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Top 10 Legal Mistakes For Start-Ups

1. You Haven’t Lawyered Up. OK, that may be a little dramatic, but the worst case scenario is that you have a handshake deal with your co-founders. After all, we are all buds, this won’t go wrong. Even if it never goes...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 115-Tom Fox and Matt Kelly on COSO, Bruker Corp, Dallas Airmotive and Alstom [Video]

In this episode Compliance Week editor Matt Kelly and I discuss the COSO 2013 Framework implementation and its changes from the prior Framework. We also discuss the recent Bruker Corp & Dallas Airmotive FCPA enforcement...more

Crowdfunding: Tips for the Start-Up

If you are a start-up considering the crowdfunding route, let’s talk. Here are a few tips to consider: - IP: Most crowdfunding portals require extensive disclosure of the start-up’s business plans and product...more

Sudden Impact

I was once interviewed live on Bloomberg radio at some god-awful hour in the morning, following a 30% drop in the share price of Ely Lily resulting from a negative decision in a patent case by the U.S. Court of Appeals in the...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 72-interview with Michael Rasmussen [Video]

In this episode of the FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report, I interview Michael Rasmussen, the GRC Pundit. As the man who coined the phrase 'GRC' Michael is one of the country's top GRC experts. He talks about the recent OCEG...more

Corporate & Tax E-Note - June 26, 2014

In This Issue: - SBA Ups Size Standards, Allowing 8,400 Firms to Become Small Biz - Auditors Want to Limit Reporting of 'Critical Audit Matters' - House Approves Permanent Extension of Small Business Tax...more

Real Property Investment Vehicles Have Intellectual Property Too

The terms “intellectual property” and “real estate” are rarely found in the same sentence. Real estate industry veterans generally view “property” as an asset comprised at least partly of dirt. But real estate investment...more

Silicon Valley Venture Survey - Fourth Quarter 2013

We analyzed the terms of venture financings for 124 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the fourth quarter of 2013....more

All a Twitter: Why IPOs Are Back

All a Twitter: Why IPOs Are Back by Dan Brecher on September 24, 2013 Twitter, Inc. recently announced plans for an initial public offering (IPO). The news confirmsthat companies are increasingly deciding it's a good...more

Russian Legislation Update - July 29 through September 1 2013

In This Issue: - Securities - Banking - Currency Control - Intellectual Property - Concessions - State Secrets - Privatization - Advertising - Court Practice: Company’s address of...more

CEO Succession Planning: Did Microsoft Get It Right?

CEO Succession Planning: Did Microsoft Get It Right? by Kenneth C. Oh on September 5, 2013 Steve Ballmer’s recent announcement that he was stepping down as Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Inc. made headlines across...more

NY Attorney General Wants to “Fire” Donald Trump from Education Industry

NY Attorney General Wants to “Fire” Donald Trump from Education Industry by Dan Brecher on September 3, 2013 While Donald Trump is well known for his antics on the air and in the boardroom, he may soon be spending some...more

NJ Court Rules Mediation Agreements Must Be in Writing

NJ Court Rules Mediation Agreements Must Be in Writing by Joel N. Kreizman on August 28, 2013 Going forward, parties to mediation in New Jersey must reduce their settlement agreement to writing in order for it to be...more

Company’s Direct IPOs: Should You Take the DIY Route?

Company’s Direct IPOs: Should You Take the DIY Route? by Dan Brecher on August 22, 2013 Most companies that undertake an initial public offering (IPO) partner with an investment bank to serve as an underwriter. The role...more

Terror Tactics: Report Urges Government To Use Financial, Immigration, Trade And Immigration Systems To Squeeze Theft Of IP

A new report on halting the theft of trade secrets and other intellectual property reads like a blueprint for fighting terrorism­—not surprising, given that it was co-authored by the nation’s former spy chief and a member of...more

Bill on Bankruptcy: Lehman Test Case on Judicial Nullification [Video]

May 9 (Bloomberg) -- Although Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. is out of bankruptcy a year, the case continues to make law. As Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia and Bloomberg News bankruptcy columnist Bill Rochelle discuss on their...more

China 20/20 Legal Regulatory Developments - February 2013

In This Issue: - The Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on Revising the Labor Contract Law of the People's Republic of China Released - MOFCOM Solicits for Public Comments on the...more

Maintaining Our Focus - Winter 2013

In This Issue: - Message from the Managing Partner - Amazing Clients®: ACell: Medical Miracles - The Age of Bionic Reconstruction Arrives - Rethinking Today’s “Fixed Income” Investments - Can Gray...more

The FCPA Guidance: An Exploration of ‘Corruptly’ and ‘Willfully’

Today I wanted to begin to look at the Department of Justice (DOJ) “A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act” (the “Guidance”), which was released last week and available (at no cost) here. Initially I...more

Global Innovation for Your Compliance Program

One of the areas where the best practices for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance programs is evolving is in the area a less US centric approach and incorporating the diversity across the globe. Many companies are...more

What is Your Magic Number? Creation, Implementation and Administration of a Hotline

For the Astros, it is not this season’s ignominious record of 107 losses, which they achieved yesterday with a season ending loss to the Chicago Cubs, but the magic number of 186; which is the number of days until the...more

Legal Considerations for Proprietary Traders Participating in a Lift-Out

As a result of the Volcker Rule's restrictions on the proprietary trading activities of Wall Street’s biggest banks, many traders at such proprietary trading desks are departing for better opportunities at investment...more

Business Litigation Report -- May 2012

In this Issue: *Firm Awards: Managing IP Honors Charles Verhoeven as IP Practitioner of the Year; Ivan Marisin Receives Top Ranking in Russia; and Eric Winston Named “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer” for 2012...more

Jesse Owens and Hanson Wade’s FCPA in the Supply Chain Conference

Next month, Hanson Wade is putting on a conference in Houston which may be worthy of such a record. It is the “Oil and Gas Supply Chain Compliance” conference and the list of speakers is simply stunning. It...more

Henry IV and Adequate Procedures

As a father, I have come to appreciate Shakespeare’s Henry IV more and more; particularly more than I did when I was only a son. Part of the play deals with how Henry IV got his crown, by deposing Richard II and the...more

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