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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

FINRA Announces Updates to Private Placement Filer Form

On April 21, 2017, FINRA announced updates to the Private Placement Filer Form (“Filer Form”) that FINRA members complete when submitting private placement filings under FINRA Rules 5122 (Private Placements of Securities Issued…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

SEC Issues New C&DI on Intrastate Offerings under New Rule 147A

On April 19, 2017, the staff of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance issued a new compliance and disclosure interpretation (“C&DI”) addressing intrastate offerings pursuant to new Securities Act Rule 147A. The C&DI…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

NYSE Issues Proposed Rule Allowing Listing Without an IPO

On March 13, 2017, the NYSE issued a proposed rule to modify the provisions regarding the qualification of companies listing on the NYSE to allow for a listing without an IPO. Section 102.01B of the NYSE Listed Company Manual…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Committee Recommendations for U.S. Public Equity Markets

The Committee on Capital Markets Regulation released a report setting forth certain recommendations that are intended to revive the public equity markets. The report cites certain statistics regarding equity capital markets…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

PCAOB White Paper on Emerging Growth Companies

In March 2017, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, or PCAOB, released a white paper detailing certain characteristics and trends of emerging growth companies, or EGCs, based on its review of available data through…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking

Food for Thought, part 1

In researching and updating our treatise, Exempt and Hybrid Securities Laws, we regularly review recent literature regarding capital markets developments. The principal underlying thesis of the treatise has been that exempt and…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Fintech Financings Trends

The fast growing fintech industry continues to command the attention of investors across the globe. A recent CB Insights report summarized the global financing trends for fintech companies in 2016. There were 836 venture…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

SEC Provides Relief from Enforcement Actions Regarding Certain Portions of the Conflict Minerals Rule

On April 3, 2017, the District Court for the District of Columbia (the “District Court”) entered a final judgment (the “Final Judgment”) in the case of National Association of Manufacturers, et al., v. SEC. The Final Judgment…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Securities Law

FINRA Proposes Changes to Rules Affecting Offerings

On April 12, 2017, FINRA issued three Regulatory Notices requesting comments on proposed changes to various rules relating to financing transactions. Regulatory Notice 17-14 requests comment on all of FINRA’s existing rules,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions

SEC Government-Business Forum Report

The final report from the forum held in November 2016 was recently published. The recommendations of the forum often provide the Securities and Exchange Commission with insights regarding measures that could promote capital…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Traffic Monsoon Limits the Bounds of Morrison

On March 28, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the District of Salt Lake City granted the SEC’s request for a preliminary injunction in SEC v. Traffic Monsoon, LLC. The SEC’s complaint was brought in connection with Traffic…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

SEC Chief Accountant’s Remarks on Enhancing Audit Committee Effectiveness and Advancing Effective ICFR

In a pair of recent speeches, SEC Chief Accountant Wesley R. Bricker emphasized the importance of reinforcing and advancing credible financial reporting through effective audit committees and effective internal control over…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

SEC Staff Guidance on Regulation A Offerings

On March 31, 2017, the SEC Staff published five Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations (C&DIs) relating to Regulation A…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

JOBS Act Related Technical Amendments

The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted technical amendments to conform several rules and forms to amendments made to the Securities Act of 1933 (“Securities Act”) and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

Momentum Builds in the U.S. IPO Market

Renaissance Capital reported a strong start to the year in its U.S. IPO Market 1Q 2017 Quarterly Review. The first quarter of 2017 saw 25 IPOs, which raised $9.9 billion, a jump from 1Q 2016’s 8 IPOs raising less than $1…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking
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