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FEBRUARY 2018
 
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IN THIS ISSUE
 
Free Webinar:  Fundamentals of Cannabis Law – Register Now
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Save the Date: Upcoming Business & Corporations Section Programs
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It was a Success!! Business & Corporations Section Mixer
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Save the Date: Corporate Law Departments Section Upcoming Roundtable Dinners
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Save the Date: California Lawyers Association Sponsors Event for Young Lawyers
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Enhance Your Practice
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Law Firm Memos
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The Business & Corporations Section eNews
is published by the Business & Corporations Law Section

Editors:
Theresa Leets
Department of Business Oversight
Theresa.Leets@dbo.ca.gov

Peter M. Menard
Sheppard Mullin PMenard@sheppardmullin.com


Business and Corporations Executive Committee Officers:

Katherine Blair, Co-Chair
Peter M. Menard, Co-Chair
Harumi Hata, Vice Chair, Membership
Roger Loomis, Vice Chair, Membership
Barry Burten, Vice Chair, Programs
Theresa Leets, Vice Chair, Programs
James Coupe, Treasurer and Council of Sections Liaison
Mark Hiraide, Secretary

 

Members:
Candice S. Choh
Arash Khalili
Scott Lochner
Alex Voxman

Corporate Law Departments Section Representative
Lois M. Jacobs

Barristers Liaison
Sarah Kelly-Kilgore

 

 
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Free Webinar
 
Free Webinar: Cannabis Law Fundamentals - Register Now
Co-sponsored by LACBA

Register now for this free 2018 Hot Topics webinar to be held Wednesday, March 21, 2018. This program will provide an overview of the regulations of commercial cannabis operations in California.

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Save the Date

 

Save the Date: Upcoming Business & Corporations Section Programs

Save the date for the upcoming programs to be held on Thursday, April 12 and Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

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It was a Success!!

 

It was a Success!! Business & Corporations Section Mixer

On February 8, the Business & Corporations Section held a mixer in West LA. Everyone had a great time networking and meeting other attorneys who have a passion for practicing business law in Los Angeles. With this success under our belt, the Business & Corporations Section plans to hold another mixer in downtown LA (that’s DTLA for those in the “know”) in the coming months. Keep your eyes and ears open for the date and details. We hope to see you there!

 
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Save the Date

 

Save the Date: Corporate Law Departments Upcoming Roundtable Dinners

Save the dates for the 2018 In-House Counsel Roundtable Dinners on March 15 and April 12, 2018.

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Save the Date

 

Save the Date: California Lawyers Association Sponsors Event for Young Lawyers

The Business Law Section of the California Lawyers Association will present an event for young lawyers on Friday, March 30, 2018, in Century City. The event is free, will offer up to 2.0 hours of CLE credit and a reception following the presentation.

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Enhance Your Practice
 
Join the Executive Committee of the Business & Corporations Section

The Executive Committee of the Business & Corporations Section is seeking new members. Membership on the Executive Committee is a terrific forum to network with your fellow corporate law practitioners across the city. Membership on the committee affords unique opportunities to participate in the creation of law in your practice area, to get to know and be known by other practitioners, to work with the recognized leaders in your field, and to stay on the cutting edge of developments and practice techniques.

For further information on the Section, click here.

If you are interested, please contact hhata@buchalter.com.

 
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Law Firm Memos
 

Nasdaq Proposes Changes to Shareholder Approval Rules for Private Placements
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Human Trafficking Raises Corporate Liability Concerns for the Hospitality Industry
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Distinguishing Between Urgency and Importance on the Board of Directors
Fredrikson & Byron P.A.

SEC Chairman Says Dodd-Frank Rulemaking Will Proceed
Fredrikson & Byron P.A.

Audit Committee and Auditor Oversight Update
Baker McKenzie

House Passes Reforms to Curb ADA Lawsuit Abuse
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

CFIUS Reform: A Primer on the Key Changes Under Consideration
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Supreme Court Rules that the Dodd-Frank Act’s Whistleblower Protections Apply Only to Individuals Who Report to the SEC
Winston & Strawn LLP

California Court Determines Gig-Economy Drivers Are Independent Contractors
Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Not So Funny Things That Can Happen on the Way to Your Contractually Selected Forum
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

HSR Act Filing Threshold, Civil Penalty Maximum, and Interlocking Directorate Threshold Revisions
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Summary of State Crowdfunding Regulations
Morrison & Foerster LLP

Should You Form a Social Purpose Corporation?
Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Heads Up for the 2018 Proxy Season: ISS Debuts E&S QualityScore
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Court of Chancery Holds There Must be a Gap in Agreement for an Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing
K&L Gates LLP

Corporate Governance Update: BlackRock's Sense of Purpose
Hunton & Williams LLP

Raising the Bar on Class Action Certifications in California
Hunton & Williams LLP

Proxy Access: Game Over?
TheCorporateCounsel.net

Federal Reserve Takes Severe and Unprecedented Action Against Wells Fargo: Implications for Directors of All Public Companies
Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation

Beware ICO Lawyers: As Regulatory Gatekeepers, You’re the Next SEC Target
The D&O Diary

Three Women on Every Board! That's Progress?
TheCorporateCounsel.net

California Bill Would Mandate Gender Quotas For Publicly Traded Companies
Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP

Auditor Independence: Trouble Brewing?
TheCorporateCounsel.net

Six Accountants Charged with Using Leaked Confidential PCAOB Data in Quest to Improve Inspection Results for KPMG
U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission

In light of the recent fraud charges against audit firm partners and the PCAOB, what questions should audit committees ask their outside auditors?
Cooley

Five Easy Tips to Help Ensure Your Company's Arbitration Agreement is Enforceable
Buchalter

 

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