On Thursday, December 12, 2013, Morrison & Foerster partner Anna Pinedo will participate in the PLI seminar “Understanding the Securities Laws 2013”. Ms. Pinedo will give a presentation entitled “Securities Act Exemptions/Private Placements” which will discuss: exempt securities versus exempt transactions; regulation D offerings and recent changes, including the removal of the ban on general… Continue Reading
On March 13-15, 2014, Morrison & Foerster partner Marty Dunn will participate on the faculty of an ALI CLE course called “Regulation D Offerings and Private Placements.” The course will focus on private placements and the new regulatory environment as a result of the JOBS Act. The course will be held in Paradise Valley, AZ,… Continue Reading
The SEC has announced the agenda and panelists for its annual Small Business Forum on November 21, 2013. The event will begin at 9 a.m. at the SEC (and via webcast), and will include two morning panel discussions. The first panel will focus on evolving practices in the new world of Regulation D exempt offerings…. Continue Reading
On November 15, 2013 at 1:00 pm, Morrison & Foerster partners David Lynn and Anna Pinedo will participate in a PLI webcast on crowdfunding. In October, the Securities & Exchange Commission approved proposed rules implementing the JOBS Act mandate to create an exemption from registration for certain crowdfunded offerings. The proposal, which was long-awaited, outlines… Continue Reading
On Tuesday, October 22, 2013, Morrison & Foerster partner David Lynn will participate in a ALI CLE webcast entitled “Crowdfunding: Will It Expand Your Clients’ Capital Raising Options?” The seminar will focus on the existing and proposed options for crowdfunding and how they may change capital raising options. For more information about the event, and… Continue Reading
On Wednesday, September 25, Anna Pinedo participated in a Lexis Practice Advisor CLE seminar focusing on the JOBS Act. Ms. Pinedo presented on a panel entitled “The Impact of the JOBS Act on the Capital-Raising Process.” A portion of the presentation is available for replay here: http://youtu.be/-dim_TJ_UwQ.
On Thursday, October 3, 2013, Morrison & Foerster partner Anna Pinedo will participate in a complimentary Bloomberg Law Event entitled “Outlook on Securities—The JOBS Act”. The seminar will focus on the latest developments in JOBS Act rulemaking by the Securities and Exchange Commission. For more information about the event, and to register, please visit: http://about.bloomberglaw.com/events/outlook-on-securities-the-jobs-act/.
On Thursday, October 3, 2013, Morrison & Foerster partner Anna Pinedo will participate in an NYC Bar CLE conference. She will be speaking on a panel entitled “Compliance and New SEC Regulatory Opportunities for Private Equity Firms and the Ethical Implications” focusing on practical considerations and legal and compliance issues arising with general solicitation, crowdfunding… Continue Reading
On Wednesday, September 25, 2013, Anna Pinedo will participate in a complimentary Lexis Practice Advisor CLE seminar focusing on the JOBS Act. Ms. Pinedo will present on a panel entitled “The Impact of the JOBS Act on the Capital-Raising Process”, which will examine both the positive and negative implications of the JOBS Act and how… Continue Reading
Morrison & Foerster, together with Practical Law Company, presented a webcast on the new general solicitation rules. The webcast analyzed the impact of the SEC’s removal of the ban on general solicitation in certain private offerings that was required by the JOBS Act. The program also discussed conducting Regulation D and 144A offerings going forward,… Continue Reading
The SEC has scheduled a meeting for July 10, 2013 to consider the “bad actor” provisions that will be applicable for Rule 506 offerings (required by the Dodd-Frank Act), and the relaxation of the prohibition against general solicitation required under Title II of the JOBS Act. This teleconference on July 11th provided an overview of… Continue Reading
On Wednesday, July 10, the Securities and Exchange Commission will consider adopting amendments to its rules governing private placements of securities. The amendments will likely eliminate (a) the prohibition on general solicitation and general advertising for private placements to accredited investors under Rule 506 and (b) the prohibition on offers to non-qualified institutional buyers in… Continue Reading
On June 5, 2013, David Lynn will co-chair a Practising Law Institute program in New York City (with several groupcast locations, as well as a live webcast) entitled Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2013: Raising Capital in an Evolving Regulatory Environment. This year’s conference will consist of a number of sessions that… Continue Reading
The SEC’s Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies will be holding its next meeting on May 1, 2013. The Committee’s meeting will be open to the public and also will be webcast on the SEC’s site. It is anticipated that the Committee will continue its discussions regarding various JOBS Act related measures.
On April 15, 2013, Anna Pinedo will be chairing a one-day Practising Law Institute conference (live in New York City, with various groupcast locations, as well as live webcast) titled Private Placements and Other Financing Alternatives 2013. This year’s conference will feature a number of sessions addressing JOBS Act-related developments, including an update on the… Continue Reading
At the annual SEC Speaks held in Washington, DC on February 22, 2013, the SEC explained, justified, prodded, ruminated and complained. And, despite the threat of imminent staff cuts if sequestration sets in, the Commissioners and senior staff offered an ambitious program for the coming year. The proceedings were not without some color and controversy…. Continue Reading
At Practising Law Institute’s session, “The S.E.C. Speaks,” Commissioner Troy A. Paredes commented on the increased complexity of mandatory disclosures, and the increased quantity of disclosures. Paredes noted that, “The information overload concern is that investors will have so much information available to them that they will sometimes be unable to distinguish what is important… Continue Reading
Join Morrison & Foerster and IFLR for an update on the JOBS Act. The webcast will be held Thursday, March 7, from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST. Since the JOBS Act took effect in April 2012, the SEC has published many of the Act’s required studies, and released significant guidance concerning many of its… Continue Reading
Join Morrison & Foerster and PLI for a webcast on the JOBS Act. The webcast will be held Tuesday, January 8, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST. Since enactment of the JOBS Act in April 2012, the Staff of the Securities & Exchange Commission has published many of the required studies and released significant guidance… Continue Reading
The SEC recently announced the agenda for next week’s forum, which will be held on November 15, 2012. The morning sessions, which include JOBS Act implementation discussions, will be webcast. For more information about the forum and to pre-register in order to participate in the afternoon discussions, see http://www.sec.gov/news/press/2012/2012-221.htm.
On October 25, from 2:00-3:00pm ET, CFO Magazine will present a webcast entitled “JOBS Act: Benefits, Best Practices and Opportunities.” The JOBS Act changes many capital raising regulatory requirements with the goal of facilitating public and private offerings for small businesses. This webcast seeks to examine how the various provisions of the JOBS Act will… Continue Reading
The SEC announced this year’s “SEC Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation.” The all-day Forum will take place on Thursday, November 15th at the SEC Headquarters in Washington, D.C. As with the prior year’s event, the event will consist of several panel discussions followed by breakout groups in the afternoon. The two morning panels… Continue Reading
David Weild, Head of Capital Markets at Grant Thornton will be speaking during a Grant Thornton webcast about that same topic. The webcast, “The JOBS Act & tick sizes: Decimalization, public policy & the impact on banks,” will take place on October 25 from 3:00pm-4:30pm ET. The other panelists include Kendra Decker, Partner, SEC-Regulatory Matters at… Continue Reading
Join us for a JOBS Act Update. The seminar will be held at The Michelangelo in New York on Friday, September 21st, from 8:15am-10:00am. Want to attend? Click here. We invite you to join us for the first of our fall CLE series (note: new location). Our session will focus on developments related to the… Continue Reading