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Perspectives - January 2014

In This Issue: - Considerations in the Cloud: Managing the Risks - United States V. Sperry: A Revived Threat to Owners, Directors, Managers and Directors of Distressed Organizations - Board Membership &...more

Data Center Networks – Interview with Jeff Moerdler, Member, Mintz Levin [Video]

Attorney Jeff Moerdler, head of Mintz Levin's Real Estate and Communications practices in New York, talks about the factors businesses need to consider when selecting a data network facility. ...more

Legal Resource Guide for Startup Entrepreneurs

In this Guide: - Guide to Starting a Corporation - Venture Capital for High Technology Companies - Angel/Seed Financing Survey – 2012: Internet/Digital Media and Software Industries - Trends in...more

Structuring Compensation Programs – Interview with David Lagasse, Member, Mintz Levin [Video]

Attorney David Lagasse, Member of Mintz Levin's Employment, Labor & Benefits Practice, talks about potential pitfalls that start-ups should be aware of when designing their compensation programs....more

Earn-Out Arrangements – Interview with David Lagasse, Member, Mintz Levin [Video]

Attorney David Lagasse, Member of Mintz Levin's Employment, Labor & Benefits Practice, talks about the use of an earn-out arrangement as a way to resolve disagreements between buyers and sellers regarding the value of a...more

Export Control Compliance Sharing Sensitive Technologies Between International Affiliates General Concepts and Transfer Patterns

In the normal course of operations between U.S. and foreign affiliates, inter-company communications and data conveyances are frequent and occur both intentionally and inadvertently. The U.S.-foreign affiliation can be in the...more

Emergency Powers And Emergency Bylaws Bill Enacted

Now Corporations Can Be Like the Boy Scouts - Thanks to the efforts of the Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the California State Bar, the legislature last week enacted and the Governor has signed...more

NFL Doctor’s Role in Concussion Lawsuit May Prompt More to Join Litigation

NFL Doctor’s Role in Concussion Lawsuit May Prompt More to Join Litigation by Anthony Caruso on August 21, 2013 NFL doctor, Elliot Pellman, has served players for several years and made critical decisions about whether...more

Corporate Venture Capital - Big Second Quarter

CB Insights has published summary data regarding Q2 2013 corporate venture capital investing, showing CVC investment in 126 deals with total funding of US$1.7 billion. ...more

Accounting for Sustainability

A number of U.S. states have created new corporate forms that let companies focus on sustainability and other social goals, as well as shareholder value. Now, we are seeing the “logical next step” in corporate sustainability,...more

Get That Grant

The Small Business Administration has made it easier for small businesses that receive venture funding to participate in a $2-billion-a-year federal grant program to promote innovation....more

€ 2.5 million guarantee for start-ups and incubators

Start-ups and incubators will be entitled to gain a guarantee from a State run fund in order to obtain loans up to € 2,500,000 as part of initiatives taken by the Italian Government to foster innovation in Italy....more

Corporate governance also means protecting your technology and information

Not a day passes without news of a data breach or cyber-attack on a company’s operations or a nation’s critical information infrastructure. Indeed, data security and operational risk are the top two concerns of public company...more

Flaming Worms, Stuxnets et autres Cyber Menaces – La Réponse de l’Union Européenne

Les médias n’ont de cesse de se faire l’écho d’attaques de botnet à l’assaut de Spamhaus, de flaming worms voleurs d’informations stratégiques au Moyen-Orient ou des dommages causés par Stuxnet, l’arme fatale capable de...more

IRS Office of Chief Counsel Treated Collaboration Arrangement as Partnership

In a newly released Chief Counsel Advice, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Office of Chief Counsel treated a collaboration arrangement relating to the development and commercialization of a drug as a deemed partnership for...more

The Entrepreneurs Report Q1 2013

In this issue: - From the WSGR Database: Financing Trends for Q1 2013 - Valuations by Industry Segment - Convertible Notes vs. Priced Equity in Seed Round Financings: An Illustration of Capitalization...more

Free e-Book of Legal Audit: Internet & Cyber Laws for Website | Checklist: Do’s & Don’ts while doing Web (Internet) Based Business

Introduction With the ever changing advent of Internet law, it is very crucial to ensure the legal compliance of a website and get it audited from an internet lawyer. Various components of a website, including, Terms and...more

Cloud Storage Providers Storing Protected Health Information May Be Obligated to Comply with HIPAA Regulations

A recently issued government rule may unknowingly create significant liability and legal risk for many technology enterprises. The expanded definition of "business associates" and related interpretations by the Department of...more

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update: Flaming Worms, Stuxnets and Other Cyber Threats — The European Union’s Response

The media is replete with reports of a botnet onslaught paralyzing Spamhaus, flaming worms usurping strategic information in the Middle East and a stuxnet super weapon wreaking physical damage to Iran’s nuclear reactors....more

Seed Financing Survey 2012 Internet/Digital Media and Software Industries

In early 2011 we published our first Seed Financing Survey (for 2010) in recognition of the growing importance of seed financing to entrepreneurs and the venture capital environment, especially in the internet/digital media...more

Physician Payment Sunshine Act Final Rule Released

In This Issue: - Interpretation and Clarification of Key Definitions ..Applicable Manufacturers ..Applicable GPOs ..Covered Drug, Device, Biological or Medical Supply ..Covered Recipients ...more

SBA Rules: Investment Funds Can Now Be Majority Owners of SBIR Companies

The Small Business Administration (SBA) recently amended the rules relating to its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program. The new SBA rules implement the...more

IP Law Issues Impacting New York and New Jersey Businesses in 2013

For New York and New Jersey businesses, 2013 is slated to be a big year for intellectual property law. In addition to the further implementation of the America Invents Act, several important copyright, trademark, and patent...more

Marks of Excellence – the Lakers 33 Game Winning Streak and FCPA Compliance Tools

Sorry Bill Simmons, but today we celebrate one of the great modern day records of any American sports franchise. On this day 41 years ago, the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Los Angeles Lakers to end the Lakers 33 game winning...more

Data Privacy And Security Risks

If there is one issue which causes sleepless nights for business executives, it has to be data privacy and security. While the laws are still being updated and drafted for new technologies and new threats, businesses need to...more

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