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    OCTOBER 2016
     
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    IN THIS ISSUE
     
    Welcome from the Chair
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    49th Annual Securities Regulation Seminar Fast Approaching
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    2016-2017 Officers Appointed
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    New Finders Exemption Awaiting Final Regulations
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    Enhance Your Practice
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    Law Firm Memos
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    The Business and Corporations Law Section eNews
    is published by the Business and Corporations Law Section

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

    Peter M. Menard


    Business and Corporations Executive Committee Officers:

    Barry Burten, Chair
    James Coupe, Vice Chair/Treasurer
    Candice Choh, Chair Marketing and Membership
    Theresa Leets,  Co-Chair Programming
    Peter M. Menard, Co-Chair Programming
    Katherine Blair,  Secretary

    Members:
    Kevin L. Finch
    Arash Khalili

    Corporate Law Departments Section Representative
    Lois M. Jacobs

    Barristers Liaison
    Jason R. Parnell

    Department of Business Oversight Liaison
    Theresa Leets

     



     
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    Welcome from the Chair
     
    Welcome to the inaugural issue of LACBA's Business and Corporations Section's e-newsletter. I am this year's Chair of the Executive Committee of the Business and Corporations Section. READ MORE
     
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    49th Annual Securities Regulation Seminar
     
    49th Annual Securities Regulation Seminar Fast Approaching

    The 49th Annual Securities Regulation Seminar which is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Business and Corporations Section and the Securities and Exchange Commission, and co-sponsored by the California Department of Business Oversight and FINRA, will be held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles on Friday, October 21, 2016.

    For more information about the seminar click here.

     
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    2016-2017 Officers Appointed
     

    The Board of Trustees of LACBA has announced the following officers of the Business and Corporations Section for the 2016—2017 bar year:

    • Barry Burten, Chair
    • James Coupe, Vice Chair/Treasurer
    • Candice Choh, Chair Marketing and Membership
    • Theresa Leets,  Co-Chair Programming
    • Peter M. Menard, Co-Chair Programming
    • Katherine Blair,  Secretary
     
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    New Finders Exemption Awaiting Final Regulations
     

    A new statutory exemption for "finders" from the California securities broker-dealer registration requirements took effect earlier this year. READ MORE

     
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    Enhance Your Practice
     
    Enhance Your Practice: Join the Executive Committee of the Business and Corporations Section

    The Executive Committee of the Business and 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 cchoh@gibsondunn.com.

     
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    Law Firm Memos
     

    ISS Releases Results of Policy Survey for the 2017 Proxy Season
    Winston & Strawn LLP

    First SEC Enforcement Actions for Auditor Independence Failures Due to Close Personal Relationships
    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

    D&O Insurance: Five Things Your Company's Policy Might Cover Which Could Surprise You
    McGuireWoods LLP

    Considering a Shareholder Engagement Policy – The What, Why and How
    Chapman and Cutler LLP

    One Year Later: The Yates Memo, False Claims Act and Director & Executive Liability
    McDermott Will & Emery

    The Ethics of Representing Founders
    CLS Blue Sky Blog

    Proposed Regulations Will Significantly Impact the Valuation of Interests in Many Family-controlled Entities
    Dentons

    DOL joins SEC in attack on severance agreement clauses
    Baker & Hostetler LLP

    Recurring Issues in Accounting for Litigation Contingencies
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

    Lessons Unlearned: Franchise and Independent Contractor Agreements Can Be Kiss of Death
    Pepper Hamilton LLP

    Proxy Access Update – Momentum Continues to Build in 2016
    Sidley Austin LLP

    SEC Whistleblower Enforcement Actions Related to Severance Agreements
    Ropes & Gray LLP

     

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