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San Francisco, CA 94111-5800, United States
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800+ Attorneys

Blog: Biotech Files Rulemaking Petition For Pilot Program Mandating Public Disclosure Of Short-Sale Positions

A rulemaking petition has been submitted to the SEC by a biopharmaceutical company that is “developing and marketing regenerative and therapeutic biologics.” The petition requests that the SEC promulgate rules to establish a…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

Blog: OIG Releases November Work Plan Items; Focus on Opioid Prescribing and Telemedicine

As we announced earlier this year, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) is updating its Work Plan monthly rather than its previous twice-yearly publications. The November updates include 4 new Work Plan items: - 1. Opioids…more
 /  Health

Blog: Amendments To The Federal Rules Of Bankruptcy Procedure Take Effect December 1, 2017

Just about every year amendments are made to the rules that govern how bankruptcy cases are managed — the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure. The amendments address issues identified by an Advisory Committee made up of…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Blog: Corp Fin Senior Special Counsel discusses new SLB on shareholder proposals

On a webcast today, “Shareholder Proposals: Corp Fin Speaks,” presented by TheCorporateCounsel.net, Matt McNair, Senior Special Counsel in Corp Fin’s Office of Chief Counsel, provided some “soft” guidance regarding the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Blog: Q3 2017 Quarterly VC Update: Lauren Loktev on the State of Venture Capital Investing

In conjunction with our Q3 Venture Financing Report, I sat down with Lauren Loktev from Collaborative Fund to get her take on the current state of venture capital investing…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking

Alert: Updates to ISS Governance QualityScore and Special Data Verification Period Opening November 13, 2017

What is QualityScore? Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) rates corporate governance quality and risk for companies in 30 markets, including constituents of the U.S. Russell 3000, through a product called “QualityScore”…more
 /  Business Organizations

Alert: When Will Video Game Software Need to Meet FCC Accessibility Requirements?

Since 2010, equipment and technology that allow consumers to communicate with each other using "advanced communications services" (ACS) has been required to provide access for consumers with disabilities. For video games, this…more
 /  Civil Rights, Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Alert: Comprehensive Tax Reform: The House and Senate Proposals at a Glance

On November 9, 2017, the Joint Committee on Taxation (the "JCT") released a summary of the Senate's proposal (in the form of a description of the Chairman's Mark of the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act," referred to in this alert as the…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Taxation

Blog: Highlights of the 2017 PLI Securities Regulation Institute

Summarized below are some of the highlights of the 2017 PLI Securities Regulation Institute panel discussions with the SEC staff (Michele Anderson, Wesley Bricker, Karen Garnett, William Hinman, Mark Kronforst, Shelley Parratt,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

Blog: High Court Confirms Position On Qualifications Of Arbitrators

In Tonicstar Limited v Allianz Insurance PLC & Ors [2017] EWHC 2753 (Comm) Mr Justice Teare confirmed that where an arbitration clause specifies that the arbitrators should have “experience of insurance or reinsurance”, it will…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Blog: Corp Fin Posts New CDI Regarding Safeguards For Electronic Delivery Of Information Under Rule 701

Yesterday, Corp Fin posted a new CDI 271.25 regarding permissible safeguards for protection of Rule 701(e) disclosures that are furnished electronically. You may recall that Rule 701—which provides an exemption from registration…more
 /  Securities Law

Blog: The end of Section 162(m)?

In case you missed it, according to this article in Bloomberg BNA, the new tax proposal would eliminate tax benefits under IRC Section 162(m), which allows companies to deduct executive compensation over $1 million (in addition…more
 /  Business Organizations, Taxation

Blog: ’Tis the season: Corp Fin issues new SLB regarding shareholder proposals

Just in time for the beginning of proxy and shareholder proposal season, Corp Fin has posted Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14I, Shareholder Proposals…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

Blog: NASDAQ—Oops, I Mean Nasdaq—Acknowledges Reality

Last week, Nasdaq filed with the SEC a proposed rule change that finally recognized the reality that compliance with the “all-caps” presentation of “NASDAQ,” as in “The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC,” has been inconsistent at best and…more
 /  Securities Law

Blog: Does an unfavorable say-on-pay vote mean what it says?

Not really, according to this study by academics from the University of Pennsylvania Law, Rutgers Business and Berkeley Law Schools to be published in the Harvard Business Law Review. Say on pay was initiated under a Dodd-Frank…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law
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