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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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