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SEC Announces Expansion of the Scope of Issuers that Qualify as Smaller Reporting Companies

USA - July 10 2018 Recently, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) approved amendments to the definition of the “smaller reporting company” (“SRC”) category…

Keith Dominguez, Dave N. Rao, Joshua Wechsler

Dodd-Frank Regulatory Reform Bill Provides Flexibility for More Stock-Based Compensation

USA - June 28 2018 Recently, the President signed into law the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (the “Act”), a bill aiming to reform…

Lee T. Barnum, Ian L. Cohen

New Law Will Benefit BDCs by Easing Leverage Limits and Improving the Securities Offering Process

USA - March 27 2018 On March 23, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Small Business Credit Availability Act (SBCAA) as part of an omnibus spending bill. The SBCAA…

Jessica Forbes, Dave N. Rao, Joshua Wechsler

SEC Announces New Guidance for Public Company Disclosures on Cybersecurity Risks

USA - March 26 2018 Recently, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) unanimously approved new guidance on public companies' disclosure obligations regarding…

Una A. Dean, Dave N. Rao, Justin Sedor

Supreme Court Clarifies State Court Jurisdiction for Securities Claims and Opens Door to Plaintiff Forum Shopping

USA - March 23 2018 On March 20, 2018, the Supreme Court resolved a split between state and federal courts regarding the ability of plaintiffs to bring class actions in…

Andrew B. Barkan, Lee T. Barnum, Daniel J. Bursky, Joshua Thomas Coleman, Israel David