Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

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650 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, California 94304-1050, United States
Phone: 650-493-9300
Fax: 650-493-6811
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  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
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  • Business Organizations
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Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

Delaware Court of Chancery Issues Important Decision on Recapitalizations and Dual-Class Structures Involving Controlling Stockholders

On December 11, 2017, the Delaware Court of Chancery issued a decision that will be important for companies looking to implement measures to extend or make changes to dual-class voting structures and for companies with…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Securities Law

Senate Passes Tax Reform Bill—Key Compensation and Benefits Provisions Stay Same as Senate Finance Bill and House Bill but Alternative Minimum Tax Retained

On December 2, 2017, the U.S. Senate passed its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the "Senate Bill"). The passage of the Senate Bill follows approval by the Senate Finance Committee on November 16, 2017, of a version of the…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Taxation

Mandatory Reporting for U.S. Entities in 2018 Regarding Foreign Direct Investment

In early 2018, the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) will issue its mandatory five-year benchmark survey to obtain data on foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. The survey, known as…more
 /  Business Organizations, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

U.S. Department of Justice Adopts New FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy to Enhance FCPA Pilot Program

When a company learns that an employee or third-party business partner may have bribed a foreign official, it is never an easy question as to whether the company should turn itself in to the U.S. government. On November 29,…more
 /  Business Organizations

Senate Finance Committee Releases Its Version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

After releasing summaries and various Chairman's marks, the Senate Finance Committee ("SFC") approved its tax reform bill, the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act," on November 16, 2017 and released the legislative text of the bill to the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Proposed Tax Reform Bills of Senate and House Now Aligned on Key Compensation and Benefits-Related Tax Provisions

This WSGR Alert provides a high-level comparison of the latest tax reform proposals from the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate as they relate to compensation and benefits matters…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law, Taxation

To Disclose or Not To Disclose: The FTC’s Dueling Concurrences over Deceptive Omissions in Lenovo

On September 5, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it and 32 state attorneys general had settled charges with Lenovo, Inc., regarding the company’s practice of pre-loading advertising software on its laptops…more
 /  Administrative Law, Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

Sears Petitions FTC to Reopen and Modify 2009 Order Concerning Online Browsing Tracking

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is seeking public comment on a petition by Sears Holding Management requesting that the FTC reopen and modify a 2009 FTC order settling charges that Sears failed to disclose adequately the…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Northern District of California Drops FTC Unfairness Claim Against D-Link Systems

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently issued a mixed ruling on D-Link Systems’ motion to dismiss in FTC v. D-Link Sys., Inc. D-Link sells routers and Internet protocol (IP) cameras that it…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

FTC Steps Up Scrutiny of Social Media Marketing

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has settled its first-ever complaint against social media influencers for deceptive endorsements. According to the FTC’s complaint, Trevor “TmarTn” Martin and Thomas “Syndicate” Cassell, two…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Business Torts

Post-Spokeo Jurisdictional Divide Continues as Northern District of California Rejects TransUnion’s Lack of Standing Argument

Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Spokeo Inc. v. Robins, holding that a plaintiff bears the burden of establishing Article III standing by alleging an injury in fact that is concrete, particularized, and…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Constitutional Law, Finance & Banking

Class Action Standing and Data Breaches: When Is There an Injury-in-Fact?

The biggest question looming over every class-action case filed in response to a data breach is: Will the plaintiffs have standing? The answer has divided courts in recent cases across the country…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Privacy

The Entrepreneurs Report - Q3 2017

From the WSGR Database: Financing Trends for Q3 2017 - The strong venture financing market of 2017 has continued in Q3. Amounts raised in Q3 2017 kept pace with the near-record highs earlier in the year. In addition, up…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Starting Up the CFPB’s No-Action Letter Program

The expanding use of mobile technologies, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things has greatly increased the amount of available consumer data. The ability to efficiently process this information has the potential to provide…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Delaware Court of Chancery Rejects "Lawyer-Driven" Section 220 Demand

On November 13, 2017, the Delaware Court of Chancery issued a short but potentially important opinion in Jack Wilkinson v. A. Schulman, Inc., an action to inspect books and records brought under Section 220 of the Delaware…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Securities Law
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