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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

SEC Updates Financial Reporting Manual (Again)

On December 1, 2017, the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance updated its Financial Reporting Manual for the following changes..…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

SEC Chief Accountant at the 2017 ICPA Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments

On December 4, 2017, the SEC’s Chief Accountant, Wesley Bricker spoke at the 2017 AICPA Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments. Highlights of Mr. Bricker’s comments include the following: ..Ongoing Priorities…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Food for Thought, part 6

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

Rule 506(c) – Verifying Investor Status

NASDAQ Private Markets and Morrison & Foerster recently described the process for verifying the status of investors when a company chooses to use general solicitation to conduct a Rule 506(c) offering…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Capital Formation Bills Pass House Financial Services Committee

On November 15, the House Financial Services Committee approved 23 bills, which included various bills that facilitate capital formation and reduce certain regulatory requirements.? Chairman of the Committee, Jeb Hensarling,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

“Don’t Be Afraid to Ask.” SEC Staff Ready to Respond to Rule 3-13 Waiver Requests from Registrants

At the PLI Securities Regulation Institute, Mark Kronforst, the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance (“Corp Fin”) Chief Accountant, reminded registrants that the SEC is willing to consider and process Rule 3-13 waiver requests…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

The Short Field Guide to IPOs - November 2017

THE EMERGING GROWTH COMPANY - The JOBS Act created a new class of issuer: the emerging growth company (EGC). An EGC is defined as an issuer with total annual gross revenue of less than $1.07 billion (originally $1 billion,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Many Paths for IPO Submissions

The following chart highlights the alternatives for EGCs and non-EGCs and now the three paths for FPIs pursuing IPOs…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Continued Discussion on the Treatment of Companies with Multi-Class Shares by Major Index Providers

During the recent PLI Seminar on Securities Regulation that took place in New York City on November 8-10, 2017, panelists briefly discussed the recent decisions by major index providers to change their index eligibility rules…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

SEC Chief Accountant Gives Speech on Effective Financial Reporting in a Period of Change

On November 14, 2017, SEC Chief Accountant Wesley R. Bricker gave remarks before the Financial Executives International 36th Annual Current Financial Reporting Issues Conference: Effective Financial Reporting in a Period of…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

SEC Comment Letter Trends

This month, Deloitte & Touche LLP released its annual study on the Securities and Exchange’s (“SEC”) recent comment letters. The 2017 study notes a decline in the overall number of SEC reviews with comment letters and in the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Upcoming SEC Investor Advisory Committee Meeting

The SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee announced its next meeting on December 7, 2017, beginning at 9.30 am. The agenda for the meeting includes a discussion of a recommendation of the Investor as Purchaser Subcommittee…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Micro Offering Safe Harbor Act Passes House

On November 9, 2017, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2201, the Micro Offering Safe Harbor Act, by a vote of 232-188. The bill proposes to amend the Securities Act of 1933 to exempt certain micro offerings from state…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Food for Thought, part 5

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

SEC Chair’s Remarks at PLI’s 49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation

On November 8, 2017, to mark the opening of the Practising Law Institute’s 49th Annual Institute, SEC Chair Clayton gave a keynote address focused on governance and transparency, which was a surprising direction since the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law
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