The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA): An Introduction

2022-03-30T02:30:54+00:00March 30th, 2022|General Counsel|

United States regulators have been ramping up enforcement efforts to crack down on corrupt business activities. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, or FCPA, is a United States federal law enacted in 1977. It prohibits U.S. citizens and businesses from […]

An Overview of Federal Securities Laws Enforcers in the United States

2022-03-29T18:12:46+00:00March 24th, 2022|Mergers & Acquisitions|

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The enforcement of federal securities laws in the United States is the responsibility of several federal government agencies and industry regulators. The main regulators include the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory […]

Cryptocurrency Investment Firms and Hedge Funds Legal Counsel

2022-03-29T18:06:40+00:00March 23rd, 2022|General Counsel|

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The cryptocurrency industry has experienced pivotal growth. Over the last few years, several cryptocurrency investment firms and hedge funds have been the largest players supporting this growth. In-house legal teams of these investment firms play a […]

Outer Space Movie Studio Coming, Says Space Entertainment Enterprise

2022-03-29T18:02:14+00:00March 22nd, 2022|Start Ups|

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British media company Space Entertainment Enterprise (S.E.E.) is building a movie studio. It will host a Tom Cruise movie to be set in outer space.

The movie studio, named Space Entertainment Enterprise-1 (SEE-1), could open by […]

OpenSea Employee Admits Insider Trading of NFTs

2022-03-29T17:57:27+00:00March 18th, 2022|General Counsel|

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Most people think of insider trading as trading company stocks based on confidential or non-public information. However, insider trading also extends to the world of non-fungible tokens, or NFTs. Unfortunately, OpenSea […]

Healthcare Law: The Anti-Kickback Statute and False Claims Act

2022-03-29T17:49:04+00:00March 17th, 2022|General Counsel|

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The federal government heavily regulates healthcare, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries. Regulation involves several complex laws. Many of these laws target fraud and abuse by healthcare providers and industry players. They are […]

The Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (HSR Act)

2022-03-17T17:59:11+00:00March 15th, 2022|Mergers & Acquisitions|

United States antitrust laws regulate the conduct of businesses to prevent mergers that could result in substantial competitive harm. Antitrust regulations promote healthy competition and protect consumers from monopolies. Among these regulations is the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act […]

General Counsel Sydney Brie Schaub Works with Visionary CEOs

2022-03-14T21:36:42+00:00March 14th, 2022|General Counsel|

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Sydney Brie Schaub has gleaned some unique insights from serving as general counsel of several high-profile companies across a range of industries. She has also learned what it takes to work effectively with visionary CEOs and […]

Contemporary Art Gallery Hires GC as it Expands Digital Art Offerings

2022-03-10T22:11:23+00:00March 10th, 2022|General Counsel|

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The Pace Gallery, a leading contemporary art gallery, has hired a new general counsel as it expands its digital offerings. The gallery, which has outposts around the world, hired Halie Klein for the role. Prior […]

Women in Law: Breaking Through the Bias Against Women

2022-03-17T18:11:12+00:00March 8th, 2022|Diversity|

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In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating three trailblazing women in the legal profession. These women—Gloria Allred, Constance Baker Motley, and Faiza Saeed—have broken barriers for female lawyers and have made a lasting impact on the […]

Disney New General Counsel to Guide Future Growth

2022-03-08T20:08:49+00:00March 7th, 2022|General Counsel|

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Horacio Gutierrez began his position as General Counsel for Disney in February 2022. He brings a wealth of experience from technology behemoths Spotify and Microsoft. Gutierrez’s legal background will be an asset as the media entertainment […]

GE Healthcare Hires New General Counsel as it Prepares for Spinoff

2022-03-03T22:18:34+00:00March 3rd, 2022|General Counsel|

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GE Healthcare is the healthcare division of the industrial conglomerate General Electric. It has hired Frank Jimenez as its new general counsel. Mr. Jimenez was formerly general counsel of Raytheon Technologies. He is onboarding at a […]

TikTok Expands Legal Compliance Because of Regulatory Scrutiny

2022-03-04T05:39:08+00:00March 2nd, 2022|IP & Software Licensing|

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The U.S. government has raised concerns that TikTok poses a threat to U.S. national security. In response, TikTok hired a senior executive from Panasonic to oversee compliance functions. Catherine Razzano was formerly the Chief Ethics & […]

Celsius Network, A Cryptocurrency Lending Platform, Hires GC

2022-02-28T22:03:02+00:00February 28th, 2022|General Counsel|

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Celsius Network, a cryptocurrency lending company, is among a recent wave of crypto companies that are bolstering their legal departments with corporate law firm hires. Celsius Networks seeks to expand its financial services […]

Wisk, Backed by Boeing, Signs Deal with Blade to Operate Flying Taxis

2022-03-04T05:49:21+00:00February 26th, 2022|Environmental & Energy|

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Flying taxis are a step closer to becoming a reality in U.S. cities. Wisk Aero is a startup that Boeing and Kitty Hawk Corporation have backed. They signed a deal with

Cryptocurrency Exchange FTX.U.S. Hires New General Counsel

2022-03-04T06:07:37+00:00February 23rd, 2022|General Counsel|

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FTX, a Bahamas-based cryptocurrency exchange founded by Sam Bankman-Fried, hit a $32 billion valuation. The valuation is even more eye-popping because Bankman-Fried started the company less than three years ago.

Amid the cryptocurrency exchange’s rapid growth and […]

Clean Energy Company Intersect Power Hires Chief Legal Officer

2022-03-04T20:08:14+00:00February 21st, 2022|Environmental & Energy, General Counsel|

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Intersect Power, a clean energy technology company that aims to provide low-carbon solutions at scale, hired a new Chief Legal Officer. In January 2022, the company announced that John Cook, a former law firm partner, […]

Spinoff Transactions: Creating Value Through Separation

2022-03-04T20:11:59+00:00February 19th, 2022|Mergers & Acquisitions|

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A spinoff transaction occurs when a company divests itself of a subsidiary. It is a type of de-merger. In this transaction, the company distributes shares of the subsidiary to the company’s existing shareholders. There are […]

Patent Troll Litigation Can Affect Business Innovation

2022-03-04T20:04:42+00:00February 18th, 2022|IP & Software Licensing|

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The role of the U.S. patent system is to give inventors legal rights to their inventions for a period of time. Intellectual property rights protect creators of original inventions. Their purpose is to fuel innovation for […]

Crypto Startup Injective, Backed by Mark Cuban, Hires General Counsel

2022-02-23T21:54:23+00:00February 17th, 2022|General Counsel, Start Ups|

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The decentralized derivatives exchange Injective Protocol joins a wave of other crypto startups who have bolstered their legal departments with lawyers from top international firms. Injective is backed by several-profile crypto investment firms, crypto exchanges, […]

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