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SEC's New Guidance Targets Proxy Voting Responsibilities
Possibly signaling the future direction of regulation of proxy advisers, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
United States
29 Aug 2019
SEC Fines Life Sciences Company for Regulation FD Violations
For the first time in six years, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued an enforcement action against a company solely for Regulation FD violations. On Aug. 20
United States
28 Aug 2019
SEC Releases Digital Asset Assessment Framework
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on April 3, 2019, released its long-awaited framework ...
United States
7 Jun 2019
New SEC Digital Asset Framework Creates Additional Ambiguity For Cryptocurrency Companies
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has released a new framework to help cryptocurrency companies and industry players determine whether a particular digital asset is offered and sold as an investment contract...
United States
29 May 2019
No More CTRs! (And Other SEC Updates To Modernize And Simplify Disclosure For Public Companies)
On March 20, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted amendments to existing rules to modernize and simplify its disclosure obligations.
United States
16 Apr 2019
Private Companies Need To Update Rule 701 Financial Statement Disclosures
Recently, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission adopted amendments to certain disclosure requirements in an effort to streamline ...
United States
13 Mar 2019
SEC Proposes To Expand "Testing-The-Waters" Accommodation To All Issuers
On February 19, 2019, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission voted to propose Rule 163B under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, that would expand the "testing-the-waters" accommodation ...
United States
5 Mar 2019
FTC: New HSR Thresholds For 2019
The annual adjustment of the dollar thresholds for pre-acquisition filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act will take effect late March.
United States
27 Feb 2019
SEC And DOJ Charge Former Executives Of Private Company For Misrepresenting The Company's Technology
A Reminder that Private Companies Face Government Scrutiny of Their Public Statements.
United States
22 Feb 2019
What's Going On With Securities Class Action And Derivative Litigation?
Fenwick securities enforcement co-chair Susan Muck talked about the latest in securities class action and derivative litigation at the 2019 PLUS D&O Symposium in New York.
United States
21 Feb 2019
5 Tips For Tech Companies To Avoid SEC Scrutiny
Fenwick securities enforcement co-chair Michael Dicke spoke with Law360 about best practices for technology companies amidst increased SEC scrutiny of initial coin offerings and cybersecurity issues.
United States
20 Feb 2019
A Strategic Look At Champerty And Third-Party Litigation Financing
Third-party litigation financing is a topic of increasing interest. The practice has become more common, and federal courts as well as the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board
United States
24 Jan 2019
Fenwick's Top 10: Our Most Popular Articles Of 2018
Venture financing trends, SEC enforcement actions, U.S. tax law changes and the IPO market dominated our readers' attention in 2018.
United States
15 Jan 2019
SEC Adopts New Hedging Disclosure Requirement
In an effort to provide greater transparency to stockholders regarding employee and director incentives, the U.S. SEC has adopted a final rule implementing a provision of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and CPA.
United States
8 Jan 2019
Delaware Court Of Chancery Rules That Companies Cannot Require Litigation Of 1933 Act Claims In Federal Court
The Delaware Court of Chancery ruled today that Delaware corporations do not have the power to use charter or bylaw provisions to require that claims under the Securities Act of 1933
United States
28 Dec 2018
Not So Fast: Court Rules Against SEC, Finding It Did Not Prove Blockvest Sold Tokens As Securities
Digital token issuers caught up in the onslaught of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigations finally received some encouraging news regarding their token sales' exposure to federal securities laws.
United States
3 Dec 2018
Dual-Class Landscape Shifting For Tech Companies
​Fenwick securities co-chair James Evans talked to The Information about the growing trend of startup tech companies setting limits on founder power, partially as a response to investor and regulator
United States
22 Oct 2018
Advanced Tech, Crossover Investors Drive Biopharmaceutical IPO Surge
​Fenwick securities and corporate finance co-chair Rob Freedman talked to The Wall Street Journal about the life sciences IPO market and what to look for next.
United States
22 Oct 2018
Fenwick Silicon Valley 150
The Fenwick Silicon Valley 150 ranks the largest public companies in Silicon Valley by revenue.
United States
22 Oct 2018
Yahoo's $80 Million Securities Class Action Settlement Stemming From Data Breach An Outlier, But Reinforces Potential Viability Of Similar Securities Suits
Fenwick securities enforcement co-chair Michael Dicke spoke with The Recorder about the $80 million settlement that Yahoo Inc.—now known as Altaba—reached to settle claims that the company...
United States
12 Oct 2018
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