Tracy Britt Cool on Building a Mini-Berkshire Empire of Her Own

2022-05-05T21:16:50+00:00May 5th, 2022|Mergers & Acquisitions|

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Tracy Britt Cool is a former Berkshire Hathaway executive who trained under Warren Buffet. Ms. Britt Cool has garnered success building her own mini-Berkshire empire. Her investment firm has […]

Debt Exchange Offers by Public Companies: Overview

2022-05-04T21:36:19+00:00May 4th, 2022|General Counsel|

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Public companies occasionally adjust their capital structures. To manage their liabilities, companies sometimes restructure their existing indebtedness. They do this by issuing new debt securities in exchange for outstanding existing debt securities. Debt exchange […]

Role of Auditor’s Comfort Letter in Securities Offerings

2022-05-03T22:41:37+00:00May 3rd, 2022|General Counsel|

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The issuance of a comfort letter is an essential component of the due diligence process for a securities offering. The auditors for the company prepare and issue comfort letters. The auditors must prepare, issue and […]

The Legal Landscape of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Law

2022-05-02T21:38:07+00:00May 2nd, 2022|General Counsel|

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While artificial intelligence (AI) technology has the potential to transform society, the legal issues it raises touch upon diverse areas of law. These areas include privacy and data security, commercial contracts, intellectual property, antitrust, employee […]

SEC Proposes New Climate Disclosure Rule for Public Companies

2022-04-29T21:50:30+00:00April 22nd, 2022|Environmental & Energy|

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The SEC proposed new rules mandating climate disclosure by public companies in March 2022. The announcement has drawn mixed reactions from public companies and the investor community.

While many public companies publish sustainability reports, they report […]

FDA Medical Device Regulations: What You Should Know

2022-04-29T21:27:08+00:00April 21st, 2022|General Counsel|

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In the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the production and sale of medical devices. The FDA releases rules regarding classification, registration, premarket approval, product labeling requirements, and quality controls […]

Right to Repair Legislation: Momentum and Challenges Ahead

2022-04-29T21:37:42+00:00April 20th, 2022|Environmental & Energy|

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Right to repair bills have been gaining momentum. Consumers and independent third parties increasingly demand the right to self-repair. They want to be able to repair a wide range of products including electronics, farm equipment, […]

International Climate Change Legislation: Frameworks & Developments

2022-04-29T21:41:56+00:00April 19th, 2022|Environmental & Energy|

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Countries around the world are grappling with how to address climate change and its related risks through legislation. The United Nations has developed many binding international treaties on climate change. Highlighted below are some key […]

Katie Haun Debut Crypto Fund Attracts Investor Interest

2022-04-29T21:55:03+00:00April 14th, 2022|Start Ups|

Venture capitalist and crypto investor Katie Haun raised $1.5 billion for her new debut crypto fund, the largest initial fund ever raised by a solo female founding partner. The fund’s size is also more than double the previous record […]

Merger Disclosures Required by the SEC: An Overview

2022-04-29T22:01:50+00:00April 13th, 2022|Mergers & Acquisitions|

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Public company merger activity has been on the rise in recent years. Global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) volume hit a record in 2021. Fueled by the availability of low-cost financing, 2021 M&A activity exceeded $5 […]

The Clearing and Settlement Process for Debt Securities: An Overview

2022-04-13T16:44:25+00:00April 11th, 2022|General Counsel|

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Debt securities trading in the capital markets involves several steps before the electronic transfer of ownership from one owner to another finishes. For ownership to pass from the seller to the buyer, a “clearing” and […]

Amazon Scores Victory with Dismissal of Antitrust Lawsuit

2022-04-11T18:01:25+00:00April 8th, 2022|General Counsel|

A District of Columbia court dismissed an antitrust lawsuit against Amazon, granting the online retail giant a victory. The lawsuit accused Amazon of violating antitrust laws. The suit claims that Amazon bars third-party sellers on its platform from offering […]

SoFi General Counsel Navigates Unique Legal Challenges

2022-04-11T18:35:02+00:00April 7th, 2022|General Counsel|

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SoFi Technologies, the digital personal finance company, is growing at an accelerated pace. Since its 2011 founding, SoFi has seen soaring revenue and increasing demand for its products.

For Robert Lavet, general […]

Virtual Reality Company Lawyers Use Old Law for New Legal Issues

2022-04-11T19:00:39+00:00April 5th, 2022|General Counsel|

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The metaverse is poised to have a transformational impact on 21st century society. Lawyers immersed in the space must be able to adapt their legal training to tackle novel, unexpected challenges. A general counsel of […]

Rihanna’s Lingerie Brand Savage X Fenty Considers an IPO

2022-04-11T19:13:45+00:00April 1st, 2022|Diversity|

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Rihanna has transformed herself from a powerful musician into an entrepreneurial force. Her inclusive lingerie brand, Savage X Fenty, is considering a $3 billion initial public offering (IPO).

The brand, which […]

Female Celebrities Encourage Women to Get Involved in Crypto

2022-03-31T21:05:06+00:00March 31st, 2022|Diversity|

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Leading female celebrities are banding together to encourage more women to get involved in crypto and NFTs. Stars including Reese Witherspoon, Mila Kunis, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Paris Hilton believe women should play a bigger role […]

SEC Proposes New Cybersecurity Risk Management Rules

2022-03-30T23:23:12+00:00March 30th, 2022|General Counsel|

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It is more critical than ever to protect information systems and sensitive data from cyberattacks. Cybersecurity has become a growing area of concern for many companies, especially in the wake of looming threats from Russian […]

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 […]

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