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FCC Proposes New Rules On Local Wireless Siting
Data Center Networks – Interview with Jeff Moerdler, Member, Mintz Levin
What to expect from FCC Post-Governement Shutdown
Employer Social Media Policies – Interview with Mitch Danzig, Member, Member, Mintz Levin
Jason Maloni on Data Security
JOBS Act Implementation Regulations
Ernest DelBuono on Aviation
Jack Deschauer on Government Investigations
PODCAST - Inside Law - Public Policy Issues in 2013
Condo Adviser: Condominium Rules and Enforcement
Condo Adviser: What is 'FHA approved,' exactly?
Condo Owners and Dealing with Uncooperative Management Companies
Reserve Funds: Purposes and Common Mistakes
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
Social Media At Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't? PODCAST - Inside Law
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
Tips for Mobile App Privacy Compliance
Serving Legal Documents Through Social Media
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
Many aspects of the revolution in electronic communications fall into the proverb: The more things change, the more they stay the same. Electronic communications may be faster and may make it easier for multiple individuals...more
Mitch Danzig, Member of Mintz Levin's Employment, Labor & Benefits Practice, discusses the importance of having a social media policy that is structured in accordance with the recent NLRB rulings. ...more
Title II of the “Jumpstart Our Business Startups” Act (“JOBS Act”), which became law on April 5, 2012, aims to provide more flexibility for private company fundraising by eliminating the prohibition on general solicitation or...more
The U.S. regulatory probe of a Facebook posting by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is raising questions about whether the 43-word message violates a rule requiring that material information be released to all investors at the same...more
Last August, the Department of Corporations approved the acquisition of Instagram, Inc. by Facebook, Inc. following a fairness hearing. See DOC Calls It Fair. According to this Los Angeles Times story by Salvador Rodriguez,...more
In This Issue:
ACMA commences proceedings for failure to give access to the emergency call service; ACCC consultation on NBN Co Special Access Undertaking; ACCC consultation on new Telstra measures developed under the...more
As a business owner, all year you have likely been running around acting as manager, developer, business generator, marketer, human resource manager and administrative assistant. Given the numerous roles, it is often tough...more
At the recent Technicity conference in Toronto, Brad Duguid, Ontario’s Minister of Economic Development and Innovation, expressed support for introducing equity crowdfunding in Ontario. Recognizing the need to keep...more
A recent article on the Practical Law website, identified major horizon issues for General Counsel. We highlight a selected sample of these issues by subject area below:
Commercial: Green Guides
The FTC issues revised...more
In This Presentation:
- Crowdfunding background
- Important SEC Reminder
- Issuers Not Eligible to Crowdfund
- Crowdfunding vs. Other Exemptions
- Crowdfunding Requirements
- Funding Portals
On November 1, the SEC approved amendments to NASD Rule 2711 and Incorporated NYSE Rule 472 to conform to the requirements of the JOBS Act and make certain additional changes to quiet period restrictions consistent with the...more
The City of Los Angeles took another step towards granting exclusive franchises for commercial trash hauling within the City, franchises that would also cover large apartment complexes. Under a plan approved by two City...more
Background - Earlier this year, President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (commonly known as the JOBS Act) into law. As the somewhat repetitive name implies, the JOBS Act’s ultimate goal is to spur job...more
California takes citizen privacy rights seriously.
That’s the unmistakable message communicated by a recent announcement that the Office of the Attorney General of California is creating a Privacy Enforcement and...more
On August 29, 2012, the SEC issued a proposal for new Rule 506(c) under the Securities Act, which would implement the mandate of the JOBS Act to allow for the use of general solicitation and advertising in private offerings...more
Regulation D offerings are a very important part of capital formation. In recent years, annual proceeds from Regulation D private offerings have totaled almost $1 trillion, approximately equal to the proceeds from all SEC...more
This is our second post examining some of the comment letters the SEC has received in response to proposed Rule 506(c) – we reviewed the SEC’s Investment Advisory Committee recommendations here.
This post provides an...more
On October 15, the Investor Advisory Committee (IAC) established by Section 911 of the Dodd-Frank Act released its recommendations to the SEC on the proposed general solicitation rule. This is the first of several posts over...more
As a purely legal matter, corporate sustainability and social entrepreneurship require that we begin by asking the following question: Does the law of corporate governance permit social good as a primary focus and aim of...more
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently issued a decision with significant impact upon employer policies that apply to employee use of social media. [Costco Wholesale Corporation, 358 NLRB No. 106 (Sept. 7,...more
I was not the only one who was perturbed by the Investor Advisory Committee’s procedures for considering the Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposed rulemaking to lift the ban on general solicitation and Advertising in...more
The SEC has consistently issued several comments in connection with registration statements filed by “emerging growth companies” under the JOBS Act. It’s clear at least for now that the SEC will ask to see any...more
On August 29, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or the “Commission”) proposed rules to implement section 201 of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act”).1 The JOBS Act directed the SEC to...more
If you or your company -- whether public or private -- anticipate relying on private markets for capital raising, you will want to keep abreast of recently proposed rulemaking by the Securities and Exchange Commission that is...more
In Section 201(a)(1) of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, Congress ordered the Securities and Exchange Commission to amend Regulation D to permit general solicitation or general advertising in offerings made...more