» Weekend Reading: Black Edge
18/02/17 19:50 from Compliance Building
The 2009 arrest of Raj Rajaratnam of the Galleon Group was the start of a long trail of insider trading prosecutions that culminated in the prosecution of SAC Capital. The SEC had identified Steve Cohen as the worst of the insider tradin...

» Ellen DeGeneres Defeats Lawsuit Over Breast Pun–TiTi Pierce v. Warner Bros
18/02/17 17:11 from Technology & Marketing Law Blog
The Ellen Show, featuring Ellen DeGeneres, runs a periodic segment called “What’s Wrong with These Signs? Signs.” In Feb. 2016, the segment included a sign for “Nipple Convalescent Home” followed by the plai...

» SEC advisory committee ponders why companies are staying private
17/02/17 14:45 from Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation
By Anne Sherry, J.D. “Because they can,” quipped panelists at an SEC advisory committee session examining why companies are staying private longer. A higher accredited investor limit and unprecedented amounts of private capital were cite...

» Compliance Bricks and Mortar for February 17
17/02/17 14:00 from Compliance Building
These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. Court to Reconsider Authority of SEC Administrative Law Judges by Dave Michaels and Brent Kendall in the Wall Street Journal The U.S. Court of Appeals fo...

» Kingdom in the Cloud: Saudi Arabia’s Draft Cloud Computing Regulations
16/02/17 16:15 from Privacy Law Blog
Courtney M. Bowman Proskauer litigation associate Courtney Bowman and Jonathan Reardon, head of the Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia office of the Middle East-based firm Al Tamini & Co., recently co-authored an article published by Bloomberg ...

» Wealth Building by Stealing From Your Investors
16/02/17 14:36 from Compliance Building
Jim Toner wants to help you get rich investing in real estate. He has a “simple 3 step method the ‘experts’ and ‘gurus’ don’t want you to know about creating lasting wealth with real estate…̶...

» Dissolution and sanctions appropriate for feuding co-owners
16/02/17 14:27 from Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation
By Amy Leisinger, J.D. The Delaware Supreme Court affirmed chancery court decisions appointing a custodian to sell a highly profitable, yet managerially dysfunctional company and requiring one of the company’s CEOs to pay over $7.1 milli...

» SVB’s Annual Startup Outlook Report
15/02/17 22:52 from The Venture Alley
As a Valentine’s Day gift to the community,  Silicon Valley Bank  issued is eighth annual  Startup Outlook Report , resulting from a survey of nearly 950 technology and healthcare executives in startups, most based in the US, with ...

» University Rejection of Students’ Marijuana-Themed T-Shirt Violates First Amendment–Gerlich v. Leath
15/02/17 16:58 from Technology & Marketing Law Blog
Iowa State (ISU) officially recognizes a student chapter for NORML, a marijuana advocacy group. All ISU student groups can use ISU trademarks on merchandise if they comply with the “Guidelines for University Trademark Use by Studen...

» Focus on governance, enforcement to rebuild faith in institutions, says CFTC’s Bowen
15/02/17 14:45 from Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation
By Lene Powell, J.D. Rapid technological change and structural economic problems, including massive manufacturing job losses, are causing many Americans to feel they’re not getting a fair deal, said CFTC Commissioner Sharon Bowen in rece...

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