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First Circuit Reverses District Court’s “Partnership-in-Fact” Holding and Finds Private Equity Funds Not Part of Controlled Group and Not Liable for Portfolio Company’s Pension Liabilities

USA - November 27 2019 Last Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit ruled that two co-investing Sun Capital private equity funds had not created an implied...

Timothy W Mungovan, Ira M Golub, Ira G Bogner, Jennifer Rigterink, Justin S Alex.

The Top Ten Regulatory and Litigation Risks for Private Funds in 2019

USA - February 20 2019 An increasingly sophisticated and active OCIE division, innovative market disruptors, a maturing credit cycle, and a philosophical change in how the...

Michael R Hackett, Timothy W Mungovan, Anthony M Drenzek, Joshua M Newville, Samuel J. Waldon.

Federal Court Upholds First Amendment Right to Secretly Record Public Officials in Public

USA - December 18 2018 Last week, in Martin v. Gross, Chief Judge Patti B. Saris of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts granted summary judgment in...

Unicorns: The Tale Continues

USA - May 3 2018 Potential disputes involving unicorns have been a hot topic for the last several years. We predicted that would continue this year in in our webinar...

Joshua M Newville, Alexandra V. Bargoot.

Snap Judgment: Unicorns Under Pressure and Addressing Risks of Private Lawsuits

USA - September 18 2017 The recent IPOs of Snap, Inc. and Blue Apron indicate that while the IPO pipeline continues to flow, there may be a cautionary tale for “unicorns” -...

Joshua M Newville, Alexandra V. Bargoot.