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SEC issues guidance on use of social media in the context of regulation FD disclosures
  • Dow Lohnes PLLC
  • USA
  • April 5 2013

On July 3, 2012, the CEO of Netflix, Inc., Reed Hastings, used his personal Facebook account to announce that Netflix had reached a milestone


SEC grants no-action relief from broker-dealer registration for two internet-based investment portals
  • Dow Lohnes PLLC
  • USA
  • May 10 2013

The SEC recently issued two No-Action letters providing relief from registering as a broker-dealer under Section 15(b) of the Securities Exchange Act


SEC proposes rules for enacting crowdfunding provisions of JOBS Act
  • Dow Lohnes PLLC
  • USA
  • October 31 2013

On October 23, 2013, the SEC proposed rules under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the "JOBS Act") to permit companies to offer and sell


FTC releases updated guides on deceptive marketing practices by for-profit educational institutions
  • Dow Lohnes PLLC
  • USA
  • November 22 2013

For-profit schools and other higher education companies face increased exposure for deceptive marketing practices as a result of the Federal Trade


Supreme Court clarifies use of the discovery rule in SEC enforcement actions
  • Dow Lohnes PLLC
  • USA
  • March 11 2013

On February 27, 2013, in Gabelli et al. v. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Supreme Court resolved the issue of when the statute of


Supreme Court grants cert petition for In re Bilski - the Federal Circuit's en banc decision on what is patentable subject matter
  • Dow Lohnes PLLC
  • USA
  • June 1 2009

On June 1, 2009, the Supreme Court granted a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari in the case of In re Bilski


DOJ files suit to block AT&T acquisition of T-Mobile
  • Dow Lohnes PLLC
  • USA
  • August 31 2011

The Department of Justice today filed suit in federal district court in the District of Columbia to permanently enjoin AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile


SEC proposed rules regarding investment advisers
  • Dow Lohnes PLLC
  • USA
  • November 23 2010

The SEC recently proposed rules implementing certain provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that, among other things: (i) facilitate registration of advisers to hedge funds and other private funds; (ii) define "venture capital fund" and clarify certain exemptions to investment adviser registration; (iii) implement the mandate to require reporting by certain advisers that are exempt from SEC reporting; and (iv) increase the asset threshold that triggers adviser registration with the SEC


FCC clarifies rural interconnection requirements
  • Dow Lohnes PLLC
  • USA
  • May 31 2011

The FCC has released an order that affirms earlier decisions requiring rural carriers to provide interconnection to competitors, extending those decisions to cover wholesale competitors and to require state regulators to arbitrate disputes


Proposed rules for disqualifications from Rule 506 offerings
  • Dow Lohnes PLLC
  • USA
  • June 2 2011

The SEC recently proposed rules to implement the requirement under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to disqualify securities offerings involving certain “felons and other ‘bad actors’” from relying on the Rule 506 safe harbor exemption from registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended