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Getting the Measure of EGC Corporate Governance Practices: A survey and related resources
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • February 5 2016

Corporate governance has changed dramatically since passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer


House Passes Encouraging Employee Ownership Act
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • February 4 2016

On February 3, 2016, the House passed H.R. 1675, the Encouraging Employee Ownership Act of 2015. The bill directs the SEC to revise regulations to


House Passes SEC Small Business Advocate Act and Fair Investment Opportunities for Professional Experts Act
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • February 2 2016

On February 1, 2016, the House passed H.R. 3784, the SEC Small Business Advocate Act, and H.R. 2187, the Fair Investment Opportunities for


NASAA Requests Comments on Proposed Rule and Notice Form for Tier 2 Regulation A Offerings
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • February 1 2016

On January 27, 2016, the Corporation Finance Section of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) requested comments on a


Disclosures in public SEC filings aren’t really “public” after all - at least not in California
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • January 29 2016

On January 19, 2016, the California Court of Appeals ruled that disclosures made in publicly available SEC filings do not qualify as public


JOBS Act Quick Start - A brief overview of the JOBS Act, 2016 Update
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • January 29 2016

Many market participants were taken by surprise by the enactment of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. The JOBS Act, HR 3606, was passed


SEC Approves FINRA’s Funding Portal Rules
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • January 29 2016

The SEC approved FINRA’s Funding Portal rules for entities that intend to function as funding portals in crowdfunded offerings made pursuant to


SEC Sanctions Alt Fund Asset Manager for Fee Overcharges and Misleading Investors
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • January 28 2016

On January 19, 2016, the SEC settled proceedings against a Denver-based asset manager for material misstatements made in the offer and sale of units


GAO Publishes Report on Gender Diversity of Corporate Boards
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2016

On December 3, 2015, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) published its report analyzing the history of gender diversity of U.S


FINRA’s Final Equity Research Rules Go Effective; Final Debt Research Rules’ Effective Date Quickly Approaching
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2016

In November 2014, FINRA proposed to adopt NASD Rule 2711 as new FINRA Rule 2241, with several modifications, to address conflicts of interest