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|Will the IPO Market Keep Its Momentum?|
Gabor Garai; Foley & Lardner LLP;
June 10, 2014, previously published on June 5, 2014We’ve had a very active IPO market during the past year. A couple of reasons explain this phenomenon. First, institutional investors pulled back from the more risky initial public offerings after the crash of 2008. As the market recovered, the pension funds, mutual funds, and other...
|Primer On Virginia's Data Breach Law: Part One|
Christopher S. Colby; Vandeventer Black LLP;
June 9, 2014, previously published on June 2014Imagine that your laptop is stolen. Since you conduct all your business on it, you struggle to remember the last time you backed up your data, and agonize at the prospect of rebuilding weeks, months, and possibly years of files. As you contemplate the recovery of your business data, you should also...
|Primer On Virginia's Data Breach Law: Part Two|
Christopher S. Colby; Vandeventer Black LLP;
June 9, 2014, previously published on June 2014Recall from Part I of the Primer on Virginia's Data Breach Law that your laptop has been stolen, and you have concluded there has been a breach of security under Virginia's data breach law. You must now determine whom to notify, and this will depend on your relationship to the data. Individuals or...
|Making Privacy Practices Public: the California Attorney General’s New Guidelines Keep the Focus on the Consumer’s Perspective and New Disclosure Requirements|
Cynthia J. Larose, Jake Romero; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
|Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Held that Homebuyers could not Recover Damages for Emotional Distress from Security Company for Racially-Targeted Arsons perpetrated by an Employee|
Wayne C. Heavener; Semmes Bowen Semmes A Professional Corporation;
April 28, 2014, previously published on April 2014In Antonio v. SSA Security, Inc., the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held that homebuyers who had not yet closed on their houses could not recover damages for emotional distress from a security company hired to protect their homes, even though the homebuyers’ houses...
|FTC and DOJ Issue Antitrust Policy Statement on Sharing Cybersecurity Information|
Robert P. Davis, Lisa Jose Fales, Jason R. Wool; Venable LLP;
April 22, 2014, previously published on April 2014On April 10, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a policy statement clarifying that the Agencies "do not believe that antitrust is - or should be - a roadblock to legitimate cybersecurity information sharing." But while the policy statement may...
|Regulators Issue Annual Priorities Letters for Broker-Dealers|
Russell M. Fecteau, Amy Natterson Kroll, Michael R. Weissmann; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
January 30, 2014, previously published on January 17, 2014On January 2, 2014, FINRA issued its annual letter to member firms outlining its 2014 Regulatory and Examination Priorities (the “FINRA Letter”). A week later, on January 9, the SEC issued its own letter (the “SEC Letter”). While both regulators are quick to note that the...
|Canadian Mining Industry Calls for Mandatory Disclosure of Payments to Government|
Robert N. Black, Graham Erion, John Munnis; Davis LLP;
January 24, 2014, previously published on January 17, 2014Canada’s two largest mining industry groups, the Mining Association of Canada (“MAC”) and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (“PDAC”), joined by two civil society transparency groups (together, the “Working Group”) released their final...
|SEC and FINRA Publish 2014 Examination Priorities for Broker-Dealers|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
January 23, 2014, previously published on January 17, 2014On January 9, 2014, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published its 2014 examination priorities (SEC Letter), just one week after the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) published its 2014 regulatory and examination priorities for FINRA members (FINRA Letter). With the...
|Change to Ontario’s Capital Raising Exemptions on the Horizon for 2014|
Gregory Hogan, Alexandra Iliopoulos, Joel McElravy; Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP;
January 23, 2014, previously published on January 17, 2014The Ontario Securities Commission (the “OSC”) has announced it will publish for comment in the first quarter of 2014 the following proposed capital raising prospectus exemptions (the “proposed exemptions”):