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Are Political Intelligence Practice Groups Too Risky?
Greenberger: Derivatives Legislation Would Seriously Weaken Dodd-Frank
Bill on Bankruptcy: Lehman Test Case on Judicial Nullification
S&C's Cohen: Brown-Vitter Punishes Banks For Being Big
Cohen: Cyprus Is Not A Template For Future Restructurings
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
Bill on Bankruptcy: Kodak Plan Bumps the Debt, Craters Stock
STOCK Act Loses Much of Its Teeth, but Members of Congress Aim to Change That
Lessons Learned from the Parker Drilling DPA and Ralph Lauren NPA
Bill on Bankruptcy: Lawyers Easily Make Simple Words Complicated
Raj Mahajan, Allston Trading CEO, Talks HFT and the Business of Prop Trading
Lessons Learned from the BizJet Executives FCPA Enforcement Actions
Konczal: Dodd-Frank Reforms Get Roughed Up in Court
Bill on Bankruptcy: ResCap Report, a Bargain at $83 Million
Sullivan & Cromwell's M&A Hotline is Ringing
Bill on Bankruptcy: Stockton May Win the Battle, Lose the War
NFA Chairman Chris Hehmeyer Talks Bankruptcy Reform
An Update on SEF, IDB and Swap Regulation from Chris Ferreri of ICAP
Jaffe Sees 'A Lot' of IPOs in 2013 'Pipeline'
Bill on Bankruptcy: Why is Kodak's Stock Soaring?
Last week in Washington, D.C., this author had the opportunity to sit in on a panel discussion by the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance (“CorpFin”) discussing, among other things, recent developments in cybersecurity...more
It seems that some of the nation’s largest public company banks must be avid readers of this blog and have taken to heart our 2013 prediction that the SEC would require greater disclosure related to data security risks and...more
Cybersecurity may be the SEC’s newest area for enforcement actions. While the SEC first released Disclosure Guidance concerning cybersecurity in 2011, the recent media attention surrounding significant cybersecurity breaches...more
This promises to be an eventful year in securities and corporate governance litigation. A number of looming developments have the potential to change the landscape for many years to come. This is the first of two posts – or...more
Background- We analyzed the terms of venture financings for 116 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the fourth quarter of 2012....more
Assuring cybersecurity has become a necessity for businesses across all industries. Cybercrime — with over $1 trillion in annual profits — is now the most lucrative illegal global business. Any business with computers and...more
Amid shareholder demands for greater engagement, Internet-based annual meetings may enhance accessibility and save costs. Registered participants can follow presentations, ask questions, and exercise real-time voting. ...more
The SEC recently informed service providers in the proxy distribution industry of a new interpretive position regarding the use of voting buttons. According to the new SEC staff position, service providers must present...more
As one calendar year ends and the next begins, it is natural to look back to take an inventory of lessons learned and to look forward in an attempt to implement such lessons. The year 2012 certainly had its fair share of...more
What you need to know:
The Martoma insider trading case is the latest in, and largest of, a string of actions brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission related to the alleged misuse of confidential clinical trial...more
The recent victory on October 16, 2012, by a dissident slate of candidates for the board of directors of Mosquito Consolidated Gold Mines Limited (the Company) illustrates the potentially significant consequences that the...more
Background—We analyzed the terms of venture financings for 117 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the third quarter of 2012.
Overview of Fenwick & West Results -
In This Issue:
- Activity Level of New England Seed Transactions
- Activity Level of New England Series A Transactions
- Activity Level of New England Series B/Later Round Transactions
- Size of New England Q2...more
Originally published in Law360, New York (September 19, 2012, 10:56 AM ET)
In In re Rigel Pharmaceuticals Inc. Securities Litigation (9th Cir. Sept. 6, 2012), the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit...more
In In re Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Securities Litigation, No. 10-17619, 2012 WL 3858112 (9th Cir. Sept. 6, 2012), the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that disagreements between plaintiffs and...more
In This Presentation:
Market Trends - Venture Capital; Private Equity; Initial Public Offerings; Mergers & Acquisitions; Legal Updates - Jobs Act/Capital Markets; Mergers & Acquisitions; General Corporate/Governance; Our...more
In This Issue:
Preventing Or Responding To Data Security Breaches: Is Your Information Safe?; Successor Liability – Not Your Problem, Or Is It?; and Jobs Act Opens Up New Capital Raising Alternatives for Private...more
If you thought you did not need cyber insurance before, Uncle Sam may cause you to think otherwise. On October 13, 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Division of Corporation Finance issued guidance on...more
On May 11, 2012, the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance issued instructions for submitting draft registration statements confidentially under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the "JOBS Act"). As noted in our...more
In this issue:
- NYSE’s Modified Listing Standards For EGCs; Advisory Committee Proposes Change to NYSE Proxy Distribution Fees
- FINRA Proposes Rule Change Regarding Front Running of Block Transactions
Background — We analyzed the terms of venture financings for 114 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the first quarter of 2012.
Overview of Fenwick & West Results
• Up rounds...more
Originally published by Bloomberg Finance L.P. in the Vol.6, No. 12 edition of the Bloomberg Law Reports—Securities Law.
The Facebook, Inc. (Facebook) initial public offering last month was probably the most...more
Groupon, the deal-of-the-day coupon company, went public in November 2011 at $20 a share. The stock is now trading below $13 – and the pressure will be ratcheted up in June when a lockup of employees and insiders will expire,...more
In an important ruling dismissing a comprehensive securities class action complaint against Genzyme Corporation, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts held last week that regulatory comments and...more
We analyzed the terms of venture financings for 117 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the fourth quarter of 2011.
Up rounds exceeded down rounds in 4Q11, 70% to 16%, with...more
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