The growing use of social media has created challenges for federal securities regulators, who must enforce antifraud rules that were written at a time when the prevailing technology was the newspaper. This Guide summarizes how federal regulation of securities has evolved in the face of the growing use of social media by investors, securities issuers,… Continue Reading
Introducing MoFoMobl$™, Morrison & Foerster’s first mobile app dedicated to the Mobile Payments industry. This new resource delivers a regulatory overview of key issues and considerations, access to timely alerts and articles, and a weekly news digest on market developments. Users have one-touch access to each resource using MoFoMobl$’s user-friendly interface on their mobile device…. Continue Reading
The Division of Investment Management provided additional guidance for advisers using social media. Read our recent alert http://www.mofo.com/files/Uploads/Images/140404-Use-of-Social-Media-by-Investment-Advisers.pdf.
The SEC Staff’s recently released Report on Review of Disclosure Requirements in Regulation S-K, which was required by Section 108 of the JOBS Act, provides a starting point for revisiting broader issues regarding SEC disclosure. While the JOBS Act mandated that the study review Regulation S-K in the context of the new class of issuers… Continue Reading
Download the 2014 eBook version of MoFo’s FAQs (updated for the JOBS Act and other developments) and you’ll have answers to the most frequently asked questions about securities offerings, securities filings, etc. on your iOS, Kindle, Android or Nook device. Imagine that – the power of MoFo at your fingertips, in an easily searchable format…. Continue Reading
The Treasury Department is seeking information about leading innovators using technology to promote capital formation, and address the capital-raising challenges of small and emerging companies. Read the blog post and provide a submission at: http://www.treasury.gov/connect/blog/Pages/Let-Us-Know-About-Innovators-and-Leaders-in-Small-Business-Financing.aspx
We think the attached chart (available here: http://www.mofo.com/files/Uploads/Images/130411-Issuer-Financial-Statements-In-Registration-Statements.pdf) is a simple way to keep track of the basic financial statements that different filers must include in SEC registration statements. For more specific guidance, go to Regulation S-X and the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance’s Financial Reporting Manual, which is now updated regularly.
IFLR recently published The JOBS Act Quick Start, a book authored by David Lynn and Anna Pinedo, which is available online here: http://www.mofo.com/files/Uploads/Images/130200-JOBS-Act.pdf. We also invite you to request hard copies of the book for free for you and your colleagues by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Morrison & Foerster is seeking nominations for the 2013 Regulatory Innovation Award. Morrison & Foerster established the award in 2008 through the Burton Foundation to honor an academic or non-elected public official whose innovative ideas have made a significant contribution to the discourse on regulatory reform in the areas of corporate governance and executive compensation,… Continue Reading
Knowledge is power, and now, with the eBook version of MoFo’s FAQs, you can be even more powerful. We’ve taken our popular FAQs containing questions and answers about securities offerings, securities filings, etc. and created an ebook that you can download on your iOS, Kindle, Android or Nook device and readily access and search. Imagine… Continue Reading
The “IPO On-Ramp” in Title I of the JOBS Act is the latest installment in efforts over the past several years aimed at easing the transition to public company status for newly public companies. Prior to these efforts, newly public companies were faced with the often daunting task of having to comply with all of… Continue Reading
Welcome to the MoFo Jumpstarter blog, where we will cover the implementation of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. It was signed into law by President Obama on April 5, 2012. In over two months since enactment of the JOBS Act, we have observed a whole new process for conducting initial public offerings by… Continue Reading