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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

Private Company Liquidity Programs

Nasdaq Private Market reports increased activity in private company liquidity programs. Companies that are choosing to stay private longer are using structured and controlled liquidity as a recruitment and retention tool,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Next SEC Advisory Committee Meeting Scheduled

The SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. ET…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

Confidentially Speaking, This Could be a Big Deal: The Commission’s Approach to Confidential Submissions

Even amidst all the other news crowding the headlines these days, it would be hard to miss the many stories discussing the U.S. initial public offering (“IPO”) market. By now, the trends are well-reported. Many promising U.S…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Access to Capital and Liquidity

The SEC’s Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA) recently produced a Report to Congress regarding the impacts of the Dodd-Frank Act on access to capital for consumers, investors, and businesses, and market liquidity. …more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

It’s Back: NYSE Amends Proposal Allowing Listing Without IPO

On July 31, 2017, the NYSE amended its proposal, originally issued on March 13, 2017 and then withdrawn on July 19, 2017, to modify its listing qualifications to facilitate direct offerings. Section 102.01B of the NYSE Listed…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Congresswoman Waters Introduces Bad Actor Disqualification Act

On July 27, 2017, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, introduced the Bad Actor Disqualification Act of 2017. This draft legislation directs the SEC to implement more…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

S&P Announces Methodology Change for Multi-Class Shares

On July 31, 2017, S&P Dow Jones Indices (“S&P”) issued a press release announcing a methodology change for multi-class shares following its consultation published on April 3, 2017. The S&P Composite 1500 and its component…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

Global and U.S. Financing Trends in Fintech

Global fintech venture capital-backed financings are on course to hit record highs, according to a recent research briefing by CB Insights. For the first half of 2017, there have been 496 VC-backed financings that raised over…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

SEC Chair Speaks at the Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness

On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton spoke at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC). During the panel, Chairman Clayton discussed the Commission’s priorities on a variety…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Securities Law

Improving Access to Capital Act Moves Forward in the House

The House Financial Services Committee met on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 and approved four bipartisan bills. Among them, H.R. 2864, the Improving Access to Capital Act, was approved by the Committee by a vote of 59-0…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Mid-Year IPO Trends - July 2017

Practical Law Company recently reviewed trends in the U.S. IPO market for the first half of 2017. In the first five months of 2017, 46 IPO issuers identified themselves as emerging growth companies (EGCs). Under the JOBS Act,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Trump to Nominate SEC Commissioner

On July 18, 2017, President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Ms. Hester Maria Peirce as a Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission for the remainder of a five-year term expiring June 5, 2020…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Securities Law

Congressional Hearing: The Cost of Going Public

On July 18, 2017, the House Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities and Investments held a hearing and heard testimony regarding the regulatory burdens facing public companies in the United States that may result in…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Commissioner Stein Speech

Securities and Exchange Commissioner Stein, speaking on the same day as Chair Clayton, in a speech that addressed principally market structure issues also made a number of observations on the current state of the markets…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

SEC Chair Addresses Capital Formation

In a speech earlier today, July 12, 2017, Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Clayton discussed the Commission’s guiding principles. In his comments relating to disclosure requirements, Chair Clayton noted that “the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law
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