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Firm Profile: Morrison & Foerster LLP
2000 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 6000
Washington, D.C. 20006-1888, United States
Phone: (202) 887-1500
Fax: (202) 887-0763
Areas of Practice
  • Finance & Banking
  • Securities Law
Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • Colorado
  • D.C.
  • New York
  • Virginia
Other Countries
  • Belgium
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys
1,000+ Attorneys

Frequently asked questions about at-the-market offerings

What is an "at-the-market" offering? - An "at-the-market" offering is an offering of securities into an existing trading market for outstanding shares of the same class at other than a fixed price on, or though the facilities…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

More on the U.S. IPO Market

As previously reported, the U.S. markets have experienced a 35% year-over-year increase in volume, with 111 IPOs completed in the first nine months of 2017, raising $26.5 billion. A recent PwC report noted that the pharma and…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking

Bipartisan Congressional Legislation Introduced Aimed at Increasing IPO Activity

On October 2, 2017, Congressmen Ted Budd (R-NC) and Gregory Meeks (D-NY) introduced a bipartisan bill, H.R. 3903, in the U.S. House of Representatives...…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Securities Law

SEC Chief Accountant Gives Remarks on Initial Coin Offerings

On September 11, 2017, SEC Chief Accountant Wesley Bricker gave a speech at the AICPA National Conference on Banks & Savings Institutions titled “Advancing High-Quality Financial Reporting in Our Financial and Capital Markets.” …more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

A Busy Quarter for IPOs

EY’s recently published Global IPO trends: Q3 2017 reports that 2017 is on course for the busiest IPO year in 10 years–largely due to the level of activity outside the United States. According to the report, 1,156 IPOs have been…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

SEC Chair Clayton’s Testimony

Earlier in the week, SEC Chair Clayton provided testimony in Congress regarding the Commission’s agenda. In his testimony, Chair Clayton noted that the Commission remains focused on regulatory initiatives required by the FAST…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Practice Pointers on Pre-funded Warrants

What Are Pre-funded Warrants? - Pre-funded warrants are a type of warrant that allows its holder to purchase a specified number of a company’s securities at a nominal exercise price. The nominal exercise price is typically…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

SEC Issues Revised C&DIs Reflecting Updates for Prior Amendments to Rules 147 and 504, the Repeal of Rule 505 and Clean-up Changes

On September 20, 2017, the staff of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance issued revised compliance and disclosure interpretations (“C&DIs”) for purposes reflecting updates for prior amendments to Securities Act Rules 147…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Investor Advisory Committee Meeting

The SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee announced its next meeting on October 12, beginning at 9.30 am. The agenda for the meeting includes remarks from Commissioners; a discussion regarding blockchain and other distributed…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Capital Formation Bills Advance in the Senate

Last week, the Senate passed three bipartisan bills that promote access to capital for small businesses and startups. The Senate bills, the House corollaries of which originally passed on March 9, 2017, include the following..…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Venture Capital Valuations

In a recent paper, “Squaring Venture Capital Valuations with Reality,” authors Will Gornall and Ilya A. Stebulaev review and consider valuations for a sample of unicorns. The valuations are on average 49% above fair value…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

SEC Issues New C&DIs on Regulation A

On September 14, 2017, the staff of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance (the “Staff”) issued three new compliance and disclosure interpretations (“C&DIs”) addressing Regulation A offerings with a concurrent Exchange Act…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

A Conversation with the Division Director

At the September 15, 2017 meeting of the American Bar Association, the Director of the Division of the SEC’s Corporation Finance provided some comments regarding the Division’s work and priorities. Mr. Hinman reiterated the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

SEC Advisory Committee Meeting on Small and Emerging Companies

On September 13, 2017, the SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies held an open meeting to discuss the Sarbanes-Oxley (“SOX”) auditor attestation requirement, the final report that will be issued prior to the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Congress Passes H.R. 2864 (Improving Access to Capital Act), Expanding Scope of Regulation A to Cover Reporting Companies

On September 5, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 2864 (Improving Access to Capital Act) by a vote of 403-3. The bill, which was sponsored by Rep. Krysten Sinema and previously amended by the Committee on…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law
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