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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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