Drafting Effective Corporate Governance Guidelines

2022-06-24T05:04:32+00:00June 24th, 2022|General Counsel|

Many companies have implemented corporate governance guidelines that capture the distinct procedures, practices, and culture of the management team and board of directors. In-house lawyers are often tasked with drafting, reviewing, or updating a company’s corporate governance guidelines. Although […]

Risk Factors in Securities Filings: What Companies Must Disclose

2022-05-09T21:54:25+00:00May 9th, 2022|General Counsel|

A company’s risk factors form an essential part of the reports filed by public companies and companies seeking to go public. Risk factor disclosures are cautionary statements that companies include in their disclosure documents about the key risks a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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