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Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible. This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. Canadian Securities Law 2. Startup Source 3. Michael Geist 4. Little Legal Summaries 5. Excess Copyright Canadian Securities Law New Brunswick Joins Canadian MoU Respecting Oversig...
Tags: Google, Law, Canada, Heritage, Fca, Supreme Court of Canada, York University, R, Michael Geist, Julia Reda, Federal Court of Appeal, Monday’s Mix, Ontario Securities Commission, Securities Law, Zora, Randy Williamson

Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible. This week the randomly selected blogs are 1 .Family LLB 2. 3. RT Blog 4. Canadian Securities Law 5. BC Injury Law Blog Family LLB What is the Cheapest Way to Get a Divorce? Let’s be clear, a “divorce” is simply the ...
Tags: Law, Taiwan, Canada, United States, ICBC, Littlejohn, Financial Supervisory Commission, Monday’s Mix, Ontario Securities Commission, Securities Law, Chauvin, Clavelle, George Floyd, ABlawg ca Supreme Court of Canada, Dana Campbell, Clarence B Warren

Startup Law A to Z: Regulatory Compliance

Startups are but one species in a complex regulatory and public policy ecosystem. This ecosystem is larger and more powerfully dynamic than many founders appreciate, with distinct yet overlapping laws at the federal, state and local/city levels, all set against a vast array of public and private interests. Where startup founders see opportunity for disruption in regulated markets, lawyers counsel prudence: regulations exist to promote certain strongly-held public policy objectives which (unlike...
Tags: Google, Security, Startups, TC, Lawsuit, Legal, Taxes, Privacy, Law, Finance, Government, Employment, Tech, Tax, Banking, Policy

Morning Docket: 02.26.19

* Michael Cohen's three days in the sun begin. [CNBC] * Lawyers trying to hold back release in Kraft massage parlor matter. [WPTV] * Firm GCs are volunteering to mentor Biglaw on diversity. If they'd just live up to their commitment to take business away from firms that either don't make or make only a token attempt at diversity, they wouldn't need to hold these cute mentorship meetings. [American Lawyer] * Elon Musk is either completely ignorant of his legal obligations or doesn't care that ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Law, Washington Post, Sex, Marijuana, Diversity, Human Trafficking, Intellectual Property, Donald Trump, Biglaw, Cnbc, Securities And Exchange Commission, Trump, Michael Cohen, National Law Journal, Robert Kraft

Educating Associates In Finance And Accounting (And Offering Expert Witnesses Too) [Sponsored]

Are you an associate seeking to improve your knowledge of finance and accounting, or a partner looking to educate your associates about these subjects? Train up with this expert boot camp.
Tags: Law, Finance, The Economist, Corporate Law, Continuing Legal Education, Sponsored Content, Accounting / Accountants, Expert Witnesses, Accountants, Securities Law, Continuing Legal Education / CLE, Commercial Litigation, J.W. Verret, J.W. Verret Custom

Seeking Crypto Clarity: Takeaways From The Congressional Roundtable

These nine takeaways are important action items for those both seeking clarity, and those in positions to provide it.
Tags: Technology, Law, Government, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Securities Law, Olga V. Mack

Morning Docket: 10.01.18

* President Trump asked the FBI to investigate the claims of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez, the first two women to accuse would-be SCOTUS justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault and misconduct, leaving out Julie Swetnick's claims to the chagrin of her lawyer. [ ] * So, just how limited in scope will the FBI's new Kavanaugh inquiry be? Trump claims that the bureau has "free rein," but no one who has contradicted the judge's claims about his drinking and partying as a high schoo...
Tags: Elon Musk, Crime, Supreme Court, Law, Sexual Assault, Scotus, Congress, Government, Tesla, Fbi, New York Times, SEC, Donald Trump, Law Schools, Trump, HLS

Virtual Cryptocurrencies Are Being Subjected To Real World Regulations

Lawyers in the industry are in the best position to influence regulators to reduce confusion.
Tags: Technology, Law, Uncategorized, Commodities, Cryptocurrencies, Shannon Achimalbe, Securities Law

Morning Docket: 05.17.18

* A whistleblower reports that SARS reports regarding Michael Cohen's transactions are missing from FINCEN. SARS don't just disappear without a trace... well, the disease did, but the reports shouldn't. [New Yorker] * After passing an abortion law accomplishing little more than exposing the state's taxpayers to litigation expense, Iowa is going to have to find someone else to defend it because Attorney General Tom Miller wants no part of it. [ABC] * The FTC's new consumer protection chief repr...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Net Neutrality, Law, Senate, Bitcoin, Iowa, Abortion, Blockchain, Ftc, Michael Cohen, Jordan Belfort, FinCEN, Tom Miller, Legaltech News, Morning Docket

Hank Greenberg Won’t Rest Until He Vanquishes The Scourge Of Securities Laws

The former AIG boss is waging war on securities laws and he's got some powerful allies.
Tags: Law, Aig, Hank Greenberg, Securities Law

Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible. This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. Canadian Securities Law 2. Michael Geist 3. Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada 4. University of Alberta Faculty of Law Blog 5. Risk Management & Crisis Response Canadian Securities La...
Tags: Law, Canada, SEC, Bell, Securities And Exchange Commission, Edmonton Eskimos, Fla, Michael Geist, Southern District of Florida, Monday’s Mix, Securities Law, University of Alberta Faculty of Law Blog, University of Alberta Faculty, Bell Coalition, Chang Tansi Nîtôtemtik, Football League CFL

Either Equifax’s Execs Have Some Explaining To Do Or Equifax’s Other Execs Have Some Explaining To Do

Equifax has offered two mutually incompatible justifications for their executives’ suspiciously timed insider sales.
Tags: Law, Equifax, Securities Law

Banned Financial Adviser Who Ignored SEC Had A Plan All Along: Hoodoo Spells… Really

We thought Dawn Bennett was a little nutty, but it turns out that she’s just a lady who keeps tongues in jars to keep regulators off her case.
Tags: Law, SEC, Securities And Exchange Commission, Securities Law, Dawn Bennett

Morning Docket: 08.23.17

* Statues of Chief Justice Roger Taney may have been removed in his native Maryland, but don't expect his bust to be removed from the Supreme Court's Great Hall or his portrait to be taken down from the high court's East conference room in the near future. The visage of the Dred Scott opinion's author will remain. [National Law Journal] * The Charlotte School of Law may be dead, but that doesn't mean that former students' proposed class-action lawsuits against the school have been put out to pa...
Tags: Crime, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, California, America, Trials, UC Berkeley, Jury Duty, Law Schools, Martin Shkreli, Class Actions, Evan Greebel, Scott, Shkreli

Blue Apron’s First Public Quarter Offers Concrete Proof That Blue Apron Should Never Have Gone Public

This isn’t a bad company, but taking it public was borderline fraudulent.
Tags: Law, Securities Law

Looking Back On A Year Of Crowdfunding

What are the pros and cons of crowdfunding for startup companies seeking capital?
Tags: Startups, Money, Crowdfunding, Law, Wall Street, Start-ups, Gary J. Ross, Small Law Firms, Securities Law, Start-up Companies, Emerging Companies / Startups, Regulation Crowdfunding

What Is This ‘Security’ Of Which You Speak?

How can you explain to a client why the securities laws apply to their scheme to finance their venture?
Tags: Law, Corporate Law, Solo Practitioners, Gary J. Ross, Small Law Firms, Securities Law, Howey Test

Morning Docket: 04.11.17

Uh-oh! Trouble in paradise? It looks like Martin Shkreli's lawyer -- who also happens to be his co-defendant -- has turned on him. * Florida has released the results from its administration of the February 2017 bar exam, and they were not pretty. The percentage of those who passed dipped by 11 points since 2016, and students at both Orlando law schools were more likely to have failed. But which law school did the worst of all? We'll have more on this later. [Orlando Sentinel] * Trouble in para...
Tags: Florida, Real Estate, Law, Bloomberg, Fraud, Candy, Law Schools, Biglaw, Legal Ethics, ABA Journal, Securities And Exchange Commission, Orlando, Martin Shkreli, Trump, Evan Greebel, Shkreli

The SEC Doesn’t Like Your Employment Agreements

Companies should examine their employment agreements to ensure compliance with SEC rules.
Tags: Law, Advice, SEC, Whistleblowers, Whistleblower, Securities And Exchange Commission, Compliance, Severance, Dodd-Frank, Labor / Employment, Securities Law, Dodd-Frank Act, On The Job, Evan Gibbs, Whistleblower Protection Policies

Marketing To Alternatives Investors

For securities lawyers and litigation financiers, the issue of how to successfully market to investors is crucial.
Tags: Money, Law, Advice, Wall Street, Marketing, Hedge Funds, Michael McDonald, Securities Law, Hedge Funds / Private Equity

Violation Of SEC Pay-To-Play Rule Indicates Bill Ackman’s New Year Not Off To Awesome Start

The fine is weak sauce, but the embarrassment lingers like an itchy scar.
Tags: Law, Fines, SEC, Bill Ackman, Securities And Exchange Commission, Securities Law, Pershing Square Capital

Morning Docket: 11.15.16

* A Wisconsin judge has ordered that Brendan Dassey, one of the subjects of "Making a Murderer," be freed from prison while the the state appeals a ruling overturning his conviction, as authorities have "failed to demonstrate that Dassey represents a present danger to the community." The date of his release is not yet known, but the state plans to file another appeal. [USA Today] * "If you have baseball commissioner to offer me, then I can tell you what my plans are." Securities and Exchange Co...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, New York Times, Wisconsin, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Libel, Gender Discrimination, Biglaw, Securities And Exchange Commission, Trump, Brendan Dassey, Making A Murderer, Sullivan, Dassey

Morning Docket: 10.13.16

* According to a new survey published by legal search firm Major Lindsey & Africa, on average, female Biglaw partners make 44 percent less than male Biglaw partners, and the pay disparity is largely due to who receives origination credit for business. We'll have more on this study later today. [DealBook / New York Times] * Uh-oh! This Australian law firm may be going even further down under... Following a restructuring and several rounds of layoffs, Slater & Gordon, the world's first publicly t...
Tags: Fashion, Texas, Money, Law, New York Times, Deaths, Women's Issues, Naacp, Law Schools, Biglaw, Racial Discrimination, Slater Gordon, Reuters, Kirkland & Ellis, Paxton, San Francisco Chronicle