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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

NASDAQ Solicits Comments on Shareholder Approval Rules

Nasdaq posted the following notice and request for comment: “Last year, Nasdaq, solicited comments on our shareholder approval rules. These rules were adopted in 1990 and have remained largely unchanged since then. The…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Investor Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda Announced

The SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee has announced the agenda for its June 22 meeting.  The committee will discuss issues relating to capital formation for smaller companies, including the decline in IPOs. The committee will…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Food for Thought, part 4

Below, a continuation of our bibliography of thought-provoking articles on issues related to right-sizing regulation, staying private versus going public, and related topics..…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Financial CHOICE Act Approved in the House

On June 8, 2017, the House passed H.R. 10, the Financial “CHOICE” Act with a vote of 233 to 186. Introduced on April 27, 2017, the Financial CHOICE Act proposes to amend the Dodd-Frank Act to repeal the Volcker Rule, eliminate…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

PCAOB Adopts New Standard for Auditor’s Reports

On June 1, 2017, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) adopted a new standard for auditor’s reports that requires a description of “critical audit matters,” for purposes of providing investors with information…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Looking Behind the Declining Number of Public Companies

Ernst & Young LLP recently published a report, which contains useful data, regarding the U.S. IPO market and the factors contributing to a decline in the number of IPOs. In particular, the study notes the contribution of…more
 /  Business Organizations, Mergers & Acquisitions

Calculating the EGC’s $1 Billion Debt Limit

Amongst other limitations, an issuer will cease to be considered an “emerging growth company” as defined in Section 2(a)(19) of the Securities Act and unable to take advantage of the accommodations for such issuers set forth in…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Family Offices May be Considered Investment Advisers for Purposes of FINRA Rule 5131

On May 9, 2017, FINRA issued an interpretive letter stating that family offices may be considered investment advisers for purposes of meeting the limited exception of FINRA Rule 5131.02(b). FINRA Rule 5131 addresses abuses in…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Food for Thought, part 3

Below, a continuation of our bibliography of thought-provoking articles on issues related to right-sizing regulation, staying private versus going public, and related topics..…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Wish Lists

Many groups have come forward in recent weeks with their lists of regulations that should be reviewed or amended, as well as their list of areas that merit close review in light of the potential burdens that may be imposed by…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Demand-Side of IPOs

Earlier this month Rick A. Fleming, Investor Advocate at the Securities and Exchange Commission, gave a speech in which he discussed the impact that shrinking public markets have on investor participation. Mr. Fleming noted…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Legislation Relating to Capital Formation

As the 115th United States Congress is currently in session, a number of bills designed to promote capital raising for companies have been introduced in both the House and the Senate. In the last two months, both the House and…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

SEC and NYU Dialogue on Securities Market Regulation: Recommended Measures for Improving the IPO Market

In the May 10, 2017 dialogue held by the SEC’s Division of Economic and Risk Analysis and New York University’s Stern School of Business, academics and industry representatives provided recommended measures for rejuvenating the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

SEC and NYU Hold Dialogue on Securities Market Regulation: Reviving the U.S. IPO Market

On May 10, 2017, the SEC’s Division of Economic and Risk Analysis and New York University’s Stern School of Business held a dialogue aimed at assessing the economic factors causing the recent downturn in initial public offerings…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

NYSE Proposes to Require Listed Companies to Provide Advance Notice of Dividend and Stock Distribution Announcements

On April 13, 2017, the NYSE issued a proposed rule change that would amend Sections 204.12, 204.21, and 202.06(B) of its NYSE Listed Company Manual to require listed companies to provide notice to the NYSE at least ten minutes…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law
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