OCTOBER 2017
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    Free Webinar: Social Media and Corporate Disclosure – Regulation FD in Today’s Digital World – Register Now
    Save the Date: Corporate Law Departments Section Upcoming Roundtable Dinners
    Save the Date: LACBA Barristers Upcoming Events
    Enhance Your Practice
    Law Firm Memos
    The Business and Corporations Law Section eNews
    is published by the Business and Corporations Law Section

    Theresa Leets
    Department of Business Oversight

    Peter M. Menard
    Sheppard Mullin

    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


    Candice S. Choh
    Arash Khalili
    Scott Lochner
    Alex Voxman

    Corporate Law Departments Section Representative
    Lois M. Jacobs

    Barristers Liaison
    Sarah Kelly-Kilgore


    Free Webinar
    Social Media and Corporate Disclosure - Regulation FD in Today's Digital World - Register Now
    Co-sponsored by LACBA

    Register now for this free 2017 Hot Topics webinar to be held Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

    Save the Date


    Corporate Law Departments Section Upcoming Roundtable Dinners

    Save the dates for the 2018 Corporate Law Roundtable Dinners on January 18, February 1, February 15 and March 1.

    The General Counsel Roundtable provides an opportunity for senior corporate counsel to discuss topics of importance to business lawyers.
    Topics include:

    • Employment law update
    • Technology, Privacy and Cybersecurity
    • Ethics issues for in-house counsel
    • Litigation and Supreme Court agenda

    Participation is limited to in-house lawyers who are senior counsel or equivalent corporate counsel of a corporation, municipality, or other business.

    For more information contact Linda D. Barker at

    Save the Date

    LACBA Barristers Upcoming Events

    Join the LACBA Barristers for a social event from 6-9pm on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Drago Centro (525 S. Flower St., Los Angeles, CA 90071). Come enjoy the hosted bar and mix and mingle with other attorneys and professionals in Downtown Los Angeles. Non-LACBA members and non-attorneys are encouraged to attend. Entrance and parking with validation are free. Early arrival is suggested. We look forward to seeing you there!

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

    The Executive Committee of the Business and Corporations Law 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

    Law Firm Memos

    PwC’s 2017 Annual Corporate Directors Survey shows directors “clearly out of step” with institutional investors on social issues
    Cooley LLP

    CAMs are here! SEC approves new PCAOB standard to enhance auditor’s reports
    Cooley LLP

    SEC proposes amendments to modernize and simplify Reg S-K
    Cooley LLP

    4 Ways to Screw Up a Vote
    Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

    SEC Proposes to Modernize and Simplify Public Company Disclosures
    O’Melveny & Myers LLP

    Breaching the D&O Firewall: The Rise of Cybersecurity Regulations for Businesses and the Future Effects on D&O Insurance
    White and Williams LLP

    Leaving the Contractual Term “Voting Power” Undefined Could Be Risky Business
    Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

    ISS Seeks Comment on Updated Policies Including Gender Pay Gap
    Stinson Leonard Street LLP

    California's "New Employee Leave Act" Will Impact Small Businesses
    Stinson Leonard Street LLP

    New California Law Bans Salary History Questions
    Stinson Leonard Street LLP

    Chancery Court Partially Grants Books and Records Request
    K&L Gates LLP

    FAQs about Regulation A+ Securities Offerings
    Bass, Berry & Sims

    California and Virtual Annual Meetings
    Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP

    What Every Delaware Unicorn Needs To Know About The California General Corporation Law
    Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP

    The Law and Economics of the “Special” Problem of Corporate Philanthropy

    An Unintended Space Can Render a Financing Statement Seriously Misleading – At Least in Wisconsin!
    Cogency Global Inc.

    Consider Whether the Promise of a Bird in the Hand is Better Than Two in the Bush
    Proskauer Rose LLP

    Update: Purchase Price Adjustment Disputes: Drafters Continue to Beware
    Dechert LLP

    Practice Pointers on Choosing Standards: "Commercially Reasonable Efforts," "Best Efforts" and Similar Standards
    Morrison & Foerster

    California’s Countdown to Legal Cannabis: Facing Regulatory and Permitting Uncertainty
    Morrison & Foerster

    Non-GAAP Explained
    Morrison & Foerster

    Insured v. Insured Exclusion in Directors and Officers Policies
    Squire Patton Boggs

    Hamburger Hell for a Celebrity Chef: Another LLC Deadlock Takes its Toll
    Holland & Knight LLP

    Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC — Supreme Court to Soon Consider Corporate Liability under the Alien Tort Statute
    Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing PLL

    SAFEs: The (Not So) Simple Agreement for (Potential) Future Equity
    Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.



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