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Dow Lohnes PLLC | USA | 22 Nov 2013

FTC releases updated guides on deceptive marketing practices by for-profit educational institutions

For-profit schools and other higher education companies face increased exposure for deceptive marketing practices as a result of the Federal Trade…
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Dow Lohnes PLLC | USA | 31 Oct 2013

SEC proposes rules for enacting crowdfunding provisions of JOBS Act

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…
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Dow Lohnes PLLC | USA | 14 Oct 2013

Summary of impact of 2013 federal government partial shutdown on postsecondary institutions

As the federal government partial "shutdown" concludes its second week, the long-term implications for postsecondary institutions and students…
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Dow Lohnes PLLC | USA | 30 Sep 2013

Gainful Employment working group proposals will set stage for second round of negotiated rulemaking

With the recent conclusion of the first negotiated rulemaking session between the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and non-federal negotiators…
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Dow Lohnes PLLC | USA | 11 Jul 2013

SEC approves final rule amendments allowing for general solicitation and general advertising in Rule 506 and Rule 144a offerings

On Wednesday, June 10, 2013, the SEC approved amendments to Rule 506, Rule 144A and Form D to accommodate Section 201(a) of the JOBS Act, which…
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Dow Lohnes PLLC | Democratic Republic of Congo, USA | 6 Jun 2013

SEC releases guidance on conflict minerals reporting

On May 30, 2013, the SEC provided frequently asked questions and answers as guidance on the disclosure required by Rule 13p-1 of the Securities…
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Dow Lohnes PLLC | USA | 10 May 2013

SEC grants no-action relief from broker-dealer registration for two internet-based investment portals

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…
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Dow Lohnes PLLC | USA | 5 Apr 2013

SEC issues guidance on use of social media in the context of regulation FD disclosures

On July 3, 2012, the CEO of Netflix, Inc., Reed Hastings, used his personal Facebook account to announce that Netflix had reached a milestone…
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Dow Lohnes PLLC | USA | 11 Mar 2013

Supreme Court clarifies use of the discovery rule in SEC enforcement actions

On February 27, 2013, in Gabelli et al. v. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Supreme Court resolved the issue of when the statute of…
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Dow Lohnes PLLC | USA | 11 Mar 2013

Supreme Court finds materiality not required for class certification for securities fraud class actions

On February 27, 2013, in Amgen Inc. et al. V. Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds, the Supreme Court held that materiality is not a required…
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