conducting a new Cybersecurity...more
Registered broker-dealers and investment advisers received a stern warning to strengthen their cybersecurity programs or face further regulatory scrutiny. On September 15, 2015, the SEC announced a plan to sharpen its focus...more
A company’s board of directors has an important oversight role in protecting its company’s assets and its shareholders’ interests in an environment of increasing cyber threats. Former criminal Assistant U.S. Attorneys and...more
Intellia, based in Cambridge, Mass., is gene editing company focused on the development of curative medicines utilizing a developed biological tool known as the CRISPR/Cas9 system....more
Halftime 2015: On Pace to Match 2014?
Venture capital activity for 2014 was a hard act to follow. But 2015 has not disappointed so far, with fundraising and investment continuing at an historic pace. A total of $20...more
We analyzed the terms of 166 venture financings closed in the second quarter of 2015 by companies headquartered in Silicon Valley.
- Overview of Fenwick & West Results
- Valuation results continued...more
Survey Introduction and Background -
This report has been developed as a resource for our clients and friends interested in understanding recent IPO activity of technology and life sciences companies. This information...more
After a slow start to initial public offerings in the first quarter of 2015, overall IPO activity began to pick up in the second quarter. However, concerns about turmoil in Greece, market declines in China and questions about...more
The talk of the financial press and venture community during the first half of 2015 has been of private IPOs and unicorns. And for good reason. According to CB Insights, there are more than 588 investor-backed tech companies...more
At 11:32 a.m. on July 8, 2015, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) announced that NYSE/NYSE MKT had temporarily suspended trading in all symbols. While the suspension appears to have had little impact on overall trading...more
In Theratechnologies inc. v. 12185 Canada inc., the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that requirements that plaintiffs demonstrate that their claims have been brought in good faith and have a reasonable chance of succeeding...more
San Antonio, Texas based medical device company Acelity LP Inc. is reported to be considering an initial public offering that could raise up to $1 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Acelity has reportedly...more
Crowd Funding ImageThis is the second in a 3-part series about the use of crowdfunding in health and biotech start-ups. We started with the story of a tech start-up which set records for funding through a Kickstarter...more
As we reported in January 2015, 2014 was a banner year for venture capital on all fronts, from fundraising, to investment and exits – save, however, for the small drop in the number of deals versus the largest aggregate...more
With data breaches affecting companies across virtually every industry, cyber security has remained front page news. Lawsuits brought by aggrieved consumers and financial institutions against companies that have suffered data...more
On April 28, 2015, the SEC's Division of Investment Management released a Guidance Update providing cybersecurity guidance for investment companies and investment advisors (firms). The SEC has prioritized cybersecurity as a...more
Earlier this month, fitness-tracking company Fitbit, Inc. filed a Form S-1 Registration Statement for an IPO of up to $100 million that exhaustively disclosed potential cybersecurity risks with respect to the personal data...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") is becoming increasingly concerned with cybersecurity risks to which investment advisers may be exposed. Consequently, it has recently issued guidance ("Guidance") as to actions...more
Two Traders Subject of CME Summary Suspension for Alleged Spoofing Sued by CFTC Too -
Last week, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission commenced a lawsuit in federal court in New York against Heet Khara and Nasim...more
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