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Save the Date: Corporate Law Departments Section Upcoming Roundtable Dinners
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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


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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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