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Need for Speed: The FAST Act Impacts Securities Laws

On December 4, 2015, President Obama signed a five-year transportation bill, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation, or FAST Act. While the 490-page act, which received broad bi-partisan support, is designed to free up...more

Blog: PCAOB Adopts Rule Requiring Audit Engagement Partners To Be Named On New Form AP

At an open meeting this morning, the PCAOB voted to adopt new rules requiring audit firms to disclose, on new PCAOB Form AP — Auditor Reporting of Certain Audit Participants, the name of the audit engagement partner. The...more

Blog: Provisions To Modify The JOBS Act And Otherwise Benefit Smaller Companies Survive Conference And Will Soon Be Up For Vote

As discussed in this PubCo post, HR 22, now called the “FAST Act” – it was the “DRIVE Act” and before that the “Hire More Heroes Act” – is not just about transportation and highways (as important as that may be). Buried in...more

European Community Trademark registration for patterns and three-dimensional marks requires Acquired Distinctiveness in Each...

Owners of pattern and three-dimensional marks should take note of the substantial burden of proving acquired distinctiveness of their marks through use throughout the European Union. On April 21, 2015, Louis Vuitton’s...more

Blog: Will We See Any Big Changes Resulting From The SEC’s Disclosure Effectiveness Project?

Let’s just say that no one at the meeting of the SEC’s Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies yesterday morning had anything nice to say about the SEC’s current disclosure regime, no matter where they sat –as a...more

Getting the Measure of EGC Corporate Governance Practices: A survey and related resources

Corporate governance has changed dramatically in the nearly 13 years since passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and in the nearly five years since enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection...more

Tick Size

The Small Cap Liquidity Reform Act (H.R. 3448) is scheduled for a vote on February 11th. The bill (which was approved by the House Financial Services Committee in 2013) would implement a pilot program during which EGCs would...more

Private Funds In Focus - Summer 2013

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act became law just over one year ago. The JOBS Act seeks to encourage capital formation and reduce burdensome regulations on smaller issuers of securities. Since its enactment on...more

The JOBS Act: What We Learned in the First Nine Months

Nine months have passed since the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the JOBS Act), a package of legislative measures intended to ease regulatory burdens on smaller companies and facilitate public and private capital...more

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