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SEC Charges Company for Allegedly Deficient ATM Disclosures

On June 25, 2024, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) charged an advanced materials company and its former executive officers with market manipulation, fraud and other securities law violations.  The charges...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Top 5 SEC Enforcement Developments for May 2024

Each month, we publish a roundup of the most important SEC enforcement developments for busy in-house lawyers and compliance professionals. This month, we examine: •The permanent suspension of an audit firm and its owner for...more

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Court of Chancery Grants Rare Motion to Dismiss Suit Governed by Entire Fairness Standard

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The electric vehicle company Canoo went public in a de-SPAC transaction in December 2020. After its stock price fell, a stockholder in the SPAC who chose not to redeem his stock sued the SPAC board and its controller for...more

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Lies and Half-Truths and Omissions, Oh My! Considering Rule 10b-5(b) after Macquarie Infrastructure Corp. v. Moab Partners L.P....

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SEC Rule 10b-5(b) makes it unlawful, in connection with the offer and sale of securities, for any person to make any untrue statement of material fact or omit to state a material fact when the omission renders any statements...more

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Dual Track Reboot: Five Key Considerations for Supercharging Your Life Science Company Exit

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There have been 44 initial public offerings (IPOs) listed on the US stock markets in 2024 thus far, many of which continue to trade at a premium to their initial offering price, demonstrating the strength and buoyancy of...more

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Client Advisory: Valuing Closely-Held Stock for Estate Tax Purposes | Connelly v. US

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The issue in Connelly v. US is whether, for estate tax purposes, the value of a closely-held corporation using corporate-owned life insurance to redeem the shares of a decedent shareholder increases the value of the company...more

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Underwater? Private Company Stock Option Repricing Basics

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In a volatile market, companies may see their stock value drop significantly. This can result in employees and other service providers holding stock options that are “underwater” or “out of the money” – in other words,...more

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Second Circuit Clarifies Limitations of Fraud on Market Theory

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In a three-ring circus — where the first is the motion to dismiss, the second is class certification, and the third is summary judgment — the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has introduced a new act in the second ring for...more

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Fourth Circuit Rejects Shareholders’ Security Fraud Claims Based on Optimistic Projections for Merged Company

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In a recent decision,  the Fourth Circuit considered a class action lawsuit brought by shareholders of a biopharma company, INC Research Holdings, Inc. (now Syneos Health Inc.). The shareholders had voted to approve a merger...more

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Securities and Derivative Litigation: Quarterly Update - November 2023

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With just one quarter remaining in 2023, securities and derivative litigation continues to develop with new standards being articulated or clarified, particularly by decisions within the Second Circuit: The Second...more

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Private Company Tender Offers

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As discussed in this Cooley Go article on secondary sale transactions of private company stock, a tender offer is one of the ways in which companies can provide liquidity to their stockholders. This article will dive a bit...more

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Generic Statements and Class Actions: the Balance Shifts Toward Defendants

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When corporate executives discuss important company news in SEC filings or on stock-analyst conference calls, they know their words will be scrutinized by listeners and the broader market. Misstatements could give rise to...more

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Second Circuit Provides Valuable Guidance on Application of the Supreme Court's Price-Impact "Mismatch" Framework

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In Short - The Situation: The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently decertified a class of stockholders who alleged that Goldman Sachs maintained an inflated share price by making...more

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Second Circuit Clarifies the Circumstances in Which Presumptions Can Be Used To Support Federal Securities Fraud Class Action...

On August 10, 2023, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit took an important step in Arkansas Teacher Retirement System v. Goldman Sachs Group toward clarifying the circumstances in which federal class action...more

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Second Circuit Decertifies Class In Long-Running Putative Class Action, Holding That Defendants Rebutted Presumption Of Reliance

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On August 10, 2023, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed the district court’s class certification order in a putative class action asserting claims under Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange...more

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Option Grant Practices: A Trap for the Unwary – Spring-Loading and Bullet-Dodging

A potentially overlooked but important issue that public companies should have in mind when granting option or option-like awards is avoiding the unintentional appearance of “spring-loading” and “bullet-dodging,” both of...more

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Will a Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decision Encourage More Companies to Go Public Through a Direct Listing? Implications of Slack...

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On June 1, 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court (the Supreme Court) issued a much-anticipated decision in the case captioned Slack Technologies, LLC, fka Slack Technologies, Inc. (Slack), et al. v. Pirani (the Slack Decision), which...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

SCOTUS Bars Section 11 Claims Based on Direct Listing

A unanimous Supreme Court today made it more difficult for shareholders to file suits under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933 (the Securities Act or the Act). The Court held in Slack Technologies, LLC v. Fiyyaz Pirani...more

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Ninth Circuit Expansion of Section 11 Standing

On June 1, 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Slack Technologies, LLC v. Pirani vacating a Ninth Circuit decision2 that had extended the scope of Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933, which provides a...more

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Supreme Court Requires Traceability for Securities Act Claims Arising from Direct Listings

The U.S. Supreme Court held that purchasers of shares sold to the public through a direct listing cannot sue under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933 unless they can trace their shares to an allegedly defective...more

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Question of the Week: What are some alternatives to traditional types of capital raising in the current uncertain environment?

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During times of market volatility, it’s not uncommon to see issuers look for different ways to raise capital, such as registered direct or other forms of confidentially marketed offerings. These offerings involve securities...more

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Speed is a Key Component of Successfully Executing a Stock-for-Stock Merger

The general notion among M&A practitioners is that time kills deals. That is even more the case in public deals and even more so in a stock-for-stock deal. To be sure, for each day the deal is not signed, the risk grows that...more

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Navigating a Tough Market: Insights and Strategies for Emerging Public Companies Raising Capital and Avoiding Delisting

After a market flush with cash and deal flow from 2020 through the first half of 2022, in the last six to twelve months the markets have been particularly tight. Particularly impacted in this turbulent market have been small...more

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Enforcing share security: appropriation and “commercially reasonable” valuations

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The recent case of ABT Auto Investments Ltd v Aapico Investment Pte Limited and others [2022] EWHC 2839 (Comm) explores a lender’s rights to enforce share security by appropriating shares secured in its favour. The statutory...more

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Unusual Musk Trial Highlights Risks Facing Public Company Executives

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Amidst all the controversy and legal proceedings involving Elon Musk, one could overlook the fact that he and his company Tesla are on trial now in U.S. District Court for securities fraud. Yet they are: a jury has been...more

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